Meqasa.com has joined forces with the Ghana Association of Real Estate Brokers (GAR) to create the first and only Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in the country that will allow agents to better manage their portfolios and properties.
The MLS is to be help the association to regulate the real estate industry in Ghana.
CEO OF Meqasa.com, Kelvin Nyame, at an event to seal the partnership explained that “The MLS is a one-stop shop for access to information for GAR members (brokers and agents) to make it easy for them to transact business, share information and also share properties with other agents.”
“The MLS is a database where real estate agents and brokers have access to all listed properties on one platform. This means agents can market one another’s property in an effort to close more deals and share the commission among themselves,” he added.
The emergence of the MLS makes it easy to track real estate brokerage business trends and helps potential property seekers save time, money and avoid stress since they do not have to deal with multiple agents.
He said the system will provide “a great avenue for agents to work together and increase their leads since no individual agent has every available property in their portfolio.”
According to Hanna Atiase, one of the co-founders of GAR, “The MLS provides exclusivity to brokers and agents more than an ordinary online platform.”
This is because it is regulated by rules set by the Management of GAR and Meqasa; additionally, it assures the public of credibility since every real estate professional using the platform is verified by GAR.
GAR serves as the regulator in bringing like-minded people together in the real estate industry while Meqasa is responsible for building and maintaining the technology that allows agents to interact and share accurate information to prevent property duplicates and ensure that the right listings with the appropriate information are syndicated.
Meqasa per the partnership is expected to organise training courses for agents to understand how the MLS works and how to use it.