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AK – Alaska: Alaska Multiple Listing Service (AKMLS), AL – Alabama: Baldwin County Association of Realtors (BCAR), Birmingham Area Multiple Listing Service (Birmingham: AL), Blackbelt MLS (Blackbelt), Lake Martin Assoc. of Realtors (Lake Martin), Marshall County Board of Realtors (Marshall County: AL), Montgomery Area Association of Realtors (Montgomery: AL), Realtor Association of the Muscle Shoals (RAMS), Talladega County Board of Realtors (Talladega), AR – Arkansas: Batesville Board of Realtors (Batesville), Searcy Board of Realtors (Searcy), AZ – Arizona: Arizona Regional MLS (ARMLS), Bullhead City Mohave Valley Board of Realtors (Bullhead City), Santa Cruz County Board of Realtors (SCCBR), Tucson Association of Realtors (Tucson: AZ), CA – California: Amador County Association of Realtors (Jackson: CA), Bay Area Real Estate Information Services: Inc. (BAREIS), Big Bear Valley Board of Realtors (Big Bear: CA), Central Coastal MLS (CCRMLS), Chico MLS (Chico: CA), Coastal Mendocino Association of Realtors (CMAR), Combined LA Westside MLS (CLAW), Conejo Valley Association of Realtors (CVAR), Contra Costa Association of Realtors (MAXMLS), CRISnet Regional MLS (CRISNet), Desert Area MLS (DAMLS), Delta Association of Realtors (MAXMLS), East Bay Regional Data Inc. (MAXMLS), Fresno Multiple Listing Service (FresnoCA), Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors (GAVAR), Greater South Bay MLS (GSBRMatrix), Humboldt County Association of Realtors (HCAR), iTech MLS (ITECHMLS), MAX MLS (MAXMLS), Metrolist Services (Sac Metro), Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service (MRMLS), RE InfoLink HomeWorks (REILHomeWorks), Rim Of The World (RIM), San Diego MLS (SANDICOR), San Francisco MLS (SFMLS), Santa Barbara Assoc. of Realtors (Santa Barbara), Shasta County Assoc. of Realtors (Shasta), South Lake Tahoe Board of Realtors (South Lake Tahoe: CA), Southern California MLS – Tempo System (Socal Tempo), Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors (TehachapiAAR), Tulare County Association of Realtors (TulareAOR), Yuba County MLS (YubaMLS), CO – Colorado: Chaffee County Board of Realtors (CWITZ), Denver Metrolist RETS (Denver Metrolist), Denver Metrolist using Virtual Office (Denver MetroVO), Denver Metrolist using Listings Wyldfyre (Denver MetroWF), Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors (Glenwood Springs: CO), Grand County Board of Realtors (Grand County), Grand Junction Area Realtors Association (Grand Junction: CO), Information and Real Estate Services (IRES), Montrose Multiple Listing Service (MMLS), Pikes Peak Association of Realtors (PPAR), Pueblo Association of Realtors (Pueblo: CO), Spanish Peaks Board of Realtors (Spanish Peaks), Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors (Steamboat Springs: CO), Summit Association of Realtors (Summit: CO), Vail Multi-List (Vail: CO), CT – Connecticut: Consolidated MLS: Inc. (Norwalk: CT), Eastern Connecticut MLS (Norwich: CT), Greater Hartford Association of Realtors (GHAR), Greenwich Association of Realtors (Greenwich: CT), DE – Delaware: New Castle County Board of Realtors (NCCBOR), FL – Florida: Bay County MLS Panama City (Bay County: FL), Brevard MLS (Brevard MLS), Chipola Area Board of Realtors (Chipola), Daytona Beach Association of Realtors (Daytona Beach: FL), Flagler County Association of Realtors (Flagler: FL), Florida Gulf Coast MLS (FGCMLS), Hernando County Association of Realtors (Hernando: FL), Highlands County MLS (Highlands: FL), Indian River County Realtor Association (Indian River), Manatee MLS (Manatee), Martin County MLS (RAMC), Mid Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS), Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR), Naples Area Board of Realtors RETS (NABOR RETS), Northeast Florida MLS: Inc. (NEFMLS), Pensacola Association of Realtors (PARMLS), Pinellas Realtor Organization (PROMLS), Real MLS Ft. Myers (RMLSFTM), Realtors Association of Martin County (RAMC), Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS