Marty Reed, VP of business operations at Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS) MLS Solutions division, has been appointed for a three-year term on the board of directors for the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS), the company announced.[IMAGE]
CMLS is a volunteer-led organization that serves as a forum and resource for multiple listing services (MLS) organizations all across North America. A member of CMLS for 11 years, Reed is the first MLS vendor representative to be appointed to the council's board.
"I am deeply honored and humbled to be appointed to the CMLS board and chosen to work on CMLS initiatives," Reed said. "The MLS industry is facing significant challenges right now, and CMLS is providing guidance and resources to all the organizations that touch and depend on the MLS."[COLUMN_BREAK]
Reed has extensive experience in business and MLS and currently oversees BKFS' Paragon MLS systems. Prior to that, she was CEO of Cooperative Arkansas Regional Multiple Listing Services, Inc., for nearly 15 years. She is also a longtime member of the National Association of Realtors and has served on the group's Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee and on the Business and MLS Technology Committees for the Arkansas Realtors Association.
As a director on CMLS' board, Reed says she hopes to "continue to forge stronger partnership relations in the organization by engaging more vendors to support, resolve and drive adoption of CMLS initiatives."
"By helping to build on the mutually beneficial, collaborative relationship that real estate professionals and vendors share, both groups can operate more effectively and work collectively for the greater good," she said.
"Marty is a respected leader who understands the MLS and real estate industries and excels at consensus building," said Art Carter, president of CMLS and CEO of the California Regional MLS.
"Marty's drive and talent will be invaluable to the board as we work together toward our vision of the CMLS as a 'go to' resource for common interests across all MLSs, such as branding data integrity; improving agent competency and relevancy; and increasing MLS value to brokers," Carter added.