I usually think lists of the “top” this or “most” that are pretty irrelevant but my being named by Inman News as one of the 25 most influential bloggers in the real estate industry for 2008 may be useful to bring more attention and good discussion to the hot issues in the MLS industry, especially data standards and the impact they can have on issues like regionalization, syndication, and consumer facing MLS sites.
Congratulations also to the other bloggers named and especially to those I read regularly, such as Kris Berg, Teresa Boardman, Jay Thompson, Lani Anglin-Rosales, Greg Swann, Joel Burslem, Dustin Luther, Glenn Kelman, and Greg Robertson (who is inimitable as well as notable).
P.S. One thing I wonder about is why Inman is charging to see a list. It just seems weird.