I just got off the phone with Glenn Roberts from Inman News, who called to learn more about the FBS Blog and the Future of MLS Wiki. Glenn asked a lot of great questions and I hope my responses were okay. I’m not exactly a seasoned veteran with reporters (this was only my third or fourth interview in my whole life), and it’s always an interesting experience.
It will be interesting to see what Glenn ends up writing, and I hope it brings some good publicity to the Future of MLS Wiki and fosters the discussion about data standards, the NAR Gateway idea, and how cooperation among agents and brokers can be fostered by the MLS in the context of promoting listing content for the benefit of consumers. In the next week, I hope to have some more content up at the wiki, but it would be great if others wanted to jump in now, too.
Here are two specific ways to begin the discussion:
1. If anyone has and can post the report from the NAR’s MLS Presidential Advisory Group recommending the Gateway, please do so here. Much has been said about this document, but it’s not publicly available anywhere as far as I know. Once it’s available, perhaps more substantive discussion will occur.
2. What are your thoughts about the statement of principles from the California Association of REALTORS MLS work group? Do you agree with them? Do you have any suggestions for modification? Would they work for your MLS? Post your commments or edit the document directly.
Thanks, too, to Mark Flavin for posting about the Future of MLS Wiki.