The purpose of this MLS Essentials it to introduce new tools and resources for the MLS industry.
CMLS White Papers
CMLS believes in sharing the expertise of our members while advancing policies, best practices, and education as a foundation for tomorrow.
CMLS believes in taking an insightful, forward-thinking approach to provide solutions that lead to a better marketplace. To accomplish this, CMLS provides for the continual evolution of MLS through education, including member-only webinars that are designed to keep members up to date.
CMLS Home Energy Information Guide
Working with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Information Accelerator, the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) has published the Home Energy Information Guide with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).
CMLS Green MLS Section Council 'Quick Start': Guide to Green MLS Fields
The CMLS Section Council has published a Quick Start based on experiences of CMLS members and using RESO certification requirements as a foundation. The Quick Start provides a digest of suggested green MLS fields based on one of three MLS profiles: just getting started, adding best practices or approaching best in class.
CMLS Green MLS Section Council 'Green Sheet' On Solar Power Fields
Working with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CMLS and the CMLS Green Section Council have published a Green Sheet to quickly educate MLS organizations on solar power fields and a national trend that is already influencing real estate transactions.
CMLS Green MLS Section Council 'Green Sheet' On AEMs
With the rise of home energy efficiency awareness and the increased accessibility of public data, several companies are playing an active role in publishing energy efficient home comparisons that are based on proprietary algorithms. This Green Sheet, published by the CMLS Green MLS Section Council, serves as a primer to educate the real estate industry on AEMs.
CMLS Member Upstream Updates
As Project Upstream continues to keep its commitment to provide CMLS with updates, CMLS will share those that demonstrate progress and industry participation. All previous updates are archived on the CMLS website as a member exclusive.
CMLS Portal Agreement Checklist
The purpose of this document was to provide a checklist of critical components for MLSs and brokerage firms to consider when entering into agreements with consumer-facing portals. This document was created with input from COVE participants and CMLS leadership as a guide without an expressed endorsement.
If you or your organization has addition insight or input in helping our organization support unified industry leadership, participation, and education, please let us know.