2021 Virtual Legislative Meetings May 3-14, 2021

Art Carter

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Art Carter
California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc.


Art Carter is CEO of California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (CRMLS), the nation’s largest and most recognized subscriber-based Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Carter oversees strategic direction of the Chino Hills, CA based company. With 100,000+ users from 40 Associations, Boards, and MLS organizations, CRMLS connects California real estate professionals to millions of property listings across the state. Carter joined CRMLS as Chief Executive Officer in August 2005. Before then, he served as CEO of Pacific West Association of REALTORS®.

Carter is a tenacious advocate for brokers and currently leads the inititative for MLS data sharing across California. He is the driving force behind uniting MLSs across the state to form a single, shared point of data access for the benefit of all California real estate professionals. On a national level, Carter represents CRMLS in his role as a member of the MLS RoundTable, where he helps steer the broader conversation on MLS issues.
Under Carter’s leadership, CRMLS has successfully merged with three MLSs since 2008, obtaining over 70,000 new users.
Carter currently serves as a Director of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) and Strategic Manager to the Board of Directors for Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED). Inman named him one of the Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in 2016 and 2017. The Swanepoel Power 200 has included him as one of the Top Association/MLS Executives every year since 2016. Carter served as President of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) in 2014, and in 2017 was honored with CMLS’s Peter Shuttleworth MLS Executive Award of Excellence. In 2012, he was inducted into the Dr. Almon R “Bud” Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society in recognition of his dedicated service and commitment to advancing the REALTOR® organization and the Association Management profession. 

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