Note: I previously posted an explanation of this reposting of a series of columns I did for Inman News back in 2006. This is the second of three. Read first and third parts. "Lack of money is the root … Read more about The End of MLS as We Know it (Redux) – Part II
Note: Over four years ago, I wrote a series of three guest columns for Inman News arguing the industry should get rid of interbroker compensation. A friend reminded me of that series just today, so I … Read more about The End of MLS as We Know it (Redux) – Part I
Dashing off a quick post tonight.Elizabeth wrote earlier this year about the basics of copyright. But she was writing from the perspective of protecting MLS and broker copyrights. Today, I'm concerned … Read more about MLSs and brokers infringing copyrights?
RPR seems to be getting traction, at least among more of our clients. But many MLSs coming to us to have the RPR contract reviewed come with a big misconception. I usually first ask them what their … Read more about Public records from RPR will not replace your public records provider contract…
NAR’s board of directors adopted a policy at its meeting in New Orleans in November regarding “Display of IDX Information by Real Estate Franchise Organizations.” This post looks at the policy from a … Read more about IDX “indexing”: What’s so special about franchisors?
I expect that fans of MLSTesseract wondered whether we had been tessered off to Camazotz. In fact, the lawyers at Larson/Sobotka PLLC (and principals at Larson/Sobotka Business advisors) have been … Read more about Back from Camazotz
Facebook and other social networking websites are increasingly popular not only for individual personal use, but also for business relationships. Real estate brokers can easily make connections with … Read more about Can a real estate broker post another broker’s listings on Facebook?
I've just been looking back over traffic statistics to various recent posts on MLSTesseract. I noticed that posts with "RPR" in the title appear to have about twice as many hits as other posts. The … Read more about “Something, something, something RPR”
Many MLSs are expanding the data they permit to be displayed in IDX – including off-market statuses and fields they previously excluded. This is in response, in part, to the arrival of VOWs and to … Read more about Online Contracting: Extending legal rights over data pirates?
Recently, some major players in the industry, including CoreLogic (formerly First American), Move, Inc., and NAR’s subsidiary RPR, have offered an exchange to MLSs: access to software/interface tools … Read more about Issues for MLSs to Consider Before Licensing Their Data to Third Party Vendors
(Disclaimer: My company is doing work on a variety of fronts for MLS Domains Association, the group formed by 15 leading MLSs to seek a new top-level domain, .MLS, in the Internet, for use only by … Read more about Why MLSs should pursue their own top-level domain: .MLS
4/26/10 SEE IMPORTANT UPDATES BELOW (Based on follow up email we received from RPR today. Look for additions and deletions.)For the last two months, MLS execs and brokers have frequently asked me, … Read more about Pinning Down the RPR Strategic Proposition