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Hall of Fame

RESO is a collaborative effort from industry experts working together to create and promote the adoption and utilization of standards.

With that said, the Hall of Fame is the place to recognize all of the RESO “stars” for all of their hard work and achievements! The Hall of Fame allows everyone to keep up with their colleagues accomplishments including acknowledgements for work on standards, awards won and “sightings” of where they’ve been as we keep working towards the innovation of data standardization.

Standards Acknowledgements

The RESO Data Dictionary, Web API and UPI are all results of a collaborative efforts among numerous industry experts who volunteered their time, insight, and expertise to the project. Each of our Workgroups and Committees each play their own significant role in planning and executing all the moving parts that create these standards to fulfill our vision of a streamlined real estate technology industry. 

We’re enormously grateful for their contributions!

Data Dictionary

Editors

  • Rob Larson
  • Bob Gottesman
  • Jeremy Crawford
  • Paul Stusiak
 
 Authors

  • Alexander Likholyot
  • Amanda Herring
  • Ashish Antal
  • Audrey Bagdon
  • Barbara Keller
  • Beldon Panter
  • Bill Kellog
  • Bob Kimpland
  • Bob Gottesman
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Bruce Wolven
  • Cal Heldenbrand
  • Chime Ogbuji
  • Chip McAvoy
  • Connie Saldana
  • Chris Lambrou
  • Darren Bailey
  • Daniel Ortega
  • David Williamson
  • Ed Newman
  • Eric Peterson
  • Fred Larsen
  • Geoff Weinhold
  • Greg Lemon
  • Greg Moore
  • Harman Gill
  • Ivaan Nazaroff
  • James Martin
  • James Sullivan
  • Jason Graham
  • Jeremy Crawford
  • Joshua Vosper
  • Kevin Tranby

  • Kristin Youngk
  • Kim Hutchinson
  • Laura Stukel
  • Lori Coburn
  • Malcolm Waring
  • Mary Foster
  • Mark Bessett
  • Mark Lesswing
  • Matt Cohen
  • Matthew McGuire
  • Matthew Pittis
  • Michael Dean
  • Michael Wurzer
  • Mike Sparr
  • Olga Ermolin
  • Patrick Williamson
  • Paul Desormeaux
  • Paul Hethmon
  • Paul Stusiak
  • Rebecca Jensen
  • Richard Torp
  • Rick Herrera
  • Rick Trevino
  • Rob Larson
  • Rob Overman
  • Rob Wagoner
  • Russ Bergeron
  • Sean Murphy
  • Sergio Del Rio
  • Steve Ledwidth
  • Steve Price
  • Troy Davisson

    Web API

    Authors 

    • Scott Petronis
    • Paul Stusiak
    • Jeremy Crawford
    • Sergio Del Rio
    • Cal Heldenbrand
    • Cody Gustafson
    • Darrell Sher
    • Joshua Darnell
    • Demian Quinonez
    • Paul Hethmon
    • Mike Pizzo
    • Ivaan Nazaroff
    • Peter Jang
    • Bob Gottesman
    • Ashish Antal
    • Mark Suchy
    • Stuart Schuessler


    UPI

    Authors 

    • Mark Bessett
    • Jeremy Crawford
    • Jon Mabe
    • Tim Kramer
    • Matt Casey
    • Jay Lee
    • L.D. Salmanson

    Innovation Winners, Top Volunteers Honored at 2018 Spring Tech Summit

    RESO  honored more than two dozen of its members and leaders in Denver at its sold-out real estate tech summit April 24-26. The conference attracted more than 275 real estate technology leaders from real estate brokerages, Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) and technology firms. Outstanding volunteers honored received personally engraved wooden cases with classic games (pictured) in tribute to the tech summit’s theme: “It’s Game On for Data…”. See the winners below!

    Check out more about the RESO 2018 Spring Technology Summit winners and honorees in our full blog here!

