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Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® Selects Discover MLS

Valencia, Calif., Oct 19, 2011 –

Discover Software, Inc. (Discover) announced today that the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) has chosen Discover MLS as its new MLS software platform, to be installed in second quarter next year.

Following a competitive selection process, Discover MLS was chosen for a variety of reasons.  In particular, the social networking features and benefits of Discover’s state-of-the-art Multiple Listing Service software stood out when compared to other vendors.  Discover MLS is the industry’s first and only production-ready, next-generation solution, designed from the ground up to harness the power of both Adobe Flash® and HTML5.

Leveraging this powerful platform, the application now includes:

  • Client Portal: providing full integration with Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, plus live chat between the client and agent.
  • Discover Mobile: utilizing HTML5 (an industry first!), accessible on any smartphone or tablet (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, etc), with robust features like count-on-the-fly, “smart” text-entry fields, and integration with your local mapping app.

“Technology is changing faster than ever, and we wanted a vendor who can keep pace,” said Gary Doran, chief executive officer for CCAR.  “After considering our options thoroughly, Discover was the clear choice.  The software is way ahead of the competition, and the company has the right vision and leadership to ensure it stays that way.  Equally important, we also believe that Discover’s intuitive design, flexible architecture, and on-line video training materials will provide a smooth transition for our members.”

Bret Wiener, President of Discover, said, “We are very pleased to offer our newest group of users in Corpus Christi the full benefit of today’s online MLS experience, integrating social networking and real-time communications to connect agents and clients like never before.  With great feedback and guidance from progressive customers like Gary Doran and his members in the Coastal Bend, we will continue to push the industry forward with exciting new innovations.”

As part of its standard offering, Discover will launch a test site by the end of the year – with data synchronized in real-time – for committee members to begin a structured review of data mapping, business rules, reports, and more.

About the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS®:

The Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® has served the real estate needs of the Coastal Bend Area of Texas since 1925.  The Association operates the Coastal Bend Multiple Listing Service which covers a five county area along the Gulf Coast of Texas. The MLS provides over 900 real estate practitioners with the technology tools to service consumer needs in the buying, selling and appraisal of real estate in the coastal bend area.

For more information, please contact the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® at (361) 991-8221 or visit http://www.ccaronline.com or http://coastalbendlifestyle.com

About Discover Software, Inc:

Discover MLS Software was launched in 2010 by a group of partners with more than 40 years of combined real-estate industry experience. Determined to set new standards for the MLS software marketplace, the goal was simple: raise the bar.

Working together in previous years, Discover’s founders deployed and supported over 100 MLS customers nationwide, constantly frustrated by the limitations of the Web 1.0 platform. Beginning in 2008, the Discover MLS application was designed from the ground up for usability, flexibility, high-performance, and low-cost operation. Web 2.0 is about new ways of thinking and interacting, not just new technology. Think you know MLS software? Think again.

For more information, please contact Discover at (800) 964-2656 or visit http://www.discovermls.com.