MLS Grid achieves Platinum RESO Certification
Salt Lake City— MLS Grid, which offers a streamlined real estate data delivery and licensing service, has been named a platinum-certified Web API provider by the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO). This groundbreaking designation came last week at RESO’s 2019 Fall Conference.
The Web API certification, along with cutting-edge licensing and registration process, means vendors using the program are able to gather and start using information faster. This achievement marks the second time MLS Grid has earned the highest possible level of certification granted by RESO. The Data Dictionary 1.6 Platinum Certification was awarded to MLS Grid in 2018.
“This designation is yet another way to tangibly show how MLS Grid is helping propel real estate technology, transitioning away from RETS, which was introduced in the 1990s to the more modern Web API” said CEO Joseph Szurgyi. “MLS Grid is RESO in action, and by furthering these standards, we’re making the RESO compliance and data licensing processes easier for MLSs, brokers, and their technology vendors.”
The platform elevates future access to use of data from multiple MLSs, increasing transparency and control of where the data goes. The company removes roadblocks related to accessing MLS data for brokers and their vendors by providing a consolidated source of RESO-compliant IDX and VOW information with a single, universal license agreement.
“The lead was taken by the MLS Grid coming out with API options first certainly paved the way to making it possible for us to adopt so early,” said Scott Lockhardt, CEO and founder of Showcase IDX, and MLS Grid customer. “We felt that it was better to get ahead and adopt early rather than wait until the last minute.”
MLS Grid provides access to more than five million listings from nationwide MLSs for more than 190 vendors, 52 of which pull information from multiple MLSs. 925 unique licenses have been issued through the company.
The network continues to grow and currently includes 10 large MLSs, providing service to nearly 250,000 real estate practitioners throughout the country. The network includes Austin Board of REALTORS® (Texas), Canopy MLS (North and South Carolina, formerly Carolina MLS), Heartland MLS (Kansas City), MARIS (St. Louis), MIBOR (Indianapolis), MRED (Chicagoland), Stellar MLS (Central and Southwest Florida), NorthstarMLS (Minnesota), Northwest MLS (Seattle), and Realtracs (Tennessee).