At A Glance: RETS
The affluence of modern North America and the propagation of the “American Dream” has led to millions upon millions of pieces of property being sold and resold. The sheer amount of real estate that exchanges hands in the modern market generates an ocean of data that can frequently take different formats and forms. In the late 1990s, the National Association of Realtors established a framework known as the Real Estate Transaction Standard to help manage, computerize, and streamline the organization and access to the real estate data that exists in North America. RETS allows for a variety of listing services to be standardized and incorporated into a Multiple Listing Service (MLS), providing real estate agents and brokers quick and simple access to relevant real estate listings and data.
A RETS specialist is a highly experienced real estate professional with expertise in dealing with a variety of real estate standards and practices. A RETS specialist can provide you or your brokerage with consultation on how to use and implement RETS into your business as well as work with RETS independently to cater to your needs and provide you with the appropriate data. Highly-skilled RETS professionals can computerize protocols and provide access to the most relevant real estate assets you are interested in. Hiring a freelance RETS specialist is an effective way to leverage RETS to allow you to focus on your customers and their needs instead of swimming through the ocean of distracting real estate data that is currently available.