Today was the first day of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Spring 2015 Conference. I grew up around Real Estate technology, and began working in the industry almost 11 years ago. And after what I saw, I've never been more excited about the future of Real Estate.

I had the privilege of joining 19 other companies in presenting to a full house (no exaggeration) of RESO members earlier today. The companies ranged from long established names in the industry, to relative newcomers and everything in between.

"After what I saw, I've never been more excited about the future of Real Estate."

I'll be honest. Sometimes you get so caught up in the work you have on your own plate that you tend to see the similarities in other companies in the industry instead of the many ways in which they differ. And it's easy to feel like Real Estate technology has hit a plateau in recent years. But I had the opportunity to sit and watch some of the best and brightest in the industry present their latest and greatest products. And I'm proud to say there is no plateau anymore.

I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to present ListingConnect, especially in such good company. I know what goes into developing and launching a product. So I tip my hat to the others and wish them the best of luck. And for everyone out there, mark my words: Real Estate technology will improve more in the next year than it has in the past five.

All the best,