PB), Regional Multiple Listing Service RETS (RMLSPB RETS), Sarasota Multiple Listing Service (Sarasota), Southeast Florida Regional MLS (SFRMLS), St. Augustine – St. Johns County Board of Realtors (St. Augustine: FL), Sunshine MLS (SMLS), Tallahassee Board of Realtors (Tallahassee: FL), Tampa Bay MLS (Tampa), Venice Area Board Of Realtors: Inc. (VABOR), Wauchula Board of Realtors (Wauchula), West Pasco Board of Realtors (WPBOR), GA – Georgia: Dalton MLS: Inc (Dalton: GA), First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), Georgia MLS (GAMLS), Northeast Georgia (NEG), Savannah Board of Realtors (SAVBOR), West Metro Board of Realtors (WMBOR), HI – Hawaii: HI Central MLS (HCMLS), IA – Iowa: Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors (Cedar Rapids: IA), Des Moines Area Association of Realtors (Des Moines: IA), Muscatine Board of Realtors (Muscatine), Spirit Lake Board of Realtors (Spirit Lake), ID – Idaho: Coeur d’Alene Assoc. of Realtors (CDAAR), Greater Pocatello Association of Realtors (Pocatello: ID), Intermountain Multiple Listing Service (Intermountain: ID), IL – Illinois: Galesburg Board of Realtors (Galesburg), MAP Multiple Listing Service (MAPMLS), MLS of Northern Illinois – MLXchange (MLSNIMX), MLS of Northern Illinois – REXplorer (MLSNI), Peoria Area Association of Realtors (PAAR), Rockford Area Association of Realtors (RAAR), Southwestern Illinois Regional MLS (SIRMLS), IN – Indiana: Central Indiana Regional MLS (CIRMLS), Fort Wayne Area Multiple Listing Service: Inc (FWAAR), Greater Northwest Indiana Board of Realtors (GNIAR), Greater South Bend-Mishawaka Association of Realtors (South Bend: IN), Huntington Area Association of Realtors: Inc. (Huntington: IN), Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors (Lafayette: IN), Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors (MIBOR), North Central Indiana Association of Realtors (NCIAR), KS – Kansas: Heartland MLS (Heartland), MLS of the Wichita Area Association of Realtors (Wichita: KS), Topeka Area Association of Realtors (TopekaAAR), KY – Kentucky: Greater Louisville Association of Realtors MLS (GLARMLS), Henderson Audubon Board of Realtors (HendersonABR), Lexington – Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBARMLS), Northern Kentucky MLS (NKAR), Western Kentucky MLS (WestKY), LA – Louisiana: De Ridder-Fort Polk Area Assoc. of Realtors (De Ridder), Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS (GBRAR), New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors (NOMAR), Shreveport-Bossier Board Of Realtors (Shreveport: LA), Southwest Louisiana Association of Realtors (Southwest: LA), MA – Massachusetts: Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors (Cape Cod Rap), MLSPIN H3 (MLSPINH3), MD – Maryland: MRIS Export using Matrix (MRIS Matrix: MD), MRIS Export using Realtor Workstation (MRISRW), MRIS RETS (MRISMD), ME – Maine: Downeast MLS (Downeast: ME), Maine Real Estate Information System (MREIS), MI – Michigan: Ann Arbor Area Board Of Realtors (AAAR), Down River Association of Realtors (DRAR), Eastern Thumb Association of Realtors (ETAR), Eastern Upper Peninsula Board of Realtors (Sault Saint Marie: MI), Grand Rapids Association of Realtors (GRAR), Greater Lansing Association of Realtors (GLAOR), Lenawee County Association of Realtors (Lenawee: MI), Marinette Board of Realtors (Marinette), MI RealSource (RealSource), Midland Board of Realtors (MBRMLS), Northern Michigan MLS (Northern MI), Realcomp II Ltd. (RealComp), Southwestern Michigan Regional Information Center (SWMRIC), Waterwonderland MLS (WWMLS), MN – Minnesota: Bemidji Board of Realtors (Bemidji), Detroit Lakes Park Rapids Board of Realtors (DLPRBOR), Greater Alexandria Area Assoc. of Realtors (GAAAOR), Lake Region Assoc. of Realtors (Lake Region), Realtors Association of Southern Minnesota (RASM), Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota (RMLSMN Matrix), St. Cloud Area Association of Realtors (SCAAR), MO – Missouri: Central Missouri Board of Realtors (Central: MO), Columbia Board of