Greening the MLS
A "green" Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system offers data entry fields to identify green features and certifications. This helps agents search for sustainable homes and properties, and allows builders and sellers to market their green endeavors.
In order to advance the green building movement, MLS systems should be including green data entry fields. This would involve local boards and MLS committees to understand and commit to a green initiative. The Green REsource Council hopes that by providing education, advice and panel discussions on sustainable property issues, we can expand our reach and encourage positive change.
"I am so glad to have this resource. When I went before my local MLS last November to enhance our MLS with green searchable fields, I had very little data to present. How much easier it is today (just a short 6 months later) with the information here. We have kinks to iron out before we expand our fields to include green features in existing homes, but we will, thanks to all the information you are making available.
- Jane Bixler Conn, GREEN, Tallahassee, Florida
We Need Your Help
The Green REsource Council is collecting samples of new, RETS-Compliant data fields. If your MLS is currently migrating to RETS-Compliant green data fields, please send us a copy of what's made available. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to get permission from your local MLS board to share green data entry fields with NAR's Green REsource Council. Together, we can make the MLS a little greener!