The MLS (multiple listing service) is considered among the most accurate information about a piece of real estate — and rightfully so. Realtors use an MLS to share data with one another, such as the listing for your house.
For years, many smaller competing MLSs have each held a portion of the data, but this summer, ROAM emerged as the largest MLS in Louisiana by far. It is jointly owned by four local Realtor associations, and it lets 12,000 of the state’s 15,000 Realtors share data instantly.
So whether you’re buying or selling, be sure to ask: does your Realtor ROAM?
– Marty Brantley, Engel & Völkers