We obtained a copy of the RPR MLS Content License Agreement (CLA) from an MLS client of our law firm on January 27. Our client provided a copy and said we could review it and blog about it but did not … Read more about RPR’s Content License Agreement: What am I missing?
UPDATE: Link to second part of this series.With RPR now on the scene seeking to license listing data from essentially every MLS in the country, Brian and I figured it was a good time to review the way … Read more about Where are the copyrights? Copyrights in MLS listing content Part I
"If a spectacle is going to be particularly imposing I prefer to see it through somebody else's eyes, because that man will always exaggerate. Then I can exaggerate his exaggeration, and my account of … Read more about The report of RPR’s birth is an exaggeration…
I have had numerous conversations with folks regarding the REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR), NAR's multi-million dollar initiative shrouded in secrecy. Until now, my view has been that there is no … Read more about REALTORS® Property Resource: A possible business model?
MLSs are plagued by a seemingly intractable problem: their legacy customers. This is the existing broker 'member' or 'participant/subscriber' base. The problem finally crystallized for me during Brad … Read more about Emancipating innovation from the ‘legacy customer’
(This is Part 3 in a four-part series. I started with some definitions to get us on the same page; we then looked at NAR policy on the issue (for those MLSs that are bound by it); here, I'll provide … Read more about ‘Core’ vs. ‘optional’ Pt 3: Arguments both ways
(This is Part 2 in a four-part series. I started with some definitions to get us on the same page; in this post I'll look at NAR policy on the issue (for those MLSs that are bound by it); next, I'll … Read more about MLS services ‘core’ vs. ‘optional’ Pt 2: NAR policy view
(Note: Shelley Specchio is CEO of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS, Inc., a host of the CMLS Conference in Lake Tahoe, September 30 – October 2. She and I have been discussing topics for the legal … Read more about When should MLS services be ‘core’ and when ‘optional’? (Potential CMLS topic 4)
Attendees at the NAR Leadership Summit in Chicago learned about a competition NAR is sponsoring for state and local REALTOR® associations to come up with game-changing ideas. NAR will fully fund the … Read more about NAR announces competition for game-changing ideas
(Note: Shelley Specchio is CEO of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS, Inc., a host of the CMLS Conference in Lake Tahoe, September 30 – October 2. She and I have been discussing topics for the legal … Read more about Neither fish nor fowl: Mobile technologies and IDX and VOW rules (Potential CMLS topic 3)
(Warning: This post contains a sales pitch for services! Avert your eyes if you are allergic.) We sent information to existing clients last week regarding our Virtual Brokerage Now program. Informally … Read more about VOW dog and pony show
In response to my request for readers to supply topics for MLSTesseract, I received this: "[W]e have a real estate portal site currently providing IDX for a participant of our MLS. The portal site … Read more about Who can be an AVP? Anyone (and his uncle)