The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and the Realtors Association of Edmonton have entered into an agreement with the MLS division of Black Knight Financial Services to replace their current MLS systems with the Paragon system during the summer of 2015. It’s the first time the company has sold a system in Canada.
“While each collaborating board has unique business and system requirements, we work together in the interests of all our members,” said Rob Philipp, CEO of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “When the new systems are installed in 2015, we will achieve the financial and support benefits afforded a larger organization, yet retain the local controls so important to our individual associations.”
Black Knight MLS managing director Rich Lull says: “We are very impressed with how exceptionally well-prepared these three boards were to communicate their requirements and their vision, and are fortunate to have this group as our inaugural partner in the Canadian MLS market.”
The company says that Paragon MLS is a dynamic software platform that helps make it easy for real estate professionals to manage their businesses and collaborate with clients using PC or Mac platforms or on mobile devices. In addition to Paragon’s device and browser flexibility, the Black Knight system was selected for its intuitive design, multi-tasking capabilities, ease-of-use, professionally branded comparative market analyses and Client Connect portal to enable real estate agents and their clients to collaborate by sharing access to the MLS system, the company says.