November 15, 2021 – Atlanta, GA – Showcase IDX, the company behind the successful IDX product for WordPress which powers the websites for thousands of agents across 100+ brokerages and teams, has added Chris Wade to their already impressive technology team. Chris joins as the new Director of MLS Data Operations and brings over 15 years of experience at some of the fastest growing MLSs and companies in the real estate space.
Raised in a home that admired and loved the real estate industry, Chris received his earliest real estate lessons through his mom, who worked at a local Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
As a teenager, his summers were spent organizing data, filing, and storing MLS related paperwork. This foundation was integral to his accomplishments and foresight, which he would later bring to different organizations in the real estate industry and now Showcase IDX.
Chris was amongst the first in real estate to engage and spread an early entry technology solution that provided listings to real estate brokers.
Upon completion of his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Chris would officially join the same MLS where he found his bearings as the Data Service and Compliance Specialist and worked with both agents and vendors throughout the compliance and onboarding process.
This sojourn lasted fourteen years, and led to a succinct, yet defining role with another industry stakeholder before his current appointment as Director of MLS Data Operations at Showcase IDX, the Leading IDX Plugin For WordPress Websites.
Wade has led and assisted teams in many revolutionary projects and helped spur notable growth while bringing simplicity and ease in business relations through early adaptation of technology, insights and expert analysis as well as end-user consideration.
Having previously worked with Showcase IDX and a number of people on the team, along with his long-standing admiration for the company culture, joining Showcase IDX was much like a homecoming. This familiarity, coupled with the allure, desire, leadership and scope of Showcase IDX, was enough to inspire and confirm that this was the right move at the right time for Chris.
“The robust aim of the company was a great attraction point.”
Showcase IDX currently offers listings for 19 of the top 20 Multiple Listings Services in the US and also provides coverage for Canada.
“Chris combines industry-leading knowledge and experience managing MLS data systems at both the MLS and vendor-levels, with being a great team member and leader. He is an ideal fit in this leadership role as we continue to grow our data operations team and capabilities.” — Scott Lockhart, Chief Executive Officer at Showcase IDX
Showcase IDX is driven by our Core Values, one of which is Courage: “We believe in doing what’s right and attempting what others say is impossible, even if no one is looking.”
Chris embodies this, and we are excited about having him on board!
A personal goal for Chris during his time here at Showcase IDX
“To help Showcase IDX accelerate its growth as a stable and firm player for real estate agents, industry professionals and brokers looking for a modern home search experience”.
Showcase IDX continues to redefine the home search experience to help agents, brokers, and teams grow their individual businesses.
“I want to ensure Showcase delivers the highest quality Real Estate data, thus providing the best search and experience for all users of Showcase IDX”.
About Showcase IDX
Showcase IDX was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 2003. The company offers the best marketing tools for real estate agents. In 2019, Showcase IDX became the leading IDX WordPress plugin and is on a mission to democratize technology for agents and brokers, creating innovative products that empower our customers to grow. Real estate websites powered by Showcase IDX see 83% more traffic from search engines than from other solutions.
Contact: Kurt Uhlir