Real Estate Transaction Standards (RETS)

Real Estate Transaction Standards (RETS)

Short for Real Estate Transaction Standard, RETS provides a common language so that computers can more easily transfer real estate information, such as MLS data, to other computer programs or websites. The National Association of REALTORS® and other industry groups launched RETS in 1999.

References

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What Is RETS?

What Is RETS?, (Wikipedia).

RETS Update: What You Need to Know, (National Association of REALTORS®).

The RETS Stuff, (REALTOR® Magazine, Feb. 2004).

Why RETS?

Getting Your Listings Out There, (CRT Blog, National Association of REALTORS®, May 5, 2008).

June 2009: The Uber Era of Real Estate Data, (CRT Blog, National Association of REALTORS®, Feb. 1, 2008).

e-Transaction Management, (REALTOR® Magazine, Apr. 2004).

RETS milestones

RETS Web API (National Association of REALTORS®, Jan. 2015) 

Announcing Data Wrap, a RETS to Atom Proxy, (CRT Blog, National Association of REALTORS®, Aug. 19, 2010).

Announcing Variman 3.1 - Are You RETS Ready?, (CRT Blog, National Association of REALTORS®, Aug. 18, 2009).

RETS for Drupal, (CRT Blog, National Association of REALTORS®, June 30, 2009).

RETS: It Will Connect Every One of Us, (CRT Blog, National Association of REALTORS®, Sept. 5, 2007).

RETS Renewed, (CRT Blog, National Association of REALTORS®, Jan. 11, 2007).

Websites

RESO—Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) promotes and maintains, through an open process, voluntary electronic commerce standards for the real estate finance industry. Browse this website for information on RESO and RETS, committees and workgroups, resources for MLSs and developers, compliance, products, and servers.

Center for REALTOR® Technology, (National Association of REALTORS®)—The Center for REALTOR® Technology (CRT) serves REALTORS® and REALTOR® associations as an industry advocate, implementation consultant, and technology information resource.

eBooks & Other Resources

Books, Videos, Research Reports & More

The resources below are available for loan through Information Services. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800-874-6500 for assistance.

REALTOR® Technology Survey Report 2013-14, (Center for REALTOR® Technology, National Association of REALTORS®, 2014).

REALTOR® Technology Survey Report 2012, (Center for REALTOR® Technology, National Association of REALTORS®, 2012).

REALTOR® Technology Survey Report 2011, (Center for REALTOR® Technology, National Association of REALTORS®, 2011).

REALTOR® Technology Survey Report 2010, (Center for REALTOR® Technology, National Association of REALTORS®, 2010).

Data Security Survey Report 2010, (Center for REALTOR® Technology, National Association of REALTORS®, 2010).

MLS Technology Report 2010, (Center for REALTOR® Technology, National Association of REALTORS®, 2010).

relay® Transaction Management, (REALTOR Benefits® Program)


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