A Secret Tool All Serious Real Estate Investors Must Have

When you choose to sell your real estate property on your own, you need all the help you can get. Though you can save thousands of dollars by not using a realtor, you put yourself at a marketing disadvantage. So what's the secret tool serious investors use? That's right. MLS.

Getting your property listed on the multiple listing service (MLS) has many advantages. The first of many advantages in joining a MLS real estate listing is that it is important to get our property sold. Imagine having an army of real estate agents working hard to get your property sold. That is what MLS is about. It lists properties in an organized format to help real estate agents match the properties to their buyers.

Did you know that for every 5 buyers, 4 of them get what they want through the MLS?

The second advantage of joining a MLS real estate listing is that you as the investor get to see a "butt load" of investment properties. If you're looking for you're next deal, this is a great place to start. Buying opportunities everywhere.

What's the third advantage? You'll start to see a pattern on the popular real estate brokers who sell investment properties. How much more successful will you be in real estate investing if you have them in your rolodex?

The fourth advantage is you get have a very precise, quick comparables of the real estate properties for sale. You will have a clearer picture of how much the property you're buying or selling is really worth.

Stating the MLS is secret tool is an understatement. It is a goldmine.

Whoa... hold on there for second. Before you google about getting MLS access. You do need a real estate license to do this. Don't have one? That's okay. I found these two articles that'll help you get access either way :

1. http://reitips.com/mls-access-without-license/

2. http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2010/06/03/how-to-access-mls-listed-properties-without-having-a-real-estate-license/