Missoula, Kalispell Organizations Merge to Create Regional MLS

The MLS has combined to show properties throughout Western Montana

By Beacon STaff

Realtor organizations in Missoula and Kalispell recently announced the launch of a Regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Under an agreement approved by both groups, the Missoula Organization of REALTORS and the Northwest Montana Association of REALTORS have remained separate associations, but the MLS has combined in order to merge data and expand and enhance realtor and consumer access to properties throughout Western Montana.

The Montana Regional MLS also announced its new public website, 406mls.com.

Montana Regional MLS President Mike Nugent said the new larger MLS will meet the demands of clients who want greater exposure to real estate information in Montana.

“Consumers have dozens of ways to search for and find real estate,” Nugent said.  “We know they don’t recognize boundaries of where Missoula stops and Northwest Montana starts. The new MLS allows a more regionalized approach to searching for and finding real estate.”

Dale Crosby-Newman, president of the NMAR MLS and a member of the Regional MLS Board of Governors, said the change will benefit realtor members by streamlining and simplifying their interactions with clients and fellow real estate professionals.

“Realtors will be able to use one MLS system with all of the data necessary to best serve their clients,” he said. “They’ll have one point of entry to place listings and to search listings.”

Both Nugent and Crosby-Newman stressed the importance of an enhanced MLS that is run by realtors who are governed by a well-established realtor code of ethics.

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