When leadership from both the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island and the Hudson Gateway MLS began discussing the idea of forming a New York area regional MLS, there was a consensus early on that the consolidated MLS would only be a REALTOR®-member MLS.  This collective decision was made to ensure the commitment of REALTOR® professionalism.  By being part of a REALTOR® association, members are required to abide by the National Association of REALTORS®’ Code of Ethics and Professional Standards, which outlines duties to clients and customers, the public and fellow REALTORS®.  In this video leadership speaks on what it means to be a REALTOR® and why New York MLS is a REALTOR® only MLS: