GNMLS Membership & Fees

Thinking about joining the Greater Northwoods MLS?  Only a Wisconsin-licensed broker, salesperson or appraiser who holds REALTOR membership may subscribe to our REALTOR-owned MLS.  Agents practicing under a managing broker may not subscribe individually; they may only subscribe under a managing broker who first enrolls as a GNMLS "Participant".  

NOTE: Brokerage 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 those seeking access to listing data, GNMLS licenses listing data via the CoreLogic Trestle platform. More data licensing information is available here (pdf).

Steps & requirements to join GNMLS:

  • Must be at a brokerage or appraisal firm that has active membership with any REALTOR association
    • Please include letter of good standing from your primary local association (not needed if NWAR) for principal broker or appraiser and any agent subscriber(s)
  • 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
  • MLS Training: Within 60 days of joining, all new GNMLS subscribers must complete GNMLS Training (live or self-study)
  • GNMLS Services:

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