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Real Estate Standards Organization Names Sam DeBord as CEO
RALEIGH, N.C., April 11, 2019 -- The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Sam DeBord Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. DeBord brings 20 years of expertise in real estate brokerage, mortgage lending, and technology consulting to the 850-member organization. "Sam DeBord is a remarkable hire for RESO," said Art Carter, Chair of the RESO Board and CEO of California Regional MLS (CRMLS). "It is rare to find a leader who possesses the ability to bridge the gap between engaging business decision makers and helping problem solve with technologists. He can do both and we are excited about RESO's future under his leadership as we push harder for the adoption and implementation of standards." DeBord is well-known in the real estate industry and serves as a leader for MLS, REALTOR®, technology, and brokerage organizations. His passion for technology and industry collaboration is expected to energize RESO efforts to more rapidly drive adoption and utilization of standards, providing efficiency throughout the real estate industry. "RESO has become vital to shaping the future of our real estate industry," said DeBord. "I'm thrilled with the opportunity to accelerate the value that we deliver to professionals and consumers through technology innovation. We know that standards adoption is critical to this progress. Our members represent the best technology minds in real estate, and it's an honor to work with them to move the industry forward." DeBord has served in a wide range of industry leadership positions including as President's Liaison for MLS and Data Management with the National Association of REALTORS®. He sits on the Board of Directors for NAR, Second Century Ventures, and CRMLS. Previously, he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in management and technology consulting. DeBord is also a recognized real estate industry writer for REALTOR® Magazine, Inman News, and the Swanepoel Trends Report. DeBord replaces Jeremy Crawford as CEO of RESO, who joined the organization as its Executive Director in April 2015 and recently became Chief Executive Officer of First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) in Georgia. DeBord will be in attendance at the not-for-profit trade organization's sold-out 2019 Spring Technology Summit in Boise, Idaho, April 29-May 2, 2019. About RESO The mission of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) is to create and promote the adoption and utilization of standards that drive efficiency throughout the real estate industry. RESO was incorporated in November 2011 as an independent, not-for-profit trade organization that was previously a section of the National Association of REALTORS®. RESO has some 850 active members, including NAR, multiple-listing services, real estate associations, brokerages and industry technology providers. For more information, visit www.reso.org. Contact RESO via email at [email protected]
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CoreLogic Trestle Web API Earns RESO Platinum Certification
CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced that the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) has awarded Platinum-level certification to Trestle™ for its Web API listing transmission service. Already certified Platinum for its data dictionary, Trestle is a national real estate information marketplace that addresses the fundamental data access problems faced by multiple listing organizations (MLOs) and the brokerages and technology providers who receive their data. Platinum certification means the Trestle Web API offers the most advanced data delivery features available under RESO's multi-tiered certification program. Now, multiple listing organizations that securely transmit their listings via the Trestle Web API provide their data recipients maximum flexibility and convenience. "Reaching the Platinum Web API standard is an important milestone for Trestle," said Amy Gorce, principal of business development for CoreLogic Real Estate Solutions. "Platinum certification verifies that Trestle implements 100 percent of the RESO Web API functionality, providing maximum flexibility and interoperability. This achievement supports the efforts of clients and real estate technology providers to create a new class of solutions with on-demand access to the most up-to-date listing information available." "We're proud to offer multiple listing organizations the top-rated listing transmission option in the industry," said Chris Bennett, executive leader of Real Estate Solutions for CoreLogic. "Modern technology providers prefer to receive data via API for a multitude of reasons, including, convenience and flexibility. By adopting the RESO Web API, multiple listing organizations streamline the exposure of their listings, fostering greater success for their members and ultimately moving the industry forward. Open technology standards are key to the future of real estate." For more information on Trestle, visit the Trestle website. About CoreLogic CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) is a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. The company's combined data from public, contributory and proprietary sources includes over 4.5 billion records spanning more than 50 years, providing detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. The markets CoreLogic serves include real estate and mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, and the public sector. CoreLogic delivers value to clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed services. Clients rely on CoreLogic to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic operates in North America, Western Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.corelogic.com.
