RESO’s Working With Real Estate Data course modules are the industry’s primer for understanding its organizations, rules, processes and technology systems affecting real estate data. The Business Module is the first section, designed for both nontechnical and technical data stakeholders to learn how real estate information flows through the industry.
Upon completion of the Business Module of this course, a student becomes eligible for a certificate and a Real Estate Data – Business designation, or RED-B.
In the Business Module, the course focuses on major industry concepts:
- Brokers, Agents, Agent Teams
- Licensing and Business Types
- REALTOR® Associations
- Multiple Listing Services
- Technology Vendors
- Other Trade Organizations
- MLS Rules and Policies
- Advanced MLS Concepts
- Data Standards and Licensing
- RESO Standards, Workgroups and Certification
Additional course modules will be coming soon: Technical Module for engineers and developers, with a RED-T designation and more.
This course is an ideal opportunity for onboarding new staff members. It’s also an efficient way to prepare volunteer leaders for serving on boards and committees. Working With Real Estate Data can also a valuable too for ensuring a common technology education level between new data partners to ensure efficient interactions.
“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
Working With Real Estate Data was inspired by RESO’s membership, a group of hundreds of organizations that represent the majority of organized real estate. MLSs wanted a way to bring their staff and vendors up to speed quickly on industry data topics. Brokers and vendors wanted an objective 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.
These common and consistent requests from the industry were brought to RESO to find a neutral organization to define the curriculum. RESO’s course content is designed to help move the industry forward with knowledge and efficient partnerships, no matter which role a course student serves in. The topics in the course will continue to be updated as the industry’s technology infrastructure continues to evolve.
The RESO Working With Real Estate Data course was designed to deliver two primary benefits to industry participants:
- Practical knowledge of the stakeholders and processes for accessing real estate data
- A designation that provides objective evidence that the course graduate understands the basics of working efficiently with real estate industry partners
“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
The RESO Working With Real Estate Data course provides 40 short segments of real estate learning sessions, explainer videos, quizzes and downloadable material. 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.
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.
“With this course, RESO takes it to the next level by introducing real estate industry terminology and shared understandings beyond their current boundaries. Entrants into the industry, whether developers, vendors, volunteer leaders, or even MLS or brokerage staff will now have an elegant resource for obtaining what was previously siloed industry knowledge.” – Gayle Ludemann, MLS Director, San Antonio Board of REALTORS®
Available Now: Working With Real Estate Data, Business Module and RED-B Designation
RESO’s Working With Real Estate Data course Business Module has now been completed by dozens of MLS administrators, technical vendors, and real estate education managers. RESO is grateful for the months of feedback from this dedicated group of industry leaders. The final product has benefitted greatly from your broad insights.
RESO will continue to update its courses and is always open to feedback and suggestions. As new course modules will be built out over time, your ideas about content for additional industry roles, verticals, and even international applications is welcome.