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Another rocky launch for ‘California MLS’

CalREDD draws heat in Lake County

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Operators of the California Association of Realtors' planned statewide multiple listing service, calREDD, are working overtime on upgrades and fixes after bringing four additional Realtor associations online in January. CAR's California MLS Inc. subsidiary -- the company that provides the calREDD MLS service -- hopes to avoid a repeat of a setback that occurred last year, when one of three associations on board for the system's Aug. 17 launch withdrew after members complained of difficulties using the new system. After the Fresno Association of Realtors decided to back out of CAR's planned statewide MLS, four other associations went live with calREDD in January, and five more are scheduled to make the switch this year. That would bring the total number of participating Realtor associations to 11, which California MLS estimates would translate into 3,000 to 4,000 users. According to the California Department of Real Estate, as of January, California ...