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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 CEO David Charron on evolving role of MLSs
Publisher Brad Inman interviews MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems) CEO David Charron, who discusses the proposed MRIS merger with TREND, the reasons why he thinks “coming soon” listings are good for consumers and MLS relationships with portals …
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.
MLSs anxious about their role in Upstream
MLS executives were treated to multiple presentations about broker-backed initiative Upstream at the National Association of Realtors’ conference in San Diego, but MLS execs say those presentations left a lot of questions unanswered — or answered poorly. Upstream intends to give brokers a single point of entry to manage property data and also give brokers the choice of where to distribute it …