MRED Staff Knocking It Out of the Park

LISLE, Ill., Oct. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), is proud to announce that two of its staff members have recently attained new CMLX designations. Gayle Ludemann, MRED Executive Assistant, was just awarded the CMLX Level One Professional Certification, and Jeff Lasky, MRED Director of Communications and Training, just received the CMLX Level Two Executive Certification.

CMLX is a certification program designed by the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) to identify skills, subject matter, and experience common to three levels of successful multiple listing service (MLS) management. With the creation of this program, CMLS hopes industry standards will be raised and codified and CMLS members will be able to follow a consistent program of professional development.

As a result of their participation in this program, both Ludemann and Lasky have gained a broader knowledge of all key components of an MLS, a general understanding of the distribution and protection of data and an awareness of the various governing and ownership models existing in the industry today.

"MRED congratulates Gayle and Jeff on their latest accomplishments," said Jeff Gregory, MRED Chairman of the Board. "We are committed to continuing the training and education of our staff as well as our real estate professionals. Kudos to CMLS for offering such a valuable program to its MLSs."

About MRED

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to nearly 40,000 brokers and appraisers and 8,000 offices. MRED serves Chicago and the surrounding "collar" counties and provides property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. MRED delivers over twenty products and services to its customers, complementing connectMLS™, the top-rated MLS system in the country for two years running according to the WAV Group MLS Technology Survey. MRED is the 2013 Inman News Most Innovative MLS/Real Estate Trade Association, and for four consecutive years the MRED Help Desk has been identified as one of the best small business centers in the United States and Canada by BenchmarkPortal. For more information please visit

About CMLS

CMLS is a membership organization dedicated to those in the MLS industry. Our goal is to provide facilitation of practical information and cutting edge management ideas to empower members (and their constituents) to meet the challenges of changing technology, legal issues, and organizational structures. For more information, see CMLS is managed by IMI Association Executives Inc., a North Carolina-based association management company.

CONTACT: Jeff Lasky MRED Director of Communications and Training 630-799-1470

Source: Midwest Real Estate Data