Why MLSs should treat rentals the same as for-sale listings

There has never been a better time — or a greater need — to make rentals a mandatory property class. More data on the MLS, especially during a pandemic, serves the MLS and the brokers, agents and consumers who depend on it.

HAR ditches ‘master’ terminology in MLS descriptions

The Houston Association of Realtors no longer uses “master” to describe bedrooms and bathrooms in the MLS, after a group of members called for the change.

Summer outlook: Real estate leaders upbeat about the coming months

Leaders of both large and small firms envision an active summer selling season. Low inventory and a potential return of the coronavirus, however, remain points of concern.

Rental Beast launches program to integrate with MLS platforms

The all-in-one online rental listing service says the integration has the potential to connect MLS member agents and brokers with a millennial rental market that could yield $12 billion in annual rental commissions.

T3 Sixty releases massive, 450-page real estate report

The Real Estate Almanac is a hard copy compendium of the company’s research reports.

Homesnap launches new advertising and lead gen service, Concierge

The real estate technology solutions company will release on Friday a new advertising service for agents called Homesnap Pro+ Concierge.

3 ways the real estate industry is using data to power innovation

RESO CEO Sam DeBord and CMLS CEO Denee Evans led a three-part conversation about data access, privacy and policy, and how it impacts real estate.

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Unshackling MLS data: It’s time to accelerate NOW

The real estate data race is at full throttle. Broker, MLS and association initiatives are attempting to provide brokers with faster access to more robust data. Traditional policy is hampering that progress. We need a new model.

Luxury snapshot: Agents in high-end markets are staying busy

The market hasn’t fully recovered yet, but agents in luxury markets told Inman that deals are still happening and activity appears to be on the rise.