(This is Part 4 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); I provided some of … Read more about ‘Core’ vs. ‘optional’ Pt 4: Legal issues
I'm taking break from the MLS core vs. optional services series to get out this post. An email has been circulating in the MLS community that has been misinterpreted as saying MLSs have some … Read more about Extent of MLS’s VOW rules enforcement duties
Frequently, I do presentations for groups of brokers explaining how VOWs work, why they might want to build them for their firms, and what to expect of other VOWs in their marketplaces. I usually … Read more about State-of-the-art VOWs?
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)
We always advise MLS clients that they should never provide access to listing data unless the access is subject to a written agreement. Data access for VOWs is no exception. I've written a summary of … Read more about License agreements for VOWS
(Update 11/19: Some of the links to the policy did not go to the particular provision but only to the beginning of Part I, Part II, etc. Corrected today.) Sound far-fetched? In fact, I think it may be … Read more about 100,000 VOWs by the end of 2010