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State-Wide Multiple Listing Service Launches Mobile Real Estate App


State-Wide Multiple Listing Service (MLS) now provides agents and home buyers and sellers with the latest real estate data available on any mobile device. The organization recently launched the State-Wide MLS mobile app, a free mobile application that gives real estate consumers a direct feed into the MLS. Updated throughout the day, the app provides local buyers and sellers with accurate real estate data, searchable by GPS location or any number of other search criteria. The app is free to download and use for both MLS members and consumers.

State-Wide MLS, which serves as a data exchange for real estate agents in Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts, not only answers the need for the most up to date information available, but also allows agents to build strong relationships with consumers directly. MLS offers agents the opportunity to get a custom branded version of the State-Wide MLS mobile app which features the agent’s brand and contact information.

Once the app has been shared, users can easily get in touch with that agent via phone or email when they find a property that interests them. The agent branding feature is free for the first 60 days.

According to a survey by the National Association of REALTORS and Google, 89 percent of recent home buyers report using mobile search at some point throughout their process of buying a home, while 68 percent report using mobile apps. Gone are the days of looking for listings in the thick MLS book, printed on a weekly basis and available only through the local real estate office.

Today’s real estate search is instantaneous and done on-the-go as more and more home buyers use their mobile devices to search for properties.

MLS notes that not all mobile real estate search tools are created equal. While third party apps claim to provide the latest real estate data, they often do not have direct access to the State-Wide Multiple Listing System (MLS), the source of the official database of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.

This means that their data can often be out-of-date. The State-Wide MLS app puts agents and their clients in direct touch with data from the MLS, with listing information updated hourly.

For more information on the State-Wide MLS mobile app and this special offer, visit

http://m.riliving.com/.



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