Saturday, January 13, 2007

Public to Have Access to the MLS Until February

Public access to the San Francisco Multiple Listing Service (MLS) will most likely extend until the end of February, I was told this week by a SFAR representative. Due to the unexpected cancellation of a reciprocal service combining the SF MLS listings with those of other Bay Area listing services, public access will stay in place as a work around for those real estate practitioners whose work crosses county lines.

Once direct entry to the system is cut off, the public will still be able to access complete San Francisco listings through realty and real estate agent websites. For example, this link will take you directly to the MLS page on my website.

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Amy Blakeley
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Todd Tarson said...

Are we talking IDX links or access to the full MLS??

Author said...

A version of the SF MLS has been available to the public for some time,and has given the same information as IDX access without having to go through a realty portal. Effective early this year, public access will no longer have a direct link and must be accessed via sites of Licensed REALTORs and companies.

The Pegster said...

I've been to several sites offered by realtors and so far have yet to find one which, like the sfarmls site, allows you to search by district (ie 5 through 9). I found this extremely useful as I don't want to search all of San Francisco and the only other option seems to be to select loads of areas (Cole Valley, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, etc. etc.). Any idea of a place which will allow the same search parameters as sfarmls?

Author said...

Pegster -
Your wish is my command! I now offer searching with districts and subdistricts on my website

The Pegster said...

Awesome! Thanks!