WHAT IS THE NORTHWEST MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE (NWMLS)?
6 Facts about the NWMLS
The Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) provides the most comprehensive and all-inclusive residential real estate database in our region, which gives agents the best tools to help their sellers and buyers in their real estate transactions. Almost all Puget Sound real estate companies and their agents are members, which is the main reason the NWMLS works so well.
The NWMLS is a non-profit company whose services benefit all of its real estate company broker-owners, their agents and buyers and sellers.
The NWMLS Rules and Regulations contain nearly 200 rules to which agents must adhere. These rules promote a climate of fairness, honesty, integrity and trustworthiness among the NWMLS members, and are enforced by committees of peers.
The rules of membership require all signed listings be input into the common housing database by the next calendar day. This cooperative system allows all agents immediate access to every member listing.
The NWMLS system serves buyers by allowing equal access to all properties listed, and serves sellers by ensuring full exposure of their properties to all buyers.
Your Lake agent has access to all listed houses, condominiums, land, multi-family properties and commercial/industrial properties that are posted on the NWMLS database.