SOURCE: Midwest Real Estate Data

Midwest Real Estate Data

November 29, 2012 14:56 ET

MRED Remains Atop Annual Industry Survey

Chicagoland MLS's connectMLS™ System Still Highest Rated in the Country

LISLE, IL--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2012) - Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that its MLS system, connectMLS™, was rated the highest in the latest WAV Group MLS Technology Survey Report.

From September 29 to November 4, 2012, the WAV Group fielded their annual
MLS Technology Survey to participating MLSs throughout the United States and Canada. 72 MLSs, representing 37 different states or provinces, participated in the survey at both the staff and user level. 15,130 individual participants filled out the survey completely, making it the largest survey of its kind. MRED had the largest number of respondents of any MLS with nearly 5000.

In response to the survey question, "What is your overall satisfaction with your MLS system?" MRED respondents gave connectMLS™ an average rating of 8.22 out of a possible 10, the only MLS system to have an overall rating above 8. connectMLS™ also had the highest ratings for:

  • design and visual appeal
  • ease of use
  • adding and modifying
  • searching
  • comparable reports
  • creating personalized/branded listing brochures
  • statistical report functions
  • ease of loading and managing photos
  • set up of auto search for customers
  • map searching
  • map search results display
  • mobile access, and
  • web sites for clients to view listings.

"Naturally, we are thrilled that our customers recognize what our staff already knows -- that connectMLS™ is the best MLS system," said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron. "Of significance to me is that connectMLS™ is recognized for its excellence across the board, in all categories. It's not a one-trick pony -- connectMLS™ provides a complete MLS experience that is unmatched by any other system."

About MRED

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to nearly 40,000 brokers, agents and appraisers and 8,000 offices. MRED serves Chicago and the surrounding "collar" counties and provides property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Jeff Lasky
    MRED Director of Communications and Training
    Email Contact

    Russ Bergeron
    MRED Chief Executive Officer
    Email Contact