Can leveling the real estate data standards field be a good thing?

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-4-29-04-amIndustry heavyweights push for changes to alleviate broker pain and costs, drive innovation

By Andrea V. Brambila | inman

In recent years, the idea of MLSs “leveling the playing field” between real estate brokers has been controversial.

Some large brokerages objected to MLSs providing services and tools that their brokers would otherwise offer to agents and consumers to differentiate themselves.

But to Redfin, a brokerage in more than 80 markets across the country, there is at least one area where “leveling the playing field” is welcome: real estate data standards.

Redfin has the most highly-trafficked brokerage website nationwide, and data standards will help virtually all brokers more easily provide the kind of data to consumers that Redfin.com currently does.

Why is that a good thing?

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