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MRED Ready to Host the Mother of all MLS Events

MREDpalooza 2015 promises to be bigger and better than ever

LISLE, IL, May 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), announced that sponsor support for MREDpalooza, the real estate tech expo event of 2015, has already exceeded the total support received for the inaugural experience in 2013. Product vendors and service providers are seizing the opportunity in record numbers to participate in the occasion hosted by one of the largest MLSs in the country.

Real estate professionals are already registering to reserve their spots in the unique training sessions being offered.  MRED is predicting upwards of 5,000 attendees at the 2015 event.

Joining MRED and its real estate professionals again are the vendors for some of MRED’s most utilized services, including:

  • W &R Studios, which provides Cloud CMA, the awesome Comparative Market Analysis software, and Cloud Streams, the soon to be live product providing real-time listing alerts
  • ShowingTime, which provides ShowingAssist, the real estate showing management software; and
  • DocuSign, the Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management.

Industry association backing has been provided by the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR), the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR), and the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe).  Brokerage support has come from Baird & Warner and Coldwell Banker Residential.

“I could not be more excited about MREDpalooza 2015,” said Rebecca Jensen, MRED President/Chief Executive Officer.  “Obviously, the word is out about the event!  This is a great opportunity for MRED and vendors to show appreciation to our customers.  We anticipate a fun occasion full of the latest products, technology and sixty-three class sessions that are sure to help any and all real estate practitioners.”

About MREDpalooza

MREDpalooza is one of the largest MLS tech expos in the country.  Taking place Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 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 real estate professionals to learn 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.  Product training sessions will be offered throughout the day, providing more in-depth understanding of many of the products.  Those wishing to attend or exhibit at MREDpalooza are asked to visit MREDpalooza.com for registration and sponsorship 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 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.

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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.

Cloud CMA Part of MREDpalooza June Madness

REALTOR® Associations Also Step Up To Support Major Real Estate Tech Expo

 LISLE, ILLINOIS (March 19, 2013) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that Cloud CMA by W&R Studios is supporting MREDpalooza as a ZAP! Sponsor.

Cloud CMA is easy to use software that creates amazing reports for buyers and sellers.  It uses a blend of MRED data and top information from real estate websites to create CMAs, Flyers, Property Reports and Buyer Tours.  Most amazing is the ease by which MRED’s real estate professionals can create and deliver these documents to mobile devices.  MRED highly recommends attendees fly into Cloud CMA training at MREDpalooza.

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR), Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) and Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) have also leapt into MREDpalooza sponsorship with a single bound.

”The buzz on MREDpalooza has been incredible, and with good reason,” said Greg Robertson, Co-founder of W&R Studios.  ”You’ve got a great location, hosted by the one of the largest MLS providers in the country.   I can’t wait to see the show Russ and his team will put together.”

“The response from the MLS industry to MREDpalooza keeps getting better and better,” said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron.  “The excitement is already building, and we can’t wait for MREDpalooza to arrive.  This truly will be a great informational, training, and educational opportunity, the likes of which our customers have never seen.”

MRED still has sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities available.  All MREDpalooza participants will enjoy significant interaction with MRED’s real estate professionals.

About MREDpalooza

MREDpalooza is one of the largest MLS tech expos 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 real estate professionals to learn 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 will be offered throughout the day, providing more in-depth understanding of many of the products and services.  Those wishing to attend or exhibit at MREDpalooza are asked to visit MREDpalooza.com for registration and sponsorship 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.

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Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) Enters into Licensing Agreement for Cloud CMA

Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) announced today it has entered into a licensing agreement to provide MRED’s 40,000 customers with W&R Studios’ Cloud CMA product in early 2011.

Cloud CMA is an innovative as well as eye-catching product for preparing comparative market analyses, buyer’s tours and other property reports.  With Cloud CMA users can easily create amazing presentations from a desktop/laptop or mobile smartphone, with exclusive blended data from top websites including Google, Zillow, education.com, Walk Score, Yelp and more.

When Cloud CMA is integrated with MRED’s connectMLS™ MLS system, users will be able to search for listings and comparables and seamlessly launch the Cloud CMA package to produce stunning reports that will help them win more listings and write more offers.

“One of MRED’s goals is to locate tools with which to arm real estate professionals so that they are the driving force for every real estate transaction,” said Russ Bergeron, CEO of MRED.  “Cloud CMA will enable our customers to create personalized reports that blend data from our MLS and top websites to give their clients the full spectrum of real estate information.” 

“The key aspect of Cloud CMA our Board found most attractive is that it provides our agents with a cutting edge tool that incorporates all of the real estate information available for today’s agent,” stated Dean Rouso, President of MRED.

Kelly Reichert, an agent with Coldwell Banker in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and an avid Cloud CMA user, said, “I’m so excited with the Cloud CMA program.  This program saves me so much time in preparing a market analysis.  I am so grateful I have this tool!”

“Cloud CMA’s reports aren’t just a pretty face – they have a purpose, too,” said Greg Robertson, co-founder of W&R Studios.  “The layout, page order, content and design are all about taking your client to the next step, whether it’s making an offer, or signing that listing agreement.  If you can use e-mail you can use Cloud CMA.”

About MRED

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor that provides the largest multiple listing service (by listing volume) to over 40,000 customers, with property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.

About W&R Studios

Founded in 2008, W&R Studios is a privately held web software company located in Huntington Beach, California. W&R Studios focuses on creating the next generation of web-based software solutions for the real estate industry. By providing a “less is more” approach to software design, elegant user interfaces, and using the latest in agile programming, W&R Studios’ software applications are at the same time powerful, yet accessible to everyone.