May 2007


mlsni.jpgIs the end near for our friends at MLSNI? Back on May 9th Inman reported that a judge in Chicago ordered MLSNI shareholders to participate in a vote, about merging MLSNI and MAP MLS, within 30 days. That date is fast approaching. This got us thinking of what a boring place the MLS world will be without the drama that is MLSNI. Remember Jay? Last rumor I heard was he was playing guitar in a band around town. Some other stuff comes to mind; Running 4 (?) MLS systems at the same time, seems like they were the Petri dish for new MLS related technology solutions. What vendor didn’t have a contract with MLSNI?? And of course there was Brenda and REBIG.

And what about Brad, Richard, Lynn and the rest of the gang? A great group of people. It’s too soon to tell and anything can happen in Chicagoland but lets hope these industry professionals land on their feet.

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cmls1.jpgWe just wanted to send another plug out there for this upcomming conference, CMLS. It’s being hosted in Seattle this year by NWMLS, October 10-12. Check out this website for details. Always a great time where vendors and treated like the business partners instead of being banned like lepers.

Arizona- Bob Rucker leaving ARMLS?

Utah-WFRMLS, Any one know what the story is with Jim leaving? Email us!

Rapattoni-Still for sale?

FirstAm and FNRES- Are both their MLS divisions for sale?

It’s over. Here’s a just a few of the happenings, stories, news and rumors…

Getting a phone call at midnight with a voice telling us that they are sending a black, unmarked, 5 7 series BMW to pick us up in 5 minutes in front of the Omni and don’t ask any questions to the driver.

The MarketLinx party-OFF THE HOOK! These guys are starting to get a rep of throwing one of the best industry parties around.

Andy Woolley flying in from Palm Beach with Alexander Haig.

RIS Media’s Power Broker Reception- Always a great time and they sure know how to draw all the heavies in the industry.

And it looks like the lobby bar at the Marriott will be back. While revamping the old restaurant they needed to relocate it, once the rennovation is done the bar should be back in place (there is a god!)

Also, we missed you Mike.

More stuff to come…

In a move that will surely have repercussions throught the industry, the management at the Wardman Marriott turned the lobby bar in to a restaurant. The place was a ghost town last night, looks like the bar at the Omni Shoreham at the bottom of “the hill” is the spot. More later.

the_prez.jpgThat’s right race fans, we will begin coverage tomorrow. What’s hot? What’s not? Who’s there? Who’s not there? We’ll have it all including the scoop on all the industry parties. So be sure to check back as we post updates throughout the show.

San Antonio Leverages Threewide/FNRES Partnership

Morgantown, WV – May 9, 2007 – The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) in Texas announced today they will be installing Threewide’s ListExporter™ to better control and manage their data feeds from their Paragon™ 3 MLS System provided by Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions’ (FNRES) MLS Systems and Solutions, a division of Fidelity National Financial, Inc.

“We are excited about using ListExporter with our Paragon 3 MLS system,” said Travis Kessler, Chief Executive Officer of SABOR. “Our members currently enjoy the benefits of our relationship with FNRES through the Paragon 3 system. By adding ListExporter, we now have more control over the data we are exporting from Paragon 3 and who we are sending it to. We can be more responsive to our data requests while safeguarding our members’ data. The Threewide/FNRES partnership is a great example of how to combine two industry-proven products, through a seamless interface, to enable us to offer more products and services to our members,” Kessler concluded.

ListExporter, the industry standard for data exports, enables the MLS staff to selectively package listing data and images and send it to virtually any location in a variety of custom and industry standard formats. With ListExporter, data feeds can be sent on-demand or through a set schedule.

“We look forward to working with such a respected organization like SABOR,” said Rob Reid, Executive Vice President for Threewide. “The combination of ListExporter and Paragon 3 will only increase the value of SABOR’s product offering and help their members become more efficient and ultimately more profitable.”
About SABOR

The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® was formed in 1916 as a professional trade association providing products, programs and services to REALTORS®. The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® represents more than 7,500 members in the greater San Antonio area.

For information on SABOR, please visit http://www.sabor.com.

About Threewide Corporation
Threewide Corporation was founded in July of 1999 and has been focused on the real estate vertical since its inception. In mid-2000, the company began to focus on the digital capture, packaging, and transport of data for brokerages, Multiple Listing Services and other industry vendors.

For more information, please visit http://www.threewide.com.

This press release contains various forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future results of operations and market opportunities that are based on Threewide’s current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the company and its industry. Investors are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements as a result of the success of Threewide’s branding and consumer awareness campaign and other marketing efforts; competition from existing and potential competitors; and Threewide’s ability to continue to develop and integrate new products, services and technologies.

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