Unless you’re a Real Estate Agent, you may not have heard of the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) much less know what they are. Even if you do, you probably don't know that there are two different MLS’s serving Metro Atlanta FMLS or GAMLS. However, if you’re in the market to purchase or sell real estate, it’s worth learning just a little bit about them to become a more educated homebuyer or seller.
The primary factor you need to consider when determining which MLS to use should be the location in which you’re looking to buy or rent a property. While both MLSs are prevalent throughout Metro Atlanta, generally speaking, FMLS tends to be more popular in the city and the northern suburbs. Many agents consider FMLS the primary MLS for searching properties inside the I-285 loop while GAMLS has traditionally been seen as the service of choice for properties located outside the perimeter.
Now that you know the basic difference between FMLS and GAMLS, select where you would like to begin your search. A bit of advice, to maximize your search experience, I would advise you to search in both MLS’s then give me a call so that we can discuss next steps.