MLS kicks off tech developer challenge

MRIS offering $25,000 grand prize

The nation’s largest multiple listing service officially kicked off a tech developer challenge this week.

Rockville, Md.-based Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. is offering a $25,000 grand prize and a yearlong unpaid internship for an original desktop, mobile or Web application "that can measurably improve the way homebuyers and sellers work with professional real estate agents."