In this episode, I speak with a longtime friend of Notorious — who even writes here periodically — Sam DeBord, CEO of RESO, Real Estate Standards Organization. But rather than go on and on about real estate data standards, which is of interest to… well… even fewer people than are interested in real estate or MLS issues, we decided to discuss Sam’s five-part series on the MLS. You can and should read all five parts if you’re in the MLS space (or interested in it). Start with Part 1 here: The Marketplace MLS Mandate.
We went over all five parts, got his thoughts on why the MLS needs to be thinking along these lines, and what the implications might be.
Plus, as we did with the Joe Rand conversation, we shared this on YouTube as well to see whether you actually wanted to see talking heads or not.
Conversation with Sam DeBord, RESO
Bio of Sam DeBord:
Sam DeBord is CEO of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO). He has served in a wide range of industry leadership positions including as President’s Liaison for MLS and Data Management with the National Association of REALTORS®. He sits on the Board of Directors for NAR, Second Century Ventures, and CRMLS. Previously, he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in management and technology consulting. DeBord is also a recognized real estate industry writer for REALTOR® Magazine, Inman News, and the Swanepoel Trends Report.