MLS Frequently Asked Questions

When does this platform become available to me?

January 1, 2024 - we are excited about it!

What if I am not sure if I want to join in January?

The Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® continues to offer members the option of paying their membership dues in full or monthly.  Premier members (pay annually) can switch to MemberMax® at no additional cost and pay month by month.  Simply visit 

Do I need to join GMAR to participate?

No, there is no need to leave your existing Association.  MLS Only options will be available.

Will training be available?

Yes!  Training schedules will be released in the coming weeks. Whether you prefer online webinars, instructor-led virtual training or in-person formats, numerous options will be available in all formats to best fit your needs. Check back here often for updates.

Will we have access to data across Michigan?


Will I have access to Public Records?


What happens with my existing data in the third-party platforms?

Information you currently have within programs, such as Showingtime, will transfer over.

When can I access the new system?

Realtors® will be able to access the new system on January 1, 2024.

What Transaction Management Software will be available?

We have negotiated with three vendors so you can choose which option works best for you/your brokerage.  Choose from Transaction Desk with Authentisign; Zipforms; or dotLoop. 

It is important to note that only Transaction Desk will provide a broker edition as part of the membership package, however if a brokerage chooses to utilize Zipforms or dotLoop, broker access is available for an additional fee through the individual vendor to have the ability to be a “superuser” and login to access the individual documents for all agents within the office.

Will Sentrilock be available?

Yes!  Sentrilock Electronic Lockboxes will still be available for use at no added cost to Realtors®.

Can listings be shared directly to social media accounts from the platform?

Yes!  With the click of a button or by copying/pasting the information from/to the social media platform of your choice.

Will GMAR’s standard forms be available for use in the Transaction Management platforms?

Yes!  GMAR members will have exclusive access to the entire GMAR forms library.  Alternatively, if your brokerage offers customized forms specific to your firm, those will be available as well through Transaction Desk.  If you prefer to use one of the other options (Zipforms/dotLoop) additional fees will apply to the brokerage to upload customized forms.

What happens to my IDX feeds that are currently linked to my brokerage/personal website?

We are honoring all existing IDX feeds and once we receive the information from you we will transfer those feeds on the back end.  Please be sure to keep an eye out for additional information in the coming weeks.