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Retsly to Hold Hackathon to Create New Products and Services for the Real Estate Industry

Event to feature $25,000 in cash prizes; Will give developers access to data directly from participating multiple listing services and more than 3,000 counties through Retsly's new Listing and Public Data APIs

Sep 24, 2015

SEATTLE and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Retsly®, a software company that collects and standardizes real estate data from multiple listing services (MLSs) and more than 3,000 counties announced today that it's holding a hackathon, called zip.code, November 6 – 8, 2015, at the Zillow Group office in San Francisco, Calif. Zip.code will bring together hundreds of developers to create new products and services using MLS and public records data to benefit agents, brokers, and MLSs.

"We're excited this event will begin to explore what's possible when you connect the brightest developers with high-quality real estate data directly from MLS and public records," said Errol Samuelson, Zillow Group chief industry development officer. "We expect that ideas developed at zip.code will drive the creation of products that benefit everyone involved in the real estate transaction."

Participants are encouraged to innovate on any housing-related topic using real data supplied by several MLSs and delivered through Retsly's new Listing and Public Data Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Participants will be competing for $25,000 in cash spread across three categories; Best Use of the Retsly Listing APIs, Best Use of the Retsly Public Data APIs, and Crowd Favorite. Registration for zip.code is $10 and all proceeds go to charity.

To register for zip.code or learn more, visit This is Retsly's second hackathon. The first, held in November 2013, attracted more than 150 developers.


Retsly® collects and standardizes real estate data from multiple listing services and county records data from more than 3,000 counties so developers can build data-driven products for the real estate industry. Retsly also provides MLSs with the tools to manage software applications in their market and ensure their content is being used appropriately. Retsly is based in Vancouver, BC and is owned and operated by Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z and ZG).

Retsly is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.

Zillow Group

Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z and ZG) houses a portfolio of the largest real estate and home-related brands on the Web and mobile. The company's brands focus on all stages of the home lifecycle: renting, buying, selling, financing and home improvement. Zillow Group is committed to empowering consumers with unparalleled data, inspiration and knowledge around homes, and connecting them with the right local professionals to help. The Zillow Group portfolio of consumer brands includes real estate and rental marketplaces Zillow®, Trulia®, StreetEasy® and HotPads®. In addition, Zillow Group works with tens of thousands of real estate agents, lenders and rental professionals, helping maximize business opportunities and connect to millions of consumers. The company operates a number of business brands for real estate, rental and mortgage professionals, including Postlets®, Mortech®, Diverse Solutions®, Market Leader®, dotloop® and Retsly®. The company is headquartered in Seattle.

Zillow, Postlets, Mortech, Diverse Solutions, StreetEasy, Retsly and HotPads are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. Trulia is a registered mark of Trulia, Inc., dotloop is a registered trademark of dotloop, Inc.  

No purchase necessary to enter contest. Open to all eligible legal residents of US/DC (excluding FL and NY), 18 years and older as of date of entry. Official rules can be found here.


SOURCE Zillow Group

For further information: Amanda Woolley, Zillow Group, 206-757-2701 or