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Art Carter

CEO, California Regional Multiple Listing Service


Art Carter is CEO of California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (CRMLS), the nation’s largest and most recognized subscriber-based Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Carter oversees strategic direction of the San Dimas, CA based company. With more than 84,000 member agents from 34 Associations, 3 Board of REALTORS® and 1 MLS, CRMLS connects California real estate professionals to millions of property listings across the state. Carter joined CRMLS as Chief Executive Officer in August of 2005. Before that, he served as CEO of Pacific West Association of REALTORS®.

Carter is a tenacious advocate for brokers and currently leads the inititative for MLS data share across California. He is the driving force behind uniting MLSs across the state with the intent to form a single, shared listing database for the benefit of all California real estate professionals.

Under Carter’s leadership, CRMLS has successfully merged with three MLSs since 2008, obtaining over 50,000 new members.

Carter currently serves as Chair of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) and as Strategic Manager to the Board of Directors for Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED). He was named one of Inman’s Most Influential Real Estate Leaders In 2016 and 2017. In 2016 he was named one of the Top 20 Association/MLS Executives in the Swanepoel Power 200. Carter served as President of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) in 2014, and in 2012, he was inducted into the Dr. Almon R “Bud” Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society in recognition of his dedicated service and commitment to advancing the REALTOR® organization and the Association Management profession.

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