In a press release today, Prem Luthra of Elm Street Technology unveiled his latest venture, a partnership with This Old House. You may know Prem from his work in marketing at MOVE, Cyberhomes, Real Estate Digital, Xome, and the like. One of his primary and lasting impacts to the real estate industry was the innovation around helping brokers and MLSs monetize the consumer traffic on their website ...READ MORE!
A most provocative talk about Smart Homes and the dangers of the IoT (Internet of Things) kicked-off the first Hacker Connect in New York City last week. Molly Sauter, a PhD candidate and Vanier Scholar from Montreal's McGill University, gave a presentation that scared the crap out of me when she dove into the dangers of today's Smart Home ... READ MORE!
Brokerage firms and franchises across America are already in the data management business. There are 85,000ish firms in America, and each of them struggle to manage their information in one fashion or another. Upstream may be most simply understood as a solution that harmonizes data management into a single solution that is 100% controlled inside the firm, like Google Drive. Given the fiduciary responsibility of firms to comply with real estate law and MLS business rules, Upstream takes special care to provide a platform that delivers assurances that a firms practice's are supported
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As always there is chatter in our industry about more MLS consolidation. After Ann Bailey's proclamation that there should only be 12 MLSs in the United States at CMLS last year, I often get asked how many MLSs should we have? Should we go for s statewide MLS?... READ MORE!
With 2017 in full swing, there is no better time to get prepared for the year ahead. WAVes of Change will provide you with most effective ways to help prep your association for the inevitable evolutions and revolutions the real estate industry may experience this year...READ MORE!
Few people understand industry standards. "That's for the computer geeks," most of us think. Our busy schedules and our tenacious focus on business priorities rarely allow us to fully understand how standards directly impact us every day... READ MORE!