RESO LogoFor the past three years, the most impactful development in real estate technology has been driven by the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO). This nonprofit entity defines how MLS information is formatted for use by agents and brokerage. For years, this board of directors was mostly led by a combination of MLS executives and technology vendors. However, with today’s announcement you can see that brokerage involvement has reached its highest level. But that’s not all, other new executives from many of America’s largest and finest MLSs have also volunteered to step up and participate in guiding RESO into 2017.

Executive Board of Directors

Art Carter, CEO. Mr. Carter runs California Regional MLS, the nation’s largest MLS supporting over 80,000 subscribers.

Alon Chaver, CIO, HomeServices of America. HomeServices is the second largest brokerage in America behind NRT. Chaver brings incredible technical acumen to RESO having owned and operated iHomefinder, executive role at Trulia, Director for Broker Public Portal, and other significant leadership roles.

Richard Renton is the CEO of the Triad MLS, a regional MLS that covers 11 counties in North Carolina. Renton has been a long time industry leader with long standing support of RESO and the Council of MLS.

Cary Sylvester, VP, Keller Williams, has been steward of the technology solutions at Keller Williams has they ascended to becoming the largest franchise organization in America. Sylvester is also a key contributor to Broker Public Portal and Upstream.

New Members
David Gumpper, Michael Saunders
Steve Byrd, Carolina Multiple Listing Services
Chris Carrillo, Metro MLS
Tim Dain – Austin Central Texas Realty Information Services

Glen Shimkus, DocuSign
Craig Cheatham, The Realty Alliance
Ethan Bailey, CoreLogic
Mark Wise, MOVE
Mark Lesswing, NAR
Chad Curry, NAR
Tom Flanagan, Alain Pinel
Tim Ford, dynaConnections
Jeff Young, RPR
Michael Wurzer, FBS.

WAV Group strongly encourages brokerage firms to join RESO. Remember, this is a non-profit organization whose focus is to improve the data that brokers use. It is a vital resource to brokerages, and one that will not prevail if unsupported. Joining costs very little, and the investment pays massive dividends in improving the data infrastructure that is the lifeblood of our industry.