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Open Source CLI (command line interface) for Querying RETS Servers and Searching Metadata

by Drew Meyers on 4:36 pm May 4, 2016

Props to Ari Summer for releasing an open source CLI (command line interface) for querying RETS servers and searching metadata. The gem is built on top of the rets gem, which handles the actual querying and parsing of the RETS server requests. You can download and clone the repo on GitHub: Ari, please feel free to leave further clarification about what exactly this would enable a developer to do in the comments.

NAR BOD Votes on Wide Range of Issues

by Michael Price on 6:24 pm November 10, 2014

The NAR Board Of Directors voted today on long list of issues from the use of drones to take property photos and member codes of excellence to rules that require MLS boards to expand the data they provide for use on broker and agent sites through current IDX (internet data exchange rules). The idea is to improve the competitive standing they have against 3rd party aggregators. Among the more notable changes: MLS must provide listing data updates every 12 hours, down from 3 days. Data can be co-mingled from … Read More »

Top Down Design Approach: My Broker Website

by Mark Hankel on 9:26 am January 18, 2014

This is the first in a series of articles about Broker/Agent Real Estate Websites.  Is your site still performing?  Is it time for a Redesign, a Refresh or a Do-Over? Have you checked the Moz Cast Lately?  It is a little unsteady right now.  I do have confidence that things will eventually even out and quality content delivered in a technically correct manner will prevail. I have recently launched a new design, I will share my choices/decisions made through pre and post launch.  I will discuss … Read More »

Can I Get A RETS Feed?

by Justin Britt on 12:15 am April 27, 2010

I got some great news the other day. One of my local MLS’s finally became RETS compliant. I could now get new properties updated to my site every few hours. I was stoked. The call to the MLS was made shortly after hearing the news, hoping to have RETS up and running within the week. My sales rep picked up the phone and I asked if I could cancel my FTP and XML feeds, and replace it with RETS. “But we don’t offer a RETS … Read More »

Podcast Interview: Matt Cohen on RETS

by Michael Price on 10:54 am April 8, 2010

In the latest episode of the GeekEstate podcast I had the opportunity to speak with Matt Cohen of Clareity Consulting regarding RETS, the Real Estate Transaction Standard. I recently had the opportunity to represent Zillow at the HAR REIS conference. One of the speakers referred to RETS in his presentation. I was surprised to find there were a number of folks around me asking what RETS is. When explaining RETS there is no better source than someone that has been there from the beginning in … Read More »

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