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The Big Bear MLS – Is Your Property In It?

The vast majority of properties sold in Big Bear are sold by real estate agents who live, work, and breath in Big Bear. Yet, some sellers (read:banks) list their properties with out of area agents who don't have much experience selling property in Big Bear.  It is kind of like a knee doctor working on your elbow.  Can they do it?  Sure, but are they really the expert? What's worse is these real estate agents rarely put the listing in the local Big Bear MLS (Multiple Listing Service).  How are the local agents … [Read more...]

The Big Bear MLS: Is Your Real Estate Agent A Member? 2 Critical Reasons Why They Should Be

The MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is without a doubt the single most important tool that real estate agents use to do their job. In short, the MLS is a private database in which real estate brokers can add properties for sale & offer compensation to other brokers who belong to the MLS (often called a cooperating broker). Cooperating brokers use this database as a resource to help potential buyers and other sellers. The Big Bear MLS is very unique in that it is a "member only" MLS with no reciprocal … [Read more...]