The pilot testing continues with MLS Listings, RMLS Portland, West Penn MLS, North Texas Real Estate Information Service (NTREIS) and NorthstarMLS. Broker site visits continue giving UI demos, customizing training needs, identifying broker business rules and qualifying vendors. As a reminder, here is the list of pilot brokers:
We are working closely with our pilot brokers and have added many vendors which are integrating and testing.
Sprint 10 was completed in November focusing on preparations for a live demonstration at NAR Annual. The interface, implementation of RMLS enumerations and multiple vendor integrations were shown to approximately 1000 people in five separate committee meetings. A sample of the presentation can be found here: http://bit.ly/2gN6BvS
Sprint 11 is well underway and has a targeted completion of December 12th with a release on the 21st. Sprint 11 addresses numerous data and UI items but most importantly, an API update allowing data to be returned in a flat, RETS-like format using RESO 1.5 Data Dictionary names. This highly anticipated update accelerates integration with some of our pilot MLS teams.
No headcount changes or additions have been made. We are running lean!.
The Agreements Work Group completed updates to the Upstream/MLS NDA after negotiations with NAR counsel. These updates further protect MLS business logic IP, and a template can be found here: http://bit.ly/2gNCQuZ
• No new governance items since our last update. The next BOM meeting is scheduled for the week of Dec 13th.
NOTE FROM THE CEO
We’ve been very excited to work with all our MLS partners. We are working with CMLS to assemble a comprehensive list of MLS executives we can invite to our MLS Advisory Council which kicks off monthly meetings in January. Additionally, we are starting our monthly “Town Hall” webinars in January. This open forum will allow anyone to have a voice, ask questions and hear directly from me what’s happening with Upstream. We will post the link to sign up for the webinar next week.
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.