Upstream launches website, pledges unity with MLSs

  • Upstream -- an industry-backed data management and distribution platform -- has launched a website designed to provide transparency into the project.
  • In a mission statement on the website, Upstream expressed commitment to cooperating with MLSs and democratic control.

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Want to learn more about how Upstream works and how the whole project is panning out? Real estate agents can now visit to review a mission statement and updates on the industry-built real estate data aggregation and distribution platform. On the new website, Upstream -- which is currently piloting its platform in a handful of markets -- expresses a commitment to transparency, cooperation with multiple listing services (MLSs) and democratic control. The company also lists its board of management and other resources on the site. In partnership with NAR (National Association of Realtors) subsidiary RPR (Realtors Property Resource), Upstream is building a data entry and collection platform that will function as a middleman between real estate firms and the recipients of their data, which include both MLSs and technology vendors. Upstream creates a single point of entry for all real estate data and eliminates "duplicative data entry costs" and gives "...