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New MLS Vendor rises from the ashes of calREDD/Concentric.


Bret Wiener
A seasoned team of MLS professionals has taken over calREDD’s MLS vendor, Concentric MLS system. The new group is headed by Bret Wiener as President and includes Issac Abecassis

Issac Abecassis

as CTO/CFO, Prem Jain (not pictured) as their director of software development and Warren Andrich as VP, Sales and Marketing.  The team may be new to management and ownership of the company, but they were working behind the scenes at the old calREDD system.

This new company, dubbed Discover MLS, has taken over the IP rights from the former management and and will be working with C.A.R. and MRMLS on the yet to be named new statewide MLS effort.
Just as before, the system is designed for use on the Adobe Flash/Flex platform.  I have voiced my opinion on this type of approach (hello! iOS??) , but more choices are a good thing, and I’m excited to “discover” what comes next.
One very interesting thing is that they are going to have an “open” version of their MLS system which will be free to any MLS provider who wishes to implement the solution.  This could be a potential game changer, but only time will tell.
Warren Andrich

I had a conversation with some of the principles and they were a lot more kind to C.A.R. than I would have been.  They say they have been working on a new database structure which will allow a “front end of choice” solution when/if the California Statewide MLS system grows.  I wonder if this is the first sign of the end of CARETS?

The team is very  excited about the future and opportunity.  But, I fear in order for the statewide MLS solution to be successful they need more of an expert on Machiavelli than Adobe.
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  2. “The team may be new to management and ownership of the company, but they were working behind the scenes at the old calREDD system.”

    Oh great! That is reassuring! Same terrible system, just new inexperienced leadership!

  3. From the DiscoverMLS Website;
    1. “He is a respected industry leader, known for his vision, passion, and commitment to customer satisfaction.”
    2. “Bret studied computer science and mathematics at University of California, Santa Barbara”

    1. Not in Fresno
    2. Where he got kicked out!

  4. FresnoVictim…can you clear something up for us? Something was hinted at in an earlier blog… That stated something to the effect that Fresno was back in line…ready to go live again with calREDD. Is that a true statement to your knowledge? Are all of the brokers/agents in Fresno anxious to join calREDD?

  5. I too read that. NO! to answer your question! The leadership does not ask me for direction, but no one I know of wants to try again!

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