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Time to Mechanize

What is stopping the industry from implementing automation at a higher level than we we do today? The answer is simple … standard APIs. I would like to investigate my assertion with this post....
September 26, 2014

RETS Web API in words we recognize

This post is dedicated to the words used to describe the capabilities found in the RETS Web API published by RESO. Adopting new technologies has challenges with none greater than the vocabulary. I once heard a joke that had...
September 24, 2014

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