GNMLS Membership & Fees

Thinking about joining the Greater Northwoods MLS?  Only a Wisconsin-licensed firm that holds REALTOR membership may join our REALTOR-owned MLS.  If you are an agent practicing under a broker, you may not join by yourself; you may only operate under a managing broker (aka "Participant"). 

NOTE: Membership in the GNMLS requires ongoing, actively endeavoring to list and/or sell real property under the firm’s Wisconsin license per Article 4 of the GNMLS Bylaws. For others, we license GNMLS listing data via the CoreLogic Trestle platform. More data licensing information is available here (pdf).

Steps & requirements to join GNMLS:

  • REALTOR Member firm (brokerage or appraisal) with active membership to any association of REALTORS
    • Please include letter of good standing from association (not necessary if NWAR) for principal broker/appraiser and any agent(s) applying to join
  • Costs:
    • $1000 initial fee per firm (sole proprietor, corporation, etc.)
    • $40* monthly per licensee** plus sales tax (if in WI) registered to firm and all branch offices within GNMLS service area***
      • Subscriber fees are assessed for ALL licensees at participating offices regardless of whether licensees choose to participate in the MLS, unless a waiver of dues has been granted. The GNMLS Brokerage Application (pdf) includes an application for waiver.
    • If firm has branch offices outside GNMLS service area, those branches are not required to join (but may join without incurring additional $1000 fee)
    • Appraisal offices pay for a single subscriber
  • Within 60 days, all new subscribers must complete GNMLS Training (live or self-study)
  • GNMLS Services:
  • More details may be found in the GNMLS Brokerage Application (pdf) and the GNMLS Policies and Procedures

* Fees are subject to change
** Licensed in any state
*** GNMLS Service Area:  Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, Price & Vilas Counties in Wisconsin