Oakville, ON, December 3, 2015 – The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB) has collaborated with seven other real estate Boards and Associations in a Regional MLS® system. The Associations participating in the Regional are: Brantford Regional Real Estate Association, Cambridge Association for REALTORS® Inc., Guelph and District Association for REALTORS®, Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS®, Niagara Association of REALTORS®, REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington, and Simcoe and District Real Estate Board.
This new system will allow OMDREB Members ease of access to MLS® data across the geographic areas covered by the eight partnering Boards. Early in the New Year, when all of the associations will have officially cut over to the new system, the partnering Boards will have progressed to a single set of listing forms, standard MLS Rules and enhanced shared MLS® services.
Jeff Mahannah, the 2015 President of OMDREB, says the cutover to Regional allows Members ready access to a wealth of MLS® information from across the eight associations.
“Members now have all the information at their fingertips,” Mahannah said. “The Regional has become the centralized bank of information and technology has made this possible.
Charlotte Forget, incoming 2016 President, says this is will revolutionize the real estate process for both REALTORS® and consumers.
“REALTORS® across southern Ontario will now be on the same MLS® system with the same features,” Forget said. “Regional will allow for a smoother process for REALTORS® and their clients.”
This has been a work-in-progress for two years, and evolved at a meeting, which took place in Guelph where the associations were offered the opportunity to create a Regional system based on the Matrix MLS® system.
About The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB)
The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board represents over 1,600 REALTORS® who serve the communities of Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills and the surrounding areas. OMDREB serves its members through a variety of support and services, including professional development, technology and advocacy.
Established in 1954, the Board also champions shelter-based charitable endeavours that are important to the local communities in which its members work and serve.
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For further information:
Stephanie Lai, Communications Officer
The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board
905-844-6491 Ext. 101