Coming soon image via Shutterstock. Big MLSs on both coasts rolling out 'Coming Soon' listings

Big MLSs on both coasts rolling out 'Coming Soon' listings

Two major multiple listing services on opposite sides of the country will be among the first to launch a “Coming Soon” listing status to help agents generate interest for their listings before they’re ready to sell. Rockville, Ma...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia image via Shutterstock. Black Knight signs first Canadian MLS deal and it's a big one

Black Knight signs first Canadian MLS deal and it's a big one

Black Knight Financial Services has signed its first multiple listing service deal in Canada with a group of associations representing more than 17,000 real estate professionals in western Canada. Together, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver,...
By Inman News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Sandicormls.com home page San Diego MLS rolls out new consumer-facing real estate search site

San Diego MLS rolls out new consumer-facing real estate search site

Sandicor Inc., one of the largest multiple listing services in California, has launched a new public-facing property search portal with responsive design and a common search interface for consumers and real estate professionals. The site, Sandicormls...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Friday, October 24, 2014
Calgary, Alberta, skyline image via Shutterstock. CoreLogic's Matrix now serving more than 300,000

CoreLogic's Matrix now serving more than 300,000

A Canadian real estate trade group is the latest to sign up for CoreLogic’s Matrix multiple listing service platform, adding to the more than 300,000 real estate professionals using the platform. The 5,200-member Calgary Real Estate Board has s...
By Inman News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
My REcolorado Listing Metrics dashboard MLSs helping members track listing performance

MLSs helping members track listing performance

The 16,000 members of Colorado’s largest multiple listing service, Metrolist, can now track their listing performance on the MLS’s public website through a dashboard from real estate software startup Vendigi. Vendigi launched its free l...
By Inman News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Reno, Nevada, skyline image via Shutterstock. Northern Nevada Regional MLS feeding listings directly to Zillow

Northern Nevada Regional MLS feeding listings directly to Zillow

A Nevada multiple listing service has agreed to send its listing data directly to top real estate portal Zillow on behalf of participating brokerages. Reno-based Northern Nevada Regional MLS is the latest MLS to join the Zillow Partnership Platform, ...
By Inman News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
MyForce screen shots Colorado MLS offers members discount on mobile safety app

Colorado MLS offers members discount on mobile safety app

The kidnapping and murder of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter has spurred Colorado’s largest multiple listing service to provide any agent or broker in the state with a personal safety mobile app at a discounted rate. Denver-area MLS...
By Inman News | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Puzzle image via Shutterstock. Rivals come together at data standards 'plugfest'

Rivals come together at data standards 'plugfest'

Apple and Samsung do it. Google and Microsoft do it. And in the real estate industry, CoreLogic, FBS and Rapattoni do it. Next week, competitors in the industry will come together in Las Vegas for the industry’s first-ever “plugfest”...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Friday, October 17, 2014
First-time homebuyers image via Shutterstock. More MLSs offer down payment assistance tool

More MLSs offer down payment assistance tool

More than 335,000 real estate professionals in 20 multiple listing services and associations now have access to a tool that allows them to see which homes may qualify for down payment assistance programs. The latest MLSs to license Down Payment ......
By Inman News | Thursday, October 16, 2014
Homesnap Pro serves up details on listings and sales for every agent in the local MLS. Agent-only version of popular consumer mobile app a hit

Agent-only version of popular consumer mobile app a hit

Five multiple listing services representing 76,000 real estate professionals have taken real estate tech firm Homesnap up on a promotional offer on an agent-only version of the company’s popular real estate mobile app that provides the first 1...
By Inman News | Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Postcard from New Jersey image via Shutterstock. New Jersey MLS feeding listings to Zillow

New Jersey MLS feeding listings to Zillow

Brokers belonging to New Jersey Multiple Listing Service Inc. can now send their listings directly through the MLS to Zillow, the most highly trafficked online real estate portal in the nation. Realtor-owned New Jersey MLS is the latest MLS to join ...
By Inman News | Monday, October 13, 2014
Flexmls screen shot Flexmls now serves nearly 160,000 agents and brokers

Flexmls now serves nearly 160,000 agents and brokers

Two Realtor associations representing nearly 3,800 members are switching over to FBS’ multiple listing service system, Flexmls, bringing the system’s user count to nearly 160,000 agents and brokers in 130-plus MLSs. The Palmdale, Califor...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Knight image via Shutterstock. Ben Graboske joins CoreLogic rival Black Knight

Ben Graboske joins CoreLogic rival Black Knight

Ben Graboske, formerly a high-level exec with real estate tech and data firm CoreLogic, is now putting his experience with multiple listing service and real estate data products to use for competitor Black Knight Financial Services. Graboske has jo...
By Inman News | Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Hypothetical .realestate domain names. NAR put in charge of new .realestate domain

NAR put in charge of new .realestate domain

The National Association of Realtors has bested three other applicants for the right to manage a new .realestate domain, marking the trade group’s first successful bid to control a top-level domain based on a generic term. The Internet Corporat...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Monday, October 6, 2014
Tulsa's "Golden Driller" statue of oil worker image via Shutterstock. Zillow signs up Northeastern Oklahoma MLS

Zillow signs up Northeastern Oklahoma MLS

A multiple listing service in Oklahoma has agreed to send its listings directly to top real estate portal Zillow on behalf of participating brokerages. The MLS, Northeast Oklahoma Real Estate Services, is owned and operated by the Greater Tulsa Assoc...
By Inman News | Monday, October 6, 2014
Screen shot comparing a Cloud Streams listing alert with one from an MLS. MLS listing alert tool now available to 200,000 agents

MLS listing alert tool now available to 200,000 agents

A multiple listing service listing alert tool from real estate software firm W&R Studios is now available to members of six large MLSs that collectively represent about 200,000 real estate professionals. The firm first launched the tool, Cloud St...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Friday, October 3, 2014
Screen shot of RPR Android app from the Google Play Store. Realtor-owned tech firm offers mobile version of property database

Realtor-owned tech firm offers mobile version of property database

Realtor-owned technology company Realtors Property Resource has rolled out its first mobile application, offering all 1 million-plus Realtors on-the-go access to its parcel-based property database at no additional cost. National Association of Realto...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wedding cake image via Shutterstock. Why NAR gave News Corp its blessing to acquire realtor.com operator Move

Why NAR gave News Corp its blessing to acquire realtor.com operator Move

The National Association of Realtors is giving its blessing to plans by publishing giant News Corp to acquire realtor.com operator Move Inc. because of the potential “multiplier effect” for realtor.com if owned by the “world’s pre...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Tuesday, September 30, 2014