RESO Innovation Winners, Top Volunteers Honored at Spring Tech Summit


The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) honored two winners of its Innovation Competition, as well as more than two dozen of its leaders and members, at its 2018 Spring Technology Summit. The Innovation Competition winners were Shawn Whitaker, of MLS Data Tools in Boise, Idaho, and Robert Humphreys, of Predicted Property in British Columbia. Whitaker and Humphreys were flown in to present their breakthrough ideas that leverage artificial intelligence and automation at the Summit, built on top of a standardized RESO dataset provided to them by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, CoreLogic and RESO. Whitaker’s MLS Data Tools developed software that solves for the tremendous amount of technical labor that is required to aggregate MLS data nationwide using automation. Its white label software and tools can significantly decrease the amount of time startups, brokers, and agents spend aggregating RESO standardized data that powers industry solutions. Humphreys’ Predicted Property collects micro…


Mountain Home Air Force Base proposes urban training


BOISE – F-15’s roaring over Boise, Twin Falls and seven other southern Idaho cities. It could soon be a reality if the Mountain Home Air Force Base proposal for urban training is approved. “The training we are able to accomplish stateside is extremely valuable to the aircrew,” says Major Adam Mattheis, U.S. Air Force. The proposed training is part of the “CAS Initiative,” where aircrews drill in the dynamic nature of a city versus an open desert. “Large buildings that present an urban canyon where it’s hard to locate targets within the street, surrounded by tall buildings, presents unique challenges that we need to be proficient at before we deal with it in combat,” says Mattheis. The plan entails having military personnel dressed in civilian clothing blend in with the rest of the population, all while driving plain cars and communicating with F-15’s flying between 1.5 and 2.5 miles above…