SAN DIMAS, Calif., May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- California Regional MLS (CRMLS) has signed agreements with the Marin and North Bay Associations of REALTORS®. The addition of these organizations brings CRMLS Association/Board membership count to 36. As the nation's largest and most recognized multiple listing service, it is the mission of CRMLS to provide each of its 80,000+ subscribers with a voice in the operation of their listing service.
CRMLS, along with Marin and North Bay, foresees an easy transition into the new agreement this year, with no disruption to current Association members' MLS services. The purpose of the partnership is to provide the Associations' brokers and agents with enhanced MLS service and expanded product offerings, bringing true choice to their membership for the first time. As Participating Associations with CRMLS, Marin and North Bay brokers will have full access to CRMLS' database of over 100,000 active listings. The agreement with CRMLS will bring choice to the Associations' members in the form of multiple front end MLS platforms, a wide variety of desktop and mobile products, and live customer support 7 days a week. In joining CRMLS, both Associations will be able to appoint members to the Operations, Rules, and Finance Committees where they will now have an active voice in the management of the MLS.
These agreements come as CRMLS actively works with other Northern California MLSs to reach a regional data sharing agreement. This initiative to consolidate MLS data across the state is led by CRMLS's It's My Business campaign, which aims to create a better future for agents and brokers by breaking down boundaries to California listing data access. "It is very important to us that Association members have a voice within the MLS, which is why all changes made at CRMLS are first approved by local Association representatives. We would like to welcome the North Bay and Marin AORs to our community, and let them know that their voices will be heard," said Art Carter, CEO of CRMLS.
"North Bay is very excited to offer our members the breadth of options that CRMLS offers to their subscribers. We are here to help our members do business, and one way to facilitate that is to put the choice in their hands about how they want to run their business," said David Kerr, President of North Bay.
"This agreement represents a step forward for Marin County and for Northern California AORs. We are happy to be working with CRMLS to provide our members with exciting new service options, and expand the exposure of their listings across California," said Thomas Dreyer, Marin County President.
About California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS)
California Regional MLS is the nation's largest and most recognized subscriber-based MLS, dedicated to servicing nearly 80,000 real estate professionals from 34 Associations, 3 Boards of REALTORS® and 1 MLS. CRMLS is an industry powerhouse and thrives on providing the most relevant products and services to its subscribers. For more information on CRMLS visit www.crmls.org.
About North Bay
The North Bay Association of REALTORS is dedicated to protecting private property rights, promoting the value of REALTORS® and providing its 3,100 members tools for success in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties. www.NorthBayREALTORS.org
About Marin County
The Marin Association of REALTORS® works to ensure the business success of our members. We provide political advocacy, education, and ethics/dispute resolution services to 1,400 REALTORS® who work in 240 real estate offices across the county. The Association, which was founded in 1920, is headquartered in San Rafael. www.marincountyrealtors.com
About It's My Business
It's My Business works to create a better future for agents and brokers by breaking down barriers to data sharing across California. It is time to abandon politics, embrace the age of technology and use it to foster business growth in real estate. Consumers don't have borders, why should you? After all, it's YOUR business. Visit itsmybusiness.me for details and learn how to get involved.
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