Paul Stusiak, President and Owner of Falcon Technologies Corporation, co-chairs the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Transport Workgroup with Stephen Ledwith, Vice President of Engineering for eXp Realty. A real estate industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience and a Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS) pioneer, Stusiak has been one of RESO’s most active and enthusiastic volunteers over the last 15 years.
Stusiak shares why joining RESO is especially important for newcomers because of the benefits it delivers. “The reasons to get involved in RESO are many,” Stusiak says. “For someone coming into the industry new…RESO, in particular, are really important, because they allow you to connect with the rest of the industry.”
RESO is filled with many of the real estate technology industry’s best minds and innovators. “The community itself has been around for a very long time and is very friendly and open,” says Stusiak. “Even though it’s very technical, sometimes those people can give you valuable insights into your next moves, your steps, pitfalls that you might not have considered.”
In addition to having front-row access to interesting technical details, new entrants to the industry will be exposed to important business relationships, such as those with the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Stusiak points out that many newcomers don’t understand that many tasks require the participation of local MLSs.
“We often have preconceived notions about the industries that we’re entering,” says Stusiak. “This is a good place to get those shaken out – to identify the technology areas where you need to work to succeed as well as to get some of the business background that you need for success.”
Stusiak also emphasizes the importance of attending RESO conferences. “Conferences are an additional benefit to members,” he says. “Being able to meet and talk to people is a valuable resource … they will frequently volunteer information that will be useful to you.”
Stusiak adds that despite the fact that we live in a digital world, “Nothing can compare to looking a person in the eye and saying, ‘Well how did you do this?'” These kinds of personal interactions are commonplace at the annual fall and spring RESO conferences.
Register For RESO’s 2019 Fall Conference: Just Weeks Away!
The theme of the next RESO conference is “Data Standards: The Gateway to Home Run Technology Solutions.” The conference itself will be held in Saint Louis, MO, September 9-12. But hurry! Discount registration ends August 26th, and hotels sell out fast.DLU January 27th, 2020