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 …

Clareity’s 2017 MLS satisfaction rankings: Would you choose your system again?

Even as new real estate gadgets are constantly introduced into the market, the MLS remains agents’ no. 1 technology tool. So when choosing whether to stay with a current system or make a change, how can MLS executives separate the best from the rest …

Michael Wurzer on what’s next in tech for 2016

“These API wars won’t be won in 2016,” Wurzer said. “But the many competing options will show the need for cooperation on industry standards.” …

Linking Upstream and RESO with Universal Property IDs

As we think about working with Upstream and the main goal of connecting disparate systems used by brokers, the need for a Universal Property ID seems central (pun intended). Universal Property IDs would be like hyperlinks on the Web, which is the glue …

MLS systems: the best, and all the rest

A multiple listing service system offered by Black Knight Financial Services has snagged the highest satisfaction ratings for the third year in a row in an annual survey of MLS executives by real estate consulting firm Clareity Consulting. Among the …

Competition in mobile MLS apps heats up

Mobile access to one of a real estate agent’s most valuable tools — the multiple listing service — is often a top priority when MLSs choose their vendor. Today, FBS — an MLS system vendor that serves nearly 160,000 real …

Thousands of agent and broker websites shielded from data scrapers

Data scraping has been a problem for years in the real estate industry, inspiring copyright infringement lawsuits and the formation of intellectual property protection group REDPLAN. Now, FBS says it is the first multiple listing service platform provider to implement a …

Real estate tech developers invited to ‘plug in’ to access data from 100,000 agents

Real estate agents can spend a lot of time entering and re-entering their contact and listing information into multiple apps and tools they use to do business. Real estate tech firm FBS has come up with a solution it hopes will help the …

Real estate tech developers invited to ‘plug in’ to access data from 100,000 agents

Real estate agents can spend a lot of time entering and re-entering their contact and listing information into multiple apps and tools they use to do business. Real estate tech firm FBS has come up with a solution it hopes will help the …

Flexmls now serves nearly 160,000 agents and brokers

Two Realtor associations representing nearly 3,800 members are switching over to FBS’ multiple listing service system, Flexmls, bringing the system’s user count to nearly 160,000 agents and brokers in 130-plus MLSs. The Palmdale, California-based Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors, with 2,300 …