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Florida Realtors convert to TEMPO 5

MarketLinx touts smooth transition

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Realtors in Pinellas County, Fla., have converted to MarketLinx Inc.'s TEMPO 5 multiple listing service (MLS) system, a process the vendor is touting as "a model of customer service." The transition "was one of the smoothest I've experienced in more than 20 years," Jan Dean, director of information services for Suncoast MLS and the Pinellas Realtor Organization, said in a press release issued by MarketLinx. Business reports are "amazingly fast" and listing maintenance is "extremely efficient," PRO's chairman of the board reports. The transition to TEMPO 5 went less smoothly for members of the San Diego Association of Realtors (Sandicor) this summer, as broker-owner and Inman News columnist Kris Berg reported at the time. "The new software is as intuitive as the Bush administration," Berg wrote in June. "For a profession where the barriers to entry include a number two pencil and an opposable thumb, we have a software s...