CarolinaMLS begins providing service to the Multiple Listing Service of Catawba Valley, Inc.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association, has officially started operating as the wholesale vendor for the Multiple Listing Service of Catawba Valley, Inc. (MLSCV).

As the wholesale MLS system vendor, CarolinaMLS now provides core services to MLSCV subscribers.  These services include access to the MatrixTM MLS platform as well as multiple interactive real estate analysis tools and reports. MLSCV subscribers will now have access to new tools to build their business, including CoreLogic’s Realist tax data, the Statistical Analysis Model (SAM) and ShowingTime, plus MLS training and support services.  Under this operating agreement both multiple listing services will maintain their distinct brands and their legal status as an MLS.

CarolinaMLS, which has approximately 15,000 subscribers, is the private cooperative Realtors® use for access to thousands of residential listings in a multicounty service area that includes Charlotte, the Piedmont and Mountains areas of North and South Carolina, and beyond. MLSCV serves approximately 600 Realtors® in the Hickory/Catawba County and Lenoir/Caldwell County areas of western North Carolina.

CarolinaMLS successfully operated a similar wholesale vendor agreement for two years with the North Carolina Mountains MLS (NCMMLS), which had approximately 3,000 subscribers. NCMMLS chose to become part of CarolinaMLS on January 1, 2018.

2018 Association/CarolinaMLS President Jason Gentry said, “We’re pleased to move forward with our service provider relationship with MLS of Catawba Valley. Innovative and collaborative arrangements like this are a win-win for our subscribers and their customers. Together, we have more buying and bargaining power with vendors while ultimately reducing costs for brokers.”

2018 Catawba Valley Association/MLSCV President Lois Leonard said, “With technology changing so quickly, our subscribers look forward to having access to shared data, new products, services and tools, as well as the training and support that CarolinaMLS will provide. Ultimately, this level of cooperation will allow us to be more relevant, efficient and sustainable and provide more value to homebuyers and sellers in the Hickory area.”

CarolinaMLS conducted more than 30 classes and webinars for MLSCV members to prepare for the conversion to Matrix™, and additional classes are planned for the future.

About the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors® and the Multiple Listing Service of Catawba Valley, Inc.The Catawba Valley Association of Realtors® (CVAR) is a trade association that has a mission to serve its Realtor® members by strengthening their ability to conduct business ethically, professionally and successfully in the Hickory/Catawba Country and Lenoir/Caldwell County areas. Multiple Listing Service of Catawba Valley, Inc. (MLSCV) is a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of the CVAR, has approximately 600 members, and maintains and disseminates a database of homes, land and commercial properties to its members.

About Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS):
The Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association. The Association provides more than 10,000 Realtors® with the resources and services they need to conduct ethical, professional, successful and profitable businesses.  The Association is dedicated to being the region’s primary resource for residential real estate information. The Association operates CarolinaMLS, which has more than 15,000 subscribers and is the private cooperative Realtors® use for access to tens of thousands of residential listings in a multicounty service area, including Charlotte, the Piedmont and Mountains areas of North Carolina and South Carolina, and beyond.

The following counties are considered a part of the Charlotte Metro region core service area, although CarolinaMLS does include listings from other counties: Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties in North Carolina; Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster and York counties in South Carolina. The following counties are considered a part of the Asheville region core service area: Burke, Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania and Yancey counties in North Carolina.

CarolinaMLS also serves as the wholesale MLS vendor for the Multiple Listing Service of Catawba Valley (MLSCV) and provides core services as well as training and support to its 600 subscribers; however, the MLSCV still serves as the primary MLS in the Hickory/Catawba County and Lenoir/Caldwell County areas of western North Carolina.

The following Realtor® associations use CarolinaMLS as their primary MLS:
Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association
Union County Association of Realtors®
Lincoln County Board of Realtors®
Gaston Association of Realtors®
Central Carolina Association of Realtors®
Land of the Sky Association of Realtors®
Haywood Realtor® Association
Hendersonville Board of Realtors®

For more residential-housing market statistics, visit www.CarolinaHome.com and click on “Market Data.”  For more information about Catawba Valley Association of Realtors® visit www.catawbavalleyrealtors.com.

For an interview with 2018 Association/CarolinaMLS President Jason Gentry, please contact Kim Walker.  For an interview with 2018 Catawba Valley Association/MLSCV President Lois Leonard, please call 828-322-8249.

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