Austin Board of REALTORS

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AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 3, 2015 – Today, the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) announced the appointment of Tim Dain as Multiple Listing Service Director. A seasoned MLS executive, Dain brings a unique combination of experience to ABoR, including leading a regional MLS, where he oversaw significant growth for the MLS; working as a REALTOR®, both as an agent and a broker; working in information technology outside the REALTOR® organization; and serving four years in the U.S. military. ABoR CEO Paul Hilgers commented on the announcement, “Tim’s extensive experience in evolving MLS organizations and his industry acumen will be central to helping ABoR deliver even more value to its MLS members. We’re preparing for future growth and I’m fully confident Tim will help take our MLS to the next level.” ABoR retained executive search firm WAV Group, Inc., to assist in finding a new MLS Director. Dain will assume that role on Sept. 8, reporting to CEO Paul Hilgers and working with ABoR’s Board of Directors and committees dedicated to MLS services. Barb Cooper, 2015 ABoR President, said, “We recognize that being aggressive in technology innovation is the best way to serve our members and homeowners in the Austin area. With Tim’s well-rounded experience and track record for successful innovation, we believe he will help us continue to be a leader in MLS services. Prior to accepting this role, Dain was Executive Director of the Southern Illinois Regional MLS. He began work there as Technology Director and was promoted to CEO in less than two years. During his five-year tenure with the organization, Dain was responsible for creating a virtual MLS and helped achieve cost reduction of more than 30 percent while streamlining processes to enhance daily operations and strengthen relationships with participants. He also partnered with the Illinois Association of REALTORS® local government affairs director in utilizing MLS data to enhance political advocacy efforts. Dain is also active in the MLS industry generally, currently serving a member of the executive advisory team for Move, Inc., Dotloop and the interim executive committee for the Broker Public Portal. He has also served on the board of directors for the Council of MLS and as the chairperson for Corelogic Advisory Group. As part of that involvement, Dain was instrumental in Move Inc.’s decision to build FIND™ Mobile, a national mobile MLS application provided for free to any MLS. Prior to his career […]


Austin Board of REALTORS® Seeks New MLS Director

by Jenna Woodruff on June 23, 2015

The Austin Board of REALTORS® is seeking an MLS Director to lead its 11,000 member Multiple Listing Service, ACTRIS. The company is looking for a progressive Leader and Manager adept at creating positive change for MLS systems and services to help increase the value and relevance of their MLS operation. The ideal candidate is someone who thinks creatively about ways to make the MLS more relevant and profitable. The Director of MLS will have a proven ability to drive an organization to be more customer-centric while finding creative and affordable ways to take the MLS to the next level; positioning the organization for the future. Position Summary:  Successfully direct the operation and delivery of all Multiple Listing Services to meet and exceed the expectations of members of the Austin Board of REALTORS® and ACTRIS by performing the following duties and responsibilities: Plan and direct all policies for addressing customer satisfaction for all services and products delivered Work closely with other internal and external groups on resolving product escalations. Work closely with marketing and the field on service offerings. Builds the organization and processes capable of delivering services including procurement, product testing, evaluation, contract negotiation, product selection and implementation. Plans and directs development of policies and procedures. Plans and directs the strategy to comply with regulatory requirements and relevant industry trends. Ensures contract compliance. Establishes goals for all functions and implements strategies to meet the goals. Relies on and applies extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Leads, coaches and directs the work of others. Responsible for budgetary management and continually looking for cost-effective methods to improve the quality of the services provided at an affordable price.  Other duties as assigned Experience with regional MLS’s is helpful as we are looking to enhance partnerships with surrounding Associations and MLSs. To learn more about this position and view a complete description, please contact: Jenna Woodruff email: phone: 805.720.3567