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Connecticut's New Statewide MLS

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Connecticut's long awaited statewide MLS launched today after a tough two years or more of hard work and negotiations between the various multiple listing services in our small state. So we all jumped right in, some of us head first, early this morning.  Well, not so really early.  It was supposed to launch at 0 sleep hundred, as my colleague Liz likes to call my time zone.  In EST parlance, that is 8:00 AM, at which time I was actually at my keyboard today.  In true microsoftian style, the launch was delayed, first to 10:00, then about 10:30 we were actually able to get in and move around a bit.  Feeds were a little on the slow side today, but we have high hopes for working the bugs out this week, and we look forward to a far better and more efficient system than we members of the Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS are used to with our previous ARIS system.


Comments (7)

Mary Palm
Mary Holder Agency - Brick, NJ
Happy Trails Paul! Dont know what we would do here ot the Jersey Shore without the MLS.Use to you use aris also but know it is just Jersey Shore MLS & Monmouth MLS.Monmouth I dont think will ever merge with Jersey Shore but thats ok for now lol.We are starting to get some activity with buyers again after it being a bit sluggish there for awhile.Have a great dady! 
Jan 10, 2007 01:49 PM
Paul K. Higgins
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - New London, CT
Thanks Mary, things are starting to pop here in Southeastern Connecticut as well.  Maybe because it is so warm buyers think it is mid March.  I used to water ski in New Jersey on the tournament circuit, long ago, far away, but good times.
Jan 10, 2007 01:58 PM
Mary Palm
Mary Holder Agency - Brick, NJ

Well it wassss nice & warm like march even april yesturday in new Jersey but today ,,,Im afraid we are back to reality.Freezing my butt off at the moment .It is now in the high 30's even had snow flurries today but nothing wrong with ozone..I swear lol.. 

Jan 10, 2007 02:59 PM
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
You and Liz will have to keep us posted on what it is like to have a statewide MLS Paul... I guess the rest of CT Active Rainer can tell us about it  too... well not Don Fabrizio-Garcia since his part of CT is not part of the statewide MLS but Linda Davis and Dan Grammatica and everyone else...
Jan 12, 2007 09:59 PM
Paul K. Higgins
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - New London, CT
The system has been up and running for a few days now and so far so good.  Of course that's what I always say about my plan to live forever.  The system we are using is MLXchange by First American MLS Solutions, and it is similar to the system most of the state has been using, with just a few changes.  Training starts Monday for the former users of ARIS, and data from the ARIS system is being swept to CTMLS each day.  At the end of the month ARIS will be turned off completely.  This means that the general public will now have to get their information from Realtor.com or our individual websites since CTMLS will not have public access.
Jan 13, 2007 02:14 AM


Paul's right that we had a slight delay to start with, but we're up and running strong now.  I hope no one minds my patching into this conversation, but I thought it might be a good idea to see what the word on the street regarding CTMLS is.  Short of some duplicates that still remain in the system, any issues that we are aware of have been cleaned up and CTMLS' MLXchange should be running smoothly.  The Eastern data has been fully integrated and we look forward to them joining us for data entry (they are read only right now) on February 1st.  Keep your fingers crossed, but all looks good!


Cameron Paine, CEO

Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, Inc.

Jan 18, 2007 03:01 AM
Paul K. Higgins
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - New London, CT
Thanks Cameron, for your input here, and for taking the time to "see what the word is on the street."  As the new CEO of the CTMLS it is important to be tuned in to the people using the system.  Training for the system seems to be well received, from what I have seen and heard.  Barbara Horvath's (the new Director of MLS Services) introduction to the training sessions was excellent, and the trainer, Jeff, handled everything the class threw at him very well.  Welcome back to Connecticut Cameron, we're hoping you can do for us what you have done in Florida, pulling together data from more than twenty MLSs.
Jan 18, 2007 07:07 AM