Real Estate Transport Protocol (RETP)
Current multiple listing services (MLS) are antiquated messaging systems due to strong coupling to their localized market and lack of interoperability for provisioning listings. Moreover, these same MLSs are operated as controlled gateways eliminating public access and global network distribution. Real Estate Transport Protocol (RETP) resolves past and current legacy MLS inefficiencies. Using reserved internet port 32811, RETP provides a fire-and-forget messaging protocol for sending and receiving listings over the Internet to geographically distributed MLSs acting as listing registrars. RETP creates a hub-and-spoke network topology for provisioning listings from a centralized registry to trusted registrars in the network. Three use case scenarios for provisioning messaging listings are registrant to registrar, registrant to registrar to registry, and then finally, registrant to registrar to registry to multiple registrars.
RETP is currently in working draft status