MarketLinx® and Triad MLS Extend Term of Agreement for TEMPO™ MLS Services


September 20, 2004, KNOXVILLE, Tenn.

MarketLinx Solutions™, a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies and the leading provider of browser-based multiple listing service (MLS) systems to the residential real estate industry, today announced that Triad MLS has agreed to a three-year contract extension for MarketLinx’s TEMPO MLS services.  MarketLinx has provided its TEMPO technology to Triad’s 3,500 Realtors®, who serve an 11-county area of North Carolina, since 2000.

Darrin Edwards, executive vice president of Triad MLS, stated: “Dependability is one of the primary reasons we have extended our contract with MarketLinx.  Our members know they can depend on the TEMPO system to provide the tools needed to effectively conduct their business, and we at the MLS level know that we can depend on the MarketLinx staff to continue to grow the product and keep us competitive in today’s market.  We look forward to continuing our partnership with the company that sets the standard for MLS technology.”   

“Our contract extension with Triad MLS continues a long line of existing customers who have recently renewed with MarketLinx,” said Doyal Hodge, president and chief executive officer of MarketLinx.  “We are pleased that our clients continue to have faith in our product, our staff and our company as a whole.  It is the goal of MarketLinx to ensure that, through hard work and dedication, our reputation for excellence continues well into the future.” 

About TRIAD
Triad MLS provides complete real estate services for more than 3,500 Realtors in North Carolina, including the cities of Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem and surrounding communities.  Triad’s core purpose is to provide the highest quality exchange of real estate-related information in an efficient and cost effective manner.  For more information on Triad MLS, call (336) 841-1337 or visit their Web site at www.triadmls.com.

About MarketLinx
MarketLinx began operating as a privately held company in 1996 and was acquired by The First American Corporation in September 2003.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., MarketLinx employs more than 120 people.  MarketLinx currently provides MLS services to over 310,000 Realtors in 20 states.  Its TEMPO MLS system is used by more major MLSs than any other browser-based software system, supporting MLSs ranging in size from 1,000 to more than 30,000 subscribers including Realtors in such notable cities as Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Memphis, Dallas and San Diego. More information on MarketLinx can be found at www.marketlinx.com.

About First American
The First American Corporation is a Fortune 500 company that traces its history to 1889. As the nation’s largest data provider, the company supplies businesses and consumers with information resources in connection with the major economic events of people’s lives, such as getting a job; renting an apartment; buying a car, house, boat or airplane; securing a mortgage; opening or buying a business; and planning for retirement. The First American Family of Companies, many of which command leading market share positions in their respective industries, operate within six primary business segments, including: Title Insurance and Services, Specialty Insurance, Mortgage Information, Property Information, Credit Information and Screening Information. With revenues of $6.21 billion in 2003, First American has 29,000 employees in approximately 1,800 offices throughout the United States and abroad. More information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found at www.firstam.com.

 

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