REinventing MLS

MRED Delivers Another Fall Classic

Two New Services and a Photo Enhancement Added to its Leading MLS System

LISLE, ILLINOIS (October 23, 2013) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), announced today that it has completed a major enhancement of the photo browser/upload functionality in its MLS system, while introducing two new products to its suite of services.  Just another typical month for one of the largest MLSs in the country.

MRED premiered a new Photo Manager in its connectMLS™ system.  A key feature allows users to take full advantage of the newest browser versions, including Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10), Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera.  With this upgrade, it is now even easier to view, add, and edit photo titles and captions, while also simplifying the reordering and repositioning of listing photos.  New advanced features support photo editing for brightness, contrast and cropping. The new photo management capabilities work on most mobile devices for the Realtor® on the go.

MRED has also introduced a way for its customers to become television stars.  Well, at least their listings. and MRED have launched a Real Estate channel in the Chicago area.  In collaboration with the Home Tour Network, this interactive On Demand channel shows virtual tours of home listings in the Chicago area on Comcast Cable Searchlight (channel number 888).  For additional information and to guarantee listings get placed on the network, MRED customers should visit the TV product page on

One of MRED’s more popular products, The Thing – an interactive statistical package – has been upgraded.  Its newest version is called Infosparks, and takes interactive market analytics to the highest level yet.  Featuring compatibility with the iPad and other tablets, MRED real estate professionals can now choose multiple areas with more variables and expanded metrics.  Infosparks offers the ability to create customizable price ranges and place a live data widget on their own websites.  The classic version will remain within the Infosparks platform during the transition period.

“At MRED, we strive to be innovative in delivering services to our customers,” said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron.  “With nearly 40,000 demanding customers, our MLS has to be the best. The products and services we provide to complement connectMLS™ are always held to the highest possible standard.”

MRED goes three for three in October…

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.  MRED is the 2013 Inman News Most Innovative MLS/Real Estate Trade Association.  For more information please visit

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