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Your Real Source
24 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Ep 13: Your Real Source Season Finale
In this episode, Dave interviews Brian Alford, the Chief of Information Officer at the Michigan MLS, MiRealSource. They discuss the benefits of RESO (Real Estate Standards Organization) for Real Estate Professionals. Brian dives deeper into how RESO and standardization is important for technology in real estate, especially in regards to data working together, API data fields, and the efficiency of moving data and implementing new software programs. They also share how MiRealSource is a RESO Charter Member and the importance of standardization in the industry as whole. Dave and Brian discuss a public service announcement for listeners while continuing to answer listeners' popular questions. And as always, Dave shares an etiquette minute and discusses the market statistics with an evaluation of the pandemic curve graphs: new listings, pending listings and sold listings.
24 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Ep 12: MLS History With Chuck Reaume
Owner of Century 21 AAA North and a 9 time President on the MiRealSource Board of Directors. Dave and Chuck discuss the 100 Year Anniversary of MiRealSource coming up in 2021, they share some fun facts about the MLS, the industry, and what life was like 100 years ago back in 1921. Chuck talks about his 52 years working in real estate and all the changes he’s seen, plus his experiences working 34 years on the Board of Directors for the Michigan MLS, MiRealSource Dave also answers listeners questions, discusses the market statistics and his evaluation of the pandemic curve graphs regarding new listings, pending listings and sold listings.
31 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Ep 11: Interviews With Board of Directors
In this episode, Dave interviews Broker Owners & Board of Directors Hank Mendez and Edwin St. Aubin. Hank is the Broker-Owner of WEICHERT REALTORS-Excel, and the Director representing the Middle Third Category seat on the Board for MiRealSource. Edwin is the Broker-Owner at St. Aubin Real Estate and the Director representing the Lower Third Category seat on the Board of Directors for MiRealSource.Both Hank and Edwin discuss what brought them to run for a seat on the Board of Directors, what a broker-owned MLS means to them as Shareholders and as Broker-Owners. Edwin and Hank also share what they appreciate about MiRealSource’s resources, education, tools, and what they’ve learned since taking their recent seats on the Board of Directors after decades of being in the industry.Dave also discusses the pandemic curve with the current market trends.
27 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Ep 10: A Mixin' it up with MiRealSource Celebration
In this episode, Dave has two guests, Taylor Fedewa (Director of Communications & Photography) and Colleen Delange (MLS Account Manager) who both work for the Michigan MLS, MiRealSource. Colleen & Taylor discuss their hit online variety show/webinar they co-host together. They share what you can expect when watching the Mixin’ it up with MiRealSource shows and celebrate the conclusion of their first season, their favorite episodes and the launch of season two (2) of the variety show with new content, guests and fresh ideas for your learning pleasure. Dave & his producer Jake also answer listeners questions, discuss the recent pandemic market statistics and of course share an etiquette minute.
21 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Ep 9: Two New MLS Statuses
In this episode, Dave breaks down two new statuses added to the MLS with his guest, Colleen Delange, Realtor® & MLS Account Manager at the Michigan MLS, MiRealSource. Dave and Colleen share their opinions and experiences as well as what to be aware of in terms of the two new statuses: Coming Soon Status & Accepting Back Up Offer Status (ABO). Colleen does a wonderful job explaining some specific examples of how these two new statuses can effect your listings and clients & ways to use these two statuses to better serve you and your clients. Dave also answers listeners questions, discusses the market statistics and his evaluation of the pandemic curve graphs regarding new listings, pending listings and sold listings.
29 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Ep 8: A Broker-Owned MLS
In this episode, Dave DeRees talks with Traci DeWitt, the Chief Operating Officer at the Michigan MLS, MiRealSource. Traci and Dave discuss how brokers join and what it means to be a broker-owner and shareholder with MiRealSource. She also shares the involvement brokers have with the MLS, their data, and their ability to voice their needs, concerns and hopes for what the MLS can provide to brokers and agents.Traci also explains how the Board of Directors seats and categories are determined and how MiRealSource plans to handle the 2020 annual shareholder meeting in October during this pandemic. Dave answers questions from listeners, discusses this week's market stats during the pandemic and everyone's favorite etiquette minute.
