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ListHub lures John Whitney from Sentrilock

Listing syndicator promises 'industry-friendly innovation'

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Take a deep real estate technology dive, Aug 7, 2017 operator Move Inc. has hired real estate industry veteran John Whitney as vice president of industry relations for its listing syndication subsidiary, ListHub.Whitney, who has been the executive director of the Central Valley Association of Realtors (Calif.) and also Southwest Multiple Listing Service, most recently served as director of national sales at Sentrilock LLC, the National Association of Realtors-owned electronic lockbox company.Based in Morgantown, W.Va., ListHub is the nation's largest syndicator of for-sale listings, serving more than 43,000 real estate brokerage firms and synchronizing listing data from more than 400 MLSs with more than 100 publisher websites. Competitors include Point2 and Postlets.The provision of listings to third-party listing portals like, Zillow and Trulia has long been a topic for debate among real estate brokers and agents. The debate has heated up in recent months, with a few brokers deciding to stop providing listings to...