The 6 loudest topics at Inman Connect New York 2019

Creating a single MLS, the iBuyer debate and so much more — Inman Connect New York is an annual highlight of the real estate and tech scene. Here were some of the hottest discussions from the event.

Multiple listing service ‘globalists’ warn against ‘protectionism’

Speaking onstage at Inman Connect, two industry leaders advocated a “global” approach to the operation of multiple listing services.

About-face: New Zillow competitor removes all listings

ComeHome, a new home search portal from real estate predictive analytics firm HouseCanary, has deactivated all of its property listings as of Friday — essentially turning itself off — after multiple listing service executives told Inman they were surprised.

LionDesk’s suite of tools now available to CRMLS members

As part of the ongoing effort to serve its 96,000 members, California Regional MLS (CRMLS), the nation’s largest MLS, has established a relationship with LionDesk, a popular customer relationship platform for real estate agents.

This one barrier is keeping us from innovating

Brokers and MLSs don’t speak the same lanugage. In this article, Sam DeBord decodes the translucent industry lingo surrounding MLS consolidation.

Connect the Sessions: ICNY’s Data Track explores MLSs, platforms, emerging tech and more

Learn why “The consumer is looking for an all-inclusive experience.”

An MLS is making it easier to find ADA-compliant properties

A multiple listing service in the Pacific Northwest has rolled out a new system that makes it easier to list and search for properties with features that cater to disabled homebuyers.

‘The status quo is broken’: How data debacle threatens us all

Many companies and organizations are building their own databases and platforms. Traditions are under siege. Confusion reigns as I watch the balkanization of our industry.

Real estate roundup: Big money, bad data, bot bites dog

Seattle broker Sam DeBord gives his take (and more) on the stories that are driving real estate headlines. This week: big money’s influence on real estate, data manipulation and OJO Labs’ acquisition of WolfNet Technology.

How has MLS of Choice affected real estate so far?

Although it may be too early to accurately measure the total effect MLS of Choice will have, many associations and MLSs have been proactive. Here’s how two in particular have adapted.