How Do I Know if You Are a Member of the Local MLS?
Why Are You Not a Member of my Local MLS?
MLS memberships can be expensive, typically $1200-$1500 a year plus new member fees of $500-$1000 the first year. Assuming we are licensed in your state, we will join the major MLSs where we can recoup our investment in a reasonable timeframe. Many MLSs are very small, and so it does not make financial sense for us to join them as we'd have to charge large fees for each listing.
For many local MLSs, there are not flat fee MLS services available, however, you can often get the same (or similar) exposure by listing on a larger nearby MLS. By listing on a larger nearby MLS, your home will appear on that MLS and major real estate websites such as Redfin, Zillow/Trulia, Realtor.com and many more.