MRED and Rate Plug Help in Horse Race to Sell More Homes

Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), announced it has introduced a new tool to help its real estate professionals sell more properties and provide greater service to the consumer.

When FHA financing is available to buyers of a property, there are lower down payment and easier credit requirements available. MRED has collaborated with RatePlug and FHA Pros to add FHA eligibility indicators to all condos and townhomes in connectMLS. MRED customers can now simply look for “traffic light” indicators on each condo and townhome listing in the MLS to see if the property is FHA approved (green light), conditionally approved (yellow light) or not approved (red light). There is also handy information regarding obtaining FHA approval for those properties that do not have it.

“FHA PROs, in partnership with RatePlug, is excited to provide to MRED, a leading MLS innovator, real time condominium data that relates to FHA approval, eligibility, and assumability information by specific property address,” said Christopher Gardner, CEO of FHA PROs. “This technology will assist agents who are selling condominiums to be much more efficient and accurate when marketing the property, as well as providing valuable information to their homebuyers regarding potential specialty financing options.”