1. July 29, 2019 Cody Reichert reso, mls, process, information, webapi

    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.


  2. April 24, 2018 Suzie Wilson openhouse, tips, information

    Open House Tips: Preparing Your Home for the Big Day
    Open House Tips: Preparing Your Home for the Big Day - Suzie Wilson

    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.


  3. June 03, 2017 Christopher Reichert testing, api, development

    How we use Assertible to test the SimplyRETS API and website
    How we use Assertible to test the SimplyRETS API and website - Christopher Reichert

    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.


  4. December 03, 2015 Christopher Reichert rets, webapi, api, idx, mls

    Listings API Tips and Tricks
    Listings API Tips and Tricks - Christopher Reichert

    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.


  5. November 30, 2015 Christopher Reichert rets, idx, mls, maps, javascript

    Building Interactive Maps
    Building Interactive Maps - Christopher Reichert

    Map real estate search apps are a great way to enhance web app functionality and user-engagement. They can be significantly more user-friendly to use for real estate listing search utilities than standard html forms. Many features in the SimplyRETS API are built with this specific use-case in mind. SimplyRETS real estate map search For the uninitiated, SimplyRETS leverages your RETS or WebAPI data feed to provide a more modern and robust API for developing real estate software using listing, open house, and agent data from your MLS. Our services are designed to be simple and effective for any developer to use productively. In this tutorial, I’ll outline how to build a simple map-based search app using the SimplyRETS API. If you want to skip to the code or follow along with a complete sample, you can use our Github Examples Repo. We’ve prepared a live demo with the code from this tutorial here. Sections Background details Getting set up Include dependencies Adding JavaScript Drawing on the map Calling the listings API Conclusion


  6. May 09, 2015 Cody Reichert rets, webapi, information, account, process

    How to get started
    How to get started - Cody Reichert

    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!


  7. April 16, 2015 Cody Reichert rets, webapi, idx, api, tutorial

    When building real estate websites and applications with the SimplyRETS API, our built in pagination will allow you to easily create “pages” of listings. There are a couple different methods for creating pagination links - below is a short tutorial on how that can be accomplished.


  8. April 07, 2015 Cody Reichert rets, mls, webapi

    SimplyRETS Adds Fast-Track Support for 8 More MLS’s Across US and Canada
    SimplyRETS Adds Fast-Track Support for 8 More MLS’s Across US and Canada - Cody Reichert

    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)


  9. April 07, 2015 Cody Reichert rets, idx, wordpress, maps

    Wordpress Plugin Map Views
    Wordpress Plugin Map Views - Cody Reichert

    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.


  10. April 04, 2015 Christopher Reichert rets, idx, information

    Hello, SimplyRETS!
    Hello, SimplyRETS! - Christopher Reichert

    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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