Sam DeBord is CEO of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO). He has served as president’s liaison for MLS and data management with the National Association of REALTORS®; managing broker for Coldwell Banker Danforth; a REACH Mentor; and a director for NAR, Second Century Ventures, and CRMLS.
More consistency across MLSs will help build trust with brokers, agents, and consumers, says RESO CEO Sam DeBord in the final article in our MLS 2021 series.
Looking through a consumer lens will help ensure your MLS is setting policies and using terminology that put consumers’ needs first.
MLSs can't allow fragmentation, outdated rules, and outdated technology interfere with the experience our industry should be providing to consumers.
The business environment looks radically different than it did just a few years ago. How does that change the way your MLS operates?
The brokerage cooperative that has served real estate for more than 100 years has never faced more pressure. The path forward is affirmative transparency.
Learn how to take advantage of member benefits and tools to improve your brokerage operations and provide greater value for agents.
In some ways, real estate’s listing system is comparable to the tangled web of tax reporting. But the reform that Project Upstream offers will streamline and improve the system for brokers and agents alike.
Our guest editor Sam DeBord looks at how today’s hyperconnectivity has widened business opportunities and created networks of spaces to keep agents safe on the job.
Get recommendations on products and strategies real estate brokers can use to leverage data and effectively increase their bottom line.
It takes a whole community to ensure safety. Here’s how lenders and title and escrow companies can get involved in the effort.
Is your company website populated by a few tumbleweeds and a lonely cricket? Learn how to build a powerful lead generating tool that will host busy agent activity and eager buyers and sellers.
The solution to one of the main dangers to real estate professionals is right in front of our faces. But it’s going to take all of us collaborating for safety to succeed.
Sam DeBord explains how he shot a mobile-friendly, professional-looking video of one of his listings in less than an hour.
Brokers can use online automated valuations as a way to educate clients and attract new business. Here’s how.
Changes to the MID would punish those who make mortgage payments on time.