Jim Speer served as the Senior Vice President of Operations at the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island (MLSLI) prior to being named as the Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed regional MLS, consisting of the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island and the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service. Jim was a key player in the formation of this 40,000 member Multiple Listing Service, which positions itself as one of the top five MLSs in the country. The new company will be operational in 2019.
Over the course of thirty years at MLSLI, Jim was instrumental in the development of MLSLI.com, one of the first MLS consumer-facing websites, which to this day remains as one of the most successful. He was also amongst the first MLS executives to embrace advertising on both the consumer-facing website and the MLS system, creating additional revenue streams to offset member fees.
An expert in industry technology, Jim created the products and services division at MLSLI that promotes innovative tools to support member’s business success.
Jim has served on both the NAR MLS Committee and the Statewide Forms Committee at NYSAR.