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.  …

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 It seems as though new ideas and concepts stay with us just long enough to be mastered by some, but grow outdated as soon as the latest and greatest hits the market.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 …

Understanding real estate data can future-proof your business — here’s how

If you haven’t yet figured out that data is a commodity, and that real estate data in particular is one of the hottest commodities around, then you’ve got some catching up to do in order to ensure you know what threats are emerging within and outside t…

Understanding real estate data can future-proof your business — here’s how

If you haven’t yet figured out that data is a commodity, and that real estate data in particular is one of the hottest commodities around, then you’ve got some catching up to do in order to ensure you know what threats are emerging within and outside t…

Taking control of MLS data protection and distribution

Is it possible to identify the entities who steal and redistribute MLS data? How can the mass of MLS data be better managed and, perhaps, watermarked to prevent it from getting into the wrong hands …

Is the MLS the ultimate distribution channel or the ultimate bureaucracy?

“The MLS … it’s the most amazing distribution channel ever. It’s so obvious, right? From the outside it seems so obvious, and yet it doesn’t always work … so, why is this?” That’s what moderator Marilyn Wilson (Wav Group) asked on stage at Inman Co…

Overcoming broker objections, sideswipes and undermining of the MLS

With each passing year, multiple listing services (MLSs) strive to identify and improve their weaknesses while steadily continuing successful business practices. So what exactly are their weaknesses? And what are the strengths that keep them progressin…

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 …

What do brokers want more than MLS mergers? Power

It’s been nearly four years since a group of dozens of big brokers laid out a long list of grievances against MLSs and threatened the launch of an industry bombshell that would change the role of the MLS. Since then, that industry bombshell — Upstream…

Why are ‘required’ MLS policies not actually required?

Even though all MLSs are required to provide sold and pending listings in their IDX feeds, several MLSs have refused to comply with the policy. This inconsistency has created frustrations from brokers all over the country, especially for those operatin…