Technology

ICheck is ‘Robocop’ for real estate listings

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tony Russo, a real estate agent with a background in technology, got fed up with errors and rule violations in property listings information that other agents entered into the multiple listing service database. In some cases the errors were inadvertent and in others they may have been purposeful -- an attempt by listing agents to work both sides of the transaction, for example. So he took the matter into his own hands. Russo, a real estate agent with a background in technology, built iCheck, an automated system that scans property listings in MLS databases for compliance with the MLS rules and for standard types of errors, such as the entry of information in the wrong data field, typos and failure to enter specific property information. ICheck is a sort of "Robocop" for property listings information. The system has an automated notification system that is triggered by detected errors, and it also logs all communications related to this detection. While Russo is st...