The Future of the MLS in One Word: Team
After spending 30 years in the real estate industry, you get to know people. And since I’ve been asked this question by many of you in the past few months, I thought I’d explain it here.
In February, I made the leap from independent MLS consultant to working with Stefan Swanepoel and Jack Miller as president of the newly formed T3 MLS, a division of T3 Sixty real estate consulting services.
I’ve been asked, “Why did you make the move?” In a word: TEAM!
Stefan, Jack and I have each spent decades helping to transform organized real estate, but so much work still needs to be done. If we work as a team, we stand a much better chance of making a difference.
It’s been a whirlwind of activity since I joined T3 Sixty a little over 60 days ago, and the combined strength of our team’s research, thought-leadership, technology, vision and events is very exciting. We are becoming well-established as the premiere strategic management consultancy for MLSs, associations, brokers and technology service providers.
I hope you have a chance to experience some of my optimism and enthusiasm about the future of MLS by connecting with me at the T3 Summit or at NAR’s mid-year legislative meetings in Washington the week of May 15. (It’s my 33rd annual conference; clearly many of us have been around this space for quite a while and that makes us wiser, right?)
“When you need to innovate, you need collaboration”
This is an exciting time for those of us who embrace change. Frankly, I find that creating new, bigger and better MLSs is the most interesting work I have done in 33 years.
I am extremely grateful to all my clients who give me the opportunity to facilitate and advise. I’m excited for them – and for those who are ready for what is to come.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to be of service. Let the fun continue.