International

Why homes in Costa Rica, Belize and Mexico are showing up in Chicago’s MLS

MRED streamlines process for marketing international properties

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Recognizing that its member agents and brokers are not only selling to international buyers but representing listings in other countries, one of the nation’s biggest multiple listing services has streamlined the process for its members to enter, search for and market international properties. Midwest Real Estate Data LLC, which serves nearly 40,000 members in the Greater Chicago area, worked with its MLS platform provider, dynaConnections Corp., to create custom international listing functions that are now live after being approved by MRED’s board of directors. “Real estate has gone global, and there is no better way for us to support our real estate professionals than to give them the best functionality for international listings in our connectMLS system,” MRED Chairman Jeff Gregory said in a statement. MRED, which provides services to a region encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana, says it expects Central American countries like...