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Southwest Florida Realtors Launch MLS Data Sharing Initiative

JAN 9, 2013 3:01pm ET
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Four Southwest Florida Realtor Associations have launched a multiple listing service data sharing initiative using MLS Data Co-op by CoreLogic.

Representing a combined 11,500 real estate professionals, the cooperating organizations include the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors, the Cape Coral Association of Realtors, the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach.

The MLS Data Co-op enables data-sharing relationships among several different multiple listing services. Some of the features that may be available through the system are: property details, tax record details, enhanced mapping, listing history, neighborhood reports, community demographics, nearby school information, nearby comparable sales, local real estate trends, agent information and the ability to email a listing.

Also as a member benefit, the Associations will now have access to CoreLogic’s RealAVM, which allows Realtors and brokers to preview the property values lenders are likely to see when evaluating buyers’ loan applications. 

Since launching MLS Data Co-op in 2012, Irvine, Calif.-based CoreLogic has enhanced several capabilities of the system, such as adding support for the Real Estate Standards Organization expanded data set and new Standard Names.

CoreLogic said the number of fields supported by MLS Data Co-op, which can be accessed by the Realtor members from virtually any computing platform like an iPad, has grown from 200 to more than 600, including many fields key to the Southwest Florida real estate market.

“Southwest Florida has always had significant market overlap, with many real estate professionals needing to belong to multiple associations to do business,” said Marion Briggs, president of the Realtor Association of Fort Myers and the Beach. “Using MLS Data Co-op, we have now created a data sharing environment that gives our members easy access to listing and property data from neighboring markets and the tools to leverage that information for the benefit of their customers.”

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