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IDX & VOW

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IDX & VOW

The IDX program allows brokers to give one another permission to display their listings on each others’ websites. This article contains information on how to participate in this program and includes:

  • Internet Data Exchange (IDX)
  • Virtual Office Websites (VOW)
  • MLS Data Policy Information

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Franchisor IDX

At the 2010 Annual Convention, the NAR Board of Directors approved an amendment to the IDX policy authorizing Participants to provide IDX information to their real estate franchise organizations (“franchisors”) to be indexed for display on franchisors’ websites. This overview details the implications of the NAR Board of Directors’ actions for MLSListings subscribers.

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FAQ: Virtual Office Website (VOW)

The following information should help you understand more about VOWs in general, after you review the Internet Display Guidelines. Also, see the end of the document for additional resources. What is a “VOW,” and who can have one? Virtual Office Websites (“VOWs”) are Internet sites operated by MLS Participant Brokers through which they establish relationships […]

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Virtual Office Website (VOW) Overview

Potential VOW operators must inform MLSListings whenever a VOW is to be established, so that the MLS can insure that proper guidelines are followed. In order to operate a VOW website, a Participant Broker must have a bulk data license or use the services of an Authorized VOW Provider (AVP) to supply the VOW with […]

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Authorized IDX Website Providers

The following companies are licensed with MLSListings Inc. and are familiar with the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program. They are authorized to develop IDX websites, and are committed to working within the MLSListings’ IDX guidelines and the MLS Rules and Regulations. MLSListings does not specifically recommend or endorse these companies. You may choose any developer […]

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FAQ: Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

WHAT IS THE INTERNET DATA EXCHANGE PROGRAM AND HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? Internet Data Exchange (aka IDX) is a system where brokers give each other permission to display their listings on each others’ websites. All brokers can choose to opt in or opt out of the IDX program at any time. Participants in the IDX […]