Naked data under the stars: A real estate love story

Industry data is often masked in layers of cosmetic “enhancements” and workarounds. It presents relationship problems when agents, brokers and MLSs aren’t looking at the same picture. Innovative technology companies are swooning for the powerhouse data feeds coming from Stellar MLS.

‘We’re not kidding’: Deadlines loom for broker technology upgrades

May’s gauntlet of conferences brought into focus the issues that will dominate the industry for the rest of the year. The tech conversations have intensified to a fever pitch. A few developments that might fly under your radar are at the core of progress. Here’s what you should know.

Real estate’s competition decree has expired. What’s next?

Last month, an antitrust settlement between the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) expired. Does that mean Realtor associations can go back to engaging in practices once deemed anti-competitive? And could that change the way modern real estate works, from how online brokerages display listings to the way consumers shop for homes on the internet?

OJO Labs acquires WolfNet Technologies

The deal merges the new consumer-facing property search tool OJO with a trusted agent-and-broker focused software and data company in the form of WolfNet.

Now buyers can get property alerts in minutes, not hours

Real estate industry software vendor WolfNet announced this week the rollout of PropertyPipeline, a tool that will allow its residential broker and agent customers to provide their clients with faster updates on when desired properties hit the market. 

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…

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: It’s 2025 and there is no MLS. What does the world look like?

Always ready to challenge, managing partner at 7DS Associates Rob Hahn lays out a new world that may not be far off. Listen in to hear what our industry may have in store when the MLS as we know it is gone …

ICNY 18 Data: How I think about my data as a broker-owner

“The amount of usage that we’re getting out of the data that we have is really pathetic,” said author and real estate pro Joe Rand onstage at Inman Connect. Listen in as Rand discusses data from the broker-owner perspective …