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Bridge Interactive announces updates to modern real estate API
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RESO Innovation Winners, Top Volunteers Honored at Spring Tech Summit
Next Generation of Real Estate Standards to Streamline Industry Highlights 3-Days in Denver DENVER, May 1, 2018 -- At its sold-out Spring Technology Summit in Denver this week, Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, showcased the two winners of its Innovation Competition and honored more two dozen of its members and leaders. Being held at the Curtis hotel April 24-26, the real estate tech summit has attracted more than 275 real estate technology leaders from real estate brokerages, Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) and technology firms gathering to plan the next generation of data standards that will continue to streamline real estate transactions globally. Shawn Whitaker of MLS Data Tools based in Boise, Idaho and Robert Humphreys of Predicted Property based in British Columbia, Canada, were the Innovation winners. They were flown in to present their breakthrough ideas that leverage artificial intelligence and automation at the summit, built on top of a standardized RESO data set that was provided to them by Austin Board of REALTORS®, CoreLogic, and RESO. Summit host Jeremy Crawford, CEO of RESO, honored 19 individual members, eight Chairs of RESO Workgroups and a key committee, as well as four RESO leaders for their outstanding personal contributions with 2018 Spring Tech Summit Awards. Crawford noted that collectively these individuals contributed "thousands of annual volunteer hours to RESO Workgroups, and RESO's mission, which is moving us closer to RESO's vision of a streamlined real estate industry." Crawford honored the following 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 Crawford then honored the chairs of seven RESO Workgroups and the RESO Technical Committee, including: 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 "These leaders generously donated their time, talent and energy to the common cause of advancing RESO's mission," said Crawford. "The tremendous support their companies have provided in lending RESO their best and their brightest has accelerated our industry contributions. It is because of our massive volunteer support that we are having a dramatic impact on the real estate industry," he added. On behalf of each Workgroup Chair, Crawford gave award recognition to 18 individual RESO members whose contributions went "well above and beyond" throughout 2017 he said, including: 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 Workgroups "Those who can do, and those who can do more volunteer," said Crawford. "Volunteers are the roots of what keeps RESO strong and growing. These are exceptional individuals who collective efforts are shaping real estate data standards for the future. We hope that when others see the huge impact their contributions are having on our industry, they'll join in and become more involved in our Workgroups," he added. RESO Workgroups are open to all members, meet monthly typically via conference calls and in person at twice-yearly RESO conferences. The RESO Fall Conference is in Milwaukee, Oct. 16-18, 2018. Details about each Workgroup and how to join can be found online at https://www.reso.org/committees-and-workgroups. Innovation Winners Predicted Property, founded by Robert Humphries, 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. About RESO The mission of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) is to create and promote the adoption and utilization of standards that drive efficiency throughout the real estate industry. RESO was incorporated in November 2011 as an independent, not-for-profit trade organization that was previously a section of the National Association of REALTORS®. RESO has more than 750 active members, including NAR, multiple-listing services, real estate associations, brokerages and industry technology providers. For more information, visit www.reso.org. Contact RESO via email at [email protected]
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RESO Spring Tech Summit Examines Data Standards Impact, Innovation Winners
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CoreLogic Converts 46 Central Texas Data Recipients to Trestle
October 30, 2017, Irvine, Calif. – CoreLogic®, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced it has successfully converted 46 data recipients of the Central Texas Multiple Listing Service (CTXMLS) to Trestle™. CTXMLS is a regional service provider operated by five REALTOR® associations with approximately 3,600 members. Trestle by CoreLogic is a leading real estate data management and distribution platform that offers RESO Platinum-certified data access to real estate brokers and technology providers. "Customers are seeing the benefit of moving their data feeds to Trestle as they are able to offer RESO compliant feeds, managed with sophisticated digital license agreements and ecommerce," said Kevin Greene, senior leader of Product Management for CoreLogic. "CTXMLS is among the first clients to migrate the majority of its data recipients to Trestle, and we're extremely pleased with how smoothly the transition has gone." According to Beth Gatlin, consulting director of CTXMLS, their technology vendors and other data recipients recognize the value Trestle delivers, such as improvements to listing delivery speed and data consistency. Many of their vendors were already using Trestle in other markets, making the CTXMLS integration a familiar and straightforward process. "Forcing change is never easy," said Gatlin, "But we are already more than halfway through the conversion with 46 companies moved over. We hope to have everyone moved over in early 2018." Gatlin also said Trestle's contract and billing features are outstanding new tools that simplify the management of CTXMLS data licenses. Interested technology providers can visit http://trestle.corelogic.com to get technical information about integrating CTXMLS data and electronically submit their data license application, which will then be routed to CTXMLS staff for review. About CoreLogic CoreLogic is a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. The company's combined data from public, contributory and proprietary sources includes over 4.5 billion records spanning more than 50 years, providing detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. The markets CoreLogic serves include real estate and mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, and the public sector. CoreLogic delivers value to clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed services. Clients rely on CoreLogic to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic operates in North America, Western Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.corelogic.com.
