Breaking News: Russ Bergeron Out as CEO of MRED

by Stephanie Sims

Russ Bergeron

Russ Bergeron

Last week, Russ Bergeron made it official on Facebook and LinkedIn that he is no longer the president and CEO of Midwest Real Estate Data, Inc. On Friday, June 27, there was a change made with his employment history on his social networks, but Bergeron has yet to comment on the posts. His Twitter account has also been silent since June 19.

According to rumors, Bergeron may have left MRED to go to Zillow, but nothing has been confirmed. Chicago Agent reached out to Russ Bergeron but calls were not returned, and representatives at MRED are not commenting at this time, but expect to have a release closer to the end of the week. We will update this story as we learn more.

Read his full profile in the 2014 Who’s Who issue here.

Update: We received the following email from Bergeron:

“I am pleased to share some news. Effective immediately, I have resigned my position as president and CEO of Midwest Real Estate Data. 

I could not be prouder of all that was accomplished during my four years here. During my tenure, MRED was brought to the national stage. Our customers reaped the benefits of multiple new product offerings and technology enhancements. Our help desk was honored as Top 25 in the nation four years in a row. In 2013, MRED was named by Inman as the Most Innovative MLS or Association in the nation. We were a finalist for 2012 and also, we just learned, for 2014. 

Most importantly we were ranked by our customers as ‘best in show’ for technology and service. I attribute this to the amazing men and women who worked with me at MRED. I could not have asked for a more talented or dedicated staff. Working beside them every day was a distinct pleasure.

So, as they say, “my work here is done.” Janet and I look forward to returning to our home in Southern California where the winters will undoubtedly be much kinder.”

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  • Sara J McMurray says:

    Best wishes Russ – your accomplishments have helped us all to be much better Realtors in Chicago. Whatever your next stop may be, I have no doubt you will continue to innovate and push the envelope!

  • Alexis Eldorrado says:

    Russ Bergeron’s leadership at MRED stands for itself. As a managing broker of a small boutique firm, Eldorrado Chicago Real Estate, I have been amazed at the tools that have been incorporated in the MLS over the last 4 years. The ability to provide top notch data that is accurate and in real time is absolutely amazing. The support that myself and my agents receive from MRED’s Help Desk is amazing. Their support impacts our clients favorably by allowing us to provide accuracy in all areas and the ability to drill down for preciseness.

    This is what sets MRED’s data apart from all of the other watered-down and often inaccurate listing sites that dominate the internet. One of my assistants use to reference the “MLS Police”, but it is that safeguarding of information that keeps our data pure and valuable. Well wishes to Mr. Bergeron in his new career.

    Alexis Eldorrado
    Eldorrado Chicago Real Estate

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