RESO recently announced both the results of the Board election as well as the election for officers, and I’m excited and thankful to announce that I was re-elected to the Board and also elected as Vice Chair by my fellow Board members.
I also want to congratulate the others elected to the Board and officer positions, and thank them and everyone else who ran for their contributions to RESO. The growth of the standards effort would not be possible without such a strong commitment from the community.
Looking ahead to the next year, as I noted in my candidacy statement, three of the most important priorities I see for RESO are:
- Establishment of a standard API for updating listings (and related content) in MLS or other databases;
- Determination of whether replication of MLS data should remain a standard or best practice for the development of applications, and, if so, creation of a standard for streaming updates that makes replication easier and more efficient to start and maintain for all parties; and
- Increase utilization of Data Dictionary and Web API implementations.
Of course, other Directors will have different priorities and I’m excited to work with them during the upcoming strategic planning and Board meetings to define those priorities and together chart the course for RESO in the years ahead. So much work has been done to lay the foundation for standards but even more exciting work lies in the years ahead. I’m grateful for the trust the RESO community and Board has put in me and I look forward to earning that trust in the year ahead.