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MLS Giant’s Brokerages Well Represented on Swanepoel’s Top 200 List

RealSure, Inc., a real estate information services company, has announced its first Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200), a recognition of the 200 most powerful people in residential real estate in 2013. In addition to CEO Russ Bergeron, a number of MRED participants are also included.

Along with Bergeron, MRED customers included in this first SP200 include:

  • Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong, Co-Founders of @properties
  • Steve Baird, President and COO, Baird & Warner
  • Fran Broude, President and COO, Coldwell Banker Residential
  • Nancy Nagy, President and CEO, Koenig & Strey
  • Michael Pierson, President and Chairman, Prudential Rubloff

Other Chicago connections include:

  • Pam O’Connor, President and CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies
  • The management and leadership teams of the National Association of REALTORS®
  • Glenn Shimkus, founder of Cartavi, a DocuSign company

Stefan Swanepoel, Editor-in-Chief of the SP200 is one of the most respected and sought after speakers and consultants in the residential real estate industry. The Executive Editor of the SP200 is well-known and highly esteemed real estate writer and commentator, Rob Hahn.  They created the SP200 to be the most comprehensive analysis published of the most powerful key decision makers, trailblazers, influencers, company chieftains, thought leaders, and innovators in residential real estate.

“I am honored to be included among such a prestigious group of industry leaders both nationally and locally,” said Broude. “The Midwest has always been forward thinking as it relates to the real estate industry. Fortunately, MRED drives much of the conversation and ideas by being the most innovative and progressive data and MLS provider servicing a major metropolitan area.”

“I am thrilled to be included with such an esteemed and accomplished group of professionals,” said Bergeron.  “This list confirms what I already know, there is significant influence wielded by the industry titans in the Chicagoland marketplace.  MRED congratulates these leaders on their recognition and pledges to continue our efforts to positively champion and support the real estate industry, at both local and national levels.”

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 for two years running according to the 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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