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About the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO)

RESO is an independent, nonprofit standards body formed to develop data standards and processes that create efficiencies for all participants in real estate transactions. Our member organizations include MLSs, brokerages, REALTOR® associations and technology partners serving nearly two million real estate professionals.

RESO’s mission is to create and promote the adoption and utilization of standards that drive efficiency throughout the real estate industry. Our vision is a streamlined real estate technology industry.

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2023 Board of Directors

Rebecca Jensen

Rebecca Jensen

Chair
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)

Michael Wurzer

Michael Wurzer

Vice-Chair
FBS

John Breault

John Breault

Secretary
State-Wide MLS

Richard Renton

Richard Renton

Treasurer
Triad MLS

Alex Lange

Alex Lange

Class A Director
National Association of REALTORS®

Bob Evans

Bob Evans

Class B Director
Move
      

Caitlin McCrory

Caitlin McCrory

Class D Director
Anywhere

Dan Troup

Dan Troup

Class D Director
RE/MAX

Dave Conroy

Dave Conroy

Class A Director
National Association of REALTORS®

Greg Moore

Greg Moore

Class C Director
Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS)

Jeff Young

Jeff Young

Class E Director
Realtors Property Resource (RPR)

Mark Lesswing

Mark Lesswing

Class B Director
Lesswing

Marty Reed

Marty Reed

Class C Director
CRMLS

Matt Cohen

Matt Cohen

Class B Director
CoreLogic
    

Matt Hendricks

Matt Hendricks

Class B Director
Zillow

 

Patrick Pichette

Patrick Pichette

Class F Director
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)

Shaun York

Shaun York

Class B Director
Homes.com

Shayne Fairley

Shayne Fairley

Class C Director
Stellar MLS

Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan

Class C Director
Bright MLS

Vandana Vohra

Vandana Vohra

Class D Director
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Key RESO Staff Contacts

Sam DeBord

Sam DeBord

Chief Executive Officer
919.504.9898
sam@reso.org | Bio

Suzanne Biegenzahn

Suzanne Biegenzahn

Chief Operating Officer
919.504.9894
suzanne@reso.org

Joshua Darnell

Joshua Darnell

Chief Technology Officer
919.504.6234
josh@reso.org

Greg Sax

Greg Sax

Director of Growth Management
612.860.2668
gsax@reso.org

Jason Darrough

Jason Darrough

Technical Product Manager
919.289.5163
jason@reso.org

Brian Ohnesorgen

Brian Ohnesorgen

Membership Manager
919.504.6235
brian@reso.org

Claire Northrop

Claire Northrop

Marketing Manager
919.504.9897
claire@reso.org

Meridith Tugwell

Meridith Tugwell

Project Manager
919.504.9894
meridith@reso.org

About Open Standards

Open standards organizations, like RESO, exist in most industries to ensure technology advancement. Two well-known examples are W3C, which creates the standards for the World Wide Web, and Bluetooth SIG, which creates wireless technology standards. The most powerful technology companies in the world agree to collaborate to build these standards and raise the technology foundations of all competitors.

This is why you can use the same web apps on nearly any phone and why you can connect that phone to nearly any pair of headphones. The products are built on open standards.

In real estate, RESO’s standards are created to promote that same experience: interoperability between MLS, broker, agent and consumer technology tools.

RESO Today

RESO’s standards and services have grown significantly over time.

RESO’s core values align with those of open standards organizations across the globe. Our processes and products are collaborative, business-driven, transparent, innovative, open, inclusive and measurable. | RESO Bylaws

Our History

In 1999, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) joined forces with leaders in technology to explore ways to make access to MLS data easier for real estate brokers, agents and their technology partners.

In 2002, RESO was officially created as an NAR workgroup and soon presented its first version of the well-documented Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS). RETS is a legacy data transfer protocol that has been used by the real estate industry for nearly twenty years.

RESO was incorporated in November 2011 as an independent, not-for-profit trade organization.

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