IRES has heard from hundreds of customers by phone, email and social media. First, and most important, THANK YOU for reaching out. Serving our customers is our primary goal, and hearing from you ensures we are on track.
We heard you. Overwhelmingly, you reinforced the critical importance of data sharing. You made it clear how significant it is to your business. We also understand that the issue is not just paying for more than one subscription — it’s about making sure you have the best possible data for your customers regardless of which MLS you subscribe to.
Based on your feedback, we’re taking action. We are proposing REColorado and IRES expand data sharing, effective immediately, to include two years of sold data. In order to best serve you, our collective customer base, we hope REColorado will promptly reciprocate since this will empower our customers to have more information from the most reliable source – their home MLS. Subsequently, a revised CCM Agreement can be crafted around what brokers and appraisers need to professionally serve clients and consumers.
IRES has supported data sharing since it was launched in 2003. We believe now is the time to expand and improve data sharing, not eliminate it, as REColorado has proposed. Solutions can be explored for limitations and barriers to the comprehensive information real estate professionals demand.
IRES is making this statement publicly because we believe in transparency. We want our customers to know we heard you and how we are responding. We will keep you informed about any response we receive from REColorado.
Lauren Hansen Dan Kingdom
CEO Chairman of the Board