Search for a home using the Snake River MLS. The Snake River Multiple Listing Service is a regional real estate database with detailed information about all of the properties for sale in Eastern Idaho, including everything from homes, multi-family units, undeveloped land, and commercial lots and buildings. Searching for properties in the Snake River MLS is fast and simple. Search by MLS number, address, or use the interactive map. Because the Snake Rive MLS uses the Real Estate Transaction Server (RETS) connection, which is fast and secure, it provides real-time data. You will know if a property is "Active" or "Pending" This means you can be certain that the listing you see is the latest, most up-to-date information on the property. This sets the MLS apart from online listings, which are often outdated. As you learn how to buy a house, the MLS will become invaluable.
Today's MLS is advanced and user-friendly, but before the advent of computers, sharing information about real estate was challenging. In the past, brokers literally kept a physical book of all properties that were available for sale. Real estate agents needed a way to share the properties they had with agents in nearby counties and states. The solution was a real estate agent exchange. Each broker would share their book of the properties that were for sale, and they would meet regularly on a regional basis to physically exchange the information with other brokers. By the early 20th century, these exchanges were taking place across the country, keeping agents aware of what properties were available in areas near their individual regions.
As the exchanges grew and became more popular, they evolved into what is known today as the Local Board of Realtors. It wasn't until the invention of the computer that the Local Board of Realtors and the exchanges took on a new form - the multiple listing service. Today, regional MLS systems allow agents and brokers to list properties and access the listings from other agents from any internet-connected device. For those shopping in the Snake River area, the Snake River MLS provides instant access to all available properties with up-to-date pictures and listing information.
Today, the databases and servers that run the Snake River MLS and other multiple listing services are managed by the National Association of Realtors. All regional MLS services, including the Snake River MLS, must adhere to the rules set by the National Association of Realtors. This governance helps hold those local agents and brokers to a high standard when using the MLS to list properties and present potential properties to their buyers.
If you are buying or selling homes in the Snake River area, the multiple listing service will prove to be one of the most important tools at your disposal. Talk to your agent about how it can benefit you as you strive to meet your real estate goals.
It's easy to do a Snake River MLS search. All of the homes on the Snake River multiple listing service are located on the Navica based search engine. You can search for a house in East Idaho using number of rooms, number of bathrooms, price range, and hundreds of other criteria. Simply click the link below, find homes that are interesting, click the heart to save the homes, and then call the East Idaho Property hotline to schedule an agent to show you the properties.