MLS Regionalization and Data Shares

MLS regionalization has been an industry trend for over twenty years. However, regionalization can be difficult both technically and politically. Clareity brings the skills and experience to the situation to plan for the challenges ahead so that you can avoid or directly address obstacles to the regionalization or data share processes.

In regionalization efforts, Clareity provides:

  • Initial planning meeting facilitation
  • Facilitation of ownership and governance decisions
  • Business plan creation
  • Technical decisions / system selection
  • Business consulting on contracts for technology and around IP
  • Transition planning
  • Member communications


“Matt at Clareity Consulting played a foundational role in the creation of our regional MLS® system, ORTIS (Ontario Regional Technology & Information Systems). Back when we were three boards, which eventually grew to eight, we asked Matt to outline options and proven best practices in how to share an MLS® system. It was interesting to watch the path our collective leadership took as they diligently eliminated the alternative models Matt had presented only to eventually end up where Matt had initially suggested they might want to be. We also engaged Matt in the more formal RFP process of vendor selection, where he kept our team on focus of what is truly important to our users, versus getting distracted by the bright lights and whistles provided by the vendors. What I liked about working with Matt is what he brings to the table – he provides context and perspective – but then lets the client view this through the lens of their own environment to find what is best for them.”

Bill Duce, Executive Officer Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS®