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MRED welcomes new realtor association, expands service area

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MRED is thrilled to welcome the Bloomington-Normal Association of Realtors® (BNAR) as our newest Association partner. The addition of BNAR is part of MRED’s pursuit of improving offerings and expanding reach to provide brokers with the very best in functionality and service.

Bloomington-Normal becomes the fourteenth realtor association to join MRED and benefit from our game-changing line of products and services. That includes the best-in-class multiple listing service connectMLS containing more than 85,000 active listings.

BNAR’s transition process to connectMLS is already underway and going smoothly. There will be no disruptions to the services MRED provides to current associations and their members.

Bloomington-Normal supplies resources to real estate professionals in central Illinois’ McLean County, the largest county in the state by land area. Founded in 1921, BNAR covers the county’s 170,000 residents in 65,000 households across 70,000 housing units. Bloomington-Normal President John Armstrong, Association Executive Diane Cote, and their wonderful team will continue to serve their members well as an MRED Association partner.

Join us in welcoming the Bloomington-Normal Association of Realtors® to the MRED family!

We’re always ready to help answer any questions you have. You can contact MRED’s Help Desk at 630-955-2755 or send us an email.

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MRED’s Era of Cooperation Continues

All of Chicagoland MLS Giant’s Association Partners Renew Relationship

DSCN2558-1LISLE, ILLINOIS (November 20, 2014) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that it has renewed agreements with all twelve (12) of the local Realtor® associations to whom it provides services. Under the new Contract for Services Association agreements (CSAs), MRED will continue to provide MLS and other related products and services to the members of these organizations through at least December, 2017, with options to extend the agreements through December, 2021.

Signatories to these new Agreements include the following Realtor® associations:

  • Belvidere Board of Realtors®
  • Chicago Association of Realtors®
  • Heartland Realtor® Organization
  • HomeTown Association of Realtors®
  • Illini Valley Association of Realtors®
  • Kankakee-Iroquois-Ford Association of Realtors®
  • MainStreet Organization of Realtors®
  • Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors®
  • North Shore – Barrington Association of Realtors®
  • Oak Park Area Association of Realtors®
  • Realtor® Association of the Fox Valley
  • Three Rivers Association of Realtors®

“The Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe) is very pleased to continue the great relationship we have had for many years with MRED,” said Pam Krieter, MORe Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to be a part of one of the largest and most successful regional MLSs in the country, and now look forward to many more years of continued participation by our brokers.”

“The Heartland Realtor® Organization (HRO) is thrilled to continue to be a part of MRED,” said Jim Haisler, HRO Chief Executive Officer. “It is critical for our members to have access to MRED’s coverage area. We now have in place agreements that insure that HRO and other Illinois associations will enjoy the benefits of being an MRED partner for years to come.”

“MRED has been fortunate to enjoy a great and mutually beneficial relationship with its partner Associations for many years,” said Jeff Gregory, MRED Chairman of the Board. “We are grateful for the execution of our new Contract for Services Association agreements by our partners and celebrate the continuing era of cooperation enjoyed by MRED real estate professionals.”

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, and for four 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.

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) Providing Statistical Reports to its Association Partners

The Thing has gotten an amazing reception from MRED’s brokers, agents and appraisers.  Now, MRED is providing to its Realtor Association partners statistical reports from The Thing to help them and their members get a big picture overview of their markets.  Read about it in our latest press release.