Northwest Multiple Listing Service has unveiled its first mobile application, enabling brokers to quickly navigate the MLS system software using their iPad, iPhone and Android devices, with BlackBerries expected to be added soon.

“This new tool allows the MLS broker members to search for listings around them by using their device’s GPS or by simply searching on the fly using a variety of search fields,” said NWMLS chair Diedre Haines, who is Coldwell Banker Bain’s regional managing broker for Snohomish County.

With the searching functions, brokers can sort properties for their buyers and sellers using a variety of criteria, such as listing status (e.g., active or contingent), property type, price and style. The app can also retrieve up to 12 months of historical data.

Only members of Northwest MLS will have access to the tool, which is offered to members as an optional subscription.