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PSAR leadership working hard, so you can access more listings

posted May 23, 2017, 6:28 PM by Richard D'Ascoli   [ updated May 23, 2017, 6:41 PM ]

PSAR’s leadership team is excited to announce that after years of advocating on our member’s behalf, the NEW data-share between Sandicor and CRMLS went into effect today. Although this is only the first step, it was critical in our effort to help agents gain access to more robust MLS tools in San Diego County. This has not been easy following lawsuits and much disagreement with SDAR, but it is what our members wanted and we are pleased with the results. We will continue to champion our member’s agenda and work towards gaining access to new tools and services provided by CRMLS. 

San Diego County agents will finally get improved data through a new data-share between CRMLS and Sandicor.
  • Better data for client searches
  • Better listing information for CMAs
  • Cost savings to those who currently subscribe to more than one MLS.
Starting today, Tuesday, May 23rd, Sandicor subscribers will be able to search for CRMLS (California Regional Multiple Listing Service) residential listings within Sandicor's Paragon MLS system and CRMLS members will be able to search for Sandicor residential listings within their Matrix MLS system. Sandicor subscribers will also be able to set up residential Paragon searches for clients in the areas served by CRMLS.

PSAR is fighting for REALTORS® and better access to data in San Diego County. This data-share was important to PSAR and PSAR’s volunteer leaders who as Sandicor Directors represent all Sandicor subscribers. NSDCAR, PSAR and Sandicor are currently being sued by SDAR in federal court in a lawsuit that claims that the parties caused "SANDICOR to enter into a data-share contract with CRMLS which threatens to destroy and devalue SANDICOR's most valuable asset: its database;" A link to the charges can be found here on page 26 section 99.

While the lawsuit works its way through the courts, PSAR representatives are proud to have been a driving force behind this data-share agreement. REALTORS® will benefit from the tough decisions made by leaders from PSAR. The data-share is the right thing to do and it is the first step in an effort to regain broker control of listing data, how it is used, and how it is shared.

The movement to join a Statewide MLS is member driven. PSAR is listening to REALTORS® from all over San Diego county and responding to a need. Agents are having to compete with consumer facing websites that provide more comprehensive data than their own web portals. We are working to change that so our members remain the authority in their industry. It is our goal to ensure our Brokers control their own data, and that it is protected and used correctly.