    Honored 2017 RESO Leadership
    • Art Carter, CRMLS, Chair (Greater Los Angeles, CA): Recognized for outstanding leadership and dedication
    • Alon Chaver, HomeServices of America, Vice Chair (San Francisco, CA): Recognized for outstanding leadership and dedication
    • Richard Renton, Triad MLS, Treasurer (Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC): Recognized for outstanding dedication and service
    • Michael Wurzer, FBS creators of Flexmls, Secretary (Fargo, ND: Recognized for outstanding dedication and service


    Honored RESO Workgroups and the RESO Technical Committees
    • Rob Larson, CRMLS (Greater Los Angeles, CA):  Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as Data Dictionary Workgroup Chair
    • Paul Stusiak, Falcon Technologies (Vancouver, BC): Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as RETS 1x Workgroup Chair and Transport Web API Workgroup Co-Chair.
    • Mark Bessett, CRMLS (Phoenix, AZ): Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the Universal Property Identifier (or you can use UPI but that might not be understood) Workgroup Chair
    • Greg Moore, RMLS (Portland, OR): Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the R&D Workgroup Chair
    • Chris Lambrou, MetroMLS (Greater Milwaukee Area, WI):  Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the Internet Tracking Workgroup Chair
    • Scott Petronis, eXp Realty (Albany, NY): Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the Transport Web API Workgroup Chair / Co-Chair
    • Rick Trevino, Metrolist (Sacramento, CA): Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the Payloads Chair
    • Chad Curry, CRTLabs at the National Association of REALTORS® (Chicago, IL): Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the Technical Committee Chair
    Honored RESO members whose contributions went “well above and beyond” throughout 2017
    • Shaun York, Homes.com (Tallahassee. FL): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Internet Tracking Workgroup
    • John Thummel, Black Knight (Kansas City, MO): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Internet Tracking Workgroup
    • Cal Heldenbrand, FBS (Fargo, ND): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Internet Tracking Workgroup
    • Trent Gardner, ListTrac (San Diego, CA): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Internet Tracking Workgroup
    • John Breault, MLS PIN (Boston, MA): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Research & Development Workgroup
    • Sam Westelman, Coldwell Banker (Hanover, NH): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Research & Development Workgroup
    • Cass Herrin, Moxi Works (Seattle, WA): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Research & Development and Payloads Workgroups
    • Lori Coburn, Metrolist (Sacramento, CA): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Payloads Workgroup
    • Tim Kramer, FBS (Fargo, ND): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Universal Property Identification (UPI) Workgroup
    • Jonathan Mabe, Zillow Group (Seattle, WA): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Universal Property Identification (UPI) Workgroup
    • Matt Casey, CRS Data (Knoxville, TN): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Universal Property Identification (UPI) Workgroup
    • Josh Darnell, kurotek (San Francisco, CA): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Transport Web API Workgroup
    • Darrell Sher, Upstream (San Francisco, CA): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Transport Web API Workgroup
    • Sergio Del Rio, Templates 4 Business (Vancouver, BC): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Transport Web API Workgroup
    • Patrick Williamson, My Florida Regional MLS (Maitland, FL): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Data Dictionary Workgroup
    • Melissa King, My Florida Regional MLS (Maitland, FL): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Data Dictionary Workgroup
    • Gayle Ludemann, MRED (Chicago, IL): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Data Dictionary Workgroup
    • Ashish Antal, MLSListings (Sunnyvale, CA): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Transport Web API Workgroup
    • Paul Hethmon, CoreLogic (Knoxville, TN): Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Transport Web API and Research & Development Workgroup
    Innovation Winners
    • Predicted Property, founded by Robert Humphreys, collects micro insights from predictive speech analytics enhanced by artificial intelligence to give agents intelligence on properties and improve their ability to close sales. Tapping into the RESO provided data feed, he discovered that standardized data can be used to surface actionable data points about properties that match clients’ interests. The result is a more efficient and cost-effective lead generation tool for agents.
    • MLS Data Tools, created by Shawn Whitaker, developed software that solves for the tremendous amount of technical labor that is required to aggregate MLS data nationwide using automation. Its white label software and tools can significantly decrease the amount of time startups, brokers, and agents would spend aggregating RESO standardized data that powers industry solutions.

