Gary Keller talks about Upstream at their huge Family Reunion conference in Vegas, saying "Zillow should not be managing our data." We agree!
See Brad Inman's coverage here: bit.ly/2ldWjq5
Upstream continued on-site Discovery meetings with both MLS and Brokerage Pilot participants. The Pilot team completed the final Phase 1 Discovery meetings:
Additionally, the team continued Discovery meetings in the seven selected Phase II Pilot markets:
The Product team completed the release of Upstream Sprint 12. The following key features were released to the Upstream sandbox environment for pilot program developers to consume:
No headcount changes or additions. We are running lean!.
The Agreements Work Group is working on the final agreements (non-beta).
No new Governance items
NOTE FROM THE CEO
I’m excited about this last release as it provides a transport format that better aligns to RESO standards and is far easier to consume for our pilot participants. We can now resume discussions with MLS vendors such as Core Logic and FBS as this new format will reduce development time.
Additionally, we have made great progress with our MLS Advisory Group and are working on many of their ideas to facilitate adoption.
Finally, just like the stake in the ground, I placed when committed to doing a live demo at NAR Annual last November, I am doing it again. I’m committing to show full integration from a brokerage to an MLS and their vendors in a “production-like” environment. You heard (okay, read) it here first.
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.