- RMLS Alliance now covers the southern half of Illinois and portions of Iowa, serving 61 counties and a population of more than two million consumers
- The Paragon MLS system was chosen because of its proven track record of customer satisfaction, seamless integrations with key third parties, intuitive design and multi-tasking capabilities
- RMLS Alliance will use Paragon’s unique Association Autonomy feature to provide personalized service to members of each association, while leveraging a common regional MLS database and Commercial Investment Exchange (CIE)
- RMLS Alliance consists of the Capital Area REALTORS, the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS, the Egyptian Board of REALTORS and the Quad City Area REALTOR Association
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – March 5, 2019 – Today, Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) announced that newly formed RMLS Alliance, LLC has selected Paragon as its multiple listing service (MLS) system. The four associations that make up the alliance (Capital Area REALTORS, the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS, the Egyptian Board of REALTORS and the Quad City Area REALTOR Association) cover an area representing approximately 50 percent of the state of Illinois and portions of Iowa. Post-merger, the alliance will serve approximately 3,000 members and a population of more than two million customers.
With two of the four associations already using Paragon and familiar with the award-winning system’s benefits, this comprehensive and configurable Black Knight MLS system was selected to support the new alliance. Paragon helps real estate professionals more easily manage their business and collaborate with clients via a dynamic software platform accessible on desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices.
A new, comprehensive regional database is being created from the four individual systems, using RESO Data Dictionary standards optimized for the needs of RMLS Alliance subscribers. Paragon’s unique Association Autonomy feature lets each association configure the system to meet the needs of its members, including branding, third-party integrations, customized home pages, calendars, reports and more, while still leveraging a common regional MLS system and database and the addition of a Commercial Information Exchange (CIE). The CIE is the exchange of commercial property information, with cooperation and compensation negotiated individually, unlike the blanket unilateral offer made when listing a property in the MLS.
All four associations plan to leverage products from Paragon’s strategic alliance partners, including Homesnap Pro and CRS Data’s MLS Tax Suite. Homesnap Pro, a top-rated real estate mobile app offered by Homesnap, allows agents to access their agent-only MLS data in real time. CRS Data’s MLS Tax Suite provides streamlined access to a wealth of property information, including current tax data, home improvement values and detailed maps. The integration of these products with Paragon provides a productive and seamless experience for subscribers.
“After surveying the various MLS solutions available on the market, Paragon – already in use by two of our associations – was the clear choice for the alliance,” said Dallas Hancock, CEO, Peoria Area Association of REALTORS. “We’re pleased to offer our members such a best-of-breed MLS system. Paragon is impressive for a variety of reasons, including its multi-tasking capabilities, customization and ad hoc reporting, as well as the flexibility for each MLS to choose from numerous third-party integrations. Paragon will provide our members with the tools needed to help them better serve their customers, work more effectively, and compete stronger in today’s changing real estate environment.”
Paragon MLS is known for its intuitive design, ease-of-use, professionally branded comparative market analyses and Collaboration Center portal, where real estate agents and their customers – both buyers and sellers – can collaborate online by sharing access to the MLS system. MLS customers nationwide have consistently ranked Paragon as the industry’s leading MLS system.
“The Paragon team is dedicated to delivering high levels of innovation, functionality and customization,” said Black Knight Data & Analytics Vice President and Real Estate Market Leader Chip McAvoy. “We are honored to help the RMLS Alliance members advance their business using Paragon’s unique, industry-leading capabilities.”
About RMLS Alliance, LLC
RMLS Alliance, LLC was created by the Capital Area REALTORS, the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS, the Egyptian Board of REALTORS and the Quad City Area REALTOR Association. RMLS Alliance, LLC, will service approximately 3,000 subscribers and is the private cooperative real estate professional’s use for access to thousands of residential and commercial listings. RMLS footprint shares borders with four different states. This new entity will be a shareholder-owned corporation and the merger is expected to be completed with the consolidation of its respective databases this fall.
About CRS Data
For more than twenty years, CRS Data (Courthouse Retrieval System, Inc.) has worked to put powerful, accurate data at the fingertips of its customers. Simply put, the company is dedicated to doing data better. CRS Data’s innovative suites, robust data, reliable technology and outstanding customer service are why real estate professionals, MLSs, and bankers across the nation turn to the company for their property intelligence. Visit www.crsdata.com to learn more.
Homesnap, the public face of the Broker Public Portal, is the highest-rated mobile real estate app, used by millions of consumers to explore homes and search listings. Homesnap Pro, the professional version of Homesnap, is the fastest-growing mobile app for agents – now available to every agent in over 100 MLSs with over 750,000 members. Both are powered by a specialized homes database that combines MLS data, property tax records, census data, geographic boundaries and more. For more details, visit www.homesnap.com.
About Black Knight MLS Solutions
At Black Knight MLS Solutions, we understand that great products must be equaled with great support. Our customers are involved in every aspect of our business model from product priorities and future enhancements to all aspects of customer support. Each of our customers receives a dedicated support representative to ensure an ongoing understanding of their needs, effective communication and timely execution of change requests. Agent support is available 80 hours/week, including weekends, with a first-call resolution rate over 90 percent. Additionally, we pride ourselves with consistently delivering customer-driven enhancement releases to the Paragon MLS system every six weeks. More information can be found at http://www.BlackKnightMLS.com
To learn more about Paragon MLS or other market-leading MLS systems and public records data from Black Knight MLS Solutions, please contact Bob Morse at 650.863.4333.
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 www.blackknightinc.com.