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Rapattoni Implements First RESO Data Dictionary Certification with MetroList Services, Inc.

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SIMI VALLEY, Calif., January 9, 2015 – Rapattoni Corporation (Rapattoni), a leading provider of software and services for the real estate industry, announced today that their Rapattoni MLS software is the first MLS to offer integration with the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Data Dictionary 1.3.

MetroList® Services, Inc. (MetroList), which serves more than 16,500 members in Northern California, is an early adopter of the Data Dictionary 1.3 standard and Certification Beta Tester. After working closely with Rapattoni to successfully implement the Data Dictionary on their RETS server, MetroList has become the first organization to receive the RESO Data Dictionary Certification.

The RESO Data Dictionary allows third-party vendors and services to access data from different MLS systems in a standard format without having to create a unique mapping for each MLS. To facilitate this implementation, Rapattoni's RETS team created a new database schema, set up a new RETS environment for MetroList, mapped various resources to the RESO Data Dictionary standards, and created look-up tables and other elements while reviewing and coordinating each work item with MetroList.

Brian Tepfer, Chief Technology Officer at Rapattoni, said, "The RESO Data Dictionary is commonly referred to as the Rosetta Stone for real estate data because it ensures that each MLS system speaks the same language, using a common standard that defines all data in consistent terms. Establishing this common standard represents a significant achievement for the industry. We're thankful to MetroList for leading the charge and we're excited to be the first MLS vendor to provide our customers with Data Dictionary 1.3 compatibility."

"The standardized mapping of data and delivery of these fields will assist us in releasing products and services to our participants and subscribers," said Rick Trevino, IT Director of MetroList. "We are looking forward to our first RETS Data Dictionary integration and this accomplishment could not have occurred without the expertise and hard work of Rapattoni's RETS team."

About Rapattoni MLS Rapattoni MLS is setting the standard with advanced features such as integrated GIS parcel mapping, an integrated member management and billing system, the industry's most advanced RETS data exchange system, integrated aerial photography, a robust statistics and trends analysis package, language translation, the Rapattoni Secure Logon system featuring Adaptive Authentication technology, and the ability to operate a convenient Single Sign-On (SSO) identity portal. Rapattoni MLS is compatible with the Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, and Safari® web browsers, can be operated natively on PCs and Mac® computers, and works seamlessly on popular smartphones and tablet devices using a touch-based interface.

About Rapattoni Rapattoni Corporation has been serving the real estate industry under the same name and management going on 45 years. The company provides an array of integrated products and services for real estate associations and MLS organizations, including an internet-based MLSassociation management softwareIntegrated Website Services, and key-less Rapattoni Secure Logon with SSO identity portals for online security and convenience. Rapattoni's MLS products are serving approximately 200,000 users nationally and its association management customers represent more than 85% of the nation's REALTORS®. Rapattoni's headquarters are in Simi Valley, California.

About MetroList Services, Inc. MetroList Services Inc. is the largest multiple listing service in Northern California headquartered in Sacramento, the state's capital. Formed in 1985 by the Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, the Placer County Association of REALTORS® and the El Dorado County Association of REALTORS®, MetroList's ownership group has grown to include the Lodi Association of REALTORS® and the Yolo County Association of REALTORS®, and California Real Estate Brokers, Inc. MetroList acts as a seamless real estate information network serving more than 16,500 real estate professionals in seven counties: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced and Yolo.

For more information, contact Rapattoni's Public Relations department at (800) 722-7338 or visit the Rapattoni website at http://www.rapattoni.com/.

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