Author Archive

Does MLS Need to Change More Quickly?

CRT began advocating APIs for the industry in 2008. The first group we approached was RESO. We believed that the MLS community had the mode to gain from this approach. Unfortunately, we misjudged the audience and were not prepared...
June 27, 2014

The Pi Emerges in Real Estate

If you have seen any of my presentation over the last year, you know that I reference the Raspberry Pi as an interesting piece of technology. For a very low cost (fully loaded less than $90), you can build...
April 5, 2013

Creating E-Mail Trails with Node.js

Messaging, voice-mails and face-to-face meetings are all useful types of communication but there is still a place for e-mail, especially if you are creating a record of something. In this post, I will cover the basics of sending e-mail...
March 22, 2013

Geeking Out: SQLite and Node.js

NOTE: CRT is excited to have Mark Lesswing, Chief Technology Officer and SVP of ITS at NAR, write a series of posts on his experiences with node.js. In the article below, Mark covers the use of SQLite and node.js....
March 12, 2013

Geeking Out: Alternatives for Reverse Geocoding with node.js

NOTE: CRT is excited to have Mark Lesswing, Chief Technology Officer and SVP of ITS at NAR, write a series of posts on his experiences with node.js. In the article below, Mark geocoding and libraries and services that prove...
February 26, 2013

Geeking Out: Supporting Websites with Small Servers

NOTE: CRT is excited to have Mark Lesswing, Chief Technology Officer and SVP of ITS at NAR, write a series of posts on his experiences with node.js. In the article below, expounds upon the importance of Web Sockets to...
February 21, 2013

Geeking Out: Programming with node.js

NOTE: CRT is excited to have Mark Lesswing, Chief Technology Officer and SVP of ITS at NAR, write a series of posts on his experiences with node.js. In the article below, Mark highlights some key differences between traditional server-side...
February 14, 2013

It's that time again

Today I’m remembering my friend Greg Malone....
September 11, 2009

Cheap and Effective Backup

I started a project to install a file backup system for my home systems.  I have Windows, Linux and Mac systems on my home network with file types ranging from small text files to huge recording sessions.  I didn’t...
January 1, 2009

How did they do that?

Have you ever been surfing the net and found a site that just blew you away? Sure you have. When I find myself that position, the next question I ask is “How did they do that?”.  I have been...
December 5, 2008