MLS & Associations

Real estate industry gets behind REDPLAN’s mission of targeting MLS ‘data pirates’

Charter members include Metrolist, FMLS, ABoR, My Florida Regional MLS, Heartland MLS

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A nonprofit that launched last year to help multiple listing services, Realtor associations and brokers coordinate their efforts against data piracy, has more than doubled its membership, gaining several charter members. REDPLAN Inc. -- which stands for Real Estate Data Protection Legal Association Nonprofit -- launched in July with five founding board members. The association now has 18 charter members, most of them MLSs and Realtor associations, who pay annual membership fees ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 depending on organization type and size. Two of REDPLAN's newest members are My Florida Regional MLS, that state's largest MLS at more than 33,000 subscribers, and Atlanta-based First MLS (FMLS) with more than 30,000 members. Gregg Larson "The industry has produced an alliance that allows our group to have a stronger voice together than a single business. Since we can all agree that the life blood of our business is the free and fair flow of data, we have a common ...