The Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group recently completed two major upgrades to their MLS real estate service, Multi-List Vallarta (MLV), for the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, Mexico regions. These changes can be seen at the website www.mlsvallarta.com. The upgrades consist of adding an “Advanced” search component to the system and overhauling the names used for the Regions and Sub-Regions of Costa Vallarta.
Previous to this upgrade Multi-List Vallarta was already the most sophisticated MLS tool available for Realtors in Mexico. This significant upgrade only solidifies that position. MLV now has 60 real estate offices (33 of which have the MLS interface built into their websites), and 60 real estate developments listings their properties within the system for a total of more than 2,000 properties featured.
Advanced Search now allows public users to highly refine their real estate searches by type of property, price range, type of amenities it features and by the listing office. This now gives the public more of the features that have previously only been available to MLV members.
Updating the regions and sub-regions has been a work in progress for some time. The primary reason for doing this was to update an old system that, with the tremendous growth experienced in the last decade in this region, just wasn’t accurate anymore. Having a good system for naming and identifying regions is essential for easy use of the MLS system, for both Realtors and the public. Names have to make sense in both English and Spanish (if possible), easily recognizable, and borders need to make sense or searches won’t make sense.
To see these changes visit MLS Search at www.mlsvallarta.com and click on the “Regions” or “Advanced” tabs. By clicking on one of the regions a description and aerial photos of the region is presented.