Real Estate in Sebring and Avon Park
Peter and Sylvia Blackmore

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

What is the MLS, and how does it work for you?  The

MLS is a database of properties currently on the market in the area. 

Brokers participating in the MLS (which includes virtually all Brokers

in the area) list all the homes they have for sale and agree to share in

the sales commission of the properties.  This means that if we list 

your property on the MLS for you, but another agent finds a buyer

for your house, that other broker or agent is entitled to part of the

 commission.  The big advantage to you, as the seller, is that every

 single broker and agent participating in the MLS has an incentive

to sell your home.  This effectively puts every agent in the area to

work selling your home!  The first place a buyer’s agent  looks, is

 always the MLS.  There is simply no better way to gain instant

and widespread exposure for your home than listing it on the MLS.

So, the first thing we’ll do as your agent, is get your home listed on the

MLS!  When another agent is searching for a home to meet the needs

of a buyer, the agent will search the MLS based on the buyer’s criteria

for price range and features.  So we’ll enter all the important information

about your home, such as the size, number of bedrooms and bathrooms,

and any special features.  We’ll also take photos of your house and

include them with your MLS listing.  Agents and buyers alike are always

more likely to look at listings with photos.