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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Housing Bubble? We Don’t Think So [Infographic]

How Much Has Your City Changed? [Infographic]

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According to this data, the cities that grew the most between 2000 and 2010 are:

  • Aurora
  • Joliet
  • Plainfield
  • Homer Glen
  • Huntley

Infographic via Chicago Real Estate Forum

MRED Stuns Industry with Super-Success of MREDpalooza

Attendees, Sponsors and Exhibitors Thrilled with the Real Estate Tech Event of the Year

LISLE, ILLINOIS (June 24, 2013) – MREDpalooza was a super-success!  That was the consensus of the attendees, sponsors and exhibitors as told to the staff of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), host of the event.

MREDpalooza, which took place on June 18th, surpassed all expectations and delivered on its promise as the largest and most impressive free real estate tech event of the year.  Almost 4,300 expo attendees stormed the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.  Training classes were filled to overflowing with almost 7,400 pre-event registrations and numerous walk-ins.  Everyone came away impressed.

“Thanks for MREDpalooza – it was very informative,” said Sharon Drumm of Drumm Realty in Manteno.  “We learned LOTS!

“MREDpalooza was a valuable experience to learn how real estate technology impacts our industry and how knowledge of the various products and services available can empower any broker or agent,” said Marco Mallard of Safe Harbor Realty in Chicago.  “I got a chance to talk to several representatives that offered me insight into upcoming products and technology, and also empowered my utilization of current products and services. And for free?!  Totally worth it.”

“MREDpalooza was absolutely phenomenal — and free!” said Linda Krause of RealLiving Speckman Realty in Bourbonnais.  “The location, placement of vendors and classes running continuously throughout the day was a great idea.  Having amenities and food vendors nearby was an additional plus!  Thank you!”

“I just flew in from overseas – Romania,” said Bruce Theobald, of Lakefront Realty Group in Chicago.  “This is fabulous!  You guys are great.”

“I got to meet a lot of “behind the scenes” people from MRED,” said Kathy Repsis of Coldwell Banker Residential in Elmhurst.  “I love MRED and all of their Help Desk staff people.”

MREDpalooza’s sponsors and exhibitors were equally amazed with the large turnout and enthusiasm of attendees.

“Russ Bergeron and his crew at MRED showed us how it’s done,” said Greg Robertson, Co-founder of W&R Studios.  “We had our single best day for Cloud CMA Power Pack orders. I also spoke to a few other vendors and heard the “best day ever” comment more than a few times. The place was rocking for 7 hours straight. I probably left some money on the table by not having another person in the booth with me, it was that crazy.”

“Congrats to the MRED team!” said Susan Young of realtor.com.  “Our classes were standing room only and our booth was extremely busy all day.  Well done MRED!”

“We were thrilled by the amount of booth traffic and energy MREDpalooza provided,” said Vanessa Murray, Partner Marketing Manager for Market Leader.  “And a huge ‘Thank You’ goes to Gayle Ludemann and all the MRED team for making this a successful event and wonderful vendor partnership. It was a great show for us and we will definitely be sponsoring again!”

“The integration of down payment assistance information into property listings is a new concept,” said Rob Chrane, President of Down Payment Resource (DPR).  “Seven hours of non-stop engagement with MRED real estate professionals gave us a great opportunity to share our product’s features and answer questions up close and personal.  We were thrilled with the level of participation at MREDpalooza.”

“MREDpalooza had an amazing turn out!” said Liz McKay, Production Manager for 10K Research and Marketing.  “The 10K booth was busy all day, and we had great responses to our demos.  We’ve long valued our partnership with MRED; and the popularity of our product demonstrations at MREDpalooza cemented our mutual commitment to thrill MRED members.”

“I cannot express how satisfying it is to me personally and to our staff to have such a successful event,” said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron.  “It was a lot of hard work, but it was extremely important to us that this be a special experience for our attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.  We pulled out all the stops, and everyone involved thinks this was time very well spent.”

About MRED

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 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.  MRED delivers over twenty products and services to its customers, complementing connectMLS™, the top-rated MLS system in the country per the latest WAV Group MLS Technology Survey.  For more information please visit MREDLLC.com.

‘Twas the Night Before MREDpalooza

Largest Free Real Estate Tech Expo is Tomorrow

LISLE, ILLINOIS (June 17, 2013) – The planning and preparation are over.  The superheroes have arrived, and the sponsors and exhibitors have started setting up.  MREDpalooza is taking place tomorrow, and the people at Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), are ready to host the mega-event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

“With the upturn in the real estate market, the timing is perfect for an event of this magnitude,” said Rob Schaid, President of MRED.  “I could not be more proud of our exemplary staff for taking on this task and delivering in such a big way.  I never dreamed we’d have such a huge response.  I can’t wait to get there.”

Judging from the training registrations, it appears almost every one of the 5,000 plus registrants is planning on attending a class or two, but also spending a good chunk of time in the Expo.  Opportunities to explore new products and services, as well as chances to win cash and prizes await in the scores of booths at the heart of MREDpalooza.

“We’re fortunate to have a veteran, savvy group of employees that knows what benefits the MRED customer,” said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron.  “With their input and execution, we are about to pull off one of the biggest real estate related events ever seen in the Chicagoland area. I also have to give a big shout out to all the exhibitors and sponsors whose participation has allowed us to put on this show at no cost to all attendees.”

MRED would like to give special thanks to POW! Level sponsor Trulia, as well all the other sponsors and exhibitors of MREDpalooza.   Their participation allows this event to be put on at no cost to all attendees. Extra special thanks go out to MREDpalooza’s POW! and ZAP! sponsors – Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, RESAAS, Point2, Cartavi, Real Estate Digital, ShowingTime, and Cloud CMA – for providing all the training class content.

