MLS and RSS Feeds

Sep 23, 2007 Michael Wurzer

Mark Flavin has an interesting post today about the usefulness of wireless access to MLS systems.  We’re going to review some statistics regarding usage of flexmls wireless access, and will post on that analysis when we’re done.

In the meantime, the idea that demand can sometimes outstrip usefulness made me think about RSS feeds and the MLS system.  What are the best use cases you can think of for RSS feeds and the MLS system?  Hot sheets, perhaps?  An RSS reader doesn’t seem to be the best way to review new or changed listings.  A replacement for automatic e-mail updates?  Again, readers seem ill-suited to this purpose.  Anyway, what are your thoughts on how RSS could be made useful in MLS systems?