Real Estate: Are Multiple Listing Services Ready to Compete for Consumers?

With the rise of consumer-facing real estate sites such as, Zillow and Trulia, it seems only natural that Multiple Listing Services would break out from behind the Realtor and brokerage firewalls, and provide truly local, for-profit real estate sites, complete with advertising and features. Houston Area Realtors has been perhaps the most prominent MLS […]

Largest MLS Launches Consumer-Facing Real Estate Portal

Multiple Listing Services are generally seen as technologically backward sites restricted to Realtors. But this may change, if a new consumer-facing model takes off. Specifically, Local Matters, the social media vendor launched by MapQuest founder Perry Evans, has teamed with MRIS, the mega-MLS based in the DC Metro area, to launch The site is […]