Real Estate Standards Organization Elects Directors

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Balloting for the 2013 Board of Directors election has closed and RESO is pleased to announce the new board members who will take office on January 1, 2013.

Balloting for the first official election for the Real Estate Standards Organization’s (RESO) 2013 Board of Directors has closed and new board members will take office on January 1, 2013. The RESO membership elected six directors for one- and two-year terms on the Board of Directors. The directors were selected from the Class B and Class C membership categories.

Rich Lull, LPS MLS Solutions, will join the Board of Directors as the newly elected Class B Director serving a one-year term. Rob Overman, nōshun software, was re-elected to serve a two-year term as a Class B Director. The newly elected Class C Directors include Russ Bergeron, MidWest Real Estate Data LLC, and Jeremy Crawford, MLSListings Inc., both of whom were elected to serve one-year terms. Steve Byrd, Carolina Multiple Listing Services Inc., and Rebecca Jensen,, were re-elected for additional two-year terms as Class C Directors.

The RESO Board of Directors will hold its first official meeting in January 2013. During this meeting the 2013 officers will be selected to serve one-year terms.

Mark Lesswing, RESO 2012 Director, remarked, “I am looking forward to working with my fellow RESO directors in 2013. It is a privilege to be a part of such a talented group of people who are committed to making a change in the standard-setting process for the real estate transaction industry. I am excited about what the future holds for RESO and its members.”

About the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO)
The vision of the Real Estate Standards Organization is to promote and enrich accepted data standards and processes utilized by all professionals in the fully automated real estate transaction through the Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS). RESO focuses its efforts toward providing an environment for the development and implementation of data standards and processes that facilitate innovation, ensure portability, eliminate redundancies and obtain maximum efficiencies for all parties participating in the real estate transaction. RESO incorporated in November 2011 as an independent, not-for-profit trade organization having functioned previously as a section of the National Association of REALTORS®. The RESO membership currently resides at 64 charter members including NAR®, multiple listing services, real estate associations and industry technology providers. For more information about RESO, please call 919-459-2070 or visit

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