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How We Use the MLS to Help You Find the Perfect Home for Sale in Albuquerque

If you buy or sell a home in Albuquerque, you’re probably going to hear about the MLS. MLS, or Multiple Listing Service, is an invaluable tool for real estate agents like Sandi Pressley and her team. It allows us to access comprehensive information about properties for sale in Albuquerque, as well as find listings that match our buyers’ requirements. With the MLS, we can efficiently provide accurate and up-to-date information to our clients, ensuring a smooth and successful real estate transaction.

The MLS is a comprehensive database of homes for sale in a specific geographic region, such as here in Albuquerque. Real estate agents can list properties for sale and add them to the database, allowing all agents and brokers in the Albuquerque area with access to the system to view and review the listings. Buyers’ agents can utilize the MLS to show clients potential homes, which are accompanied by pictures and detailed descriptions.

Brokers and realtors are required to pay a membership fee in order to gain access to the local MLS database specific to their area of work. This database serves as a valuable resource for them, providing essential information on properties available for sale. By paying this fee, brokers and realtors are granted the privilege of utilizing the MLS database to effectively serve their clients and stay informed about the current real estate market.

By accessing the MLS, brokers and agents can showcase listings from other agents in their region, expanding their options beyond just the ones their office represents. The databases are privately owned by the local area’s real estate professionals. These professionals are responsible for creating, maintaining, and funding the databases.

Agents upload information and pictures for each listing. The database is regularly updated by participating brokers and agents. This is one way that we are able to put your home in front of so many home buyers, making for a faster sale than if you were selling it by yourself without an agent.

As a homeowner, it is important to understand that you cannot independently add your home to the MLS. Instead, you must collaborate with agents or brokers to have your property listed on the MLS.

There are numerous MLSs across the country, with the exact number fluctuating due to factors such as regional consolidation of brokerages.

Other countries don’t typically use something like an MLS. Additionally, there are some markets in the United States without an MLS. 

The majority of homes for sale can be found on the MLS, although there are a few exceptions. Homes that are being sold directly by the owner typically won’t be listed on the database. Additionally, some larger brokerages have their own separate database where they exclusively list their properties, choosing not to include them on the MLS.

A pocket listing, also known as an off-market or exclusive listing, is not marketed in the typical way. These listings are not listed on the MLS because the seller wants to keep the sale of the property quiet.

The MLS, or Multiple Listing Service, is a key factor that makes working with a real estate agent the most convenient and effective option for buyers and sellers. Through the MLS, agents and brokers can access and exchange information about listings. Without being an agent, you typically do not have access to the MLS.

One of the ways you can see what homes are listed for sale in Albuquerque through the MLS is simply by visiting our websiteYou can search for any home for sale in the Albuquerque MLS, as that information is fed directly to our home search feature! It’s one of the many ways that the Sandi Pressley team can help you find the home of your dreams in Albuquerque. And you can always contact for more help of you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for.


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Albuquerque New Mexico Real Estate YOUR SOURCE FOR ALBUQUERQUE REAL ESTATE! Sandi Pressley offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in Albuquerque and surrounding communities in the New Mexico real estate market. Sandi's motto is "Putting You First." Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority. As a native of Albuquerque, Sandi Pressley has been dedicated to serving her client's real estate needs for over 45 years. Sandi has achieved a goal unprecedented by any other Realtor of being the #1 Top Producing Realtor for 38 consecutive years in all of Albuquerque as well as the entire state of New Mexico. She is also the #1 Top Producing Realtor for the entire Western Region and 8th in the Nation with Coldwell Banker National. Sandi Pressley serves the entire Albuquerque New Mexico real estate market including the surrounding communities such as Rio Rancho, Placitas, Corrales, Bernalillo, Northeast Heights, North Albuquerque Acres, Sandia Heights, High Desert, Foothills, Four Hills, UNM, Nob Hill, Ridgecrest area, Uptown area, North Valley, Northwest Heights, Paradise Hills, South Valley, Southwest Heights, Bosque Farms, Los Lunas, Cedar Crest, Tijeras, and all East Mountain areas. Whether you are considering buying a home, selling a home or both, we know these areas inside and out.

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