Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) has signed a deal to give their 37,000 member brokers, agents and appraisers access to Move, Inc’s FIND real estate platform.
FIND allows MLSs to provide their members with access to all of the data from the Move network of real estate web sites via a search engine that features a natural language processor. This gives real estate professionals the ability to search with requests like “three bedroom homes for sale in Naperville with a pool between 600k and 800k” or “condo in Chicago with deck.”
MRED explains that its customers will have password protected access to data and functionality not available to consumers on Move’s consumer-facing websites. “There is so much information available to the consumer on Move’s websites, and it only makes sense to provide an enhanced version of that same data to our brokers, agents and appraisers to maximize their ability to succeed in today’s real estate environment,” says MRED’s CEO, Russ Bergeron.
“We never want agents or brokers to be without information or data that their clients might have when working together to find a home,” adds Errol Samuelson, Move’s chief revenue officer. “So we developed FIND to remove the hassles often associated with compiling data for clients, leaving more time to demonstrate local expertise and market knowledge that leads to more successful relationships.”
FIND is also being used by organisations including the Houston Association of Realtors, Intermountain MLS and the Tucson Association of Realtors MLS. Move spokesperson Julie Reynolds told inman.com that Move expects to add MRED’s sold listing data to realtor.com later this year, however MRED told the website that it has not yet granted Move that right.