CarolinaMLS Begins Providing Service to Multiple Listing Service of Catawba Valley, Inc.
Monday, March 5, 2018
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – The Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association, has officially started operating as the wholesale vendor for the Multiple Listing Service of Catawba Valley, Inc. (MLSCV).
As the wholesale MLS system vendor, CarolinaMLS now provides core services to MLSCV subscribers. These services include access to the MatrixTM MLS platform as well as multiple interactive real estate analysis tools and reports. MLSCV subscribers will now have access to new tools to build their business, including CoreLogic’s Realist tax data, the Statistical Analysis Model (SAM) and ShowingTime, plus MLS training and support services. Under this operating agreement both multiple listing services will maintain their distinct brands and their legal status as an MLS.
CarolinaMLS, which has approximately 15,000 subscribers, is the private cooperative Realtors® use for access to thousands of residential listings in a multicounty service area that includes Charlotte, the Piedmont and mountains areas of North and South Carolina, and beyond. MLSCV serves approximately 600 Realtors® in the Hickory/Catawba County and Lenoir/Caldwell County areas of western North Carolina.
CarolinaMLS successfully operated a similar wholesale vendor agreement for two years with the North Carolina Mountains MLS (NCMMLS), which had approximately 3,000 subscribers. NCMMLS chose to become part of CarolinaMLS on January 1, 2018.
2018 Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association/CarolinaMLS President Jason Gentry said, “We’re pleased to move forward with our service provider relationship with MLS of Catawba Valley. Innovative and collaborative arrangements like this are a win-win for our subscribers and their customers. Together, we have more buying and bargaining power with vendors while ultimately reducing costs for brokers.”
2018 Catawba Valley Association/MLSCV President Lois Leonard said, “With technology changing so quickly, our subscribers look forward to having access to shared data, new products, services and tools, as well as the training and support that CarolinaMLS will provide. Ultimately, this level of cooperation will allow us to be more relevant, efficient and sustainable and provide more value to homebuyers and sellers in the Hickory area.”
About the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors® and the Multiple Listing Service of Catawba Valley, Inc.
The Catawba Valley Association of Realtors® (CVAR) is a trade association that has a mission to serve its Realtor® members by strengthening their ability to conduct business ethically, professionally and successfully in the Hickory/Catawba Country and Lenoir/Caldwell County areas. Multiple Listing Service of Catawba Valley, Inc. (MLSCV) is a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of the CVAR, has approximately 600 members, and maintains and disseminates a database of homes, land and commercial properties to its members.
About Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS):
The Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association. The Association provides more than 10,000 Realtors® with the resources and services they need to conduct ethical, professional, successful and profitable businesses. The Association is dedicated to being the region’s primary resource for residential real estate information. The Association operates CarolinaMLS, which has more than 15,000 subscribers and is the private cooperative Realtors® use for access to tens of thousands of residential listings in a multicounty service area, including Charlotte, the Piedmont and Mountains areas of North Carolina and South Carolina, and beyond.
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