Solid Earth, Inc. Partners With RPR® Through Advanced Multi-List Platform
Spring allows an MLS to swap out its backend system while retaining the user experience for a more stable operating environment. Spring also allows members to plug into the API and create their own user interfaces. Moreover, distributing the data through the Application Program Interface (API) provides a highly granular look at who is using what data and when, for accounting purposes.
"Since Spring was built on an API, rewiring part of the product to pull data from the AMP API versus the Spring API is easy" said Solid Earth Co-Founder and CEO Matt Fowler. "For Spring customers, the user interface fits on the Spring API and will fit on the AMP API as well. This will allow Spring customers to sustain the user experience consumers and agents have become accustomed to while allowing the MLS to upgrade their backend technology or change providers."
AMP™, a technological initiative that will reimagine the architecture of the modern MLS system, allows application developers to provide a broad range of products so that MLSs can offer subscribers choice and flexibility in the tools they provide. AMP™ separates the back-end database, where listing information and data are stored, from the front-end user application that an agent or appraiser uses to ask for data. By separating the front end from the back end, AMP™ makes possible an entirely new generation of software tools that agents can pick and choose from.
"RPR is gratified that Solid Earth has embraced the AMP™ concept of an open database accessed through APIs," said RPR Chief Executive Officer Dale Ross. "Front end of choice is a concept which has been envisioned by the industry for years. Spring was one of the first market ready expressions of this concept in 2011, which makes them an outstanding partner for AMP. RPR is very enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with the Solid Earth team to help them bring the the AMP™ system to their MLS clients."
About Solid Earth
Solid Earth has been in the real estate software business for more than 16 years and has been located in historic downtown Huntsville, Alabama since its inception. The Spring Platform now serves more than 60,000 real estate professionals nationwide including San Diego, CA;, Baton Rouge, LA,; Birmingham AL,; Apalachicola FL,; Tuscaloosa, AL,; and, coming soon, Indianapolis IN,; Mobile, AL;, NW Mississippi, and Panama City, FL.
Spring focuses on elevating the broker and agent as the local market expert while inviting the consumer into the heart of the transaction. Spring's responsive design eliminates the need for separate downloads, installs, or external mobile apps.
Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, is an exclusive online real estate database providing REALTORS® with the analytical power to help their clients make better informed decisions while increasing efficiency in the marketplace. For more information about RPR, visit: http://blog.narrpr.com.