MLS & Associations

MLS systems: The best, and all the rest

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A multiple listing service system from Black Knight Financial Services has snagged the highest satisfaction ratings for the third year in a row in an annual survey of MLS executives by real estate consulting firm Clareity Consulting. Among the countless technology tools available to them, agents consider the multiple listing…

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Zillow Group’s game of ‘chicken’

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For months now, the rumor mill has been flying with talk of Zillow and Trulia (now Zillow Group) ending the featured listings placement for brokers and franchisors by the end of 2015. Large brokers and franchisors who pay $5 to $10 to feature a listing, with all competing agents stripped…

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Analytics providers tracking most U.S. home sales through MLSs

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Rival data licensing initiatives from analytics providers Realtors Property Resource and CoreLogic have succeeded in gaining traction among multiple listing services representing most of the nation’s Realtors. As of Feb. 1, National Association of Realtors subsidiary RPR had signed data licensing deals with 616 multiple listing services, commercial information exchanges…

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MLSs expand their reach through data-sharing

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Two large Michigan multiple listing services are taking a first step in what could become a broader data-sharing partnership: sharing passwords to each other’s systems. Currently, Realcomp, Michigan’s largest Realtor-owned MLS, has various data-sharing arrangements with seven MLSs, allowing Realcomp’s more than 12,000 members access to MLS data for 34…

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