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Tech companies sound off on frustrations with MLSs

Access to listing data delayed by red tape

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NEW YORK -- There's a lot of talk in the industry about building tools to improve the efficiency of real estate transactions. But what happens when a tool designed to do that confronts the inefficiency of the industry itself? Frustration, according to tech company execs speaking at Real Estate Connect today. Aaron Kardell "We’ve been trying to get into an MLS for about a year, but they meet once a month and it keeps getting pushed back," said Aaron Kardell, founder and CEO of mobile app developer HomeSpotter. The company has 20 MLS clients -- including the nation's largest, California Regional MLS -- and just raised $1.8 million. David Friedman David Friedman, president and founder of real estate software firm Boston Logic, had a similar story. "We just went through a six-month process rolling out websites for a 675-agent brokerage. The holdup was one of seven MLSs" the broker belonged to that took its time handling necessary paperwork, he said. There are more ...