Several of our clients have contacted us asking questions about the REDPLAN model content license agreement (MCLA), described on REDPLAN’s website, in emails to MLSs, and in an Inman News story. It is … Read more about The REDPLAN model content license agreement
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
You will no doubt be pleased to hear that this post is the last of a five-part series on the question of whether and how brokers participating in MLS may use listing data of other brokers to power … Read more about Broker AVMs? (Pt. 5): Suggestions for NAR
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?
Minneapolis, April 8, 2014: Larson/Sobotka PLLC, the Minneapolis-based law firm that serves multiple listing service, REALTOR® association, and brokerage clients around the U.S., announced today that … Read more about PRESS RELEASE: Larson/Sobotka PLLC changes name to “Larson Skinner PLLC”
OK, the enemy metaphor is a bit strong, but service providers in the real estate technology industry often ask our firm for legal and other advice. Most of our firm’s clients are REALTOR® … Read more about Sleeping with the enemy? No… Well, maybe just a kiss?
Of course, you’ve read about the dust-up in Boise at the CMLS conference, where Craig Cheatham, CEO of The Realty Alliance (TRA), alerted MLS executives that the big brokers in TRA are fed up with … Read more about Strategic hypocrisy and management by anecdote
In a post last week, my buddy Rob Hahn speculated about the likelihood of MLS being regulated by the government as a public utility. He and I had had an exchange of tweets during sessions at the … Read more about Public futility? MLSs should focus on broker needs, not fear government regulation