NorthstarMLS Offers Members Black Knight’s Innovative Paragon MLS Platform
- Black Knight’s Paragon MLS platform provides MLS organizations across the U.S. and Canada with a next-generation platform that helps agents deliver faster, better customer service
- NorthstarMLS members will have access to Paragon’s innovative technology, including Paragon Connect, a mobile-optimized solution for on-the-go access to enhance agent and client collaboration
- Paragon was selected by NorthstarMLS for its open, modern architecture; ease of use; multi-tasking features and innovative agent-client collaboration capabilities
- NorthstarMLS also chose Paragon for its flexibility and customization that enables brokers and agents to configure Paragon to support their own unique branding, personalization and business requirements
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sept. 2, 2020 – Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) announced today that NorthstarMLS is offering Black Knight’s innovative Paragon MLS technology as an option for its broker and agent members. Paragon is Black Knight’s comprehensive multiple listing service (MLS) software used by over 200 MLSs and associations across the U.S. and Canada. By selecting Paragon, NorthstarMLS is offering its more than 20,000 members in Minnesota and western Wisconsin access to one of the industry’s leading, next-generation MLS technologies, which provides a multitude of modern features and capabilities.
Paragon’s capabilities were built specifically for agents to deliver faster, better customer service. For example, the system’s mobile technology, Paragon Connect, is accessible from any device and provides a modern, clean, highly intuitive design. This client-centric mobile solution enables real estate agents to easily work with their home buyers and sellers, as well as manage business while on the go – anytime, anywhere.
“We are continuously focused on delivering the best technology tools to support our members’ success and are pleased to now offer them the ability to use a truly advanced MLS system,” said John Mosey, president and CEO, NorthstarMLS. “The Paragon system impressed us with its tremendous capabilities and modern, sophisticated design. Paragon will provide our members with the technology they need to be more competitive and better serve their customers.”
NorthstarMLS chose Paragon for many reasons, including the solution’s agent-client collaboration capabilities, highly intuitive design and multi-tasking features, as well as for the Paragon Connect mobile functionality. Additionally, Paragon was selected because of its ability to provide brokers and agents with features that enable individualized branding and personalization.
Due to its open, flexible and componentized architecture, Paragon was integrated seamlessly with the NorthstarMLS Common Data Platform (CDP) to enable access to its common listing database and add/edit tools. This implementation approach leverages the strength and scale of the NorthstarMLS CDP regional listings database, while providing agents and brokers with a productive and flexible “front-end” solution to conduct their business.
“Black Knight is committed to delivering high levels of innovation and functionality, and we are pleased that the members of NorthstarMLS will benefit from our next-generation MLS system,” said Black Knight Data & Analytics Executive Vice President of Real Estate Solutions Chip McAvoy. “We are honored that NorthstarMLS has partnered with us to advance its members’ business and support their success.”
NorthstarMLS supports over 20,000 REALTORS® in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. We provide participating brokers and agents with fast and reliable access to the information services and resources that make our property market function efficiently and effectively for both buyers and sellers.
NorthstarMLS facilitated more than 89,000 real estate transactions valued over $25.6 billion in 2019 and provides access for real estate professionals to more than 33,500 Active listings, more than 1.94 million comparable and sold properties, and millions of property tax records from ALL Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota counties.
NorthstarMLS is owned and operated by the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. (RMLS) under a mandate to develop and deliver excellence in the technologies, data resources, programs and policies that support our subscribers in the performance of professional real estate practice.
About Black Knight
Black Knight (NYSE:BKI) is a leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the homeownership life cycle.
As a leading fintech, Black Knight is committed to being a premier business partner that clients rely on to achieve their strategic goals, realize greater success and better serve their customers by delivering best-in-class software, services and insights with a relentless commitment to excellence, innovation, integrity and leadership. For more information on Black Knight, please visit https://www.blackknightinc.com.