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Your RESO 2023 Board of Directors

The results of the Real Estate Standards Organization 2023 Board of Directors election were announced for five open seats, director appointments and the board’s Executive Committee for the next year.

2023 Election Winners:

  • Greg Moore, CTO, Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS)
  • John Breault, VP, MLS, State-Wide MLS
  • Caitlin McCrory, VP, Industry Relations, Anywhere
  • Dan Troup, Director of Data Operations & Strategy, RE/MAX
  • Shaun York, Executive Director of Technology,

At-Large Appointments Made by the Board:

  • Richard Renton, CEO, Triad MLS
  • Vandana Vohra, EVP/CIO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
  • Matt Hendricks, Senior Director, Broker Operations, Zillow

2023 RESO Board of Directors Executive Committee:

  • Chair: Rebecca Jensen, President and CEO, MRED
  • Vice-Chair: Michael Wurzer, President and CEO, FBS – Creators of Flexmls
  • Secretary: John Breault, VP, MLS, State-Wide MLS
  • Treasurer: Richard Renton, CEO, Triad MLS


Please Renew Your RESO Membership for 2023

Your membership in RESO is greatly valued. If you forgot to pay by the end of 2022, we’re here in 2023 to help you get up to date with your RESO dues. | RENEW ONLINE NOW

If you have any questions or are having issues logging in, please call 919.504.6235 or email Brian Ohnesorgen at

Your support is essential for the development and implementation of data standards that create efficiency throughout the industry, ensuring more accurate, robust and informative data. We cannot do this without your direct involvement. | MORE INFO

RESO 2023 Spring Conference

The 2023 RESO Spring Conference will be held April 18–20 in San Antonio, Texas.

Registration is open, and we are accepting speaker requests for innovative presentations to fill out our standards-based, tech-focused agenda. If you or someone you know would be a good fit for our audience, please submit your request.



RESO Product Updates

We have created two new web pages, one for RESO Analytics and one to announce updates to our product line, including the likes of the Data Dictionary, RESO Web API, RESO Analytics, WWRED, our identifiers (UPI, UOI, ULI), our workgroups and more. Going forward, you’ll see a synopsis of these updates in each RESO Monthly. | VISIT RESO ANALYTICS PAGE | VISIT RESO PRODUCT UPDATES

To get the ball rolling, here are some recent developments at RESO:

Data Dictionary

New fields approved for Data Dictionary 2.1:

  • GrossLivingAreaAnsi
  • AttributionContact
  • CompensationComments

New lookups approved for Data Dictionary 2.1

  • Affiliate under MemberType
  • Steel Frame under ConstructionMaterials

Other updates for Data Dictionary 2.1

  • Definition updated for Owner Will Carry under ListingTerms
  • Group of InternetTracking fields, lookups and a resource

The Lookup Resource additions to the Data Dictionary 1.7 specification were approved. 

Production of a specification for Metadata Localization will move forward. 

Implementations of RESO Common Format (aka Data Dictionary JSON Payloads) (RCP-025) and Add/Edit (RCP-010) have been identified.

RESO Analytics
The v1.3.0 release for the Certification System contains the following features:

  • Performance Metrics Improvement – Estimated Seconds per 1,000 Records
  • Addition of Sort by Time in Endorsements List (see image)
  • Archive Reports Feature
  • RESO Public Feeds: Organizations, Endorsements, Formatted Stats
  • Coming in v1.4.0: Provider Alignment Tools


Certification Update

The list of Data Dictionary 1.7 and Web API Core 2.0.0 endorsements continues to grow. Congratulations to the following additions to RESO Analytics:

View the certification status of all MLSs on the RESO Certification Map, which is also a good place to review your address and subscriber count. Contact for changes.

In order to be listed as Certified Current on the map, MLSs must accept their certification reports from their vendors. MLSs will approve two items – a Data Dictionary endorsement and a Web API endorsement – sent as a pair to the MLS’s primary contact by email.

Questions about RESO certification should be directed to your MLS vendor. Questions about self-testing or the technical aspects of certification, may be directed to

New Members

Cision Realty
Cision Realty offers residential real estate sales and property management. Whether working with a single rental home or a portfolio of properties, Cision has positioned itself to meet client needs while returning the highest return on investment.

