The MLS Solutions Division of Black Knight Financial Services (formerly the LPS MLS Solutions division), has announced that Marty Reed, the Division's vice president of business operations, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) for a three-year term, which began Jan. 1, 2014. Reed is the first MLS vendor representative to be appointed to the CMLS board.
The CMLS is a volunteer-led organization that serves as a premier forum and resource for Multiple Listing Service (MLS) organizations across North America to provide information and ideas to members and their constituents about the challenges of changing technology, legal issues and organizational structures in the MLS industry. Reed has been a CMLS member for 11 years.
"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. I hope 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."
Reed has extensive business and MLS experience. Prior to her current position in overseeing Black Knight's Paragon MLS systems, Reed served as CEO of Cooperative Arkansas Regional Multiple Listing Services, Inc. for almost 15 years. As a longtime member of the National Association of REALTORS, Reed served on the Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee and on the Business and MLS Technology Committees for the Arkansas REALTORS Association.
"Marty is a respected leader who understands the MLS and real estate industries and excels at consensus building," said Art Carter, president of the 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 relevency; and increasing MLS value to brokers."