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MRIS to offer suite of mobile apps

Partnership with Smarter Agent will give agents, consumers access to MLS data

A major mid-Atlantic multiple listing service, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. (MRIS), has partnered with mobile applications company Smarter Agent to develop a suite of mobile apps for its more than 43,000 members, the MLS announced Monday. MRIS' Agent Pro App, HDB Mobile, will be available for the iPhone, Blackberry, Android and iPad platforms this fall. MRIS members will be able to log in to the location-based app to view full listing data, search all listing statuses and eventually edit listing information from their mobile device, MRIS said. The MLS also plans to add other features, such as push notifications, in later versions of the app. "What makes this app unique is that it's both consumer-facing and agent-facing, so an agent can use the same app as the consumers do. It makes it much much easier to look at the same information that the clients are viewing and log in" to see agent-only information and answer clients' questions, Kerry Rice, product ma...