IRES & REcolorado Sign Binding Merger Agreement

by Victor Lund on November 13, 2017


Approval from Shareholder Boards is Next Step to Form One MLS for Denver and Northern Colorado IRES and REcolorado have taken another step toward creating a single MLS that will serve 26,000 real estate professionals in northern Colorado and the greater Denver Metro Area. Lauren Hansen, CEO of IRES, and Kirby Slunaker, president and CEO of REcolorado, today announced the commitment between the two MLSs has now gone from a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU), as announced in September, to a binding merger agreement. The merger agreement has been signed by Hansen and Slunaker and has received approval from both the REcolorado Board of Directors and the IRES Board of Managers. The  next step needed is shareholder approval from the boards of the eight REALTOR Associations that are the owners of the two organizations. REcolorado’s shareholders are Denver Metro Association of REALTORS, South Metro Denver REALTOR Association, and Aurora Association of REALTORS®.  Shareholders of IRES are Boulder Area REALTOR® Association, Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®, Greeley Area REALTOR® Association, Longmont Association of REALTORS®, and Loveland Berthoud Association of REALTORS®.  The shareholders are expected to review and vote on the merger agreement in the coming weeks. “Thanks to the great work of the REcolorado and IRES shareholders and their boards, our vision of creating a future-focused MLS that serves REALTORS, Brokers and consumers along the Colorado Front Range is becoming a reality,” said Kirby Slunaker. “Colorado real estate professionals have told us they want the benefits that can only come from one MLS, which include the best products and services, faster pace of innovation, and world-class customer care.” A merged MLS organization serving the Colorado Front Range would bring substantial benefits to Colorado real estate professionals, which would be passed on to consumers. Benefits include comprehensive data, a broad set of technology tools and services, and powerful consumer-facing websites. “REALTORS, brokers, appraisers, and consumers deserve the most comprehensive, accurate, and timely data possible, as well as technology tools they can use to serve the needs of well-informed buyers and sellers,” said Lauren Hansen. “Bringing our MLS organizations together is what brokers want and what the market needs.” Chris Osborn, with Foster, Pepper PLLC, will continue to facilitate the merger process with REcolorado and IRES. “We continue to move at a steady pace, thanks to open lines of communication between REcolorado and IRES, as well as a shared commitment to work in the […]


REcolorado Joins’s® MLS Partnership Program

by Victor Lund on September 17, 2015

Norfolk, Virginia (September 16, 2015) –®, leading online real estate destination and provider of real estate marketing solutions, has announced the addition of REcolorado to its MLS Partnership Program. The new partnership will offer REcolorado’s 18,000 real estate professionals free exposure for their 9,500 active listings by gaining access to’s audience of more than 13 million monthly transaction-ready consumers. REcolorado brokers can now offer their agents direct access to syndicate their listings on, ensuring those listings are advertised accurately and updated regularly. Consumers visiting will benefit from the improved quantity and quality of available listings in Colorado, and will have a clear path to connect directly with the local brokerage and agent representing each listing. “Our new partnership with offers REcolorado brokers and agents listing-level control where their listings appear, while improving the quality of listings available for consumers on,” said Kirby Slunaker, president and CEO of REcolorado. “By driving engaged consumers back to either the broker’s website or, everyone involved wins.” The benefits provided by’s MLS partnership program include: Data Accuracy – More timely and accurate listing data. Prominent Branding – Clear attribution and branding for the listing agent and broker on listing detail pages. Consumer Leads – All leads from are emailed directly to the listing agent. MLS Branding – Prominent branding for as the trusted source of the listing information. Direct Links – All listings on can include “deep links” back to the broker’s website or REcolorado’s consumer website, “The primary objective of’s MLS partnership program is to provide timely and accurate listing information to consumers searching for their next home, and to ensure those consumers are able to connect directly with the listing agent representing the seller,” said Andy Woolley,’s vice president of industry development. “By prominently displaying the listing broker and agent, and always sending leads directly to the listing agent, ensures REcolorado members are able to connect directly with our transaction-ready consumers.” For more information on the benefits can provide MLSs and their subscribers, visit About is a leading provider of real estate marketing and media services, including brand advertising, property listing exposure and syndication, search engine marketing and instant response lead generation. Connect offers the real estate industry’s first-ever all-inclusive marketing platform for agents and brokers featuring single-login convenience. is visited by more than […]


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IRVINE, Calif., February 6, 2013—CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Metrolist, Colorado’s largest multiple listing service (MLS) and provider of REcolorado, to provide the CoreLogic Matrix MLS system to 15,000 Colorado real estate professionals. For more than 25 years, Metrolist developed and hosted its own proprietary MLS systems. “The pace of innovation has profoundly accelerated since the company was originally founded in 1984 and we found that a transition to a vendor-based product suite made a lot of sense,” commented Metrolist President and CEO, Kirby Slunaker. “We’re really here to empower our customers and help them drive their business success. Through this partnership with CoreLogic, we will be able to offer our customers a comprehensive set of tools that extend beyond the MLS platform and deliver on our service promise to Colorado Realtors®.” CoreLogic will be the first MLS platform vendor to work with Metrolist in its history and Matrix is slated to fully replace the current MLS system in 2013. The multi-year agreement also includes other CoreLogic products such as Realist® public records services, MLS Data Checker (MDC), and its newest mobile product, GoMLS, which is powered by DoApp. “A full suite of MLS offerings is critical to our future strategic growth and was not available with any of the other vendor solutions we reviewed, making CoreLogic the best possible partner for us,” said Slunaker. “We are honored that Metrolist has chosen CoreLogic as its technology partner,” said Ben Graboske, senior vice president of Real Estate and Financial Services for CoreLogic.  “Over the next several months, we will be working closely with Metrolist to design a truly unique solution for the Colorado real estate market—one that will continue to grow as new requirements and technologies emerge. With Matrix as the foundation, Metrolist subscribers will have access to the rich property data homebuyers want, coupled with the blazing performance and broad device compatibility that top real estate professionals demand.” Metrolist is the largest MLS in the state of Colorado, supporting the largest network of Realtors® with the most comprehensive database of real property listings throughout the Front Range. Realtor-owned since 1984, Metrolist provides leading technology solutions to real estate agents and brokers to better serve buyers and sellers. More information about Metrolist is available at About CoreLogic CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) is a leading […]