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MLS Domains Association
 
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  • B.A , Speech and Communications
    The Ohio State University
  • BA degree , Communication
    Ohio State University
  • B.A , Speech and Communications
    Ohio State University
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Robert Bemis Joins Zillow as Vice President of Partner Relations - Feb 14, 2012
zillow.mediaroom.com, 14 Feb 2012 [cached]
Robert Bemis Joins Zillow as Vice President of Partner Relations
Veteran real estate industry executive to help develop and strengthen industry partnerships
SEATTLE, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced real estate industry veteran Robert (Bob) D. Bemis is joining Zillow® as the company's vice president of partner relations. Bemis brings nearly 25 years of experience in the real estate industry and will be responsible for creating new partner relationships with real estate brokers, agents and multiple listings services (MLSs). Most recently, Bemis was chief executive officer of Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (ARMLS), one of the largest and most influential MLSs in the nation.
The addition of Bemis to the Zillow team, combined with the acquisition of Diverse Solutions™ in November 2011, advances Zillow's goal of helping real estate agents grow and market their business.
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"Bob's role will benefit the entire industry by bringing better communication and cooperation as well as help improve Zillow's product development initiatives."
"I am looking forward to the challenge of building bridges to Zillow's current and potential partners in the industry, including MLSs, Associations of REALTORS®, brokers, agents, appraisers, title companies, mortgage lenders and other service providers. I intend to foster a spirit of cooperation that has sometimes been missing in the dialog between licensed practitioners, their support organizations and the rest of the industry," said Bemis. "This is a very exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the continuing success of an industry that I have been a part of for nearly 25 years."
Bemis joined ARMLS as CEO in October 2007, and immediately began an aggressive program of expanding the product options and raising the quality of customer service and support offered to ARMLS's nearly 30,000 real estate agent practitioners. He is a regular participant on national panels and forums dealing with real estate issues and serves on the National Association of REALTORS® MLS Issues and Policy Committee. Bemis also serves as a director on the board of the Council of Multiple Listing Services and is the interim president of the MLS Domains Association, an organization seeking to acquire the Dot.MLS top level domain for exclusive use by MLS systems. He was named one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leadersby Inman News® in 2011.
Prior to ARMLS, Bemis was vice president of customer care for Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, the nation's largest MLS system. He also was director of marketing and product management for Interealty Inc., a leading provider of information technologies and MLS systems to the real estate industry, which was acquired by CoreLogic®. Past real estate industry positions include director of information services for the Chicago Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service and a real estate sales agent with Coldwell Banker® in Glenview, Ill.
A Midwest native, Bemis has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Communications from The Ohio State University. Before his real estate career, he spent 20 years in the television broadcasting industry, managing broadcast station operations in Columbus and Cincinnati, and studio and mobile production companies in Indianapolis and Chicago. Among his major accomplishments, he counts a regional Emmy® award for excellence in television directing from the Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television and Arts and Sciences.
Bemis and his wife will relocate to the Pacific Northwest and be based at Zillow's headquarters in Seattle.
Bob Bemis Joins ...
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Bob Bemis Joins Zillow
February 14, 2012 by sarah · Leave a Comment
Robert Bemis Joins Zillow as Vice President of Partner Relations
Veteran real estate industry executive to help develop and strengthen industry partnerships
SEATTLE, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ - Zillow, Inc., the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced real estate industry veteran Robert (Bob) D. Bemis is joining Zillow® as the company's vice president of partner relations. Bemis brings nearly 25 years of experience in the real estate industry and will be responsible for creating new partner relationships with real estate brokers, agents and multiple listings services (MLSs). Most recently, Bemis was chief executive officer of Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (ARMLS), one of the largest and most influential MLSs in the nation.
The addition of Bemis to the Zillow team, combined with the acquisition of Diverse Solutions(TM) in November 2011, advances Zillow's goal of helping real estate agents grow and market their business.
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"Bob's role will benefit the entire industry by bringing better communication and cooperation as well as help improve Zillow's product development initiatives."
"I am looking forward to the challenge of building bridges to Zillow's current and potential partners in the industry, including MLSs, Associations of REALTORS®, brokers, agents, appraisers, title companies, mortgage lenders and other service providers. I intend to foster a spirit of cooperation that has sometimes been missing in the dialog between licensed practitioners, their support organizations and the rest of the industry," said Bemis. "This is a very exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the continuing success of an industry that I have been a part of for nearly 25 years."
Bemis joined ARMLS as CEO in October 2007, and immediately began an aggressive program of expanding the product options and raising the quality of customer service and support offered to ARMLS's nearly 30,000 real estate agent practitioners. He is a regular participant on national panels and forums dealing with real estate issues and serves on the National Association of REALTORS® MLS Issues and Policy Committee. Bemis also serves as a director on the board of the Council of Multiple Listing Services and is the interim president of the MLS Domains Association, an organization seeking to acquire the Dot.MLS top level domain for exclusive use by MLS systems. He was named one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders by Inman News® in 2011.
