Mid-Florida Regional MLS Chooses MarketLinx to Serve 37,000 Members
—MLXchange and Membership Director to Provide Key Services—
March 18, 2008, SANTA ANA, Calif.
MarketLinx, Inc., a leading provider of information technology to the residential real estate industry, today announced that it has renewed its multiple listing service (MLS) agreement with the Mid-Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS), which is in the process of expanding services to five neighboring REALTOR® organizations. Once the expansion is complete, the Mid-Florida MLXchange MLS system will serve approximately 37,000 users from 13 separate real estate organizations, making it the largest MLXchange customer and one of the largest MLS systems in North America. MFRMLS also selected MarketLinx’s Membership Director product to replace its current membership management system.
“We’re extremely pleased that MFRMLS has selected MarketLinx to provide its core information technology,” said Bryan Foreman, executive vice president of MarketLinx and president of MLS Solutions. “MFRMLS is a very progressive organization that is constantly looking to improve its member services. This agreement is the direct result of the strength of our partnership and the relentless pursuit of better solutions for our customers.”
“The high caliber of MarketLinx’s solutions is a big part of our ongoing success,” said MFRMLS President Jack Vahey. “MLXchange’s proven dependability and powerful integration options have helped MFRMLS attract new associations that want to broaden their MLS capabilities. Just as important, MarketLinx has been there at every step to help us get the most out of the system. They offer the right combination of technological leadership, customer service and support.”
“MLXchange is the ideal hub for large organizations like MFRMLS that work with numerous software vendors and data recipients,” said Foreman. “The system’s advanced data management technologies, including RETS Professional and RETS Connector, make it easy for MLS staff to securely administer data distribution for an unlimited number of third parties. And with MLXchange’s SmartLink technology, the system provides single sign-on functions to automatically authenticate and connect to other Web-based applications. MLXchange gives our customers the power to control their data like never before.”
MLXchange version 4.0 was unveiled at the National Association of REALTORS® Conference and Expo. For more information, visit www.marketlinx.com.
MarketLinx, Inc., a subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), offers a full range of products and support services to address the information technology needs of the real estate brokerage and multiple listing service (MLS) market segments. The company’s full array of capabilities streamlines the real estate listing, financing and closing processes, resulting in increased efficiency and profitability. MarketLinx provides North America’s leading MLS and real estate software systems, including solutions for broker business management, agent productivity, front and back office management, and MLS data aggregation and distribution. For more information, visit www.marketlinx.com.
About First American
The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a FORTUNE 500® company that traces its history to 1889. With revenues of approximately $8.2 billion in 2007, it is America’s largest provider of business information. First American combines advanced analytics with its vast data resources to supply businesses and consumers with valuable information products to support the major economic events of people’s lives, such as getting a job, renting an apartment, buying a car or house, securing a mortgage and opening or buying a business. The First American Family of Companies, many of which command leading market share positions in their respective industries, operate within five primary business segments, including: Title Insurance and Services, Specialty Insurance, Mortgage Information, Property Information and First Advantage. More information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found at www.firstam.com.
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