Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) was one of nine finalists named this week for 2017 Inman Innovator Awards in the combined category of Most Innovative MLS or Association.
The 2017 Inman Innovators will be revealed at Inman Connect in San Francisco the week of Aug. 7-11.
“We are honored to celebrate so much creativity and invention,” said Inman publisher Brad Inman. “Never in the history of the Innovator Awards has there been so much innovation and, therefore, never has our list of finalists been so large — these are exciting times.”
MRED provides multiple listing service for more than 40,000 brokers throughout the Chicagoland area, northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. MRED provides more than 20 products and services to its customers. In 2016, it received Gold Certification for Web API from the Real Estate Standard Organization (RESO). RESO provides standards for real estate organizations working to enhance the development and delivery of data processing.
One of the largest MLS tech expos in the country begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Donald D. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont and will give Illinois REALTORS® who attend a chance to ask knowledgeable vendors questions and see products that can help grow their businesses.
MREDpalooza is free and runs until 4 p.m. with multiple class options, food and information.
Go to MREDpalooza.com or call 630-955-0011 for more information.
Leading REALTORS® use Big Data to stay ahead of the competition, and now they share their strategies in the cover story of the April edition of Illinois REALTOR® magazine. In “Awash in Big Data: Strategies to Chart Your Course,” REALTORS® and market experts share ideas that can help individuals and brokerages:
- Develop tools using MLS data which are more accurate than Zillow Zestimate;
- Develop property specific reports that predict cost of living within a specific ZIP code; and
- Save money by geo-targeting potential clients and predicting more accurate returns on investment.
To read the cover story, go to page 20 of the digital edition of the magazine now.
Sign up today for the Nov. 4 Xplode Conference in Hoffman Estates and you’ll learn how Bryson Womack teaches real estate pros to use technology to improve their businesses.
Womack oversees sales for two tech companies, IDX Broker and Agent Evolution, and he’s been a part of the Xplode Conferences for three years helping participants get the most out of MLS software and their own websites. And he’s just one of a dozen speakers scheduled for this year’s conference in the Chicago area.
His expertise is one of many reasons why IAR is sponsoring the Xplode Conference with the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®. See the list of other speakers.
The conference begins at 8 a.m. at the Stonegate Conference Centre, 2401 W. Higgins Rd. in Hoffman Estates, and lasts until 4 p.m.
Early-bird rates of $49 will last until Oct. 10. After that, the price goes up to $69.
REALTORS® can still register for next Thursday’s NAR Tech Edge conference at the Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights.
For $59, IAR members can learn how web-based and mobile technologies can benefit their business and their clients. Topics include: content strategy, Facebook, digital identity, social media, portable technology, mobile marketing and photography. Registration is $89 for non-members.
This high-energy event is a joint effort of the National Association of REALTORS® and the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS®. It includes 13 expert presenters. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., while the program runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch is included.