    Congratulations to all the 2017 RESO DataComp Winners!

    RESO hosted a data competition at RESO17 in San Diego to connect the best entrepreneurial developers with RESO compliant APIs, and awarded $25k in cash. As software technologies change very rapidly, RESO challenged the developer community to push the innovation envelope. This month-long challenge proved to be a huge success with over 15 entries including live demos.

    Check out more from DataComp 2017 including presentation videos, the Judges and Sponsors here!

    Best Overall Product – $10,000 Cash Prize My Drawbridge

    Interactive web app that allows real estate investors to find and develop opportunities in searching for land parcels presentation video Best Use of Non-Listing Data – $5,000 Cash Prize My Drawbridge


    Crowd Favorite – $5,000 Cash Prize Let’s Butterfly

    Beautiful app that creates CMAs presentation video

    Best Use of Listing Data – $5,000 Cash Prize Swim Lanes

    Blockchain app for real estate presentation video

    Honorary Entry Winner VRooms – Virtual Reality for Real Estate

    Discover an immersive and life like home tour experience using Virtual Reality (VR) technology. VRooms makes Virtual Reality for real estates engaging and accessible on both web plus mobile platform. Presentation video

    Sightings

    As we continue to promote and cultivate standardization in the industry several RESO “stars” can be found at various industry conferences, meetings and speaking engagements!

    Check out “sightings” of where we have been so far this year!

    If you have photos of RESO “stars” from an event that aren’t posted and should be, please send them to claire@reso.org.

    January

    (January 10, 2018) Getting ready for “MLS 2018: Examining the Challenges Ahead” livestream.

    (January 25, 2018) Data standards: can we just have one plug and not 700?! RESOis the key says WAV Group’s Marilyn Wilson at Inman Connect NYC Data track.

    (January 25, 2018) Rebecca Jensen from MRED LLC explains the practical value of RESO Standards in real savings to the bottom line for vendors and eventually lower costs for brokers at Inman Connect in NY.

    February

    (February 8, 2018) Standards: Are They Making a Difference? At the Cove Conference 2018 with Art Carter, Rebecca Jensen, David Silver-Westrick, and Dan Woolley. “It takes a lot longer to standardize data and we make more errors than if we can get a RESO certified data feed” – Dan Woolley “We don’t have a path forward without standardization” – David Silver-Westrick

    (February 8, 2018) Stephan Swanepoel highlights RESO among many industry leaders that participated in the Swanepoel MLS 20/20 report.

    March

    (March 1, 2018) RESO Chair Art Carter presented at Clareity today on Standards Solutions supporting new innovations. Carter highlighted our data competition winners who are creating new industry products and services using RESO standardized data.

    (March 8, 2018) Great work in progress alert! Members of the Transport Workgroup and OData engineers gathered in Seattle today to work on the RESO Update API. A great group of some of the smartest guys in the industry! Thanks to Zillow Group for hosting us! — with Sergio Del Rio, Paul Hethmon, Jeremy Crawford and Kevin Hawkins.

    (March 8, 2018) Mike Pizzo from Microsoft & OData Technical Committee Editor / Co-Chair teaching Real Estate Industry Software Engineers the proper methods in using OData for updating listings in an MLS!

    (March 9, 2018) Joshua Darnell detailing business rule needs and functionality for the RESO Web API update specification at the Transport Workgroup meeting.

    April

    RESO 2018 Spring Technology Summit I April 24-26 I The Curtis Hotel I Denver, CO: Photos here!

    May

    (May 17, 2018) It was a great honor for RESO CEO, Jeremy Crawford to present today adoption and successes of RESO standards to the NAR Policy Committee at the committee and policy meeting in front of thousands of attendees!

    (May 17, 2018) Mark Lesswing, NAR CTO, RESO Board member and Past-Chair, and Event Catalog Workgroup Chair, presented at the NAR Policy committee on our brand new Event Catalog Workgroup kicking off in June 2018 surrounding Blockchain Technologies.

