The Snake River MLS is a regional multiple listing service. That is a fancy way of referring to very powerful computer databases that store all of the homes for sale, land for sale, commercial property for sale, and multi-family residential properties for sale in the Snake River area of Southeast Idaho. These servers are governed by the rules of the National Association of Realtors. Our real estate search tools are connected directly to these servers and provide fast, easy searches for all real estate listed in the Snake River multiple listing system. Find a property using an MLS number. Our connection is called a RETS or Real Estate Transaction Server connection. This is the latest in technology, providing you with up to the minute, live real estate data. This insures* you are viewing the latest listings, pictures, and details of each property.
The Multiple Listing Service in use today is very advanced and easy to use, but it was not always that way. In the late 1800's, when nobody knew what a microchip was, there were no computers or internet to exchange information about property for sale or the prices being asked. It was difficult for someone in the next county or state to know what property was available. To facilitate the exchange of information, the first "Realtors" established exchanges. Each broker would keep a physical book of the properties they had available. On a regular schedule, these brokers would meet with each other and exchange the information in their books. These exchanges grew and became regional in nature.
The system of regional exchanges took hold in the early 20th century and spread across the United States until most areas had established a multiple listing service. This became what we know today as Local Board of Realtors. These boards exist today, but they no longer need to meet to exchange information from their physical books. Today, each regional MLS is managed by a computer system and database, allowing brokers and agents to access listings from any computer, tablet, or mobile phone. RexburgLiving.com provides this data to you through a high-speed connection to the Snake River MLS.
The MLS system is governed by the National Association of Realtors. The brokers and agents that participate in the MLS are required to uphold professional standards of conduct when listing property and working with customers and clients.
* Always verify all information listed in the MLS with the listing agent or broker responsible for the listing before making any financial or legal decisions.