I was hoping to have more time to write while in Vegas for the NAR Convention, but, alas, my first opportunity is as I wait to board my plane to go back home. I met with many clients and a few prospective clients and the theme in almost every meeting was data sharing among MLSs. I was pleased with these conversations because our new release positions us well to serve MLSs wanting to share data, regionalize and even present a powerful public facing search engine to take control of communicating listing information to consumers with the agents and brokers at the center of that communication.
Related to data sharing is the good momentum RETS is achieving. I don’t have all the details but I understand the NAR MLS Committee is recommending that all MLSs provide a RETS server. Again, FBS is well-positioned to help our clients, as we make available RETS servers to all clients at no additional charge.
This post is starting to sound like an advertisement or something, but I’m just finding it rewarding that we’ve anticipated these industry trends and are able to help our clients achieve their objectives. I’ve got to board now.
P.S. If you’re ever in Vegas and want an amazing meal, go to Prime at the Bellagio. Simply amazing.