boardroom-with-blue-skyArroyo Grande, CA – April 28th, 2015 – A nationwide group of leading Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) and real estate brokerage firms supporting the creation of a national property search portal have elected their first board of managers.

The initiative, known as the Broker Public Portal, was launched in January and includes a cross section of participants from 37 MLSs and 39 real estate brokerages representing the interests of 826,000 agents.

WAV Group project consultant, Victor Lund explains that MLSs have long provided regional consumer facing property search websites. In December of 2014, a group of likeminded MLSs and real estate brokerages met to discuss the opportunity to build a National MLS consumer facing website to fill an unmet need in the online marketplace. At the first meeting of the organizers on April 22ed, 2015 in Dallas they elected the board of managers that will be included in their corporate filings as a Delaware LLC.

“There is a tremendous amount of support and momentum throughout the MLS and brokerage communities to create a new choice for how and where to display their listings,” commented Robert Moline of Home Services of America. “And the formation of our Board of Managers is a significant step forward in our ability to deliver on that goal through the creation of a national broker public portal.”

Large Firms – 5

Robert Moline – Home Services of America

Merle Whitehead – Realty USA

Hoby Hanna – Howard Hanna Real Estate

Chris Heller – Keller Williams

Joan Docktor – Fox and Roach


Multiple Listing Service – 4

John Mosey – Northstar MLS

Cameron Paine – Connecticut MLS

Rebecca Jensen – Midwest Real Estate Data

Kirby Slunaker – RE Colorado


Midsized Firms – 3

Craig McCelland BHGRE Metro Brokers

Richard Haase Latter and Blum

Drayton Saunders – Michael Saunders


Small Firms – 3

Mitch Ribak – Tropical Realty

Paul Wells – RE/MAX Barrington

Christina Ishabishi Bonner – Pacific Union


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