MLS & Associations

Tech firms to show off ‘latest whiz bang, wow, neat, killer app’

Trade group pushes adoption of real estate data standards in advance of Jan. 1 deadline

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Technology companies looking to join the real estate industry are set to get a big assist by year's end. By Jan. 1, the lion's share of multiple listing services are required to switch over to a real estate data standard that will make it faster and easier for them to roll out tools to agents across the country. Firms that want to get a head start may want to consider attending a "Show N Tell" session at the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) spring conference in Chicago on June 2. Most of the 150 or so attendees will be executives or technologists of MLSs, associations and brokerages -- the folks who decide which tech products to offer the nation's real estate agents. "If someone has the latest whiz bang, wow, neat, killer app that our real estate industry is just dying to see, they get an opportunity to present," RESO spokesman Kevin Hawkins told Inman. RESO is a nonprofit that aims to foster software innovation and improve efficiency in real estate transactions. ...