Does being a member of MLS make a difference?I recently got my real estate license and joined a smaller, rural brokerage company that specializes in farmland which is primarily what I list. The brokerage firm that I deal with is not a member of the MLS and basically when a farm is listed its advertised on numerous websites and print advertisements. Lately however I have listed some land with homes on them in suburban areas and I don't feel like I have a good grasp on the value of the home with the land and am lacking some research tools. So basically my question is are most real estate agents members of the MLS and are other buyers agents less likely to steer a buyer towards my listing given that I'm not on the MLS? Is it unusually for a brokerage to not be a member and will MLS data give me what the comps sold for etc? Also if not the MLS are there any other data resources I can use as a substitute? I just feel a little underprepared talking to land/homeowners about the value of their home without a lot of tools. I know the question is all over the place but hopefully you understand the general issue. I appreciate any advice. June 12 2012 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.