- Sep 1, 2011
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Hasn't been Flex for a while. It is Stratus, the Core logic MLS.Nassau & Suffolk use flex MLS. I have not been working Long Island in a few years but many brokers list every home as mint no matter what condition it is. Now interior photos help. A word of caution, Before the housing collapse I did a lot of work in Brentwood & Central Islip. Prices kept soaring and there were a few brokers who started posted phony listings and/or incorrect sale prices to provide us with comps. It took weeks to months to get recorded and once we figured out what they were doing we did not use any sale that was not on Comps Inc which comes directly from the town records. I doubt that is happening now but it was crazy and these brokers got irate when we said we could no longer use any sales they listed as closed on the MLS without it also being confirmed on Comps Inc.
That has been showing a presence in the boroughs. I asked a Brooklyn broker why he used it. He said it is a lot cheaper than the Long Island or Brooklyn MLS. He also said it did not have the coverage of the other two.
You are right. I just woke up and thought oh boy, I confused the old with the new. It is Stratus. I think it was around 2007-2008 when this stuff was happening with the brokers in those areas. Just a few who I guess did not realize we would figure it out.Hasn't been Flex for a while. It is Stratus, the Core logic MLS.
Around what time frame was the problems in CI and Brentwood. Things were interesting from Brooklyn to Montauk back in the years before the run up in 2007 and 2008. Things have calmed down since then, but all info has to be verified. Some brokers are worse than others and then there a couple of good ones in there also.
Great post.im sure this will be helpful to alot of us here..HGAR and LIBOR Prepare Groundwork for Creating a New Multiple Listing Service to Serve the New York Metro Area
WHITE PLAINS-The leaderships of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and the Long Island Board of Realtors, the two largest Realtor organizations in New York State, announced on Feb. 1 that the two Realtor groups are in negotiations to create a regional multiple listing service that would service approximately 36,000 subscribers
The combined MLS would include the current Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc. (MLSLI), which is a computerized network of more than 2,300 cooperating real estate offices (MLSLI.com), located across the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn. MLSLI is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Long Island Board of Realtors, Inc. of West Babylon. LIBOR is a not-for-profit trade association consisting of 25,000 real estate professionals working in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn.
The Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. of White Plains and services Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties. HGAR is a not-for-profit trade association consisting of approximately 11,000 real estate professionals doing business in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties, as well as the Bronx and Manhattan. In January 2017 HGAR established a Manhattan Chapter.
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