Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Rhode Island MLS

Rhode Island MLS
Searching RI Multi Listings Service - What to know!
By Emilio DiSpirito IV

When searching for your next home, especially in a seller's market where homes are selling sometimes within hours after being posted, it is essential to get the latest listings to your email before other consumers!!

Buyers working with a Rhode Island Realtor who understand the new MLS software can allow you instant access to their MLS program where you will be notified as soon as a listing hits the market.

First off, what exactly is MLS and what does it mean? MLS stands for Multi Listings Service and is the lifeblood of the real estate market. This is a site that only Realtors have access to and every home listed by a licensed real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of Realtors is entered into this system.

What about real estate search sites? Sites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor and Homes are connected to the MLS through the IDX or Internet Data Exchange where the information is lagged sometimes by hours and even days. In addition, the information going from one platform to another is not always accurate.

As a first time home buyer or any home buyer, how do you get access to your local RI MLS? By teaming up with a local real estate professional who understands the latest software, you can see all of the latest homes that hit the market. For instant access in RI or MA, you can either call 401-359-2338 or email emiliodiv@gmail.com.

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