But also pushback and many obstacles in the way...
What are MLSs doing right, and what are they doing wrong?
This timeline of events shows how the National Association of Realtor’s Upstream project has unfolded each step of the way.
Brokers call for broker-based MLS governance, more transparency from NAR
Move loses bid to provide ListHub-powered platform for broker-lead initiative
RPR to support 'key components' of private broker database
Database aimed at letting brokers send listing data wherever they wish
Large brokers withholding listings from MLS PIN's new public-facing website
The Realty Alliance warns of outside forces not beholden to industry rules
Listing brokers would likely be unable to opt out of data feeds used to create automated valuations
Trulia and The Realty Alliance are also new members
Some MLSs argue that selling valuations to lenders is not part of marketing a property
Former Zillow, MLS executive Bob Bemis warns MLSs that they must adapt or die
MLSs, brokerages and tech companies will continue to grapple with control and use of real estate data