The Washington Post and MRIS Join Forces to Power Local Real Estate Search on washingtonpost.com

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Real-Time Local Listings Complement The Post’s Editorial Content, Tools and Resources Creating a Comprehensive Web Destination for Buying and Selling Real Estate in the D.C. Metro Area

The Washington Post and Metropolitan Regional Information Services (MRIS), the Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that facilitates more than $103 million a day in real estate transactions, recently announced a partnership to provide washingtonpost.com users with detailed, high-quality and up-to-date search results for real estate listings in the Washington, D.C. metro area markets. These listings complement The Post’s rich editorial content, tools and resources, creating a valuable go-to source for consumers who are looking to buy or sell their home.

“Our goal is to provide an extraordinary real estate resource for consumers which pairs expert reporting from The Washington Post with access to the same real-time listing data from MRIS that real estate professionals use and trust,” said Michael Cirrito, Director of Classifieds for The Washington Post. “This creates a dynamic real estate search experience that is truly local, giving users one destination for the latest news and information to help them through the home-buying or selling process.”

When searching for specific listing, users have the ability to save their search, set email alerts when listings match their search criteria and easily refine results to include “Open Houses” or “New Construction”. Users will also be able to locate real estate agents in the region via the “Agent Gallery”.

John L. Heithaus, Chief Marketing Officer for MRIS said: “As The Post is consistently regarded as one of the most highly respected and actively referenced news and information sources in the world, MRIS is pleased to forge this new relationship. At MRIS, job #1 is exploring and leveraging marketing platforms for our customers’ real estate listings to expose the maximum number of qualified buyers to the property. The Post’s demographic and reach present a perfect match for this initiative.”    

For a broader understanding of the market, The Post’s Real Estate section features reporting and analysis from Post reporters, breaking down what national trends mean for the D.C. region. Users can get regular updates on recent home sales, home renovation and more from The Post’s “Where We Live” blog. In addition, the blog offers profiles of local neighborhoods, so users can get to know the various areas as they search.

For more information or to start your search, visit The Washington Post’s Real Estate search section at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate.

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About The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com)
The Washington Post provides award-winning news and understanding about the politics, policies, personalities and institutions that make Washington, D.C. the world’s seat of power, and is a critical tool and information source for those who call Washington, D.C. home. In digital form, The Washington Post combines its world-class journalism with the latest technology and tools, and encourages participation and customization across all platforms so readers can engage with The Washington Post anytime, anywhere. The Washington Post is owned by The Washington Post Company, a diversified education and media company.

About MRIS (http://www.mris.com)
Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS) is Real Estate in Real Time™. We’re a leading provider of real estate information technology and services, and are frequently ranked among the most productive Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in the nation, facilitating over $33 billion in system wide sales in 2011. In its core market, MRIS supports over 43,000 real estate professionals spanning the Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and parts of Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. MRIS provides a portfolio of technology solutions and proprietary databases for real estate professionals, as well as broker and agent software products and an industry-leading consumer portal, HomesDatabase.com. In addition, the CURE Solutions Group, a subsidiary of MRIS, provides proprietary back-end technology to other MLS systems, which serves nearly 150,000 customers each day. Visit MRIS at http://www.MRIS.com and our web based TV station, mrisTV.com. “Like” us on Facebook/MRISonFB, follow us on Twitter, @MRIS_REal_News and be sure to visit MRISblog.com for real time news and company updates.

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