This message from RAHB CEO George O’Neill went to all members on June 26, 2017. We are reprinting it here in case you missed it!
Over the past two weeks, RAHB held three webinars for our members, plus a Broker of Record/Manager meeting. At those meetings, we discussed RAHB’s plans to cut over to our own Matrix MLS® system in August as well as the status of the data sharing discussions with the regional boards/associations via ORTIS. Thank you to each of the 250+ members who attended the meetings either in person or online.
RAHB has heard loud and clear that our members, as well as many other REALTORS® from across the region, strongly desire to have RAHB’s data sharing in place prior to cutover, so we have taken immediate action. Just after the Broker of Record/Manager meeting, I called ORTIS representatives to discuss how we may work together to finalize the contract.
I am pleased they have agreed to work with me and RAHB’s lawyer, as the contract, as is, require refinement to make it fair and equitable for RAHB members and for those of the regional boards/associations.
I will provide a further update next week as to the status of the data sharing contract at that time.