Continuing the theme of love, standards, and sharing in the New Year, it’s good to see the news from Zillow, Yahoo!, Trulia, and other real estate listing sites that they will work together with RESO to ensure data standardization using RETS. That’s a big win for the brokers and the real estate industry as a whole, as it will add great efficiency to their processes. The RETS Data Schema workgroup deserves a lot of credit for creating a thorough and flexible XML schema over the last couple of years. I know that was a lot of work, but it’s showing great results now.
Coverage in the press and blogoshpere has been very positive: