Welcome to The Data Advocate

Welcome to The Data Advocate

Welcome to The Data Advocate. Our mission is to inform, educate, and stimulate interest and conversation about data, information, and the real estate industry. We bring content, ideas and background resources that we believe are relevant to the controversial data...

Can MLS Public Portals Compete?

In a recent article on REALTOR.org, Carolyn Schwaar asked a question that is drawing a lot of attention these days and will likely be the subject of much conversation at the upcoming NAR Conference & Expo next week – “Can local MLSs launch public-facing listing...

Zillow Acquires Showing Time

Adding Lockbox To the Equation There have been a ton of articles this week concerning the Zillow acquisition of Showing Time for a cool half-billion dollars. My eye caught an article in Inman that noted “Before the consumer even begins the transaction, there are two...

Data is the New Solar

Data is the New Solar…   Write this down… Put it where you can see it Look at it every day. Two authors who helped contextualize my ideas around data collection, display, and monetization are Alvin Toffler, and John Hagel. Over the years, as I have...

MLS as seen in 2008

We must redefine the role of the REALTOR®, the MLS, and the Association in the evolution of technology, the Internet, and an engaged world This will require a Conversation at all levels of our organizations.The Future of MLS