The REBNY RLS does not have a public portal like other MLS systems where consumers can search for listings directly. The RLS New York operates like the hub of a wheel. Data is sent back and forth from brokers who interface with the RLS either through third party data vendors like Perchwell, Nestio or RealtyMX, or through in-house systems such as Taxi and Limo. Data is sent to public search websites such as the New York Times, StreetEasy, Brownstoner and Homes.com either from the RLS NYC, or directly from the RLS vendors.
As a result, the only way for home buyers to do a MLS search NYC is through public property search websites such as the New York Times or Agorafy. It is quite unusual that REBNY has not taken the time to invest in a public property search portal that most regional MLS systems have.