ICNY 18 Data: 10 data trends to keep an eye on

Change is happening fast and furious, what’s important, and what’s not? Watch as Marilyn Wilson, founding partner, WAV Group, and David Charron, chief strategy officer, Bright MLS, showcase 10 data trends real estate can’t ignore onstage at Inman Connect New York’s Data Connect.  …

10 data trends you cannot ignore in 2018

NEW YORK — It’s nearly impossible for real estate agents to keep up with the constant change in data trends. It seems as though new ideas and concepts stay with us just long enough to be mastered by some, but grow outdated as soon as the latest and greatest hits the market. This year, however, there are 10 trends that can’t be ignored …

Taking control of MLS data protection and distribution

Is it possible to identify the entities who steal and redistribute MLS data? How can the mass of MLS data be better managed and, perhaps, watermarked to prevent it from getting into the wrong hands …

Is the MLS the ultimate distribution channel or the ultimate bureaucracy?

“The MLS … it’s the most amazing distribution channel ever. It’s so obvious, right? From the outside it seems so obvious, and yet it doesn’t always work … so, why is this?” That’s what moderator Marilyn Wilson (Wav Group) asked on stage at Inman Co…

Overcoming broker objections, sideswipes and undermining of the MLS

With each passing year, multiple listing services (MLSs) strive to identify and improve their weaknesses while steadily continuing successful business practices. So what exactly are their weaknesses? And what are the strengths that keep them progressin…

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 …

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 …

Podcast: The magnificent 7 tech trends to watch in 2017

This week, we are pleased to welcome Kevin Hawkins, president of Wave Group Communications. Hawkins joins us to discuss, “The magnificent 7 tech trends to watch in 2017.” …

Can leveling the real estate data standards field be a good thing?

In recent years, the idea of MLSs “leveling the playing field” between real estate brokers has been controversial. Some large brokerages objected to MLSs providing services and tools that their brokers would otherwise offer to agents and consumers to d…

How CIOs can ‘future-proof’ brokerages

In today’s world of fast-changing real estate technology, it’s the role of chief information officers (CIO) to find opportunities for their brokerages in emerging trends such as cloud servers, software defined networks and open APIs or be left in the dust …