December 1, 2016
NORTHEAST FLORIDA MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE, INC., NORTHEAST FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, INC., OCALA/MARION COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, AND OCALA/MARION COUNTY MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE, INC. SIGN DATA SHARE AGREEMENT
Mutual Reciprocity of Supra Lockbox Key Access Included for Members
Jacksonville and Ocala, FL, September 21, 2016– The Northeast Florida MLS, operating as RealtyWEB.Net and the Ocala/Marion County Association of REALTORS® have signed a Multiple Listing Service data share agreement. This agreement will allow listing data to be shared directly between the MLSs, providing real estate professionals of each organization with access to more than 20,000 active listings as well as comparable and historical information. Both entities use Flexmls® created by FBS, which will provide for a seamless integration. The arrangement also allows for mutual reciprocity regarding Supra lockbox key access.
“NEFMLS is excited to partner with the Ocala/Marion County Association of REALTORS® to share listing data,” said Mark Rosener, NEFMLS President 2016. “I see this as a tremendous value to our members and is the first in what I hope will be many agreements that allow REALTOR® members in surrounding areas the ability to serve our consumers, and one another, with a much higher level of professionalism.”
“The business is still local, but the boundaries of ‘local’ are broadening with technology – we are proud that we continue to take steps to stay ahead of the trends in MLS Technology,” added Rosener.
Ron Stephan, CEO of RealtyWEB.Net commented, “This is a mutually beneficial service provided to our combined membership. The Flexmls data share is a non-threatening solution as the listing data will appear in our respective Flexmls systems. While alternate data sharing methods will be used as well, members will be able to view listing data within the applications they use on a daily basis without having to learn a new program.”
“We at OMCAR, recognize the importance of serving both our membership and their consumers. While this is not our first data sharing agreement, we see this as a value-added step in creating a remarkable data source for members of both OMCAR and NEFAR,” said R. Dale Barron, OMCAR President 2016.
Glenn East, CEO of Northeast Florida Association of Realtors® (NEFAR) stated, “This is an awesome opportunity to share access to our Supra lockbox service with the members of Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors® at no additional expense to either association's membership. In 2015, NEFAR opened its Supra lockbox key access to all Florida Realtor® members, at no additional expense, provided they have a current primary Supra key access within their primary Realtor® association. Florida Realtor® members utilizing alternate key box systems may purchase individual access to the NEFAR lockbox system."
"NEFAR welcomes the opportunity to share its data and Supra lockbox key access with the members of the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors®," said Terrell Newberry, NEFAR President 2016. Newberry added, " This is an example of putting our members first and increasing cooperation within the industry and the local marketplaces."
About Northeast Florida Association of Realtors®/MLS
The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors® (NEFAR) provides professional development, political advocacy, professional standards administration, media relations, and promotional activities and exchange of information among its members. NEFAR serves as the voice for real estate in Northeast Florida; serving the public through efforts to protect private property rights and community affairs programs. NEFAR is Northeast Florida's largest professional association, comprising nearly 7,000 members working in all facets of the real estate industry, including residential and commercial sales as well as property management. NEFAR is headquartered in Jacksonville, with satellite Service Centers in Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach, Palatka and World Golf Village.
The Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (NEFMLS) operating as RealtyWEB.Net, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEFAR. RealtyWEB.Net provides innovative programs and services to over 6000+ real estate professionals. They are partnered with many exceptional service providers giving members a wide array of choices to fit their individual business model. Members have access to statistical data products that are customizable, along with extensive tax data through their integration with Metro Market Trends, Inc., which provides detailed and accurate property information throughout the state of Florida. The RealtyWEB.Net staff is comprised of a long standing team of dedicated vendor employees who continually provide outstanding customer service, extensive hands on training, and proficient technical support.
About Ocala/Marion County Association of REALTORS®/MLS
The Ocala/Marion County Association of REALTORS® (OMCAR) was established January 1, 1922 and currently serves over 1,500 Realtor® and Multiple Listing Service members in Marion County.
The Association’s objectives are to promote and maintain high standards of conduct in the real estate profession, to provide a unified medium for real estate professionals to safeguard and advance their interests, to unite those engaged in the real estate profession, and to further promote the interests of home and other real property ownership.
The Ocala/Marion County Association of REALTORS® is the voice of real estate in their community. The Association provides superior services and exceptional education to their Realtor® members.
Chief Executive Officer
Metro Market Trends
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July 11, 2016
Florida Realtors® Connects with Metro Market Trends, Inc.
Metro Market Trends, Inc. will provide property data to Form Simplicity, MLSAdvantage, and the Florida Realtors® Industry Data and Analysis department
Jacksonville, FL, July 11, 2016– Florida Realtors® has selected Metro Market Trends, Inc. to provide its membership with property data and tax record information. Property information will auto-populate into Form Simplicity – a paperless transaction system owned by Florida Realtors®.
