Commercial Information Exchange Coming in May

The Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® (ACAR) is excited to announce a new Commercial Information Exchange (CIE) that will launch in May, 2019.

Commercial specialists in Northeast Ohio have been clamoring for a data solution and last summer a group of brokers asked ACAR to consider creating and offering a new database platform. Early on in the process, ACAR identified, Catylist, as partner in this new and exciting venture. Catylist was chosen because they have the leading software designed to empower commercial professionals by increasing market exposure of commercial listings to brokers and the general public.

Many commercial professionals in Northeast Ohio have attended demonstrations and webinars for the new system and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Over 150 brokers and agents have already committed to using the CIE for at least 12 months.

The CIE system gives commercial practitioners all the benefits of local control and national exposure. In addition to properties in Northeast Ohio, the CIE also extends nationally through Catylist’s expansive network of commercial listing services. Their technology is always evolving based on subscriber suggestions and works great on all browsers and mobile devices. The CIE is more than just a listing service. It’s a networking, communication, and collaboration platform. Unlike a traditional Multiple Listing Service (MLS), a CIE includes an inventory of ALL properties whether they are listed for sale or not. Another distinction is that the CIE does not require an offer of compensation. That issue will be negotiated between brokers.

Brokers, agents, appraisers and economic development organizations can participate in the CIE without being members of ACAR. However, those who decide to join as Commercial REALTORS® will also get access to RPR Commercial at no additional cost. RPR Commercial is a one-stop-shop for comprehensive market data, allowing REALTORS® specializing in commercial properties to save time and money. Additionally, Commercial REALTOR® members of ACAR or any other Board of REALTORS® will enjoy discounted pricing on their CIE service.

To celebrate the new service, we’re offering a 10% discount to applicants who pay for their first 12 months in advance!

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One response to “Commercial Information Exchange Coming in May

  1. Paul Simon says:

    Awesome news. Much needed

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