About Us

About Us

Welcome to mrisTV.com!

This newly launched online video portal is your single destination for local housing and real estate information. It’s all D.C. real estate, all the time. Find out what’s hot and what’s next in the Mid-Atlantic region, the D.C. metro area, and even your own neighborhood!  This is the only channel to bring you inside area homes, showcase properties available on the market, share local trends and more!

Watch original shows like Distinctive Digs – an “open house” of the coolest, most intriguing local homes – from mega-mansions to one-of-a kind bungalows. If you’re more interested in insider real estate tips, check out Real Estate IQ for first-hand advice from top local experts and brokers.

mrisTV.com is produced by parent company MRIS, the leading developer of real estate technology and local housing data trend reports as well as the largest multiple listing service (MLS) in the United States.  MRIS is your go-to source for local real estate in D.C. and with a click of a mouse brings home listings, cool TV shows, access to insider info, and more!

Looking for your dream home?
If an episode of Distinctive Digs has inspired you to start your next local home search – click over to MRIS’ MRIShomes.com for the latest area home listings and rental units on the market direct from the MLS in an easy to search format.

If you have any questions about mrisTV.com, please contact us or post a question to our Facebook wall!

About the Shows

Distinctive Digs
Ever wish you could go inside that incredible mansion or eclectic, one-of-a-kind house you drive by every day? Have you heard of the local houses shaped like a mushroom or a treehouse? Now you can go behind closed doors with a private tour of some of the metro area’s most unique homes!

Join host Meg Tawes as she takes you on entertaining tours through the front doors of the most intriguing local homes. New episodes of Distinctive Digs air on mrisTV.com.

Know a house we should profile? Post a picture of it to our Facebook wall.

About Meg Tawes
Host of Distinctive Digs

Meg Tawes is an interior designer, home staging expert, and Allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She worked previously as the Design Coordinator for HGTV’s hit real estate and staging show ‘Real Estate Intervention’ and has contributed to FoxNews.com, the Washington Post, and eHow.com. Meg recently completed her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design at George Washington University in Washington, DC and holds an undergraduate business degree from Georgetown University. As a LEED Accredited Professional and real estate enthusiast, she is passionate about ‘green’ building techniques and the growing trends of New Urbanism and Transit Oriented Development. When not scouting the latest in interiors or real estate, she enjoys DIY and crafting projects, rummaging through thrift stores for deals, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.


Real Estate IQ
What are five essential steps to staging your home? Are local home prices headed up or down? How do appraisers develop a home estimate? Is an inspection worth it? What types of mortgages should you avoid?

To find the answers to these and other common real estate questions, watch Real Estate IQ. Host Michael Ayala will bring top local real estate pros to help you boost your real estate IQ. It’s fun, informative and real time to what you need to know right here, right now in the greater D.C. area. New episodes air regularly on mrisTV.com.

Got Questions? Post them to our Facebook wall!

About Michael Ayala
Host of Real Estate IQ

Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Michael Ayala is an attorney and television professional with over 15 years experience as a reporter, producer and on air talent. Michael spent 9 years with the Courtroom Television Network as a producer, reporter and anchor where he traveled the country covering trials and legal news for a national audience. Michael also served as morning and afternoon anchor for CBS2 in Chicago and Sports Anchor for WUSA in Washington, DC. He currently heads up MIA Media Group, specializing in communications solutions and web based initiatives. He has produced numerous online series and worked closely with marketing and public relations professionals to increase the efficacy of both internal and external online and broadcast communications. In his spare time Michael enjoys teaching production skills to at risk teens through the not – for – profit Multi Media Training Institute and martial arts. Michael also freelances throughout the Washington DC metro area.

If you are a real estate professional, join us at mrisTV.com to check out unique area homes, share videos with your clients during their home search, and dive into episodes of Real Estate IQ to hear from your industry peers on hot topics.  Looking for MRIS training materials and videos – we have that over here!

Members of the media please contact Debbie Freer by email or call 301-838-4638 for requests or questions.