Chicagoland MLS Giant Continues to Reinvent MLS
LISLE, IL–(Marketwire – Oct 25, 2012) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that the MLS Data Co-op™, from CoreLogic, the provider of the Realist™ public records platform, has gone live with what will eventually become a major listing content cooperative.
Providing MRED customers with a wealth of information with which to enhance their already powerful real estate database, the MLS Data Co-op™ presents users all the information they need on a single screen with access to all MLS listings through a sophisticated map-centric interface. The Co-op delivers valuable property data and reports such as RealAVM™ valuations, tax records, listing history, nearby schools, neighborhood data, community demographics, real estate trends, foreclosure information and more. MLS Data Co-op™ works with all popular browsers and platforms, and uses a common format for listings across MLSs without sacrificing locally unique data values.
While initially only for use with MRED’s own listing content, MRED plans to open up reciprocal access with well over 100 other MLSs which have already joined the Co-op. This will quickly lead to MRED’s real estate professionals having access to listings from across the country and Canada, not only giving them the ability to widely market their listings, but opening a doorway for them to expand their referral networks.
The MLS Data Co-op™ is not a public-facing web site, but is reserved for use by real estate professionals, thus providing access to more detailed listing content and far more data than available on the consumer oriented websites.
“MRED agents are expected to have the most complete information and very best technology at their fingertips,” said MRED’s Chief Executive Officer, Russ Bergeron. “The MLS Data Co-op provides terrific search and reporting functionality and will give brokers the ability to market their properties throughout North America. This fits perfectly with our continuing mission to provide our customers with the best and most cutting-edge products and services in the industry.”
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to nearly 40,000 brokers, agents and appraisers and 8,000 offices. MRED serves Chicago and the surrounding “collar” counties and provides property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. For more information, visit www.MREDLLC.com.