How Do You Access MLS Business Listings?


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The MLS is a cooperative agreement and resource available only to licensed real estate brokers, to assist in the buying and selling of real estate. For those interested in buying or selling a business, websites have been developed that mimic the MLS and are accessible to anyone.

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To search for businesses that are currently for sale, BizMLS.com is a website that allows you to search by county, state or internationally. You may also refine your search by business category or subcategory, and narrow according to whether you are looking to purchase an established business, a new franchise/start-up, or all businesses for sale. All businesses listed on BizMLS.com are being sold through a business broker.

BusinessBroker.net is another website that has been modeled after the MLS and allows buyers to refine their search according to their needs and desires. Unlike BizMLS, BusinessBroker allows sellers to buy ad space and market their business without going through a business broker. These sites also allow buyers to find and hire a business broker to assist them in their search for a business, and also provide links to resources and available financing options. Because these websites and others like them are not a part of the real estate MLS, they can be accessed by anyone with a computer and do not require special licensing or qualifications.

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