As a Licensed Realtor, two of my most powerful tools are the ‘Realtors Association of Lake & Sumter Counties’ (RALSC) and the ‘Mid Florida Regional MLS’. They were created to help Real Estate Agents and Brokers find their clients the perfect home and also to help advertise home listings.
These multiple listing services are a collection of private databases used by real estate brokers who agree to share their listing agreements with one another to locate ready, willing and able buyers for properties more quickly than they could on their own.
So what advantages does a multiple listing service offer to the consumer?
As a seller, you can expose your property to thousands of potential buyers you would otherwise never reach.
As a buyer, you enjoy the benefit of instant access to listings that match specified criteria, beyond price range and location. Maybe you want to see homes with a big yard, a garage and a lake view, or homes in a certain school district or close to public transportation.
Many multiple listing service sites can also tell you how much you should expect to pay in real estate taxes, mortgage payments, and utilities on a particular property.
These services have saved everyone involved in real estate transactions — buyers, sellers and their agents — time and legwork in sorting through the millions of properties on the market.
Hyatt Realty Inc is an active member of the Realtors Association of Lake & Sumter Counties (RALSC) and the Mid Florida Regional MLS.