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Committees and Workgroups

Workgroups are responsible for updating and creating new standards as the need or desire arises. Workgroups are comprised of RESO members who contribute their time on a volunteer basis.

Workgroups are formed by the Board of Directors, Executive Director or by suggestions from other RESO members.

Workgroups report to a Board of Director’s Workgroup Liaison Committee on a monthly basis summarizing all workgroup activities to the Board of Directors.

Committees are a special form of a workgroup created by the Board of Directors to perform special or specific tasks. Committees report directly to the Board of Directors.

Individuals and/or Organizations must be members of RESO in order to participate in Committees or Workgroups.

Please follow the links below to learn more about RESO Committees and Workgroups. If you are interested in participating on a workgroup, please contact RESO Headquarters.



Board of Directors’ Workgroup Liaison Committee

The Board of Directors Workgroup Liaison’s mission is to provide collaboration between the RESO Board of Directors, Workgroup Chairs, and the Chief Executive Officer. The Liaison facilitates communication and ensures transparency and consistency between the Workgroup Chairs, the RESO Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer. The Liaison ensures the efforts of Workgroups is in line with the RESO Strategic plan, objectives and underlying deliverables in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer and that the Board provides the resources needed to support the RESO Strategic Plan deliverables.  RESO Workgroup Antitrust Policy




Broker Advisory Group

The RESO Broker Advisory Group identifies issues facing brokers of all sizes, provides specific recommendations to the Board of Directors on opportunities to support the needs of the broker industry through standard creation and evolution, and promotes RESO as a driving force for the collective future of the industry. More information about the Broker Advisory Group can be found here.

Cross-Platform Interoperability Workgroup

The RESO Cross-Platform Interoperability Workgroup’s purpose is to identify, through relevant business challenges and needs, solutions that will bring together disparate systems to better serve the real estate industry, especially the practitioners and brokerages. The Interoperability Workgroup will study submitted business cases, partner with affected stakeholders and coordinate solutions that will produce ease and efficiency of business through the creation, maintenance and evolution of RESO Interoperability standards for the community. More information on the Cross-Platform Interoperability Workgroup can be found here.

Data Dictionary Workgroup

The RESO Data Dictionary serves as a national standard guideline for all information pertaining to MLS, Brokers and their Technology Partners. The Data Dictionary Workgroup’s purpose is to keep current and maintain the Data Dictionary such that it is always relevant for those parties in need of such a tool. More information about the Data Dictionary and the Data Dictionary workgroup can be found here.

Distributed Ledger Workgroup

Business Intelligence, timeliness and efficiency are important to MLS participants. Whereas the RESO Web API provides a signaling mechanism and the RESO Data Dictionary provides elemental definition, lifecycle events allow information to be consumed in a more natural form. The purpose of the RESO Event Catalog workgroup is to identify and document property lifecycle events. These events could be recorded in a distributed ledger by the industry participants to support accountability, provide instant notifications and identify rules/patterns that are valuable to real estate professionals. The catalog will use RESO Data Dictionary fields wherever possible and utilizes the RESO Web API wherever possible. The workgroup will work closely with other RESO workgroups to maintain alignment with their work. More information on the Distributed Ledger Workgroup can be found here.

Internet Tracking Workgroup

Internet Tracking data is a key component for any modern day data set. No longer is having the data secure and readily available enough. True analytics that show value are now expected and commonplace in the software industry. This workgroup would propose a recommended standard for tracking RETS vendor activity, including the MLS listing. More information about Internet Tracking and the Internet Tracking workgroup can be found here.

Payloads Workgroup

Real Estate Data is typically delivered as a package comprised of a set of data for a specific business need.  The RESO Data Dictionary defines all the fields (and their specific characteristics) available to be included in a payload.  The Payloads Workgroup purpose is to define Payload Categories based upon Real Estate Industry business need and which fields are to be included in each Payload Category as specified within the RESO Data Dictionary. More information about Payloads and the Payloads workgroup can be found here.

Research & Development Workgroup

The purpose of the RESO Research & Development Workgroup is to solicit and review submitted business cases from the real estate community and identify how RESO can contribute to the benefit of that business process. More information about the R&D Workgroup can be found here.

Transport Workgroup

The mission of the Transport Workgroup is to provide technical processes for analyzing extensions to transport methods in current and future versions of the RETS specification. The current focus is to provide an up to date industry standard RESTful Web API interface for real estate transactions. More information about the Transport Workgroup can be found here.

Universal Property Identification (UPI) Workgroup

The Universal Property Identification (UPI) Workgroup, formerly the Property Unique ID Workgroup will review and build from efforts from the U.S. government, public records industry and other data standards organizations to build the “definitive” standard for the Universal Property Identifier to be used by the real estate industry. The benefits of a Universal Property Identifier include easier identification of parcels across market boundaries, the unification of public records from multiple sources in one display, faster updates to physical property characteristics. More information about UPI and the UPI workgroup can be found here.




DLU June 20th, 2019