The MLS stands for “Multiple Listing Service” and is the official Realtor’s database of all the homes that are currently on the market.
This is where all the local buyers agents go to find homes for sale for their buyers and 90% of buyers are working with a buyers agent to find a home.
If your home is not listed in the MLS you are missing out on the largest pool of buyers, which could seriously hinder the sale of your home AND prevent you from getting the most amount of money possible.
Please Note: As a home seller, you do not have access to the MLS directly, unless you either list your home with a real estate agent for a high listing commission or you can get access by purchasing one of our listing plans for a low flat fee.
About the Author: Kris Lippi is the owner of ISoldMyHouse.com, the broker of Get LISTED Realty and an official member of the Forbes Real Estate Council. He actively writes about real estate related topics such as buying and selling homes, how-to guides for around the house and home product recommendations. He has been featured in Inman, Readers Digest, Fox News, American Express, Fit Small Business, Policy Genius, Lending Tree, GoDaddy, Manta as well as other major websites. Read more about us here.