'Aggressive' deadline set for thorny MLS merger in Colorado

Despite early resistance, two of the Centennial State's largest MLSs took one step closer to the altar
  • The MLSs will hash out a 15-point road map towards joining forces.

Colorado’s two largest multiple listing services — REcolorado and Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) — have signed a letter of intent to merge, the MLSs announced in nearly identical blog posts Wednesday. The agreement appears to signal a thawing in months-long tension. After IRES rejected its surprise multimillion-dollar buyout offer in January, REcolorado cut off a data share between the two MLSs.