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January 23, 2015

National broker portal initiative raising seed money

A group of multiple listing services, franchisors and brokers is on the hunt for seed money to build the first national MLS consumer-facing listing portal. The initiative is being called the “National Broker Portal Project,” although it has no official name as of yet. The amorphous group behind it has…
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January 22, 2015

MLS fights ‘bad bots’

Multiple listing service data is highly coveted in the real estate and mortgage industries. Like any other such asset, it is vulnerable to theft. In mid-2013, data security firm Distil Networks launched what it hoped would be an “industrywide intelligence network” to identify and thwart those who scrape real estate listing…
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January 21, 2015

What do HBO, CBS and MLSs have in common?

If I were to ask 100 people how they watched the latest episode of “Sons of Anarchy” — or, better yet, how they viewed their most recent “CSI: Miami” second-season marathon — chances are I’d find a good number of folks who used an app on one of their devices.…
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January 15, 2015

More agents getting access to new-homes data through their MLS

More than 45,000 real estate professionals who are members of Mid-Atlantic multiple listing service Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. (MRIS) now have free access to a trove of new-home listings and specifics about developments under construction. Homebuilder marketing company Builders Digital Experience Inc. (BDX) is providing MRIS members with a…
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January 14, 2015

Showing Suite offers free showing scheduling system to MLSs

Real estate showing management service Showing Suite has launched a new automated showing scheduling system for multiple listing services for a price that can’t be beat: free. In rolling out its new MLS-integrated system, Showing Suite catches up to competitors ShowingTime and Centralized Showing Service Inc. and adds a twist that…
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January 14, 2015

11,500 Las Vegas Realtors have new association leader

After a nationwide search, the 11,500-plus members of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors have a new CEO: Realtor veteran Michele L. Caprio. Michele L. Caprio Caprio comes to GLVAR from Rhode Island, where she was CEO of the Greater Providence Board of Realtors, the Rhode Island Commercial and…
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January 12, 2015

Competition in mobile MLS apps heats up

Mobile access to one of a real estate agent’s most valuable tools — the multiple listing service — is often a top priority when MLSs choose their vendor. Today, FBS — an MLS system vendor that serves nearly 160,000 real estate professionals — has filled out its mobile offerings with…
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