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Are brokers tilting at windmills with Upstream?

by Greg Robertson on October 3rd, 2016

don-quixoteFrom Inman News:

“At a private conference this week in Houston, Realogy Franchise Group CEO Alex Perriello questioned Upstream’s value proposition and whether the bifurcation of listing distribution could stifle innovation and add unnecessary costs because not all brokers and MLSs will participate.”

I listened to Mr. Perriello’s comments and concerns and I have to say they were very well thought out. I’m hoping (but doubt) the audio or transcript would be made available. I’ve also heard, from some, that Upstream doesn’t need the support of Franchisors to succeed. Which is true. But when many industry leaders start doubting whether Upstream could be properly executed, you have to take time to pause and reflect. This could get very embarrassing for the industry.

From → MLS, News, Realogy, Upstream

  1. Robert Drummer permalink

    But Upstream needs Black Knight to play ball and the comments about Paragon for Brokers made me wonder what BK’s long term view might be.

    I’m not sure how long the RPR deal for data lasts but wouldn’t that be something if the rug were pulled out? There’s no way CoreLogic would jump in to help with data.

    *runs for the exit*

  2. It’s all like, VHS or Betamax, again.

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