WAV Group MLS Customer Satisfaction Surveys have demonstrated that agents want the ability to access all of their MLS services on the iPad or other tablet device. It is refreshing to see IRES MLS in Colorado take on that need and address it by launching their own iPad app for members. IRES built their iPad application themselves, proving that some MLSs with strong developers can accomplish the delivery of MLS services on an iPad quickly and cost effectively.
The IRES app supports the most meaningful and highly used features of the MLS service, including full listing search of all MLS data and public record data. Agents can also access comparables and even sign documents electronically.”Today agents cannot add or edit listings in this version of the release,” says a spokesperson for IRES. “The process of keying all of the data required for listing entry is significant, and not very practical on the iPad.” “For right now, we are keeping it simple and addressing the most important data access needs of the agent.” “The next step is likely to support changing price, status, or photo upload.”
Bravo IRES on this great new member benefit with no increase in member subscription fees.
Fellow Colorado MLS, Metrolist also has a robust number of mobile and iPad solutions available for sale to their members. WAV Group has also been impressed by solutions offered by SmarterAgent, Prospects MLS Touch, and MobileRealtyApps. We also look forward to seeing CoreLogic’s solution under development with DoApps. For a complete list of companies offering Mobile Solutions for MLS, click here.
WAV Group partner Mike Audet published a paper targeting MLS Mobile Strategy for 2012. Check it out.
Press Release Follows
Loveland, CO — February 28th, 2013 IRES, LLC, a leading provider of multiple listing services in Colorado, announced today the release of IRES Tablet. IRES Tablet makes the IRES MLS available to Colorado real estate brokers on tablet devices such as the iPad. It is estimated that in 2013 more consumers will search for real estate on mobile devices than desktop computers. With this addition, IRES ensures that Colorado brokers can meet the needs of today’s mobile consumer.
In addition to advanced listing and public record search capability, IRES Tablet also provides the ability to create comparable reports, plus write and electronically sign contracts with the industry leading esignature software, DocuSign®.
Lauren Hansen, CEO of IRES says, “We are thrilled to be able to provide our brokers with the tools they need while on the road.” Best of all for brokers, the system is available at no additional cost. “Tablets are the way of the future,” says Hansen. “We are glad to be able to provide an MLS mobile application at no additional charge.”
For more information about IRES Tablet, click here.
About IRES: Information and Real Estate Services, LLC (IRES) was formed in 1996 as the regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for Northern Colorado by five Boards and Associations of REALTORS® in Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, and Loveland/Berthoud. In addition to these five Boards and Associations, IRES is the MLS provider for the Estes Park Board of REALTORS®, Logan County Board of REALTORS®, and Morgan County Board of REALTORS®. The IRES MLS is also proud to display listing data for Metro Denver and Colorado Springs area listings through our data-sharing efforts with Metrolist and Pikes Peak MLS. Our office is centrally located in Loveland, Colorado.
Julie Dahl, Communications Director
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