Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

SAN DIEGO -- Executives with a new subsidiary created by the National Association of Realtors to build a national property database are facing some skeptics and critics as they hold briefings on the product at NAR's annual conference.The database is expected to eventually include records on every parcel in the U.S., residential and commercial, combining public property records with data from multiple listing services (MLSs) and commercial information exchanges (CIEs).Some MLS executives attending the conference say they want additional assurances that it won't compete with services they offer. In addition, some NAR members -- particularly appraisers -- aren't happy that the project's business model relies on selling automated valuations to lenders and government agencies.Some skeptics at t...