Business and Technology Leaders Converge to Address Opportunities and Challenges Facing Dynamically Changing Real Estate Industry
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (April 11, 2022) – REsides, the first and only MLS to launch a revolutionary new equity-ownership model for its members, announced today that Colette Stevenson, CEO, will attend Inman Connect in New York. The 3-day conference attracts top-producing agents and brokers, business, technology and marketing leaders. This year’s conference will focus on innovation and change management strategies as the real estate industry continues to experience transformational change. The conference celebrates its 25th anniversary and will be held at the Midtown Hilton New York from April 19-21, 2022.
“Change is everywhere you look in real estate,” said Stevenson. “Aggressive M&A activity takes center stage as major industry players continue to differentiate and dominate. I believe there is a lot more change to come. For MLSs, this ignites new competitive pressures which require us to change, too,” she said.
Stevenson has been on the forefront of leading change in MLS for years. At the start of 2022, there were approximately 546 MLSs. This represents a 60% decline in the number of MLSs since 2010 with a staggering 14% decline in the past three years alone.
Stevenson attends conferences , speaks about dramatic change affecting MLSs and is committed to building the MLS of the future. “There is no denying that more consolidation will take place in MLS,” Stevenson. “As we come together as MLSs, the value is in protecting our data and brokers for the longer term. New models, expanded data sets and new ways to partner that go beyond data sharing are the top areas to focus on,” she added. “I look forward to connecting with real estate peers and colleagues next week to discuss opportunities and challenges facing our industry.”
Stevenson re-branded Hilton Head MLS to REsides in 2021 in order to expand and bring the dramatic and needed change to MLS. “The REsides model is a first-of-its-kind in MLS,” said Stevenson. “It’s revolutionary and marks the beginning of new ways of thinking that put the control back in the hands of brokers who feel new competitive pressures brought on by big-tech.”