“There will be something for everybody at MREDpalooza,” added Bergeron.  “I invite every real estate professional to make their way here tomorrow.  It’s free, you’ll acquire skills and knowledge to help your business, and you may win a prize or two while you’re at it.  You don’t want to miss MREDpalooza.”

About MREDpalooza

MREDpalooza is the largest free real estate tech expo in the country.  Taking place Tuesday, June 18, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, MREDpalooza will be a great opportunity for MRED’s customers to learn, at no cost,  about a myriad of real estate products and services to enhance their businesses.

There will be several thousand attendees and scores of vendors.  Training sessions and demos will be offered throughout the day, providing more in-depth understanding of many of the products and services.  Those wishing to attend MREDpalooza are asked to visit MREDpalooza.com for free registration information.

About MRED

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 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.  MRED delivers over twenty products and services to its customers, complementing connectMLS™, the top-rated MLS system in the country per the latest WAV Group MLS Technology Survey.  For more information please visit MREDLLC.com.

Countdown to MREDpalooza

Real Estate Tech Extravaganza Ready for Launch

LISLE, ILLINOIS (June 13, 2013) – With i’s dotted and t’s crossed, the staff of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is counting down the days leading up to the largest free real estate tech expo in the country.  MREDpalooza, taking place Tuesday, June 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, will be filled with attendees and real estate service companies eager to help each other succeed.

“We’ve designed a day that maximizes opportunities. The exhibitors will be able to cement existing relationships and create new ones. Our attendees will have the chance to take their businesses to another level,” said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron.  “Our mission with MREDpalooza is to create an event where everyone comes out a winner.  I think we’ve done just that.”

Each of MREDpalooza’s nine major sponsors will present a class and/or demo repeating on the hour.  This allows attendees the ability to customize their class schedule, learn about what interests them, and still visit the expo arena between classes.  All exhibiting sponsors can connect with attendees to promote their products and services that will support the real estate professional on the go. WIN, WIN, and WIN.

All class registration is being handled through MREDpalooza.com, and is free.

“As if all this were not enough, every attendee will have a chance to enter into dozens of prize drawings for cash and high tech gadgets,” added Bergeron.  “Where else do you go to learn how to improve your business, have a great chance to win something, and do it all free of charge?  MREDpalooza.”

About MREDpalooza

MREDpalooza is the largest free real estate tech expo in the country.  Taking place Tuesday, June 18, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, MREDpalooza will be a great opportunity for MRED’s customers to learn, at no cost,  about a myriad of real estate products and services to enhance their businesses.

MRED is planning for several thousand attendees and scores of vendors, many of whom have already committed to attending.  Training sessions and demos will be offered throughout the day, providing more in-depth understanding of many of the products and services.  Those wishing to attend MREDpalooza are asked to visit MREDpalooza.com for free registration information.

About MRED

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 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.  MRED delivers over twenty products and services to its customers, complementing connectMLS™, the top-rated MLS system in the country per the latest WAV Group MLS Technology Survey.  For more information please visit MREDLLC.com.

Thousands Join Last Minute Rush to Register for MREDpalooza

Over 5000 Attendees Already Signed Up for Classes

LISLE, ILLINOIS (June 11, 2013) – With just a week to go, the rush is on to register for MREDpalooza, the real estate tech and training expo event of the year, taking place on June 18th.    Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS) and the force behind MREDpalooza, sees the event gaining tremendous momentum as the event draws near.

“I’ve been focused on making this an event that everyone will appreciate in their own way.” said Gayle Ludemann, Executive Assistant to MRED CEO Russ Bergeron and primary Conference Coordinator.  “My goal is to have both sponsors and attendees walk away from the event thinking that their time spent at MREDpalooza will have helped them be more successful in their own business.”

“With the lineup of exhibitors, product training/demo options, as well as the sheer size and nature of this event, we expected to have major interest and participation in MREDpalooza,” said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron.  “But the response has been tremendous.  We are so excited that we are already making mental notes for the next MREDpalooza.”

With class content ranging from online marketing tools, to social networking, to mobile applications and more, those professionals interested in putting more tools in their real estate utility belt will have the ultimate opportunity to do so.  With drawings for over $10,000 in cash and prizes capping off the day, MREDpalooza will be the perfect day to join with your peers, visit with the creators of real estate products and services, and to get more in depth insight into how they work.  The rush is expected to last all the way until the doors open at 8:30 AM on Tuesday the 18th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

“Our customers are very busy during this long overdue hot real estate market,” added Bergeron.   “We’re not going to ask for any of their valuable time unless we are prepared not only to meet, but to exceed their expectations.  We hope all of our customers will make time to attend – it WILL be worth it.”

About MREDpalooza

MREDpalooza is the largest free real estate tech expo in the country.  Taking place Tuesday, June 18, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, MREDpalooza will be a great opportunity for MRED’s customers to learn, at no cost,  about a myriad of real estate products and services to enhance their businesses.

MRED is planning for several thousand attendees and scores of vendors, many of whom have already committed to attending.  Training sessions and demos will be offered throughout the day, providing more in-depth understanding of many of the products and services.  Those wishing to attend MREDpalooza are asked to visit MREDpalooza.com for free registration information.

About MRED

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 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.  MRED delivers over twenty products and services to its customers, complementing connectMLS™, the top-rated MLS system in the country per the latest WAV Group MLS Technology Survey.  For more information please visit MREDLLC.com.