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Midwest Real Estate Data Announces Hiring of New CTO Chris Haran

Chris Haran
LISLE, Ill., Mar 14, 2018 – Midwest Real Estate Data is pleased to announce industry veteran Chris Haran will be joining MRED as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Haran comes to MRED from real estate franchise Coldwell Banker, where he served as Vice President of Field Operations. In this executive role, Haran led the company’s strategic efforts as well as organic growth and marketing initiatives. Haran started out in entry level marketing at Coldwell Banker in 2006, working his way up to management positions before starting his Operations VP role in 2015.

This opportunity gave Haran firsthand experience with MRED, as he served on its Board of Managers from 2015-2017. During this time, Haran represented MRED on the Board’s Technology Focus Group. These experiences and more made Haran an ideal candidate to thrive in this vital role.

“Being a pioneer of technology is of the utmost importance to MLSs and I know that Chris is the perfect person to keep MRED at the forefront and push us ahead even farther.” said MRED President/CEO Rebecca Jensen. “Bringing in Chris is a huge milestone for MRED and our customers.”

Haran is a 2005 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University. He also spent time as a mentor for the National Association of REALTORS® REach program as well as Moderne Ventures, advising startup companies on business plans.

At MRED, Haran will create and implement the strategic vision of technology, a prospect that excites the Illinois native.

“This opportunity is the perfect way to make the most of my passion for emerging technologies and connecting people, ideas, and resources,” Haran said. “MRED is doing big things and I can’t wait to be a part of 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


Jeremy Sharp
Midwest Real Estate Data LLC

Daily Morning Roundup – June 28, 2012

Here are some of the top real estate posts on the social networking sites this morning:

iPad 101 – A KCM Blog post by Matt Ferrara – “Sell On the Go with Your iPad”

Pending Home Sales Up in May, Continue Pattern of Strong Annual Gains –

What’s in a Housing Recovery? 3 Things to Keep in Mind –

See this? Google unveils 7-inch tablet Nexus Seven- w/pretty terrific hardware , only $200

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MRED’s Hunger for Innovative Technology is No Game

MRED’s Director of Special Projects is a finalist for SearchCIO IT Awards.  Click HERE to read our latest Press Release.

Technology Can Help Build Connections

From our friends at RETechnology

Could This Google Product Change the Way We Look at Real Estate?

It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, but Google is said to be preparing the launch of “video sunglasses” by the end of this year. The glasses will have a mini camera in them and a transparent screen, so that the wearer can still see what’s in front of him or her. This could forever change the way that consumers look at real estate for rent and for sale.

The Google glasses are the concept of Co-Founder Sergey Brin, and are said to be one of his highest priority projects. Not much is being said of the glasses, because Google has kept the details of them top-secret in their ultra-secretive Silicon Valley experimental lab, known as Google Lab X, but there are rumors that they are almost ready to be launched. Here is what is being said of them.

The glasses themselves will look cool, like a pair of Oakley sunglasses. They will have a built-in camera that can record as the user is walking down the street, viewing a home, or having a conversation. They are also said to have a viewing screen built into the transparent lenses for the user to view. They will also be able to tap into other Google resources, such as Google maps, which is great for a person who is using them in unfamiliar places, such as on vacation or viewing a bunch of homes in a new neighborhood. From a real estate perspective, this could be a game changer. Can you imagine using them while looking at ten houses in a day, then downloading the footage to your computer to show your friends and family? You could get their opinion on which property they like best. This can also be great for home inspectors, who can use them on an inspection and then share the footage with the buyer to show them the potential hazards of a problem they found. Also, if only one spouse can view homes on a particular day, they can record the footage to show their partner. They can then decide on which homes they like best, if any. The glasses are said to be priced at anywhere from $250 to $600 a pair. As great as this sounds, there are concerns.

Many people worry that their conversations might be recorded without them knowing it. Google is no stranger to privacy issues, so many activists have already made this point loud and clear. Supposedly, there will be an indicator on the glasses that lets the public know when they are recording. If so, that should be able to solve that problem.

So will Google’s glasses be the next big thing? Or will they be an overpriced, awkward looking pair of glasses? Only time will tell, but what has come out so far looks very promising.

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The map has been replaced by the compass

 Click HERE to read Seth Godin’s thoughts!