As CEO of California Regional MLS, Inc. (CRMLS), the nation’s largest Multiple Listing Service (MLS), Art Carter oversees the strategic direction of the company, which serves more than 100,000 users across the state. Since joining the company in 2005, Carter has led CRMLS through multiple successful mergers with other MLSs, served on dozens of associations and boards of REALTORS®, and completed countless conversions, upgrades and technical improvements company-wide. A tenacious advocate for brokers, Carter continues to lead new initiatives for MLS data-sharing in California and beyond, such as REdistribute, a joint venture with BrightMLS that provides MLS data to government-sponsored entities, mortgage companies, appraisal-valuation companies and others, bringing any remuneration back to the brokerages that provide the data.
The two MLSs will also launch Nestfully.com this year, a joint effort with Bright MLS that will augment what the Broker Public Portal was positioned to do—aggregation of data across the entire country.
“We’re going to begin 2023 at full speed with approximately 50% market participation in our efforts,” says Carter.
“We’re going to give people the option to participate within Nestfully so it can display nationwide MLS listing data on a single website.”
In addition to his efforts within CRMLS, Carter also serves as a volunteer leader across the industry, with past and present roles including chair of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), chair of the Council of MLS (CMLS), member of the MLS RoundTable, strategic manager to the Board of Directors for Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) and more.
In 2017, Carter was honored by CMLS with its Peter Shuttleworth MLS Executive Award of Excellence. Before being inducted into the RISMedia Newsmaker Hall of Fame this year, he joined the long list of 2019 RISMedia Newsmakers in the Trailblazer category.
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