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RESO Activity – Week of July 6, 2020

We hope that you all enjoyed or are still enjoying the holiday weekend and some time off this summer. We don’t want to get too much in the way of your down time, so we’re simply going to update you on one new member, one workgroup meeting from last week...

RESO Activity – Week of June 29, 2020

This week we welcome a new member, dive into the WAV Group’s 2020 Data Services Survey (particularly as it relates to RESO), and highlight the happenings of not one, not two but five workgroup meetings last week! Since we want you to look at the most important...

Broker Pain Points, RESO Solutions Highlight Tech Survey

RESO’s Broker Advisory Workgroup is hosting discussions that illustrate ongoing pain points for brokerages. Access to data is at the top of the list. Brokers regularly cite high costs for MLS data – which brokers consider to be their own – and access to data in...

Meet the RESO Research & Development Workgroup

Collaboration is crucial to the creation, adoption and implementation of real estate standards. Bringing representatives together from all facets of our industry – from technology firms and brokerages to multiple listing services (MLSs) and associations –is one of the...

RESO Universal Property Identifier (UPI) Goes Global

RESO’s well-known standard for a Universal Property Identifier (UPI) has picked up steam, not just in the U.S. but also internationally. The RESO UPI Workgroup’s chair, Mark Bessett, traveled to Malaga, Spain last year to speak about the expansion of this...

Livestream Open Houses vs. Recorded Virtual Tours: The RESO Standards

Real estate agents are creating new ways to introduce busy, remote or self-isolated clients to properties online. In order to reduce foot traffic in sellers’ homes during the pandemic, new digital showing trends have emerged. Defining these digital property platforms...

NAR Participant Data Access Policy and Related RESO Standards

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently approved a new MLS policy regarding the “Right of brokers to obtain an MLS data feed of their listing information.” The policy, proposed by Council of MLS, references RESO standards: A Multiple Listing Service must,...

Wrapping Up #RESOremote, the RESO Spring Digital Tech Summit

by Matt Cohen of CoreLogic, Kevin Hawkins of WAV Group, and RESO Staff RESO’s Spring Summit is traditionally an in-person conference with speakers, technology demonstrations and standards workgroup meetings. The 2020 spring meeting provided some brand new challenges...

2020 RESO Contributor Award Winners

At our first-of-its-kind, smash success, RESO Remote digital tech summit, April 21–23, we announced our RESO Contributor Award winners in two categories: individuals and organizations. More than 450 attendees – including leaders in industry technology, MLS and...

12 Reasons to Attend RESO Remote – Our Digital Tech Summit

2020 RESO Remote – Spring Conference I  FULL AGENDA  I  REGISTER Forward march. While we are no longer walking to New Orleans, we’re still on the move, and you are the grand marshals for our exciting new digital event: RESO Remote, April 21–23, 2020. Most of us...

Why Did a New Homes Construction Professional Join RESO?

With Bill Gaul, CEO of Builders Update A serial entrepreneur who started his first firm at 11 years old and is working on his fourth startup, Bill Gaul has been driven by solving problems. His first appreciation for standards came from his military experience, and it...

Meet the Internet Tracking Workgroup

Internet tracking events have become an essential part of the modern software business model. For real estate, it can help brokers and agents gain greater insight into consumer activity and behavior to better serve their needs.   That’s why RESO Internet...

What Are the Advantages of Becoming RESO Platinum Certified?

With a technology career that spans three decades, Rob Larson is one of RESO’s most knowledgeable volunteers as chair of its Data Dictionary Workgroup. Larson also is the Chief Information Officer of the California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS), the...

To MLSs Not Involved in RESO: Be the Lead Dog

With Colette Stevenson, CEO of Hilton Head Island MLS       Collette Stevenson is an active RESO volunteer. She’s also the CEO of Hilton Head Island MLS (HHIMLS), an independent MLS with more than 1,600 members and affiliates that has been active in...

How the RESO Universal Property Identification Can Benefit Brokers

The work of the RESO Universal Property Identifier (UPI) Workgroup, led by Chair Mark Bessett of the California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS), is an excellent example of “When brokers talk, RESO listens.” The UPI serves a need that the members...

Five Ways Every MLS Benefits from RESO Data Standards

With Mark Lesswing       A veteran advocate for innovation and data standards, Mark Lesswing has been involved with RESO from its earliest beginnings in 1999. Lesswing is the former CTO of the National Association of REALTORS® and current Senior Vice...

The Challenges of Standardizing Days on Market

      If you have never seen how sausage is made, as the saying goes, you don’t want to, or you’ll never eat another sausage. The truth is we really don’t think about what goes into creating a lot of things, and like industry standards, once they are...

Green Verification and Power Production: Adopting RESO Standards

  The New England Real Estate Network, a regional MLS with more than 9,700 subscribers, and their former Director of Marketing & Communications, Meg Garabrant, were kind enough to work with RESO staff to put together a white paper with clear explanations and...