MRIS, the industry-leading Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that facilitates nearly $125 million a day in real estate transactions, announced that it became the first MLS to receive the RETS (Real Estate Transaction Standard) 1.8 Server Certification from the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).
The RETS 1.8 Certification verifies that MRIS complies with the open standard for accessing and exchanging real estate transaction information with other organizations supportive of the RETS 1.8 Standard. MRIS originally created a unique method of updating new listing information via RETS, which is a piece of the contribution MRIS has made to the launch of the new certification.
“As a charter member, MRIS has been a large contributor to RESO and the standards we have produced over our lifespan,” said Bob Gottesman, Executive Director of RESO. “As a non-profit organization, we rely on the contributions of our members and we are truly grateful for the hard work and time that MRIS’s staff contributed to the RETS 1.8 Standards as well as many others.”
RESO creates the RETS Standard, which is used as a common data exchange tool for listing services around the country. The certification ensures brokers, agents and other services can easily access data across a variety of platforms. The fundamental principle of the RETS 1.8 standard is to give agents and brokers a simpler method for listing management. As a supporter and charter member of RESO and the establishment of standards across the entire industry, MRIS adheres to the practices and principles enacted by many RESO-based initiatives including RESO RETS and Data Dictionary.
“We are proud to be the first MLS to receive RETS 1.8 Certification,” said David Charron, President and CEO of MRIS. “This new recognition is a testament to our dedication to maintaining an open standards-based platform for brokers and our mission to encourage innovation in the broker and agent community.”
For more information on RESO and the RETS 1.8 standard, visit www.reso.org.
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