MLS Listing and Real Estate Websites

As you may know, the MLS is not the same as any public real estate website such as Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia or Yahoo Real Estate. The MLS, or Multiple Listing Service, is an extensive database of properties listed for sale or rent, listed by Real Estate Agents and can be accessed only by Real Estate Agents. Click Here for more information about the MLS.


Most MLS's now share their listing information with the public through various real estate websites. Paraphrased, condensed versions of MLS listings now appear on sites such as Realtor.com, Zillow, and Yahoo Real Estate, who get their information directly from the MLS system. Additionally, licensed real estate agencies, who belong to the MLS system, can choose to display these paraphrased MLS listings on their own company websites. The listings that you see on all of these public websites are shortened versions of actual MLS listings, and are not the full version that Agents belonging to the MLS see, nevertheless they are heavily searched by the public and buyers who are not working with agents tend to use these sites exclusively. Keep in mind that while your listing information is available immediately in the MLS, it may take anywhere from a few hours to several business days before it begins to show on the real estate website's. The timing depends on when and how often each real estate site chooses to update with new information.

Below are some of the places your listing should appear

MLS Listing Destinations


Where and When Your Listing Should Appear*


Bright MLS

Covering Northern Virginia, Maryland, Southeast Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.


BRIGHT MLS System - Usually within a few hours of receiving your listing paperwork, weekends included!

BrightMLSHomes.com - The largest database of homes for sale in the BRIGHT area. This site is run by the BRIGHT MLS. Usually within 1-2 hours of being listed.

Realtor.com - Usually within 1-2 hours. Realtor.com then sends the listing to the following websites: Doorstep.com, Apartements.com, MSN.com House and Home, AOL Home and Real Estate, Monster, Moving.com, Wall Street Journal.com, Netscape Home and Real Estate, Compuserve Home & Real Estate, Digital City Real Estate, iWon Real Estate, Excite Real Estate, Juno House & Home, NetZero House

ListHub - Usually within 1 business day. ListHub sends listings to: Assist2Sell, century21.com, ColdwellBanker.com, RE/MAX, RealtyExecutives.com, HomeFinder.com, Homes.com, RealtyTrac, The Real Estate Book, Vast, LakeHomesUSA, Lands of America, RealtyStore, LandAndFarm, LandWatch, Foreclosure.com, Expresscopy, 4D Casas, AdWerx, All Acres, ApartmentList, Blank Slate Factory, Chase My New Home, Close2Homes.com, CommercialSearch, CondoCompare.com, DODHousingNetwork, eLookyLoo, eppraisal, FindAPlace4Me by VisualTour, FindTheBest Homes, FreedomSoft, Guidance Realty, Harmon Homes, Home2.me by TourFactory, HomeBidz, HomeFacts, HomeTourConnect, HomeWinks, HouseHunt.com, HouseRentals, Hubdin, HUD Seeker, ImagesWork by CirclePix, Investability, Juwai, Kahping, LearnMoreNow.com, LivingOnH2O, LotNetwork.com, LuxeListHome, MoveTube, NestBuilder, New Home Source, PennLive, PreApprovalLetter.com, Property Shark, PropertyDigg, RealEstateCentral, RealQuest Express, Realy, RentalRoost, RentHop, RentRange, SearchALLProperties by L2L, Showing Suite, USHUD.com, XiLi Mobile, Zumper

Zillow and Trulia - Usually within 1-2 hours.

Zillow and Trulia Group also powers other real estate Web sites including Hotpads, Trulia and Street Easy.

SelectPremiumHomes.com - Usually within 1-2 hours. Our own property searching website. You may search just our company listings here.

WashingtonPostHomeHunter.com - Usually within 1-2 business days of being listed.

Philly.com - Usually within 1-2 business days of being listed.