Realtors (Columbia: MO), Heartland MLS (Heartland), MidAmerica Regional Information Systems (MARIS), Randolph County Board of Realtors (Randolph), South Central Board of Realtors (SCBOR), MS – Mississippi: Four County Board of Realtors (Four County), Golden Triangle Assoc. of Realtors (GTAOR), Hattiesburg Area Association of Realtors (Hattiesburg: MS), Meridian Board of Realtors (Meridian), Mississippi Gulf Coast MLS (MGCMLS), Northeast Mississippi Board of Realtors (NMBOR), MT – Montana: Billings Association of Realtors (Billings: MT), NC – North Carolina: Brunswick County Board of Realtors (Brunswick: NC), Burlington Alamance County Association of Realtors (Burlington: NC), Carolina Multiple Listing Services (CMLS), Carteret County Association of Realtors (CCAOR Flex), Goldsboro Wayne County Association of Realtors (Goldsboro: NC), Kinston Board of Realtors (Kinston BOR), Lumberton Board of Realtors (Lumberton), Outer Banks Association of Realtors (Outer Paragon), Pinehurst-Southern Pines Area Association of Realtors (PSPAAR), Richmond County Board of Realtors (Richmond County), TRIAD MLS (TriadMLS), Triangle MLS (TriangleMLS), Washington Beaufort County Board of Realtors (WBCBOR), Western North Carolina Regional MLS (WNCRMLS), ND – North Dakota: Badlands Board of Realtors (Badlands), Fargo-Moorhead Assoc. of Realtors (Fargo), Grand Forks Board of Realtors (Grand Forks), Jamestown Board of Realtors (Jamestown), Williston Board of Realtors (Williston), NE – Nebraska: Great Plains MLS (Omaha Rap), NJ – New Jersey: Garden State Regional MLS (GSRMLS), Jersey Shore MLS (Jersey Shore ARIS), Middlesex County MLS (MSXMLS), Monmouth/Ocean MLS (MOMLS), New Jersey MLS (NJMLS), TREND MLS (TRENDNJ), NM – New Mexico: Ruidoso Board of Realtors (RBRMLS), Santa Fe Association of Realtors MLS (Santa Fe: NM), NV – Nevada: Greater Las Vegas Assoc. of Realtors (GLVAR), Incline Village Board of Realtors (Incline Village), Northern Nevada Regional MLS (Reno: NV), NY – New York: Brooklyn NY MLS (BNYMLS), Capital Region MLS (Albany: NY), Central New York Information Service – Syracuse (CNYIS), Clinton County Board of Realtors MLS (CCBR), Genesee Regional Real Estate Information Services (GENRIS), Greater Hudson Valley MLS (GHVMLS), Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR), Otsego-Delaware Multiple Listing Service (ODMLS), Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR), Westchester Putnam MLS (WPMLS), Western New York (Buffalo: NY), OH – Ohio: Centralized Real Estate Information Services (Akron: OH), Columbus and Central Ohio MLS (CBRMLS), Darke County Assoc. of Realtors (Darke County), Dayton Area MLS (Dayton: OH), Firelands Association of Realtors (FAOR), Heartland Board of Realtors (Findlay: OH), Knox MLS (KnoxMLS), Northern Ohio Regional MLS (NORMLS), Northwest Ohio Real Estate Information Systems (NORIS), Tri-State MLS (TriState: OH), Western Regional Information Systems and Technology (WRIST), OK – Oklahoma: Cushing Board of Realtors (Cushing), Grady County Board of Realtors (Grady County), Lawton Board of Realtors (Lawton: OK), Northeast Oklahoma Board of Realtors (Northeast: OK), Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of Realtors (MLSGateway), Tulsa / NORES (GTAR), OR – Oregon: Central Oregon Association of Realtors (Central: OR), Clatsop Assoc. of Realtors (Clatsop), North and South Lincoln Assoc. of Realtors (Lincoln), Realtors Multiple Listing Services (RMLS), Southern Oregon MLS (SOMLS), Umatilla County Board of Realtors (Umatilla), PA – Pennsylvania: Carbon County Assoc. of Realtors (Carbon County), Central Penn MLS (CPMLS), Central Susquehanna Valley Board of Realtors (CSVBOR), Clearfield Jefferson Assoc. of Realtors (CJAOR), Fayette Board of Realtors (Fayette), Greater Erie Board of Realtors: Inc. (GEBR), Greater Hazleton Assoc. of Realtors (GHAOR), Greenville Area Board of Realtors (Greenville), Keystone Multi-List Inc (Keystone PAFlex), Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVARMLS), Pike Wayne Assoc. of Realtors (Pike Wayne), Pocono Mountains Assoc. of