Leading multi-listing service partner to display listings for the benefit of buyers, sellers and real estate professionals internationally
— Jeremy Crawford, FMLS President and CEO
ATLANTA, GA, USA, Sept. 8, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Georgia’s Largest MLS (FMLS) and Omni MLS, Latin America’s Largest MLS, announced a data-sharing agreement that increases the cross-border opportunities for both organizations considerably. The strategic partnership between America’s fourth largest MLS and Latin America’s largest MLS unlocks vacation, second home and real estate listing opportunities.
FMLS serves more than 65,000 brokers, agents and partners across Georgia and Alabama, while Omni MLS serves thousands of real estate professionals across Mexico, Costa Rica and 14 other countries in ‘Latin America. Additionally, FMLS brokers and agents will soon have access to listings in Puerto Rico through its data sharing agreement with Stellar MLS in Florida.
“With more than one million retirees, expats, and owners of second and vacation homes, Mexico and Costa Rica are the most popular destinations for Americans looking to live abroad or own a vacation home. holidays. They offer a low cost of living, a pleasant climate, world-class cuisine, easy visas and accessibility, as well as a high quality of life,” according to Jeremy Crawford, President and CEO of FMLS. “We want to offer our members a new way to connect with MLS listing content, earn referral income and provide better service,” Crawford concludes.
As Atlanta becomes a veritable international hub, many Southeast residents seek vacation homes and second homes, and proximity to Mexico and Latin America makes it particularly attractive.
“We’re seeing a lot of movement from a relocation perspective between Atlanta and Latin America, and vice versa,” says Ross E. Buck, CEO of Omni MLS. “There are so many opportunities, and with affordable inventory, it’s a win-win for both MLS,” Buck concludes.
The agreement provides local brokers and agents from both MLS with direct, real-time access to reliable listing data in each other’s markets. Additionally, FMLS and Omni MLS adhere to quote data standards, making them a seamless partnership.
Both organizations say now is a good time to break down geographic boundaries in data so that brokers and agents can be more efficient and expansive. The combined MLS footprint allows FMLS members to focus on what’s best for real estate professionals and consumers. With housing inventory continuing to be low, this provides brokers and agents in both MLS with greater networking and referral opportunities.
The First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) was founded 65 years ago by eight brokers who wanted to share real estate listings and connect buyers and sellers. FMLS is the fourth largest MLS in the United States and, as the largest MLS in Georgia, serves 65,000 members and partners in their home state and through data shares and MLS relationships in Alabama. Additionally, its world-class technology platform and FMLS training institute is fueling the growth of agents, brokers and appraisers in the region. Learn more at FirstMLS.com.
About Omni MLS:
Omni MLS is the largest multiple listing service (MLS) in Mexico and 15 other Latin American countries, with thousands of subscribers. They are seeing massive growth in the region, not only in Mexico and Costa Rica, but with many other Latin American countries expected to join them by the end of 2022. They believe that having standards professionalism, continuous training and accurate data helps everyone in real estate transactions. more efficiently. See OmniMLS.com for more information.
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