How to make data standards important to your stakeholders

“There are hundreds and hundreds of companies relying on the MLS to provide accurate data — and they’re using these tools today — and we’ll get them there by showing the benefits, but it’s going to take a little bit of time,” said President of FBS Michael Wurzer of standardized data on the Imnan stage. Data standardization affects our industry and stakeholders in many ways. Listen in to hear Wurzer, along with Chair of MLS Policy Issues Committee Tom Berge and Executive Director of Technology for Homes.com Shaun York discuss the importance of this standardization as it relates to different stakeholders …

What do Realtors really want from their MLS?

As most of you know, there were some changes made at NAR about the whole MLS of choice deal. Because I don’t think that’s a huge thing, although events could prove me wrong, I’ll skip it and move on to this: NAR MLS consolidation resources …

Will the real estate industry go back to the Dark Ages after 2018?

Mark your calendars: one year from tomorrow, the way shoppers currently search for homes online, and the way brokerages like Redfin can present home listings to consumers, could change in significant ways. That’s because November 18, 2018, will mark the …

StreetEasy is building Douglas Elliman’s new agent platform for 2018

Douglas Elliman is planning to start the new year with a bang, thanks to a new agent-facing platform created by StreetEasy and Bridge Interactive. The platform, which will replace the brokerage’s listings network Limo, will enable Douglas Elliman agent…

The Inman Files: It’s time to shut down RPR

For now, neither Upstream nor RPR are essential to the business of enough agents and brokers. And that is at the heart of the problem …

Listing Bits: MLS best practices, compliance and member advocacy

The concept of the MLS creates a strange contradiction for brokers who are both competing with one another, yet sharing inventory by way of compensation and cooperation …

MLS ownership and governance: What’s the secret sauce?

Some MLSs are for-profit while others are non-profit. Some are owned by one shareholder while others are owned by multiple associations. Some owners are involved with decision-making while others are bit more hands off. Watch Council of Multiple Listing Servies CEO Denee Evans on the Inman Connect stage with a panel including UtahRealEstate.com CEO Brad Bjelke, MLS Technology CEO Mike Cotrill and IRES MLS CEO Lauren Hansen, discuss the differences between MLS ownership and governance …

What is a buyer’s agent worth?

When Sally showed the home, wrote the offer and submitted it, she hadn’t noticed the listing agent was only offering 2 percent commission …

What is a buyer’s agent worth?

When Sally showed the home, wrote the offer and submitted it, she hadn’t noticed the listing agent was only offering 2 percent commission …

5 MLS hangups dragging real estate down

“There has never been a better time for MLSs to support their subscribers in preparing for the future,” said Denee Evans, CEO of CMLS in the release of her organization’s 2017 Best Practices Survey Report …