Secrets of a Smarter MLS Podcast
The MLS is Making the Market Work® … but what is making the MLS work?
Andy Woolley interviews industry leaders in the Secrets of a Smarter MLS podcast. Listen in as they detail the strategy, operations, and execution that enable the smart MLS to power an efficient and vibrant real estate market.
Power is gained by sharing knowledge. Experience is a master teacher. We hope this podcast will be a platform for collaboration, sharing ideas to empower all MLSs to operate smarter.
Whether you are an MLS director or executive interested in learning the fundamentals powering the smart MLS, or just want to hear some great career advice, the Secrets of a Smarter MLS Podcast is for you.
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A free, open, and transparent market works. Easy to say, difficult to prove, unless you are Bright MLS. Brian shares details of their study analyzing properties listed, marketed, and sold on the MLS compared to properties sold off the MLS. Rather than speaking in generalities, the study uncovered empirical evidence supporting the assertion that the MLS works. Beyond its role providing a transparent, unbiased marketplace, the MLS provides consumers unquestionable value.
16 – Rene Galicia, Director of MLS Engagement, National Association of REALTORS | NAR and MLSs Collaborate
NAR is expanding its cooperation with the MLS community, due in large part to Rene’s role as the liaison to local MLSs. Rene and Andy discuss NARs recent efforts to collaborate with the Council of MLSs to evolve MLS policy, NAR role enforcing RESO data standards, and NAR’s successful efforts supporting members through the pandemic.
RMLS™, the Northwest’s largest REALTOR®-owned multiple listing service is hyper focussed on serving their 15,000 members. Terry explains how RMLS expanded training services during COVID-19, virtualized classrooms that will continue into the future. Terry and Andy also review improving market trends in the RMLS area, with some golf banter mixed in for fun!
“Stress: what we can’t function without becomes problematic when out of control,” notes clinical psychologist Dr. Barry Hayes. Today’s podcast is a practical exercise in stress management. Do not drive while listening!
13 – Hotsheet Episode | Nicole Aguilar, Director of Marketing & Communications, California Regional MLS
As the communications director for the largest MLS organization, Nicole discusses with Andy how she delivers consistent messaging to over 100,000 members of CRMLS, along with the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the content being delivered and the engagement of CRMLS members.
HAR is guiding members through challenging times by protecting real estate’s status as an essential service, expanding online training, and eliminating $5 million in fees. They have learned a smarter way to operate that will continue well into the future.
Meet The Host
Vice President, Industry Devolvement
A 21-year veteran of the real estate media and technology industry, Andy Woolley was named vice president of industry development in 2015, and is responsible for cultivating and developing MLS, broker, franchise, and other growth-oriented industry partnerships for Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises.
Woolley focuses closely on building and strengthening Homes.com’s relationships with MLSs, national franchise brands, and other key industry groups around the country. Most recently, Woolley served as Homes.com’s vice president, overseeing sales and customer service. Under his leadership, the company launched Homes Connect, the real estate industry’s first truly integrated marketing platform, serving real estate agents, brokers and MLS partners
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