Everyone selling real estate and most prospective purchasers realize that there is no Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in New York City.
That void results in brokers having to resort to their shared databases through systems such as OLR (OnLine Residential), though listings by many boutique firms never appear in them.
Still, the vast majority of listings are fed into StreetEasy.com, where many buyers check to see what’s available along with services such BuyFolio.com. Both the New York Times and Craigslist can be sources of properties being sold by their owners without brokerage assistance.
It’s not a great system.
Little did I know until meeting Dawn Pfaff at a monthly dinner meeting of the Lucky Strikers Social Media Club that there exists something she has describes as a statewide MLS. Sort of. Continue reading