Zillow hires MLS CEO to smooth industry relations

ARMLS CEO Bob Bemis influential voice on listings data policies

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Real estate listings and valuation site operator Zillow Inc. has recruited the top executive at one of the nation’s largest multiple listing services to help the company improve its relations with brokers and MLSs.

Bob Bemis, CEO of Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc. (ARMLS), submitted a notice of resignation to the MLS’s board of directors at a special meeting Monday, ARMLS said. Zillow announced that it had hired Bemis as vice president of partner relations the same day.