Who is Sharing Data?

Multiple Listing Services can share data lots of ways — but they’re not all created equal.

In a perfect world, California’s brokers and agents would be served by a consolidated MLS that offers access to every listing in the state. But given that it’s not the current state of affairs, it’s important to understand how data can and ought to be shared between MLSs.

 

At CRMLS, we believe a full reciprocal share, where listing data is comingled between MLSs and appears natively to MLS users, is the best arrangement for agents and brokers.

 

With a full data share, all rules for cooperation and compensation are the same, regardless of which MLS carries the original listing.

 

It’s also possible to simply place a link into another system within an MLS. In this scenario, you still need a user agreement to gain access to the other MLS’s data, and you must use whatever platform the other MLS uses. Rules for cooperation and compensation can be variable.

 

Perhaps the most common scenario for brokers is direct membership in multiple MLSs. This typically happens when the broker’s association doesn’t facilitate data sharing between MLSs, and simply relies on the broker to set up direct relationships with each MLS in their service areas.

 

With direct membership, brokers are responsible for aggregating MLS data to power their websites and marketing, and must train their agents to use different platforms. Rules for cooperation and compensation may vary.

 

There are dozens of other types of data share agreements between MLSs — but if they’re not designed as a full reciprocal share, each agreement can require users to jump through hoops like joining several MLSs or using different systems.

 

That’s why CRMLS believes that consolidation of MLSs makes sense for brokers and agents alike. There’s just no reason to put artificial barriers and extra expense in the way of doing business and serving customers.

CRMLS’ more than 81,000 members have the most comprehensive access to real estate data in California via a variety of data sharing agreements. Check out whom CRMLS is sharing data with today:

MAX-EBRD

Link in CRMLS • Matrix • Paragon

 

Alameda Association of REALTORS®

www.alamedaaor.org

 

Bay East Association of REALTORS®

www.bayeast.org

 

Berkeley Association of REALTORS®

www.berkeleyaor.com

 

Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®

www.ccartoday.com

 

West Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®

www.ccartoday.com

 

Delta Association of REALTORS®

www.deltaaor.com

 

Oakland Association of REALTORS®

www.oar.org

Joshua Tree Gateway Association of REALTORS®

Datashare w/ CRMLS • Rapattoni

 

Joshua Tree Gateway Association of REALTORS®

www.jtgar.com

Combined L.A. Westside — (CLAW)

Datashare w/ CRMLS • The MLS

 

Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS®

www.bhglaar.com

 

Malibu Association of REALTORS®

www.maliburealtors.org

 

Southwest Los Angeles Association of REALTORS®

www.southwest-losangeles-aor.org

CRIS Net Regional MLS — (CRIS)

Datashare w/ CRMLS • CRIS Net MLS 

 

Southland Regional Association of REALTORS®

www.srar.com

CRMLS — (CRMLSM, CRMLSF, MRMLS, CCR)

CRMLS AOR’s • Matrix

 

Arcadia Association of REALTORS®

www.theaar.com

 

Burbank Association of REALTORS®

www.burbankrealtors.org

 

Chico Association of REALTORS®

www.chicorealtors.com

 

Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS®

www.cvar.net

 

Desert Communities Association of REALTORS®

 

Downey Association of REALTORS®

www.daor.com

 

East Valley Association of REALTORS®

www.eastvalleyaor.org

 

Glendale Association of REALTORS®

Per Agent Option

www.gaor.org

 

Inglewood Board of REALTORS®

www.inglewoodbor.net

 

Inland Valleys Association of REALTORS®

www.ivaor.com

 

Laguna Board of REALTORS®

www.lagunaboardofrealtors.com

 

Lake County Association of REALTORS®

www.lcaor.com

 

Madera Association of REALTORS®

www.maderamls.net

 

Mariposa County Board of REALTORS®

www.mariposabor.com

 

Merced County Association of REALTORS®

www.mercedcounty.com

 

Montebello District Association of REALTORS®

www.mdbor.org

 

