Cameron Paine joins eXp Realty

Cameron Paine, who served as founding CEO of Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, has taken the reins as senior vice president of industry relations at eXp Realty, the company announced on Wednesday.

SmartMLS merger goes live in record time

MLS mergers can be troublesome and even the smoothest can take years to fully roll out. But one newly merged MLS has gone from idea to reality in seven short months …

5 MLSs, 1 county: SmartMLS advances consolidation in Connecticut

If real estate agents and brokers want to do business in all of Fairfield County, Connecticut, they are virtually required to join more than one multiple listing service. Five MLSs cover the county. Five …

The new National Broker Portal is here – and it has a familiar face

The nation’s first national public-facing MLS website is now a reality, though real estate consumers and agents won’t notice — at first …

Connecticut MLS divorces ListHub, cites risk to listing data

One of the nation’s largest multiple listing services has decided to terminate its agreement with Move Inc.-owned ListHub. The MLS cited concerns that the listing syndicator does not adequately protect its brokers’ data from misuse — a claim Move disp…

National broker portal initiative raising seed money

A group of multiple listing services, franchisors and brokers is on the hunt for seed money to build the first national MLS consumer-facing listing portal. The initiative is being called the “National Broker Portal Project,” although it has no official …

Real estate industry leaders planning national listing portal

Executives with leading multiple listing services, franchisors and brokers have been working for months on a plan to launch a new national listing portal to serve as a broker-centric alternative to the big search portals like Zillow, Trulia and realtor…

Connecticut’s statewide MLS chooses CoreLogic’s Matrix with an eye on cooperation

The Connecticut Multiple Listing Service has chosen CoreLogic’s flagship MLS system, Matrix, to replace its current systems, a move the MLS hopes will leave the door open for future cooperation or consolidation with other MLSs in the state. The decision …

Connecticut MLS bails on plan to convert to CoreLogic’s Fusion platform

Citing a desire for better compatibility with the iPad and other tablet devices, Connecticut Multiple Listing Service has decided not to go ahead with a planned conversion to CoreLogic’s Fusion MLS and is looking for a new MLS platform. In …