What is CMLS?


Welcome to the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS)!

CMLS is the professional trade organization that serves to advance the MLS industry in North America through unified leadership, collaboration, and education across the real estate industry. It was formed as a premier forum, advocate and resource in 1957 and has since evolved into a volunteer led organization that is responsible for the advancement of MLS through education, innovation, and the implementation of best practices, industry standards, and next generation solutions in support of MLS providers with over one million subscribers.

CMLS Mission

To bring the real estate industry together and explore issues, provide solutions, advance multiple listing services, and build a better marketplace.

CMLS Vision

To be the global leader in aligning the real estate industry toward a better, more efficient marketplace.

CMLS Values

Leadership. We believe in having the courage to lead members, their constituents, and others within the industry to achieve a collective goal.

Vision. We believe in taking an insightful, forward-thinking approach to provide solutions that lead to the better marketplace.

Collaborative. We believe in being inclusive in our efforts to advocate for and advance the best interests of the industry.

Strategic. We believe in sharing the expertise of our members while advancing policies, best practices, and education as a foundation for tomorrow.

Integrity. We value open and honest communication while embodying the highest standards of operations and professionalism.