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MRED Goes Live With Green Information in Realtor.com and Homes.com

Providing Another Great Benefit to Real Estate Brokers and their Customers

LISLE, ILLINOIS (July 21, 2015) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), announced that Realtor.com and Homes.com, two of the nation’s largest homes for sale web sites, are now displaying Green and energy related information made available to them from MRED and its real estate professionals.

This is the latest in efforts by MRED to increase the availability of Green data. Consumers today are demanding greater access to this information to make more environmentally informed choices about homes to purchase. Brokers having this information available on their listings helps to promote the sale of those properties. Specifically, data regarding the Green Features of homes and energy/green ratings, available in homes listed in MRED’s MLS system, is now displayed on two of the most visited real estate sites in the country.

This is also about the bigger picture. MRED recently entered into the Home Energy Information Accelerator Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy, supporting the national initiative to improve energy efficiency via the distribution of energy information. This will eventually result in even more information available through MRED’s MLS system as well as for distribution to real estate web sites.

“MRED sets the standard for MLSs in many ways,” said MRED President/Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Jensen. “We’ve challenged ourselves to step up and lead the way on Green and energy information as well. This is a great benefit to our own real estate professionals, but I’m proud that this is also a public service for the many consumers interested in Chicagoland real estate.”

About MRED

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to more than 40,000 brokers and appraisers and nearly 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, and for five consecutive years the MRED Help Desk has been identified as one of the best small business centers in the United States and Canada by BenchmarkPortal. For more information please visit MREDLLC.com.

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