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Bridge Interactive has announced an API update, ParityPlus, that combines the current functionality of RETS (Real Estate Transaction Standards) with a web API. According to an announcement by the company, the release is significant in that it marks a movement away from RETS and toward web APIs.

With ParityPlus, MLSs can:

  • Control data feeds with the same level of granularity they are accustomed to with traditional RETS feeds
  • Easily customize the way they approve data access
  • Have unlimited field payloads, including custom/native fields beyond the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Data Dictionary
  • See exactly what data has been mapped for API consumption
  • Combine any number of field conditions to specify which records the user has access to
  • Suppress any field values, based on condition (e.g., if status is pending, hide these fields)
  • Customize any restrictions on an application by application basis
  • Give end users transparency into how their data access has been configured, so they know what data they can access
  • Control whether an end user is only allowed to query data on the fly, or perform complete dataset replication

“We’re excited about the new Bridge API release because the industry now has all the functionality they formerly were used to getting with RETS and combines it with the modern simplicity of an API,” says Turan Tekin, Ddirector of MLS and Industry Development at Zillow Group, owner of Bridge Interactive. “The industry now has a meaningful choice as to which RESO transport will best help create better tools.”

“Bridge is a staunch supporter, leader and advocate of RESO industry standards, and we applaud the innovation and enhancements they’ve brought to their RESO Web API tool,” says Jeremy Crawford, CEO of RESO. “As the first to receive Platinum certification, Bridge has demonstrated to the industry the value of RESO and how new features can add real power to their API. Progress like this helps drive API adoption, and as Bridge continues to innovate, we hope it will encourage others to do the same.”

For more information, please visit www.bridgeinteractive.com.

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