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CalREDD rollout behind schedule

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Five Realtor associations that had been scheduled to begin using the California Association of Realtors' planned statewide multiple listing service in 2009 will instead go on line early next year.Plans for full, statewide implementation of the calREDD system are moving forward, and rumors that it will be scuttled or scaled back are unfounded, said Scott Kucirek, leader of development and implementation of CAR's CALMLS (California MLS Inc.) subsidiary.CALMLS, on the calREDD Web site, claims 71 Realtor associations and MLSs representing more than 120,000 members have joined or signed nonbinding letters of intent to participate. But only two Realtor associations will be on line when the New Year is ushered in, instead of the eight previously planned.Some doubts about the project's future surfaced in September, when the Fresno Association of Realtors' board of directors voted to put participation in calREDD on hold and go back to using MLS software provided by vendor Rapattoni Corp. Fresno...