How does Data Rabbit API work?
As experts in RETS and RESO Data Dictionary, we handle the complex issues of importing real estate data so you don’t have to. Once MLS data permissions are granted, we can fully integrate our API with any MLS feed and provide you with detailed listing data that you can use in a variety of ways: search, data analysis, and more.
Data Rabbit FAQs
That depends on how much you like signing MLS data agreements! As there are more than 500 MLSs nationwide, and no centralized MLS data feed, accessing all of them would require data agreements with each and every one. Additionally, since each listing service has their own rules, regulations and fees, nationwide access is not impossible, but would be extremely difficult. Luckily, with Data Rabbit API, accessing any number of MLSs via a licensed broker in good standing is relatively quick and easy.
Rules can vary greatly from one MLS to another, but generally they have one guiding principle: their data is only available to their members in good standing. This means that in order to get your own data feed, you must be, or have access to, a broker that is a member in good standing of that MLS. That broker must submit a request in writing to the MLS for access to the feed.
After that, the process is normally straightforward and we will walk through every step with you.
Yes, but Data Rabbit API does not offer any website support. We strictly provide the normalized data for you to use how you please, as long as it complies with MLS data agreement rules.
No, we do not. If the issue involves stale data or the API itself, we will make sure the API is functioning properly. All other issues related to your website are outside the scope of Data Rabbit’s services.
If you want to publicly display your data, you will need an IDX (RETS or VOW) feed. For back-office feeds, used for internal analytics and agent tools, those vary from MLS to MLS. As you onboard with Data Rabbit API, we can make sure you get the data feed you need.
No. Data Rabbit provides unlimited API calls. Query the database as often as you need.
This depends on the size of the MLS. Once data agreements are finalized, the data import and mapping can be completed within 1 to 3 business days.