Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) Selects Paragon Connect MLS From Black Knight as a Platform of Choice

Paragon Connect uses API connections and is mobile-optimized for anytime, anywhere access, superior performance and to help power a reliable, user-friendly interface that lets brokers and agents get things done faster and smarter

  • MRED serves nearly 50,000 Midwestern real estate professionals and has chosen to offer Paragon Connect to its subscribers as an MLS Platform of Choice
  • The latest generation of Paragon Connect is built to best take advantage of API technology, providing quick, in-the-moment access to reliable, real-time data
  • Recognizing the life of a real estate pro is one that’s in motion, subscribers using Paragon Connect benefit from mobile-first technology to provide a singular, seamless, consistent experience across all their various devices
  • Paragon Connect’s newly optimized interface provides anytime, anywhere access with an intuitive, dynamic experience that meets users where they are
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Aug. 7, 2023 – Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) announced today that Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) will be offering Black Knight’s newly mobile-optimized and updated Paragon Connect as an MLS Platform of Choice to its subscribers. Used by MLSs and associations across the U.S. and Canada, Paragon Connect is an open, scalable and customizable MLS system that makes use of API technology and connection points to deliver a high-performance, easy-to-use singular experience across multiple devices.

Lisle, Ill.-based MRED is the eighth largest MLS in the U.S., serving nearly 50,000 real estate professionals in the Midwest. Paragon Connect’s selection as an MRED MLS system of choice fulfills a longstanding commitment by the MLS of providing business-building tools to its subscribers that can be used for any-sized brokerage.

“MRED has always been a leader in providing choice to its subscribers,” said MRED President and CEO Rebecca Jensen. “Each of the brokerages we serve is unique, and providing multiple ways to access and enter data allows them the ability to better customize their MLS experience. The advances made in Paragon Connect have clearly resulted in a platform we think will appeal to our subscribers.”

MRED plans to have Paragon Connect available for subscribers’ use in early 2024.

Paragon Connect was built specifically for brokers and agents to help them deliver an exceptional home-buying and selling experience for their clients. The solution was built leveraging mobile-first technology and is accessible from any internet-connected device, offers anytime, anywhere access, real-time data, collaboration capabilities, multi-tasking features and market analytics. Paragon Connect keeps agents at the center of the real estate transaction and helps them work faster and smarter. As a platform of choice, Paragon Connect will provide MRED subscribers to these robust features and capabilities while also giving them the ability to add, edit and maintain listings from wherever they may be working at the moment. “

We’re honored to help MRED and its subscribers advance their businesses with today’s Paragon Connect,” said Ben Graboske, president, Black Knight Data & Analytics. “With its seamless mobile-optimized user experience, advanced API technology bringing speed and reliability, and an interface built for the realities of real estate professionals’ needs, it’s not a stretch at all to say that Paragon Connect is the future of real estate. Indeed, the steadily increasing client demand for this technology is validating our vision for the next-generation MLS system.”

About Black Knight

Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) is an award-winning software, data and analytics company that drives innovation in the mortgage lending and servicing and real estate industries, as well as the capital and secondary markets. Businesses leverage our robust, integrated solutions across the entire homeownership life cycle to help retain existing customers, gain new customers, mitigate risk and operate more effectively.

Our clients rely on our proven, comprehensive, scalable products and our unwavering commitment to delivering superior client support to achieve their strategic goals and better serve their customers. For more information on Black Knight, please visit www.blackknightinc.com.


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Paragon Connect uses API connections and is mobile-optimized for anytime, anywhere access, superior performance and to help power a reliable, user-friendly interface that lets brokers and agents get things done faster and smarter