Effective tomorrow, October 25, 2010, the Westchester-Putnam MLS will officially be known as the Empire Access MLS. Nothing else changes but the name. The entity, leadership, rules, members, phone numbers, staff and service will remain unchanged. The intention of the name change is to better reflect our serving 4 counties (Bronx, Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess) and not just the two in our old name.
As it is, most brokerages based in the Bronx have already joined the system, and the vast majority of listed properties in the Bronx are in our MLS. We have extensive involvement in Dutchess County as well. It took almost 2 years to decide on a name that resonated with the commonality of our different counties, and we took our name from the Empire State of New York.
I am very proud to have the EAMLS as my home MLS, and prouder still to serve as an officer.