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Michigan’s largest MLS joins RPR

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The largest multiple listing service in Michigan has partnered with national property database Realtors Property Resource. Farmington Hills-based Realcomp II Ltd. has 11,000 members serving Detroit and surrounding communities in Michigan's "thumb" region. The MLS will feed active and historical listings data to RPR in exchange for access to analytics reports; tax assessment and public property records; records on mortgages, liens and foreclosures; school boundary data; flood maps; aerial and geocoded imagery; and demographic information. RPR, a subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors, has data licensing agreements in place with MLSs and commercial information exchanges (CIEs) representing about 65 percent of NAR's 1 million members. In the metro Detroit market, RPR also has an agreement to receive listings data from from Troy-based MiRealSource Inc.Last month, the Houston Association of Realtors -- the second-largest local Realtor association in the country w...