By Tom Butala
The Houston Association of REALTORS (HAR) renewed last week its data-licensing agreement with The First American Corporation’s CoreLogic.
The Santa Ana California-based CoreLogic offers consulting, analytic and information-based services to clients; providing the real estate industry with mortgage and foreclosure information, multiple listing services, property management software and real estate broker management.
“We have been licensing data to CoreLogic since 1999, and it has been a very beneficial relationship,” says Margie Dorrance, chair of HAR’s board of directors. “We are pleased to extend our partnership with CoreLogic and are confident in their ability to represent our interests.”
According to CoreLogic.com, HAR will contribute to CoreLogic’s MarketLinx data system under the agreement, which serves as an intermediary for the sharing of real estate listings with other multiple listing services. This information in turn benefits HAR members through MLS-based automated valuation models compiled by CoreLogic.
“We are privileged to serve Houston and to be entrusted with this responsibility,” says Ben Graboske, chief executive officer of CoreLogic MarketLinx. “Tremendous opportunities exist for MLSs that want to derive more value from their listing data. As the world’s largest MLS technology provider, we have a vested interest in helping MLSs succeed and the resources to keep their data safe.”