On December 4th Inman News Associate Editor Andrea Brambila published a great, long article about Spring. She described the platform as a new “lean MLS” platform and went on to quote blog posts from me and from Solid Earth’s Chief Marketing Officer Bill Fowler and Clareity Chief Technologist Matt Cohen. Following the post, comments have come in (so far) from several industry thought leaders like Seth Siegler, Bryan Robertson and Mike Audet.
- Seth Siegler is a former broker customer of ours from Charleston South Carolina who has started a successful series of real estate tech companies, most recently winning second place at the Realogy Innovation Summit Hackathon in San Francisco with his new app Curb Call.
- Bryan Robertson is a former Director at the California Regional MLS and a big broker in San Francisco.
- Mike Audet is an experienced industry veteran and selection consultant for many MLSs as principal at The WAV Group.
Mike is sort of pushing back on us a little but Seth and Bryan are both really positive. Bryan said:
“This is on the right path to freeing data for open implementation by brokers without restriction. If this takes hold in the marketplace, other MLS vendors will (hopefully) stop forcing brokers to pay for unnecessary services or access/use of their own listings and data.”.
Exactly! Bryan is such a smart guy!
The conversation is very validating for us, and while we understand Mike’s viewpoint, we are eminently confident that our strategy is the right one for our company and is the best, most value additive strategy for our customers. Come over to Andrea’s article and make your views known.