NAR directors surprised to learn Upstream not just for Realtors

Who should Upstream be for? That’s the question at the heart of a discrepancy Inman has uncovered between the people paying to fund the ambitious (yet thoroughly delayed) online real estate data platform and the project’s leaders …

Timeline: Real estate’s Upstream project then and now

This timeline of events shows how the National Association of Realtor’s Upstream project has unfolded each step of the way …

What does Upstream have to show for itself?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is pouring $15 million into Upstream, an online platform designed to give real estate brokers more control over their data, including property listings. NAR has twice now allocated large chunks of Realtor dues to the project ($6 million in May 2015 and another $9 million in May 2017) …

Most MLSs ‘not sure’ if they’ll work with Upstream

The vast majority of MLSs either need more information about the project before giving their support or flat-out aren’t interested in participating …

Zillow Group’s Bridge Interactive vs. Upstream: A data management arms race?

Listings, listings, listings. Debates about where they go online, when, and in what form — plus who controls all of that — have fired up the real estate industry since the advent of the internet …

RPR beefs up agent training as Upstream enters next phase

Upstream will begin beta testing its platform sometime this year. To get agents and brokers up to speed, the company building the Upstream platform — Realtors Property Resource — has signed an agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kansas As…

Zillow Group rolls out ‘end-to-end’ listing management

Real estate technology and media giant Zillow Group today unveiled what it says is an “end-to-end listing management solution for brokerages and MLSs.” …

Realogy Franchise Group executive questions value of Upstream

Upstream, the broker initiative designed to standardize and simplify the process of uploading and distributing home listings, does not have the endorsement of the largest real estate franchise in the country, Realogy …

Real estate tools could be faster (and cheaper) — here’s how

An agent hears about a new real estate tool that she thinks will help her business. But when she tries to buy it, she gets the bad news: the tool is not available in her market because it relies on MLS data, and the vendor has yet to partner with her …

How Zillow Group’s latest buy could ‘muddy the waters’ for Upstream

When real estate brokers and agents enter the profession, they likely don’t have visions of data entry and management tools dancing in their heads. Yet they often still end up entering and re-entering listing data in various systems, including multiple…