July 29, 2022
Christopher Siebarth

Evolved Team Wins Showing Choice Hackathon

In October of 2021, 18 real estate technology companies and major showing service providers entered into the Showing Choice Hackathon hosted by Bright MLS, CRMLS, and MRED. We entered as the technology team for our client Showingly with 6 of our best architects and engineers. Our team worked day and night, and it paid off:

We won 1st Place in both categories.

Our developers created a product they called "Showing Hack", and in a mere 4 days they were able to build fully operational showing solution for buy side scheduling and list side availability and management. It handled user authentication for Agents, Buyers, Sellers, Admins, and Professionals. We used every single aspect of the Showing Hub API provided to us, and in doing so we won special recognition for Interoperability.

Our winning team consisted of 6 members:

• Andrew Coca
• Patrick Coca
• Brendan Coca
• Zach Weiss
• Will Domier
• Charlie Scerbo

“Our team worked tirelessly to prove that the vision set by CRMLS, Bright MLS, and MRED is achievable. We are honored to be at the forefront of innovation in showing management.” - Andrew Coca, Former Chairman & President of Showingly

In a joint statement, Brian Donnellan, President and CEO of Bright MLS, Art Carter, CEO of CRMLS, and Rebecca Jensen, President and CEO of MRED said:

"We were excited to see the massive industry response to the hackathon. The innovative solutions that participants created successfully illustrated how the Showing Hub can support an open showing service marketplace. We sincerely thank everyone who entered the contest. The feedback participants provided will help improve the overall quality of the Showing Hub and accelerate our delivery timetable."

Background

CRMLS, Bright MLS, and MRED announced in June that they were working together to ensure scheduling showings remains a seamless part of the user experience. Their mission is to create a solution that encourages innovation and allows both existing and new entrants to work on a universal set of standards in the showing services arena. The project's goal is to place the choice of which showing services to use in the hands of brokers.

All participants in the hackathon received documentation of the Hub interfaces (APIs) and access to a working Hub in the cloud. This allowed participants to build new integrations with the Hub and showcase the platform's ability to unite showing services.  

About Bright MLS

Bright MLS's real estate service area spans 40,000 square miles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. As a leading multiple listing service (MLS), Bright supports over 95,000 real estate professionals who in turn serve the more than 20 million homeowners in our footprint. In 2020, Bright's customers facilitated $116.3B in real estate transactions through our system. For more information, please visit www.brightmls.com.

About California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS)

California Regional MLS is the nation's largest and most recognized subscriber-based MLS, dedicated to servicing more than 110,000 real estate professionals from 39 Associations, Boards, and MLS organizations. CRMLS is the industry powerhouse and thrives on providing the most relevant products and services to its subscribers. For more information on CRMLS, visit www.crmls.org.

About MRED

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is dedicated to serving more than 47,000 real estate professionals in more than 7,500 offices. The MLS serves Illinois and portions of southern Wisconsin and northwestern Indiana. MRED is a member of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), MLS Grid and the Broker Public Portal. For more information, please visit MREDLLC.com

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