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We are newly energized after the holidays, and we are expressing this outwardly with a recharged spring conference in April. In this issue, we share registration details, announce some exciting updates for our Broker Advisory Workgroup, discuss rules surrounding listing broker contact data, welcome new members, ask three questions and invite you to join our Certification Analytics Focus Group. Enjoy!

RESO Spring Conference: Registration Open, Call for Speakers

The 2022 RESO spring conference will be held April 25–28 in Tucson, Arizona. Registration is open, and we are accepting speaker requests.

We are looking for innovative speakers to join the agenda, so if you or someone you know would be a good fit for our audience, please submit your request.

REGISTER NOW | VISIT EVENT SITE | PRESENTATION REQUEST FORM 

Certification Update

RESO is winding down Data Dictionary 1.7 testing in January as the industry transitions to Data Dictionary 2.0 for 2022. MLSs should be on the lookout this month for a notification that your vendor has completed your certification testing for Data Dictionary 1.7. You will be able to review your certification report and accept the results at that time.

RESO Welcomes Michael Pede to the Team

As RESO’s technology offerings continue to expand, we’re excited to have Michael Pede join our team. As a software developer, Michael previously worked for Templates 4 Business and has been contributing to RESO’s Web API reference server and certification-reporting platform. Michael’s skills will be a huge asset in growing the valuable data services we provide to you at RESO.

Welcome, Michael!

New Broker Advisory Workgroup Chair and Vice-Chair

Congratulations to Jeff Bosch for not only becoming the new CEO of IRES in Loveland, Colorado, but for also becoming the chair of the RESO Broker Advisory Workgroup!

In addition to Jeff moving up from vice-chair to chair, we are pleased to announce that Nina Dosanjh of Vanguard Properties in San Francisco, California, has accepted the role of vice-chair. Thank you, Jeff and Nina, for keeping the voice of our brokers front and center at RESO.

RESO Membership Renewal

The due date to renew your RESO membership was December 31, 2021. We value your membership and thank you for your continued commitment to RESO’s industry-wide initiatives.

If you have not already done so, please renew your membership today.

If you have questions or still need to renew, please contact Randi at 919.504.9898 or randi@reso.org.

Listing Broker Contact Data Delivery Consistency

RESO and CMLS leaders met in December to discuss new changes to NAR’s Internet Data Exchange (IDX) Policy Statement 7.58 and VOW Policy Statement 7.91 (Broker Attribution). In this change to policy, IDX displays must show the listing firm name and a designated phone number or email address provided by the listing participant. This requirement is optional for VOW, at the MLS’s discretion.

RESO will continue to support CMLS development of best practices for implementing efficient solutions for data producers and consumers, including these display changes, as well as Policy 8.6 (One Feed) and 8.7 (Brokerage Back Office Data).

REALTOR®-owned and operated MLSs are required to implement these changes by March 1, 2022.

New Members

                                                                            

EveryState
EveryState is an organization with the goal of making real estate scalable in every state.

Spectacular Inspection System
Spectacular aims to make the daily job of home/property inspectors simpler by enabling them to generate a report, email it and print it all while still on-site to give to real estate agents and home buyers. 

Zenlist
Zenlist is a home aggregation, search and collaboration experience for leading agents and their clients.

We’re glad to have these organizations as RESO members!

Three Questions

Three Questions is an interview series from RESO Director of Growth Management, Greg Sax, that introduces you to real estate industry professionals, their businesses and how they interact with real estate standards with a goal of humanizing the tech side of the industry, fun included. | VISIT THREE QUESTIONS

The response has been wonderful so far, and we hope to make this series a staple of the industry that you look forward to reading and occasionally laughing at on Fridays. Here are the entries that have been published since the last RESO Monthly:

Meeting Spotlight – RESO Certification Analytics Focus Group

With the release of RESO’s new certification system, a platform that allows for the collection and aggregation of data/performance elements now exists.

Users can now view advertised and available data elements at the market and industry level, such as which resources, fields and lookups exist in a system. Performance metrics, trend analysis and historical reporting features will be available to help make data-driven decisions about standards adoption and to surface potential issues.

Data consumers can see which markets are the best fit for the data sets they need and which ones will require more custom mapping work. MLS operators will have the ability to see how well neighboring markets line up for data shares. Data providers can scout for issues ahead of integrations or conversions in order to save time.

The goal of this group is to meet quarterly to review current metrics and existing analytics for patterns worthy of bringing back to the workgroups. The focus group may refine existing metrics, suggest new metrics or even suggest new standards to keep up with emerging practices in the marketplace.

If you are interested in participating in this focus group, please contact RESO Development at dev@reso.org or make a comment on the Discussion Forum topic related to this focus group.

RESO Workgroup Meetings

Cross-Platform Interoperability Workgroup | December 14, 2021
The meeting was an end-of-year recap and conceptual discussion around the interoperability of back-end systems for uses such as transaction management, lead capture and offer management. The group also looked at how elements of the existing Data Dictionary can be leveraged to establish standards for communication between these types of systems. | CALL NOTES

Certification Subgroup | December 16, 2021
The group reviewed the change proposals for the Lookup resource and Data Dictionary 2.0 endorsement, with further work to be surfaced in the January 10 Transport Workgroup meeting. The remainder of the discussion was focused on whether or not the Data Dictionary endorsement should recognize resources only available via expansion (not yet a standard) in lieu of their being available at the top level. | CALL NOTES

Research & Development Workgroup | January 6, 2022
The meeting was an introduction to the new year with group members telling a bit about themselves and the chairs describing the group’s scope. The group discussed active business case submissions, their potential uses and current status. | CALL NOTES

Upcoming RESO Workgroup Meetings

  • Wednesday, January 12: Showing Subgroup
  • Wednesday, January 19: Internet Tracking
  • Thursday, January 20: Data Dictionary
  • Thursday, January 20: Certification (Subgroup of Transport)
  • Tuesday, January 25: Distributed Ledger
  • Wednesday, January 26: Universal Property Identifier (UPI)