Member Services

Commercial Information Exchange


ACAR is pleased to offer the Commercial Information Exchange (CIE) powered by Catylist. Launched May 1, 2019, the CIE is a full commercial property database and listing service for Northeast Ohio. ACAR is partnering with Catylist to bring you the leading software designed to empower commercial professionals by increasing market exposure of commercial listings to brokers and the public.

Over 130 commercial professionals in Northeast Ohio have already subscribed to the Catylist system and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. We are committed to bringing you the newest technology for our commercial listing and marketing platform.

Access is only offered to real estate licensees, economic development organizations, and appraisers. All Member-provided data is 100% accessible by the general public.

The Catylist system gives commercial practitioners all the benefits of local control and national exposure. In addition to properties in Northeast Ohio the CIE also extends nationally through Catylist’s expansive network of commercial listing services. This powerful, easy-to-use technology is always evolving based on subscriber suggestions, and works great on all browsers and devices. The CIE is more than just a listing service: It’s a networking, communication, and collaboration platform. Finally, Catylist is known for their outstanding customer service and commitment to responsiveness.

Webinars

Take advantage of free online training webinars taught by a live instructor every Thursday at 10am CST.

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National Public Website for Commercial Property Search

The public can access the CIE property database which contains active listing data submitted by Participants. Each Participant’s consent for display of their listing data is presumed unless request to “opt out” is provided in writing. A Participant that opts out may not display on its public web site (including by framing any other website), the listing of any other CIE Participant.

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CIE vs. MLS

The primary difference between a property database like the CIE and an MLS is that the CIE includes an inventory of all properties whether listed or not.

Cooperation

As a property database, the CIE does not require an offer of compensation. This issue will need to be negotiated between brokers. The filing of information with the CIE by a Participant acting on behalf of a seller or lessor does not, in and of itself, constitute an offer of cooperation. Any Participant, or licensee with a Participant wishing to cooperate in the marketing of the property must contact the filing Participant to determine the type of cooperation offered, the compensation offered (if any) and the terms and conditions upon which the property being offered may be shown.

RPR Commercial

In addition to the CIE, REALTOR® members also have access to RPR Commercial. RPR Commercial is your one-stop-shop for comprehensive market data, allowing REALTORS® specializing in commercial properties to save time and money. It is your REALTOR® benefit, already incorporated into your REALTOR® dues.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the coverage area for ACAR’s CIE?

The following counties are fully researched by Catylist:

  • Cuyahoga
  • Geauga
  • Lake
  • Lorain
  • Mahoning
  • Medina
  • Portage
  • Stark
  • Summit
  • Trumbull

Parcel boundaries and property inventory will be developed for Wayne and Columbiana counties. Catylist will not proactively research listings in these counties other than listings from subscribers located in the “researched county” footprint.

Also, subscribers have access to the data in all other US markets represented by Catylist.

Do I need to join ACAR to subscribe to the CIE?

No. Full access is available to Non-REALTORS® as well.

Can I send broadcast emails if I am not a subscriber of the system?

Only subscribers of the system can send broadcast emails and receive wants/needs emails.

Do all brokers in the office need to subscribe to the system?

No. Only those who need to use the service must subscribe.

How do I get my listings into the CIE?

As a subscriber, you can enter that information after logging in. Or, any broker can send their listing information directly to the research team at cleveland@catylist.com.

When are future training sessions?

Weekly, Catylist provides a training session via webinar.

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Monthly Fees

Paid Quarterly: 

  • REALTORS® (ACAR or other): $100 +tax
  • Non-REALTOR® Licensees (real estate or appraisal): $130 +tax
  • Office Administrators: $0
  • Economic Development Organizations: call for more information

New participants get a 10% discount when you pay through May, 2020!

Questions?

Direct your questions to cie@akronclevelandrealtors.com or call (216) 901-0130.

The CIE is governed and administrated by ACAR’s CIE Committee with approval of the Board of Directors.

CIE Rules and Regulations