Zillow Group’s Bridge Interactive adds RETS capability in API

Zillow Group’s Bridge API added many of the same data control features as RETS, starting what Zillow hopes will be a move toward APIs for real estate data.

The bold plan to rebuild the tech behind property listings across the US

Eight of the nation’s largest multiple listing services have committed to taking decisive steps toward streamlining the delivery of listing data for real estate agents and brokers.

Standardized data tracking could help agents and brokers target advertising dollars

A nonprofit whose goal is a fully automated real estate transaction has formed a work group focused on tracking real estate data online. The move could ultimately help brokers and agents figure out which advertising channels give them more bang for the…

Next-generation tools will slice and dice listing data in ways you’d only dreamed of

Data standards are gaining traction, setting the stage for industry players to more easily create tools to slice and dice real estate data and for brokers to take control of how their data is used. The driving force behind standards …

Why homes in Costa Rica, Belize and Mexico are showing up in Chicago’s MLS

Recognizing that its member agents and brokers are not only selling to international buyers but representing listings in other countries, one of the nation’s biggest multiple listing services has streamlined the process for its members to enter, search for and …

Why MLSs will soon be a lot more friendly to brokers

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. (MRIS) has become the first multiple listing service to be certified to the latest data standards from the Real Estate Standards Organization, a nonprofit that aims to foster software innovation and improve efficiency in real estate …

Nation’s biggest MLS capable of taking listings from The Realty Alliance’s secretive project

The nation’s biggest multiple listing service is one of at least three big MLSs that have the technical capability to accept listings from a hush-hush project to build a national listing database that’s backed by The Realty Alliance, a network …

CRMLS, nation’s biggest MLS, will take listing data right from brokers’ back-end office systems

Brokers who belong to the nation’s largest multiple listing service will soon get a capability they’ve long clamored for: the option to upload listing data directly from their own back-end office systems to the MLS. That’s because a new server …

Thaw in broker, MLS relations? CEO of The Realty Alliance to sit on RESO’s board

In a sign the nation’s largest brokerages are still willing to work with multiple listing services and other industry players, Craig Cheatham, president and CEO of The Realty Alliance, has accepted an invitation to join the board of directors of …

Industry push to raise visibility of home energy efficiency improvements

Everybody in real estate knows the rap against “green” and energy efficiency improvements to existing homes: Owners can invest a lot of money and save on utility bills, but then when they go to sell they often find it’s tough …