In recent weeks there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the rights of brokers and Multiple Listing Servers in controlling the way their content is displayed on property search websites. MLSs and brokers are increasingly expressing concerns about the misuse of their data being syndicated to real estate portals. While syndication provides increased exposure for listings, some real estate portals use syndicated data in ways that do not necessarily benefit real estate professionals.
As part of Homes.com’s efforts to address these industry concerns, Homes.com will be represented at the upcoming Council of Multiple Listing Services conference, entitled “Data Syndication and Licensing: Do You Know Where Your Data Is?” in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 10. Andy Woolley, vice president of Dominion Homes Media/Homes.com, will be a guest speaker on a panel.
The conference will address issues like the licensing, protection and accuracy of your MLS content and brokers’ concerns about the way their listings are being displayed, as well as potential solutions to these problems. Do you have a concern you’d like to see addressed or a suggestion you want real estate portals to implement? Stop by and make your voice heard!
A recent study by respected industry leader Clareity Consulting on the issues of data syndication and licensing rated Homes.com the #1 most industry-friendly real estate portal ahead of Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia and others. Homes.com supports the New Syndication Bill of Rights outlined in the study and remains fully committed to serving the best interests of our consumers and advertisers.
Click here to see the full Clareity study findings.
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