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Some of our favorite quotes from influential leaders in the real estate industry

“The Board of Directors unanimously voted for the Grosse Pointe Board of REALTORS to endorse the Great Lakes Repository.  We feel that our members would greatly benefit if all MLS’s were to join the repository and share the data.”

Bobbi Sexton, RCE, GRI
Chief Executive Officer
Grosse Pointe Board of REALTORS®


“As a company with a number of offices throughout the state, working with multiple offices, a single data base repository makes great sense. It gives each of our local markets the flexibility to work with their current MLS systems, while giving them access to a deep data base at a minimal cost. It is the most practical solution I have seen for combining multiple MLS data bases.”

Dan Elsea




“Single point of entry and single point of access is the key to efficient MLS data distribution. As Chairman of the 2008 MAR MLS Exploratory Task force I learned that agents in Michigan overwhelmingly desire the concept of a shared MLS database, but only with the autonomy to create local business rules. The Great Lakes Repository does just that. The GLR is the wave of the future.”

Kelly Sweeney
Chief Executive Officer
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel


“I serve on Monroe County Board of Directors and the Monroe County MLS Board. It’s been a very challenging and exciting year to say the least. In this ever changing market we, as a board, have been seeking ways to make life easier for our members and to provide opportunities for our members to be successful. The Great Lakes repository has been the first wonderful step towards that goal. Agents have always wanted an easier way to share information without all the different logins. The GLR provides this means. The fact that the information will be pulled into our system under the familiar format our agents are used to seeing, is another great feature. This idea and system is only going to get better and improve as time goes on. I believe we are on the right track.  As agents we truly do not have office hours. The information we all need to complete our work and help us to be more efficient should not be limited or difficult to acquire.  This program is moving our Association forward and in the direction that will benefit our agents and clients.“

JoAnn Heller ABR, SFS
Century 21 Allstar Real Estate


“The Great Lakes Repository is growing into the fulfillment of the hopes and dreams of the REALTORS® to pay one MLS fee and get MLS data for the entire State of Michigan.  I encourage every REALTOR® in Michigan to actively support the Great Lakes Repository and make the vision of the MAR MLS Exploratory Task Force Report of May 27, 2008 for “seamless access to all MLS listings” a reality NOW.  I support the Great Lakes Repository; make sure your MLS Leadership knows that you support it too.”

John Meesseman
Real Living Kee Realty


“Because of technology and the formation of the Great Lakes Repository, we have the opportunity for one source of shared MLS data for all REALTORS® statewide.  It is the desire of Brokers and Sales Agents alike to save both time and costs by eliminating redundant listing data entry, property searches and multiple MLS memberships.  It is a positive direction for all of our members.”
John R. Kersten
CENTURY 21 Town & Country


“The Great Lakes Repository is the wave of the future for local MLS’s. The structure enables each individual MLS to retain its autonomy while enhancing member’s benefits. The Great Lakes Repository model is a great time saver for agents with the single entry for their listings and up to date changes while providing a higher level of service to our clients. This is the best of both worlds. I recommend all Michigan MLS’s join the Great Lakes Repository as a benefit to their agents.”

Frank Pisanti
Associate Broker - Gerweck Real Estate
Past President Monroe County Realtors Association


“I think the Great Lakes Repository is the most incredible thing.  I am able to access data from all over.   It has been exciting to watch the Repository grow and has become a great listing tool because of the coverage and exposure I can offer as an agent. When going up against other agents I have been able to secure the listing because of the additional exposure.  I can’t wait to see what happens in the future.”

Trish Lentz
2010 DRAR Secretary
Associate Broker, Real Estate One, Southgate


“The future of our industry depends on a having data all in one location. The Great Lakes Repository is the answer to the one location. MLS data is critical to our agents and clients. Our MLS’s Systems must work to provide the best solution to a one stop  MLS’s data source and the Great Lakes Repository will allow our agents to have the data they and their clients need.”

Carlina (Carol) Boji
RE/MAX Classic


“At last, a data system that allows the accumulation of all data into one repository, eliminating the need for more than one MLS fee for agents. The Great Lakes Repository is “THE FUTURE OF TODAY”, allowing greater access to expanded info, not only locally, but also state wide.”

Charles W. Reaume
Century 21 AAA North



“Our customers and clients love the amount of geographic coverage we are able to provide by being part of The Great Lakes Repository.  The ability to look at this data in our own Paragon system is both convenient and a time saver which allows us to work more efficiently.”

Marie Gamber
2010 DRAR President
Associate Broker, Premiere Realty Group, Trenton

“The Great Lakes Repository is the best solution for giving both brokers and agents the ability to serve their clients in a most responsive and professional manner. It gives us the ability to have all of the MLS data that we need in one place while offering a great cost effective solution to our agents & brokers.“

Kathy Coon 
Real Living Great Lakes Real Estate



“The Great Lakes repository has been a great tool for me! An Adrian agent called me regarding a listing our company had in the Down River MLS. She was frustrated trying to get information from other realtors. When I heard that, I went further by informing her know that a home she was looking at was in the flood plan. She told me that she had a buyer that was looking in the Allen Park area and asked me if I would take the buyer as a referral.”

“I also have had 2 buyers that I was able sell a home in Monroe. Without the Great Lakes Repository, I would not have had those two sales.”

David Kief
2010 DRAR President-Elect
REALTOR® Carol Bollo and Associates, Wyandotte


“The Great Lakes Repository is a tool that has been needed by REALTORS® for long time. Single point of entry not only allows agents to provide broader market exposure to their clientÂ’s properties but expands the agentÂ’s market. GLR gives many agents the opportunity to eliminate multiple MLS memberships and preserves the autonomy of local associations.”

Scott Hudkins
First Realty GMAC
Monroe County Association 2010 President 

“The Great Lakes Repository is, without a doubt, the answer to what Brokers and Agents have been asking for.  Single point of entry allows us to access all data in one place for a single fee.  What’s not to love?  They have my total support and I can only hope they will continue to grow!”

Joan T. Downing
RE/MAX in the Hills


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