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CMLS is dedicated to preserving the history of the organization. This section preserves many historic documents and files, providing some insight into the path the organization has taken over the years.

CMLS/RESO Data Dictionary Webinars, 2015

CMLS partnered with RESO and hosted a series of webinars to provide more information about the Data Dictionary. The videos are available for viewing below. 

July 29, 12 PM ET: The Strategic Importance of the RESO Data Dictionary 

  • Audience: Executives and MLS managers 
  • Topic: Benefits of implementing the Data Dictionary for MLSs, brokers, agents, consumers, vendors, and the real estate industry 
  • Click here to view the recording. 

Aug. 19, 12 PM ET: Preparing for the Data Dictionary, Now and in the Future 

  • Audience: MLS data experts and technologists 
  • Topic: The growing Data Dictionary (v1.4) and how to prepare for new versions; preparation for Data Dictionary Bronze Certification 
  • Click here to view the recording. 

Sept. 9, 12 PM ET: Understanding Data Dictionary Certification 

  • Audience: MLS data experts and technologists 
  • Topic: What to expect during the application process, how to fill in the application, and explain the Data Dictionary testing rules 
  • Click here to view the recording.

CMLS Benchmarking Survey, April 2011

In March 2011, CMLS and the WAV Group reached out to the MLS community to gather insights into various elements of MLS operations. The goal of the survey is to provide MLS organizations with a benchmark for their operation. CMLS MLS Operations Survey | March 2011

CIVIX Settlement Proposal from NAR, May 2011

Application for Patent License | May 2011

CIVIX Questions and Answers | May 2011

Signed NAR CIVIX Agreement | May 2011

Form License Agreement | May 2011

CMLS Letter To ML Policy Committee, April 2010

Letter to NAR ML Policy Committee April 2010 
Dear Michael, I am writing as President of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) to respectfully request a policy clarification from the NAR Multiple Listing Policy Committee regarding the requirement for listing brokers to submit listing photos and legally required disclosures on the MLS system.

The Official Announcement of RPR, 2009

New Ways to Leverage MLS Data The official announcement of REALTORĀ® Property Resource (RPR) in 2009 by the National Association of REALTORSĀ®(NAR) established a market value for multiple listing service property data to be used outside of the traditional real estate channel.

CMLS Benchmarking Survey, 2009

Benchmarking Survey
In September 2009 the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) and WAV Group
reached out to the entire MLS community for the second year to gather insights
about a variety of elements of MLS operations. The goal of the survey was to
provide each MLS with a benchmark to compare its operation to.

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