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…

Can leveling the real estate data standards field be a good thing?

In recent years, the idea of MLSs “leveling the playing field” between real estate brokers has been controversial. Some large brokerages objected to MLSs providing services and tools that their brokers would otherwise offer to agents and consumers to d…

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 …

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 …

Tech firms to show off ‘latest whiz bang, wow, neat, killer app’

Technology companies looking to join the real estate industry are set to get a big assist by year’s end. By Jan. 1, the lion’s share of multiple listing services are required to switch over to a real estate data standard that will make it faster and ea…

NAR vote could give broker and agent listing websites a shot in the arm

The board of directors of the National Association of Realtors has passed policy recommendations designed to help broker listing websites become more friendly to consumers and competitive with third-party portals. With the vote, multiple listing services must now allow brokers to …

NAR vote could give broker and agent listing websites a shot in the arm

The board of directors of the National Association of Realtors has passed policy recommendations designed to help broker listing websites become more friendly to consumers and competitive with third-party portals. With the vote, multiple listing services must now allow brokers to …