The National Association of Realtors will soon be a new player in the world of MLS platforms. At least one established MLS vendor has decided to embrace the change. Rapattoni Corp., which provides its MLS platform to 92 MLSs representing 110,000 subscribers, announced this week that it will integrate with NAR's upcoming Advanced Multilist Platform (AMP). This means that Rapattoni's agent and broker subscribers will be among the first to have access to a new MLS "front end" from Rapattoni and the AMP "back end" from NAR subsidiary Realtors Property Resource (RPR), the companies said in joint press release. Front ends and back ends Front ends are the agent-facing part of the MLS, where agents enter and edit their listings and perform comparative market analyses and other functions. The back end is the database itself, where MLS data is stored. Currently, MLSs use the same vendor for both front ends and back ends. But several industry experts have noted that separating the tw...
- Rapattoni Corp. announced this week that it will integrate with NAR's upcoming Advanced Multilist Platform (AMP).
- Rapattoni's MLS front end is being designed to pull in listing data from multiple sources and present that data in a single interface.
- RPR and Rapattoni have not yet signed a formal agreement, but wanted to indicate to the industry that they intended to go forward with an integration.