The Costa Rica MLS for our region - Dominical, Uvita, Matapalo, Escaleras, Lagunas, Ojochal, etc. - isn’t centralized because the region is too small to attract the investment in a centralized computer system. Several companies claim to have a Costa Rica MLS, but they do not include enough of the regional inventories to be effective. A buyer, using only these non-regional Costa Rica MLSs will be missing over 90% of our region’s inventory.
That being said, the advantages of having Costa Rica MLSs by region are too great to ignore! In the Dominical area the local Realtors have created an ad hoc Dominical MLS that provides the major benefits. What we do is a mix of the original MLS concept (see MLS history in the sidebar) with modern internet connectivity mixed in.
Each Realtor in the Dominical area has their own website and their own listings. However, some of us take great care to include the listings from other real estate houses that we don’t already have listed ourselves. We also provide our listings to other Realtors so that they may sell our inventory. We have developed essentially a decentralized database of listings and use social responsibility to take care of commission sharing enforcement and end up with an efficient Costa Rican MLS for our region.
This regional Costa Rica MLS system helps the buyer know that they do not have to visit every office in order to make sure they are not missing opportunities. If you use our site for your search you can be assured that we take this regional Costa Rica MLS very seriously and make sure to include new listings as soon as they are announced.