What is CMLS?

Welcome to the Council of Multiple Listing Services.

CMLS was formed in 1957, as the Northwest Council of MLS. The three founding members of Northwest Council recognized the need to share ideas, service models and management concepts.

The brainstorm of these MLS leaders evolved into a volunteer-led organization with a membership that stretches across all of North America. CMLS’ mission is to successfully act as the premier forum and resource for Multiple Listing Service organizations.

CMLS’ goal is to provide facilitation of practical information and cutting edge management ideas to empower members (and their constituents) to meet the challenges of changing technology, legal issues, and organizational structures.

CMLS Mission

To successfully act as the premier forum and resource for Multiple Listing Service associations.

CMLS Goal

Facilitation of practical information and cutting edge management ideas to empower members (and their constituents) to meet the challenges of changing technology, legal issues, and organizational structures.

Position Statement

For North American MLS Professionals, CMLS is the only information-sharing organization that is solely dedicated to strengthening the MLS industry.