On April 8, ListHub data will no longer flow to Zillow Group (ZG) and it’s causing consternation for many. Some of that stress centers around MLSs that have not established a direct feed to ZG. There … Read more about Direct syndication alternatives
In my last blog post I promised that, “In a future post, I will take a closer look at the direct syndication model. Why? It’s more complex, it’s more interesting, it gives MLS’s more flexibility, and … Read more about MLS Direct Syndication Negotiation
As MLSs reevaluate their strategic planning going into the New Year, we’ve been getting many questions about how to approach the dynamic world that is listing syndication. We thought it might be … Read more about MLS syndication strategy
This is part four in a series that I've now concluded will have five parts on the question of whether and how brokers participating in MLS may use listing data of other brokers to power AVMs sold into … Read more about Broker AVMs? (Pt. 4): NAR’s proposed policy
This is part three in an x-part series (I promised four parts, but who knows?) on the question of whether and how brokers participating in MLS may use listing data of other brokers to power AVMs sold … Read more about Broker AVMs? (Pt. 3): The Realty Alliance’s position
This is the second part of an x-part series on the question of MLS participants using listing data from MLS to produce AVMs. See the intro post for background. The text below is from a summary our … Read more about Broker AVMs? (Pt 2): Previous NAR policy guidance
In May, NAR will be discussing a policy proposal that originates with The Realty Alliance (TRA). You can read TRA's open letter to NAR here on The Realty Alliance website. At issue in TRA's letter is … Read more about Broker AVMs? (Pt 1) Can MLS brokers build AVMs using data of other brokers?
No, I’m not talking to you. I’m thinking out loud. Please do not be offended. It is easy for me lose sight of the “big picture” when dealing with data distribution legal issues on a day-in and … Read more about Keep it simple, stupid
The following is not intended to be legal advice and describes legal concepts in generalized terms. If you have specific questions regarding your organization or a specific agreement, please contact … Read more about License scope (and Trulia Direct Reference)
Previously, I outlined my general understanding of FBS’s Spark Platform and the legal framework it creates. Now, as promised, I’m considering the technology framework. I should warn all readers, … Read more about Spark Platform 3: Understanding the Technology Framework
I explained in my first post about the Spark Platform what its likely benefits would be, but if it’s to be successful it must provide legal, technological, and business-culture frameworks. This post … Read more about Spark Platform Part 2: Explaining the Legal Framework
Tomorrow, I’ll be on a panel with some smart people—Russ Bergeron, Bob Hale, and Merri Jo Cowen—at Inman Connect in San Francisco to offer “a candid look at the technological, legal and business … Read more about Can the Spark Platform transform MLS subscriber services?