3 leaders of real estate-service board resign Disagreement over organization's direction is cited

November 03, 1995|By Daniel H. Barkin | Daniel H. Barkin,SUN STAFF

Three leaders of the Baltimore region's real estate multiple-list service resigned from the board of directors yesterday in a disagreement over its direction.

Concetta Corriere, finishing her term as president of Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Information Technologies Inc., departed along with treasurer, Maureen Flynn; and assistant treasurer, Ken Steil. Ms. Flynn and Mr. Steil normally would have moved up to vice president and treasurer, respectively, and Ms. Corriere typically would have stayed on the board as a past president.

MARIT's future is uncertain because a new, substantially larger service is being launched that will create one computerized real estate database from Northern Virginia to the Pennsylvania line.

MARIT is owned largely by the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, which also is a shareholder in the new service, the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc.

Ms. Corriere said in an interview last night that "there were some basic differences of opinion in the direction MARIT should go, and how it should get to where it should go." But neither she nor the other officers who resigned would discuss in much detail their reasons for leaving the board.

Mr. Steil did say that he was concerned that MARIT might be led into business activities with no relationship to its traditional real estate services.

The incoming president of MARIT, Stanley Dill, pledged yesterday that if area Realtors want to switch to MRIS as it comes on-line, he will work for a smooth transition. There will be "no gap in services to those who use the [MARIT] system in the event a transition to an alternate system is called for," he said.

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