"Almost 50 percent of the buyers of homes in Martin and St. Lucie are from down south, yet the Realtors down there have difficulty helping their customers buy homes up here," said Jim Weix, president of The Real Estate Company-Treasure Coast, based in Palm City, Fla.
Weix's firm recently purchased the access rights to the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) of the realtor associations of both Greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami-Dade County, meaning his
company will directly market its existing stock of Martin and St. Lucie homes to South Florida
had been fielding many calls from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade agents without access to local listings, and who are subsequently out of the loop with homes that come on the Florida housing market.
"They were basically going to Realtor.com and getting the same information the public could get.
Bottom line is, a big part of our market is people from there moving up here and I come to find out that access to our homes for sale is really minimal," Weix