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Realist® provides robust, feature-driven functionality for searching public records, a foreclosure database and much more. It is also programmed to link public records data to listings in connectMLS™ for seamless delivery of in-depth property data, market information and aerial maps. Features of Realist® include:


  • Integrated into connectMLS™
  • Neighborhood Reports
  • Market Trends
  • Mailing labels for your farm area
  • Search by map
  • Search by data fields, including: Tax and Ownership; Foreclosure; Property characteristics
  • Great prospecting tool!




What's New

[6/2/15] Realist Update

The comparables grid now includes column sorting

[10/14/14] Realist 1.13 is Now Live!

Some of the new benefits you will see in this release include:

• Modified email interface to improve delivery to providers with stricter email policies
• Ability to save the Realist map as an image file
• Ability to select/deselect a comp from the comp property detail viewing screen
• Improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 with IE 11 and Firefox browsers



Attention Google Chrome users:



[01/30/14] Realist Version 1.11

  • Enhanced property selector navigation
  • Improved modify feature
  • Enhanced preference dialog for comparables
  • Launch performance improvement
  • And much more!



[08/13/13] Realist Version 1.10

  • Select and email up to 25 property detail reports directly from the results Grid
  • New multi-line format for the results Grid optimized for 8.5x11 delivery
  • Faster report generation
  • Improved property detail report formats for multiple building card reports
  • Distressed property statistics through Market Trends




[05/07/13] Realist Version 1.9

  • New Market Trends report
  • Upgrades to Realist® Lite




[11/06/12] Realist Version 1.8

  • Realist® Lite can now be used on a variety of popular tablets
  • The Neighborhood Profile Demographics has been refreshed with newer data and charts and now reflects trends at zip code level
  • Property Identification Number (PIN) has been added to the map hover box
  • For most counties, the Parcel ID links to the County Assessor record or site from the Realist® Property Report


[07/30/12] Realist® Version 1.7

This release launches Realist® Lite, an iPad friendly version of Realist® that replicates its most popular reports and searches for iPad users linking from the MLS to Realist®.  You will be delighted that Realist® will automatically detect your iPad and launch Realist® Lite.

In addition, this version adds statistics to comparables, map memory, more historical trend data, simpler search controls and delivers several improvements to the navigation and personalization of Realist®.



[03/01/12] Realist® 1.6 release

The following are some of the features and enhancements in this release:


  • Property Detail Summary Section with MLS Photo/Birdseye
  • Birdseye imagery on Comps and Neighbors Report
  • Improved security option for login
  • Property Map added to HTML report
  • Foreclosure Summary Section on Detail report
  • Modify data grid styling
  • Map Hover Box styling
  • Neighborhood Profile Report includes School ratings and updated business sections

Please monitor MRED Communications and this page for announcements regarding future enhancements to Realist®


Where can I find …


Training Classes

  Realist® Classes

Video Guides

  Realist® Videos

Training Manuals

  Realist® Manuals

Realist® FAQs

  Realist® FAQs



“Realist is an excellent tool and one I use often. Thanks for all you do for us!”

Karen Gould
Keller Williams Palatine

“Great neighborhood information source.”

Josef Schwab
Schwab Realty and Development

“The information provided by Realist is excellent.”

Joy Rossman
Prudential First Realty

“Realist provides thorough and detailed public records info.”

Tony Schrementi
Real People Realty, Inc.

“So helpful... absolutely need it!”

Julie C. Brown
Fox Valley

“Realist is a great tool for my business.”

Carlos Rodriguez
Royal Service Realty

“I like the information given from Realist! Very informative!”

Prudential Rubloff

“I have always love this system and find it even better now.”

Cathy Condon
Crawford Group Sothebys International Realty

“I use Realist all the time... It's a wonderful tool.”

Carol Paruch
Baird & Warner

“Realist gives detailed information, and is great for CMA's.”

Susan Nemoy
Century 21 Affiliated Pro-Team

“It is the first place I start when doing a CMA.”

JoLean Gray
Gray Realty Group, Inc.

“I use Realist before every listing presentation as it gives me the mortgage and sales history as well as approximate boundary lines and square footage.”

Nancy Eisele
Coldwell Banker Residential

“Realist has a ton of useful information I need at the click of a button! Thanks!”

Peter Basile Jr.
Apartment People Realty

“Can't understand why any agent would not use Realist. Great tool!”

Bob Slightam
American Patriot Realty, Inc.

“Great tool for Realtors! Thank you very much!”

Irina Zelt
American International Realty Group

“Great resource for my buyers and sellers!”

Jeff Baker
Burlington Realty

“I use Realist nearly every time I research a property. These extra features now available will only make it even more useful than before.”

Kathy Maka
Kathy Maka, Broker

“I love that you can click through to multiple government websites.”

Monique Sandberg
Prudential Rubloff

“I find Realist to be very informative.”

Maura Murphy
Baird & Warner

“I really like the assessor map feature of Realist.”

Karen Breen Elia
RE/MAX Exclusive Properties

“Realist is a wealth of information and is especially helpful when doing a market analysis of a property.”

Ellen Brueggemann
McColly Real Estate

“I find Realist to be very helpful.”

Sue Englert
Elm Street Realtors

“Realist is very useful and simple to navigate.”

Penny Acuna
Century 21 Affiliated

“I use Realist all the time. It's a quick one-stop way to get useful information for comparative purposes.”

Marissa Hopkins
Coldwell Banker Highland Park

“Realist is my go to guide when trying to identify property features that I can't find when properties don't have any prior MLS history.”

Erendira Diaz
Home Sales Realty, Inc.

“Realist helps to quickly find out important information at my fingertips when on the MLS.”

Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker

“Realist has some great information.”

Connie Ludwig
Century 21 Langos & Christian

“Realist provides information you can use to present to sellers and buyers - a very useful tool! I use it all the time with my market analysis.”

Elayne Weinberg
Coldwell Banker

“Quick, easy to use with awesome fast reporting. Thank you!”

Laura Hatton
Baird & Warner

“I really like the way they have incorporated so much information in one site. Thank you!”

Toby Gilbert
Prudential Starck Realtors

“Realist provides comprehensive data to aide agents in making informed decisions for our clients.”

Nykea Pippion McGriff
Dream Town Realty

“It is a great real estate tool; especially in this day and age of short sales and foreclosures.”

Robert Jones
Coldwell Banker Naperville

“Realist is a great program and is essential to my real estate business. I am particularly impressed with the continuous improvement of the program to meet the needs of real estate agents.”

Milton Payton
RE/MAX Synergy

“Realist has a lot of information that is useful. It's very easy to use.”

Charlotte McConnell
RE/MAX Destiny

“Realist is a great tool.”

Len Livits
Tiered Realty

“It ties everything together for a nice presentation.”

Sharon Belletynee
Coldwell Banker Residential

“I use the information every time I am doing a market analysis on a home.”

Thelma Braun
Coldwell Banker

“Very useful and a much needed tool for a successful Realtor.”

Carlos Gonzalez
Century 21 Affiliated

“Realist makes life in real estate easier.”

Michael Rickert
Rickert Realtors

“Realist is a critical tool for evaluating an objective market value of property rather than an emotional value and offers a targeted prospecting approach for new business rather than the typical shotgun approach to prospecting.”

Jerry Hoffman
Keller Williams Success Realty

“I use Realist with every client, buyers and sellers. Huge improvement to our business.”

Donna McQuade
Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell

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