RMLS Joins List of Realtor(tm) Secure Organizations
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- The National Association of Realtors(tm) has announced that RMLS, a leading regional Multiple Listing Service in the Pacific Northwest, has achieved REALTOR(tm) Secure certification, which recognizes organizations using the best online security practices in the industry.
RMLS joins the growing number of real estate industry firms that have completed the rigorous REALTOR(tm) Secure program. RMLS successfully demonstrated that it employs policies and procedures to protect real estate, employee and customer information and systems from both internal and external threats, and to prevent business interruptions.
The REALTOR(tm) Secure program was developed by NAR’s Center for REALTOR(tm) Technology and based on security standards from the International Standards Organization and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The certification demonstrates that an organization has met best practices in addressing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of real estate and consumer information.
“REALTOR(tm) Secure is an important industry initiative. We’ve seen a significant uptake in interest in the program. Security experts, both inside and outside the industry, have praised NAR for taking this active approach,” said Mark Lesswing, NAR vice president of CRT. “RMLS has shown that its executives take security seriously, and that’s what it takes to be a leader in this industry.”
“We found the process of achieving REALTOR(tm) Secure certification to be a rewarding process. It’s allowed us to better serve our members by adding and updating policies that help the organization as it grows and as technology plays a bigger role in real estate,” said Beth Murphy, CEO of RMLS. “The REALTOR(tm) Secure certification shows our members and their clients how seriously we take protecting listings and confidential information.”
RMLS is the primary multiple listing service for the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area and seven other counties in Oregon and Washington, and serves approximately 11,000 members. Further information on RMLS is available at http://www.rmls.com.
Further information on the REALTOR(tm) Secure program, including its standards, is available at http://www.realtor.org/secure.
The National Association of Realtors(tm), “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Information about NAR is available at http://www.realtor.org. This and other news releases are posted in the Web site’s “News Media” section in the NAR Media Center.
REALTOR(r) is a registered collective membership mark which may be used only by real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS(tm) and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.
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