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FBS acquires Solid Earth’s Spring software platform

by Michael Price on 9:46 am December 4, 2017

FBS, the creators of the industry-leading Flexmls® System and Spark Platform, announced today the acquisition of Solid Earth’s Spring software platform along with the hiring of the Spring team. Combining the Spring® Portal, the Spark® API, and the Flexmls® System establishes a completely new, powerful platform that puts MLSs, brokers, and agents in full control of their data and brand to clearly to beautifully showcase their unique value propositions to their client-bases on both web and mobile platforms. Earlier this year FBS and Solid Earth created a partnership that put the power … Read More »

NAR Doubling Down on Upstream. Why?

by Drew Meyers on 11:01 am May 22, 2017

NAR is putting another $9 into Upstream. There was a comment thread in Inman’s Facebook group this weekend discussing the news and strategy behind it. I must admit, I still don’t really get it — at least not to the tune of $9 million in backing. Couldn’t existing MLS vendors such as Flex or Rapattoni, or even Bridge Interactive Group, tackle this issue at a much, much more affordable price point — and in a fraction of the time? Those with more knowledge than me, would love to … Read More »

Trestle, and a Crowded MLS Data Syndication Space

by Drew Meyers on 8:41 pm March 16, 2017

I came across CoreLogic’s Trestle offering today as a result of listening to the latest Listing Bits podcast with Kevin Greene. (All Listing Bits episodes on iTunes here). What exactly is Trestle? The ultimate listing data management and property information tool for brokers, technology providers, and multiple listing organizations. The way I understand it is it’s a platform for vendors to more seamlessly access MLS data feeds plus the ability to pay fees from one location. The goal is to alleviate the headache with launching … Read More »

FBS Creates a platform to “Light Up” RE Tech Start Ups

by Michael Price on 5:08 am November 12, 2014

Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with the development of several real estate technology initiatives involving the licensing of MLS data. It can be a daunting task to work through the intricacies and nuances that are so disparate from one market to another. It’s great to see that after so many years the efforts to finalize and more importantly, implement an across the board data standard are finally beginning to reach their goals. Of the many companies that have created the technology platforms that … Read More »

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Michael Wurzer

by Drew Meyers on 11:10 am August 21, 2014

In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Michael Wurzer, President of FBS. Without further ado, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? I’m President and CEO of FBS, which creates the Flexmls line of real estate software. I’m privileged to work with 70 other employee-owners (FBS is 100% employee owned) all dedicated to the future of MLS and real estate software. FBS has been serving MLSs for over 30 years and the last few years have been the most exciting as our … Read More »

Spark – An App Store for Real Estate

by Drew Meyers on 1:49 am August 29, 2012

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to see the real estate app store that Spark is working on (aiming for an October launch). Why? Getting nationwide MLS listing data has been a problem without a clear solution for way too long.  Head over to 1000watt and watch the video with Brian Boero and Michael Wurzer from FBS discuss the new Spark platform. Do you think this will be the one real estate app store that gains significant traction within the industry?

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