SOURCE: MLS Listings Inc.

MLS Listings Inc.

April 15, 2015 13:30 ET

MLSListings Accelerates Industry Standardization

Silicon Valley's MLS Promotes Coast-to-Coast Real Estate Language

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - April 15, 2015) - As an industry leader in the push to adopt uniform real estate data standards, MLSListings Inc. has become one of the first multiple listing services (MLSs) to have earned the Real Estate Standards Organization's (RESO's) Data Dictionary Certification. MLSListings is the only MLS in the nation to have earned both RESO server certifications combined with the data dictionary certification for data distribution, becoming the example of the standard for which MLSs are striving.

RESO is an organization that focuses on the validity and implementation of national real estate standards, and the Data Dictionary Certification is the latest in RESO efforts to bring a uniformed data set to real estate.

"Consistent national data saves time and money," says Bob Gottesman, executive director at RESO, "because it makes it easier for MLSs, vendors, and other third parties to develop new, data-driven applications and services that can serve all REALTORS®, agents, and consumers in North America."

MLSListings has played an integral part in various RESO committees and standards meetings, as well as the creation of the Data Dictionary.

"Implementing national data standards is paramount for our brokers and agents, as well as those across the country, to create products using their data for marketing, statistics, and new products," says Jim Harrison, RCE, CAE, president and CEO of MLSListings Inc. "I am proud that we've had a hand in the creation of these new standards since their inception."

MLSListings is a charter member of RESO, and MLSListings Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Crawford is serving a second term on the RESO board of directors. MLSListings engineers are also members and leaders for several RESO committees, including the Data Dictionary, Property Unique Identifier, and Transport workgroups

About MLSListings Inc.

MLSListings Inc. is recognized as a premiere multiple listing service in the nation. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley and specializing in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo counties, MLSListings enables real estate professionals to conduct business using leading technology solutions and services. Facilitating more than $70 billion in annual real estate transactions, the MLSListings database is the lifeblood of real estate in Silicon Valley, providing real estate professionals, as well as consumers, with data that is updated every five minutes.

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