Ed's Chesprocott Region Blog: Connecticut Realtors to Have One Statewide MLS

Connecticut Realtors to Have One Statewide MLS

Connecticut Realtors to Have One Statewide MLS

While it not mean a great deal to many agents in the State of CT, the merger of the 2 largest MLS systems in the state will greatly assist agents working in the western end of the state as well as most of New Haven county.

It has been argued for years and for those agents that have sales territories on the fringe of these boards, it has been a matter of being a member of both boards in order to get best exposure for clients. Double entries into the system, double efforts when working to complete a CMA as not all listings were covered by both bards.

The complaint has been the system used by each board was not the best available. A sense that there was no need to merge due to feelings that it would dilute the quality of the listings presented and have agents not familiar with the area coming in to grab a sale and not be familiar with the area and the client would suffer. So many excuses and so little hope.

 

That will now be a thing of the past as the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (CTMLS), and the Greater Fairfield County CMLS (GFC CMLS) together representing over 17,000 real estate professionals in Connecticut, will merge to form one MLS that will be called SmartMLS.

The system will merge in early summer 2017 and will result in savings to those agents that currently belong to both systems. Ultimately the consumer will be the greater beneficiary of the merge with better access to values by their agents and broader exposure to their listings.


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Comment balloon 13 commentsEd Silva • March 14 2017 12:16PM

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Good morning, Ed Silva a state wide MLS is wonderful.... it allows me to market in search of land via pulbic record for land owners in any town within the state...I use it every month...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 4 months ago

I agree that one statewide MLS is the way to go, for both consumers and agents. I hope it provides many benefits to you in your business, Ed.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA (RE/MAX Professional Associates, with offices in Sturbridge, Charlton, Auburn, Spencer, and Shrewsbury) 4 months ago

Ed,

And they named it very well as Smart MLS.  Glad to hear it as it will be an advantage to all.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) 4 months ago

Barbara Todaro  For me it will be helpful as I am right on the transition line and have been a member of both boards for years. Now I will only need to enter a listing once and all the sales are available on one system to do a CMA.

Kathryn Acciari  It will be a great move for many

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) 4 months ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  It took a lot of people a lot of years to get smart so it's appropriate

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) 4 months ago

Good morning Ed. How wonderful. In New Jersey where I practiced there were so many MLS systems. Each was privately owned and agents paid the price. I actually belonged to four. How unnecessary and costly.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 4 months ago

Thanks for providing your local real estate information with us today

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (Real Estate and Beyond, LLC) 4 months ago

It's a good thing that both are merging Ed Silva. Besides saving money it will make it easier for agents and buyers in their search, 

Posted by Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA) 4 months ago

That is great news for those Connecticut Realtors Ed. I am sure they are looking forward to this change for the better.

Posted by Karen Hellier, Freelance Writer for Professionals, North Georgia (Freelance Writer) 4 months ago

Ed good to see that the Realtors that identify more with NY than CT have finally come to their senses and agreed to just one board.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 4 months ago

We have one large MLS in Middle TN and Southern KY. It does work for the good of the consumers and sellers. You will like it.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional) 4 months ago

We have several Ed in our area. Glad it is a positive change for your selling area!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR® (Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South) 4 months ago

Good morning Ed.  I wish that some of the associations in Florida would wake up and merge their MLS systems.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 3 months ago

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