Breakthrough Consumer Experiences
MRIS President and Chief Executive Officer David Charron has been recognized by Inman News for the 7th consecutive year as one of the “Most Influential People in Real Estate.” David has also been named as one of the “Top Ten Newsmakers” by the Swanepoel Trends Report. In addition, David has been inducted into NAR’s Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society, a prestigious honor for an MLSExecutive as it is typically awarded to association executives. The Smith Society recognizes those leaders who have proven to be leading contributors to the industry and profession.
When David joined MRIS in January 2001, he brought a wealth of leadership and strategic industry experience, combining an extensive background in real estate, information systems and Internet business solutions.
David brings a customer-service focus and first-person management style to his role overseeing all MRISoperations, ensuring that, as one of the nation’s largest MLS systems, MRIS maintains its leadership edge. He also emphasizes two-way communications with the MRIS Board of Directors and MRISShareholders, fostering collaboration and inspiring innovation.
Prior to joining MRIS, David was the President of Net Input, an Internet-based business consulting practice serving Fortune 500 clients in apparel, media, sports and real estate. From 1980 to 1997, he managed several organizations that successfully defined, marketed and delivered information systems to Real Estate professionals.
David currently serves as Chairman of the MRIS Investment Committee. Other examples of his ongoing commitment to the industry include serving as a former Board member of the REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, and as a former member of the NAR MLS Policy Committee. He is a founding member of COVE, an industry think tank comprised of large MLS organizations.
When it comes to giving back, David also exemplifies MRIS’s philosophy of service. He was selected “Volunteer of the Year” by the National Eating Disorders Association, which provides education and awareness to individuals and families suffering from eating disorders.
MRIS and TREND want to create ‘next era of MLS’
Two of the largest multiple listing services in the nation plan to merge and hope to entice other MLSs to join them in what they say will be “the next era of MLS.” …
MRIS licenses real estate listings to RPR
Realtors Property Resource LLC has signed an agreement with the nation’s largest multiple listing service — Rockville, Md.-based Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. — plugging a gap in the national property database’s listings coverage on the Eastern seaboard.
MRIS’ coverage area encompasses four dozen counties in Maryland and Virginia, and includes Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and surrounding communities. Last year, the MLS handled 219,000 listings and 108,000 sales, and its 40,000 subscribers currently represent more than 70,000 listings, including 52,000 residential properties.
A National Association of Realtors subsidiary, RPR is partnering with Lender Processing Services, MLSs, and other data providers to provide tax assessment and public property records; records on mortgages, liens and foreclosures; school boundary data; flood maps; aerial and geocoded imagery; and demographic information to Realtors and partner MLSs.
Will Upstream and AMP solve real estate’s tech woes?
Many say the value of today’s real estate agents lies not in controlling consumers’ access to data, but in making that data understandable and useful. But agents’ most important technology tools — multiple listing services — are stuck with retrograde technology and an unwillingness to do one thing that would likely make agents’ lives easier: consolidate …
Teams from around the world to descend on Inman Connect San Francisco
Dozens of companies from around the globe are bringing their teams to Inman Connect: four-member, five-member, six-member and as many as 20-member groups will journey to San Francisco this summer, Aug. 4-7, …
Inman Select brings intelligence, conversation and engagement to a fast-growing audience
Earlier this month, David Charron, president and CEO of MRIS, spoke to a group of 40 brokers in Warrenton, Virginia. “When I asked how many in the audience used Inman Select courtesy of MRIS, all but two raised their hands. Those two brokers joined later that day.” …