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SIMI VALLEY, Calif., October 4, 2017 – Rapattoni Corporation (Rapattoni) announced today that MetroList® Services, Inc. (MetroList) and the High Desert Association of REALTORS® (HDAOR) are the first two MLSs in the nation to achieve official Real Estate Standards Organization’s (RESO) Data Dictionary v1.6 Platinum certification. MetroList serves more than 19,000 members in Northern California and HDAOR currently serves approximately 2,200 members in San Bernardino County, California.
Rapattoni MLS is the first software platform in the country to implement the v1.6 Platinum version of the RESO Data Dictionary certification. The RESO Data Dictionary is known as the real estate industry’s “Rosetta Stone” as it standardizes real estate data so that it translates easily between MLSs, brokerages and software companies, allowing them to access data from different MLS systems in a standard format without having to create a unique mapping for each MLS.
Brian Tepfer, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Rapattoni, said, “We are excited to be the first vendor to implement the Data Dictionary 1.6 standard at the Platinum level. MetroList partnered with us early on to become the first MLS in the industry to implement the RESO Data Dictionary standard and HDAOR was one of the first MLSs to achieve the 1.5 Platinum certification. Data standards are important not just for our customers, but for the industry as a whole. We are glad to be helping to drive the industry forward in this important effort.”
“Being among the first MLSs to achieve RESO Data Dictionary 1.6 Platinum Certification demonstrates MetroList’s commitment to advanced technology and setting the standard for accurate, state-of-the art data exchange protocols,” said Rick Trevino, Vice President, Information Technology, at MetroList. “We’re continuing our leadership position with Rapattoni to support the industry’s innovation in establishing cutting-edge MLS system standards across all platforms,” added Trevino.
“We are very excited that our High Desert Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service has achieved Platinum designation,” said Karen Sanchez, President of HDAOR. “Big thanks to our staff, our Realtor volunteers and Rapattoni, our MLS vendor, for their diligence and hard work. Our goal is to provide the most advanced level of service and technology to our members and to the High Desert population that we serve – this achievement helps us continue to meet this goal.”
“Watching MetroList Services, Inc., and the High Desert Association of REALTORS®, along with the hard work and assistance of their MLS technology partner Rapattoni, achieve the highest level of RESO Certification possible for the latest version of the Data Dictionary is truly a remarkable accomplishment,” said Jeremy Crawford, CEO at RESO. “The future of the real estate industry will be driven by the data standards that these leading organizations are implementing today, and it will fuel the innovation of future products and services for all brokers and agents on the Rapattoni MLS platform.”
About Rapattoni MLS
Rapattoni MLS provides advanced features such as integrated GIS parcel mapping, an integrated member management and billing system, the industry’s most advanced RETS 1.7.2 data exchange system with RESO Web API support and RESO Data Dictionary v1.6 Platinum certification, integrated aerial photography, a robust statistics and trends analysis package, and language translation. Rapattoni MLS is compatible with the Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome web browsers, can be run on PCs and Mac computers, and works seamlessly on popular smartphones and tablets with a native app available for iOS and Android devices.
Rapattoni Corporation has been serving the real estate industry for over 47 years. The company provides integrated products and services for real estate associations and MLS organizations, including an internet-based MLS and association management software, along with hosting and technical support for each product. Rapattoni’s association management customers represent more than 80% of the nation’s REALTORS®. Rapattoni’s headquarters are in Simi Valley, California.
About MetroList Services, Inc.
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®, the Yolo County Association of REALTORS®, and California Real Estate Brokers, Inc. MetroList acts as a seamless real estate information network serving more than 19,000 real estate professionals in seven counties: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced and Yolo.
About High Desert Association of REALTORS®
The High Desert Association of REALTORS® original charter was founded on May 22, 1948. It was originally named Mojave Valley Board of REALTORS® and in 1958 became the Victor Valley Board of REALTORS®. On June 1, 2014, the Victor Valley BOR and the Barstow Association of REALTORS® merged to form the new High Desert Association of REALTORS®. Today, the gavel that was presented to the Mojave Valley BOR in 1948 is still used at all Board of Director meetings. HDAOR is located in Hesperia, California, and currently serves over 2,200 real estate professionals in San Bernardino County.
The mission of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) is to create and promote the adoption of standards that drive efficiency throughout the real estate industry. RESO was incorporated in November 2011 as an independent, not-for-profit trade organization that was previously a section of the National Association of REALTORS®. RESO has more than 725 active members, including NAR, multiple-listing services, real estate associations, brokerages and industry technology providers. For more information, visit www.reso.org. Contact RESO via email at email@example.com.