IDX stands for Internet Data Exchange and covers a wide range of software products manufactured by third-party vendors for MLS subscribers. In laymen’s terms, IDX is a search engine that’s attached to your website. Have you ever been on a Realtor or broker website and saw that they have their own search engine that allows the public to perform a search? That’s an IDX. While some details may differ between IDX products, they are all public-facing tools that allow clients to search MLS data. This is done through a feed that goes out to IDX participants.
How do listings get to an IDX?
Listing syndication, labeled Broker Distribution in Flexmls, is the act of sending listings to third party publishers, sites like Realtor.com and Zillow. ARMLS does not make the decision to syndicate (distribute) listings. In fact, your broker decides if listings are syndicated to third-party websites. If a broker has not opted-in to a particular publisher, ARMLS does not make their listing data available to that publisher. Learn more about Broker Distribution and syndication options.
How do I get an IDX website or IDX on my website? Is there a vendor list?
MLS subscribers have the option of putting an IDX software product on their website or having a vendor build a website to allow their clients to search the MLS. Contact an IDX vendor from our IDX vendor list.
Note from the editor – the IDX vendor list is not an endorsement of vendors but a list of vendor choices. The IDX solutions below range from simple websites to full scale relationship software. The free website that ARMLS provides is through AgentSquared.
Cinc / Commissions Inc
Constellation Web Solutions
Listingbook / Elevate
Real Estate Digital
Real Estate Webmasters