#Zillow is here to stay and not going anywhere anytime soon. They continue to acquire companies and just announced their 8th acquisition of Vancouver-based software company Restly.
— Premier Agent (@PremierAgent) July 16, 2014
Retsly, a graduate of the GrowLab accelerator that had previously raised $540,000, offers a real-time API and open source SDK for integrating MLS data into real estate software. Zillow will use Retsly within its Zillow Tech Connect program, which lets companies connect their systems with Zillow.
“Retsly’s platform will spur tremendous innovation in the real estate space, enabling developers to build software that works across MLS boundaries and without the overhead of dealing with local data formats,” Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff said in a statement.
Many of us in the Real Estate Industry have come to love and hate Zillow for all of their success in the minds of our clients. Most buyer’s start their search on Zillow prior to calling a Realtor.
The Bottom-Line is they are here to stay, so get on board! I for one am happy to see all the new tools they are bringing to our industry.