After a Successful Venture as Wholesale Vendor, Canopy MLS Announces Consolidation with the MLS of Catawba Valley

September 17, 2020

Contact: Kim McMillan, 704-940-3177

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Canopy MLS, a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of Canopy Realtor® Association, is pleased to announce the consolidation of the MLS of Catawba Valley (MLSCV). The consolidation was completed with an effective date of August 31, 2020.

Since August 2017, Canopy MLS has operated as the wholesale vendor for the MLS of Catawba Valley, providing core MLS services, training and support for subscribers who serve buyers and sellers in the Hickory-Lenoir area of North Carolina.

The consolidation of MLSCV allows some 630 subscribers to continue to receive more robust and streamlined services, access to improved products, standardized data feeds, more exposure for sellers, and increased options for buyers, all from a single source.

2020 MLSCV President Cat McCrary said, “Over the past three years our members have enjoyed a partnership with Canopy MLS that provided us with greater access to technology and resources. We are excited about the wealth of possibilities this new chapter holds. This consolidation ensures our members can continue to compete in today’s rapidly changing industry and real estate market.”

Canopy MLS, which has approximately 19,300 subscribers, is the private cooperative Realtors® use for access to thousands of residential listings in a multicounty service area that includes the 16-county Charlotte region, the 13-county Asheville region, and now the four-county Catawba Valley region.

2020 Canopy Realtor® Association/Canopy MLS President John Kindbom notes, “Consolidation is not new across our industry or for Canopy MLS, as just last year we welcomed new subscribers from the MLS of Salisbury/Rowan, Burke County MLS, McDowell County MLS and Piedmont Regional MLS. We applaud these MLSs for being forward-thinking and for their desire to better serve their members. Ultimately, this type of alliance strengthens our MLS as well as helps our brokers realize greater cost savings and standardization of data across the industry.”

Once the consolidation is completed, the Canopy MLS Board of Directors will expand to include representatives from the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors®.

About Canopy MLS

Canopy MLS currently serves 12 Realtor® associations in 21 N.C. counties and three S.C. counties:

  • Canopy Realtor® Association (Mecklenburg, Iredell, Alexander, Haywood)
  • Union County Association of Realtors® (Union, Anson)
  • Gaston Association of Realtors® (Gaston)
  • Central Carolina Association of Realtors® (Cabarrus, Montgomery, Stanly)
  • Lincoln County Board of Realtors® (Lincoln)
  • Hendersonville Board of Realtors® (Henderson, Polk)
  • Land of the Sky Association of Realtors® (Buncombe, Madison, Transylvania)
  • Burke County Board of Realtors® (Burke)
  • McDowell Board of Realtors® (McDowell)
  • Salisbury/Rowan Association of Realtors® (Rowan)
  • Catawba Valley Association of Realtors® (Catawba, Caldwell)
  • Piedmont Regional Association of Realtors® (York, Lancaster, Chester)

However, the Canopy MLS service area includes any area where brokers can use Canopy MLS to effectively deliver service to clients and customers. Canopy MLS has listings in many other counties in addition to the ones listed above.

About Canopy Realtor® Association

Canopy Realtor® Association is a trade association that provides Realtors® with resources and services to conduct ethical, professional, successful and profitable businesses. The Association is the parent entity for Canopy MLS, Canopy Real Estate Institute, which is the official school of real estate for the Association, as well as the Canopy Housing Foundation, which serves as the charitable-arm of the Association.

For an interview with 2020 Association/Canopy MLS President John Kindbom, or 2020 MLSCV President Cat McCrary, please call Kim McMillan.

Canopy MLS is a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of Canopy Realtor® Association and is the private broker cooperative used by Realtors® to bring buyers and sellers together with access to thousands of residential listings in a multicounty service area, including Charlotte, the mountains area of North Carolina, South Carolina, and beyond.  Canopy MLS, which has 18,000 Subscribers, provides the most trustworthy, timely, accurate and complete property data along with proprietary tools for showings, market stats, predictive analytics, and more, used by its members to support consumers in their residential real estate transactions, whether selling, buying, investing or renting.

Original Publish Date: 9/17/2020