Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, recently announced it will host the company’s second innovation summit in a six-month span.
The “Realogy Innovation Summit – Powered by Retsly” will feature a two-day competition for software developers to create new applications for residential real estate in an around-the-clock environment using current MLS listings and data in a secure environment. Up to 300 software developers will be selected to participate at the event, which will take place Nov. 6-7 concurrent with the 2013 National Association of REALTORS® Conference and Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
“Realogy is committed to fostering innovation in the real estate industry,” says Alex Perriello, president and chief executive officer of the Realogy Franchise Group. “The Realogy Innovation Summit – Powered by Retsly is designed to challenge the most creative software developers to focus their efforts on using property listings in big data applications for the real estate space. It will be dramatic to see what new applications will be conceived in such a compressed period of time. For us, this event is a complementary extension of the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit we held in June that showcased 15 top emerging technology companies and their newly created products and service offerings.”
Powered by Retsly Software’s unique data platform, this first-of-its-kind event for the real estate industry will make property listings available in a secure programming environment, with data feeds from some of the nation’s largest multiple listing services and the proprietary listings databases of Realogy’s residential real estate franchise brands: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, ERA Real Estate and Sotheby’s International Realty. Participating MLS associations include California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Midwest Real Estate Data, Sandicor, Connecticut MLS, InterMountain MLS, and MLSListings.com. In aggregate, the Retsly data platform will provide developers with access to approximately 2 million property listings during the two-day event.