SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroList Services, Inc. (MetroList®) and i-Tech MLS – a joint venture of the Glendale Association of Realtors® and the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors® – today announced that the Bay Area Real Estate Information Service, Inc. (BAREIS MLS®), the San Francisco Association of Realtors® (SFAR), the Sutter Yuba Association of Realtors® (SYAR) and the Nevada County Association of Realtors (NCAOR) have all agreed to become part of the industry-first agreement providing reciprocal deep linking to multiple listing service (MLS) content via the FINDSM application, a service of Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE).
The Bay East Association of Realtors®, Inc., the Contra Costa Association of Realtors®, Inc., and East Bay Regional Data, Inc., have agreed in principle to also become part of the reciprocal deep linking group. Once implemented, more than 47,000 users across 19 counties will be able to access detailed listing information from network MLSs from the source MLS within the FIND application.
FIND is proprietary software for MLSs that provides property centric data on more than 120 million real estate parcels in the United States, and offers agents and brokers access to timely, accurate and reliable listing information across MLS boundaries. The MLSs participating in the reciprocal deep linking agreement provide their agents and brokers with an additional layer of listing detail, including contact information and showing details about a listed property at the source MLS.
"We are delighted to see the FIND deep reciprocal linking technology facilitating the collaboration among these innovative MLSs to provide deep listing information from the source MLS for their agent and broker customers," said Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Move. "These agreements allow the participating MLSs to deliver accurate, detailed and timely information to agents and brokers throughout the reciprocal network -- a marketable differentiator for Realtors® in their service to buyer and seller clients."
Any MLS may participate in a deep reciprocal link network by contracting with Move for the FIND application, becoming a party to a reciprocal deep linking agreement between participating MLSs utilizing the FIND application, and implementing the technology on their MLS system. The FIND application is available to members of MLSs nationwide.
"We are pleased to welcome our regional MLS counterparts into our reciprocal access network, and to expand this key service across state lines," said Tom Beede, president and CEO of MetroList. "Reciprocal deep linking is the most cost effective way to deliver access to for-sale property information with the highest level of data integrity. MetroList will continue to leverage emerging technology for innovative data-sharing solutions with our existing network, and we look forward to sharing this valuable connection with future MLS technology partners."
About MetroList Services, Inc.
MetroList Services Inc. is the largest multiple listing service in Northern California headquartered in Sacramento, the state's capital. Formed in 1985 by the Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, the Placer County Association of REALTORS® and the El Dorado County Association of REALTORS®, MetroList's ownership group has grown to include the Lodi Association of REALTORS® and the Yolo County Association of REALTORS®, and California Real Estate Brokers, Inc. MetroList acts as a seamless real estate information network serving more than 17,000 real estate professionals in seven counties: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced and Yolo.
About Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS®
Founded in 1907, the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS has built an industry-wide reputation of being one of the strongest real estate associations in the nation. Serving the communities of Pasadena, San Marino, South Pasadena, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Sunland-Tujunga, the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors provides its members with education and resources that enable them to conduct their business successfully and profitably with integrity and competency; promotes and enforces ethical standards; and advocates private property rights, homeownership and community service.
About Glendale Association of REALTORS®
The Glendale Association of Realtors is a trade organization which has existed since 1921 to service its membership by providing programs and services to enhance their ability to conduct business successfully with integrity and competency, without undue regulatory restraint, as well as to encourage the preservation of real property rights.
Rapattoni Corporation has been serving the real estate industry under the same name and management for over 43 years. The company provides an array of integrated products and services for real estate associations and MLS organizations, including an internet-based MLS, association management software, Integrated Website Services, Secure Logon with SSO identity portals for online security and convenience.
About Move, Inc.
Move, Inc., the leader in online real estate, operates: realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Move.com, a leading destination for new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden, and home finance; ListHub™, the leading syndicator of real estate listings; Moving.com™; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; Doorsteps®; TigerLead® Top Producer® Systems and FiveStreet. Move, Inc. is based in San Jose, California.
About Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc.
Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. (BAREIS MLS®) is an independent Broker Owned MLS created on October 22, 1997. The organizations that founded BAREIS MLS® are the Marin Association of REALTORS®, Napa Association of REALTORS®, Northern Solano Association of REALTORS®, Solano Association of REALTORS® and the Sonoma County Multiple Listing Service. The Mendocino County MLS joined the effort in 2001, and the Coastal Co-op MLS in 2005. BAREIS MLS® now serves approximately 7,500 members in five counties, including Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma.
About San Francisco Association of Realtors®
The San Francisco Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1905. It predates both the National Association of REALTORS® and the California Association of REALTORS® and was active in the formation of both of these organizations. SFAR provides services to REALTORS® doing business in San Francisco and the Northern Peninsula. The Association operates the SFAR multiple listing service (SFARMLS) in addition to providing services for 4,300 members including: publications, education programs and legislative representation.
About Sutter Yuba Association of Realtors®
The Sutter-Yuba Association of REALTORS® (SYAOR) was established as a member of the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in September of 1976. We are a professional organization of real estate agents who adhere to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics; NAR's standard of care in representing both buyers and sellers of real property. Most of the SYAOR members also belong to the Multiple Listing Service, which is an added service to buyers and sellers. Our REALTORS® represent home owners from the rice fields of south Sutter to the hills of north Yuba.
About Nevada County Association of Realtors®
Formed in 1935, the Nevada County Association of REALTORS® is proud to be the voice for real estate professionals advocating on behalf of property owners and residents in Nevada County. Its unique communities comprise Alta Sierra, Big Oak Valley, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, McCourtney, Penn Valley, Nevada City, N. San Juan, Unincorporated Auburn and Washington. The Association is committed to enhancing the profession by providing real estate resources, including statistical data, education and state of the art technology, tools and services in the provision of its Multiple Listing Service.
About Bay East Association of Realtors®
Since 1947, the Bay East Association of REALTORS® has been providing MLS services to real estate professionals in Southern Alameda County. Agents, brokers and appraisers who belong to the Bay East MLS have access to comprehensive property information for homes in Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, San Leandro, Hayward, Newark, Union City, Fremont, Sunol, Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore. Serving over 5,000 MLS users, the Bay East Association of REALTORS® offers, education programs, professional development, and emerging technologies that enable agents and brokers to provide quality real estate service.
About Contra Costa Association of Realtors®
The Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®, located in Central Contra Costa County, has been serving its members since 1921. The central county includes the communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Clayton, Clyde, Concord, Danville, Diablo, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pacheco, Pleasant Hill, Rossmoor, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and all areas and cities of the west county which include San Pablo, Richmond, El Cerrito, Point Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Pinole, Hercules, Rodeo and Crockett. The Association is dedicated to providing the most innovative and highest quality services, programs, and products to positively impact the success of its 4,100 members who provide real estate brokerage services to clients throughout the East Bay and beyond.
About East Bay Regional Data, Inc.
East Bay Regional Data is a California corporation owned by the Alameda Association of REALTORS®, the Berkeley Association of REALTORS®, the Delta Association of REALTORS® and the Oakland Association of REALTORS®. East Bay Regional Data resulted from the desire of professional real estate associations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to provide their members with access to a broader market for listing and selling real estate by providing a single, centralized MLS system. East Bay Regional Data was incorporated in September 1991 and began to provide services to MLS subscriber members in April 1992. Through East Bay Regional Data, licensed real estate brokers, agents and appraisers receive on-line access to comprehensive listing information about current, pending and off market properties listed by other EBRDI Participants.
SOURCE Move, Inc.