Why associations need to consciously uncouple from MLSs

Every new calendar year seemingly gives birth to a host of soothsayers in the real estate industry and elsewhere. Although I have read many future casts regarding the MLS, I have yet to read similar thoughtful prognostications about the future of the R…

Why associations need to consciously uncouple from MLSs

Every new calendar year seemingly gives birth to a host of soothsayers in the real estate industry and elsewhere. Although I have read many future casts regarding the MLS, I have yet to read similar thoughtful prognostications about the future of the R…

NAR Amps Up Efforts to Ensure Implementation of RESO Standards

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has amped up its efforts to ensure REALTOR® association-owned MLSs implement RESO standards. NAR acted after an analysis determined there were many MLSs non-compliant with the standards. Adoption is a policy requirement. Approximately 90 MLSs were notified and given 60 days (from the date of the letter) to respond—roughly […]

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10 minimum standards every MLS should adopt

If you ask an MLS exec what an MLS is, he or she will likely answer that it’s an organization dedicated to providing real estate broker participants with a platform to share listing data and facilitate the offer of cooperation and compensation. That’s not wrong. It’s a definition that the NAR and the Council of MLSs agree on. The problem is that this definition doesn’t even begin to describe what it means to be an MLS. Not even close …

MyPlanit won’t let you forget a single contact. Ever.

MyPlanit is a time- and place-based activity tracking app for appointments, people and listings; and it earned Inman’s first ever five-star technology review for it’s tracking of the when, where, and who of your business life …

Decoding the broker/MLS cold war on consolidation

Why is the MLS so misunderstood? This timely question was posed by FBS CEO Michael Wurzer (provider of FlexMLS software), regarding the highly publicized MLS 2018 panel at the California Association of Realtors’ annual meetings …

Cloud MLX now available to more agents through two California MLS deals

Cloud MLX today announced deals making its front-end MLS interface available to subscribers of two California multiple listing services: the 7,000-member Bay Area Real Estate Information Services (BAREIS) MLS and the 4,000 plus-member San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR) MLS.  …

Understanding real estate data can future-proof your business — here’s how

If you haven’t yet figured out that data is a commodity, and that real estate data in particular is one of the hottest commodities around, then you’ve got some catching up to do in order to ensure you know what threats are emerging within and outside t…

Understanding real estate data can future-proof your business — here’s how

If you haven’t yet figured out that data is a commodity, and that real estate data in particular is one of the hottest commodities around, then you’ve got some catching up to do in order to ensure you know what threats are emerging within and outside t…

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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