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Renew Your RESO Membership for 2023 Before the Holidays

Memberships expire December 31, 2022. Please renew early to prevent a lapse in benefits. | RENEW ONLINE NOW

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

If you have any questions or are having issues logging in, please call 919.504.6235 or email Brian Ohnesorgen at brian@reso.org.

Speaking of the Holidays

 

RESO’s offices will be closed from December 23, 2022, to January 2, 2023, in observance of the holidays.

 

RESO 2023 Spring Conference

Registration is open for the 2023 RESO Spring Conference, to be held April 18–20 in San Antonio, Texas. We have secured a fantastic location on the San Antonio Riverwalk, and we’ll bring the same top-notch topics and speakers you have come to expect from RESO along for the show. See you next spring! | REGISTER TODAY

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 certification@reso.org for changes.

To attain Certified Current status on the map, MLSs must accept their certification reports from their vendors. If you are an MLS, you will approve two items, one Data Dictionary endorsement and one Web API endorsement. These endorsements will arrive in your email inbox for approval as a pair.

If you have 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.

New Members

PropMix.io
PropMix is a real estate data, insights and solutions company powering business processes to the real estate industry and other related industries such as insurance and title.

Qobo Group
Qobo Group makes the award-winning Qobrix software, which assists real estate professionals with a multi-featured CRM system, innovative client and agent portals, and a unique bulk website builder.

Rio Grande Valley Multiple Listing Service
The Rio Grande Valley Multiple Listing Service (RGV MLS) is the MLS of record in Harlingen, Texas, boasting more than 1,000 subscribers.

We are happy to have these three organizations as part of RESO’s growing stable of forward thinkers.

WWRED (Pronounced Red)

The end of the year is near! Complete the WWRED Business Module and earn your RED-B designation to achieve a huge step forward along your career path.

The winner of the 2022 RED-B Bundle Prize was Mike Bates from CRS Data.

Congratulations to Mike, who won a $100 Amazon Gift Card, Apple AirTag 4 Pack, JLab JBuds Air Pro True Wireless Earbuds and lots of RESO swag.

Consider incorporating WWRED into your staff and volunteer leadership onboarding strategy today. Bulk discounts are available. | MORE INFO

SEE THE COMPLETE LIST OF RED-B DESIGNEES

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RESO is often written about or invited to participate in industry events, and we highlight our involvement here.

NAR NXT, The REALTOR® Experience!
RESO staffers were on hand in Orlando at the National Association of REALTORS® annual meeting and expo to answer questions about membership, the WWRED course, Web API transition, RESO Analytics, the Universal Property Identifier (UPI), the Unique Organization Identifier (UOI) and much more.

Sharing the benefits of being part of RESO to potential members is particularly gratifying when a member walks up with a quick, “We love you. What you do is difficult to explain, but it is powerful and we are thankful.” We are grateful for our member-based sales force!

MLS Executive Advisory Board Meeting
RESO CEO Sam DeBord attended the in-person MLS Executive Advisory Board Meeting in Philadelphia. He presented RESO’s Year in Review, including an in-depth look at our technical product development to NAR and MLS leaders. 

Reminder: 2022 RESO Fall Conference Presentations Available
Members can view slide decks, videos and workgroup notes on the Conference Presentations page of RESO’s Confluence system. Much of this material can also be found on the RESO website.

We also wrote a recap of the event last month, and we’ll be publishing stand-alone blog posts about presented topics over the next few months. In fact, see the next section!

On the RESO Blog

End-of-Year Update
The 2022 RESO Fall Conference provided an incredible opportunity to gather the best technology minds in the real estate industry. More than 400 onsite and livestream participants enjoyed a week of presentations, networking and solving real estate’s toughest tech problems. | READ MORE 

Industry News

MLS Data Exchange Recommendation Moves Forward in Orlando
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) MLS Issues and Policies Committee met at the NAR NXT conference in Orlando. It recommended best practices for statewide data sharing, with “a full exchange of data into local and/or regional native MLS platforms,” including listing data, roster data and history data.

There was a fair amount of discussion about the recommendation, and it was approved by NAR’s board.

Second Century Ventures (SCV) Expands REACH Program to Latin America
SCV, the strategic investment arm of NAR, is expanding the REACH technology growth program to Latin America to join other REACH programs in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Carlos Rousseau will lead REACH Latin America. Rousseau is currently the president of the Mexico Proptech Association and is the founder and former president of Orange Investments, a multinational real estate developer and investment company.

Based in Mexico City and Monterrey, the new REACH team will search for mid-stage technology companies innovating in and around the real estate sector to add to the program, which offers an annual curriculum that includes mentorship, exclusive events, network exposure, strategic planning and access to a portfolio of more than 200 like-minded, high-growth tech companies. REACH companies also receive two free years of RESO membership.

Applications for REACH Latin America will be open through February 28, 2023. | MORE INFO

Three Questions

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

Here’s who has been interviewed since the last RESO Monthly:

RESO Workgroup Meetings

Transport Workgroup | November 7, 2022
The workgroup resumed discussions regarding locale translation for metadata and payloads, which had been something the Common Schema Subgroup started working on at their onsite meeting back in 2018. The remainder of the discussion was focused on Data Dictionary JSON Payloads, Add/Edit, and a review of the current GitHub Discussions. | VIEW NOTES

Data Dictionary Workgroup | November 17, 2022
The meeting included discussion of several open Data Dictionary requests and the formation of a new subgroup to streamline the lookups between the FrontageType and WaterfrontFeatures fields. Field and lookup usage statistics have been added to the Data Dictionary Wiki, which will assist with the new FrontageType vs. WaterfrontFeatures Subgroup along with future refinements of the dictionary. Additionally, a vote was passed to correct the definition of the Owner Will Carry lookup option under the ListingTerms field. | VIEW NOTES

Certification Subgroup | November 17, 2022
The Certification Subgroup reviewed and approved the addition of “context” in order to know which model is being referenced and support for single- and multi-valued payloads in the Data Dictionary JSON Payloads (RCP-025) proposal, which establishes a normative schema for any RESO Data Dictionary model in JSON format, independent of how the data was obtained. This is crucial for interoperability among diverse data sources across the real estate vertical. Add/Edit testing rules were also discussed, specifically how the source of a given error should be referenced in the error response and how error messages will be tested during certification to ensure that a non-empty string has been provided. | VIEW NOTES

Rental Subgroup | November 21, 2022
The group reconvened after gathering and mapping rental-centric metadata to share and prioritize rental topics for further discussion. The process for going through the topics was laid out, including how the first topic will be posted on the Data Dictionary Confluence Discussion Board. | VIEW NOTES

Distributed Ledger Workgroup | November 22, 2022
The group reviewed listing events on a blockchain and how events can be used by applications as a prompt to obtain information. Additionally, the potential benefits of two active business cases, Listings on Blockchain and User-Defined Terms of Use and Tracking on a Blockchain, were discussed. | VIEW NOTES

Board Liaison Committee | December 2, 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. The reports of each chair are collected and shared as part of the meeting’s official call notes. | VIEW 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 to Jason Darrough at jason@reso.org. RESO also uses Google Calendar for invitations, and most of these are recurring meetings.

  • Thursday, December 8: Broker Advisory Workgroup
  • Tuesday, December 13: Interoperability Workgroup
  • Thursday, December 15: Data Dictionary Workgroup
  • Thursday, December 15: Certification Subgroup
  • Wednesday, December 21: Internet Tracking Workgroup