Hi everyone! I just got my real estate broker's license and I'm looking to start listing homes under my brokerage name. I'm from Poughkeepsie, NY so most of the houses I would be listing would be around the Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck and Red Hook areas. What MLS is the best to join for these areas and how could I go about joining it? Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you everyone!
Mid-Hudson MLS is going to be the most appropriate MLS for Dutchess County. It has a data share with the Ulster County and Columbia County MLSs, so you get pretty good coverage for the price. Also, it's privately owned, so you're not required to join the Board of Realtors to get access to it.
If you're concerned about getting good coverage in the city, then OneKey MLS is the best bet. OneKey covers from Putnam to Long Island I believe, but many agents in Dutchess don't use OneKey so I wouldn't join OneKey instead of Mid-Hudson. Ideally you'll want to use both. If you want to join OneKey, you'll need to join the Board of Realtors as well.
Just my two cents onekey is better for listings, but yes ideally you would want to list on both.