Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Our sign up process is handled entirely online. Simply go to our homepage, click the Join Now button, fill out the required information, read and accept our Terms of Use, then enter your payment information. 

After your payment is processed, you’ll receive an email with your login and password (make sure you don’t use the same email as another member, or you won’t be able to log in). When you log in for the first time, you’ll be asked to fill out your license information.

Once your license information is complete, our system will check to see if your broker is already a participant. If they are, your account is unlocked and you’re all set! If not, you’ll be asked to enter your broker’s name and email so we can send them a broker participation form. They just need to e-sign the form; there is no cost to them to do so. Until they complete the form request, you will be a limited member. As a limited member, you can begin to learn the system and enter draft listings.

How much does it cost to become a member? Are there any discounts available?

You can view our pricing here. Have an office with multiple agents? Contact us to receive an estimate for office pricing.

What is the difference between LA State MLS and My State MLS?

My State MLS is our nationwide Multiple Listing Service. LA State MLS is part of the My State MLS nationwide network; by joining LA State MLS, you are a part of My State MLS as well. There is no need to sign up for both.

Who may join?

Our site is intended for licensed real estate professionals. This includes agents, brokers, attorneys in states where attorneys are able to represent their clients in real estate matters, auctioneers, appraisers, and mobile home dealers.

Why must my broker participate?

The MLS exists for the purpose of cooperation and compensation between brokers.  Only a broker can make or receive that offer, so they must participate. Any agents of a Broker participant can join once they’ve signed the participation agreement. A brokerage that allows office managers to participate in the MLS can sign the participation agreement and be that office’s participant. 

My broker is already a participant; why is the system asking for another participation agreement?

If your brokerage has changed addresses or other details since your broker signed the agreement, there may be a discrepancy between the new office details and what was given when your Broker first participated. If you know that your broker is already a participant, but you’re still being asked for an agreement, please contact us.

As a broker participant, what can I do with your system?

Broker participants receive a free participation account. This free account allows the broker to oversee, own, and control the listings entered by their member agents. To enter their own listings or fully utilize the MLS, brokers need a paid account. Please contact us for more information.

I do not want to offer a cobroke. Can I still enter listings into your MLS?

No. We require a cobroke to be offered on every listing. We do not require a specific amount to be offered; the listing agent should offer an amount based on the deal they made with their client. We do not set prices, and brokers are free to enter into any deal they have agreed on with all other parties to the contract.  Cobroke amounts can be negotiated between parties in writing as a separate agreement.

Why do accounts auto-renew? Can I turn off auto-renewal payments?

Participants are covered under our universal cobroke agreement. Listing contracts and deal close dates likely exceed current paid membership terms. In addition, automatic renewal helps avoid any service and syndication interruptions. If you need to cancel, please contact us at least 3 days before the end of your billing period.

Can I receive a Letter of Good Standing to opt out of my local MLS under MLS of Choice?

Yes. Letters of Good Standing are available to members who pay yearly. Simply contact us to receive your letter.

Will my listings appear on another MLS?  

Listings will only appear in LA State MLS and our nationwide network, My State MLS. 

Where do my listings go?

You choose per listing where you’d like your listing to appear. We syndicate to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Homes.com, HomeFinder, Apartments.com, ListHub’s network of 60+ sites, and over 20 sites internationally.

Can I list a commercial property on LA State MLS?

Yes, LA State MLS accepts all property types. 

I entered a commercial listing and I can’t find it on Zillow, Trulia or Realtor.com - why?

Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com do not display commercial listings on their websites. Some of our Listhub partners do display commercial listings, as well as Homes.com.

Can I list a mobile or manufactured home on a land lease property?

Yes, we allow this listing type. Some states require a different type of licensure to sell manufactured homes on a land lease (chattel), and if your state requires this license type, you must comply with license law in your state. Not all third party sites display this property type.

Can I list a property as an auction?

Yes, we allow this listing type. However, some states require different licensure for auctioneers. You are required to comply with state license law at all times. 

I am a tech vendor who’d like to receive your feed. How can I get this data?

If you are a vendor representing one of our members who wants an IDX feed for their website, the member must request the data feed. Fees may apply.

I run a third party listing website; how can I receive your data for my website?

We do make 3rd party syndication agreements with websites which can demonstrate value for our members. Each member may make their own decision whether to allow their listings to syndicate to your website.

What is the difference between your site and sites like Zillow and Trulia?

We are a Multiple Listing Service created for the purposes of cooperation and compensation between participating members. Consumer sites like Zillow and Trulia are 3rd party sites which advertise listings to the general public and sell leads to agents. We partner with select 3rd party sites to provide listing data and help advertise your listings.

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