Chicago MLS goes 'green'

Sellers hope to benefit from interest

A Chicago multiple listing service — Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) MLS, which serves Chicago’s metropolitan area and northeastern Illinois — has added search fields and a disclosure document to its database to highlight a property’s "green" features that are designed to be less impactful to the environment.

The Sustainable Real Estate Alliance, a coalition of local urban and suburban Realtors who work with residential and commercial properties, worked with the MLS to implement the changes. Sarah Coulter and John Shaterian of @properties in Chicago, Laura Reedy Stuckel of LW Reedy Real Estate in Elmhurst, and Megan and Martin Bhatia of OM Realty Group in Chicago chair the group.