Why the MLS isn’t dead, and why backers say that’s good for consumers

A recent piece in Forbes suggested the multiple listing service is on its way out thanks to startups such as REX, but backers tell Inman they’re not worried

Why the MLS isn’t dead, and why backers say that’s good for consumers

A recent piece in Forbes claims MLSs are not relevant to buyers because they have other places to go for listing information and are doing more of the work that agents used to do themselves and that new technology like big data and AI is doing the work…

David Charron, ‘godfather of MLS deal-making,’ steps away from Bright MLS role

Charron said he is not retiring. He will transition from his current full-time position at Bright to a part-time role as a consultant, effective Aug. 1. He will remain president of MRIS Investors Inc.

Bright MLS adds Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors

Bright MLS is set to add the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors by fall 2018, continuing Bright MLS’ industry consolidation.

The bold plan to rebuild the tech behind property listings across the US

Eight of the nation’s largest multiple listing services have committed to taking decisive steps toward streamlining the delivery of listing data for real estate agents and brokers.

ICNY 18 Data: 10 data trends to keep an eye on

Change is happening fast and furious, what’s important, and what’s not? Watch as Marilyn Wilson, founding partner, WAV Group, and David Charron, chief strategy officer, Bright MLS, showcase 10 data trends real estate can’t ignore onstage at Inman Connect New York’s Data Connect.  …

ICNY 18 Data: My MLS merger — did it really go as planned?

Hear the good, the bad and the ugly of merger mania as Bright MLS president and CEO Tom Phillips and CarolinaMLS CEO AnneMarie DeCatsye discuss their own mergers onstage at ICNY …

ICNY 18 Data: Why is creating a national MLS so difficult?

California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) CEO Joel Singer, NorthstarMLS CEO John Mosey and Bright MLS COO Brian Donnellan take on this hot topic at Inman Connect New York …

Leadership Lens: Change doesn’t occur because everyone wants it

David Charron is currently the chief strategy officer and director for Bright MLS. Bright facilitated $91 billion in residential real estate transactions in 2017. We recently spent some time with David to pick his brain about the future of real estate …

10 data trends you cannot ignore in 2018

NEW YORK — It’s nearly impossible for real estate agents to keep up with the constant change in data trends. It seems as though new ideas and concepts stay with us just long enough to be mastered by some, but grow outdated as soon as the latest and greatest hits the market. This year, however, there are 10 trends that can’t be ignored …