November 1, 2019
Contact: Kim Walker, 704-940-3149
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Canopy MLS (formerly CarolinaMLS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Piedmont Regional Multiple Listing Service (PRMLS). The acquisition of PRMLS, which was previously owned and operated by Piedmont Regional Association of Realtors®, will be completed with an effective date of December 1, 2019.
Since 2009, PRMLS has been based in Rock Hill and served York, Chester and Lancaster counties. The acquisition will add several hundred listings to the Canopy MLS database.
2019 PRMLS President Colleen Coesens said, “After doing our due diligence, we’re excited about becoming part of Canopy MLS and see great benefits for our subscribers. The greater access to technology, tools and resources that Canopy MLS will provide in a rapidly-changing industry will help our brokers compete in today’s fast-paced real estate market.”
Canopy MLS has been growing regionally since 2017, acquiring the NC Mountains MLS in Asheville, and more recently has acquired MLSs in Rowan, Burke and McDowell counties. Combined, this growth accounts for nearly 17,400 subscribers as of Oct. 30.
2019 Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association/Canopy MLS President Brenda Hayden said, “We’re excited to have our colleagues in South Carolina join Canopy MLS and we look forward to bringing them the latest technology tools to better serve their clients. Across our industry, we’re seeing consolidation take hold. Ultimately this helps our brokers realize greater cost savings as well as standardization of data across the industry.”
Canopy MLS is the private cooperative Realtors® use for access to tens of thousands of residential listings in a 25-county service area, including Charlotte, the mountains area of North Carolina and South Carolina, and beyond.
Each day, thousands of real estate professionals count on Canopy MLS to:
- Provide reliable, up-to-date market information
- Facilitate cooperation
- Adhere to a set of norms and rules that make the market work
Additionally, Canopy MLS has been serving as a wholesale vendor for the MLS of Catawba Valley and its 600 subscribers in the Hickory/Catawba County and Lenoir/Caldwell County areas of western North Carolina since 2018.
For an interview with 2019 Association/Canopy MLS President Brenda Hayden, please contact Kim Walker. For an interview with 2019 Piedmont Regional MLS President Colleen Coesens, please call 803-329-2030.
Canopy MLS is operated by The Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association, a trade association that provides its more than 11,700 Realtor® members with the resources and services needed to conduct ethical, professional, successful and profitable businesses. The association is dedicated to being the region's primary resource for residential real estate information. Canopy MLS, which has approximately 17,400 subscribers, is the private cooperative Realtors® use for access to tens of thousands of residential listings in a multicounty service area, including Charlotte, the mountains area of North Carolina and South Carolina, and beyond.
Original Publish Date: 11/1/2019