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Trulia to get direct listings feed from North Carolina Mountains MLS

NCMMLS joins MRED, HAR, MLSPIN, BAREIS, CMLS, others in providing portal with a direct feed

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Real estate search portal Trulia Inc. today announced it has signed an agreement with North Carolina Mountains MLS (NCMMLS) to receive a direct feed of the MLS' 17,000 listings. “Having the most accurate listing data available to both the industry and consumers requires cooperation between multiple parties,” said Alon Chaver, vice president of industry services at Trulia, in a statement. Other MLSs providing Trulia with direct feeds include the Houston Association of Realtors, Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED), Boston-area MLS Property Information Service Inc., Bay Area Real Estate Information Services Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Connecticut MLS. Trulia and other third-party portals like Zillow receive a bulk of their listings from sources other than directly from the MLS including brokers and agents, and via syndication platforms like ListHub and Point2. The variety of listing sources creates challenges to listing accuracy and comprehensiveness in many ma...