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Bridge Interactive Recognized as First Company to Receive RESO Platinum Certification for its Web API
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Three Leading MLSs -- CRMLS, MetroList and High Desert -- Achieve Platinum Certification for RESO Data Dictionary 1.6
New Features Include Accessibility, Showing Data, Saved Searches, Internet Tracking and More RALEIGH, NC--(Oct 12, 2017) - Leading the way for the more than 650 Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) in the nation that make the real estate market work by providing the data that fuels nearly 6 million home sales annually, three leading MLSs are among the first to be awarded RESO Data Dictionary 1.6 Platinum Certification, RESO's highest level of certification on the most recent version of the Data Dictionary Standard, the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) announced today. California Regional MLS (CRMLS), the nation's largest MLS, MetroList, the largest MLS in Northern California, and High Desert Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (HDAR MLS) will bring the most advanced features of the RESO Data Dictionary to more than 100,000 Realtors® throughout California. The RESO Data Dictionary serves as the real estate industry's "Rosetta Stone" by creating a common language that allows real estate data to be more easily understood and shared across all technology systems. The recent 1.6 update released on August 4, 2017, is the largest in the history of the Data Dictionary and added hundreds of new data elements and expanded capabilities, including Accessibility, Showing Data, Saved Searches, Prospecting, Internet Tracking, Structure Types, standardized Universal Identification of Organizations and more. RESO Certifications verify that MLSs meet the proper industry standards and empower MLSs to improve the data they provide to their subscribers. "CRMLS is a proponent of reducing the costs associated with the creation of quality software solutions that benefit our membership," said Rob Larson, Chief Information Officer at CRMLS, which serves 85,000 subscribers, and who also Chairs the RESO Data Dictionary Workgroup. "We also recognize that standardized data improves understanding and reliability of MLS data, as it is utilized across the products and services used by our members. It is by way of our adoption of the RESO Data Dictionary not only in our RETS and API services, but also in our MLS systems that we are doing our part to deliver this promise of best in class solutions for our members." Larson notes that CRMLS technology, known as CRIB (California Regional Information Base), has long been the vehicle for its data share activities throughout California. He says that as the RESO Dictionary adoption has grown, CRMLS has realized a reduction in its setup costs, as well as an improved ease of understanding among data share partner's data. CRMLS is also experiencing greater consistency. "As the RESO Dictionary is being adopted throughout the industry, you can see a consistency in ancillary products, IDX sites, etc., that are now more closely matching our RESO Dictionary based MLS Listing Input, Search and Display," Larson added. Rapattoni, the MLS technology firm that helped both MetroList and High Desert Association of REALTORS® MLS achieve Platinum level Certification, drew praise from both its MLS partners. Rapattoni recently received RESO Web API Certification, which will enable all of Rapattoni's customers to receive RESO's most advanced data system that is replacing the widely-adopted RESTful (REpresentational State Transfer) technology in use by many industries today. Rick Trevino, Vice president, Information Technology, at MetroList and Chair of the RESO Payloads Workgroup, said, "We're continuing our leadership position with Rapattoni to support the Industry's innovation in establishing cutting-edge MLS system standards across all platforms. Being among the first MLSs to achieve RESO Data Dictionary 1.6 Platinum Certification demonstrates MetroList's commitment to advanced technology and setting the standard for accurate, state-of-the art data exchange protocols." MetroList has been at the forefront of achieving RESO certification since its inception, and was the first MLS organization in the country to receive the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Data Dictionary 1.3 Certification in 2015. As the largest MLS in Northern California, MetroList acts as a seamless real estate information network serving more than 18,500 real estate professionals in seven counties: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced and Yolo. High Desert had high praise for Rapattoni as well, and the benefits the highest RESO Certification will deliver. "Our goal is to provide the most advanced level of service and technology to our members and to the High Desert population that we serve -- this achievement helps us continue to meet this goal," said Karen Sanchez, President of HDAR. "We are very excited that our High Desert Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service has achieved the Platinum designation. Big thanks to our staff, our Realtor volunteers and Rapattoni, our MLS vendor, for their diligence and hard work." Jeremy Crawford, CEO of RESO, describes the achievements of these three California MLSs as "blazing a path for more of the best to follow," he said. "We keep improving the Data Dictionary to help brokers and agents build more business opportunities by providing more -- and much wanted information -- to consumers," said Crawford. "Being awarded the RESO Data Dictionary 1.6 Platinum Certification is a high honor, but more importantly, it will pave the way to unleashing the power of Big Data in real estate. CRMLS with MetroList and High Desert and their MLS technology partner Rapattoni are moving the market forward, and we hope more great MLSs will strive to achieve that same Platinum Certification." Next week the nearly sold-out RESO 2017 Fall