redfin: All Northern Virginia MLS IDX Search Engines. 31, Add More! - 01/05/08 08:21 AM
The goal here is to list ALL the MLS search engines in the MRIS area (Northern Virginia, DC Maryland) that pull the entire MLS (all broker listings).
MRIS is the back end provider of the Northern Virginia MLS. They allow Realtors to log into their back end system via But they also let brokers and 3rd party providers have access to the MLS Data and republish it in their own manner via IDX and RETS feeds.
While almost every Realtor website has a "Click here to search," 95% of those link to a partner that slaps their name and photo … (10 comments)

redfin: What is "2" in Web 2.0? JOIN NEW GROUP - 11/07/07 09:44 AM
I'd like to take a crack at defining the 2 in Web 2.0. (here is the WIKI definition of 2.0)
Many mistake the 2.0 as being simply innovative new websites. But that isn't always correct.
The key to being "2.0" is the added interactivity of user input.
Blogging is 2.0. This is 2.0. Congratulations! But if you have never left comments on a blog (amazingly, only about 1% of readers leave blog comments, except ActiveRain posts get a 7% response rate) you are stuck in the 1.0 world. You have a thought, share it.
Why Share? Why 2.0?
Good question. It is like … (8 comments)

redfin: 60 Minutes: Redfin Client Saves $27,000 vs Client Saves $152,000! - 05/15/07 09:30 AM
Last night 3 people texted me (or would that be "text me") saying "Turn on 60 minutes," yet I missed it!
I then checked out YouTube. Found nothing. Then I turned to Active Rain and wholla! Members only can watch it here: 60 Minutes on Redfin
America was lured in by the 20 year long story rebirthed as "Attack on the 6% Realtors" and comments about "saving thousands."
I'm pretty sure that when America watched it, they will miss some major points. Normally I'm not a fan of NAR, but I did agree with most of their comebacks (click for their response). 
I … (17 comments)

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