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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 Bringing The Real Estate World Back to MREDpalooza

Top MLS Industry Service Providers Coming Back to the
Chicagoland MLS’s Biennial Tech/Training Expo

LISLE, ILLINOIS (March 30, 2015) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that it is time again for MREDpalooza!

MREDpalooza 2015, one of the largest MLS tech expos in the country, will be taking place on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Providing services to nearly 40,000 brokers and appraisers and 8,000 offices, 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. MREDpalooza 2015 will be a great opportunity for MRED customers to get up close and personal with a myriad of real estate service providers. The environment will be conducive to learning about MRED products and services and other ways to enhance their businesses.

MRED is planning to repeat the success of the last MREDpalooza, which had several thousand attendees and the top real estate vendors in the country attending. Training sessions will be offered throughout the day, providing more in-depth understanding of many of MRED’s products and services. Those wishing to attend or exhibit at MREDpalooza have been asked to visit www.MREDpalooza.com for registration and sponsorship information.

“It is exciting to stage an event of this magnitude that will benefit all attendees – our customers as well as our important business partners,” said MRED President and CEO Rebecca Jensen. “The opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of all these great products and services, at an excellent and easily accessible venue, will be invaluable to the real estate professional. Our product partners and other participants will enjoy maximum exposure to thousands of brokers and appraisers. This will be the real estate technology event of the year.”

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.

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.

‘Twas the Night Before MREDpalooza

Largest Free Real Estate Tech Expo is Tomorrow

LISLE, ILLINOIS (June 17, 2013) – The planning and preparation are over.  The superheroes have arrived, and the sponsors and exhibitors have started setting up.  MREDpalooza is taking place tomorrow, and the people at Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), are ready to host the mega-event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

“With the upturn in the real estate market, the timing is perfect for an event of this magnitude,” said Rob Schaid, President of MRED.  “I could not be more proud of our exemplary staff for taking on this task and delivering in such a big way.  I never dreamed we’d have such a huge response.  I can’t wait to get there.”

Judging from the training registrations, it appears almost every one of the 5,000 plus registrants is planning on attending a class or two, but also spending a good chunk of time in the Expo.  Opportunities to explore new products and services, as well as chances to win cash and prizes await in the scores of booths at the heart of MREDpalooza.

“We’re fortunate to have a veteran, savvy group of employees that knows what benefits the MRED customer,” said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron.  “With their input and execution, we are about to pull off one of the biggest real estate related events ever seen in the Chicagoland area. I also have to give a big shout out to all the exhibitors and sponsors whose participation has allowed us to put on this show at no cost to all attendees.”

MRED would like to give special thanks to POW! Level sponsor Trulia, as well all the other sponsors and exhibitors of MREDpalooza.   Their participation allows this event to be put on at no cost to all attendees. Extra special thanks go out to MREDpalooza’s POW! and ZAP! sponsors – Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, RESAAS, Point2, Cartavi, Real Estate Digital, ShowingTime, and Cloud CMA – for providing all the training class content.

“There will be something for everybody at MREDpalooza,” added Bergeron.  “I invite every real estate professional to make their way here tomorrow.  It’s free, you’ll acquire skills and knowledge to help your business, and you may win a prize or two while you’re at it.  You don’t want to miss MREDpalooza.”

About MREDpalooza

MREDpalooza is the largest free real estate tech expo 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 customers to learn, at no cost,  about a myriad of real estate products and services to enhance their businesses.

There will be several thousand attendees and scores of vendors.  Training sessions and demos will be offered throughout the day, providing more in-depth understanding of many of the products and services.  Those wishing to attend MREDpalooza are asked to visit MREDpalooza.com for free registration 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.

Countdown to MREDpalooza

Real Estate Tech Extravaganza Ready for Launch

LISLE, ILLINOIS (June 13, 2013) – With i’s dotted and t’s crossed, the staff of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is counting down the days leading up to the largest free real estate tech expo in the country.  MREDpalooza, taking place Tuesday, June 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, will be filled with attendees and real estate service companies eager to help each other succeed.