Conference -- "Getting Down to Business Utilizing Data Standards" -- will be held in San Diego at The Pendry Hotel, October 17-19, 2017. More information, including registration details, can be found at https://www.reso.org/fall-mtg. About California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS) California Regional MLS is the nation's largest and most recognized subscriber-based MLS, dedicated to servicing over 85,000 real estate professionals from 32 Associations, 3 Boards of REALTORS® and 1 MLS. CRMLS is the industry powerhouse and thrives on providing the most relevant products and services to its subscribers. For more information on CRMLS, visit www.crmls.org. About MetroList Services, Inc. MetroList Services Inc. is the largest multiple listing service in Northern California, headquartered in Sacramento, the state's capital. Formed in 1985 by the Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, the Placer County Association of REALTORS® and the El Dorado County Association of REALTORS®, MetroList's ownership group has grown to include the Lodi Association of REALTORS®, the Yolo County Association of REALTORS®, and California Real Estate Brokers, Inc. MetroList acts as a seamless real estate information network serving more than 18,500 real estate professionals in seven counties: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced and Yolo. About High Desert Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (HDAR MLS) High Desert Association of REALTORS® MLS is owned and operated by the High Desert Association of REALTORS, whose original charter was May 22, 1948. Originally named Mojave Valley Board of REALTORS®, in 1958, it became the Victor Valley Board of REALTORS®. In 2014, the Victor Valley and Barstow Association of REALTORS® merged to form the new High Desert Association of REALTORS®. About Rapattoni Rapattoni Corporation has been serving the real estate industry for over 47 years. The company provides integrated products and services for real estate associations and MLS organizations, including an internet-based MLS and association management software, along with hosting and technical support for each product. Rapattoni's association management customers represent more than 80% of the nation's REALTORS®. Rapattoni's headquarters are in Simi Valley, California. About RESO The mission of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) is to create and promote the adoption and utilization of standards that drive efficiency throughout the real estate industry. RESO was incorporated in November 2011 as an independent, not-for-profit trade organization that was previously a section of the National Association of REALTORS®. RESO has more than 730 active members, including NAR, multiple-listing services, real estate associations, brokerages and industry technology providers. For more information, visit www.reso.org. Contact RESO via email at [email protected]
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RESO Unveils Real Estate DataComp: $25,000 in Cash Prizes for Tech Start-Ups
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RESO Fall Conference Set for San Diego Poised for a Sellout
October 17-19 Meet Features New Data Competition, Bigger Brokerage Track and Ted-Style Talks RALEIGH, NC--(Aug 2, 2017) - One of the hottest real estate conferences in the housing industry, hosted by the Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, is headed to San Diego October 17-19, at the uber-hip Pendry San Diego in the heart of the city's Gaslamp Quarter, where some 300 brokerage and technology leaders will converge to help set the course of current and future real estate data standards in the U.S. that powers more than 5 million home sales a year. RESO's fall "Getting Down to Business Utilizing Data Standards" conference follows its sold-out meetings in Chicago and Nashville for its spring and fall meetings last year, and its most recent meeting in Austin this past spring. The keys to this year's expected sellout are three new additions, according to RESO CEO Jeremy Crawford. "This fall, we're showcasing a brand-new RESO DataComp -- a Data Competition sponsored by RPR -- with some big prize money and more details that we'll be announcing soon," he said. "We're also adding an expanded Broker Business Solutions Workshop track that is packed with practical information and presentations that demonstrate the real value of standards for real estate broker-owners. With a stellar speaker line up and RESO Workshop panels that include TED-style talks, we think this could be one of our very best RESO Conferences yet," Crawford added. Among the other RESO conference highlights: Brokerage Business Solutions Workshops will include Eric Bryn presenting "Dynamics of High Wattage Teams." BoomTown's consultant, who is a masterful public speaker, looks at how teams are changing brokerages today and tomorrow. Bryn will examine how real estate teams are accelerating: from effectively and efficiently leveraging technology and underlying real estate data to better serve their clients and agents, to inculcating sharp divisions of labor and specialized roles, to diversifying their business. Also, Scott Petronis, Chief Product & Technology Officer at one of the industry's fastest growing real estate brokerages, eXp Realty, will dive into how broker-owners cut through the clutter of determining one's true brokerage technology needs, including how to map business needs to requirements, and selecting the right features, products, and vendors. He is set to review the "must-have" requirements needed from vendors and their products and share some of the common mistakes with brokers, including some he's even made himself. At the RESO DataComp, attendees can expect a hotbed of creativity and innovation because of the information environment that a data competition fosters. The RESO DataComp will showcase the most innovative, cutting-edge uses of RESO data standards that provide business solutions for the real estate industry. Participants