Greater Southern MLS, the broker-led Statewide Multiple Listing Service taking hold in Louisiana

New Orleans, LA – February 4, 2020 – Brokers all over Louisiana are feeling the pinch of ever-increasing operating and marketing costs. Greater Southern MLS was formed by a group of sponsoring brokers, big and small representing nearly 1/3 of all Louisiana REALTORS® to reduce operating costs and increase listing exposure and lead generation opportunities for every Louisiana REALTOR®. The group made a giant leap forward this week when Southwest Louisiana Association of REALTORS® joined the effort. The Southwest Louisiana Association of REALTORS® has inked a deal with Greater Southern MLS to be the first Association to retail Greater Southern MLS services to its 700+ members.

“Greater Southern MLS has been formed to dramatically increase the opportunities for REALTORS® throughout the state of Louisiana to be able to represent their clients more effectively by providing them with statewide real estate information, nationwide listing exposure and leads and FREE Data feeds, all for one low price, says Webb Jay, President of Greater Southern MLS and President of Webb Jay and Associates.

Debbie Link, President of SWLAR says, “Partnering with Greater Southern MLS positions us well for a future of providing easy to use and relevant technologies, training and support to help our members succeed.  Our goal is to provide the most valuable and relevant services we can at the most affordable price possible. Greater Southern MLSs allows us to achieve that goal.”

Webb Jay goes on to say, “We are honored that Southwest Louisiana Association of REALTORS®(SWLAR), is our first partner in delivering services to Louisiana REALTORS®. By offering Matrix and all of the services that SWLAR currently and providing nationwide listing exposure and lead generation by joining the Broker Public Portal with Homesnap, SWLAR is taking a customer-centric step to help every Louisiana REALTOR® succeed and be the first step in realizing the dream of a statewide MLS.

The full launch of Greater Southern MLS is anticipated for later in 2020.

About Southwest Louisiana Association of REALTORS® (SWLAR)

The Southwest Louisiana Association of REALTORS® serves over 700 REALTORS(® from the Lake Charles, Louisiana area. The organization is known for its customer-centricity and progressive approach to serving the needs of its members.

About Greater Southern MLS (GSMLS)

Greater Southern MLS is a broker-led organization dedicated to helping Louisiana REALTORS® generate more business and become more profitable by better serving the needs of their clients statewide. Greater Southern MLS, in partnership with CRMLS, the nation’s largest MLS, will be providing a robust set of MLS services starting with 15 technologies including powerful nationwide listing exposure and lead generation tools, 24/7 customer support, live and online training, data services and data quality control. Greater Southern MLS wholesales its MLS services to local real estate Associations in Louisiana. For more information on Greater Southern MLS, visit www.greatersouthernmls.com.

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