What is the MLS?

The MLS is a listing service that helps real estate agents and brokers reach other real estate agents to find home listings that might be of interest to their buyers.
Our flat fee MLS Virginia service provides you a way to use the MLS service for your FSBO listing.
MLS listings contain a huge amount of information on each home that can be filtered and sorted to narrow down the best homes for buyers to focus on.

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The MLS was developed by realtors to be able to facilitate real estate sales between agents and make more properties accessible to show to their buyers.
Today much of the MLS database information is made available to the general public, so an MLS listing is vital to getting your home seen and found by your potential buyers.

MLS databases are private and paid for by realtors. That’s why you still need the help of a listed agent such as us to get your home listed on the MLS.

The MLS is broken into area MLS databases. Realtors and brokers list in their own area MLS databases.
Of course, although a home is listed in its appropriate database, it is broadly available to be seen by anyone searching from anywhere, including from out of state.

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With my Flat Fee MLS listing, what database will my home be listed in?  The below are the MLS areas in Virginia covered by our listing service.


If you need more information to find where your home would be listed, use one of the comprehensive lists below:


As you would expect, MLS areas are divided geographically. Which MLS database your home listing would be set up in depends on where you live.

These are databases in our area available to you for your FSBO listing:

  • BRIGHT - Northern Virginia, MD, DC and surrounding areas

  • REIN - Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads, etc.

  • WAAR - Williamsburg and surrounding areas

  • CVR - Richmond area

  • RV - Roanoke Valley area

  • HRAR - Harrisonburg and Rockingham

  • CAAR - Charlottesville area

  • CBRAR - Chesapeake Bay Rivers Association

  • ESAR - Eastern Shore (We do not cover ESAR MLS but we can put you in the REIN MLS)

  • NRV - New River Valley area

  • LAR - Lynchburg City

  • CAR - Ocean City Maryland
     

Ready to list your home for sale? Want to pay a lot less than full real estate commission?
Sign up here for one of our Flat Fee MLS Listing/For Sale by Owner (FSBO) packages.