SEATTLE and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Retsly, a software company that collects and standardizes real estate data from multiple listing services (MLSs), today announced that a number of MLSs across North America have made their data available via Retsly's Application Programming Interface (API).
Retsly partners with MLSs to make their data widely available, data that can often be customized to the specific needs of the region the MLS serves, and in the process, standardizes it so it can be easily used by technology companies or developers to make new tools for the real estate industry. While anyone can request access to the data, the MLS maintains complete control over who accesses the data and for what product, and the Retsly platform provides complete transparency around how the data is used.
Six MLSs, including Houston Association of REALTORS®, Houston, Texas; Arizona Regional MLS, Phoenix, Ariz.; Regional MLS of Portland, Portland, Ore.; Hawaii Information Services, Honolulu, Hawaii; Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board, Kelowna, British Columbia, Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; are now available through Retsly's API. Retsly is owned and operated by Zillow Group.
"Retsly's API opens a world of opportunity for MLS and their members," said Errol Samuelson, Zillow Group chief industry development officer. "We've hosted several hackathons, and the products and services that we've seen come out of those have been amazing. REmine, for example, is using MLS data accessed via Retsly to provide agents with easy access to advanced public record information. The flexibility, security and control that Retsly provides for MLS data is simply put unparalleled."
For more information or to make data available through Retsly's API, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retsly® collects and standardizes real estate data from multiple listing services and county records data from more than 3,000 counties so developers can build data-driven products for the real estate industry. Retsly also provides MLSs with the tools to manage software applications in their market and ensure their content is being used appropriately. Retsly is based in Vancouver, BC and is owned and operated by Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z and ZG).
Retsly is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.
Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z and ZG) houses a portfolio of the largest real estate and home-related brands on the Web and mobile. The company's brands focus on all stages of the home lifecycle: renting, buying, selling, financing and home improvement. Zillow Group is committed to empowering consumers with unparalleled data, inspiration and knowledge around homes, and connecting them with the right local professionals to help. The Zillow Group portfolio of consumer brands includes real estate and rental marketplaces Zillow®, Trulia®, StreetEasy® Naked Apartments and HotPads®. In addition, Zillow Group works with tens of thousands of real estate agents, lenders and rental professionals, helping maximize business opportunities and connect to millions of consumers. The company operates a number of business brands for real estate, rental and mortgage professionals, including Postlets®, Mortech®, Diverse Solutions®, dotloop® and Retsly®. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
Zillow, Postlets, Mortech, Diverse Solutions, StreetEasy, Retsly and HotPads are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. Trulia is a registered mark of Trulia, Inc., dotloop is a registered trademark of dotloop, Inc.
REALTOR is a registered trademark of the National Association of REALTORS and the Canadian Real Estate Association.
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SOURCE Zillow Group