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Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

IDX is essentially a set of rules allowing MLS Participants to give permission to other Participants to display their listings on their Web sites. Every Participant who gives permission also receives reciprocal permission from other Participants.

There are two (2) levels of participation in IDX:

  1. Permitting other MLS Participants to display your firm’s listings on their Web sites; and
  2. Displaying other Participants’ listings on your Web site.

A Participant may choose to do (1) but not do (2). That is, the Participant may permit other brokers to display his listings, even if he does not have a Web site of his own. The converse is not true: a Participant that withholds his listings from the IDX “pool” is not permitted to display the listings of other Participants. It is also permissible for a Participant to display the listings of other Participants even though he has no listings of his own.

A Participant’s consent for such display will be presumed unless a Participant affirmatively notifies the MLS that he refuses to permit display. The MAAR IDX Opt Out form should be sent to MAAR if a Participant refuses to permit display of his firm’s listings.

Display of IDX listings on a Web site are subject to the MLS Rules and Regulations, specifically Section 14.

The administration and technical support of a Participant’s or Subscriber’s Web site is the sole responsibility of the Participant or Subscriber. Our MAAR MLS Support Staff will not provide such support.

A MAAR Confidentiality Agreement form must be submitted to MLS in order to access the IDX Server to retrieve listings for display on one’s Web site.

MLS Subscribers affiliated with IDX Participants may display information available through IDX on their own websites and may link or frame to the Participant’s IDX site, subject to the Participant’s consent and control and the requirements of state law and/or regulation and the MAAR MLS Rules and Regulations.

Visit these pages for more information on IDX.

» Sign Up for IDX
» IDX Opt Out Form


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