Real estate brokers have access to five times more information than what is publicly accessible on The MLS® database is only accessible to real estate brokers who are members of the real estate board. A broker working for a buyer will consult the MLS® to search for properties corresponding to the needs of their client and then contact the listing broker if there is interest. Both brokers will then supervise every step of the transaction- from the first showing to the signing of the sales contract.