Data share is dead! Long live data share!
Speaking of MLSListings.
“MLSListings has launched another data share agreement that will connect your business to the East Bay through the MLSListings platform as your single point of entry. We’re excited to announce you now have access to data from all the East Bay MLSs: Bay East Association of REALTORS®, Contra Costa County Association of REALTORS, and East Bay Regional MLS (Oakland-Berkeley) – without having to connect to separate MLS platforms. And that’s just the beginning!”
Consolidation is a tricky thing. Looks like a few Northern California area MLS providers have chosen data share as a first step. While others have chosen a different route, every market has their own challenges.
To get an idea of the MLS landscape in California and the challenges of consolidation, please check out my conversation with Art Carter, CEO of CRMLS, on my podcast Listing Bits.