We are excited to announce that today we launched Upstream’s platform in RMLS (Portland) as Direct Input and ARMLS (Phoenix) and NTREIS (Dallas) as Broker Direct Feed with CRMLS (California Regional), West Penn (Pennsylvania), Realcomp (southeastern Michigan), ABOR (Austin), Northstar (Minnesota), and Ann Arbor (Michigan) soon to follow. We plan to continue our expansion launching in 5 to 6 new markets per month.
We will now begin to onboard brokerages and their vendors in production markets. Here’s how it works:
Prioritizing future markets will be based on participating brokerage locations, MLS participation, and the size of individual MLS markets. Upstream has a goal of providing service to over 250,000 agents by the end of 2018.
We’ve found an increasing number of brokerages are realizing that their data is in the center of our industry’s future. They want to better control and be more responsible with data assets, especially where they have a fiduciary duty to protect their clients. Brokerages representing almost 100,000 agents have signed our Participation Agreement including Baird and Warner, Howard Hanna, Long and Foster, Crye-Leike, Coldwell Banker Bain, BHGRE Rand Realty, and Latter & Blum to name a few.
“You don't have to look very far into any news feed to find a story of data breaches, unauthorized or misuse of data or entities gaining disproportionate gains on the sale of data,” said Dan Elsea, President of Brokerage Services for Real Estate One Family of Companies and Upstream’s Chairman. “Our industry, of course, is based on data, so it is imperative that each broker and real estate practitioner be able to manage and control their data. Upstream provides that opportunity for our industry, and it is wonderful to have our rollout underway. We want to thank the MLS's and brokers who have worked so hard with all the Upstream partners to put together what is really an unprecedented industry program. Look for Upstream to be coming to your market shortly as we roll out across the country.”
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Here are a few BDF screenshots that were taken from our staging environment with sample data. No listing was harmed while collecting these captures!
We seek to create efficiencies by reducing redundant entry, help brokers distribute deliberately by giving them control over who can access their data and inspire innovation by removing artificial barriers when the broker allows.