FMLS and MGMLS Announce Partnership to Greatly Extend Listing Exposure, Software Capabilities and Training Offerings
Agents and Brokers to gain first of its kind member benefits in new sharing agreement
Atlanta & Macon, Georgia January 14th, 2020 – First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) and the Middle
Georgia Multiple Listing Service (MGMLS) announced a new agreement today that benefits
homebuyers, sellers and real estate professionals throughout the state of Georgia.
Under the partnership, property listings will be shared in the native MLS system throughout the
expansive FMLS network as well as the middle Georgia network. This dramatically increases exposure
throughout the state, which helps agents and brokers market and sell properties with more efficiency for
potentially faster sales.
“This expands the market opportunity for both MLS’,” according to Jeremy Crawford, President and
CEO of FMLS. “There’s a lot of movement between markets, and this makes the process that much
easier.” In addition, FMLS will extend new, state-of-the-art technology tools to MGMLS members, with
products such as Cloud CMA, Showing Time, Down Payment Resource, and Remine Pro and Docs.
“With nearly 46,000 members, we can purchase software much more affordably per user and extend
that volume buying power to MGMLS’s members,” Crawford concludes.
Suzanne Beers, MGMLS’ Executive Director added, “We are very excited to have greater exposure to
our listings in the greater Atlanta area and new technology choices. We will also be able to access the
FMLS Training Institute, which provides high-quality and accredited real estate training as a free
MGMLS member-benefit.” The FMLS Institute currently offers 33 of GREC’s mandated 36 hours of
continuing education necessary to maintain a real estate license.
“As more consumers start their home buying and selling process online, this will allow all of us to have
better access to the latest real estate data in the most efficient technology and training tools. This also
opens up the door to more referral business between brokers and agents, which helps everyone,”
The new agreement is effective today with many new products and services being rolled out in second
quarter of 2020.
First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) was founded 62 years ago by four brokers who wanted to share
real estate listings and connect buyers & sellers. Today FMLS is one of the largest MLS in north
America, serving nearly 46,000 real estate professionals & Realtors® in Georgia. Depending on the
opportunity, FMLS may be willing to extend its software and real estate services to other like-minded
organizations in Georgia and beyond.
Originally called “Macon Multiple Listing Service”, Mid Georgia MLS was founded in 1970 by five local
brokers. Their goal was to make the listing of all member companies available to members and their
agents. From this humble beginning MGMLS has grown to cover the middle Georgia area which covers
some 21 counties and is the premier MLS and data services provider for real estate professionals in
central Georgia. MGMLS will celebrate 50 years in business this coming May.