April 30, 2019
Contact: Kim Walker, 704-940-3149
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association, is pleased to announce that CarolinaMLS is now the primary MLS for Salisbury/Rowan Association of Realtors®. In March CarolinaMLS acquired the MLSs for Burke County Board of Realtors® and McDowell Board of Realtors®.
CarolinaMLS, which has approximately 16,300 subscribers, is the private cooperative Realtors® use for access to tens of thousands of residential listings in a multicounty service area, including Charlotte, the Piedmont and Mountain areas of North and South Carolina, and beyond.
“We’re excited about becoming part of CarolinaMLS and the wealth of possibilities this new alliance offers. We believe CarolinaMLS will provide our members with greater access to technology and resources,” said 2019 Salisbury/Rowan Association of Realtors® President Tom Bost.
CarolinaMLS offers multiple tools and training to equip Realtors® with the most up-to-date, accurate information to better serve their clients and compete in today’s rapidly changing real estate market.
“We’re excited to welcome our new MLS subscribers in Rowan, Burke and McDowell counties and look forward to providing the latest in technology, such as interactive real estate analysis tools and robust housing market reports,” said 2019 Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association/CarolinaMLS President Brenda Hayden.
MLS consolidation is happening across the real estate industry. Several years ago, there were more than 800 MLSs across the country; today there are fewer than 700. The benefits of consolidation include lower costs for brokers due to not having to join several MLSs, as well as standardized data feeds, rules and compliance.
CarolinaMLS currently serves 11 associations and 24 counties, but it accepts listings from anywhere within reason.
The Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association is a trade association that provides its more than 11,000 Realtor® members with the resources and services they need to conduct ethical, professional, successful and profitable businesses. The Association is dedicated to being the region's primary resource for residential real estate information. The Association operates the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS), which has more than 16,300 Subscribers and is the private cooperative Realtors® use for access to tens of thousands of residential listings in a multicounty service area, including Charlotte, the Piedmont and Mountains areas of North Carolina and South Carolina, and beyond.
Original Publish Date: 4/30/2019