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Frequently Asked Questions
CIMLS.com is primarily supported by our Gold Members who pay $20 per month to receive premium listing formats, priority search placement and a professional profile in our directory. That’s it. We do not charge members to view listings. As a company we believe listings should be free and accessible to all. We seek to provide one complete central MLS for all commercial listings as a resource to the entire industry.
CIMLS.com currently has over 320,000 members. Our members are commercial real estate individual investors and top brokers from single office firms as well as larger firms such as CBRE, Sperry Van Ness, and Cushman & Wakefield.
CIMLS.com has over 70,000 visitors per month who directly access CIMLS.com. An even larger number of viewers access listings and other CIMLS.com content from search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing each day.
Yes – any listing on CIMLS.com can be found on any of these search engines. Each their web crawlers index the entire CIMLS.com database. However, most traffic from search engines is directed through our local search pages. When a searcher conducts a query such as “commercial properties in new jersey” the will find a CIMLS.com local page such as: http://www.cimls.com/location_review/newjersey-commercial-real-estate.htm. From there a user will view a list of the most recently added properties in that locality from the CIMLS.com database.
The listings you see on CIMLS.com come from our members. Primarily, our members will log in to cimls.com and input their listings. However, we also offer an automated bulk upload option.
CIMLS.com is for any commercial real estate professional. We support every member of the commercial real estate industry:
Brokers - Many of our members are commercial brokers who list their customer's properties in our database to ensure maximum exposure. As an open database CIMLS.com offers the broadest possible exposure to potential commercial buyers or leasers.
Investors - CIMLS.com is open to principle property owners. Whether you are looking to buy or sell an investment property CIMLS.com is a great place for you to connect to a wide range of other investment professionals.
Property Managers - Any manager looking to find a commercial tenant can benefit from listing a property for lease on CIMLS.com. As CIMLS.com is free for searchers business owners are much more likely to search our database compared to a fee based listing service.
Marketing Managers - Marketing teams at larger firms are always looking for new ways to get exposure for the listings of their entire firm. CIMLS.com offers great features such as free search and bulk uploading. This makes listing with CIMLS.com free and easy to submit or update from any internal listings databases.
Service Providers - Through the CIMLS.com Find a Professional Digital Rolodex any professional in the commercial real estate industry can gain instant exposure to our 320,000+ members. Whether you are offering title, brokerage, management, construction, legal, or contract services this is a cheap and effective way to get the exposure you need to grow your business.
Recently, we opened up our database in partnership with Google to enables searchers to view one full listing before logging in. We felt that this provided potential members with a complete picture of what CIMLS.com has to offer. To continue browsing the entire CIMLS.com MLS database simply sign up here.
The CIMLS.com Gold Membership is our premium offering designed to get your listing maximum exposure. The primary benefit of a Gold Membership is your property appears above any free listing in user searches. However, there are many other benefits including lead generation and enhanced listing features. To learn more visit the Gold Membership page
The CIMLS.com Basic Membership is completely free and allows you to search the entire database and list an unlimited number of properties. Additionally with the List Once Feature CIMLS.com will host your property listings from our database through an easy to use and professional presentation to your own website. Sign up.
Yes. Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page and we can get your account set up for bulk uploading and updating. Currently, this is done via an excel file which you can automatically submit online or submit via email on a monthly basis.
Once your property is listed simply visit My Account where you can see how many views from visitors and views from CIMLS.com members your property has received (below the Listings Views graph) organized by for sale and for list. By clicking on a property you can see a property specific breakdown of views.
You must be logged in. Visit 'My Account' by clicking on the link located at the top right corner of CIMLS.com window. Your listing will be in the lower middle part of windows, Click on the 'Edit' link to the left of property of interest to edit. After submitting your edits, the 'Last Updated' date of your properties will also be updated to today's date. We primarily organize listings by the Last Updated date to show the most recently updated properties first. So, we encourage our members to update their properties as often as possible but at least every 6 months.
CIMLS.com covers any commercial real estate property type for sale or for lease. A full list of our categories is below:
Mobile Home Park
Bed & Breakfast
CIMLS.com is unique in that we are funded through premium services, similar to the Google search advertising model. Our goal is to provide all of the essential listing data for free. This strategy helps us build the large membership essential for a service devoted to selling, leasing, and buying commercial properties.
No. Here at CIMLS.com protecting your information is our number one priority. The only emails we send users are account or system updates. That’s it. On your listings we don’t list your email. Instead we use a contact form for users to reach you. This ensures that spammers that crawl the web for email addresses can’t find (or abuse) yours.
We welcome any local commercial broker associations and collectives to partner with us. This is a great opportunity for your association to get national exposure for your local listings. We don’t replace local listings services – as they are the known resource in your community for complete listings. Instead, we can partner with local resources to market your commercial listings to the broadest possible customer base nationwide.
Being featured in the Find a professional directory is a feature open to Gold Members only. If you'd like to sign up it only costs $20/mo: