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SmartMLS Co-CEO Announces Resignation

WALLINGFORD, Conn., Sept. 13, 2017 — SmartMLS Inc., the Multiple Listing Service formed from the merger of The Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (CTMLS), and the Greater Fairfield County CMLS (GFC CMLS), announced today Co-Chief Executive Officer Cameron Paine has resigned effective immediately.  The SmartMLS Board of Directors accepted Mr. Paine’s resignation.  SmartMLS will now continue operations with one CEO, Kathy Elson. Mr. Paine said, “Ten years ago I was selected to be the CEO of the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service.  It was always my ultimate goal to form a statewide MLS and having achieved that with SmartMLS, spanning all eight Connecticut counties and providing MLS services to [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:22:40+00:00September 13th, 2017|MLS Insights, Press Releases|0 Comments

Smart MLS is Born with Merger of Connecticut’s Largest MLSs

It is a new day in Connecticut, the Constitution State. The Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (CTMLS), and the Greater Fairfield County CMLS (GFC CMLS) together representing over 17,000 real estate professionals in Connecticut, will merge to form one MLS that will be called SmartMLS. Connecticut is the third smallest state in America by landmass, but at over 3.5 million people, the state is the 29th in population. It boasts the highest per capita income in America. The combined MLS will be among the 20 largest in the nation and perhaps in the top 10 in terms of dollar value [...]

By |2018-08-14T04:06:39+00:00March 14th, 2017|MLS Insights, Press Releases|0 Comments

Centers of Excellence: CEO Cameron Paine Leads Industry Transformation

Establishing Roots in Real Estate After working as the Director of Marketing & Professional Services at the Naples Board of Realtors in Florida, Paine moved on to the head position at the Bonita Springs-Estero Association, which, at the time, was a small association sandwiched between a megaboard in Fort Myers and another in Naples. As a contiguous market, all three were collaborating on building a jointly-owned and controlled MLS called Sunshine MLS. Uniquely, at the time, the project involved writing and producing MLS software. “It was a very educational experience that really prepared me to understand the critical technology pieces [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:22:57+00:00January 11th, 2017|MLS Insights|0 Comments