CHICAGO — More and more, brokers and agents have been calling for their MLSs to merge … and MLSs are listening.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) announced a new toolkit at NAR’s annual conference that may help make the bumpy road smoother for MLSs considering consolidating, whether through mergers, data and technology sharing cooperatives, group buying or administrative support agreements.

The toolkit lives on NAR’s website and is called “MLS Consolidation Resources.”