Headshot PhotoHeithaus Named Chief Evangelist & VP of Sales of RBI & Hill Joins MRIS as VP of Marketing

ROCKVILLE, MD (November 6, 2014) — MRIS, the industry-leading Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that facilitates nearly $125 million a day in residential real estate transactions, is pleased to announce new executive leadership for its organization and its subsidiary RealEstate Business Intelligence, LLC (RBI).

Bringing more than 30 years of real estate industry experience, John L. Heithaus will assume the position of Chief Evangelist and Vice President of Sales for RBI. Heithaus, a third generation real estate professional, brings a deep perspective and understanding of residential real estate statistics, traditional and non-traditional market insights, and real estate-related technologies for consumers and professionals. Building on the great efforts at RBI to date as well as the success of GetSmartCharts.com, Heithaus will be responsible for developing strategic partnerships and overseeing sales operations to support RBI’s expansion goals and objectives. Previously, Heithaus served as Chief Marketing Officer of MRIS and most recently as Chief Operating Officer of BuyerMLS.

Jonathan Hill is rejoining MRIS and will serve as Vice President of Marketing & Communications.  With a career spanning over 25 years in the real estate industry, Hill has accumulated extensive experience as a real estate licensee and as an MLS executive including sales, management, customer support, marketing, and product development. Hill, who started with the company in 1996, has a keen understanding of the real estate industry and will help to provide overall direction and strategic leadership for the company’s marketing activities. In his role, Hill will be responsible for MRIS’s extensive plans and roadmap for marketing, communications, education and events. For the past five years, Hill led RBI, MRIS’s wholly owned subsidiary.

“John and Jonathan have made significant contributions and accomplishments in our industry and we are thrilled with these exciting changes at our organization,” said MRIS President & CEO David Charron. “We are more committed than ever to evaluate, innovate and bring more tangible value to our customers around the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. I look forward to seeing how two of the industry’s most forward-thinking leaders will take us to the next level.”

MRIS is Real Estate in Real Time™. We’re a leading provider of real estate information technology and services, and are frequently ranked among the most productive Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in the nation, facilitating over $45 billion in system wide sales in 2013. In its core market, MRIS supports over 45,000 real estate professionals spanning the Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and parts of Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. MRIS provides a portfolio of technology solutions and proprietary databases for real estate professionals, as well as broker and agent software products and an industry-leading consumer portal, MRIShomes.com (formerly HomesDatabase). In addition, the CURE Solutions Group, a subsidiary of MRIS, provides proprietary back-end technology to other MLS systems, serving nearly 180,000 customers each day. Visit MRIS at MRIS.com and our web based TV station, mrisTV.com. “Like” us on Facebook/MRISonFB, follow us on Twitter, @MRIS_REal_News and be sure to visit MRISblog.com for real-time news and company updates.

About RealEstate Business Intelligence, LLC
RealEstate Business Intelligence, LLC (RBI) is a primary source of real estate data, analytics and business intelligence for real estate professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region. Monthly reports for all jurisdictions in the MRIS region, along with interactive charts and graphics, can be found at http://www.getsmartcharts.com/statistics. RBI is the only company in the Mid-Atlantic region that provides timely, online access to statistical information directly from the MRIS Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Early last year, RBI partnered up with CoreLogic to launch MARKETrends Premium, an application delivering statistics from both MLS and public records data for Real Estate professionals. MARKETrends Premium is available in over 130 different markets nationwide. Visit marketrendspremium.com to learn more.