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?
(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 Current legal issues with VOWs? (Potential CMLS topic 1)
Victor Lund at WAV Group has just finished writing a five-part series of articles encompassing ideas and strategies for brokers considering operating VOWs. I could quibble with some details of what … Read more about Good source for broker VOW ideas and strategies
I predicted last fall that there would be 100,000 web sites with VOW capabilities by the end of 2010. I rarely make predictions, because I hate to be wrong. Fortunately, I made this prediction with a … Read more about Progress toward 100,000 VOWs: Can I count ListingBook as 50,000?
I posted today over on GeekEstateBlog with my ideas about what MLSs of the future need to be doing to stay strategically relevant. I'm on a panel at Inman's RE Connect this week in NYC on the subject. … Read more about My GeekEstate post regarding MLSs of the future
(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
I believe the new NAR virtual office web site (VOW) policy will take years to finish rippling through the industry. Compare it to IDX, which took four to five years to work its way through the … Read more about We’ll need years to digest the new VOW policy