Posted by ken in sc on February 20, 2001 at 09:31:19:
In my area there is only one MLS. There must be a Broker-in-charge for your company to join. There is a $2,500 initial membership fee and then 1/4ly fees of around $200.00.
The MLS computer has so much info, I cannot imagine working without it. If you want to do volume, you need access to this info. I am a member and while I hate the fees, it is great to have it here at my office. I have sales, listings,expireds, and assessor data at my finger tips and can tell what a property is worth (roughly) before I get in the car to go there. One idea is to contact a small real estate company or appraisal firm and see if you can work a deal with them and save the join up fees.