For years FNRES has maintained one of the largest data aggregation operations in the real estate industry – Internally code named DAGG. DAGG is believed to be among the top three MLS feed management teams, joined by Wolfnet andeNeighborhoods. Although it is unclear exactly how many listings are being processed by these firms, our sources indicate that they have eclipsed 5 Million listings representing nearly 98% of all listings in the United States distributed over 900 MLS feeds.
For the first time, DAGG is offering their data management services to companies outside of the Fidelity family of businesses. With this offering, IDX service providers or real estate brokers who are managing multiple data feeds can outsource this effort to Fidelity. In an announcement made today on RIS Media, Freedom Communications and FNRES disclosed that DAGG will be processing listings on behalf of most of Freedom’s newspaper and television websites.
Managing data feeds on a daily basis is a difficult challenge requiring a unique skill and a dedicated database workforce. “In outsourcing this effort to FNRES, Freedom Communications reduced costs and improved quality of data served,” says John Hensley, of FNRES.
The DAGG department of FNRES is led by industry veteran Larry Ross.