LISLE, Ill., Oct. 4, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), announced that the Champaign County Association of Realtors® (CCAR) has become the thirteenth Realtor® association to contract for MLS services from MRED.
CCAR is the “Voice for Real Estate” in the Champaign County area of Illinois. Over 400 CCAR members are engaged in all facets of the real estate industry. Chartered in 1917, CCAR is the leading resource for Realtor® members and an advocate for homeownership and private property rights. CCAR strives to be recognized as a community and education focused resource comprised of ethical real estate professionals.
“I am thrilled that all of the discussions and negotiations have resulted in the partnership of these two great organizations,” said Stefanie Pratt, Immediate Past President of CCAR. “It is gratifying when hard work results in something so positive for our members.”
“CCAR staff is already working hard at the difficult job of transitioning to a new MLS system,” said Linda Green, CCAR Association Executive. “We look forward to all of the new functionality and opportunities that are coming to our members when we go live with MRED early in 2017.”
“We are very excited to welcome CCAR as our newest Association partner,” said MRED President and Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Jensen. “Our staff and leadership look forward to working closely with the CCAR Board and staff to have a smooth transition for CCAR’s members to our MLS system. I personally want to thank CCAR’s Immediate Past President Stefanie Pratt, Association Executive Linda Green and their Board of Directors, for their forward-thinking vision and leadership. I appreciate and understand that change is difficult and not always the easiest road taken. I’m confident that this will prove to be a great decision for all involved.”
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to more than 40,000 brokers and appraisers and nearly 8,000 offices. MRED serves Chicago and the surrounding “collar” counties and provides property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. MRED delivers over twenty products and services to its customers, complementing connectMLS™, the top-rated MLS system in the country for three years running according to the WAV Group MLS Technology Survey. MRED is the 2013 Inman News Most Innovative MLS/Real Estate Trade Association, and for five consecutive years the MRED Help Desk has been identified as one of the best small business centers in the United States and Canada by BenchmarkPortal. For more information please visit MREDLLC.com.
Jeff LaskyMRED Vice-President and Chief of Staff630-799-1470