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The Broker / Startup Strategic Argument Against Standardized Feed Platforms

by Drew Meyers on 3:10 pm April 12, 2017

Upstream, Broker Portal, and MLS Data

There’s a number of arguments for the use of standardized MLS data feeds across many MLS’ by real estate brokerages and startups: Compliance is a pain in the ass. Legal is a pain in the ass. Every MLS feed contains different fields, which ends up being a pain in the ass. Fees differ by MLS. Another pain in the ass. Most engineers a brokerage/startup hire don’t know the nuances of MLS feeds. That means a big learning curve, which leads to an (expensive) pain in the ass. Feeds … Read More »

Real Estate Standards Organization Releases Free Web API Tools For Developers

by Michael Price on 8:47 am March 28, 2017

I just saw a post on Linkedin from Jeremy Crawford, CEO of RESO regarding the release of a new API designed to allow technology companies create connections to MLS data. Innovation like this and the Spark platform from FBS are sure to accelerate a great deal of the Proptech activity that is currently underway. Read the update here: What’s also exciting is what this means: this desktop client application is written with reusable code libraries using .NET C# that allows rapid development of API client … 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 »

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