RISMEDIA, February 2, 2009-Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions (FNRES) announced that four Multiple Listings Services in Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, and Kentucky have converted to ParagonTM 4, the Web-based MLS platform from FNRES MLS, a division of Fidelity National Financial, Inc., a Fortune 500 provider of products, services and technology solutions to the financial and real estate industries.
The MLSs are Columbus Board of Realtors® (serving Indiana’s Bartholomew and surrounding counties); Old Kentucky Home Board of Realtors (based in Bardstown and serving Nelson, Washington, Marion, and Hart counties); Selkirk Association of Realtors and MLS (serving Bonner and Boundary counties from headquarters in Sandpoint, Idaho), and Waterloo – Cedar Falls Board of Realtors (serving Black Hawk and surrounding counties).
“Change is never easy,” said Jayne Hege, RCE, association executive of the Columbus Board of Realtors (CBOR), “but we decided it was time for a change, and the decision to go with Paragon was the right one. The conversion went extremely well.”
According to the company, FNRES continues to refine online and desktop versions of Paragon MLS through ongoing dialogue with customers. Feedback given to its nationwide Product Advisory Committee has led to such innovations as the fully customizable workflow, which puts every feature and function within one or two clicks, and Paragon 4’s new user interface (UI). The main Home Page has become a real estate professional’s communications center with an easy-to-see “Big Button” theme and intuitive navigation. A “Message and Alerts” section instantly feeds technical updates and other MLS news to users, while the enhanced “Market Monitor” displays Team Inventory for team members.
“The adaptability of Paragon is wonderful,” said Gina M. Hurley, executive director of Selkirk Association of Realtors and MLS (SAR). “I love sharing the how-to’s of customizing with my members and seeing their excitement. We get a lot of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ during orientation when new members see how robust the MLS system is.”
“Paragon 4 does everything we were told it would do, and even more,” said Robert J. Reisinger, CEO of Waterloo – Cedar Falls Board of Realtors (WCFBOR). “We wanted a system that could be customized and Paragon 4 can. One of the best features is the Home Page, which lets you do and get to everything you want in just a keystroke or click. The ease of CMA, Client Management and Reports are also important to our members.”
Marty Reed, FNRES VP Product Solutions, said, “At a time when every business in America needs the most efficient tools available, we are gratified to have new MLS organizations and Boards of Realtors confirm that Paragon does deliver more power, more functionality, and greater value.”
“Our entire family of products,” she added, “is designed to offer these benefits, backed by the promise of efficient, cost-saving customer service.”
In addition to Paragon 4, FNRES MLS recently introduced three new products for data sharing, tax record retrieval and mobile communications – reInsightTM Data Share, reInsightTM Tax, and reInsightTM Mobile. FNRES MLS also provides the leading association management platform, LAMPSTM, and many other products and services.
“We included reInsight Mobile, DocCentralTM, and Web design and hosting with our Paragon 4 contract to make the package complete,” said Reisinger. “It’s much easier to work with one provider than several and this was another plus for us.”
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