Lesson Plan For The Future
Access to MLS…
Must you be a member of the REALTOR organizations (NAR/State/Local) to have MLS Access?
In California, the 1976 case of Marin Board of Realtors v. Palsson, 16 Cal. 3rd 920 removed the requirement that a licensee must belong to NAR in order to participate in MLS.
In Florida/Georgia/Alabama, the 1991 federal decision in Thompson v. Metropolitan Multi-List, Inc. 934 Fed. Rep. 2d 1566
reached the same result.
Since these decisions, some jurisdictions have voluntarily lifted the NAR membership requirement to have access to MLS inventory and data.
Not every Jurisdiction is open. Does yours require REALTOR membership to access the MLS?