In June of 2017, 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. Jim Speer, CEO of the newly formed New York MLS, LLC, worked diligently, with his sights on creating something tremendous, that would serve the real estate community and consumers alike. Leading this grand-scale endeavor, Speer is the first to admit it was a collaborative effort to complete the consolidation in such a short timeframe. By September 2018, a formal agreement between MLSLI and HGMLS was in place.
Utilizing the great minds and experience of industry leaders like Richard Haggerty, the CEO of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® and President and Chief Strategic Growth Officer of the New York MLS, the new MLS is capable of serving the entire New York City area and all points North, South, East and West. From the beginning, Rich and Jim worked together tirelessly alongside a team of highly regarded REALTOR® volunteers representing both MLSs, to form the foundation for the largest operating MLS in New York State. Once fully-operational, New York will be ranked one of the top 10 MLSs in the country.
New York MLS, LLC is governed by a Board of Managers that consists of ten (10) representatives from both, the Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. and the Hudson Gateway Board of REALTORS®. The New York MLS, LLC is owned by both REALTOR® Associations. Additionally, three (3) Managers representing outside affiliations will serve on the Board of Managers once the company is fully-operational.
Positioned to serve as the most trusted source of accurate real estate listings and data available to 40,000 New York Metropolitan area real estate professionals, the New York MLS looks forward to providing a seamless flow of data for brokers and agents to share, that will result in greater opportunities and profitability. It’s broader geographical footprint and greater membership participation lends itself to efficiencies for brokers and agents alike.