will introduce their data or tool in a highly collaborative, open, and friendly environment, and learn about the other resources in the room. This data competition will be devoted to facilitating conversations and exchanging expert experiences. The DataComp, sponsored by RPR, a Silver Sponsor of the RESO Conference, will wrap up with final presentations that will share the innovations and outcomes in front of a panel of leading industry expert judges. Cash prizes will be awarded for top innovations during the conference. According to Crawford, the mission of the RESO DataComp is "for bold thinkers to explore the opportunities created when ease of access to data is available." "We're scouring Universities and the startup world outside the realm of real estate to find new thinking to help bring fresh ideas to some of our industry's unique data challenges," Crawford said, encouraging those interested to send an email to [email protected] for entry information as soon as it becomes available in mid-August. Space really is limited Because RESO Conferences are designed to provide an intimate networking setting for the brightest minds among technology and business leaders responsible for real estate data standards to easily share and collaborate, space is limited to 325 attendees and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The headquarter hotel is already sold out and two additional hotels added for conference registrants are nearly sold out. Early bird registration ends August 11 and provides a discounted rate of just $300 for RESO Members and $400 for Non-Members, which includes two breakfasts and two lunches at the Pendry. Conference support, including outstanding receptions and events, is provided by Platinum Sponsors Zillow and CoreLogic, and Gold Sponsor Realtor.com, with additional support from Silver Sponsor Sandicor and Bronze Sponsors Black Knight Financial Services, CRS Data, CSS, Dyna Connections, FBS, Homes.Com, RoofShoot and ShowingTime. Registration is available online at www.reso.org/fall-mtg. About RESO The mission of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) is to create and promote the adoption of standards that drive efficiency throughout the real estate industry. RESO incorporated in November 2011, as an independent, not-for-profit trade organization that was previously a section of the National Association of REALTORS®. RESO has more than 700 active members, including NAR, multiple-listing services, real estate associations, brokerages and industry technology providers. For more information, visit www.reso.org. Contact RESO via email at [email protected]
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Rapattoni Goes Live With RESO Data Dictionary 1.5 Platinum For High Desert Association
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UtahRealEstate.com Becomes the First MLS to Achieve RESO 1.5 Data Dictionary Platinum Certification
SANDY, UTAH (MAY 11, 2017) - UtahRealEstate.com (URE) recently became the first out of more than 750 MLSs in the nation to achieve the highest compliance standard set by the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO)—Data Dictionary 1.5 Platinum. URE is the largest MLS in the state of Utah, serving over 14,000 members and 94% of the state's REALTORS®. The RESO Data Dictionary is known as the real estate industry's "Rosetta Stone" as it standardizes real estate data so that it translates easily between MLSs and software vendors. RESO's goal is to foster real estate software innovation with quick and efficient access to MLS data. In fact, the National Association of REALTORS® recognized the need for data standardization with its 2016 mandate that all Multiple Listing Services must adopt and implement RESO standards including the RESO Data Dictionary and the RESO Web API. MLSs can demonstrate their compliance with the NAR MLS Policy Mandate 7.90 by being awarded official RESO Certification. Brad Bjelke, CEO of UtahRealEstate.com, stated, "Providing our members and vendors with the best data standard available is one of our top priorities at UtahRealEstate.com. We strive to excel in our software development, training, and support, so that we provide best in class services to our subscribers in everything that we do. This is just another of our many steps that we are taking to lead the MLS industry in progressive and member-centric solutions." Jeremy Crawford, CEO of RESO, praised UtahRealEstate.com for adopting the most recent RESO Data Dictionary Standard and achieving the highest level of certification. "UtahRealEstate.com is one of the premier Multiple Listing Services in the country and has achieved a standard of excellence that other outstanding organizations will soon follow. They are demonstrating a continued commitment to innovation that will create new and exciting products and services for its MLS members, brokerages, and technology partners." About UtahRealEstate.comFounded in 1994, UtahRealEstate.com is the leading provider of real estate technology in Utah. UtahRealEstate.com provides one of the most trafficked and up-to-date real estate websites in Utah and serves approximately 14,000 subscribers and 12 million consumers each year. About RESOThe mission of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) is to create and promote the adoption of standards that drive efficiency throughout the real estate industry. RESO incorporated in November 2011, as an independent, not-for-profit trade organization that was previously a section of the National Association of REALTORS®. The RESO has more than 650 active members, including NAR, multiple-listing services, real estate associations, brokerages and industry technology providers. For more information, visit http://www.reso.org.
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RESO Offers Free Web API Tools to Enable Rapid Real Estate Software Development
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MLSListings Wins the Gold & Platinum, First RESO Web API Certification in the U.S.
