What is MLS Grid?
Web API Solution for IDX
MLS Grid makes it easier brokers, agents and web developers to operate real estate websites with up-to-date MLS data. Because MLS Grid is a web API solution, the pool of tech talent that can assist you with adding an IDX feed to your website and maintaining it is now expanded. RETS is an outdated IDX model that is served by a small group of vendors, which drives up cost and production time for brokers and agents who want to add MLS data feeds to their websites. Level up your website options with MLS GRID!
Why Web API?
RETS is an old, outdated standard that is being retired and replaced with Web API. The RESO Web API is a RESTful API that uses open-source technologies and architectures of Odata, OpenID Connect and JSON. The commonality and standards enable quick and transposable development of applications across MLSs. In a nutshell, it’s easier for developers.
In addition, the National Association of REALTORS® requires that association-owned MLSs — such as SAR — transition to Web API and adopt the RESO Data Dictionary standards.