Real World helped pioneer real estate on the internet claiming several possible (undocumented) firsts.
At the time, we were providing MLS paper book service to Realtors in Bandon, Oregon. We were among the first to put real estate listings on the internet. We were also possibly the first to allow agents to enter their own listings in an internet based MLS.
In July of 1997 we began offering Assessor Tax information to agents on the Oregon south coast. Back then we received data from several counties on 9 track tape, converted it and loaded it into a database called FirstBase, one of the first internet based databases.