    June

    (June 5, 2018) Art Carter, RESO Chair, on stage at the FTC/DOJ Competition Workshop with Glenn Kelman, Kathleen Phillips, Jessica Drake, Matthew Siegel and Luke Glass.

    (June 5, 2017) Art Carter highlights that the cost of aggregation for MLS data is going down every day due to data standards that are managed by the Real Estate Standards Organization. The reality of a plug-n-play environment for the broker into MLS data is right around the corner!

    (June 12, 2018) Turan Tekin speaks to the value of the RESO Web API and utilizing the Bridge API platform based upon RESO Standards on the Industry Experts Panel at BKFS CTC.

    July

    (July 17, 2018) Debra Schwartz and Tavi Truman with valued RESO member and contributor RocketUrBiz speaking at Inman Hacker Connect on tearing down data silos through the use of Ontology and also RESO Standards.

    (July 17, 2018) Seth Siegler, with RESO Member Hoverboard Labs, speaks at Inman Hacker Connect on Dealing with the MLS from a developer’s perspective and promotes utilizing RESO Data Dictionary in the process of normalizing MLS data.

    (July 17, 2018) Haitham Al-Beik, with LetsButterfly and one of the Winners of the RESO 2017 Data Competition discussing how to standardize APIs for the real estate industry alongside Aakriti Agarwal, Product Manager/Growth at Blend and Howard Hsieh, Head Of Technology at Restb.ai.

    (July 17, 2018) RESO kicked off the Hacker Connect afternoon with a session on how to use the RESO Web API with RESO’s CEO, Jeremy Crawford and Bridge Interactive’s Engineers Jay Lee and Kevin Rosenberg.

    (July 19, 2018) Marilyn Wilson, President at RE Technology, Inc and Founding Partner WAV Group, Inc speaking to one of the top trends in the industry, RESO Data Standardization, at the Inman Connect Data Track.

    (July 19, 2018) Scott Petronis, eXpRealty CPTO and RESO API Workgroup Co-Chair, speaks at the Inman Connect Data Track on the value of RESO Standards powering Open Data.

    (July 19, 2018) Amy Gorce with CoreLogic speaks to RESO Data Standards creating efficiencies for the brokerage community!

    (July 20, 2018) GREAT turnout for yesterday afternoon’s session, “Understanding the Data That’s Available NOW to Enable Innovation and Expansion”, at the Inman Connect Data Track!!! During the session RESO’s CEO, Jeremy Crawford; Shaun York, Executive Director of Technology at Homes.com and Katie Ragusa, VP of Product at Tribus, spoke about the comprehensive data that is available as well as how data standards are helping deliver affordable expansion into new markets and innovative solutions!

    August

    (August 1, 2018) RESO CEO, Jeremy Crawford showing us the value of Standards at the FBS Summit 2018 (1 of 2).

    (August 1, 2018) RESO CEO, Jeremy Crawford showing us the value of Standards at the FBS Summit 2018 (2 of 2).

    (August 2, 2018) What a fantastic turnout for the FBS Summit 2018 in Fargo!

    September

    (September 25, 2018) Ashish Antal and Mark Lesswing presenting at the on RESO’s Distributed Ledger Workgroup and underlying standards efforts at the MISMO 2018 Summit!

    (September 26, 2018) MISMO and RESO standards (including Shawn Jobe, Chair MISMO Blockchain & Ashish Antal, RESO Distributed Ledger Workgroup Co-Chair & Architecture Director at MLSListings) #blockchain brainstorming yesterday at the MISMO Fall Summit in Washington, DC!

    Michael Wurzer, CEO of FBS & RESO Vice-Chair, presents “Failing Forward: The (Long) Road to Standards” at CMLS 2018 and compares the API to Netflix.

    (September 28, 2018) Paul Boomsma, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® CEO and RESO Director, talks about technology at the LeadingRE Global Symposium in Barcelona. “Let’s not just lead for 35 years, let’s lead innovation in real estate for 35 years.”

