ColoProperty.com® Expands to include Western Colorado
Information and Real Estate Services, LLC (IRES Multiple Listing Service) has recently expanded their public listing web site’s footprint to include property listings from Grand Junction, Gunnison, Crested Butte and surrounding areas. Now consumers can search a broader inventory of homes for sale from Southwest Colorado to the Northeastern corner.
Approximately 2000 additional listings from the Grand Junction Area Realtors® Association (GJARA) and Gunnison Country Association of Realtors® (GCAR) have been integrated into ColoProperty.com®, bringing the total inventory to over 15,000 available properties. As an additional convenience, rosters of real estate offices, brokers and their contact information have been added to the site, so that consumers can search for real estate professionals throughout the state.
“ColoProperty.com® is becoming a model for how MLSs can successfully work together to benefit consumers and brokers. We are thrilled to work with our MLS partners in western Colorado to provide an amazing service to home buyers, sellers, and brokers,” said Lauren Hansen, IRES CEO. “This is a win-win for everyone involved,” she added.
Pat Teck, CEO of the Grand Junction Area Realtor® Association said, “Since we first announced our partnership with IRES, we have eagerly awaited the day that our listings would be available on ColoProperty.com®. That day is here and our Association is very pleased. We believe this will be a great partnership that will benefit brokers and consumers in the Grand Junction area.”
Sherye Pennartz, CEO of the Gunnison Country Association of Realtors® said, “We are excited to be part of the ColoProperty.com® family and share in its success. This is a great marketing opportunity for our members and a wonderful service to the residents of Gunnison and Hinsdale counties.”
ColoProperty.com® has been owned and operated by IRES MLS since 1998. With an interactive map search and updates received directly from the MLS every hour, listing status and price is as up to date as consumers can access. Since the site does not allow paid placements for listings, search results are based on what the consumer entered, not the highest bidder. In addition, the listing broker is prominently displayed next to each listing, not a directory based on an algorithm.
As a result, the site has been consistently popular with consumers and brokers. Its motto, “Come Home to Colorado”, was inspired by the fact that it is a Colorado based site, headquartered in Loveland, Colorado.