At present, MLSs are run like nonprofits. And without a way to raise capital, industry executives limit their vision based on the resources at hand. But what if there were no constraints? What kind of Big Hairy Audacious Goals could MLSs pursue with funding from deep-pocketed venture investors?
In this episode of Industry Relations, Rob and Greg are challenging MLS execs to consider what they would do differently with access to significant capital. Greg weighs in on the discussions around implementing the MLS Statement 8.0 Clear Cooperation Policy (otherwise known as Ocho) that took place at Inman Connect, describing how the differences among individual MLSs will inform its implementation.
Greg and Rob go on to discuss how the challenges associated with switching MLS vendors benefit incumbents and why most MLSs adopt a system of choice approach to consolidation. Listen in for Rob’s take on how MLS execs constrain their vision based on the resources available and take up Greg’s challenge to think about what you would do differently with $5M, $50M or even $500M.
The discussion regarding how to implement the Clear Cooperation Policy at Inman Connect
How Ocho impacts Compass’ strategy for differentiating its listings
How the differences among MLS Coming Soon policies will inform Ocho’s implementation
The possibilities for interpretation around what qualifies as marketing
How the challenges associated with switching vendors benefit incumbent MLSs
What’s behind the system of choice approach adopted by most MLSs
Why Rob contends that MLS execs constrain their vision based on resources
NAR as a trade organization vs. the MLS as a tech product + service provider
Greg’s challenge for MLS execs to consider what they would do with access to capital
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