CSS

Centralized Showing Service

Established in 1994, Centralized Showing Service, Inc. (CSS) was the first company to address the issue of home showing inefficiencies in the residential real estate community. Since its inception, CSS has become the largest and most successful company of its kind. CSS currently schedules over 15 million showings per year and has over 100,000 REALTOR® members in over 40 markets across the U.S. Our membership includes everything from, independent agents to large companies to entire REALTOR® Associations and MLS board-wide service. CSS has operations in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Kansas City, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill and Central Maryland. CSS also supports call centers for real estate companies in Memphis, Nashville, and Chattanooga.

The success of CSS has grown out of our commitment to provide REALTORS® a quick, courteous and professional way to schedule their showing appointments. Our state-of-the-art website reporting and feedback collection systems augment our high-quality, personalized service. In each market, our goal is to provide a single number for all REALTORS® to call when scheduling their showing appointments. Agents find that they can schedule 10 or 12 showings in less than 5 minutes with CSS through our call center or even easier through our website. This ease of scheduling appointments through CSS makes our members' listings more attractive for co-op agents to show.

 

RETS

 

What is RETS?                                                       

The Real Estate Transaction Standard is a common language spoken by systems that handle real estate information, such as multiple listing services. A common language enables computers like the one on your desk to receive information from many different real estate systems or MLSs without being specially "trained" to understand the information from each.

Standards like RETS exist in many different fields. Sometimes, the standard simply adopts one of many pre-existing languages that everyone agrees to use. For example, air traffic controllers at international airports all speak English, no matter what their native language, so pilots are guaranteed that they need learn only one language to fly anywhere in the world.

RETS, like many computer standards, is a language that was built for a specific purpose, but the goal is the same: to have all computers that deal with real estate information "speak" the same language, so that you can use the same desktop computer program with any MLS that has adopted RETS.

For software developers and for providers of services like IDX sites, RETS means having to write programs to use only one language, the common language of RETS, in order to work with many different MLS systems. This means lower costs, more products, more competition among vendors, and faster implementations of new systems, all of which directly benefit people who work with real estate information as a living.

We offer a comprehensive overview for anyone who would like more information. The overview covers RETS from many different perspectives.

RETS Glossary

About RETS Connector

RETS Connector Quick Start Guide    

RETS Support

Shreveport Association Neighborhood Information

LInk to information

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