Morrisville,NC (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) announces Art Carter, CEO of California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (California Regional MLS), to serve as vice chair of the RESO board of directors. Carter was installed as vice chair at the RESO spring conference at the headquarters of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR®) in Chicago on April 18.
As CEO of California Regional MLS, the nation’s largest Multiple Listing Service with over 70,000 subscribers from 33 REALTOR® Associations, Carter is highly influential in the real estate industry. In addition to being vice chair of RESO, he is also secretary/treasurer for the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS). Carter was named as one of Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in both 2010 and 2011. In 2012, he also was inducted into the Dr. Almon R. "Bud" Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society in recognition of dedicated service and commitment to advancing the REALTOR® organization and the association management profession.
One of Carter’s responsibilities as vice chair of the board of directors is to help further the strategic goals of the association. As such, Carter is involved with the creation of the Data Dictionary 1.0, a critical piece in driving the adoption and use of the Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS). The RESO Data Dictionary, based on the Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS) protocol, provides common definitions for real estate data and is used by MLSs and real estate industry service providers.
“As vice chair of RESO, I am committed to focusing on the next generation of data standards, expanding on the RESO Data Dictionary, and developing the next generation of transport,” Carter said.
Upcoming projects for RESO include a collaborative effort with leading real estate application developers to unify and modernize the technology responsible for delivering data, completing the final step necessary for plug and play automation. This project is expected to be adopted at the Fall RESO Conference being held in Chicago on September 5-7, 2012.
RESO and the RETS standards movement began in 1999 with the support of the National Association of Realtors® and in November 2011 RESO incorporated itself as an independent, not-for-profit 501 (c)(6) trade organization. RESO currently has over 50 charter members including NAR®, multiple listing services, real estate associations and industry technology providers.
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 50 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 http://www.rets.org.