Request for Comments "Real Estate Workshop"
I am CEO of a real estate technology start up that deals with data as part of our value proposition, and I am also a licensed real estate agent in California. I feel it is important to express my opinion that innovation around real estate data extends beyond the use of MLS data in consumer portals. It is critical to understand that collaboration and partnership around data and domain knowledge is a better way to ensure innovation and consumer services rather than endorsing overly protective business practices. When we consider progress in other industries, we will find greater rewards than disadvantages in collaboration. In the mortgage industry, we have a standards organization called MISMO and in science, we have the Human Genome project, to name a few. The interests of all stakeholders in our industry must be considered for the betterment of the real estate industry and the consumer. For more specifics, please reference the attached word document.