Member News: The International MLS [IMLS] Secures First MLS Partner
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Posted by: CMLS
Boca Raton, Fla. — After years of development, the International MLS [IMLS] announced that its IMLS-MLS partner program has been successfully introduced in the U.S. with Hawaii Information Service [HIS] becoming its first participating MLS. HIS will now offer its brokers and agents international exposure and access through the IMLS.
“We are so pleased to have Hawaii Information Service as our first U.S. MLS partner,” says IMLS CEO/Founder and California broker Dr. Daniel Nussbaum. “We are delighted that HIS sees that the IMLS offers a complete global solution providing an international marketing presence that is easy and affordable, while providing their agents with additional opportunities to increase their income.”
“We will now be able to bring more than 1 million listings in 75 countries to USA agents to the agents and brokers in Kauai and Hawaii Island in a very affordable way, as a lead capture tool for agents to earn referral commissions on properties outside their own local markets,” Nussbaum continued. “Additionally, this will enable all of their own listings to be on agent and broker sites across the U.S. and around the world automatically, as well as on the www.TheIMLS.com global portal.”
The IMLS-MLS partner program epitomizes the entire approach taken by The IMLS, aimed at strengthening the MLS system in the U.S. along with providing global listing delivery for agents and brokers. The IMLS requires U.S. agents to enter their listings into their local MLS first — with no ‘For Sale By Owner’ or pocket listings allowed — keeping the real estate market in the hands of true professionals.
“In addition to requiring U.S. listings to first be in the local MLS, there will be no advertising other agents on a personal member’s listing page, and only that listing agent member will receive the lead,” Nussbaum said.
“Real estate is increasingly international, and this is certainly the case in Hawaii, a market that draws buyers and investors from Asia, North America, and around the world,” says HIS President & CEO Faith Geronimo. “We’re excited to make the IMLS available to our members as a way to reach beyond our shores, and to also demonstrate the value of the data syndication dashboard that we’ve built into our MLS, ultimately giving brokers control over where their listings are distributed.”
About The International MLS [IMLS]™
The International MLS [IMLS] is a real estate technology company with a global portal and products platform serving agents, brokers, associations, developers, buyers and sellers around the world. Based in Boca Raton Florida, The IMLS has more than 1 million listings in 75 countries available in 90 languages and The IMLS enables agents to have these listings for their own websites. The IMLS empowers all agents and brokers to display international property listings knowing that commissions can be made on any sale which is generated by their IMLS search through referral agreements with other agents around the world. More information about The International MLS [IMLS] and all its services can be found on http://www.theimls.com.
About Hawaii Information Service
Hawaii Information Service is a Honolulu-based technology firm serving real estate professionals on Kauai and Hawaii Island, as well as businesses across the state and beyond. Founded in 1984, HIS today also provides public records data, websites, and other online marketing services. Its homegrown MLS system, REsearch, was built from the ground up to seamlessly incorporate both MLS and public records and tax data, and is a powerful tool that is now used by businesses across many industries. The latest version of the system, Research 6, was released in 2015, bringing significant enhancements and making its features accessible across all major platforms, including mobile devices.
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