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Mobile gear boosts get-it-done-now philosophy

Mobile solution offers real-time access, ability to search multiple MLS files

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The real estate industry continues to be intrigued by mobile technologies, especially those that offer simple access to data in real time. Retrieval Dynamics Corp. thinks it has one solution with its Mobile Listing Advantage, a hosted wireless application for agents, brokers and appraisers. The MLA application allows portable access to MLS databases. The technology currently is available through BlackBerry handheld devices, though George Stolpe, marketing director for the company, said MLA data will be available through Java-enabled cell phones or Palm-like devices in May or June of this year. "This technology enables real estate professionals to search and retrieve property listings while they're out of the office," Stolpe said. The concept is intended to help Realtors speed up the sales cycle, increase productivity and lower overhead costs. The service was launched a year ago, when Retrieval Advantage announced it would provide wireless applications for RE/MAX real estate ag...