I’m very excited to announce that we’ve finally completed the first edition of Real Estate Listings & Copyright! The book is over two years in the making, we’ve invested much of our industry … Read more about Real Estate Listings & Copyright
Brian inducted into CMLS Hall of Fame
We (Camille, Elizabeth, and I) couldn’t be happier that Brian was inducted into the CMLS Hall of Fame. He is so deserving of the honor. While I was on stage at CMLS in Kansas City, ready to say my … Read more about Brian inducted into CMLS Hall of Fame
Who owns the listing content?
I’m back at it after a quick trip to Inman Connect San Francisco 2015. It was a good conference, and I wish I could’ve stayed for more of it. I was honored to participate in a discussion led by Brian … Read more about Who owns the listing content?
Direct syndication alternatives
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
Larson Skinner is hiring
THE POSITION We are hiring because we need increased capacity to deal with a growing client base! You will provide transactional and policy counsel, with some litigation consultation. You will … Read more about Larson Skinner is hiring
Change the game
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
Zulia vs. ListHub: Manufactured Crisis?
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?
The REDPLAN model content license agreement
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
MLS Direct Syndication Negotiation
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
MLS syndication strategy
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
Broker AVMs? (Pt. 5): Suggestions for NAR
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
Broker AVMs? (Pt. 4): NAR’s proposed policy
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