• Contact: Art Carter
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • California Regional MLS
  • Art@CRMLS.org

CRMLS Elects Rebecca Jensen, Sam DeBord to 2018 Board of Directors

SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA, FEBRUARY 27, 2018 – California Regional MLS is pleased to welcome Rebecca Jensen and Sam DeBord to its Board of Directors for 2018. They join an esteemed Board composed of real estate professionals from CRMLS member Associations and other prominent figures from the North American real estate industry.
Rebecca Jensen is the President and CEO of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service to over 45,000 subscribers. She has worked in the MLS industry since 1998, with over a decade of MLS CEO experience. In addition to her new role on the CRMLS Board of Directors, she serves on the Boards for the Broker Public Portal, the Council of MLS, and as Board Chair of The MLS Grid. She also serves on committees for the National Association of REALTORS®, Illinois REALTORS®, COVE MLS Group, and Upstream. Previously, she served six years (four as Chair) on the Board of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).
Industry recognitions for Jensen include Inman News naming her one of the 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate, and Swanepoel as one of the 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate. She has also been honored with WCR Chicago’s Elevate Award.
Sam DeBord is managing broker for Seattle Homes Group, VP of Strategic Growth for Coldwell Banker Danforth, President of Seattle King County REALTORS®, and a recognized writer and thought leader for many real estate news outlets. He has served on NAR’s MLS Issues and Emerging Technology Advisory Board, MLS Issues and Policy Committee, and Strategic Thinking Committee. Publications he has written for include REALTOR Magazine, Inman News, Wall Street Journal Marketwatch, and the Swanepoel Trends Report; his speaking engagements include events such as the Coldwell Banker Top Producers’ Retreat, NAR Broker Summit, and Inman Real Estate Connect. Sam has also been recognized as one of the Swanepoel 200’s Top 20 Social Influencers and Inman News’ Top 101 in Real Estate.
“We’re excited to have Rebecca and Sam’s distinguished experience and unique perspectives represented on our Board of Directors,” said CRMLS CEO Art Carter. “The amount of experience and knowledge that these two bring to our Board table is significant, and their voices will help CRMLS move forward to meet the challenges that face our MLS industry!”
About California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS)
California Regional MLS is the nation’s largest and most recognized subscriber-based MLS, dedicated to servicing over 86,000 real estate professionals from 33 Associations, 3 Boards of REALTORS® and 1 MLS. CRMLS is the industry powerhouse and thrives on providing the most relevant products and services to its subscribers. For more information on CRMLS visit www.crmls.org.