Access to MLS in All States
I found your article on reciprocity to be very informative and well written. Thank you.
I am the Broker of Record for a large company in San Diego, CA. It is my hope to be able to gain direct access to the MLS in all states (or as many states as possible.)
If I understand your article correctly, I would be able to do so if I had a broker’s license in Colorado, Maine, Mississippi or Virginia.
Is this correct?
If so, I should be able to join a local MLS in Florida (as an example) and, based on the reciprocity in any of these four states, I would be able to pay my MLS dues and get full access to their local MLS.
Is this correct?
Thank you so much!!
Broker of Record
Windermere Homes and Estates
Thanks for your question. Our real estate editor is out of town this week, but I will send him your question to reply to on his return.
Managing Editor, Fit Small Business
In order to get MLS access in a state you don’t live or work in, you need to be licensed there and join and pay dues to the local association. Unfortunately, I think you would need to reach out to each association in the areas you want to work to see what their policies are. For example you may be able to have access yourself, but not offer that access to agents who are associated with your brokerage.
Sorry if that’s not the direct answer you were looking for, but the last thing I would want to do is give you the wrong advice. A lot of grey areas here.
Best of luck.
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