SOURCE: Midwest Real Estate Data

Midwest Real Estate Data

August 29, 2011 11:08 ET

Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) Celebrates Success of Xplode Conference

Chicago Technology Conference a Hit With Realtors® and Exhibitors

LISLE, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2011) - How do you cram 32 technology speakers covering 20 topics into 8 hours? Xplode it! Normally a conference on real estate related technology with such an array of speakers and subjects would take two or three days. Xplode Chicago made it happen in just one day. Recognizing the pool of talent being made available to its customers, Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) readily joined as a Contributing Sponsor of this inaugural event held recently at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Chicago. Along with Host Sponsor the Chicago Association of Realtors® (CAR), MRED was amply rewarded for its participation; allowing its brokers, agents and appraisers to be treated to one of the better technology events in recent memory.

The Xplode Conference features scheduling that keeps speakers' time on stage short and to the point -- "TED" style. This enabled those who attended a chance to garner a great deal of information in a one day conference covering a wide range of topics. In addition to all the excellent speakers, there was ample time to network with a wide array of exhibitors and more fully discuss the number of subjects which arose throughout the day.

"The remarkably successful Xplode Conference is a true testament to the desire of agents to remain on the cutting edge of technology and resources available to help them best serve their clients," said Ginger Downs, CEO of the Chicago Association of Realtors®. "With over 250 Chicago REALTORS and other real estate professionals in attendance, the conference's high energy and out-of-the-box ideas made it a solid industry event the Chicago Association of Realtors® was proud to host."

Presentations were made regarding mobile technology, REO, online reputation, video and the effectiveness of your website. Panel discussions included young professionals who are already making their mark in real estate, and the New MLS, which featured input from MRED CEO Russ Bergeron and Houston Association of Realtors® CEO Bob Hale. Throughout the conference, vendors from the real estate industry were available to pass along information regarding current products and services of interest to real estate professionals.

"I could not be more pleased with both the professionalism of the Xplode Conference and level of information passed on to the attendees," said Bergeron. "We look forward to future opportunities to work with Matt Fagioli and the Xplode crew to bring more events like this to the Chicagoland area."

About MRED

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) ( is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the largest multiple listing service by listing volume to almost 8,000 real estate offices and nearly 40,000 customers, including brokers, agents and appraisers. MRED has expanded well into the "collar" counties surrounding Chicagoland, and its property information encompasses northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.

About Xplode

Xplode Conference is a product of Helives, LLC based near Atlanta, Ga. Xplode builds great conferences for real estate in partnership with local associations and MLS organizations highlighting the most powerful real estate technology and marketing products. After the super-successful launch event in Austin, Texas on February 10, 2011, Xplode now features real estate conferences on technology in a host of US cities in 2011. For more information, please 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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