Homesnap launches search-by-commute tool for homebuyers

Homesnap has developed a free “Search by Commute” feature that allows users to filter their property searches by commute time for up to five destinations.

Who’s lobbying NAR? Zillow, dues dollars and the DOJ

The National Association of Realtors is perennially involved in lobbying legislators to effect healthy real estate policy. The shoe has been on the other foot lately. A local association is lobbying membership to push back against an NAR dues increase,…

Broker Public Portal welcomes new board members, including Redfin

Chelsea Goyer said she was honored to be asked to join the board and is hopeful Redfin’s perspective and technical expertise can be helpful.

Most MLSs ‘not sure’ if they’ll work with Upstream

The vast majority of MLSs either need more information about the project before giving their support or flat-out aren’t interested in participating …

Live: The ‘portal like’ consumer experience from Florida’s largest MLS

The consumer website that My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS) told us about in December has gone live. “By giving its user interface a facelift and adding a predictive analytics tool from tech company TLCengine, the multiple listing service hopes to not o…

The new National Broker Portal is here – and it has a familiar face

The nation’s first national public-facing MLS website is now a reality, though real estate consumers and agents won’t notice — at first …

Can Florida’s largest MLS deliver a ‘portal-like’ consumer experience?

Move over, Zillow. Scoot on down, Broker Public Portal. My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS) is revamping its consumer site with a feature no third-party portal yet delivers: a tool that helps buyers scope out homes based on true cost of living — beyond j…

Black Knight-Homesnap deal boosts the Broker Public Portal

The Broker Public Portal — a project to build the nation’s first national public-facing MLS website — has just gotten its biggest boost to date. Black Knight Financial Services, provider of the Paragon MLS system, has signed a deal with Homesnap, BPP…

Let’s get rid of the MLS

The MLS must go. What the industry needs now is a viable alternative to the industry’s historic set of data services. What the industry needs now is essentially a cure for MLS. So let’s cut to the cord. I am proposing something new, fresh and unique …

Will Upstream and the Broker Public Portal steer agents away from Zillow?

Earlier this year, Upstream board member Cary Sylvester started a presentation on the broker data platform with these words: “It is not an evil plot.” It’s no secret that some in the industry believe the project — backed by powerhouses such as Keller …