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RESO Education Courses: Working with Real Estate Data

RED-B logoRESO’s Working with Real Estate Data – Business (RED-B) course is a primer for understanding how data flows through the industry. It is designed for both nontechnical and technical professionals. It covers the organizations, rules, processes and technology systems that create the real estate data ecosystem.

Upon completion of the RED-B course, a student gains the RED-B designation. | RED-B DESIGNEES

Additional courses are in the works, including Technical (RED-T), which is being designed for engineers and developers, and Canada (RED-CA), which will focus on that country’s real estate landscape.



$199 for RESO Members, $499 for Nonmembers

For bulk pricing options or additional questions, email

RED-B focuses on major industry concepts:

  • Brokers, Agents, Agent Teams
  • Licensing and Business Types
  • REALTOR® Associations
  • Multiple Listing Services
  • Technology Vendors
  • Trade Organizations
  • MLS Rules and Policies
  • Advanced MLS Concepts
  • Data Standards and Licensing
  • RESO Standards, Workgroups and Certification

This course is an ideal opportunity for onboarding new staff members and volunteer leaders. A baseline of common knowledge is critical to having productive technology conversations between leadership and staff. The course can also be a valuable tool for ensuring that new data partners understand the landscape of logistical relationships and rules. | COURSE INFO PACKET

The RED-B course was developed due to a high demand for objective technology education. MLSs wanted a way to bring their staff and vendors up to speed quickly on industry data topics. Brokers and vendors wanted a way to show their data partners that they understood the rules of the road. Startup organizations needed a way to quickly learn the intricacies of the real estate data space to streamline their ability to scale across markets.

Portrait of Jeff Young - Realtors Property Resource“The MLS industry is complex. This is a clear and concise course to educate new employees entering the real estate tech space and a valuable refresher for veterans. RPR will be providing the RED-B course as part of our onboarding process for all future hires.”

– Jeff Young | COO | Realtors Property Resource

Video Screenshot of Policies Quiz

The course provides 40 short segments of real estate learning sessions, explainer videos, quizzes and downloadable material. The time necessary to complete the course will be dependent upon the student’s experience, but any industry participant can pass this course.

Working at your own pace and on your own schedule, the focus is on learning and retaining this valuable information to enhance your career opportunities. A student with heavy industry data experience might spend a couple of hours working through the content. A student with less industry data experience might break the learning sessions up over a week or two.

Portrait of John Breault - Rhode Island Association of REALTORS


“This is the quintessential course for any real estate professional looking to understand the landscape around MLS data and is a must for new staff and volunteer leadership in your organizations.”

– John Breault | VP of MLS and Member Services | Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and State-Wide MLS

Video Screenshot of Data Dictionary Certification

Portrait of Chris Lumia - Stellar MLS

“This course provides a comprehensive foundation for real estate vendors and MLS staff. This industry has nuances that can sometimes take a newcomer years to understand. This course packages all you need to know about real estate technology into a brief and easy to digest format.”

– Chris Lumia | Broker Success Manager | Stellar MLS

Portrait of Gayle Ludemann | MLS Director | San Antonio Board of REALTORS®“If you have ever wondered how to actually get the data you need to do business, this course will help you understand who to ask and how to participate in those conversations effectively. I highly recommend anyone connected in any way with real estate data to take this course.”

– Gayle Ludemann | Data Conversion Analyst | Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)


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RED-B Ambassadors

The content will continue to be updated as the industry’s technology, policies and processes continue to evolve. A RED-B Ambassador is an organization that has registered 20+ staff members and uses the course as an onboarding tool for staff and volunteer leaders.

RED-B has been completed by hundreds of MLS executives, MLS staff, technical vendors, brokers and real estate education managers. Join them by taking the course that encompasses how data flows through the industry.

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See More of What Your Industry Peers are Saying About the Course

Portrait of Humberto Ramos | MLS Director | Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS®“The RED-B course prepared me as a new MLS professional with a deeper understanding of the ‘moving parts’ of an MLS and the RESO Data Dictionary. I implore every MLS professional to enroll in this course. It is an investment in yourself and in your MLS users.

– Humberto Ramos | MLS Director | Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS®


Portrait of Greg Moore | Chief Technology Officer | Regional Multiple Listing Service

“Twenty of our employees, including myself, took the RED-B course. We all came away with nothing but praise for the content and presenters. I have nearly 40 years of experience in the real estate industry, and I even learned new things! Old dog, new tricks.

– Greg Moore | Chief Technology Officer | Regional Multiple Listing Service


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RESO wants your feedback. As new course modules are developed, your ideas about content for additional industry roles, verticals and even international applications are welcome. Contact us at



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