Tips on Expediting the MLS Approval Process
Your local MLS provides direct access to every available listing in your area, so there’s a pretty good chance you’ll have to work with yours at some point. In general, access to MLS data is only available to those agents who are members in good standing and go through the necessary to steps to seek approval. How do you get approval, you ask? I’m here to help you with that!
The MLS Approval Process
Gaining MLS approval can be a long tedious process, especially for new agents. No sure where to get the needed paperwork? What signatures you need to acquire? How long does the entire process take? Working with MLS’s on a daily basis, me along with the rest of the WolfNet team have developed some great relationships and have tips on expediting this process. We’ve laid out some key things to keep in mind when looking for approval!
- Make sure you have the most up-to-date version of the data access agreement from your MLS. You get this from the MLS directly or your IDX/VOW provider may have a copy on file too!
- Know your website address by heart and make sure it’s accurate on your data access agreement.
- Do you know your “Broker of Record” on file with your MLS or brokerage? This may be different than your own broker. Make sure to find out who this may be and obtain their signature on your data access agreement if necessary.
- Submit your completed data access agreement directly to the person that handles each approval.
The most innovative solution providers should be able to monitor this whole process for you starting from access to the right documents all the way up to approval so ensure you have a speedy turnaround.
How WolfNet Can Help
Here at WolfNet, our staff members are dedicated to the MLS’s we service, which means our team members are experts in all things related to your MLS. Having an intimate knowledge of your MLS’s rules and regulations helps us provide you with the necessary tools for success!