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CMLS believes in sharing the expertise of our members while advancing policies, best practices, and education as a foundation for tomorrow.  


Partnering With Data Consumers

Partnering With Data Consumers – A CMLS Best Practices White Paper addresses various components of data distribution, including definitions, API usage, listing equality, and measuring success. It also provides details to help educate MLS staff members and newcomers to real estate data. This white paper serves as a first step in understanding updated data distribution.


White Paper on NAR Policy Statement 7.42

CMLS has developed a white paper on NAR Policy Statement 7.42 in response to proposed revisions currently under consideration by the NAR Technology and Emerging Issues Advisory Board. 

As an organization that serves to advance multiple listing services through collaboration, we identified possible changes to the existing policy in order to further support and enrich the national conversation. Using feedback from our membership and Board of Directors to help facilitate discussion, we identified options and explored the benefits and implications of each. This resource is provided as a framework through which to contribute your market experience and expertise to the greater perspective. 

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