Whether you are a solo real estate agent or part of a bigger brokerage, having an online precense is a critical part of finding and closing sales. Not only do many people start their search online before contacting an agent, but a place for your existing clients to search and view properties can help increase brand awareness and give you more authority in your local market. Building a website from scratch can be a big project, though, and it doesn’t always make sense to spend time and money on custom website development. That’s why we’ve focused on building a plug-and-play solution to easily creating WordPress IDX websites for your real estate business. With that in mind, this post is aimed to give you a general idea of what it takes to build a real estate website to display and search your MLS listings: Sections Select a domain name and hosting provider Choose a free or paid theme Install the SimplyRETS plugin Add pages and short-codes
One of our biggest goals at SimplyRETS is to make it easy for anyone to build real estate software with listing data by creating simple and modern web development tools that that reliably normalize data from any MLS feed. This is why we’re excited to announce the newest feature we’ve been hard at work on: SimplyRETS now supports RESO WebAPI data feeds.
This is a guest post by Suzie Wilson from Happier Home. If you are trying to sell your home, throwing an open house is a great way to create interest and possibly even get the bids coming in. The key to throwing a successful open house is creating a welcoming environment. The more you do to make the place feel like home, the more other people will want to make it their own.
Assertible logo Behind the scenes at SimplyRETS, we focus a lot of our effort on testing to make sure our API, website, and other web services are always functioning properly. Our infrastructure relies heavily on continuously testing at each step of the development process. One of the tools we rely on the most is Assertible, a tool for testing and monitoring APIs and websites. We use Assertible to monitor and continuously test our API, website, blog, and any other web services in our infrastructure.
Code and Coffee w/ SimplyRETS At SimplyRETS, we try our best to make using our API and services a simple and pleasurable experience. This article describes some simple tips geared towards maximizing the stability and performance of your SimplyRETS application.
The Data Dictionary was created by RESO to standardize data names within RETS Real Estate Data. SimplyRETS uses the Data Dictionary as the basis to normalize all of the data in our API to get the highest compatibility level between MLS data feeds.
Building apps with SimplyRETS When you’re ready to build a new website with SimplyRETS, we try to make the process as simple as possible. There are a few things you’ll need to know about how it works, but we break it down into three easy steps to make everything as simple as possible: Getting RETS or WebAPI Credentials from your MLS Creating an app with SimplyRETS Start building your website or application Not so bad, right? So let’s go through these!
When building real estate websites and applications with the SimplyRETS API, there are several built-in features that make it easy to paginate through listings and search results. This post will outline those features and provide examples for creating and navigating “pages” of listings.
At SimplyRETS, we’ve been working diligently on giving brokerages and developers an easier way to build apps and websites using Real Estate listing data. We’re excited to announce that over the last 4 weeks, we’ve added fast track support for 8 new Real Estate Associations: Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) My Florida Regional MLS (MFR MLS) Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) Kitchengton-Waterloo Association of Realtors (KWAR) Massachusetts MLS Property Info Network (MLSPIN) Southeast Florida MLS (SEF MLS) Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) Santa Cruz County Board of Realtors (SCCBAR)
Today, I’m excited to announce the v1.3.4 release of our Wordpress plugin which has all new integration with Google Maps to give your visitors a better Real Estate property search experience. SimplyRETS believes in making IDX and RETS searches better and easier to user. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve both our Wordpress Plugin and our API in this regard.
Welcome to the SimplyRETS Blog! SimplyRETS is a service which connects to your RETS/IDX feed to offer a vastly simplified and modern REST API. We are helping developers building real estate software save time and money so they can focus on what’s importand; innovation. SimplyRETS makes it easy for developers with little or no experience in real estate data to get started quickly.
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