SOURCE: Midwest Real Estate Data

Midwest Real Estate Data

November 29, 2011 10:08 ET

MRED's MLS System Supports Cyber Monday 24/7

Customers Cannot Remember the Last Unscheduled Downtime

LISLE, IL--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2011) - Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) (, the largest multiple listing service (MLS) in the country serving the Chicagoland area, was formed to provide brokers, agents and appraisers with an array of products and services that enable them to successfully conduct their real estate businesses on a day to day basis. The most indispensable of these tools, without which the real estate business of today would not exist, is the MLS system.

At its heart, a multiple listing service is a massive database of information about properties both on and off the market. MRED currently houses over 4 million property records. Feeding off of that database, the MLS system is a master collaboration tool with which real estate professionals are able to communicate with each other as well as their clients -- providing real time updates, statistics, public records, trend analysis, and more.

MRED's primary MLS system is called connectMLS™, created and supported by dynaConnections Corporation. Housed in MRED's Lisle, Illinois data center, with a hot backup site in Austin, Texas, connectMLS™ has distinguished itself by having never experienced downtime. The system is always accessible to its customers, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. It has been functioning without interruption for years. The ability for real estate professionals to conduct business on any day of the week at any time of the day is incredibly valuable. connectMLS™ sets the standard few if any can approach, inside or outside the real estate industry.

There is a term of art for databases that are, essentially, always available. Techies refer to those whose uptime is at least 99.999% as achieving "the five nines". This is the standard to which all Internet or cloud based systems strive to achieve. Based upon the tracking MRED does of connectMLS™, it substantially exceeds "five nines" and probably approaches Amazon's S3 premium service promise of "ten nines" (99.99999999% uptime).

In fact, MRED customers cannot remember the last time connectMLS™ was unavailable. MRED real estate professionals have learned they can rely upon connectMLS™.

"The best part about connectMLS™ is that I can get access from my computer, iPad or my portable phone 24/7," said Debi Shapiro of Century 21 Pro-Team in Lockport, Illinois. "It has never failed to connect me!"

"I can always count on having the most current property information at my fingertips day or night, in or out of the office," said Peggy Katsulis of Coldwell Banker Residential in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

"The connectMLS™ system is fast becoming the standard for all MLS systems, if it isn't already," said Jerry Hoffman of Keller Williams Success Realty in Barrington, Illinois. "It has transcended its function as a listing database and has become an incredibly valuable real estate tool with its plethora of systems and functions. In years past, other systems could be counted on to fail when needed most. connectMLS™ can be counted on like sunshine in a desert!"

"MRED knows the importance of its systems to our customers," said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron. "24/7 is not just some trite cliché that we throw around. We take the uptime of connectMLS™ very seriously and along with dynaConnections dedicate a great deal of staff time and effort monitoring all of our technology to insure our 'five nines plus' record will continue. It's just another way we provide the best possible service to MRED customers."

About MRED

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to nearly 8,000 real estate offices and 40,000 real estate professionals, 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. For more information, visit:

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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