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Welcome to February. In this edition of our weekly activity blog, we spread the BIG NEWS about the first organizations to certify on the new Data Dictionary 1.7 and Web API Core 1.0.2 standards, share more articles from the five-part series on MLS planning written by Sam DeBord for NAR, and, as reliable as a Swiss watch, share the activities of RESO workgroup meetings from last week and set you up straight for meetings in the days ahead.

Black Knight, Move and Innovative MLSs Open New Era in Real Estate Tech

Signaling a landmark step forward for real estate technology, several leading industry organizations have become the first to leverage new paradigm-changing standards via the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).

The first organizations to implement and certify on the latest standards for their customers are:

  • Move, Inc. with ListHub for Web API and Data Dictionary standards

  •, Utah’s largest MLS, on its in-house technology system for Web API and Data Dictionary

  • Black Knight, Inc. on its Paragon platform with Greater Alabama MLS for Web API

  • Perchwell, a technology vendor for New York City’s Residential Listing Service, for Web API and Data Dictionary

  • Hawaii Information Service (MLS Hawaii) on its in-house technology system for Web API and Data Dictionary

Congratulations to all for paving the way for greater real estate tech interoperability!


RESO CEO Pens Special Series on MLS Planning for NAR Publication

The brokerage cooperative that has served real estate for more than 100 years has never faced more pressure.

The path forward is affirmative transparency. If you operate an MLS organization, or if you’re a REALTOR® who’s involved in oversight of your MLS, there’s never been a more complex time to make decisions about the MLS’s future.

These are the first three articles in a five-part series by RESO CEO Sam DeBord for REALTOR® Magazine on MLS planning for 2021. The series covers the questions that all MLSs should be discussing as the year unfolds.

RESO Committees and Workgroups 

Note: Most links to workgroup information require member login to RESO’s online collaboration environment, Confluence.

Distributed Ledger Workgroup Meeting | January 26, 2021
Meeting Summary: The Distributed Ledger Workgroup members reviewed the workgroup charter for ideas relating to the group’s mission and potential updates. The remainder of the meeting focused on the 2021 Workgroup Agenda Items: Governance, Universal Property Identifier (UPI) Proof of Concept Implementation and Data Sources. | VIEW CALL NOTES

Universal Property Indicator (UPI) Workgroup Meeting | January 27, 2021
Meeting Summary: The UPI Workgroup reviewed the preliminary results of the UPI Survey and held a discussion on workgroup direction. Distributed Workgroup members attended to share ideas on a new UPI Proof of Concept implementation using distributed ledger technologies. | VIEW CALL NOTES

Workgroup Meetings This Week

  • Wednesday, February 3: Caravan (Subgroup of Data Dictionary)
  • Thursday, February 4: Research & Development
  • Thursday, February 4: Certification (Subgroup of Transport)
  • Friday, February 5: Unique Licensee Identifier (ULI) (Subgroup of Research and Development)
  • Friday, February 5: Board Liaison Committee