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New England Real Estate Network MLS adds shareholder

New England Real Estate Network (NEREN) MLS has added a new shareholder owner, Greater Newburyport Realtors. This marks NEREN’s second Massachusetts shareholder. The network, formed in 1994, is now owned by 25 local Realtor associations in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. 

As a shareholder, Greater Newburyport Realtors gains inclusion in an MLS accepting listings throughout New England. They have representation in NEREN’s governance and are eligible to be included in various leadership and committee positions. Board members provide leadership to the MLS and its 12,000 plus system users. 

Greater Newburyport Realtors president Michael Morales said he is appreciative to join NEREN as a new shareholder and have a seat on the board of directors. 

“With nearly 45% of our Realtor members as subscribers to the NEREN MLS, it is clear that joining forces between NEREN and GNR was important,” Morales said. “As the 2021 GNR President, with the Rea, Broker CoastalLife Realty Team, we’re excited to continue to work with NEREN MLS in strengthening our relationship as we provide the best service to our members and ultimately the consumers we serve in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.”

The new MLS shareholder has access to vigorous software and tools. Beyond the MLS software, Paragon, NEREN members can use Homesnap Pro, Remine Pro, CRS MLS Tax Suite, Homebot, Paragon “MobileConnect, Paragon Collaboration Center, and the all-new Paragon Affiliate Connect. NEREN also moves between its websites, and  

MLS Membership is open to real estate agents, appraisers, assessors, auctioneers, and affiliates in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York and a license in New Hampshire and Vermont is not required, according to the site. The same benefits and fees apply to all members.

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