This was a popular blog post so for some folks who may have missed it here is it again: Now to read the Multiple Listing Service
For those of you who are looking to buy a home, it’s most likely that your Realtor is providing you listings to view, either online or on paper, with information from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). On those listings, you’re able to see photos, address, bed and bath count, and numerous other information about the home. But for those who haven’t done it before, it’s very common for Realtors to use abbreviations as well as the MLS is known to shorten information. I thought this might be a good lesson in some of the more common uses on an MLS sheet. I am going to use the information from the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois, now known as MRED (Midwest Real Estate Data). This is the MLS for the region where I work.
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