A Data Competition is Born

That’s why RESO has created — and is hosting — the 2017 RESO DataComp, sponsored by Realtors Property Resource®. RESO is inviting college and university students, as well as incubators and tech start-ups outside the real estate industry to enter. Teams in the real estate industry can enter too, as it is open to all, but we really want to attract new ideas and fresh perspectives. The incentive: a total of $25,000 in cash prizes is being made available, provided by prize sponsors that include FBS, the creators of Flexmls, and Stratus Data Systems, Inc.

DataComp Details

Unlike a “Hackathon” that lasts for hours, the RESO DataComp is a month-long development cycle allowing competitors up to 30 days to create their innovative solution. The entry fee is $25 — which RESO will donate fully to a nonprofit, but even that’s optional. Starving students can email RESO and we’ll even waive the $25 entry fee. We don’t want to create any barriers to entry. We want this competition genuinely to be open to all: from the home hacker to the corporate coder. Now the lawyers require us to share that to enter, you must be a legal U.S. resident and 18 years of age or older at the time of submission. And even though it started on the 17th of September, it’s possible to enter the DataComp anytime before October 16th.

$25,000 Cash Prizes include:

  • $10,000 USD for Best Startup
  • $5,000 USD for Best Use of Listing Data
  • $5,000 USD for Best Use of Non-Listing Data
  • $5,000 USD for Crowd Favorite

Top API Data Providers

We have a lot of great RESO Web API compliant providers stepping up to help us out. Those providing data feeds during the competition will include the RPR-AMP platform, FBS’s Spark API platform, California Regional MLS’s API platform and Zillow Group’s Bridge Interactive platform. Live real-time MLS data will be provided by Sandicor, California Regional MLS, Arizona Regional MLS, Austin Central Texas Realty Information Service and other datasets within the RPR-AMP platform. Participants will also have access to tax data provided through the RPR-AMP and Bridge Interactive platform. Property listing data is a critical component and a requirement to the functionality of the submission.

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