Is growth of Zillow Group’s Bridge platform hype or substance?

During Zillow Group’s annual MLS Forum in Las Vegas this week, the real estate giant took the opportunity to announce that more than 10 multiple listing services with more than 180,000 agents combined had signed up for a listing input tool from its Bri…

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…

Dissecting the deadlock: How can brokers and MLSs work together?

Glenn Phillips, CEO of Lake Homes Realty, and Jeremy Crawford, Executive Director of the Real Estate Standards Organization, talk about tension between two major players driving real estate sales: brokers and the …

The brightest minds in tech are headed to New York

On January 16, 2017, Inman will host its first ever Hacker Connect in New York City …

MRED receives RESO Gold Certification for web API

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) made strides in September by receiving Gold Certification for Web API from the Real Estate Standard Organization (RESO). RESO provides standards for real estate organizations working to enhance the development and delive…

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 …

Brokers vs. MLSs: Is there a winner in this mud match?

SAN FRANCISCO — Three years ago, Craig Cheatham of broker network The Realty Alliance announced that brokers had “lost faith in the system,” read out a list of grievances against MLSs and cryptically hinted at an upcoming big initiative that he said w…

Ending MLS data share could cost agents millions

It’s tough enough to find homes for buyers in some parts of the country without losing a data feed on top of the inventory shortage. But that’s exactly what’s about to happen to thousands of Southern California agents and brokers, who …

Standardized data tracking could help agents and brokers target advertising dollars

A nonprofit whose goal is a fully automated real estate transaction has formed a work group focused on tracking real estate data online. The move could ultimately help brokers and agents figure out which advertising channels give them more bang for the…