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MLS Essentials

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. 

White papers

CMLS Webinars

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.

View previous webinars

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).

Home Energy Information Guide

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 Quick Start: Guide to Green MLS Fields

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 Sheet: Solar Power Fields

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 Green Sheet: Automated Efficiency Models

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.


Upstream Updates Archive

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.

Critical Components of a Contract Licensing Agreement with Portals


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