- Retsly, owned and operated by Zillow Group, recently announced four new MLS affiliates to reach a total of 10 across North America.
- In addition to the Miami Association of Realtors, Retsly recently added the Ocean County Board of Realtors in New Jersey, the Oakville, Ontario MLS and the Alaska Multiple Listing Service.
Retsly, a Zillow Group-owned-and-operated software company based in Vancouver, is welcoming several new MLS affiliations that allow the software company to incorporate more data to its modernized platform.
Retsly’s newest additions includes the Miami Association of Realtors, one of the largest MLSs in the U.S.
“As more MLSs make their data available through Retsly, the more potential there is for innovations that empower real estate professionals to be more effective across all areas of their businesses — ultimately leading to happier buyers, sellers, renters and agents,” Errol Samuelson, Zillow Group chief industry development officer, said in a statement.
How does Retsly work?
Retsly collects and aggregates real estate data from MLSs and records from more than 3,000 counties. The software company puts data into a standardized format for software developers.
MLS members have the power to control the data that appears on Retsly’s simplified application programing interface (API), along with the licensing agreements for new tech products and applications. Every MLS that partners with Retsly has access to these new products.
The idea is to cut down the time it takes software vendors to access data by normalizing the information, which often appears in different formats depending on the MLS. Retsly converts unique terms and software into one consistent format.
Retsly MLS agreements
In addition to the Miami Association of Realtors, Retsly recently added the Ocean County Board of Realtors in New Jersey, the Oakville, Ontario MLS and the Alaska Multiple Listing Service. The service now hosts data from 10 MLSs across North America.
“Through our outreach to the developer community, we’ve seen some incredible products be created for agents and brokers,” continued Samuelson. “With more data and better tools available to developers, the more quickly our industry will move forward.”
Retsly’s MLS data is hosted in the cloud for real-time access.