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Tarasoft links MLSs in NorCal, SoCal

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Two large multiple listing services at opposite ends of California are taking advantage of their shared use of the same MLS platform to allow their users full search capabilities of each others' listings.Pomona-based Multi Regional Multiple Listing Service (MRMLS), which boasts more than 30,000 subscribers in Southern California, and MLSListings Inc., which serves more than 20,000 subscribers from its headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., both use the Tarasoft Matrix MLS platform.That made entering into a read-only data-sharing agreement between the MLSs a relatively simple matter, said Jim Harrison, president and chief executive officer of MLSListings Inc.After MLSListings entered into an agreement to allow its 18,000 agents and 6,000 brokers access to the Tarasoft Matrix platform in June, Tarasoft offered to put in a cross link to MRMLS, which involved no data mapping and no additional payments to vendors, Harrison said.The data-sharing agreement will make it easier for agents to help c...