Good things are happening with the IDX rules from NAR. As many of you know, IDX or Internet Data Exchange are the policies that allow brokers to provide the complete inventory or listings available in their area on broker websites. These policies have been in place for some time, but thanks to the great efforts of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, these policies have been overhauled to make IDX data work even harder for brokerages across America.
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World(LeadingRE) outlined several ways that IDX data could be more effective at engaging potential buyers and sellers on broker websites. The fruits of their labor are providing exciting ways for brokers to enhance and deepen the quality of information they can offer to consumers.
1. Sold Information
WAV Group conducts more research with consumers than anybody else in real estate. We talk regularly to consumers about what information they need to make an informed decision about their real estate purchase. Universally, consumers ask for more information and specifics about a property to better understand its history, strengths and key attributes. Most importantly, they want to know about sold information for active properties as well as sold information for comparable properties to a house they’re looking at. The new IDX rules now allow a broker to choose whether they would like to include SOLDS on their website to provide richer information. You just need to call your MLS and request that they switch your feed from one with just Continue reading