On April 8, ListHub data will no longer flow to Zillow Group (ZG) and it’s causing consternation for many. Some of that stress centers around MLSs that have not established a direct feed to ZG. There … Read more about Direct syndication alternatives
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We don’t often represent MLS vendors. There are exceptions. The primary basis for an exception is when the MLS vendor’s interest very closely aligns with MLSs’. This is one of those times. We are … Read more about Change the game
If you’re reading this blog, I’m guessing you've read about the latest skirmish in the portal wars. ListHub is cutting off Trulia (presumably due to a non-assignment clause or something similar in the … Read more about Zulia vs. ListHub: Manufactured Crisis?
Several of our clients have contacted us asking questions about the REDPLAN model content license agreement (MCLA), described on REDPLAN’s website, in emails to MLSs, and in an Inman News story. It is … Read more about The REDPLAN model content license agreement
In my last blog post I promised that, “In a future post, I will take a closer look at the direct syndication model. Why? It’s more complex, it’s more interesting, it gives MLS’s more flexibility, and … Read more about MLS Direct Syndication Negotiation
As MLSs reevaluate their strategic planning going into the New Year, we’ve been getting many questions about how to approach the dynamic world that is listing syndication. We thought it might be … Read more about MLS syndication strategy
You will no doubt be pleased to hear that this post is the last of a five-part series on the question of whether and how brokers participating in MLS may use listing data of other brokers to power … Read more about Broker AVMs? (Pt. 5): Suggestions for NAR
This is part four in a series that I've now concluded will have five parts on the question of whether and how brokers participating in MLS may use listing data of other brokers to power AVMs sold into … Read more about Broker AVMs? (Pt. 4): NAR’s proposed policy
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?