The southern part of Washington in the Vancouver area shares an MLS with the state of Oregon, RMLS. This system inludes many areas of Oregon, including Portland, Eugene, and surrounding areas. Personally, I think this is a brilliant move on the part of the Vancouver, WA Realtors(R). It allows them to increase their marketability on the buyer side to current residents of Portland. Plus, look at the alternative, if Vancouver was not a part of the RMLS system, it would most certainly be a part of the NWMLS. This would then require all Vancover agents to compete for business against Seattle/Tacoma brokers. The way it stands now, Portland brokers can not compete for Vancouver business without also having a WA license. In short, Vancover brokers have the best of both worlds, they get the advantages of being a part of a large MLS but do not have to compete with a large # of brokers for local business.