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MRED CEO Russ Bergeron Is Panel Participant on MLS of Tomorrow at Inman Real Estate Connect Conference

Will Be Addressing How MLSs Can Swim in Uncharted Real Estate Waters

LISLE, IL–(Marketwire – Aug 1, 2012) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) (, the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that its CEO, Russ Bergeron, will be a panelist at Inman News’ upcoming Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco. This industry leading conference attracts the real estate industry’s most influential leaders, decision makers, innovators and experts, and will be taking place August 1st – 3rd, 2012.

Bergeron will be participating in a session called “Updating the MLS”, on Thursday, August 2nd. The panel will be discussing what it is going to take to create the MLS of tomorrow, speaking candidly about the technological, legal and business issues that need to be addressed to update outdated practices and to remove some of the limitations facing MLS customers and vendors today.

Bergeron is well qualified to take part on such a panel. He is known throughout the world for his leadership in bringing technological advances to the multiple listing industry. In recognition of his leadership and innovation, he was named one of the nation’s 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate for 2009, 2010 and 2011 by Inman News. Russ currently sits on advisory boards of,, Supra and CoreLogic/Realist®, and was recently appointed to the MLS Domains Association Board of Directors. He is a member of the Illinois Association of Realtors® Strategic Planning Committee and the Realtors® Property Resource User Advisory Council.

“This is a subject close to my heart and always on my mind,” said Bergeron. “I look forward to exchanging thoughts and ideas with my peers and the very best thinkers in the industry. Our mission is to ‘reinvent MLS,’ so I am very comfortable participating on such a panel and addressing what I feel are the most critical issues facing MLSs and real estate professionals in general.”

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, agents 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. For more information, visit:

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