Platform enables real estate software developers to build productivity tools using MLS data
Zillow, Inc. has announced it has acquired Vancouver, BC -based Retsly™, a software company that helps streamline real estate data from multiple listing services (MLSs) so developers can build data-driven products for the real estate industry. The platform “normalizes” the data from the sites provides MLSs with the tools to manage software applications in their market and ensure their content is being used appropriately. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
The acquisition of Retsly is an extension of Zillow’s efforts to provide innovative productivity tools to help brokers, agents, franchisors and MLSs be more productive and successful, and is an extension of the widely-adopted Zillow Tech Connect program. Zillow Tech Connect, launched in November 2013, enables leading technology companies to directly integrate with Zillow to help brokers and agents deliver better, smarter services to buyers and sellers.
“Retsly’s platform will spur tremendous innovation in the real estate space, enabling developers to build software that works across MLS boundaries and without the overhead of dealing with local data formats,” said Spencer Rascoff, Zillow CEO. “Retsly’s team and cutting-edge technology is a great fit with Zillow and aligns with our goal to offer great value and services to our industry partners. We’re thrilled to welcome Retsly to Zillow.”
“We are committed to providing the software development community with tools that make it easier to build amazing technology products and applications for real estate professionals,” said Joshua Lopour, co-founder of Retsly. “With Zillow, we look forward to accelerating the growth of a vibrant software community within the industry.”
Retsly, which was founded in 2013, will continue to operate from Vancouver.
This is Zillow’s eighth acquisition, and the sixth of a company that offers a suite of business-to-business tools for local professionals.
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