Zillow to provide free public record data to MLS providers via an API
News is slowly leaking out from the Zillow MLS Summit in Vegas…
Not sure of all the details but it appears Zillow has found RPR’s old playbook.
UPDATE: Now it’s official
“Organizations like multiple listing services can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to buy or license public record data, and only receive updates to this data periodically. MLSs use this data to help members create listings, and they share the data with members who use it to research their market, speed up listing input and help with prospecting and business development.
Looks like I was reading the tea leaves correctly…
— Greg Robertson (@gregrobertson) April 9, 2015