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Midwest Real Estate Data Support Center Named a Top Contact Center

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LISLE, Ill. – March 7, 2018 – The award-winning Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) Support Center added another distinction to its long list of achievements by being named one of the Top Contact Centers in North America for 2018. MRED received the honor for the ninth straight year from BenchmarkPortal in the organization’s small-sized center category.

BenchmarkPortal deemed MRED worthy of the award based on objective, metrics-driven performance data such as caller satisfaction, average hold time, and average talk time. MRED was also awarded in the individual category of Best Agent Retention.

“It’s extremely important to us that we have knowledgeable and friendly Support Analysts providing top-level customer service to our users,” said MRED Support Center Manager Katrina Ryefield. “This award is great recognition of our team’s daily efforts to be the very best.”

BenchmarkPortal has annually conducted statistical analyses of call center operations throughout the world since 1995. The company hosts the world’s largest call center metrics database in conjunction with the Center for Customer Driven Quality located at Purdue Research Park, Purdue University.

“Midwest Real Estate Data’s placement among the Top Contact Centers is a direct result of its leadership’s commitment to balancing cost-effective service solutions with best-in-class service performance,” said BenchmarkPortal CEO Bruce Belfiore. “MRED stood tall against its competitors according to the world’s largest database of contact center metrics. This is not easy to do and we congratulate them on their accomplishment.”

“I’m so proud of MRED’s Support Center and the outstanding level of customer service it provides,” said MRED President/CEO Rebecca Jensen. “MRED is committed to excellence in every facet of what we do and the BenchmarkPortal award is a testament to that.”

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 over 7,300 offices. MRED serves Chicago and the surrounding “collar” counties and provides property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana. MRED delivers more than 20 products and services to its customers. MRED is the 2013 Inman News Most Innovative MLS/Real Estate Trade Association, and for nine consecutive years the MRED Help Desk has been identified as one of the best small business centers in North America by BenchmarkPortal. For more information please visit MREDLLC.com.

About BenchmarkPortal

Founded in 1995, BenchmarkPortal is a global leader in the contact center industry, providing benchmarking, certification, training, consulting, research and industry reports. The BenchmarkPortal team of professionals has gained international recognition for its innovative approach to best practices for the contact center industry. BenchmarkPortal hosts the world’s largest database of contact center metrics, which is constantly being refreshed with new data. BenchmarkPortal’s mission is to provide contact center managers with the tools and information that will help them optimize their efficiency and effectiveness in their customer communications. For more information on BenchmarkPortal please call 1-800-214-8929 or visit www.BenchmarkPortal.com.

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MRED CEO Elected to 2013 RESO Board of Directors

Chicagoland MLS Giant Is First Charter Member
of the Real Estate Standards Organization

LISLE, IL–(Marketwire – Oct 30, 2012) –  Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Russ Bergeron has been elected to the 2013 Board of Directors of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).

RESO is a group of real estate organizations working together to develop and implement data standards and processes that support innovation, ensure portability, eliminate redundancies and obtain maximum efficiencies for all parties participating in the real estate transaction. RESO’s ultimate goal is a fully automated real estate transaction facilitated by data standards and processes accepted by real estate professionals everywhere.

The Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS) is a common language spoken by systems handling real estate information, such as multiple listing services (MLSs). Most of RESO’s work currently involves RETS and data definitions to be utilized within RETS. Standardization of data fields and ease of portability of data are of the highest priority to MRED and other MLSs for efficiency of data delivery and the minimizing of expense related to these activities.

“MRED has demonstrated its commitment to RESO and the work it is doing to create accepted data standards and processes by being its first Charter Member,” said Bergeron. “I am thrilled to be elected to the RESO Board of Directors and look forward to directly supporting its very worthy mission and initiatives.”

In addition to the 2013 RESO Board, Bergeron was recently elected to serve on the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) Board. “It is important that MRED has a ‘seat at the table’ and participates in organizations shaping the future of real estate, like RESO and CMLS,” added Bergeron. “It is gratifying personally that I have been given the opportunity to extend MRED’s influence throughout the real estate industry.”

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 www.MREDLLC.com.

MRED Extends Winning Streak With Rollout of MLS Data Co-op™

Chicagoland MLS Giant Continues to Reinvent MLS

LISLE, IL–(Marketwire – Oct 25, 2012) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that the MLS Data Co-op™, from CoreLogic, the provider of the Realist™ public records platform, has gone live with what will eventually become a major listing content cooperative.

Providing MRED customers with a wealth of information with which to enhance their already powerful real estate database, the MLS Data Co-op™ presents users all the information they need on a single screen with access to all MLS listings through a sophisticated map-centric interface. The Co-op delivers valuable property data and reports such as RealAVM™ valuations, tax records, listing history, nearby schools, neighborhood data, community demographics, real estate trends, foreclosure information and more. MLS Data Co-op™ works with all popular browsers and platforms, and uses a common format for listings across MLSs without sacrificing locally unique data values.

While initially only for use with MRED’s own listing content, MRED plans to open up reciprocal access with well over 100 other MLSs which have already joined the Co-op. This will quickly lead to MRED’s real estate professionals having access to listings from across the country and Canada, not only giving them the ability to widely market their listings, but opening a doorway for them to expand their referral networks.

The MLS Data Co-op™ is not a public-facing web site, but is reserved for use by real estate professionals, thus providing access to more detailed listing content and far more data than available on the consumer oriented websites.

“MRED agents are expected to have the most complete information and very best technology at their fingertips,” said MRED’s Chief Executive Officer, Russ Bergeron. “The MLS Data Co-op provides terrific search and reporting functionality and will give brokers the ability to market their properties throughout North America. This fits perfectly with our continuing mission to provide our customers with the best and most cutting-edge products and services in the industry.”

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 www.MREDLLC.com.