The MLS®/CLAW Integrates MarketLinx Document Manager Technology

November 17, 2009, SANTA ANA, Calif.

The Combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (The MLS®/CLAW) and MarketLinx, Inc., a leading provider of information technology to the residential real estate industry and a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, announced today the launch of The MLS DocManager™, an MLS-integrated solution based on MarketLinx’s Document Manager product. With more than 13,000 subscribers, The MLS/CLAW is a top California multiple listing service provider and one of the few organizations that owns and operates its own MLS system.

The launch of The MLS DocManager is an important milestone that marks the first integration of MarketLinx’s industry-leading document management technology with a non-MarketLinx MLS system. Using The MLS DocManager, members can work with documents directly from, create new files using a one-step process that draws data directly from MLS listings and securely share online documents with the public or selected participants. The MLS DocManager users can also fax documents to the system for automatic conversion to Adobe® PDF files using MarketLinx’s sophisticated Fax Manager technology.

“Our members will benefit tremendously from the increased convenience and efficiency of a comprehensive document management solution that is deeply integrated with their MLS,” said Annie Ives, chief executive officer of The MLS/CLAW. “The MLS DocManager saves time, keeps you organized and helps market listings by making it easy to distribute important property documentation. We anticipate and encourage vigorous adoption of this powerful new tool.”

“The MLS/CLAW has been a pioneer in document management solutions for several years now,” said Chip McAvoy, vice president of MarketLinx Broker Solutions. “Offering an MLS-integrated tool is the logical next step in their pursuit of an end-to-end solution for their membership. We are extremely pleased to partner with them on this important project.”

For more information on The MLS DocManager, visit For information on MarketLinx’s full suite of real estate information technology solutions and services, visit

About the Combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service (The MLS®/CLAW)
The MLS /CLAW is a regional multiple listing service in Southern California that provides a wholly owned and operated MLS system to more than 13,000 real estate professionals. It is owned by three shareholder associations: the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS®, the Malibu Association of REALTORS® and the Southwest Los Angeles Association of REALTORS®. The MLS/CLAW’s mission is to provide the most effective, user-friendly, wholly owned and operated MLS system to its community of real estate professionals by constantly enhancing and expanding its services and MLS system, while always controlling the cost to the individual agent.

About MarketLinx
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, and MLS data aggregation and distribution. For more information, visit

About First American
The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a FORTUNE 500® company that traces its history to 1889. With revenues of approximately $6.2 billion in 2008, 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, Information and Outsourcing Solutions, Data and Analytic Solutions, and Risk Mitigation and Business Solutions. More information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found at


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