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)
Getting a RETS data feed from your Real Estate Association can be a tough and drawn out process. And once you do have it, the software developers now have to work for months to learn the RETS Standard, write code to replicate and store the listings in a database, and then develop an API to access those listings — all while maintaining compliance with MLS rules. The sheer time and money that it takes to do this deters a lot of Agents from building their ideas. Thus, perpetuating the lack of new technology in Real Estate.
SimplyRETS solves this by taking care of all of those things for you. We provide a hosted solution to replicate your listings, store them in a database, and expose an API for developers to work against — while still following the Associations rules and keeping the listings up to date. This means that applications can now be built faster, cheaper, and better. And developers don’t need a deep knowledge of the Real Estate Transaction Standard to build amazing applications using the SimplyRETS platform.
Normally our systems takes about 48–72 hours to get everything set up for a new account. Recently, we’ve been working on making that even faster. If your association is a part of our Fast Track Support List, setting up your RETS feed now just takes a couple of hours. This means you can get started building your website or application today, not in two weeks when the idea is not so fresh.
If you build Real Estate websites or applications, you can help us to get more Associations added! Just reach out to us and we’ll work with you to get set up.
—Cody — Co-founder of SimplyRETS