This group wants to create a definitive record of everything that happens to every property

The nonprofit Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) has formed a new workgroup to develop a system for tracking when property is listed, showed, sold, transferred and more.

Why real estate APIs are the future

The Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS) and application programming interfaces (APIs) each have their benefits and challenges, but the latter is the future.

The bold plan to rebuild the tech behind property listings across the US

Eight of the nation’s largest multiple listing services have committed to taking decisive steps toward streamlining the delivery of listing data for real estate agents and brokers.

Hacker Connect NY 18: Live problem solving IV

One of the many beneficial sessions at Inman Connect New York is “Live problem solving” at Hacker Connect, where the pros discuss audience issues and answer queries live onstage. Listen in to hear RESO’s Jeremy Crawford and Amitree’s Jonathan Aizen work through challenges for Inman’s Hacker audience …

Will NAR crackdown force MLSs to play by the rules?

The 1.3 million-member trade group put some 90 MLSs on notice: comply with the data standards required by NAR policy within the next 60 days or lose NAR liability insurance coverage. Nearly four weeks in, whether the majority of those MLSs take heed re…

The Great Debate: What the MLS Can Be, and What It Should Be

Ask any agent, broker or constituent in real estate: There are challenges facing the Multiple Listing Service. A discussion on the future of the MLS—what it can be, and what it should be—hosted by the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) recently illuminated those issues, and strived for solutions. “An MLS should be defined not only […]

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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…

Notorious R.O.B.’s 7 predictions for 2018: Disco fever

Realogy will transform to ‘stay alive,’ Redfin gets its groove on and more — Rob Hahn graces us with his seven predictions for 2018, disco-style …

Rivals FBS and Solid Earth team up to offer MLS ‘front end of choice’

Real estate agents and brokers know that sometimes cooperating is the best way to both compete and serve their clients. Two MLS vendors, FBS and Solid Earth, have struck a deal in that spirit …

Listing Bits: The controversial pivot to API

RETS has been a solid technology standard for 15 years, and many vendors are resistant to make the change to API. But as mobile needs shift the industry, a new “interstate” is necessary …