    (September 28, 2018) Paul Boomsma promoting RESO at the LeadingRE Global Symposium: “We don’t just need data, we need data to be consistent.”

    (September 28, 2018) Pam O’Connor, former Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® CEO and current LeadingRE Director at the LeadingRE Global Symposium: “Standards are working to deliver quality and consistency.”

    (September 28, 2018) The LeadingRE Global Symposium 2018 in Barcelona is where attendees explore international real estate trends, consider out-of-the-box business strategies and strengthen connections with members from around the world!

    (September 28, 2018) Matthew Ferrara, CEO of Matthew Ferrara & Company, kicks off the panel discussion, “Preparing for Leading Global Technology Initiatives”, featuring York Baur, CEO at MoxiWorks; Georg Gerstenfeld, VP & GM Global Real Estate Solutions at DocuSign; Jeremy Crawford CEO at RESO and Javier Ortiz, Chief Business Development Officer at The Mitula Group Ltd. at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Global Symposium!

    (September 28, 2018) Another picture from “Leading Global Technology Initiatives” discussion panel at the LeadingRE Global Symposium!

    October

    (October 15, 2018) The RESO team finally touched down in Milwaukee! Only a matter of hours away from the RESO 2018 Fall Conference!

    (October 15th, 2018) Just a few from the amazing Fall Conference Welcome Reception sponsored by CoreLogic & ReBloc! at The Pfister Hotel!

     

    More RESO 2018 Fall Conference I October 15-18 I The Pfister Hotel I Milwaukee, WI: Photos coming soon!

     

    November

    (November 2, 2018) Sergio Del Rio, CIO at Templates 4 Business, Inc., all dressed up for the celebration of David Charron’s retirement at NAR Annual 2018 last night with RESO CEO, Jeremy Crawford and photobombed by Rebecca Jensen, President & CEO at Midwest Real Estate Data LLC & past RESO Chair!

    (November 2, 2018) RESO’s booth at the NAR Annual 2018 REALTORS® Expo, with Certification Expert & Project Manager, Gregory Lemon!

    (November 2, 2018) Matthew Consalvo, CEO at ARMLS at the 1:00 PM MLS Association Executives Session at NAR Annual 2018.

    (November 2, 2018) Rene Galicia, the new MLS Director for the National Association of REALTORS® having a “fireside chat” with Matthew Consalvo at NAR Annual 2018. Rene has already joined all of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Workgroups and is hitting the ground running participating in as well as supporting RESO!

    (November 2, 2018) The Broker MLS Industry Relations Panel including Caitlin McCrory, Head of Industry Relations at Redfin; Kathleen Manchin, Director of Industry Relations/Corporate Counsel at Keller Williams Realty, Inc.; Cameron Paine, Senior VP of Industry Relations at eXp Realty and Bill Fowler, Senior Director of Industry Relations at Compass at the NAR Annual 2018 MLS Association Executive Sessions covering data topics and mentioning RESO standards!

    (November 2, 2018) RESO compliant platforms were detailed by their technology providers at the MLS Association Executive Meeting at NAR Annual 2018 that included Mark Hill, Chris Lambrou, Jay Lee, Matt Fowler and Ethan Bailey.

    (November 3, 2018) John Breault, VP MLS & Member Services at Rhode Island Association of Realtors as well as 2019 RESO Board Candidate, proudly sporting his RESO backpack at the NAR Annual 2018 MLS Policy Forum!

    (November 3, 2018) David Gumpper, Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Workgroup Chair, Head of Technology Consulting at WAV Group & Founder/CEO at Gumpper Group, speaks to the new Broker Advisory Group with a focus on the Brokers needs in data analytics at NAR Annual 2018.

    (November 3, 2018) RESO CEO, Jeremy Crawford, speaking about RESO updates including our newest case study, Workgroups, standards adoption, Certification requirements and what’s up next, for a full house at NAR Annual 2018!

    (November 3, 2018) Check out AccountTECH showing off their RESO Certification at NAR Annual 2018!

    DLU November 12th, 2018