Largest NorCal multiple listing service hit by cyberattack

MetroList, the largest multiple listing service in Northern California, was hit by a cyberattack this week, leaving its more than 20,000 agent and broker subscribers without a fully functioning MLS for a day and a half and counting.

NAR: Should real estate be reorganized?

With nearly 1,300 Realtor associations and more than 700 MLSs, much of the U.S. real estate industry is organized under the National Association of Realtors umbrella. Is it time to rethink the model …

Zillow’s MLS agreements are the portal’s problem — not yours

Would you sit on a board of directors of an MLS or association and vote on major issues that you do not fully understand? Of course not. So why the rush to accept the rush job Zillow is conducting prior to April 7? Some MLSs are beginning to ask the ri…

With acquisition, Move subsidiary will handle distribution of 85 percent of listings

Realtor.com operator Move Inc. has acquired the listing syndication arm of Point2, boosting the number of listings distributed by its own syndicator, ListHub, to search portals like Zillow and Trulia to about 3 million — or nearly 85 percent of …

Some MLSs starting to see realtor.com as just another portal

A multiple listing service serving more than 3,000 members in northern Alabama has decided it will treat realtor.com no differently than third-party portals such as Zillow, Trulia and Homes.com, and is prepared to cut off the flow of listings data …

Austin Board of Realtors pulls the plug on Move listing syndicator ListHub

The Austin Board of Realtors has decided that its more than 9,000 members can choose to syndicate their listings to third-party websites, but it will no longer help them do it. On Sept. 30, the trade group’s board of directors …

Memories of the first Real Estate Connect

In September 1996, a small real estate and technology conference held in a redwood grove north of San Francisco brought together some important members of real estate and technology at a momentous time in real estate’s history. The Internet was …

MLSs taking Point2 up on offer of free, public-facing website

Realtor associations in San Francisco and El Paso are the first in the country to take advantage of an offer from real estate marketing software provider Point2 Technologies Inc. to build them free public-facing websites with many of the bells …

Behind the scenes at Real Estate Connect

How ideas spread and deals get done at legendary real estate conferenceread more