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The Future Of Real Estate (Or, What We’ll Be Talking About at The R.O.A.D. SHOW Events This June)

May 7, 2015  |  by David Charron

MRIS is hitting the R.O.A.D. this June to Reach Out And Discover all the latest hot topics and trends in real estate with our customers. One of the big conversations I want to have is about the future, both near and far, of real estate as it relates to agents and brokers. Not just the technology that is changing how... Continue Reading


Gail Kern Wins Her Second MRIS Presidents Award for Outstanding Performance

May 4, 2015  |  by David Charron

We want to recognize this year’s Presidents Award winner, Gail Kern. This is Gail’s second time to receive MRIS’ highest level of employee recognition. Gail is the type of employee you want all of your staff to strive to emulate. Gail has the ability to surface and resolve ambiguous requirements for multiple, simultaneous initiatives and to deliver a solution that... Continue Reading


Meet Ann Bailey, Real Estate Mentor and Driving Force Behind Ashland House

March 6, 2015  |  by David Charron

I’m proud to share this video about the important work our friend and colleague Ann Bailey does for Ashland House—a safe, nurturing environment for women recovering from alcohol-related substance abuse. She has been featured over on Inman Select, but I have put up the video here to help spread the word about what an inspiration she is. Not only has she... Continue Reading

House for Sale

How An MLS Can Stay Relevant As Our Industry Evolves

September 29, 2014  |  by David Charron

Recently I was invited to write a My Take column for RealtyTrac’s monthly newsletter and it seemed fitting that I write about how an MLS can ride out all the change that has taken place, and is still taking place, as the Internet becomes more central to our daily lives. Please click on this link to the PDF of the newsletter where my... Continue Reading


Support Center Hours for Friday, 9/26

September 24, 2014  |  by David Charron

The MRIS Support Center phone lines will be closed the morning of Friday, September 26th so that the MRIS Support Center team members can attend the funeral service for their former Director, Carmen Hodges. The hours for Friday are: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm: Email and Online Chat Support will be available (phone support will be unavailable) 1:00 pm: Phone... Continue Reading

Watching the Market

3 Ways to Measure the Housing Market without Looking at Price

August 1, 2014  |  by David Charron

The upheaval in the housing market over the past five to ten years has many analysts watching the real estate data closely and continually asking the question “Are we there yet?” when it comes to a bona fide housing recovery. Monthly statistics about median and average sales prices are the most commonly used measurement, but since they can be easily... Continue Reading

Pieces of Home

Check Out This Piece from Richmond Association of REALTORS CEO Laura Lafayette

April 3, 2014  |  by David Charron

There are over 45,000 real estate professionals that use the MRIS system to help them to navigate the home search process. MRIS systems receive over 150,000 visits every day from these professionals and consumers. Lots of people. My friend Laura Lafayette from Richmond Virginia isn’t one of them. Laura is the CEO of the Richmond Association of Realtors and the... Continue Reading


Game Changer to Lead Virginia Realtors

September 5, 2013  |  by David Charron

The Virginia Association of Realtors made its long awaited decision this week on the new CEO. Click here to read the VARbuzz article about their selection, Terrie Suit. Terrie Suit brings an enormously varied background and will be an excellent leader for Realtors in Virginia, the region and the nation. While she has significant experience in real estate and lending,... Continue Reading


MN Broker Teresa Boardman Posts Powerful Piece on Inman News

May 24, 2013  |  by David Charron

I have never met Teresa Boardman. I know her virtually – we communicated a few years ago via email, but if I wanted to buy or sell a home, I would want to have someone like Teresa to help me. She seems like a really smart person and posts her thoughts (I am sure) only after careful thought. My guess... Continue Reading


MRIS Remembers Former Chairman, Adam D. Cockey, Jr.

November 7, 2012  |  by David Charron

Last week, a great friend of MRIS passed away. Our esteemed former Chairman of the Board, Adam D. Cockey, Jr., was an instrumental part of MRIS’s growth, and more than that, a dear friend and trusted advisor. Adam was Chairman of MRIS from 2001-2011 and we benefitted greatly from his leadership and guidance. He helped transition MRIS from a promising company to... Continue Reading

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