SOURCE: Midwest Real Estate Data

Midwest Real Estate Data

July 18, 2011 12:27 ET

Another Leap Forward for Midwest Real Estate Data's connectMLS™ System

Realtors® Now Able to Search by Percentage of Price Change

LISLE, IL--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) ( announced today a number of new fields have been added to its connectMLS™ system to improve the ability of its real estate professionals to effectively search the largest active listing database in the country. Other upgrades to the system were also made consistent with MRED's continuing efforts to maintain connectMLS™ as one of the best MLS property database systems.

The most popular addition to the system may be the ability to search for ranges of price increase, decrease or both as a percentage of the Original List Price or the Previous List Price. This is available via the Search Screen, Area Market Survey or Market Statistics Report. Complementing this new search feature is the ability to add the results to Custom Reports. The percentages appear with up or down arrows and color-coded, with red representing a price increase and green a price decrease.

dynaConnections is the vendor for connectMLS™. Aside from creating one of the most function rich MLS systems, dynaConnections is incredibly responsive and continues to make improvements above and beyond the addition of data fields to the system.

For example, photo captions have been substantively updated. They are now subdivided into five categories for quick identification, and over forty new descriptions have been added to the photo caption dropdown menu.

Another significant improvement is to the look and feel of maps in connectMLS™. There is a lighter background color on all connectMLS™ maps for better readability. The pin points indicating listings are brighter and stand out even more on the lighter maps. Also, the "Aerial view" link under Additional Info has been modified to default to the "Bird's eye view."

"We are constantly striving to improve our MLS system as well as all of the products and services we provide," said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron. "We cannot constantly make changes, as our customers need consistency in the system to be most effective in serving their clients. So when we do make modifications, we are careful in what we choose to do. It is gratifying to make adjustments that turn out to be as well used and universally beneficial as these are to our brokers, agents and appraisers."

About MRED

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is a real estate data aggregator and distributor that provides the largest multiple listing service (by listing volume) to nearly 40,000 customers, with property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.

About dynaConnections

dynaConnections Corporation is an Austin-based company that is renowned for its constant innovation and dedication to service. dynaConnections provides an MLS solution, connectMLS™, that is second to none with its millisecond response time and ease of access via all browser platforms. connectMLS™ is created to be both powerful and easy to use, and exceeds all standards of what the real estate industry expects from their MLS provider. For more information, visit:

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Jeff Lasky
    MRED Director of Communications and Training
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    Russ Bergeron
    MRED Chief Executive Officer
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