Newport Beach Association of REALTORS®

www.nbaor.com

 

Orange County Association of REALTORS®

www.ocar.org

 

Oroville Association of REALTORS®

www.orovillerealtors.com

 

Pacific West Association of REALTORS®

www.pwr.net

 

Palos Verdes Peninsula Association of REALTORS®

www.pvpar.com

 

Paradise Association of REALTORS®

www.paradiserealtors.com

 

Pismo Coast Association of REALTORS®

www.pismocoastrealtors.com

 

Rancho-Southeast Association of REALTORS®

www.rsaor.com

 

San Luis Obispo Association of REALTORS®

www.slorealtors.org

 

Scenic Coast Association of REALTORS®

www.sceniccoast.org

 

South Bay Association of REALTORS®

www.southbayaor.com

 

Southeast Kern County Board of REALTORS®

 

Southwest Riverside County Association of REALTORS®

www.srcar.org

 

The Inland Gateway Association of REALTORS®

www.tigar.org

 

Tri-Counties Association of REALTORS®

www.tricorealtors.com

 

West San Gabriel Valley Association of REALTORS®

www.wsgvar.com

 

Yosemite Gateway Association of REALTORS®

www.ygaor.com

CRMLS (Per Individual Broker Options) — (CCR)

Rapattoni

 

Atascadero Association of REALTORS®

www.atascaderorealtors.com

 

Lompoc Valley Association of REALTORS®

www.lvaor.com

 

Paso Robles Association of REALTORS®

www.pasoroblesrealtors.org

 

Santa Maria Association of REALTORS®

www.smaor.com

i-Tech MLS

Datashare w/ CRMLS • Rapattoni

 

Glendale Association of REALTORS®

www.gaor.org

 

Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS®

www.pfar.org

MLSListings Inc.

Link in CRMLS Matrix • Matrix

 

Central Valley Association of REALTORS®

C.A.R. master recip list
www.cvar.org

 

Monterey County Association of REALTORS®

C.A.R. master recip list
www.mcar.com

 

San Benito County Association of REALTORS®

C.A.R. master recip list
www.sbcaor.com

 

San Mateo Association of REALTORS®

C.A.R. master recip list
www.samcar.org

 

Santa Clara Association of REALTORS®

www.sccaor.com

 

Santa Cruz Association of REALTORS®

C.A.R. master recip list
www.scaor.org

 

Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS®

www.silvar.org

 

Pajaro Valley/Watsonville Association of REALTORS®

www.pvaor.org

Nevada County Association of REALTORS®

Link in CRMLS Matrix • Rapattoni

 

Nevada County Association of REALTORS®

www.nevadacountyaor.com

Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS®

Datashare w/ CRMLS • The MLS

 

Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS®

www.palmspringsregionalmls.com

Sandicor

Link in CRMLS Matrix • Paragon

 

San Diego Association of REALTORS®

C.A.R. master recip list/Sandicor
www.sdar.com

 

North San Diego Association of REALTORS®

C.A.R. master recip list/Sandicor
www.nsdcar.com

 

Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®

C.A.R. master recip list/Sandicor
www.psar.org

San Francisco Association of REALTORS®

Mercado • Rapattoni

 

San Francisco Association of REALTORS®

C.A.R. master recip list
www.sfrealtors.com

Sutter-Yuba Association of REALTORS®

Link in CRMLS Matrix • Rapattoni

 

Sutter-Yuba Association of REALTORS®

www.syaor.com

Ventura County Regional Data Share (VCRDS)

Datashare w/ CRMLS • Rapattoni

 

Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS®

www.vcrealtors.com

 

Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of REALTORS®

www.csmaor.com

Hawaii Central MLS — NO RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT

“*No Reciprocal Agreement* / No Guarantee of offer of compensation. Viewable Listing Data Only! ”
Link in CRMLS Matrix • Matrix

 

Honolulu Board of REALTORS®

www.hicentral.com
Note: Anyone who reciprocates listings into CRMLS must follow the CRMLS Rules.