Rene Galicia

Director of MLS Engagement

Rene Galicia is NAR’s Director of MLS Engagement based in Washington, D.C. He has worked in the real estate industry since the early 2000’s, with experiences at various levels including a residential brokerage, an affiliate business and in a multiple listing service. Most recently before joining NAR, Rene worked at the California Regional MLS where he held various positions including Systems Trainer, Training Documentation Specialist, Training Supervisor, and ultimately working up to Director of Compliance and Data Licensing. In that capacity, Rene lead a team of 12 Compliance Analysts responsible for enforcing the MLS rules for approximately 95,000 participants and subscribers. Rene was also directly involved in managing the contracting and compliance process for over 20,000 IDX websites, and over 100 Vendor agreements.

Rene earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Pacific Coast University, School of Law in Long Beach, CA.


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