We bet you've already heard about RESO Web API and MLSs transition from RETS to Web API a lot. However the ways of this transition still remain not clear enough for every single MLS organization. MLS Grid has become one of those solutions which help real estate brokers interested in MLS import and product vendors make that shift. So here is our short review about what the MLS Grid platform is, its benefits and how it actually works.
In a nutshell, MLS Grid is a specific platform created by a network of MLSs in order to allow brokers, MLSs and vendors to cooperate efficiently eliminating a lot of technical, licensing and other challenges in real estate industry. This 100% RESO compliant platform provides data directly from MLS creating a single feed offering a single agreement. Sounds promising, doesn't it? Consequently, all the three parties (brokers, MLSs and vendors) save a lot of legal and technology costs.
To date, MLS Grid platform includes 10 MLS organizations serving over 200,000 brokers and agents. Here they are:
* Austin MLS (Texas)
* Carolina MLS (North and South Carolina)
* Heartland MLS (Kansas City)
* MARIS (St. Louis)
* MIBOR (Indianapolis)
* MRED (Chicagoland)
* MyFloridaRegional MLS (Northern Florida)
* Northstar MLS (Minnesota)
* Northwest MLS (Seattle)
* Realtracs (Tennessee)
How it works
Since MLS Grid IDX approval is 100% online, the sign up procedure won't take much time and effort.
First off, agents select their preferred vendor and get approval by their broker. After that, an agent sings up for service with the selected vendor and both agent and broker immediately receive an email with a link to the data license. When they sign the agreement, it is passed to MLS for approval. As soon as MLS approves it, IDX approval can be considered to be completed successfully.
MLS Grid & Estatik
Great news is you can see Estatik among other MLS Grid vendors. Moreover we successfully work with MARIS and My Florida Regional MLS DBA Stellar MLS. Estatik Premium includes MLS integration feature via RETS and MLS Grid (Web API). In addition, all our Premium customers get MLS setup service for free.
In conclusion, if your MLS provider is a member of MLS Gird but you are still not signed up, please proceed with their streamlined registration process at http://www.mlsgrid.com/ and select Estatik Inc. as a vendor in their Vendors list.
In case if any questions appear, just drop us a message.
Let's get on the Grid together!