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North Carolina expands alliance members

North Carolina Regional MLS now covers over 38% of state.

North Carolina Regional MLS (NCRMLS) expanded its alliance of members with the addition of Johnston County Association of Realtors, Orange Chatham Association of Realtors and MLS of Goldsboro.

With these new partnerships, NCRMLS represents 361 cities and towns in 31 counties, representing some 10,300 Realtors and appraisers, encompassing over 38% of the Tar Heel State.

“NCRMLS is looking forward to our new partnerships. By spanning across multiple MLS boundaries throughout North Carolina, we are helping simplify data access for our members. We believe combined cooperation will strengthen the future of the MLS industry, and all our Members will benefit from this new partnership,” said NCRMLS CEO Daniel Jones.  

MLS consolidation have been a trend for some time as real estate professionals and brokerages expand far outside of traditional geographic areas. In fact, the NCRMLS includes 14 memberRealtor

The NCRMLS cooperative consolidation movement greatly simplifies NCRMLS Member REALTORS®‘ lives by giving them one set of rules with a robust, streamlined MLS system that provides them the essential services and powerful best-in-class MLS tools with the training members want and expects — all from a single MLS platform. 

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