Ability for All USA Agents and Brokers to Add Properties on The IMLS with its Free-to-List Commission Share Platform
Los Angeles, CA, November 2, 2011: The International MLS [IMLS] has announced today that its Free To List-Commission Share platform for all USA agents is now available. Real estate agents may now register and manually list their property listings at no cost for global exposure on all of the International MLS search widgets now being distributed globally as well as on the company’s two main web sites, www.TheInternationalMLS.com and www.TheInternationalRealty.com.
This is brand new to the real estate industry as the first true commission share International MLS, with its free IMLS search being delivered now around the world. This ability for agents to list their properties manually would be in addition to the ability for all USA brokers now to send an electronic data feed with all of their company’s listings to The IMLS on an automated basis for promotion on a worldwide scale to be on hundreds of thousands of web sites.
The International MLS, created by The International Realty Inc., provides an International MLS (Multiple Listing Service) with around 150,000 properties in 55 countries outside the USA. These property listings are visible all over the world, and the company is soon to announce another major initiative in the USA as it prepares to deliver The IMLS search on a truly grand scale.
Prudential Florida Realty became the first brokerage in the United States to provide property listings companywide on the IMLS and has been receiving new clients from all over the world. With the addition of the International MLS search on their own web site, Prudential Florida Realty is also able to provide a truly global property search experience for any consumer looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate worldwide.
The IMLS is announcing this strategic initiative so that any real estate agent, with their broker’s permission, may enter their listings manually at no cost, in return for all buyers being sent to that agent for the usual and customary referral fee paid by USA agents if the buyer purchases and closes on a property with them.
The sophisticated technology platform of The International MLS is a referral based system where everything is carefully tracked. Carefully selected real estate agencies outside the USA post and update their listings in return for agreeing to share commissions with any agent who provides that buyer through the channels of The International MLS. The IMLS has also been created so that it is complimentary to any agent’s MLS in the USA, as they may exclude their state or region that they typically service from their local MLS.
Agents and brokers worldwide are now adopting the unbranded IMLS search not only because it is free and that they can earn referral commissions, but because it also enhances the agent’s prestige by the ability for them to show international properties on their own web site. Agents and brokers can earn referral commissions simply for having a web site customer who registers through their search and ends up purchasing a property somewhere in the world outside of their normal market.
Home owners who wish to have their own homes listed on The IMLS may use a participating agent or broker, or may contact The International MLS directly for a participating broker as their home must be listed on their local MLS first.
“The International MLS allows real estate brokers from around the world to not only market their properties globally, but also ensures that consumers are followed up with immediately by the person who knows the most about the properties or areas they are interested in purchasing,” said The International Realty Inc. CEO Dr. Daniel Nussbaum. “With The International MLS, all of the consumers are directed back to the agencies which have supplied the property listings on a fully automated basis, so the agency has the ability to keep a much larger share of the commission from the seller than with the local MLS, so it varies from the traditional MLS as commonly known.”
“We partnered with Prudential Florida Realty as our first USA agency because of their reputation, integrity and strength in the Florida real estate market, and we now want to open up this platform to the entire USA market. We knew that demand from Europe and South America would help drive customers to their properties. We also know that recently it was announced that more foreigners are looking at USA properties now due to the lower prices and weaker dollar, so our ability to promote properties globally through our search and data exports may be unmatched.”
About The International MLS
The International MLS is part of The International Realty, Inc. a privately held real estate company based in Los Angeles, California, USA that has around 150,000 property listings in 55 countries and more than 300 new home developments in 25 countries making it one of the more complete databases of property listings in the world. Property listings are imported via electronic XML data feeds from TOP selected global agencies, and from USA agents who may post their listings manually. The IMLS empowers all agents and brokers to display international property listings knowing that commissions can be made on any sale which is generated by their IMLS search through referral agreements signed between The International Realty Inc. and agencies around the world. Information on The International Realty, Inc. and all its services are available at www.TheInternationalRealty.com and www.TheInternationalMLS.com.
Contact: Joanne Alvarenga