SOURCE: Midwest Real Estate Data LLC

MRED, Midwest Real Estate Data, MLS, Multiple LIsting Service, Aggregation, Syndication

September 29, 2010 12:01 ET

On Eve of CMLS 2010 Conference, MRED CEO Confident Agenda Will Deliver

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) -  As the much anticipated CMLS 2010 Conference begins today, with a golf outing and architectural boat tour of Chicago, Russ Bergeron, CEO of Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED), the host multiple listing service, will see the results of all the planning and efforts put forth by MRED staff over the past year.

"Having hosted and attended many of these events has provided me with lots of examples to draw upon in creating this year's agenda," states Bergeron. "The challenge was in choosing topics that are most relevant and selecting speakers who are pertinent and will capture the audience's interests."

The main event begins the morning of Thursday, September 30th, with a keynote address from Stefan Swanepoel, futurist and prolific real estate author, delivering his lively presentation "Top Trends Impacting the Future of the Real Estate Industry." Other subjects for the first day include "Providing Out of Sight Service"; "Ratings, Rankings and Recommendations" -- should the MLS be in the business of rating its own members; and "Short Sales Assistance from the Feds" -- can we speed up the process? Day One wraps up with the return of Mr. Swanepoel delving into the trends and impacts of social media.

Highlights of Day Two will include a dynamic presentation on the "Importance of both Leaders and Followers"; brief demonstrations by several MLSs of apps they have developed for their constituents; a panel discussion regarding what real estate brokers want from their MLS; and a wrap up from blogger extraordinaire Rob Hahn (aka Notorious R.O.B.).

"I am confident all attendees will find presentations of interest at this year's conference," says Bergeron. "Everyone visiting Chicago will feel this was a worthwhile trip."

Those interested in more information about CMLS 2010 are directed to

Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) is the premier forum and resource for Multiple Listing Service associations.

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

Contact Information

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

    Russ Bergeron
    MRED Chief Executive Officer
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