Morrisville, NC – August 23, 2016 – MLSListings, the premier multiple listing service for real estate professionals in Silicon Valley and the northern California region, is the first Multiple Listing Service in the nation to be RESO Web API Certified. Known for its forward-thinking approach to providing services to its more than 15,000 real estate professionals and their clients, MLSListings received its Certification from the Real Estate Industry Standards Organization, a nonprofit organization that creates data standards for the real estate industry. "We are extremely proud of our RESO certifications.  As we elevate data standardization, we also elevate the ability for brokers and agents to align with buyers and sellers.  Data standardization is an important part of our platform to enable seamless real estate transactions, without technological or unnecessary business barriers," said James Harrison, R.C.E. C.A.E., President and CEO of MLSListings Inc. Jeremy Crawford, Executive Director of RESO, says MLSListings is once again "leading the charge among MLSs" as pioneer in implementing the latest industry standards. "MLSListings was among the first MLSs to adopt the RESO Data Dictionary, acquire the highest level of RESO Data Dictionary Certification of Platinum and now achieve the Gold Level of Certification for the RESO Web API.  MLSListings has continuous brought some of the nation's brightest Silicon Valley engineers to the standards table with heavy participation within the RESO community for the good of the overall industry. Because they listen to their members and think ahead to the technology they need to provide to help them sell more homes, they can now leverage the power of the new RESO Web API for their thousands of members. That's great news for homebuyers in the Silicon Valley and the other northern California markets MLSListings serves." Crawford explains that API is the acronym for "Application Program Interface," and for Multiple Listing Services, he explains it is "simply a way to transfer data that can eliminate the need to copy listing information between different servers." He added, "It is not only the best way for an MLS to be the original and only source of MLS property data, but the new RESO Web API can make everyone's life simpler because the new technology will deliver efficiencies in the collection and use of MLS data by real estate agents and brokers, MLS technology providers and MLSs." MLSListings leader Harrison added, "For home buyers and sellers, this new technology can mean more reliable and more current information, and that will create a better real estate experience." For real estate firms that intersect with property data, the RESO Web API delivers several "big wins" Crawford said, including "speedier development with more robust features, a faster path to listing data deployment, a lightweight footprint helping power mobile solutions in real-time and simplification. The Web API means reducing the need to have multiple software solutions for multiple markets, and that is incredibly welcomed news, particularly for real estate brokerages and software developers." MLSListings members will benefit from improved MLS data access with faster updates and results, as well as increased security. Additional information about the new Web API is available online at http://www.reso.org/reso-web-api. The RESO Web API will also be in focus during the 2016 RESO Fall Conference, October 24-26, in Nashville. Details and registration information is at www.reso.org/fall-mtg. About MLSListings MLSListings Inc. is recognized as a premier multiple listing service in the nation. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley and specializing in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo counties, MLSListings enables real estate professionals to conduct business using leading technology solutions and services. Facilitating more than $70 billion in annual real estate transactions, the MLSListings database is the lifeblood of real estate in Silicon Valley, providing real estate professionals, as well as consumers, with data that is updated every five minutes. About RESO The mission of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) is to create and promote the adoption of standards that drive efficiency throughout the real estate industry. RESO incorporated was founded in November 2011, as an independent, not-for-profit trade organization that was previously a section of the National Association of REALTORS®. RESO has more than 500 active members, including NAR, multiple-listing services, real estate associations, brokerages and industry technology providers. For more information, visit www.reso.org.
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California Regional MLS Achieves RESO Data Dictionary Platinum Certification
SAN DIMAS, California, November 9, 2015 — California Regional MLS (CRMLS) has achieved RESO's Platinum Certification, the highest level of certification offered by the Real Estate Standards Organization for its nationally standardized fields for multiple listing services. The RESO Data Dictionary serves two main purposes. The primary purpose is to standardize the process by which data is delivered from the MLS system to users of MLS data. By standardizing MLS data delivery, RESO expects to bring improved innovation and accuracy to applications that run on MLS data via RESO's RETS (Real Estate Transaction Standard). The second purpose of the RESO Dictionary is to standardize search, display, and listing input around the RESO Dictionary. The CRIB, or California Regional Information Base, is where the RESO Data Dictionary structure is located for CRMLS. CRMLS's CRIB is a collection of database and application systems used to gather, normalize, and distribute data for CRMLS members. CRMLS delivers its CRIB based data via a RETS service provided by Bridge Interactive Group, LLC. Art Carter, Chief Executive Officer of CRMLS, states, "We are pleased that our efforts have awarded us the Platinum level certification. We are bringing these changes back into our CoreLogic Matrix system and will soon be adding Black Knight's Paragon system; also based on the RESO Dictionary. The RESO Dictionary standardization is an important part of our System Of Choice project as it will ensure we provide a consistent experience for our members across the MLS systems and beyond into other ancillary products. For our RETS services, it has been a pleasure working with Pace Davis and Bridge Interactive. Their ability to work with our transformation of the CRIB database was excellent." About California Regional MLS California Regional MLS (CRMLS) is the nation's largest and most recognized subscriber-based MLS, dedicated to servicing over 78,000+ real estate professionals from 35 Associations, 3 Boards of REALTORS®, and 1 MLS. CRMLS is the industry powerhouse and thrives on providing the most relevant products and services to its subscribers. CRMLS equips agents with high visibility through powerful, best-in-class MLS tools and abundant education options. Unsurpassed customer care approval ratings make CRMLS the trusted source for real estate professionals, and the gold standard for MLS services in California and throughout the nation. For more information, go to www.crmls.org. About RESO Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, was incorporated in November 2011 as an independent, not-for-profit trade organization that was previously a section of the National Association of REALTORS®. RESO actively develops, adopts, and implements open and accepted data standards and processes across all real estate transactions. RESO provides an environment for the development and implementation of data standards and processes that facilitates software innovation, ensures portability, eliminates redundancies, and obtains maximum efficiencies for all parties participating in real estate transactions. For more information, go to www.reso.org. About Bridge Interactive Group, LLC Bridge was founded in 2004 in Atlanta, GA. While initially a web design/development consulting firm, after the success of its first MLS software product, Contact, Bridge focused solely on the development of software for the real estate industry. Bridge has been developing real estate data solutions exclusively for the last 8 years, and with the addition of RealValuator®, Bridge has expanded its real estate software offerings to service MLSs, brokers/agents, builders, and financial services.
