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MRED integrates Walk Score in internal MLS system

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Nearly 40,000 real estate professionals in Chicago and the surrounding region now see a "Walk Score" for each listing when they log in to their multiple listing service, and can highlight local amenities and commute times in reports they print out or email to clients.Lisle, Ill.-based Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) is the largest MLS in the nation to partner with Seattle-based Walk Score to date. Walk Score generates more than 4 million walkability scores on more than 10,000 websites, including real estate sites Zillow.com, ZipRealty.com, ForRent.com and MyNewPlace.com.Metrolist, a regional MLS in Colorado, was one of the first MLSs to integrate Walk Scores into its public-facing website, Recolorado.com, in 2008. Visitors to the site can search for properties by Walk Score. Another Walk Score MLS partner, San Diego-based Sandicor, also displays Walk Scores on its public listing portal.MRED, which serves the metro Chicago area including northern Illinois, southern Wiscons...