The acronym "M.L.S." is an everyday term in the real estate industry. So what exactly is the MLS?
On a basic level, the MLS is database of all of the properties available for sale and represented by a real estate agent in a given area. The MLS also creates the framework by which agents agree to cooperate and compensate one another. There is also a high level of supervision by the system administrators, which provides accuracy, professionalism and thereby reducing fraud.
With the emergence of search sites like Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com, the consumer has been empowered with valuable information, which is important. The key thing for home buyers and sellers to know is that these sites don't always have the most up-to-date or accurate information.
If you are thinking of selling you will get the most exposure possible by being represented by an agent, who will place your home on the MLS once it is listed with that brokerage. Agents have buyers waiting for new listings to hit the market daily and your home could literally be viewed by thousands of buyers within just a few moments of being put up on the MLS!
If you are thinking about buying, you will find the most up to date listings available in the Kenosha and Racine county areas with us at Cove Realty. Contact us so we can get you set up to receive the latest listings, so you aren't being disappointed when you drive by a home only to find it already has an offer pending on it! Call our office at 262-658-8030 today or drop us an email!