There are two multiple listing systems serving Sullivan County. The dominant one is the local Sullivan County MLS, which contains the lion's share of listings here. The Hudson Gateway MLS, which covers a wide area on both sides of the Hudson River, also contains listings in Sullivan Couinty, primarily in the southern areas of the county. Because there are a number of listings in Hudson Gateway that aren't in the Sullivan MLS, at Catskills Buyer Agency we subscribe to both systems — and make both systems available on the property search system on my website.
Recently there have been some changes in the Hudson Gateway MLS (HGMLS) that affect how you see properties on consumer search sites. Previously, HGMLS permitted listings from that system to be 'co-mingled' with listings from other MLSs in a single search. So when you searched for properties using the Basic Search function on my site, listings from the HGMLS would be shown in the same results set with listings from the SCMLS. In a policy change, HGMLS now prohibits co-mingling, and requires that HGMLS listings be displayed separately from any other MLS listings.
So what does this mean? When you use the Basic Search function on the property search on my site, looking for, say, houses with a minimum of 3 bedrooms priced between $200,000 and $300,000 in Rock Hill, two sets of results will be returned. The first result set displayed will be from the Sullivan MLS. To see listings from the Hudson Gateway MLS, you need to click on the "Hudson Gateway MLS" button at the top of the results. You don't need to run two searches, but you do need to click over to the second result set to see the HGMLS listings.
Personally, I don't understand the reasoning behind this policy change. But I don't make the rules, I just have to follow them. Don't worry, though — you still have access to all the listings in both systems. It just takes an extra click to see them.