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Real estate working group seeks improved data standards

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Clareity Consulting, a real estate consulting company, will facilitate a series of meetings this year to improve national real estate data standards and provide more ease of use for real estate technology applications, the company announced today. The meetings are part of an effort to establish a Real Estate Software Open Standards Work Group, Clareity announced. The work group grew out of a discussion at an MLS Vendor Technology Summit in Las Vegas organized by Clareity. The attendees included technology officers and senior executives of many real estate and MLS software companies, including FBS, Fidelity, First American (formerly MarketLinx and Interealty), Realigent, Stratus Data Systems and Tarasoft, according to the announcement. The group reviewed new MLS technologies, data distribution and tracking technologies, and "single sign-on" technologies that allow users to access multiple real estate applications with a single login. While single sign-on "can be a great convenience ....