Looking for 2-3 agent BETA testers for RESO API tools

Real Estate Technology with RealtyCandy.com

We are working on developing a new mobile tool for our clients who are in MLS areas that are using the http://www.reso.org/certificates/#was_cert RESO API.

We need 2-3 agents who would like to be beta testers for this.

We will provide a new website that will be available to you at no charge for 6 months while we work on creating this new product. The site will probably not be of much value since we won't have the IDX data setup for about 3 months. After the original 6 month setup period, you will have the option of continuing with the service for 1/2 of the normal price forever, or cancelling it at anytime. We won't ask for a credit card or any payment during this 6 month beta period.

What you get: 
You will get one of our new Sweet Sites with the drag and drop page builder, hosted at WPEngine for no charge. We can hook up a domain for you and you can use it as a secondary community site like "Shadow Valley Homes.com" or something like that. This will not be connected to IDX Broker. But we will hook it up to your MLS data using the RESO API tool we are making.

You will also get to see, test, and use what we think is really the next stage of IDX. (See more below)

What we need: 
We need the credentials for the RESO API server. This is basically the new version of a RETS server. You will need to contact your MLS for these and let them know that we will be making some new tools for you to complement your existing MLS data on IDX Broker.

You will not really need to spend time working with us on this. We will send you updates of where we are, and you are welcome to poke around and see what you want, but we don't really need you to spend time on this. We would love any feedback you would be willing to share with us as we build this out.

What are we creating?: 
We have made the IDX Addons that extend the functionality and features of IDX Broker. Now we want to make a completely new tool that will allow you unprecedented access to your MLS data in fast, mobile ways. These tools will engage your site visitors better, they will display the MLS listings faster, and allow you to manage all of this easily through WordPress.

This new tool will be a WordPress plugin that allows you to display your MLS data in completely new ways. Some of you have seen our Data Graphs on http://realtycandy.com/idx-addons. This tool will take tools like that to a whole new level.

What is our relationship with you?: 
Most MLS charge large fees for "vendor" access to the data feed. We are currently NOT MLS vendors, and we never want to be. We work only as "contractors" for our Realtor clients.

We also will provide a plugin that runs on WordPress that will require the MLS API server credentials. These are typically username, password, and server address. You will not need to share that information with us, but you will just load it into the plugin.

This BETA test is really only for agents who want to be on the cutting edge of technology. We have made the IDX Addons tools at RealtyCandy.com but now we want to take this to a new level and produce a world-class product that provides these IDX Addons features plus a whole lot more.

If you would be interested in participating, just verify that your MLS is on this list at http://www.reso.org/certificates/#was_cert . We are looking to get 2-3 agents to work with us on this initial phase.

Then contact your MLS and ask them for your credentials for the API server. Most MLS will provide this for free to their members. 

Sign up today:

You can signup by visting the form at https://goo.gl/forms/ZXVk1TNK8PJ7Wtk13


Comments (4)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Mine is on the list!  I'm in, James Call!

Nov 28, 2016 05:42 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sorry mate, looks like the RESO doesn't have anything in California.

Nov 28, 2016 07:32 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Not so lucky James Call - surprised not to see my MLS on the list.

Nov 28, 2016 10:43 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi James Call .  Can I do this on my separate Regional MLS account that I have and not be a part of my current site?

Nov 29, 2016 05:53 AM