HomeSpotter® and MetroList® are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership, which is the first to utilize the new Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Data Dictionary 1.3, to provide MetroList Subscribers and Sacramento-area home buyers with an industry leading mobile app. Branded as HomeSpotter, the apps — available for iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones and tablets — feature MetroList MLS data, in-app collaboration and powerful search tools, ensuring agents and home buyers have access to local, accurate and timely listing information.
Data to power the HomeSpotter product is provided by MetroList through a RETS Data Dictionary 1.3 compliant server. This is the first partnership between an MLS and a third party vendor to create a commercial product that implements the Data Dictionary.
MetroList Subscribers will also soon have access to HomeSpotter’s new suite of collaboration tools. The new collaboration tools will allow agents and their clients to share and chat about listings within the HomeSpotter app, streamlining the home shopping experience.
The new RESO Data Dictionary 1.3 defines real estate data in consistent terms and data structures, ensuring that each system “speaks” the same language. The Data Dictionary is significant in many ways: it allows for data to move between systems without losing information, reduces data translation costs and is easier for MLSs, vendors and other third parties to develop new, data-driven applications and services.
“For MLSs that are Data Dictionary-compliant, the data mapping process is much more straightforward,” Mark Leverentz, CTO of HomeSpotter said. “This means we can quickly onboard new MLSs and eliminate a potential source of errors from having data mapped incorrectly.”
“Working together with the Real Estate Standards Organization, MetroList was the first to receive, the Data Dictionary 1.3 certification,” said Tom Beede, CEO of MetroList Services, Inc. “With today’s announcement, we are pleased to partner with HomeSpotter and to be the first MLS to deliver on the value provided by RESO standard compliance.”
Aaron Kardell, founder and CEO of HomeSpotter, said, “We are excited to partner with MetroList and look forward to providing their subscribers with a mobile solution that improves their efficiency and productivity, while enhancing the service they can provide to their clients.”
The addition of MetroList to HomeSpotter’s partnership roster puts the company’s user base at more than 250,000 real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada.
About MetroList® – MetroList Services Inc. is the largest multiple listing service in Northern California headquartered in Sacramento, the state’s capital. Formed in 1985 by the Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, the Placer County Association of REALTORS® and the El Dorado County Association of REALTORS®, MetroList’s ownership group has grown to include the Lodi Association of REALTORS® and the Yolo County Association of REALTORS®, and California Real Estate Brokers, Inc. MetroList acts as a seamless real estate information network serving more than 17,000 real estate professionals in seven counties: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced and Yolo.
About HomeSpotter® – We’re obsessed with making apps that are beautiful and easy to use. They must also help real estate agents better connect with their clients, enhance their marketing and allow them to be more productive in the field. HomeSpotter delivers the best mobile search experience for iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and tablets, to more than 250,000 agents throughout the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 2009 under the name Mobile Realty Apps, then rebranded to HomeSpotter in 2015.