Why are there RETS standards in place?

Standards remove ambiguity and incompatibility across different computer systems within and outside organizations as well as between business partners resulting in more consistent and higher quality data among those that support those standards.

In short, standards make it easier for programmers to handle real estate information from many different entities as it forces consistency when exchanging data between different systems. Without RETS, programmers would spend more time dealing with many different types of systems, fixing more bugs and correcting erroneous data.

The uniformity between these standards offers an easier way to troubleshoot, code, and more.


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