Prior to ARMLS, Bemis was vice president of customer care for Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, the nation's largest MLS system. He also was director of marketing and product management for Interealty Inc., a leading provider of information technologies and MLS systems to the real estate industry, which was acquired by CoreLogic®. Past real estate industry positions include director of information services for the Chicago Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service and a real estate sales agent with Coldwell Banker® in Glenview, Ill.
A Midwest native, Bemis has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Communications from The Ohio State University. Before his real estate career, he spent 20 years in the television broadcasting industry, managing broadcast station operations in Columbus and Cincinnati, and studio and mobile production companies in Indianapolis and Chicago. Among his major accomplishments, he counts a regional Emmy® award for excellence in television directing from the Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television and Arts and Sciences.
Bemis and his wife will relocate to the Pacific Northwest and be based at Zillow's headquarters in Seattle.
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Bob Bemis, CEO of the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service and Chairman of the Board of the MLS Domains Association, says the WAV group study establishes a strong rationale for the association's efforts to secure the top-level domain of .MLS to be used by U.S. Multiple Listing Services. Bemis further observes, "Consumers trust MLSs as a source for accurate real property information.
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"It's an unprecedented opportunity for real estate business entities to stabilize and leverage our positive professional identity with consumers," says Bemis.
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Hosted by CMLS and featuring Bob Bemis, ARMLS; Matt Cohen, Clareity Consulting; Jim Harrison, MLS Listings; John Rees, Esq.; Greg Manship, Intermountain MLS; Cathy Holefelder, Heartland MLS and other invited guests, this WebEx will lay out the possible rule changes and the impact on MLSs.
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Hosted by CMLS and featuring Bob Bemis, ARMLS; Matt Cohen, Clareity Consulting; Jim Harrison, MLS Listings; John Rees, Esq.; Greg Manship, Intermountain MLS; Cathy Holefelder, Heartland MLS and other invited guests, this WebEx will lay out the possible rule changes and the impact on MLSs.
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Hosted by CMLS and featuring Bob Bemis, ARMLS; Matt Cohen, Clareity Consulting; Jim Harrison, MLS Listings; John Rees, Esq.; Greg Manship, Intermountain MLS; Cathy Holefelder, Heartland MLS and other invited guests, this WebEx will lay out the possible rule changes and the impact on MLSs.
So says Bob Bemis, who left ...
www.mattluke.com, 15 April 2014 [cached]
So says Bob Bemis, who left his position as CEO of the Arizona Regional MLS in 2012 to help Zillow secure listing feeds from MLSs before calling it quits last year after many MLSs proved unwilling to work with portals like Zillow.
Bemis says MLSs face extinction if they don't overcome roadblocks to consolidation, allow members to choose from multiple front ends and apps, and adopt rules and data standards that would allow better coordination with neighbors and remove roadblocks to consolidation.
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Moline sits on the board of directors of The Realty Alliance, a broker network that's working on a project that's been dubbed "Upstream" because its goal is to allow brokers to "take control control of the listing creation, management and distribution processes at the point of origination (contract execution by seller and broker) rather than ceding such functions to the local MLS," Bemis writes.
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Bemis writes on his blog, Procuring Cause, that "multiple sources" have confirmed to him that a request for proposal (RFP) for The Realty Alliance technology solution "has been distributed, and that as many as eight to 12 responses have been received and are being reviewed."
"Expectations are running high that we will know details before this summer," perhaps as early as the National Association of Realtors' midyear meeting in May.
The nation's biggest MLS - California Regional MLS - recently adopted technology that would allow it to receive listings from The Realty Alliance's project Upstream, Bemis says: a "little known and seldom used portion" of an industry data standard, the Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS), called the "RETS update transaction."
RETS is designed to let MLSs send listing content out to anyone who needs it, including member brokers and vendors, in a standard format and structure. RETS update transaction also allows data to flow the other way, from brokers into the MLS.
California Regional MLS CEO Art Carter has essentially said to The Realty Alliance, "When you?re ready with Upstream, we will be ready to receive your listings," Bemis writes.
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Atlanta-based FMLS and St. Paul, Minn.-based NorthstarMLS have also adopted RETS update transaction, Bemis says.
Bob Bemis launches ...
paronline.com, 12 Aug 2013 [cached]
Bob Bemis launches blog Zillow's former vice president of partner relations, Bob Bemis, has launched a blog and consulting service. Bemis - the former CEO of one of the nation's largest MLSs, Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc. - was hired by Zillow last ......
"Brokers have been giving us a ...
www.realestateindustrywatch.com, 27 Jan 2013 [cached]
"Brokers have been giving us a lot of feedback, and we've been listening," said Bob Bemis, vice president of industry relations at Zillow.
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