SOURCE: Sandicor


November 11, 2009 06:00 ET

Sandicor, San Diego MLS, Looks Beyond State Boundaries, Expands Its Property Resource to National Level

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2009) - In an effort to allow their members to review and utilize a larger amount of valuable property data, Sandicor, San Diego County's regional MLS, has expanded its SmartLink partnering by going outside of the state of California to bordering states.

Sandicor has implemented SmartLink technologies with HiCentral MLS, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Honolulu Board of Realtors. HiCentral MLS is the primary MLS for the entire island of Oahu, Hawaii, and also contains some property data across all other islands of Hawaii. The partnership will allow Sandicor members access to property details outside of the state of California in an area where many mainland consumers are looking for either relocation or second homes. In addition, HiCentral MLS members will gain access to property details on San Diego homes for sale in Sandicor's San Diego MLS.

"We previously made county real estate borders disappear by expanding Sandicor members' access from just San Diego real estate listings to other MLSs in Southern California, however we found many San Diego residents were looking to buy in places other than California," said Ray Ewing, CEO of Sandicor. "By expanding our SmartLink technologies to the HiCentral MLS Sandicor members will have access to a diverse market that will interest agents, brokers, and consumers and provide infinite options for marketing plans.

"We are extremely proud to be one of the first MLSs to make the huge technical leap to go beyond statewide boundaries. This expansion of the real estate professional's property database allows them to serve their clients in ways they were never able to before."

In addition to partnering with HiCentral MLS, Sandicor has setup SmartLinks with MRMLS (the Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. serving the Riverside area), SOCAL (the Southern California Multiple Listing Service, serving the Orange County area), and CLAW (the Combined LA Westside Multiple Listing Service, serving Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Southwest Los Angeles).

Sandicor members can begin exploring these systems in TEMPO via the MySideBar, SmartLinks section. SmartLink allows Sandicor members guest permission based access into other MLS software systems where they can search for properties, view detailed property information, print property reports, and even email out property information to perspective clients. In addition, the Sandicor member has access to search and view detailed agent, broker, and real estate office information.

The SmartLink functionality allows Sandicor members to be able to serve their local San Diego County based clients with real estate information from MLS sources in other areas, and allows consumers to make informed decisions such as whether to purchase a property in other areas bordering the San Diego Country region, obtain an agent referral in another area, or just compare the value of their current property against what is going on in other regional markets.

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Founded in 1991, Sandicor is one of the largest and most active Multiple Listing Services in the United States, providing approximately 22,000 members with an online database of active residential listings, history of non-active listings and comprehensive tax records for the counties of San Diego, Riverside, Orange and Imperial. Sandicor is owned by four Association of REALTORS® including the East San Diego County Association of REALTORS®, North San Diego County Association of REATORS®, Pacific Southwest Association of REATORS®, and San Diego Association of REALTORS®.

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