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Hello and well met. This week, we welcome a new member, share the fourth part in a five-part series on MLS planning, bring tidings from five workgroup meetings last week, show off a list of real estate newsmakers that includes several RESO leaders, and, finally, put the call out for presentations to RESO’s spring conference in April.

There’s always something good cooking at RESO!


New Member

RESO welcomes new member, Nimbus. It’s great to have them aboard!

Call for Presentations: RESO Remix

Are you ready to get in the “mix” with us April 20–22, 2021? We’re looking for innovative and exhilarating speakers to join our RESO Remix agenda!

Do you have an idea that would be a good fit our upcoming spring conference? We want to hear from you.

Submit your request today!

And don’t forget to register. The cost is only $199 for members and $299 for non-members! | REGISTER NOW!

At this virtual event, you can expect the same value and networking that you’ve come to expect at our onsite conferences (and our remote events last year). We’ll have industry experts, engaging sessions, technical demos and more! | CHECK OUT THE EVENT PAGE

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 four 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.

RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers


RISMedia has shared its list of Real Estate Newsmakers, as nominated by readers and chosen by RISMedia’s editorial team.

Congratulations to RESO Board of Directors members, Chris Carrillo, Brian Donnellan, and Scott Woodard for making the list, along with many RESO members! Thanks for all you do for the industry! | VIEW LIST

RESO Committees and Workgroups

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

Transport Workgroup Meeting | February 1, 2021
Meeting Summary: The workgroup approved the Lookup Resource proposal (RCP-032) as well as the Payloads Testing Specification for Data Dictionary 1.7+, and work will now begin on the Payloads testing tool. The group then discussed upcoming projects, with the Add/Edit Endorsement (RCP-010) being the next item the Certification Subgroup will take on starting in their February 18, 2021 meeting. | VIEW CALL NOTES

Caravan Subgroup Meeting | February 3, 2021
Meeting Summary: The Data Dictionary Caravan subgroup reviewed the feedback from the Data Dictionary Workgroup and discussed the recommended changes. The feedback will be incorporated in a future spreadsheet and sent to the Data Dictionary Workgroup for their review and approval. | VIEW DISCUSSION ITEM

Research & Development Workgroup Meeting | February 4, 2021
Meeting Summary: The group briefly discussed Unique Licensee Identifier (ULI) progress, which has begun to get beyond the business case into more technical discussions about applying a resolver network to two data pilots. After that, the majority of the meeting was given to new discussions about the Unique Organization Identifier (UOI), which is a new moniker and new setup of the Organization Unique Identifier (OUID) that will make it so organizations can have one true identifier rather than different IDs for the different functions that an organization serves (e.g., MLS and association, broker and technology company). | VIEW CALL NOTES

Unique Licensee Identifier (ULI) Subgroup Meeting | February 5, 2021
Meeting Summary: The group discussed the action items to move the resolver network proof of concept based on decisions from previous meetings. ULI subgroup meetings will continue to be scheduled for every two weeks with the possibility of canceling meetings depending on workload requirements. | VIEW CALL NOTES

Board Liaison Committee Meeting | February 5, 2021
Meeting Summary: 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. Each report is provided as part of the meeting agenda and call notes. | VIEW CALL NOTES


Workgroup Meetings This Week

  • Tuesday, February 9: Cross-Platform Interoperability
  • Wednesday, February 10: UPI Registry (Subgroup of Universal Property Identifier (UPI))