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IDX Policy Updates From the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

The Internet Data Exchange (IDX) policy of the National Association of REALTORS® (Multiple Listing Policy Statement 7.58) was first adopted May 2000. It has been subsequently revised several times, most recently in Nov. 2014 to amend the frequency of refreshing IDX displays, the co-mingling of IDX data across MLSs, and IDX displays of “sold” listings.

In addition to NAR’s IDX Policy, there are accompanying IDX Rules in Section 18 of the Model MLS Rules and Regulations (all types), found in the current NAR Handbook on Multiple Listing Policy.  These rules are enforced by local multiple listing services, and MLS participants can be sanctioned for violations. You may view the current model rules for Internet Data Exchange.


Strikeouts indicate deletions, underscoring indicates additions:

• Section 18.2.5 of the Internet Data Exchange (“IDX”) Rules be amended (all types)

Participants must refresh all MLS downloads and displays automatically fed by those downloads not less frequently than every three (3) days 12 hours. (Amended 11/14)  M

• Section 18.2.10 be added to the Internet Data Exchange (“IDX”) Rules (all types)

An MLS Participant (or where permitted locally, an MLS Subscriber) may co-mingle the listings of other brokers received in an IDX feed with listings available from other MLS IDX feeds, provided all such displays are consistent with the IDX rules, and the MLS Participant (or MLS Subscriber) holds participatory rights in those MLSs.  As used in this policy, “co-mingling” means that consumers are able to execute a single property search of multiple IDX data feeds resulting in the display of IDX information from each of the MLSs on a single search results page; and that Participants may display listings from each IDX feed on a single webpage or display. (Adopted 11/14)  M

• Section 18.3.11 of the Internet Data Exchange (“IDX”) Rules be amended (all types)

Listings obtained through IDX feeds from REALTOR® Association MLSs where the MLS Participant holds participatory rights must be displayed separately from listings obtained from other sources, including information provided by other MLSs.  Listings obtained from other sources (e.g., from other MLSs, from non-participating brokers, etc.) must display the source from which each such listing was obtained. Displays of minimal information (e.g., “thumbnails”, text messages, “tweets”, etc., of two hundred [200] characters or less) are exempt from this requirement but only when linked directly to a display that includes all required disclosures. (Amended 11/14)  O

Note:  An MLS Participant (or where permitted locally, an MLS Subscriber) may co-mingle the listings of other brokers received in an IDX feed with listings available from other MLS IDX feeds, provided all such displays are consistent with the IDX rules, and the MLS Participant (or MLS Subscriber) holds participatory rights in those MLSs.  As used in this policy, “co-mingling” means that consumers are able to execute a single property search of multiple IDX data feeds resulting in the display of IDX information from each of the MLSs on a single search results page; and that Participants may display listings from each IDX feed on a single webpage or display. (Adopted 11/14)

• Section 18.3.12 of the Internet Data Exchange (“IDX”) Rules be amended (all types)

Section 18.3.12 -- Display of expired, withdrawn, pending, and sold listings* is prohibited. (Amended 11/14)

* Note: If “sold” information is publicly accessible, display of “sold” listings may not be prohibited. (Adopted 11/14)