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Competition for sold listings data heats up

Move Inc.: New, pending agreements with 17 MLSs

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The race to license historical listing data from multiple listings services continues to heat up, with operator Move Inc. saying it has new licensing agreements in place or in the works with 17 MLSs representing 238,000 subscribers.  Seven MLSs with 68,000 members have given Move the green light to display sold, off-market and pending sales data on in exchange for allowing their members to access Move's "Find" search engine tool.Move said similar agreements are pending with 10 additional MLSs representing 170,000 subscribers whose boards have voted to become Find subscribers.The announcement comes as the National Association of Realtors prepares to launch a parcel-based property database, Realtors Property Resource (RPR), with 100 MLSs representing 265,000 Realtors agreeing to contribute sold listings data under one-year licensing agreements.Data aggregator CoreLogic in August announced agreements to license sold listings data from eight MLSs with a c...