We want to set the record straight about the IRES MLS system.
There have been a few REColorado representatives who have openly criticized IRES for using ColdFusion, a programming code that makes up a part of our MLS system, claiming that it is antiquated and not fit for innovation.
This characterization shows a lack of understanding about what IRESis.com is and why it is loved by our subscribers.
The chief advantage that IRES has over the competition is that our development is focused on exactly what our brokers want and need. Unfortunately, because of the huge variety in data sets and the number of systems in the MLS world, other vendors are forced to spend a significant amount of time working on features that benefit a fraction of their users and implementing ways to adapt to all the customization different markets demand.
As a general philosophy, IRES is always looking to see what can be provided from vendors before we build new features or modules.
“One of the key roles of any innovative MLS is to be a system integrator. IRES has integrations with many vendors including Realist (Corelogic), CloudCMA, DocuSign, CSS, 10K Research, and Listtrac,” continued Ackerfield. “There are many great vendors in the real estate technology space and IRES prides itself on how well we are to able partner with these innovators, often launching MLS integrations long before national vendors even begin integrating them in their work queues.”
Others are taking notice as well. IRES was featured in an article authored by Matt Cohen of Clareity Consulting entitled “Homegrown and Happy”. And a recent satisfaction survey of IRES customers revealed 92% were either Satisfied or Extremely Satisfied with the IRES system. That speaks volumes.