APIs open the internal architecture of a service to others and the result is often a service of much greater value than the sum of the parts. The most popular data sources accessible through a published API include household names such as Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest. Open architecture in the real estate realm works the same way … or it should.
About Bob Bemis
Bob Bemis, a 28-year veteran of the real estate industry, is the Vice President of Business Development at Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®). Prior to joining RPR, Bob was VP of Partner Relations at Zillow, CEO of the Arizona Regional MLS in Phoenix, and VP of Customer Care at MRIS (the regional MLS for metropolitan Washington, D.C.). Bob has served on the NAR Multiple Listing Issues and Policy Committee and is a past director of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS). Bob and his wife Jenny make their home in suburban Seattle.
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The Advanced Multi-List Platform™ (AMP™), a technological initiative that will reimagine the architecture of the modern MLS system, has been nominated for an Inman 2016 Innovator Award.
The AMP™ system will benefit every segment of the real estate industry, not the least of which are the technology vendors, both large and small, both legacy and newly emerging, all of whom will have access to greater market share as a result of the open AMP™ architecture.
AMP™ offers benefits to the MLS well beyond anything that current technology is capable of offering. As you consider each benefit, remember AMP™ is not a replacement for your MLS service. Rather, it is an alternative to your MLS system technology. The purpose of AMP™ is not to replace current personnel but to give them better tools with which to serve the membership.
In part two of the AMP benefits series, we will discuss how AMP will benefit agents and brokers—the most frequent users of the MLS.
The mission of RPR’s Advanced Multi-List Platform™ (AMP™) is to help MLSs of all sizes to expand the type, quantity, and quality of tools and applications offered to their subscribers. What drives AMP’s innovative technologies—which are leveraged by the same technologies that support RPR’s nationwide, parcel centric database—can be summed up in two words: choice and flexibility.
Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) delivers on-the-go access to an all-encompassing real estate platform, available exclusively to REALTORS®, and offered at no additional cost. Easily accessed through desktop, iOS and Android devices.