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New Study on Web Scraping of Real Estate Websites Shows Serious Cause for Concern
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Oct. 7, 2015 — Distil Networks, Inc., the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, and Clareity Consulting, the premier technical consulting firm for the real estate industry, today announced the, "2015 Study on Real Estate Website Scraping and MLS Data Security." The report examines two surveys that sought to understand the barriers to adoption of anti-scraping technology - one with Multiple Listing Service (MLS) executives, and another with the owners of companies that provide Internet Data Exchange (IDX) websites and Virtual Office Websites (VOW). "The real estate industry faces serious challenges with intellectual property infringement via web scraping, yet they've been slow to adopt effective anti-scraping tools," said Rami Essaid, co-founder and CEO of Distil Networks. "Scrapers use bots to grab online real estate content, like property listings, and then create derivative products such as lead gen programs and appraisal data." The study reveals the perceptions of MLS and IDX executives regarding web scraping and how each member of the MLS data supply chain can align to protect the integrity of real estate industry data. The Findings MLS Executives - One hundred MLS executives responded to the survey, representing over half a million MLS members, brokers, and agents. 99 percent of MLS executives say compliance with rules protecting misuse of MLS data is important and 95 percent agree that IDX sites should be subject to rules specifically mandating anti-scraping protections. 98 percent of respondents want a set of standardized tests to facilitate anti-scraping compliance reviews, yet no test currently exists. 94 percent of MLS executives indicate a vendor's information security practices and sophistication of anti-scraping technology are important to them when selecting a technology vendor. IDX/VOW Vendors - 14 vendors representing over 400,000 websites were surveyed. IDX and VOW vendors operate on behalf of the MLS to serve agent sites and other websites that display and syndicate MLS listing data. Prior to this study, 43 percent of IDX/VOW vendors surveyed were not aware of how pervasive bots and scraping were across the entire industry. 62 percent rated compliance with MLS rules as the most important factor in having IDX/VOW vendors implement an anti-scraping solution. Only 17 percent of IDX/VOW vendors are using a commercial service to protect against scraping. Some are using services with limited protection, especially against sophisticated web scraping bots. "Most IDX/VOW vendors are using reactive monitoring mechanisms and other outdated methods to stop scrapers, which are not effective against today's nefarious actors. For those attempting to implement proactive tools to combat scraping, almost all indicated they were using old IP-address-based methods, like rate limiting, CAPTCHAs, web application firewalls and IP blocking services. On their own, these methods are not effective," said Matt Cohen for Clareity Consulting. "Based on the near unanimous support for rule changes and a standard for testing compliance, combined with advances in affordable anti-scraper services available, there is a path forward for the industry to solve the scraping problem once and for all." Resources To download a copy of the full report, visit: 2015 Study: State of Web Scraping Data Theft Across Real Estate Websites & MLS Data To view a recent webinar, titled "Ensuring Real Estate Website Listing Data Security," visit: http://bit.ly/1Lu4ucQ For more information and case studies: http://resources.distilnetworks.com/h/c/175726-real-estate About Distil Networks Distil Networks, the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, is the first easy and accurate way to identify and police malicious website traffic, blocking 99.9% of bad bots without impacting legitimate users. Distil protects against web scraping, brute force attacks, competitive data mining, account hijacking, unauthorized vulnerability scans, spam, man-in-the-middle attacks and click fraud. Slash the high tax that bots place on your internal teams and web infrastructure by outsourcing the problem to the team with a maniacal focus on blocking malicious bots. For more information on Distil Networks, visit us at http://www.distilnetworks.com or follow @DISTIL on twitter. About Clareity Consulting Clareity Consulting provides management and information technology consulting for the real estate and related industries. Clients include software and service providers, Multiple Listing Services (MLS), real estate associations, franchises, and brokers. Specialties include strategic and business planning, system selection, compliance and risk audits, software product planning and review, and public speaking. More information: http://clareity.com
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Real Estate Brokerages Prepare for Big Changes in 2016
