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Important Change: RESO Fall Conference

Photo: Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

October 25–27 in Sarasota, Florida

Due to unplanned renovations at the Vinoy in Saint Petersburg, we have relocated our conference to The Ritz-Carlton in nearby Sarasota in order to ensure that your RESO event experiences continue to be top-notch.

Vinoy hotel reservations have already been rebooked at one of the host hotels in Sarasota. You should have received an email from us and a confirmation email from the hotel last week.

We will bring you the same great sessions and networking opportunities that you’ve come to expect from RESO events. These circumstances were beyond our control, and we apologize if these changes bring you any inconvenience.

Haven’t registered yet? It’s time! Registration is open for onsite and livestream attendance. | ONSITE | LIVESTREAM

Hotel
Limited rooms remain! | RESERVE YOUR ROOM

9 Reasons to Attend
Whether you enjoy a packed agenda, incredible networking, a stellar location, gaining basic knowledge of what RESO does for the industry or getting a better understanding of how to transition fully from RETS to Web API, we have something for you, fall t-shirt fashions included. | SEE THE LIST

Agenda

  • Monday, October 24 | Evening Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday–Wednesday, October 25–26 | Sessions, Workgroup Meetings, Roundtable Event and Receptions
  • Thursday, October 27 | Workgroup Meetings and Pain Points

Door Prize and Sponsorship
There are only a few high-profile sponsor slots still open. If you are interested in sponsoring, move quickly! We are also accepting door prize giveaways at this time. Please contact Suzanne Biegenzahn at suzanne@reso.org for more information on how you can get your brand in the spotlight.

Certification Update

RESO certifications for Data Dictionary 1.7 and Web API Core 2.0.0 are rolling in at a fierce clip, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Congratulations to the following additions to RESO Analytics:

You can see the status of all MLSs on the RESO Certification Map. To attain Certified Current status, MLSs must accept their certification reports from their vendors. The map is also a good place to review things like your address and subscriber count. Write to certification@reso.org if you see anything you want to change.

If you have any questions about your RESO certification, contact your MLS vendor. If you have questions about self-testing or the technical aspects of certification, contact dev@reso.org.

On the RESO Blog

The Surprising Benefits of the Native Data Dictionary
Dana Bennett, VP of Industry Engagement at REcolorado, and Shayne Fairley, Chief Operations Officer at Stellar MLS, each shared stories about why their MLSs converted their native MLS database to the RESO Data Dictionary. Their stories, told from different parts of the country with different geographical nuances and MLS vendors, turned out to be remarkably similar. | READ MORE | WATCH THE VIDEO (19:05 minutes)

Industry News

Accessibility, Inclusivity and Equal Access to Data in Real Estate
Stellar MLS became the first MLS in Florida to offer Finding Homes, a voice-activated property search engine powered by Lundy. The product allows for blind and visually impaired individuals to access real estate information by voice via Amazon Alexa, giving them a convenient method to participate in the home buying experience.

Finding Homes can also be used by anyone who would like to search for property listings by voice. The application takes key data on residential listings and delivers that information in small, informative sentences. Users can search by property address or set a search by telling Alexa about a property characteristic like flooring type or bedroom count.

The partnership between Stellar MLS and Lundy follows Stellar’s recent efforts to enhance accessibility for their subscribers to an AA rating per the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Lundy is also partnered with MetroList, Park City Board of REALTORS® and Western Arizona REALTOR® Data Exchange (WARDEX). | READ MORE

Three Questions

The Three Questions interview series introduces you to real estate professionals with a hint of personality and humor.  Here’s who has been interviewed since the last RESO Monthly:

VISIT THREE QUESTIONS

RESO Workgroup Meetings

Transport Workgroup | August 1, 2022
The group approved the Data Dictionary 2.0 specification and testing rules; RESO will now develop the next iteration of testing tools. The rate limiting and deprecated lookups discussions were reviewed, as well as local extension. | CALL NOTES

Board Liaison Committee | August 5, 2022
This meeting is held once per month in order to give workgroup chairs an opportunity to converse about their top agenda items, request help from each other and provide summary reports to the RESO Board of Directors. | VIEW REPORTS

Interoperability Workgroup | August 9, 2022
The group is currently working on Offer Management (OM), which is now in the phase of collecting OM-related metadata to align with the Data Dictionary in order to identify needs. Additionally, the vice-chair spoke about the group’s Industry Map project and some of the pain points behind its illustration. | CALL NOTES

Internet Tracking Workgroup | August 17, 2022
The meeting covered how new Internet Tracking data elements go from inception in this workgroup to the Data Dictionary Workgroup for final approval and included a recap of some recent items that are in the Data Dictionary queue. The group also viewed a demonstration of the Internet Tracking specification in action by use of an ObjectID mated with a tracking pixel. Lastly, there was an update on privacy topics, including a discussion on the behavioral elements related to Internet of Things (IoT) technology. | CALL NOTES

Data Dictionary Workgroup | August 18, 2022
The meeting covered a reiteration of the policy that standards require two implementations before ratification and a discussion of several recent requests for Data Dictionary additions. The group approved a field called Compensation Comments and discussed several others that were deemed to require more research and input, including a request from the Green Building Registry for fields to convey power storage. | CALL NOTES

Distributed Ledger Workgroup | August 23, 2022
The meeting opened with a practical discussion about using blockchain for real estate data from guest speaker, Subrao Shenoy of planetRE. The group also discussed two business cases related to leveraging blockchain and standardizing its use for the distribution, usage and auditing of real estate data. | CALL NOTES

Universal Property Identifier (UPI) Workgroup | August 24, 2022
The meeting included a demonstration of a public records map search incorporating the Universal Property Identifier (UPI) to show how the identifier can be used to connect property parcels with all of their supporting information and records. The group also discussed an ongoing issue with the UPI in which duplicate records are created as parcel formatting is removed. Finally, the group talked about what they would like to see during the presentation at the RESO 2022 Fall Conference. | CALL NOTES

Upcoming RESO Workgroup Meetings

If you want to participate in any of the following workgroups or subgroups and don’t already see that you are a member of the group(s) in your Confluence member profile, please write jason@reso.org. RESO also uses Google Calendar for invitations, and most of these are recurring meetings.

 

  • Monday, September 12: Transport Workgroup
  • Tuesday, September 13: Interoperability Workgroup
  • Wednesday, September 15: Data Dictionary Workgroup
  • Wednesday, September 15: Certification Subgroup
  • Wednesday, September 21: Internet Tracking Workgroup
  • Tuesday, September 27: Distributed Ledger Workgroup
  • Tuesday, September 27: New Construction Subgroup (Tentative)
  • Wednesday, September 28: UPI Workgroup