What is the Multiple Listing Service?
The MLS is a contractual membership service that lists the attributes and description of your home on the internet in a searchable format accessed by Realtors. Other search engines on the internet also access a limited amount of this information, like Realtor.com, Homes.com, Zillow.com, Trulia, Yahoo, AOL and others. It is an essential tool that you can only have access to if you list with a Realtor that belongs to the local MLS. Carolyn belongs to three MLS systems, Victor Valley Multiple Listing Service (Phelan, Pinon Hills, Apple Valley, Victorville, Hesperia, Barstow, Spring Valley Lake,Baldy Mesa, Silver Lakes, Summit Valley,Oro Grande Lucerne Valley, Helendale, El Mirage or Wrightwood ) and the California Regional Multiple Listing Service. With our office, you are getting twice the exposure for your home. Along with listing the home and its attributes, the members of the MLS also have an electronic code that is able to access the lockbox on your property. This lockbox records the number and identity of each code that is entered into the box, giving us an accessible record of who showed your house and when they showed it. We can then contact these Realtors for feedback on how well their clients liked the home. We believe this is a great tool to assess our success in marketing and showing your property. You still specify in the MLS listing any limitations to showing your home, for example if it will not be able to be shown in the evening hours, or if you have pets to watch out for. But try and keep these limitations to a minimum, as so to not limit the number of showings your home has.