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CoreLogic launches Southwest Florida MLS data-sharing initiative

Four major realtor organizations in Southwest Florida are launching a multiple listing service data sharing initiative using CoreLogic’s MLS Data Co-op, the analytics company reported.

A combined 11,500 real estate professionals make up the four organizations, which include the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors, the Cape Coral Association of Realtors, the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach.

“Southwest Florida has always had significant market overlap, with many real estate professionals needing to belong to multiple associations to do business,” said Marion Briggs, president of the Realtor Association of Fort Myers and the Beach. “Using MLS Data Co-op, we have now created a data sharing environment that gives our members easy access to listing and property data from neighboring markets and the tools to leverage that information for the benefit of their customers.”

Since launching the system in 2010, CoreLogic continues to enhance the capability of MLS Data Co-op.

MLS Data Co-op fields continue to grow, up from 200 to more than 600, and include many fields key to the Southwest Florida real estate market.

“MLS Data Co-op provides a quick and efficient data sharing solution that is directly accessible from our MLS system,” said Christine Bauder, association executive for the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors. The organization selected MLS Data Co-op because it has both the functionality and the rich data set needed, Bauder added.

The co-op also offers members access to valuable CoreLogic property information and reports like RealAVMTM, an automated valuation model enhanced with our own MLS data. Members can access the MLS Data Co-op from virtually any computing platform they want, including popular devices like the iPad.

“The MLS Data Coop has achieved success by using a standards-based approach to the aggregation of MLS data and other diverse property information, and by overlaying the combined data set with unique CoreLogic reports and analytical tools,” said Ben Graboske, senior vice president of Real Estate and Financial Services, Data and Analytics Segment for CoreLogic. “We are simply thrilled to see the MLSs of Southwest Florida using our MLS Data Co-op solution.”

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