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Welcome, October! We are one month away from RESO’s fall Remote Encore conference, and while we’re going to keep raising the promotional tempo toward our signature event, we also want to highlight this week’s efforts by our colleagues at CMLS, who are now within the beating heart of their own remote conference. RESO will be present on their virtual stage and in their virtual exhibition hall. 



#StandardsAreClassic Sleeveface Contest Sponsored by – Win a Record Player! is inviting you to “be the standard” by joining their #StandardsAreClassic social game during our RESO Remote Encore: The Standards Collection virtual fall conference, October 27–29, 2020.

To play, grab a vinyl record from your collection (or print a photo) and snap a pic showcasing your best “sleeveface” (go ahead and Google it). Basically, you complete the space outside of the album image (see a few examples on this page). | CHECK OUT MORE WEB EXAMPLES HERE!

 When you’re happy with your result, share it on Twitter, tagging @RESOstandards and using the hashtags #RESOremote and #StandardsAreClassic. We will also feature your photos in a gallery on our event web page.

This sleeveface game, sponsored by, is going on NOW ( as of September 29) and ends at midnight before the last day of the RESO conference (October 29). The winner will receive a record player and will be chosen via vote among attendees to be announced on the final day of the event. 

Show off your creativity and love for the standards – both data and musical! Ready, set, create! Good luck! #RESOremote #StandardsAreClassic

If you have any questions, please contact

Please note that you must be a registered RESO Remote Encore attendee in order to be eligible to win, but all are welcome to make creative submissions.


RESO Remote: Encore –  Standards Collection Records

Please follow the link to enter our RESO Remote: Encore “Standards Collection” Record Room! | VISITORS

This week, Compass added an entry to the Record Room with the essential Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, which came in at number 7 on the latest attempt by Rolling Stone to rank the 500 greatest albums of all time.

RESO Remote Encore: The Standards Collection | REGISTER NOW


All original album artwork is the property of the rights holders, and derivative artwork created from the source material is used reverentially for entertainment purposes by the Real Estate Standards Organization, a not-for-profit trade organization. Images used are not endorsed by the artists, nor do the artists represent any connection with RESO.


CMLS2020: Focus Forward

CMLS got off to a warm start this week for CMLS2020: Focus Forward with opening statements from CMLS CEO, Denee Evans, and CMLS Chair, Brad Bjelke. Mary Jo Cowen, CEO of Stellar MLS, and Matthew Ferrara rounded out the prerecorded presentations ahead of a series of roundtables and happy hours.

RESO will be sharing the latest on the RESO Web API and other RESO-related topics on October 5 at 1:40 pm ET / 10:40 am PT. The remaining event dates and times follow.

  • Thursday, October 1, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm PT
  • Monday, October 5, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm PT


David Charron Named to CMLS Hall of Fame

David Charron was inducted into the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) Hall of Fame during #CMLS2020 this week. The honor is a means of recognizing and acknowledging a lifetime of leadership, energy and intellect that improves and elevates the MLS industry.


“David Charron is an icon in the real estate industry and MLS community. He championed some of the most significant innovations during the past 20 years, represented the industry as a keynote at countless events and contributed to dozens of prominent publications,” said Brad Bjelke, CEO of and CMLS Chair. “He exemplifies everything the finest MLS executives strive to be and has mentored dozens more to achieve great objectives. I am honored to be counted among those he has helped bring up as new leadership.” | READ MORE is Leading the MLS Industry in Data Distribution Technology

An Innovative Approach to APIs and Data Distribution

Industries often resist change until disruption mandates it. In Utah, however, Brad Bjelke, the CEO of (“URE”), refuses to wait and see what may happen, and instead believes with passion that multiple listing services (MLSs) must innovate now. Leading the largest MLS in Utah (and one of the largest in the country) with more than 17,400 real estate professionals as members, Bjelke is carving a path of technology advancement to give his members the tools and services they need to excel in the practice of real estate.

When Bjelke took over nearly six years ago, he assembled a strong technology team and a plan to completely rewrite the company’s MLS software and data distribution methodology. In addition, the URE Board of Directors supported the new development tactics as well as the push to lead the country in data distribution. As a result, in less than two years, URE became the first organization to be RESO Data Dictionary Platinum Certified, it became one of the first MLSs to launch the RESO Web API and, in 2021, URE will be the first organization in the country to have all of their nearly 200 data vendors using an API for every data feed available (including Internet Data Exchange feeds, Virtual Office Website feeds, broker back office feeds, and any other custom feed that can be imagined or needed). | READ MORE


RESO Committees and Workgroups

Distributed Ledger Workgroup Meeting | September 22, 2020

Meeting Summary: The group looked over the efforts to create a RESO Standard Event Model, walked through a presentation given by the workgroup chair on a Registry Model and went over recent developments that have taken place in the Unique Licensee Identifier (ULI) Subgroup, particularly around registry concepts. | VIEW CALL NOTES

Action Items:

Universal Property Identifier (UPI) Workgroup Meeting | September 23, 2020

Meeting Summary: The group broke from recent tradition of doing updates on major initiatives like UPI Open Source, UPI Registry and SubPropertyTypes to take a step back and look at the overall strategic direction of the UPI Workgroup. It was decided that a UPI-focused survey would be created and distributed ahead of and during the RESO conference to learn more about where we are with UPI awareness and usage. | VIEW CALL NOTES

Action Items:

  • Create a survey about UPI knowledge, usage and types of usage.
  • Create a prerecorded UPI demonstration video (prerecorded videos are due by October 9).
  • Try to have some stats before the next meeting about the types of organizations using UPI and where they are located.
Payloads Workgroup Meeting | September 24, 2020

Meeting Summary: The group discussed its changing role as the Transport Workgroup and Certification Subgroup will now be the ones to determine which fields are mandatory for testing and certification purposes. Recommendations will still originate within this workgroup for payloads-related items, and participants in this workgroup are welcomed to participate in Transport/Certification meetings and conversations. | VIEW CALL NOTES

Action Items:

  • Rick Trevino and Chris Freeman will try to participate with the Certification Subgroup. Others are always welcome to join. Meetings and agendas are announced on the Transport Workgroup home page.
  • Post current documents related to Payloads Workgroup efforts on the Payloads Workgroup home page (under the TOP WORKGROUP LINKS header).


Workgroup Meetings This Week

  • October 1: Research & Development
  • October 1: Certification (Subgroup of Transport)
  • October 2: Board Liaison Committee
  • October 2: Unique Licensee Identifier (ULI) (Subgroup of Research & Development)
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