MRED named a finalist for 2017 Inman Innovator Award

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.


Don’t forget MREDpalooza starts Tuesday at 9 a.m.

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 or call 630-955-0011 for more information.


REALTORS® who register online for MREDpalooza can win $2,500

REALTORS® who want to win $2,500 can register at for a chance to take home the grand prize – and then enjoy the in-depth training, prize drawings and knowledgeable vendors June 20 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Find information about the sessions, sponsors, frequently asked questions and more at

The Illinois REALTORS® staff is proud to co-host of MREDpalooza and looks forward to seeing you there. Stop by booths 103 and 105 to sign up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts and a chance to win a $400 photo package from VHT Real Estate Photography. Don’t forget to pick up your free member resources guide!


Illinois REALTORS® offers agency class at MREDpalooza June 20

With six hourly sessions between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Illinois REALTORS® will offer “Summer School: Agency 101” as a free class during MREDpalooza, June 20 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

This hour-long session will focus or re-focus on all aspects of the law of agency in Illinois under the Illinois Real Estate License Act, including agency disclosures, duties to clients and customers and many of the tangential issues that arise as a broker starts the process of client representation. Learn from the best, Illinois REALTORS® Betsy Urbance, Director of Legal Services, and attorney Jeff Baker, Sorling Northrup Attorneys. Registration is open for members and non-members.

Illinois REALTORS® and MRED are co-hosting the free day-long event, which includes other training courses, knowledgeable vendors and prizes.