FAQs - NAR’s Partnerships with Commercial Listing Platforms

Which companies have NAR partnered with to offer commercial data listing services to members?

  • CREXi ,Commercial Real Estate Exchange, inc., is a listing platform  based out of Marina Del Ray, CA.
  • Brevitas is a listing platform based out of San Francisco, California.

What are the NAR member discounts on these platforms?

What about the third platform option, Catylist?

  • NAR continues to be in discussions with Catylist regarding a partnership on their new public-facing listing platform.  Stay tuned!

Where did these partnerships originate?

  • In early 2018, NAR’s Future of Commercial Data PAG worked with NAR’s Strategic Business Initiatives and Technology & Second Century Ventures team to establish required criteria for a national listing platform and subsequently sent a Request for Proposal (RFP) to 15 vendors.
  • After receiving the RFPs and assessing 6 semifinalists, an expanded group of commercial members completed online demos and provided feedback.
  • Three companies emerged as finalists; Brevitas, Catylist and CREXi.  The finalists showcased their listing platforms at the 2018 NAR conference in Boston in late 2018, and members completed written evaluations after completing demos.
  • Member input and ratings were so evenly ranked, NAR chose to pursue agreements with all three.

How long do these agreements last?

  • One year, subject to renewal on an annual basis.

How do these listing platform partnerships benefit NAR members? Both provide:

  • the opportunity to search and list properties to a nationwide audience, amplifying their existing marketing efforts to a wider consumer base.
  • the best pricing for NAR members, giving an exclusive discount on their pricing structure for their listing platform service.
  • NAR members with the knowledge that they own their own data as long as they are a customer of the platform.
  • commercial property listings integrated with REALTOR® Property Resource (RPR)

How does RPR integration help?

  • Members have a more comprehensive experience with the ability to view active listings augmented with public record details.
  • RPR is collaborating with both Brevitas and CREXi to ensure members can easily work between both platforms. 
  • Brevitas listings are now viewable nationwide inside of RPR Commercial. 
  • CREXi are now viewable nationwide inside of RPR Commercial.

How do members choose which platform to use?

  • Each of the platforms has unique qualities and user experience.  A member’s business needs will likely be a factor in what a member chooses to use. 

Can members use more than one platform?

  • Yes!  Each member can choose what works best for their business needs.