I’m sitting on a panel discussing the Future of the MLS at the National Association of Realtors convention in San Diego. After the announcement of RPR last week, the future is bright/cloudy/great/muddled/uncertain.
As with every conference I attend, I go with a couple goals:
1 – What can I learn that will help my clients?
2 – Learn at least two things that will help me better represent my clients in the Charlottesville area?
3 – What can I learn that will position me ahead of my competition?
– Note that my competition consists of more than Charlottesville Realtors – it’s consumers as well. Consumers are far more tuned in and in touch that ever before, and I have to work that much harder to stay ahead of them. Really, if they consistently know more than I, what value do I bring other than an MLS login and a lockbox key?
Here is a preview of my work-in-progress part of the panel:
Update 14 November: This is the presentation I gave yesterday. Frankly, it’s still a work-in-progress, as things are changing so quickly.
I love that this panel is the second-most pre-registered event at the convention. It really should have been scheduled for at least 90 minutes rather than 60.
Update 18 November 2009: The Realtor newspaper put out during the conference has a recap of the panel.