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Congrats to Baldwin County Association of REALTORS!

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BCAR like many other MLS’s and other source providers gather data, but what good is it if the data cannot be shared or understood? By complying with RESO’s Data Dictionary standards it ensures that the our MLS system “speaks” the same language as other MLS’s  and provides consistency for our IDX feeds to be utilized by 3rd parties in our industry. It is the common standard that defines real estate data in consistent terms and data structures; a template data providers follow to format MLS common fields. The BCAR MLS received the Data Dictionary 1.4 Silver certificate award for the April 2017 – April 2018 period.

Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, actively develops, adopts and implements open and accepted data standards and processes across all real estate transactions. It provides an environment for the development and implementation of data standards and processes. Those processes facilitate software innovation, ensure portability, eliminate redundancies and obtain maximum efficiencies for all parties participating in real estate transactions.

BCAR’s membership with RESO helps ensure our members have access to the best MLS service available. RESO was incorporated in November 2011 as an independent, not-for-profit trade organization that was previously a section of the National Association of REALTORS®. RESO has more than 150 active members, including NAR, multiple-listing services, real estate associations, brokerages and industry technology providers.

DLU April 10th, 2017