Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), announced today that MRED CEO Russ Bergeron has been chosen to serve as a judge at the upcoming “Realogy Innovation Summit – Powered by Retsly”, being held later this week during the National Association of Realtors meetings taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
The summit will feature a two-day (November 6th and 7th) competition for software developers to create new applications for residential real estate during an around-the-clock hackathon using current MLS data content. Nearly 300 software developers will be selected to participate at the event.
In addition to MRED, contributing MLSs include California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS), Sandicor, Connecticut MLS (CTMLS), InterMountain MLS, and MLS Listings. Developers will have access to approximately 2 million listing records during the two day event with which to create property related applications using Retsly’s state-of-the-art API. Besides Bergeron, the judging panel includes other MLS industry leaders: Art Carter, CRMLS CEO; Ray Ewing, CEO of Sandicor; Cameron Payne, CEO at the CTMLS; Greg Manship CEO from InterMountain; and Realogy’s President and CEO Alex Perriello.
Participants will have the opportunity to compete for top honors and cash prizes in a variety of must-have application categories – mobile, search, analytics, marketing, farming and more. After the competition, the winning developers will get to present their innovative ideas in front of more than 25,000 real estate professionals on the trade show floor at the National Association of Realtors Expo. More information about the “Realogy Innovation Summit – Powered by Retsly” can be found here.
“I am honored to have been chosen to participate on such a distinguished panel at the Realogy Innovation Summit,” Bergeron said. “Everyone in our industry should support efforts such as this to produce ideas from the best and brightest. I’m very excited to see what they come up with.”