“We’ve designed a day that maximizes opportunities. The exhibitors will be able to cement existing relationships and create new ones. Our attendees will have the chance to take their businesses to another level,” said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron.  “Our mission with MREDpalooza is to create an event where everyone comes out a winner.  I think we’ve done just that.”

Each of MREDpalooza’s nine major sponsors will present a class and/or demo repeating on the hour.  This allows attendees the ability to customize their class schedule, learn about what interests them, and still visit the expo arena between classes.  All exhibiting sponsors can connect with attendees to promote their products and services that will support the real estate professional on the go. WIN, WIN, and WIN.

All class registration is being handled through MREDpalooza.com, and is free.

“As if all this were not enough, every attendee will have a chance to enter into dozens of prize drawings for cash and high tech gadgets,” added Bergeron.  “Where else do you go to learn how to improve your business, have a great chance to win something, and do it all free of charge?  MREDpalooza.”

About MREDpalooza

MREDpalooza is the largest free real estate tech expo 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 customers to learn, at no cost,  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 and demos will be offered throughout the day, providing more in-depth understanding of many of the products and services.  Those wishing to attend MREDpalooza are asked to visit MREDpalooza.com for free registration 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.

MREDpalooza – Not Your Typical Real Estate Tech Fair

Eclectic Mix of Exhibitors Offers Unique Experience

LISLE, ILLINOIS (June 4, 2013) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), had no idea such a wide range of vendors that would be attracted to its upcoming real estate tech expo, MREDpalooza.

“We expected to get interest from major real estate players like Trulia, Zillow and realtor.com – and we did” said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron.  “We are also pleased by the strong support we are getting from many different sizes and types of companies, and not just from within the real estate industry.”

One of MRED’s service partners is 10K Research & Marketing, architects of The Thing, one of the most popular products MRED delivers.  The Thing, an interactive online market analytics tool integrated into MRED’s MLS system, uses MRED data to deliver easy to understand charts, graphs and housing trends for specific market areas.  Through the power of its interactive mapping tool, The Thing allows the user to define specific market areas and neighborhoods with which a Realtor® can demonstrate their detailed knowledge of their market. 10K came on board early as a ZOINK! level sponsor of MREDpalooza.

Workforce Resource, providers of Down Payment Resource (DPR), another popular service at MRED, is also on board as a ZOINK! sponsor.  DPR matches listings in MRED’s MLS database against thousands of down payment assistance programs, assisting buyers in determining their eligibility for those programs.  DPR helps MRED customers sell listings that might otherwise have gone unsold due to a buyer’s lack of funding – identifying one or more programs for which their listings qualify.

The Chicago Real Estate Forum is dedicated to promoting Chicago real estate news and trends. Their blog promotes news of interest to consumers and industry insiders – from community grand openings, model homes, amenities and more – including news from MRED and MREDpalooza.  Chicago Real Estate Forum is a ZOINK! Sponsor.

Another ZOINK! exhibitor is Goomzee®, delivering to MRED customers a mobile text messaging and QR code marketing tool that delivers property information to buyers’ mobile devices and instantly informs the listing agent about who is making the request.  This technology takes you to the cutting edge and makes “paper flyers” obsolete.

Appla.bz, yet another ZOINK! exhibitor, have created the MRED Social IDX (MSI) application for Facebook.  With most of the world on Facebook, Appla.bz provides an essential service to MRED customers, combining the power of Facebook with MRED’s Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program – bringing MRED’s MLS property search to an agent’s Facebook business page.  At MREDpalooza, Appla.bz is offering attendees a free month of MSI plus an Appla.bz agent website.

“The variety and numbers of participants has proven to us that MREDpalooza is the right event at the right time,” said Bergeron.   “With thousands already registered and signed up for training sessions, MREDpalooza is going to exceed every expectation for attendees and exhibitors alike.”

About MREDpalooza

MREDpalooza is the largest free real estate tech expo 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 customers to learn, at no cost,  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 and demos 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 free 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.