Midwest Real Estate Data

Founded in 2008, Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is located in Lisle, IL. The midwestern MLS serves over 45,000 real estate professionals in Chicagoland and surrounding areas. MRED covers areas from Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, and Northwest Indiana to Chicago and the adjacent "collar" counties. With innovative products, accurate property information, and exceptional customer support, MRED helps subscribers perform at their highest possible level.

Login Link: MRED

  • Listings: approx. 57,016
  • Agents: approx. 47,478


Midwest Real Estate Data charges a fee to access the IDX data feed. Your share of the fee is $5 per month.

Associations Shown in Property Search

  • Belvidere Board of REALTORS®
  • Champaign County Association of REALTORS®
  • Chicago Association of REALTORS®
  • DeKalb Area Association of REALTORS®
  • Heartland REALTORS® Organization – Illinois
  • Illini Valley Association of REALTORS®
  • Kankakee-Iroquois-Ford Association of REALTORS®
  • Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe)
  • Northern Illinois Commercial Assoc. of REALTORS®
  • North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS®
  • Oak Park Area Association of REALTORS®
  • REALTORS® Association of the Fox Valley
  • Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®


Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana

Top Cities

Chicago, IL, Naperville, IL, Aurora, IL, Joliet, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, Palatine, IL, Elgin, IL, Plainfield, IL, Bloomington, IL, Evanston, IL

Helpful information about MRED for agents:

What tools do MRED have in place that can help an agent be more successful?

MRED offers agents access to many of the leading technology tools in real estate, these include: Remine, homesnap Pro, Cloud CMA, connectMLS system, HomePath, InfoSparks, Inman Select, MLS Data Co-op, MRED City Info Pages, New Home Source Professional, RatePlug, Realtor.com Professional Search, Realtors Property Resource (RPR), Rental Beast, ShowingTime, TrustFunds.

Does MRED provide any training for the tools mentioned above?

MRED currently offers free online classes daily that help members to learn more about connectMLS features, as well as a thorough knowledge base of FAQs on their website.
These classes can be group classes or one-on-one sessions. MRED also provides in-person training at select locations. If you need to learn how to use the many tools associated with the MLS, MRED provides training for those as well. The website even has video tutorials for how to sign up for the classes!

How does a new member go about being added to the MLS?

Interest agents much register through their local real estate associations.

What kind of local real estate trends, statistics, and information does MRED provide to individual agents?

MRED provides members with personalized monthly market data through InfoSparks.

Does MRED support Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO)?

MRED has achieved Gold Certification for the RESO Web API. This certification means that MRED listings have the most updated listing information and keeps a consistent format with other RESO-certified MLSs. 

What external sites receive MLS data from MRED?

Zillow, Realtor.com, and other third-party sites that agents authorize to have access MRED.

What listing statuses are included in IDX feeds through MRED?

New, contingent, active, auction, pending, price change, closed, rented, canceled and expired are all listing statuses through MRED.

What types of memberships do MRED offer?

MRED offers standard subscription.

What are the requirements for membership in the MLS and IDX?

MRED follows the NARs model for REALTOR association-owned MLSs. See more.
Interested agents must be licensed real estate agents and be licensed in the state.

Does MRED offer continuing education (CE) classes?

MRED offers in-person classes at Chicago Association of REALTORS office locations. Members also have access to several online training classes available on-demand 24/7.

Are there multiple associations/boards affiliated with MRED?

There are different boards and associations affiliated with MRED. See more.

More Valuable Information on ARMLS

“Chicagoland” commonly refers to the greater Chicago area and surrounding cities in Indiana and Wisconsin. The Greater Chicago area has a population of 9.83 million people, and it’s considered the third-largest urban area in the United States. The Office of Management and Budget defines Chicago as the principal city in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metropolitan Statistical Area, the third-largest MSA by population in the United States. The highest point in Illinois is Charles Mound at 1,235 feet, and the lowest point is the Mississippi River at 279 feet above sea level.

The Chicago metro area has one of the world’s most diversified economies, with over 6 million full and part-time employees. The area is home to 31 Fortune 500 companies and 400 corporate offices, as Chicago was designated the top metro area for corporate relocations for 6 years in a row. Many top universities are located in the area, including University of Chicago and Northwestern University. The vibrant and diverse culture of the Chicago area attracts millions of tourists to the city each year. Some of the cities most popular attractions include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Grant Park. The arts are a central feature of Chicago, with venues such as Symphony Center, Broadway in Chicago, and the Harris Theater bringing in guests and residents alike to enjoy magnificent performances. Chicago is the birthplace of house music, and the city’s music history is centered on jazz, Chicago blues, and soul music. As you travel throughout the city, you can see much of Chicago’s visual arts culture within large, outdoor works created by well-known artists. From walks along the pier to strolls through art museums to a thriving corporate district, Chicagoland’s diversity is unmatched, and there is sure to be something for everyone.

Known as “the Windy City”, Chicago is home to warm summers and cold winters with high wind chills. Chicago receives 35 inches of snowfall per year and sees an average of 38 inches of rainfall. The summer high is around 84°F, and the winter low falls to a chilly 19°F.

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