MLS and IDX

MLS information for realtors and web developers

Morgan Carey posted this 4,633 Views

Many members of the REW forum ask, how do I go about creating a custom IDX for my website? The programmatic challenges to this are complex and will be covered in a subsequent blog entry, however before one can even go about coding a custom IDX, one must first have a raw data feed set up by their board. So I decided I would document in my IDX section how to go about applying for such a data feed and the processes unique to each board. In order for me to do this I will need to gather the foll...

Preview Naples New Design and IDX

Morgan Carey posted this 5 26,819 Views

One of my favorite new designs of late is http://www.previewnaples.com. I am not sure exactly why I like it so much compared to the hundreds of other websites we have launched this quarter, I just like it. The color scheme really says Naples Florida to me, and the way the IDX quick search, listings and details pages are laid out really appeal to me. The communities map is pretty cool, but I think we should stylize those circles a little bit for the communities. For those interested this p...

Basic custom MLS / IDX

Morgan Carey posted this 3,562 Views

A lot of people want to know the difference between our basic custom IDX and a more advanced (More expensive) IDX solution. Here is a quick breakdown of the basic. Search Page: allows users to choose bedrooms, baths, sq foot, min / max price, area, property type, you know the basics that all main search pages have. Listings Page:  This is a list of properties "basic" view which shows a thumbnail of the property and some basic info: Price, Area, Beds, Bath and then a "Vi...

NWMLS (North West MLS) Threatens fines to its own realtors

Morgan Carey posted this 18 23,590 Views

There is a very intersting debate going on regarding a realtors right to use the phrase "MLS" on their website or in their marketing. Basically the discussion came about because a member of real estate webmasters who is also a realtor for John L Scott in Washington received an email from the NWMLS (North West MLS) threatening to fine him for using the phrase "Seattle MLS" in his description for his website posted here at REW. The gist of the description went like this: "At my website you ...