NEREN has added a new shareholder owner. Greater Newburyport REALTORS marks NEREN’s second Massachusetts shareholder. NEREN, formed in 1994, is now owned by 25 local REALTOR Associations within New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts.
As a shareholder, Greater Newburyport REALTORS gains representation and a voice at an MLS accepting listings throughout all of New England and parts of New York. They have representation in NEREN’s governance and are eligible to be included in various leadership and committee positions. Board members provide leadership to the MLS and its 12,000 plus system users.
Michael Morales, 2021 President of GNR says, “Greater Newburyport REALTORS is excited to have recently joined NEREN as a shareholder and hold a seat on the Board of Directors. With nearly 45 percent of our REALTOR members as subscribers to the NEREN MLS, it is clear that joining forces between NEREN and GNR was important. As the 2021 GNR President, with the REAL Broker CoastalLife Realty Team, we’re excited to continue to work with NEREN in strengthening our relationship as we provide the best service to our members and ultimately the consumers we serve in MA and NH.”
Becoming a NEREN shareholder owner translates to collaboration and a partnership between NEREN and the Associations and provides access to a robust suite of business generation tools. Beyond the MLS software, Paragon, NEREN members benefit from Homesnap Pro, Remine Pro, CRS MLS Tax Suite, Homebot, Paragon “Mobile” Connect, Paragon Collaboration Center, and the all-new Paragon Affiliate Connect. Plus, NEREN has two highly trafficked public-facing websites, NEREN.com and Commercial.NEREN.com. These established websites provide additional free exposure for NEREN members, including a search tool for consumers to find an agent, as well as free leads. Together, the NEREN public websites have over 30 million hits per year. Free leads, free public records, and free training all available at one of the lowest fees in the country, currently at just $21per month for REALTORS.
Joe Ryan, NEREN CEO states, “on behalf of the NEREN Board of Directors and staff, I warmly welcome our new Shareholder Board and their REALTOR members. We are very happy that the many GNR members who are, or will be soon, members of NEREN will have a voice on policy, system changes, and other matters by now being represented on the NEREN Board of Directors. And we would certainly like to speak to other Massachusetts REALTOR Boards about similar possibilities.”
Betty McEnaney, 2021 President of NEREN adds, “we are proud of the ways we serve the unique and diverse needs of 25 Associations and their members. We are honored Greater Newburyport REALTORS has confidence that we will deliver the tools, service and support their members need to generate significant business opportunities. We will do everything in our power to help every NEREN member thrive in ever-changing and relevant ways.”
As a multi-state MLS, NEREN looks forward to expanding its membership outside of New Hampshire and Vermont. Membership is open to real estate agents, appraisers, assessors, auctioneers, and affiliates in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York and a license in New Hampshire and Vermont is not required. The same benefits and low fees apply to all members.
The New England Real Estate Network (NEREN) provides multiple listing services (MLS) in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and portions of New York. As the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), NEREN’s services subscribers and operates the public websites: www.neren.com and commercial.neren.com. For more information go to NEREN.
About Greater Newburyport REALTORS®
Greater Newburyport REALTORS purpose is to provide and promote resources to its members, enhancing their ability to better serve consumers in a professional and ethical manner. The company services Amesbury, Byfield, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury, Massachusetts and beyond. For more information go to GreaterNewburyportRealtors.