Don't make a $2,500 mistake
Protecting MLS Data is YOUR Job, and Ours
MRED spends a great deal of time on data security issues.
Your valuable content is on deposit with us. We take reasonable measures to ensure your listing and client data remains only in the hands of those who will care for it properly.
One area of concern focuses on 3rd party service providers asking you to provide them unauthorized access to listing data, either sharing your password or by downloading data for them.
You should never, ever share your MLS password with anyone, even a company you hire, or attempt to download listing content from the MLS for them. The only listings a managing broker may distribute to a third party vendor are his/her own.
NOTE: MRED has recently levied six $2,500 fines for sharing passwords - you do NOT want to be next.
Cases involving data misuse are relatively easy to discover and are ferreted out fairly quickly and quietly. However, even one day of exposure like this is one too many. We would prefer to spend our time improving our products and services, and less time chasing down hackers and data thieves.
Review this information in order to ensure that it is NOT occurring in your office. If it is, simply contact us or tell your vendor to get in touch with Richard Torp (richard.torp@MREDLLC.com or 630-955-2750) and we'll work together to resolve it ASAP.
DISCLAIMER: PLEASE ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR MANAGING BROKER OR OFFICE MANAGER TO ASCERTAIN IF ANY OF YOUR OFFICE POLICIES SUPERCEDE ANY GENERAL RULE, INFORMATION, SUGGESTION OR OFFER ABOUT THE MLS SYSTEM, OTHER MRED PRODUCTS/SERVICES OR REAL ESTATE IN GENERAL CONTAINED IN THIS COMMUNICATION. NOTHING HEREIN IS LEGAL ADVICE.