MLS vendor FBS acquires competitor Solid Earth

When multiple listing service (MLS) vendors FBS and Solid Earth announced a partnership earlier this year, it was as competitors looking to serve their mutual MLS clients. Nearly six months later, the two are rivals no more. FBS will acquire Solid Earth’s assets and employ all five of its existing employees in a deal slated to close by the end of the year, FBS CEO Michael Wurzer told Inman via email …

Black Knight’s Paragon MLS platform gains steam

Real estate data and technology firm Black Knight Financial Services has signed another multiple listing service to its Paragon 5 platform, bringing the number of real estate professionals the platform serves to more than 210,000. Paragon 5 received top marks in a …

Charleston Trident MLS switches to FBS’ flexmls, will eliminate public-facing site

The Charleston Trident Multiple Listing Service will get a new MLS platform from real estate technology firm FBS this fall and eliminate its public-facing listing site in the transition. The site, mls.charlestonrealtors.com, has been powered by FBS rival Solid Earth for …

WAV Group survey suggests more MLSs will be shopping for new platforms

More multiple listing services will be considering a new platform provider when their contract with their current vendor expires than in previous years, according to an annual survey from real estate consulting firm WAV Group. A preliminary release of …