Realtors (Pocono), TREND MLS (TRENDPA), West Penn MLS (WestPenn), RI – Rhode Island: State-Wide Multiple Listing Service (StateWide RI), SC – South Carolina: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors (CTAR), Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors (Myrtle Beach: SC), Consolidated Multiple Listing Service (Consolidated: SC), Greater Greenville Association of Realtors (Greenville: SC), Hilton Head MLS (HHMLS), Realtor Association of the Greater Pee Dee (Greater Pee Dee: SC), SD – South Dakota: Aberdeen Board of Realtors (Aberdeen), Central South Dakota Board of Realtors (CSDBOR), Huron Board of Realtors (Huron), Mitchell Board of Realtors (Mitchell), Northeast South Dakota Board of Realtors (NESDBOR), Sioux Falls Board of Realtors (Sioux Falls BOR), TN – Tennessee: Knoxville Association of Realtors MLS (Knoxville), Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR), Middle Tennessee Regional MLS (MTRMLS), River Counties Association of Realtors (RCAR), TX – Texas: Abilene Board of Realtors (Abilene: TX), Amarillo Assoc. of Realtors (Amarillo), Austin Central Texas Realty Information Services (ACTRIS), Austin Central Texas Realty Information Services (ACTRISEXP), Bryan-College Station Association of Realtors (Bryan: TX), Corpus Christi Association of Realtors (CorpusChristi: TX), Galveston Association of Realtors (Galveston MLS GARMLS), Greater El Paso Association of Realtors MLS (ElPaso: TX), Greater McAllen Association of Realtors (McAllen: TX), Greater Tyler Association of Realtors (Tyler: TX), Houston Assoc. of Realtors (HAR), Longview Board of Realtors (Longview: TX), North Texas Real Estate Information Systems-Marketlinx (NTREIS-M), North Texas Real Estate Information Systems-Rapattoni (NTREIS-R), San Antonio Board of Realtors: Inc. – Paragon (SABOR2), UT – Utah: Wasatch Front Regional MLS (WFRMLS), VA – Virginia: Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR), Eastern Shore Association of Realtors (ESMLS), MRIS Export using Matrix (MRISMatrix: VA), MRIS Export using Realtor Workstation (MRISRWVA), MRIS RETS (MRISVA), Real Estate Information Network (REINMLS), Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors (Roanoke: VA), Staunton-Augusta Association of Realtors (SAAOR), Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors MLS (WAAR), WA – Washington: Bellingham-Whatcom County MLS (BWCMLS), Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), WI – Wisconsin: Multiple Listing Services Inc. (MetroMLS), Realtors Association of Northwestern Wisconsin (RANWW), South Central Wisconsin MLS (SCWMLS), WV – West Virginia: Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors (Greenbrier Valley), Kanawha Valley Board of Realtors (Kanawha Valley: WV), WY – Wyoming: Campbell County Board of Realtors (Campbell County), Cheyenne MLS (Cheyenne: WY), Teton Board of Realtors (TBR)
VOW stands for “Virtual Office Website”. A VOW is where the public can enter, provide contact information, get a password, describe property interest, and then conduct searches of all available MLS listings. The Participant can display all available MLS listings. All listing information details can be displayed. Display rules are set by the MLS. The visitor becomes a bona fide customer / client. A VOW website is a business site whereas an IDX site is an advertising site. A VOW real estate site allows you to give your site visitors / clients more powerful access to MLS data in exchange for their contact information and agreement to become a bona fide customer.
IDX stands for “Internet Data Exchange” commonly called Broker Reciprocity. The next stage in the evolution of the MLS, IDX is the primary means of enhancing cooperation between REALTORS® to facilitate the purchase and sale of real estate property. IDX gives MLS Participants the tool they need to display each others’ listings on their Internet websites. Under the IDX real estate system, brokers exchange consent to display each others listings on the Internet. You have full control over which real estate listings you display.