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The History of Comparative Market Analysis (CMA): 40 Years of Powering the Region’s Real Estate Industry

As NWMLS celebrates our 40th Anniversary in 2024, let’s take a look back at how comparative market analysis (CMA) has evolved over the last four decades. Did You Know? A comparative market analysis (CMA) estimates a home’s price based on recently sold, similar properties in the immediate area. Brokers create [..]

May 17, 2024

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A 40 Year Evolution of NWMLS Keys & Keyboxes

Since its inception in 1984, NWMLS has provided our membership with the most advanced technology to safely and securely access listed properties. Let’s take a walk through the last four decades to reminisce about the evolution of NWMLS’s real estate keys and keybox technology. Fun Fact: The first real estate [..]

April 12, 2024

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The History of Searching for Listings: 40 Years of Powering the Region’s Real Estate Industry

As NWMLS celebrates our 40th Anniversary in 2024, let’s take a look back at the evolution of how brokers advertised and searched for listings for their clients over the last four decades. Prior to the 1980s Before a database was available, MLS staff gathered paper copies of listing input sheets [..]

March 15, 2024

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The Growth of NWMLS: 40 Years of Powering the Region’s Real Estate Industry

In celebration of NWMLS’s 40th anniversary in 2024, let’s take a look at how our organization has expanded over the years with the merger of 22 MLSs to become the largest member-owned, not-for-profit multiple listing service in the region. 1984 Eastside Brokers Association, North End Brokers Association, South West Multiple [..]

February 9, 2024

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The History of Northwest Multiple Listing Service: Powering the Region’s Real Estate Industry for 40 Years

“The multiple listing concept emerged in the late 1940s in the form of cooperative listing exchanges. They originated with brokers sharing information over coffee. Eventually, details on available properties were compiled on a card system, then catalogued in books.” In 1984 Puget Sound Multiple Listing Association (PSMLA) was formed when [..]

January 12, 2024

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