Broker Public Portal Names New Board Officers
ARROYO GRANDE, CA, JULY 24, 2018 — Broker Public Portal (BPP), a collaborative venture between real estate brokerages and MLSs to create a national consumer home search experience defined by simplicity, integrity and common sense, today announced its new officers for the next year. The BPP with Homesnap delivers consumer connection benefits to more than 875,000 real estate professionals in America today through more than 140 MLS agreements.
Serving for the next year will be John Mosey, CEO of NorthstarMLS, as Chairman of the Board; Alon Chaver, Chief Information Officer at HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, as Vice Chairman; Craig McClelland, Chief Operating Officer at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers serving the Greater Atlanta area, as Secretary; Paul Wells, broker/owner of RE/MAX of Barrington in Barrington, IL, as Treasury; and Tim Dain President of Mid America Regional Information Systems (MARIS), as At Large Board member.
“These new officers are among the real estate industry’s most trusted and forward-thinking leaders,” said Merle Whitehead, immediate past Chairman of the BPP and Chairman, New York State of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. “Together with our entire board, we have in place a team that will continue to push the Broker Public Portal mission aggressively forward. BPP with Homesnap will continue to grow and connect millions of consumers with agents across the country,” Whitehead added. Each officer services a one-year term through the board meeting in June 2019.
The Broker Public Portal Board of Managers is designed to include a fair and balanced group of executives who represent the interests of large, medium and small brokers as well as independent managers and multiple listing service (MLS) organizations. Agent count of participating firms establishes the size of brokerages eligible.
2018-2019 New Board of Managers:
- John Mosey – NorthstarMLS (Chairman)
- Alon Chaver – HomeServices of America (Vice Chairman)
- Craig McClelland – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers (Secretary)
- Paul Wells – RE/MAX of Barrington (Treasury)
- Tim Dain – MARIS (At Large)
2018-2019 Board of Managers (Cont.):
- Andy Starck – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate
- Bill Miller – MetroList Services, Inc.
- Chelsea Goyer – Redfin
- Christina Pappas – The Keyes Company
- Craig Cheatham – The Realty Alliance
- Gurtej Sodhi – Crye-Leike
- Joan Docktor – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach
- Kathleen Manchin – Keller Williams Realty International
- Mary Frances Burleson – Ebby Halliday Realtors
- Merle Whitehead – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
- Pat Shea – Lyon Real Estate
- Rebecca Jensen – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)
About the Officers:
John Mosey – Chairman. John is CEO of NorthstarMLS, a regional MLS serving Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. He is an industry veteran whose diverse experience includes leadership roles with Moore Data Management Systems as President of the Canadian division and later as VP, Sales & Marketing for North America and VP, General Manager of Cyberhomes, one of the earliest online real estate portals. Before joining NorthstarMLS, he led a technology start-up that developed automated showing technologies.
Alon Chaver – Vice Chairman. Alon is Chief Information Officer of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Previously he served as Trulia’s VP of Industry Services and was the co-founder and CEO of iHomefinder, an online real estate pioneer providing software solutions and data services to agents, brokerages, and MLSs. Alon serves as a Director on the Board of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).
Craig McClelland – Secretary. Craig is Chief Operating Officer of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers, which has 26 locations and more than 2,000 real estate agents serving the Greater Atlanta area. He joined the company in 2008 as Director of Strategic Growth and was named COO in 2013. Today Craig also serves as an investor and advisor to the technology company Brytecore.
Paul Wells – Treasurer. Paul is the broker/owner of RE/MAX of Barrington in Barrington, IL and RE/MAX NOW in Lake Barrington, IL with 43 affiliated brokers. He began his career as an agent with RE/MAX in Barrington in 1987 and in 2002 purchased RE/MAX of Barrington. Paul acquired a Lake Barrington independent real estate office in 2012 and created RE/MAX NOW. He is the past Treasurer of MRED and currently serves as it’s Vice-Chair.
Tim Dain – At Large. Tim is President of MARIS, an MLS that provides business solutions for Missouri and Illinois REALTORS® with 13 associations, 58 counties, and over 13,000 members. Previously, he was the MLS Director of Austin Board of REALTORS®and the Executive Director of SIR/MLS, Inc. Tim serves on a variety of executive boards, including CMLS, MLS Grid and RESO. He was recently recognized on the SP2018 Emerging Leaders List and has placed his fingerprints on many national initiatives impacting the professional real estate community.
About Broker Public Portal
Broker Public Portal, LLC is a collaborative effort owned and operated by real estate brokerages and MLSs to deliver with Homesnap a better home search experience defined by simplicity, integrity and common sense. Broker Public Portal with Homesnap provides direct access to the most comprehensive, timely, and complete property information while adhering to fair display guidelines. More information can be found at www.brokerpublicportal.com and www.homesnap.com/bpp.
Used by millions of consumers, Homesnap is the highest-rated mobile real estate app. Homesnap Pro, the professional version of Homesnap, is also the fastest-growing mobile app for agents – now available to every agent in over 120 MLSs with over 800,000 members. Homesnap with Broker Public Portal is ad free. It is the only national online home search experience that gives consumers access to the same MLS information as the professional REALTOR®: comprehensive, accurate and timely real estate property information available, including listing data, property tax records, census data, geographic boundaries and more. More information can be found at www.homesnap.com.
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