At the Real Estate Standards Organization’s annual conference in Austin last October, the issue of identity authentication had top billing. The big announcement? Widespread and wholesale encouragement to adopt the Open ID identity management standard across the industry.
Today, it’s more than a recommendation. All National Association of REALTORS affiliated listing services are now required to adopt the Open ID Connect standard. This is huge, because the seamless management of identity has historically been a big problem for the increasingly digital real estate industry.