Since July 2009, Connect offered REALTORS® from participating Boards and Associations the ability to search and view active listings and recent sales history of all other participating Boards in their own local MLS® System format.
Throughout the years, many Boards elected to become participants, and Connect was further enhanced to include the Unified Search option, which allowed Members to search for information from all participating Boards and Associations together, using an intuitive map interface.
However, in the beginning of 2018, several participating Boards and Associations made the decision to end their participation in Connect, for various reasons.
When ORTIS recently decided to terminate their participation with Connect, it became clear that there is no longer enough support among the neighbouring Boards to merit the continuation of this once revolutionary and popular interface being utilized to share listing data between the various Boards and Associations.
For this reason, as of 9:00 am, Thursday, April 30, 2020, Connect will be discontinued.