The long term agreement with Metro Market Trends, Inc. (MMT) also includes access to MMT’s Property Information Report which will be available in MLSAdvantage providing Florida Realtor® members with full details on sales, mortgage, lis pendens, tax assessments and building improvements.
Additionally, Florida Realtors® Industry Data & Analysis department will be using MMT property information in their research to enhance their various economic and market reports.
“We evaluated numerous tax vendors for several months and found that MMT’s product provides a variety of data and information and fulfills all of the requirements that were important to us,” said Eric Forsman, Florida Realtors® Vice President of Technology Services. “The auto-pop feature into the Ultimate Edition of Form Simplicity will improve members’ overall efficiency helping to facilitate their transactions. And, having access to the Property Information report in MLSAdvantage is something we know will be another useful tool.”
“Moreover, our research department will be using MMT’s tax data in various ways to further enhance our reports,” stated Forsman.
Forsman added that Florida Realtors® is looking forward to a seamless integration with Metro Market Trends and they are enthusiastic about the added value that it will bring to its membership.
“Metro Market Trends is pleased to provide Florida Realtors® with high quality property record information, consolidated and customized for use by both staff and members alike,” said Ron Stephan, CEO of Metro Market Trends, Inc. “MMT data is recognized by many to contain robust attributes not found in other property record databases, as well as its consistency in the presentation of the data from one county to another. Our high quality Pensacola based staff audits and cleans the data in order to ensure the accuracy of data coming from multiple sources, often times providing useful notes as to the relationships between parcels not readily observable. Florida Realtors® members will also be able to take advantage of huge discounts off the regular retail price of the popular MMT SearchNet subscription based software in order to perform their own detailed searches and research,” added Stephan.
About Metro Market Trends Inc.
Since 1990, Metro Market Trends, Inc. (MMT) has been a leading provider of real estate sales and tracking, market share reporting, and analytical information for Florida and parts of South Alabama. The company provides sales and foreclosure data on listed and unlisted property, new and existing condos, single family homes, lots and land, non-residential land, construction loans, and commercial real estate.
MMT’s propriety software, SearchNet, is a powerful research platform offering insight into extensive information and pertinent data for all business applications. Detailed market trend reports are available for lenders, closing agents, builders and real estate related professionals providing in-depth analysis of activity related to their fields. MMT also offers custom services such as unique data searches including parcel and property data as well as economic and demographic analysis and market research for a variety of industries.
MMT is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Northeast Florida MLS, operating as RealtyWEB.Net, and is headquartered in Jacksonville with an operations center in Pensacola, FL. Thousands of professionals utilize MMT’s services accessing up-to-date, accurate, and reliable real estate information for Florida.
About Form Simplicity
Form Simplicity serves the real estate industry by providing real estate professionals with an end-to-end, online real estate transaction solution for expediting real estate transactions that eliminates the need for paper transactions. Form Simplicity gives real estate professionals the tools to create, manage, share and store transactions digitally for on-the-go, paperless transactions. Users have the capability to create and edit transactions on mobile devices.
Form Simplicity is currently available nationwide to Realtor® associations, MLS systems and brokerage firms, providing a cost-effective, paperless platform to help real estate agents and brokers integrate their transaction processes through online automation and cloud-based solutions. Tech Helpline, the real estate industry’s number one tech support team, supports Form Simplicity. Form Simplicity and Tech Helpline are owned by Florida Realtors® based in Orlando, FL. Form Simplicity’s Professional Edition is a member benefit to all members of Florida Realtors®.
MLSAdvantage allows participating boards and members to share available MLS listings across the state of Florida. With a single search, members can find all listings that match their search parameters from participating MLS boards. Property listing information can be auto-populated from MLSAdvantage directly into contracts in Form Simplicity. This valuable search tool is available only to members of subscribing associations and MLSs.
About Florida Realtors®
Florida Realtors ® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 155,000 members in 55 boards/associations.
Chief Executive Officer
Metro Market Trends
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February 15, 2016
Metro Market Trends Has Expanded Data for 13 Counties in Central Florida
Metro Market Trends strives to provide the most accurate and detailed property data available. We are constantly working to enhance our products and services and we are pleased to announce that Sales data is now available in our SearchNet platform for the following counties in Central Florida:
We have sales information for listed and unlisted properties, new and existing condos, single family homes, lots and land, and non-residential real estate.
MMT’s SearchNet allows you to customize your search with extensive criteria, utilize integrated mapping features, and access comprehensive property data so that you are equipped with the most up-to-date information empowering you to become an expert in your field. For more information contact email@example.com.