The major Northern California MLSs have formed the "NorCal MLS Alliance", and has changed the way listings are handled between these MLSs.
The NorCal MLS Alliance includes the following MLSs:
- MLS Listings
- San Francisco MLS
- BridgeMLS (includes BayEast and CCAR)
Previously, when we had a listing on a NorCal MLS Alliance MLS of which we were not an organic member, we would log into our "home" NorCal MLS (either BridgeMLS or Metrolist) and from there we would log into the local MLS and list the property. The effect was that the listing would be posted on the correct local MLS (though not on any other NorCal MLS).
The NorCal MLS Alliance has implemented a new solution whereby we now list the property on our "home" NorCal MLS and it is shared to all NorCal MLS'. The ultimate effect is that the listing gets wider distribution and still appears correctly on the correct "local" MLS. This is similar to how the Southern California MLS' have been operating for sometime and is a better solution.