MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is a database used by real estate agents to share information about properties for sale. It allows agents to easily find and share information about properties with other agents who may have interested buyers. The MLS database typically includes information such as property details, pricing, and photos.
In the United States and Canada, the MLS is generally operated by local or regional real estate associations. To access the MLS database, an agent must be a member of the association and pay any associated fees.
When a property is listed on the MLS, it becomes available to all members of the association, increasing its exposure to potential buyers. This can help to generate more interest in the property and potentially result in a faster sale.