Fannie Mae wants MLS data. Should MLSs and brokers give it to them? See my post over on the Geek Estate blog on this subject. You can post comments here or there, whatever rings your bell. -Brian … Read more about Will MLSs helping Fannie Mae help the market?
On a recent post I did about some implications of the DOJ/NAR VOW settlement, The Notorious Rob left a comment that exhibited some cynicism about how MLSs will react to the settlement. He wrote: As … Read more about Should idealist lawyer seek other employment opportunity?
NAR has published a packet of information for MLSs affiliated with it to assist them in implementing the new VOW policy under the settlement of the DOJ suit against NAR. The packet includes a cover … Read more about NAR publishes VOW implementation materials
(Updated 12/3 to reflect the correct implementation deadline as published by NAR.) Judge Kennelly signed the settlement between NAR and DOJ on November 18, 2008, by its terms, the settlement requires … Read more about MLSs under the gun
Peyman Aleagha, president of RealtySoft.com, posts on GeekEstate, asking "Is IDX Necessary for Your Website? – Do You Need Air to Breathe?" He answers both questions in the affirmative using a good … Read more about Breathing is not enough to live
The Notorious R.O.B. said some nice things about MLSTesseract and our VOW Clearinghouse in a post on his blog. He also apparently read the stuff we wrote (thanks for having the patience, Rob) and made … Read more about Questions about implications of VOW settlement
You've doubtless already heard that Judge Kennelly has finalized the settlement between NAR and the Department of Justice. It looks like NAR may be interested in taking a bet with me on the number of … Read more about Too bad I’m not a gambler
(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
Update 11/18: There's been a lot of news about this on Inman and elsewhere. Looks like ForSaleByOwner's press release may have been misleading on a couple of grounds (wheher they intended it or not-I … Read more about ForSaleByOwner.com makes curious claims about VOW settlement
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
Yes. I'm interested in hosting a discussion regarding issues surrounding MLS. By "MLS" I don't just mean the system for making offers of cooperation and compensation among brokers. Rather, I mean all … Read more about Another real estate industry blog?