Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service, Inc., Northeast Florida Association of Realtors®, Inc., Ocala/Marion County Association of REALTORS®, and Ocala/Marion County Multiple Listing Service, Inc. Sign Data Share Agreement

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and OCALA, Fla. , Sept. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Northeast Florida MLS, operating as RealtyWEB.Net and the Ocala/Marion County Association of REALTORS® have signed a Multiple Listing Service data share agreement. This agreement will allow listing data to be shared directly between the MLSs, providing real estate professionals of each organization with access to more than 20,000 active listings as well as comparable and historical information. Both entities use Flexmls® created by FBS, which will provide for a seamless integration. The arrangement also allows for mutual reciprocity regarding Supra lockbox key access.

“NEFMLS is excited to partner with the Ocala/Marion County Association of REALTORS® to share listing data,” said Mark Rosener, NEFMLS President 2016. “I see this as a tremendous value to our members and is the first in what I hope will be many agreements that allow REALTOR® members in surrounding areas the ability to serve our consumers, and one another, with a much higher level of professionalism.”

“The business is still local, but the boundaries of ‘local’ are broadening with technology – we are proud that we continue to take steps to stay ahead of the trends in MLS Technology,” added Rosener.

Ron Stephan, CEO of RealtyWEB.Net commented, “This is a mutually beneficial service provided to our combined membership. The Flexmls data share is a non-threatening solution as the listing data will appear in our respective Flexmls systems. While alternate data sharing methods will be used as well, members will be able to view listing data within the applications they use on a daily basis without having to learn a new program.”

“We at OMCAR, recognize the importance of serving both our membership and their consumers. While this is not our first data sharing agreement, we see this as a value-added step in creating a remarkable data source for members of both OMCAR and NEFAR,” said R. Dale Barron, OMCAR President 2016.

Glenn East, CEO of Northeast Florida Association of Realtors® (NEFAR) stated, “This is an awesome opportunity to share access to our Supra lockbox service with the members of Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors® at no additional expense to either association's membership. In 2015, NEFAR opened its Supra lockbox key access to all Florida Realtor® members, at no additional expense, provided they have a current primary Supra key access within their primary Realtor® association. Florida Realtor® members utilizing alternate key box systems may purchase individual access to the NEFAR lockbox system."

"NEFAR welcomes the opportunity to share its data and Supra lockbox key access with the members of the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors®," said Terrell Newberry, NEFAR President 2016. Newberry added, "This is an example of putting our members first and increasing cooperation within the industry and the local marketplaces."

About Northeast Florida Association of Realtors®/MLS
The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors® (NEFAR) provides professional development, political advocacy, professional standards administration, media relations, and promotional activities and exchange of information among its members. NEFAR serves as the voice for real estate in Northeast Florida; serving the public through efforts to protect private property rights and community affairs programs. NEFAR is Northeast Florida's largest professional association, comprising nearly 7,000 members working in all facets of the real estate industry, including residential and commercial sales as well as property management. NEFAR is headquartered in Jacksonville, with satellite Service Centers in Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach, Palatka and World Golf Village.

The Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (NEFMLS) operating as RealtyWEB.Net, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEFAR. RealtyWEB.Net provides innovative programs and services to over 6000+ real estate professionals. They are partnered with many exceptional service providers giving members a wide array of choices to fit their individual business model. Members have access to statistical data products that are customizable, along with extensive tax data through their integration with Metro Market Trends, Inc., which provides detailed and accurate property information throughout the state of Florida. The RealtyWEB.Net staff is comprised of a long standing team of dedicated vendor employees who continually provide outstanding customer service, extensive hands on training, and proficient technical support.

About Ocala/Marion County Association of REALTORS®/MLS
The Ocala/Marion County Association of REALTORS® (OMCAR) was established January 1, 1922 and currently serves over 1,500 Realtor® and Multiple Listing Service members in Marion County.

The Association’s objectives are to promote and maintain high standards of conduct in the real estate profession, to provide a unified medium for real estate professionals to safeguard and advance their interests, to unite those engaged in the real estate profession, and to further promote the interests of home and other real property ownership.

The Ocala/Marion County Association of REALTORS® is the voice of real estate in their community. The Association provides superior services and exceptional education to their Realtor® members.

Media Contact: Ron Stephan Chief Executive Officer RealtyWEB.Net 904-394-9494

Source: Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service