If you're IN the market
The Multiple Listing Service is how your agent is able to know what's going on in your market, minute by minute.
If you're ON the market
The Multiple Listing Service is how your agent gets your home in front of every active buyer in the market.
Trust, cooperation, and market information everyone can count on.
The Big Sky Country Multiple Listing Service (BSCMLS) is a neutral place where real estate professionals collaborate based on shared rules and reliable data.
Being InTheKnow™ is better than being in the dark.
Imagine you’re standing in a room and it’s pitch black. You don’t know the layout, where the doors or light switches are, or what objects are around that you might trip on.
Not so fun, right?
That’s essentially what buying and selling homes would be like if we didn’t have the MLS. We turn the lights on, helping to create an open, fair, and efficient marketplace.
So how does the Multiple Listing Service work?
Agents representing home sellers share those properties on the MLS.
The MLS collects that information in a secure system governed by agreed-upon rules and standards.
It is then used by many people, in many ways…
Local home search
Brokerage websites use Multiple Listing data to showcase local properties for sale, and to power the tools they offer their agents.
Buyer’s agents use it to find and share properties with their clients, and to generate market analyses based on historical data.
Sellers’ agents use it to compare similar homes to their clients’ so they can give data-driven advice on when to list and for how much.
Cities and communities use current and past housing data from the MLS to inform city planning and economic forecasting.