Inspectify provides a platform that helps inspectors, real estate professionals and home buyers by using modern technology to make inspectors more proficient and effective while making home inspections more engaging and valuable to home buyers.

Welcome to RESO!

WWRED (Pronounced Red)

New year, new goal!

Complete the Working with Real Estate Data – Business Module and earn your RED-B designation to take charge of your career in data.

Organizations can also greatly benefit from incorporating WWRED into their staff and volunteer leadership onboarding strategy to start the year strong. Bulk discounts ARE available! | MORE INFO SEE THE COMPLETE LIST OF RED-B DESIGNEES

In WWRED (Working With Real Estate Data) news this month, 416 people have now completed the course! Here’s who completed their RED-B designation during Q4 2022:

Industry News

CMLS Announces New Directors for 2023
Like RESO, the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) recently elected their new directors for 2023 to serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2023. It just so happens that each individual is also an important part of the RESO fold. Congratulations to all! | READ MORE

  • Brad Bjelke, CEO,
  • Jeff Bosch, CEO, IRES
  • Shelley Specchio, CEO, MIBOR Broker Listing Cooperative
  • Colette Stevenson, CEO, REsides
  • Rob Wagoner, SVP & MLS Director, Heartland Multiple Listing Service

They will join the rest of the board, including:

  • Brian Donnellan, CEO, Bright MLS
  • Faith Geronimo, CEO and President, Hawaii Information Services
  • Nicole Jensen, CEO, realMLS

And the 2023 CMLS Executive Committee includes the following:

  • Chair: Jim Yockel, CEO, Upstate New York Real Estate Information Services (UNYREIS)
  • Chair-Elect: Dionna Hall, CEO, BeachesMLS 
  • Secretary/Treasurer: John DiMichele, CEO, Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
  • Past Chair: Matthew Consalvo, CEO, Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS)

Three Questions

The Three Questions interview series introduces you to real estate professionals with a hint of personality and humor. | VISIT THREE QUESTIONS

Here is a sampling of who has been interviewed since the last RESO Monthly:

RESO Workgroup Meetings

Research & Development Workgroup | December 1, 2022
The group covered a continuation of the Smart Home Business Case, adding that a search for key terms should be run on the certification data in order to see what smart home data elements are being used currently. The Business Case Proposal Template was reviewed with the goal of making it more user friendly than its current state, which may be too daunting for the sharing of new ideas. Finally, there was a high-level discussion about using artificial intelligence (AI) to assist with IDX site compliance. | VIEW NOTES

Transport Workgroup | December 1, 2022
The Transport Workgroup approved the updated Lookup Resource testing rules for DD 1.7 and continued the discussion of locale-based metadata and payload translations. The group approved the initial proposal for locale-based metadata, for which a specification will be created, and reviewed the updated DD JSON Payloads (RCP-025) proposal as well as the changes in testing rules to Add/Edit (RCP-010). | VIEW NOTES

Broker Advisory Workgroup | December 8, 2022
The meeting covered a case study about agent biographical information, including where it originates, the pain points of consuming the data and data entry in multiple systems by agents. The need for a standard will be summarized and presented at the next meeting prior to being passed off to the R&D Workgroup. Additionally, there were updates on the current and upcoming topics for the Data Dictionary and R&D workgroups, as well as new business for RESO as a whole. | VIEW NOTES

Certification Subgroup | December 15, 2022
The group reviewed the Transport Discussion item on multi-definition local fields, and decided not to create testing rules to prevent the outlined scenario at this time. The revised Add/Edit specification and testing rules were sent to Transport for draft approval; RESO is looking for another Add/Edit implementation – please contact if you’ve implemented this functionality or are interested in doing so. | VIEW NOTES

Notes for December and January meetings of the Data Dictionary Workgroup, Research & Development Workgroup, Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Subgroup and Transport Workgroup will be published next month.

Upcoming RESO Workgroup Meetings

If you want to participate in any of the following recurring workgroup or subgroup meetings, you can write to Jason Darrough at to get started.

  • Tuesday, January 17: Interoperability Workgroup
  • Wednesday, January 18: Internet Tracking Workgroup
  • Thursday, January 19: Data Dictionary Workgroup
  • Thursday, January 19: Certification Subgroup
  • Tuesday, January 24: Distributed Ledger
  • Wednesday, January 25: Universal Property Identifier (UPI)