Dear MARIS Members & Participants,
Along with the tools and services MARIS provides, the health, safety, and overall well-being of our Members is a top priority, and we are constantly looking for additional ways to support our Membership during this time.
Though the pandemic presented financial challenges of many varieties, MARIS worked diligently to conserve spending and facilitate changes in order to be more fiscally sound. It is important to us that we reinvest in our mission and our Membership. With this in mind, your Board of Directors has decided to return a financial relief payment directly to you, our 13,000+ Members - this amounts to $20 per Member.
We will be applying this $20/Member payment towards your upcoming 3rd quarter billing statement, which will be billed on June 1st, 2021. While we know this isn’t a large sum of money, we hope it demonstrates our commitment to our Members.
In addition to this relief payment, we will be initiating an exciting endeavor in the coming months. I am excited to announce that MARIS will be launching our key innovation initiative, Common Data Platform (CDP) in the 4th quarter of 2021. CDP empowers MLSs, independent from traditional MLS vendors, to have full ownership over their most important asset – their database. With this comes upgrades that enhance and improve you and your clients’ everyday experience within the real estate industry, starting with the products you use every day.
You have been consistent in your commitment to providing us with honest feedback, and we’ve been listening. It’s your requests and recommendations that continue to lead our efforts. Please stay connected as we begin rolling out further communications in the coming months regarding the updates that will come with CDP.
David Price, President & CEO