FBS, the creators of the industry-leading Flexmls® System and Spark Platform, announced today the acquisition of Solid Earth’s Spring software platform along with the hiring of the Spring team. Combining the Spring® Portal, the Spark® API, and the Flexmls® System establishes a completely new, powerful platform that puts MLSs, brokers, and agents in full control of their data and brand to clearly to beautifully showcase their unique value propositions to their client-bases on both web and mobile platforms.
Earlier this year FBS and Solid Earth created a partnership that put the power of FBS’s Spark API to work powering the Spring Portal offering. Michael Wurzer, CEO of FBS Data Inc. was quoted in the company’s official press release as saying.
“”Today, MLSs, brokers, and agents need to clearly and beautifully communicate the full-breadth of the powerful value proposition they deliver together, and Spring is laser-focused on creating the best portal to deliver on that value proposition.””
Matt Fowler, Solid Earth’s founder and CEO will continue leading the Spring team in a role as Vice President with FBS.
“Fowler said, “MLSs, brokers and agents all share the core need to create, elevate, and control their brand; marketing the service and value that they provide to their unique customers online.” To date, Spring has been focused on accomplishing that with MLSs nationwide. Matt added, “Moving forward as part of FBS with the Spring-on-Spark technology, we’ll expand that and bring a suite of products to market to directly serve brokers and agents with online branding and marketing.””
Wurzer further commented that,
”Spring and Spark together create a platform that does not exist today and achieves a long standing goal of MLS industry leadership,” Wurzer said. He noted that an initial focus is to enhance the current Spring offering to include products that help MLSs showcase all of the valuable products and services they provide to members. “Together with Flexmls, this will be the most complete MLS portal available, serving all customers of the MLS beautifully and efficiently,”
Author Note: I am a proud FBS team member coming up on my first year with company. I work with the Broker Agent Services Team providing IDX training and product evangelism. ~ Mike Price