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Northern California MLSs forge alliance

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A group of four Northern California multiple listing services, which together represent 54,700 real estate professionals in 19 counties, have agreed to a data-sharing plan. The initiative, announced this week, will allow members of participating MLSs to access the full features of other participating MLSs without paying additional subscription fees. MLSListings Inc., an MLS formed through the merger of RE InfoLink and Central Valley MLS, joins with members of Quattro -- a previously formed MLS data-sharing initiative that includes the San Francisco Association of Realtors, Bay Area Real Estate Information Services Inc., and MetroList Services Inc. (see Inman News article) -- in the initiative. MLSListings was originally planned to be a larger consolidation of a handful of Northern California MLSs, dubbed NCREX for Northern California Real Estate Exchange. Quattro and other collaborative efforts by MLSs such as MLSAlliance (see Inman News article) emerged during the forma...