A partnership has been struck between The Washington Post and the Metropolitan Regional Information Services (MRIS), the Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) which facilitates more than $103 million a day in real estate transactions.
The washingtonpost.com website’s users will greatly benefit from the new agreement between the companies, as they will now have access to high-quality, detailed and up-to-date search results for real estate listings in the Washington, D.D. 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.