Morrisville, NC – May 11, 2015 – The real estate industry is embarking on a welcomed and significant change that will completely alter the way real estate brokers and agents use MLS data in all their software applications as the industry rolls out its mandated "RESO Data Dictionary" in 2016. Beginning January 1, the board of the National Association of REALTORS® implemented a policy that requires Realtor-affiliated MLSs to comply with the RESO Data Dictionary, a set of standard data fields for property information, ensuring "all MLSs will speak the same language," said Jeremy Crawford, Executive Director of RESO. Most of the nation's estimated 850-plus MLSs are Realtor affiliated. "The Data Dictionary has been dubbed our industry's 'Rosetta Stone' as we will move from having 850 different data dialects, if you will, to having one common way to talk to any MLS," Crawford said. "This is a huge breakthrough for any real estate brokerage firm that has to connect to more than one MLS," he added. According to Crawford, implementation of the RESO Data Dictionary will provide brokers and agents improved MLS data access, including more efficient updates and results, increased consistency, and ease of use in consuming and displaying property information, as the RESO Data Dictionary standardizes all available MLS data fields for software programming. The WAV Group, a real estate industry research and consulting firm, estimates there are as many as 2,500 software applications today that connect real estate brokers and agents to one or more MLS firms that will need to be updated to take advantage of these new benefits. Crawford encourages real estate broker-owners to reach out to their vendors that use MLSs data to make sure they understand the timing and technical details of this new data integration. Real estate broker support for Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) is growing rapidly as the non-for-profit trade organization recently added Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of over 500 premier locally-branded firms responsible for more home sales than any other real estate network, to its membership roster. LeadingRE joins other prominent brokerage industry organizations and corporations, including The Realty Alliance, a network of North America's elite real estate firms, whose members serve most every major market on the continent, Realogy (Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, and Sotheby's International Realty®, and ZipRealty®), RE/MAX LLC, Michael Saunders and Company and more than a dozen other real estate brokerage firms. LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O'Connor believes the value of RESO to the brokerage community, including the industry's adoption of its Data Dictionary, will fuel new innovation, create significant efficiencies that will reduce costs and untether the ability for brokerage firms to grow and expand into new markets. "The RESO Data Dictionary and the other standards being implemented will help all of our members," O'Connor says. "Collaboration is vital," added Crawford. "While RESO's growth is being immediately fueled by the game-changing launch of Data Dictionary and API standards, our long-term goal remains the same: National data standards and industry collaboration across all aspects of real estate data. Brokers will continue to play a vital role in this effort." RESO members will convene June 2-4 in Chicago at its Spring Conference, Crawford noted, where a Broker Panel is being featured and broker participation is highly encouraged throughout the conference. The conference is open to members and non-members, with registration information available online at http://www.reso.org/spring-meeting. About RESO The Real Estate Standards Organization's (RESO) mission is to create and promote the adoption of standards that drive efficiency throughout the real estate industry. RESO incorporated in November 2011 as an independent, not-for-profit trade organization having functioned previously as a section of the National Association of REALTORS®. The RESO has more than 100 active members including NAR, multiple listing services, real estate associations, brokerages and industry technology providers. For more information, visit www.reso.org.
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New RESO-Compliant Data Distribution Solution
CoreLogic® is excited to announce that it is teaming up with Onboard Informatics to deliver a new data management and distribution solution that will help MLS organizations achieve RESO 1.3 compliance and, at the same time, give brokers and data recipients access to unified data feeds that span multiple real estate markets. At its root, the new solution enables MLSs to satisfy two major requirements mandated by the National Association of REALTORS®: To provide a RETS server based on the new RESO 1.3 data dictionary before January 2016 To offer a web-based API that adheres to the RESO standard by the end of June 2016 The CoreLogic solution transforms your listing data and loads it into a RESO-compliant architecture that supports MLS-managed data delivery. MLSs and brokers will administer delivery using a simple and secure dashboard to control third-party contracts and data distribution via RETS or the new Web API. The solution works with all multiple listing platforms and requires no changes to your existing database or RETS server. The Web API also gives brokers optional access to comprehensive property information and lifestyle search capabilities, empowering them to compete with the biggest websites in real estate for consumer traffic and cost-effective leads. The Web API offers consumers the tools and information they need to make informed home purchase decisions, including listings and photos, public records, demographics, community information, points of interest, automated valuations, and lifestyle searching by house value, distance, neighborhood, school district, transit, shopping, etc. CoreLogic and Onboard Informatics will be discussing this new solution at Clareity's annual MLS Executive Workshop in Scottsdale this week. If you're not attending the workshop, please watch this space for additional announcements and information. Or feel free to contact us at any time to request more information.
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