Will NAR crackdown force MLSs to play by the rules?

The 1.3 million-member trade group put some 90 MLSs on notice: comply with the data standards required by NAR policy within the next 60 days or lose NAR liability insurance coverage. Nearly four weeks in, whether the majority of those MLSs take heed re…

NAR Amps Up Efforts to Ensure Implementation of RESO Standards

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has amped up its efforts to ensure REALTOR® association-owned MLSs implement RESO standards. NAR acted after an analysis determined there were many MLSs non-compliant with the standards. Adoption is a policy requirement. Approximately 90 MLSs were notified and given 60 days (from the date of the letter) to respond—roughly […]

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Redfin clashes with think tank on MLS antitrust

What would happen if the government mandated that real estate brokers make all their listings accessible publicly to everyone online, free-of-charge? It would result in “a tragedy of the commons,” argues Redfin…

Free MLS data feed could speed up real estate innovation

Those kids in a garage dreaming up what could be the latest and greatest real estate tech tool are in luck. Three real estate industry players have joined forces to offer what they say is a “groundbreaking” industry first: a free, standardized MLS data…

Free MLS data feed could speed up real estate innovation

Those kids in a garage dreaming up what could be the latest and greatest real estate tech tool are in luck. Three real estate industry players have joined forces to offer what they say is a “groundbreaking” industry first: a free, standardized MLS data…

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 …

MLSs will soon speak the same language

By the end of this year, hundreds of multiple listing services must take a step that is widely expected to set the stage for tech developers to build more, better, and cheaper agent and broker tools powered by real estate …

Rivals come together at real estate data standards ‘plugfest’

Apple and Samsung do it. Google and Microsoft do it. And in the real estate industry, CoreLogic, FBS and Rapattoni do it. Next week, competitors in the industry will come together in Las Vegas for the industry’s first-ever “plugfest” with …

Rumors of the demise of the MLS have been utterly wrong

Disruption, change and drama are the currency of reporting in the real estate industry. Impending doom, drastic restructuring or the exploding popularity of any sector of real estate generates buzz and it generates debate. This is healthy, and it’s to be expected …

As real estate technology evolves, questions about roles of major players remain

The real estate industry had something of an identity crisis in 2013 as the ever-changing technology landscape produced clashes around shifting roles and rules, but also fueled cooperation and innovation. Real estate is no stranger to the changes broug…