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What is an MLS listing?

Multiple Listing Service MLS

Are you looking for a home for sale in St. Paul? How about a piece of Minneapolis real estate, or a lake home in western Wisconsin? In our local market and across the country, buyers and sellers look at online MLS listings every day.

MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service. The MLS is a service real estate agents use to publish their active property listings so they can be found by other real estate agents and potential buyers.

How does Edina Realty use the MLS?

Real estate brokerages like Edina Realty participate in a system called broker reciprocity. By participating in broker reciprocity, we can display the details of other brokers’ active listings, including home prices, property details and photos. This gives you access to virtually every active, available property listing on one convenient website or mobile application.

What makes Edina Realty different?

Because Edina Realty is a part of 14 local MLS services, we are able to display virtually every active, available property for sale in Minnesota and western Wisconsin — including the ones listed by other brokers.

If you’re super curious about our data integrity, keep in mind that:

  • Our MLS listings are updated every 15 minutes, so you know you’re always looking at the most up-to-date property information and availability
  • edinarealty.com displays more MLS listing information than any of our four closest competitors
  • edinarealty.com has the largest available property photos among our four top competitors

It may seem like we’re obsessed with the little details, and you’re right — we are. Our 2,300 local REALTORS® know it only takes one when it comes to finding the home of your dreams. And we’re committed to featuring every MLS listing from the moment it’s put on the market to the time an offer is accepted. We even offer you insights after the sale—with sold property data—so you can find out what homes are selling for near you.

Start your home search now. And don’t forget to share your real estate experiences with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ using #BuyerInsights and #SellerInsights.


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Status Definitions

For sale: Properties which are available for showings and purchase

Active contingent: Properties which are available for showing but are under contract with another buyer

Pending: Properties which are under contract with a buyer and are no longer available for showings

Sold: Properties on which the sale has closed.

Coming soon: Properties which will be on the market soon and are not available for showings.

Contingent and Pending statuses may not be available for all listings