New York City-based real estate brokerage company The Corcoran Group just announced that it is adding its thousands of previously-exclusive listings to metropolitan ResidentialNYC.com, effectively doubling the site’s listing database. ResidentialNYC.com, powered by Trulia, is the real estate listings Web site for the 12,000-member Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). This will bring the site’s total listings to approximately 10,000, all with free public access.

“The timing was right for us. ResidentialNYC.com is a consumer-friendly site that offers easy search and requires no registration. We are pleased with how the site has developed,” Pamela Liebman, president and CEO of The Corcoran Group, told Inman News.

We talked to Mike Slattery, SVP at REBNY, about why New York City had no MLS. He said the city had never had an MLS, and conjectured that it was because of the nature of so many city properties. “Coop ownerships are the norm, and they require board approval,” he said.

In contrast to an MLS, agents and brokers must be REBNY members to list properties on ResidentialNYC.com.

ResidentialNYC.com enables searches of both rental and sale properties specific to borough or community. The search can be narrowed down by price, type and square footage. Open houses, maps, and information on schools and merchants are included as well.  

A Trulia spokesperson told us that Trulia is now powering approximately 170 newspaper, broadcast and other real estate verticals.

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