Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that its CEO, Russ Bergeron, will be featured as a panel member at the 2013 Inman Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco. MRED has also been selected as a finalist for an Inman News Innovator Award in the MLS/Real Estate Trade Association category.
This year’s conference is taking place July 10th through 12th at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco. Bergeron will be participating in a panel discussion on Thursday, July 11th, titled “Ringleading at the Syndication Circus: Not Just Another Syndication Panel”. Discussion will ensue regarding the proliferation of listings on the Internet, and if the MLS can be positioned as the definitive listings caretaker.
Bergeron will be joined on the panel by other real estate industry notables such as Chris Crocker of Zillow, Jon Coile from Champion Realty, Andy Woolley of Homes.com, Luke Glass from ListHub, and David Charron of MRIS.
“Real Estate Connect is known for stirring up controversy,” said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron. “The pros and cons of listing syndication have been debated for years. Our goal is try to shake things up a bit in an attempt to refocus everyone as to why we are all in this business.”