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The Suburban Realtor groups are aimed at creating a single MLS, expanding the sellers' markets, broadening the choice of purchasers.
Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and its Long Island equivalent recently reached an aggressive deal to create a new Multiple Listing Service (MLS) covering the Lower Hudson Valley, Long Island and most of New York City. Harmonized MLS offering inconsistent, precise information has been something that estate agents have always wanted with the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR), said Richard Haggerty, CEO of HGAR.
"He said, "We think that an MLS, a local MLS covering the New York City area and all suburbs, makes good business for our brokers and also makes good business for our customers because they get more attention. MLS under the Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR) includes the districts of Nassau and Suffolk and the districts of Queens and Brooklyn.
In case implemented, the system will contain lists from the Bronx and Manhattan districts and the MLS system areas of the two brokers' organisations. Burbie Blankfort, broker/owner of William Raveis Baer & McIntosh Property, Rockland, Orange and Bergen, said the streamlined system would be beneficial to property experts and noted that the present setup would force them and their entire agent base to sign up to the Long Island MLS to process offers there.
Approval of the proposal is still required from the management of the two organisations. Furthermore, the new services are expected to face strong competitive pressure from the REBNY, which recently began syndicating its Residential Listings Services (RLS) to streamline the submission of information on properties to listings sites.
John H. Banks, REBNY Chairman, in reply to an e-mail looking for a statement on the suggested MLS region, said his RLS was "the only trustworthy resource for precise and reliable information on New York City property listings" with more than 300 broker companies on it. HGAR's efforts to grow into Manhattan began in January 2017, when the Hudson Valley organisation and the Manhattan Association of Realtors teamed up.
Both HGAR and LIBOR are members of the National Association of Realtors, which has more than 1.1 million members. In New York City, however, the unbound REBNY was the dominating power. RLS has been enthusiastic for years and REBNY started the RLS Syndicate Services in August.