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Have you ever pursued a real estate listing only to find that it is currently under contract already? In a busy real estate market, such as the Southwest Florida market, this can be frustrating for the client as well as the agent!
Local real estate associations and the MLS have been trying to find solutions to provide more accurate and timely information, an issue that is common in many markets around the country as well.
To turbocharge the process, the presidents of Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors (BEAR), the Cape Coral Multiple Listing Service Inc., and M.L.S of Naples Inc., decided to integrate their separate multiple listing services into one platform, the CoreLogic Matrix MLS system. Their agreement, reached last week, was announced Monday in a press release.
The system will be accessible by more than 7,000 Southwest Florida real estate practitioners.
Among other features, agents will be able to personalize reports for their clients through the system, identifying listings on a map and allowing clients to categorize them according to their level of interest. Home shoppers also will be able to create and save searches of their own. Agents will be able to keep track of how often consumers use the site.
The new platform will replace Sunshine MLS. The new system is planned to be operational by August 2013.
Real estate brokers and agents in Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach and on Marco and Sanibel islands use different multiple listing systems. Nationwide, there are hundreds of multiple listing services using different, competing vendors.
For more information about this collaboration or homes for sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, FL, please contact a John R. Wood Agent today.