What the Heck is RETS and Why Should You Care?

November 25th, 2013 – in miscellaneous

Imagine this. It’s Friday afternoon, you have dozens of new listings for the week - or just one - and you’ve got plans… No amount of time is going to be enough to do the FTP upload for those three MLSs you're signed up to, and you know it. You make the call, say you’ll be late, take a deep breath and get it done.

Sound familiar? We’ve all been there… In fact anyone who has dealt with an MLS in the last 10 years has probably been there. If this process is the bane of your real estate existence, just like it was ours at one time or another. Concepts like RETS have probably caught your eye, or peaked your interest. In our guide, we going cut through the noise that is the discussion on RETS, and talk about some of the reasons you should care about it. We’ll throw some facts and figures in there, too. So put on your thinking caps and let’s dive in.

What You Will Learn from the Guide

  1. What the heck is RETS?
  2. What does RETS do?
  3. How Does RETS Work?
  4. The Cons of RETS 5.The Pros of RETS
  5. Reasons to Care about Real Estate Transaction Standards

What experiences have you had with RETS? What do you think of the standard? Let us know in the comments, and remember to share the guide with your colleagues and friends.

Update 2015-09: unfortunately, the guide is no longer available. We will probably update it in the future.

Author: Sara Regan