Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
Negotiating Skills: Skills for Sales Success: Part Six.
Customer Relationship Building: Skills for Sales Success: Part Seven.
A Consumer Advocate Approach to Real Estate & Mortgages: Courses 1 & 2.
Accredited Buyer's Representative.
Bundle 2: CIPS Elective Courses (Non-US Version).

The MLS Public Portal Debate: Take Back Your Future – Or Is It Too Late?

Have a comment on this article? Share on Facebook!

By Saul Klein

John Reilly, director of RealTown, and I have been around Internet listing display and listing data distribution since their inception. Based on what we’ve learned over the last 19 years, and more recently over the last five years, we believe there is room for different “public portal real estate models.”

It is our firm and unmoving belief that if there was ever a time for the industry to “take back its future,” that time is now, especially with last month’s NAR Board of Directors meeting in Chicago, the last of which took place on August 26, 1996, when the NAR Directors decided to turn over realtor.com® to Stuart Wolfe, et al. What you see of realtor.com® and the Web landscape today is in large part a result of decisions made in 1996. But NAR and realtor.com® are not the only solutions to the data concerns of industry stakeholders today. World-class, public MLS and association portals, not reliant upon dues for operation, can be influential as we move forward.

Based in part on the timing of the latest NAR conversations around MLS public portals and core, basic and optional services, Point2 set out to create a no-cost portal solution for MLSs/associations that provides:

Continue Reading 1 2 3

Want instant access to great articles like this for your blog or newsletter? Check out our 30-day FREE trial of REsource Licensed Real Estate Content Solutions. Need easy stay-in-touch e-Marketing solutions too? Try Pop-a-Note for 99 cents!
Join RISMedia on Twitter and Facebook to connect with us and share your thoughts on this and other topics.




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Copyright© 2014 RISMedia, The Leader in Real Estate Information Systems and Real Estate News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be republished without permission from RISMedia.

Content on this website is copyrighted and may not be redistributed without express written permission from RISMedia. Access to RISMedia archives and thousands of articles like this, as well as consumer real estate videos, are available through RISMedia's REsource Licensed Content Solutions. Offering the industry’s most comprehensive and affordable content packages. Click here to learn more! http://resource.rismedia.com

Our Latest News >>