29 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Ep 7: A Membership with MiRealSource
In this episode, Dave talks to Monica Kapolka, Membership & New Office Set Up at the Michigan MLS, MiRealSource. Monica and Dave discuss becoming a member of MiRealSource as well as the different categories of membership offered and all that’s included in being an active member.Other topics discussed include benefits for teams, pandemic curve graph update, market trends and Dave answers questions from listeners.
20 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Ep 6: Willie Ray Shares His Experiences w/ MLS Vendor Services
In this episode, Dave speaks to special guest, Willie Ray. Willie is a Real Estate Broker from Grand Blanc, Michigan & the past President & current Treasurer of the Eastern Central Association of Realtors® (ECAR) as well as Colleen Delange who is MiRealSource's MLS Account Manager. The three of them discuss ECAR's experience when NAR went to MLS of Choice and their experience switching their MLS system platform on to MiRealSource's Paragon Platform & all the additional integrations and education offered through the MiRealSource vendored services. Dave also goes over a variety of real estate topics including, Market Trends, lockboxes, etiquette tips and listeners questions.
33 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Ep 5: Pandemic Takeaways & Real Estate Photography
In this episode, Dave speaks with Taylor Fedewa, the Director of Communications and Photography at the Michigan MLS, MiRealSource. Taylor and Dave discuss how agents have evolved their business during the shelter in place order and moving forward with a pandemic. Taylor also shares the effect photography has on the real estate industry & what agents can be doing moving forward as well as what MiRealSource offers in terms of photography classes and more!
26 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Ep 4: MLS Education
In this episode, Dave speaks with Debbie Fajardo, Director of Education at the Michigan MLS MiRealSource. Debbie discusses all the different educational opportunities available through MiRealSource and ways MiRealSource has offered support, guidance, variety of classes and all the styles and options. Dave also gives updates on market trends and answers listeners questions.
20 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Ep 3: MLS Vendor Services
In this episode, Dave interviews Colleen Delange, REALTOR® & MLS Vendor Relations Director at the Michigan MLS, MiRealSource. Colleen and Dave discuss what vendoring means, how MiRealSource has built relationships with MLSs and Associations around the State of Michigan by assisting in vendoring the MLS tools and services, while still allowing those MLSs to operate on their own. Colleen and Dave also talk about how vendoring benefits all participating MLS, the real estate industry in Michigan and of course our members, she even share how it leads to transactions facilitated by Data Sharing. To reach out to Colleen, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
27 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Ep 2: Data Distribution
In this episode, Dave discusses issues related to syndication, IDX, and back office data feeds. John Foune Director of Data Distribution for the Michigan MLS, MiRealSource covers it all. He explains the regulations, the requirements, the process of how MLSs distribute data, where & in what methods/styles of data distribution of MLS data are available. Since the first Podcast, Dave will now begin to answer listeners questions in regards to previous topics/episodes and more.
25 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
Ep 1: MLS Data Sharing
In this episode, Dave launches the Your Real Source podcast by first introducing himself and how MiRealSource fits into the real estate industry. Dave also chats with Brian Alford, Chief Information Officer at the Michigan MLS, MiRealSource on how market trends have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak as well as the financial benefits of data sharing.
1 minutes | May 27, 2020
Your Real Source Trailer
Dave DeRees, CEO of MIRealSource MLS of Michigan brings the real estate industry a much-needed source with the Your Real Source Podcast. Join Dave while he discusses real estate market trends & data sharing trends as well as the inside scoop for brokers, agents and industry professionals on sales data and technology. This podcast is the perfect fit for you if are looking to better understand the rapid changes occurring throughout real estate with many hot topics including data sharing, standardization, vendoring of MLSs, IDX, syndication, real estate tools, tips and answering the many questions from our listeners provided by Dave and the industries biggest leaders.
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