August 28, 2011
CARETS, Southern California’s Real Estate Database, Helps Buyers And Sellers Find Or Sell Homes
ANAHEIM (Calif.) — Real estate agents representing home buyers and sellers will now have greater access for house-searching or listing their homes for sale with a comprehensive real estate database connecting more than 50 real estate associations, 93,000 real estate agents and 108,000 active listings from Ventura County to and including Orange County, it was announced today.
California Real Estate Technology Services, better known as CARETS, is the first ever consolidated database that allows real estate brokers and agents to obtain details on every property listing for sale or sold in most of Southern California and expanding into parts of Northern California.
“This is the first real estate database of its kind in the nation, It is a ‘one-stop shop’ for brokers and agents and the buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants they represent,” said Mike DeLeon, Chairman, CARETS board of directors.
“CARETS members automatically gain additional marketing of their non-residential properties on the commercial real estate listing platform and marketplace, CARETS Commercial,” he said.
Home sellers can now ask their real estate agents to extend the reach of their listings to potential buyers in several counties in the greater Southern California area. For buyers, CARETS means their agents won’t have to contact seven different Multiple Listing Services to find their dream homes.
Robert Leighton, a Hollywood based REALTOR®, said CARETS has helped his business.
“I have been doing real estate for over 27 years and I had to belong to several MLS systems to get information about property surrounding the localized area,” he said. “With CARETS life has changed dramatically for the better. A large percentage of my sales have come from out of the area brokers thanks to the information highway provided by CARETS.”
“With the help of my local MLS and their collaboration with CARETS, I am able to remain in the top 1 percent of my company's production scale,” Leighton said.
CARETS is a non-profit mutual-benefit corporation. CARETS membership covers the combined LA Westside MLS (CLAW), CRISNet Regional MLS (San Fernando Valley AOR/Southland Regional AOR), iTECH MLS (Glendale AOR/Pasadena Foothills AOR), CRMLS (South Bay to San Gabriel Valley to Temecula to certain counties in Northern California), Southern California MLS (Orange and Southeast LA Counties, Long Beach to Whittier), Desert Area MLS (California Desert AOR/Palm Springs Regional AOR) and VCRDS (Conejo Simi Moorpark AOR/Ventura County Coastal AOR); representing over 93,000 real estate professionals and 50 REALTOR® associations throughout the Southland, which account for approximately one third of the MLS users in California. With the addition of Northern California, any MLS in California can now apply to become a member of CARETS.
For more information, visit www.Ca-rets.com or call (760) 346-5637.
June 22, 2010
California Real Estate Technology Services (CARETS) has launched a property centric commercial multiple listing service (MLS) with resources and tools to enable its members to analyze and compile data, share information and market commercial properties more efficiently. Powered by ePropertyData, the commercial MLS and information exchange solutions provider owned by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), CARETS commercial information exchange will serve its more than 100,000 members throughout Southern California.
“A broker's ability to access analytics and communicate market-based sales and lease history to help a client make a buy/lease decision is critical,” said Mike DeLeon, Chariman, CARETS Board of Directors. “In a changing market, having accurate and detailed information at your fingertips can make the difference in winning the client and ultimately, getting the deal done.”With the new MLS, CARETS members automatically gain additionalmarketingof their properties on CommercialSource.com, the national commercial real estate listing platform and marketplace hosted by the NAR and powered by ePropertyData. This extra exposure comes with REALTORS only having to list their properties once in their MLS, as ePropertyData distributes to CommercialSource, Realtor.com and other websites.
“Our goal is to provide commercial associations and their members with leading-edge marketing and research tools that are simple to use and efficient,” said Connie Capone, CEO of ePropertyData. “ePropertyData is dedicated to building the best commercial MLS’ for superior data, choices and deals.”ePropertyData is the leader in commercial MLS and information exchange technology with an in-depth knowledge of the industry coupled with a wide range of products that power the commercial real estate marketplace.About ePropertyData
ePropertyData, owned by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), is the leader in Commercial MLS and Information Exchange (CIE) technology. ePropertyData is NARs official operator of www.CommercialSource.com. Launched in May of 2008, CommercialSource.com continues to grow at a fast pace with data from 94 content providers that are aggregated to provide national exposure to those listings at no cost to real estate licensees. ePropertyData clients include the Commercial Brokers Association based in Seattle www.commercialmls.com, the Houston Association of Realtors, www.commgate.com, the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS®, the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of Realtors and CARETS (California Real Estate Technology Services, Inc.) and others.About CARETS (California Real Estate Technology Services)
CARETS is a non-profit mutual-benefit corporation. CARETS membership covers the Combined LA Westside MLS (CLAW), CRISNet Regional MLS (Burbank AOR/Southland Regional AOR), iTECH MLS (Glendale AOR/Pasadena Foothills AOR), MRMLS (South Bay to San Gabriel Valley to Temecula), Southern California MLS (Orange and Southeast LA Counties, Long Beach to Whittier)Desert Area MLS (California Desert AOR/Palm Springs Regional AOR) and VCRDS (Conejo Simi Moorpark AOR/Ventura County Coastal AOR); representing over 100,000 real estate professionals and 30 REALTOR® associations throughout the Southland, which account for approximately one third of the MLS users in the state. Visit www.caretscommercial.com.About the National Association of REALTORS® and CommercialSource.comApproximately 79,000 NAR and institute affiliate members specialize in commercial brokerage services, and an additional 263,000 members offer commercial real estate as a secondary business. Information about NAR’s commercial real estate division is available at http://www.realtor.org/commercial. The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate.