Move spread the news this morning that MRED (Chicago) MLS PIN (Boston and most of Mass) and SFAR (San Francisco) have all entered into agreements to offer the FIND product. If you are not familiar with FIND, it is a product that was the early candidate for the National Association of REALTOR’s Property Library. It ties all of the active listing data on Realtor.com to a suite of extensive property attributes ranging from demographic data to flood maps to airplane fly over zones and noise. The Find products sits at the top of the page when the agent is logged into the MLS, extending data access nationwide. The two cornerstones that agents love about Find include a Google-like natural language search bar and blazing speed.
If you are interested in learning more about FIND for your MLS – reach out to your Realtor.com representative or Curt Beardsley. My understanding is that Move provides the product for free in exchange for a data license that allows them to display listings on Realtor.com (including sold data), and display to other MLS subscribers in the Find Network.
The last word from Move regarding expansion of this product into new MLSs came from Trend (New Jersey) in January. Not sure if they have been intentionally quiet or not. It is a great product for any MLS that allows brokers to display solds in their IDX rules and regulations.
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