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 …

Broker Public Portal gaining steam since Homesnap deal

The Broker Public Portal (BPP) has faced criticism from those who wondered if it could challenge home search giants like Zillow and realtor.com …

A national MLS? C.A.R. livestream suggests strong appetite

Idea appears to be taking on new urgency as real estate leaders become increasingly impatient with the inefficiencies of 700-plus separate databases …

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…

Think tank says MLSs should be investigated for antitrust

A Washington, D.C.-based think tank is calling for federal regulators to investigate multiple listing services that restrict data from listing websites for possible antitrust violations. The nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), is also asking for state lawmakers to require brokers to provide free, unrestricted access to real estate listings …

13 pointers to help you learn (and dominate) your area as a new agent

So you’re just getting started in real estate and wondering how to gain traction in a particular area? Here are 13 pointers to help you do it faster, cheaper — and come across as a pro …