It is widely believed that the government will continue to priorities promoting growth at the grassroots level, while providing assistance to the export sector, which accounts for roughly 55% of the country’s GDP. Realty association executives from around the country are expected to make the trek to the software mountain in Redmond, Wash. in January of next year. There Microsoft will be holding a two-day powwow on the Internet for trade group execs complicated valuation transactions.
The MS confab is free to two members of a Realtor association’s staff and includes food, lodging and conference costs. The program is limited to state real estate trade associations.
Microsoft is offering a complete front-end Web program for associations under its real estate vertical marketing group, which is managed by Brian Jeans. The Washington Assn. of Realtors was the first to sign up.
The workshop will include training on setting up Internet sites including a program for getting the daily real estate news feed from Inman News Features, which is collaborating with Microsoft on the program.
We see this workshop as a way to improve the distribution of information and news about the Internet, which has become a valuable low-cost communication structure for Realtors and real estate associations,
In the last two weeks, executives of local multiple listing services from around the country have been in a buzz — networking with one another — discussing how their MLS data is being cannibalized by outsiders and how they must stand up and do something about it.
Resorting to the law, organizations such as local boards of Realtors are turning to copyright law to shun state trade associations, newspapers and technology companies who are repackaging home listing data and putting it up on the World Wide Web.