James Harrison to Join Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors
November 03, 2017
PHOENIX -- Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS®) Inc., the largest MLS in Arizona, announced that James Harrison, RCE, CAE, CEO of MLSListings Inc., the biggest MLS in Silicon Valley has signed on as outside director. Harrison will attend Board of Directors meetings and directly collaborate with ARMLS® on important initiatives.
Harrison has a long and distinguished career of service and innovation within the real estate industry. He is a 30-year real estate industry veteran with vast REALTOR® association and regional MLS management experience in the states of California, Texas, and Virginia. Currently serving on the Advisory Board for Realtors Property Resource® (RPR), James is also on the MLS Executive Advisory Board to the National Association of REALTORS Leadership Team, the Executive Advisory Committee for MOVE.com, the NAR Corporate Ally Program Advisory Board, and the Silicon Valley Alliance of Chief Executives. He also serves as the CAP Advisory Board liaison to the NAR Association Executive Committee.
"It's an honor to welcome Jim to our board," said Matthew Consalvo, Chief Operating Officer of ARMLS®. "He's a nationally recognized leader in our field and a great advocate for the value and influence of MLSs."
"I've been watching ARMLS®'s expansion for quite some time," added Harrison. "We share a similar vision of how important it is to deliver technology-based solutions in order to continue moving the real estate industry into the future. I'm honored to join the board and look forward to everything we will accomplish together."
Harrison and his fellow board members will guide ARMLS® at a time when the industry is evolving at an unprecedented pace. ARMLS® has a long tradition of innovation and collaboration in the MLS world and currently serves over 39,000 agents within the state of Arizona. By taking a technology-forward approach, ARMLS® provides subscribers with the tools necessary to navigate an ever-changing marketplace.
Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS®) is the largest MLS in Arizona, providing MLS and other core services for MLS subscribers. ARMLS® began operations in 1982 through collaboration by the shareholder boards to form the first regional MLS in the country. Now 30 years later, ARMLS® provides training, support, and technology solutions for 39,000 real estate agents. ARMLS® contracts not only with MLS search vendors but also engages other key service providers for mapping, lockbox services, remote MLS access through mobile devices, listing syndication and statistical data analysis. ARMLS® invests heavily in technology, including their own in-house tax system called Monsoon.
MLSListings Inc. is recognized as a premier multiple listing service in the nation. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley and specializing in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo counties, MLSListings provides real estate professionals and consumers with accurate data that is updated every five minutes. Facilitating more than $70 billion in annual real estate activity, the MLSListings platform is the intersection of comprehensive real estate data and the transaction for the Northern California marketplace.