NCRMLS Announces New CEO

Wilmington, North Carolina (March 12, 2019) –North Carolina Regional Multiple Listing Service (NCRMLS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Jones, a seasoned MLS and technology executive as its new Chief Executive Officer.

According to Ellen Hough, President of NCRMLS’ Board of Managers.  “We conducted an exhaustive search to find the leader that will help NCRMLS continue to evolve to ensure that we support the on-going success of North Carolina REALTORS®. Daniel Jones has demonstrated a skill for bringing contemporary ideas to the table during his years of experience working for brokerages and MLSs. He has demonstrated a passion to serve the needs of NCRMLS’ Members and their subscribers with effective technology, training and support. Daniel has the local knowledge and experience, blended with national perspectives learned in his CMLX training and regular attendance at national conferences we need.  He is a proven technologist, skilled leader and strong customer servant.”

Jones comes to NCRMLS from his role as Chief Information Officer for the Cape Fear REALTORS®.  While there he was responsible for significantly increasing the quality of MLS data and ensuring members knew how to fully leverage the MLS Rules and Regulations to support their online marketing and transaction management efforts. He also overhauled MLS onboarding and customer management systems to support the growth of the MLS.

After serving in two successful technology positions at Wilmington, North Carolina companies, Daniel started his successful career in technology and real estate in 2003, serving as IT Analyst for Intracoastal Realty Corporation, the largest independent brokerage in the Wilmington area.  He then served as IT Director for Prudential Burroughs and Chapin REALTY where he deployed the company’s first agent technical support system. He also introduced a full scale, vast in-house technical training program to boost agent recruiting and retention ratios.

Daniel is a productivity-driven, service-oriented and multifaceted management professional supported by an effective mix of technical proficiency, training expertise, and strategic planning skills perfected within numerous industries. As the owner of his own technology consulting firm, Daniel was responsible for overhauling workflows and customizing software designed to improve customer satisfaction for his clients. Leading his company for 8 years helped Daniel build empathy with REALTORS® who operate their own businesses as well as demonstrate his ability to successfully manage financials.

A Council of MLS CMLX Level 2 Certified Executive, Daniel was one of only 20 MLS leaders across the country invited to participate in this year’s CMLX 3 Advanced MLS training program.

Daniel loves to spend time with his wife Patricia (Trish) and their three children – Daniel Jr. (DJ), Danielle and Curtis Lee. He has an undergraduate degree in Business Management from the Cameron School of Business at University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Emmanuel Baptist University of North Carolina.

Daniel will be beginning his position at NCRMLS on March 16, 2019

NCRMLS retained an executive search firm, WAV Group, Inc., to assist in the process of determining its new Chief Executive Officer. More than 50 applicants were initially considered. Candidates were screened through a telephone interview with the search firm, followed by a telephone and live interviews with the NCRMLS Search Committee made up of selected members of NCRMLS Board of Managers, an Association Executive and the current CEO. The Board of Managers ultimately ratified the recommendation of the Search Committee.


The North Carolina Regional MLS (“NCRMLS”) is the third largest MLS in NC with over 6,400 brokers who access the computer data base regularly. NCRMLS provides property listings, history and integrated tax information for all 100 counties in NC and four counties in SC. NCRMLS publishes over 20,000 listings including residential, commercial, rental and boat slips. During 2018, 30,634 properties sold at a value exceeding $6.472 billion.