I love to see it when smart MLSs get together to make it easier for brokers and agents to sell more properties! The Northeast Florida MLS and Hernando County Association of REALTORS® are the latest to find a way to collaborate to make 20,000 listings available seamlessly now that 5 organizations are contributing data to one data share.
These guys are also doing something else smart! They created a simple video to describe the relationship in simple terms so REALTORS® can take full advantage of the program. Check it out by clicking on the image below!
This type of video can be used to invite members for more training to learn how to fully leverage 20,000 listings in their marketing efforts. Great way to take credit the incredible marketing network that all of the participating MLSs deliver to their members!
Jacksonville and Brooksville FL, [Date]– The Northeast Florida MLS, operating as RealtyWEB.Net and the Hernando County Association of REALTORS have signed a Multiple Listing Service data share agreement. This agreement will allow listing data to be shared directly between the MLSs, providing real estate professionals of each organization with access to more than 20,000 active listings as well as comparable and historical information. Both entities use flexmls® created by FBS, which will provide for a seamless integration. The arrangement also allows for mutual reciprocity regarding Supra lockbox key access.
“RealtyWEB.Net MLS is excited to partner with the Hernando County Association of REALTORS® and their MLS to share listing data,” said NEFMLS President Kathy Karr-Garcia. “I see this as a tremendous value to our members and is the fourth in what I hope will be many agreements that allow REALTOR® members in the surrounding areas the ability to serve our consumers, and one another, with a much higher level of professionalism.”
“The business is still local, but the boundaries of ‘local’ are broadening with technology – we are proud that we continue to take steps to stay ahead of the trends in MLS Technology,” added Karr-Garcia.
Ron Stephan, CEO of RealtyWEB.Net MLS commented “This is a mutually beneficial service provided to our combined membership. The data share is a non-threatening solution as the listing data will appear in our respective MLS systems. While alternate data sharing methods will be used as well, members will be able to view listing and comparable historic data within the applications they use on a daily basis without having to learn a new program.”
“Hernando County Association of REALTORS® leadership recognizes the importance of serving both our members and their consumers. While this is not our first data sharing agreement, we see this as a value-added step in creating a remarkable data source for members of both HCAR and NEFAR,” said Ed Hirst, HCAR President.
Bill Lampert, President of Hernando County Information Services (HCIS) said, “We are very happy to be able to expand our MLS footprint for our members to search properties and find homes for customers in northeast Florida. RealtyWEB.Net MLS and NEFAR are top notch organizations, and we are proud to collaborate with such leaders in our industry.”
Glenn East, CEO of Northeast Florida Association of Realtors® (NEFAR) stated, “This is an awesome opportunity to share access to our Supra lock box service with the members of Hernando County Association of Realtors® at no additional expense to either association’s membership. In 2015, NEFAR opened its Supra lock box key access to all Florida Realtor® members, at no additional expense, provided they have a current primary Supra key access within their primary Realtor® association. Florida Realtor® members utilizing alternate key box systems may purchase individual access to the NEFAR lock box system.”
“NEFAR welcomes the opportunity to share its data and Supra lock box key access with the members of the Hernando County Association of Realtors®,” said Ben Bates, NEFAR President. Bates added, ” This is an example of putting our members first and increasing cooperation within the industry and the local marketplaces.”
About Northeast Florida Association of Realtors®/MLS
The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors® (NEFAR) provides professional development, political advocacy, professional standards administration, media relations, and promotional activities and exchange of information among its members. NEFAR serves as the voice for real estate in Northeast Florida; serving the public through efforts to protect private property rights and community affairs programs. NEFAR is Northeast Florida’s largest professional association, comprising nearly 7,000 members working in all facets of the real estate industry, including residential and commercial sales as well as property management. NEFAR is headquartered in Jacksonville, with satellite Service Centers in Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach, Palatka and World Golf Village.
The Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (NEFMLS) operating as RealtyWEB.Net, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEFAR. RealtyWEB.Net provides innovative programs and services to over 6000+ real estate professionals. They are partnered with many exceptional service providers giving members a wide array of choices to fit their individual business model. Members have access to statistical data products that are customizable, along with extensive tax data through their integration with Metro Market Trends, Inc., which provides detailed and accurate property information throughout the state of Florida. The RealtyWEB.Net staff is comprised of a long-standing team of dedicated vendor employees who continually provide outstanding customer service, extensive hands on training, and proficient technical support.