Point 2 Homes - Within 1-3 business days. Point 2 Homes sends listings to: RE605, Realty Showcase, Cyberhomes, MilitaryFSBOS, Trovit, SecondSpace, Frontdoor, CLR Search, UltraForeclosures, CampusHomesOnline, PropertyShark.com, Home Gain, PCS Real Estate Services, Oodle, Unique Global Estates, Move That Block.com, The Housing Pages, Homefinder.com, Foreclosure.com, Enormo House Search, LoveMyZip.com, VivaReal.us, Consumers Guide to Real Estate, Real Estate Active, The Housing Block, Real-Buzz, EPropertyStop, ListingFree.com, Vast, R2R Real Estate, Juno Domains, RealTown, Zillow/Yahoo Real Estate Network, Adicio, Kazork.com, Lake Homes USA, Home Flip.com, Hotpads.com, Mitula Homes, Relocation.com, RealtyPin

Other Brokerage and Real Estate websites: within 1-4 business days. This time frame is determined by the website itself and how frequently they update their listings. Examples of sites are Redfin, Remax, Coldwell Banker, Allen Tate, etc.


Central Virginia MLS

Covering Richmond Area and Chesapeake Bay & Rivers Area


Central Virginia MLS System - Usually within a few hours of receiving your listing paperwork, weekends included!

Realtor.com - Usually within 1-2 hours. Realtor.com then sends the listing to the following websites: MSN.com House and Home, AOL Home and Real Estate, Monster Moving.com, Wall Street Journal.com, Netscape Home and Real Estate, Compuserve Home & Real Estate, Digital City Real Estate, iWon Real Estate, Excite Real Estate, Juno House & Home, NetZero House & Home

ListHub - Usually within 1 business day. ListHub sends listings to: Assist2Sell, century21.com, ColdwellBanker.com, RE/MAX, RealtyExecutives.com, HomeFinder.com, Homes.com, RealtyTrac, The Real Estate Book, Vast, LakeHomesUSA, Lands of America, RealtyStore, LandAndFarm, LandWatch, Foreclosure.com, Expresscopy, 4D Casas, AdWerx, All Acres, ApartmentList, Blank Slate Factory, Chase My New Home, Close2Homes.com, CommercialSearch, CondoCompare.com, DODHousingNetwork, eLookyLoo, eppraisal, FindAPlace4Me by VisualTour, FindTheBest Homes, FreedomSoft, Guidance Realty, Harmon Homes, Home2.me by TourFactory, HomeBidz, HomeFacts, HomeTourConnect, HomeWinks, HouseHunt.com, HouseRentals, Hubdin, HUD Seeker, ImagesWork by CirclePix, Investability, Juwai, Kahping, LearnMoreNow.com, LivingOnH2O, LotNetwork.com, LuxeListHome, MoveTube, NestBuilder, New Home Source, PennLive, PreApprovalLetter.com, Property Shark, PropertyDigg, RealEstateCentral, RealQuest Express, Realy, RentalRoost, RentHop, RentRange, SearchALLProperties by L2L, Showing Suite, USHUD.com, XiLi Mobile, Zumper

Zillow and Trulia - Usually within 1-2 hours.

Zillow and Trulia Group also powers other real estate Web sites including Hotpads, Trulia and Street Easy.

SelectPremiumHomes.com - Usually within 1-2 hours. Our own property searching website. You may search just our company listings here.

Point 2 Homes - within 1-3 business days. Point 2 Homes sends listings to: RE605, Realty Showcase, Cyberhomes, MilitaryFSBOS, Trovit, SecondSpace, Frontdoor, CLR Search, UltraForeclosures, CampusHomesOnline, PropertyShark.com, Home Gain, PCS Real Estate Services, Oodle, Unique Global Estates, Move That Block.com, The Housing Pages, Homefinder.com, Foreclosure.com, Enormo House Search, LoveMyZip.com, VivaReal.us, Consumers Guide to Real Estate, Real Estate Active, The Housing Block, Real-Buzz, EPropertyStop, ListingFree.com, Vast, R2R Real Estate, Juno Domains, RealTown, Zillow/Yahoo Real Estate Network, Adicio, Kazork.com, Lake Homes USA, Home Flip.com, Hotpads.com, Mitula Homes, Relocation.com, RealtyPin

HomesRichmond.com and Richmond.com - Usually within 1-2 business days of being listed.

Central Virginia Homes Search.com - Usually within 1-2 business days of being listed.

Other Brokerage and Real Estate websites: within 1-4 business days. This time frame is determined by the website itself and how frequently they update their listings. Examples of sites are Redfin, Remax, Coldwell Banker, Allen Tate, etc.

*Websites are subject to change at any time and may not be available in all areas or listing types.

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