IDX & Data Feed Overview

IDX (Internet Data eXchange) Program

What is it?

IDX is a program allowing MLS Participants (Broker Owners) to give each company participating in the program permission to display each other’s listings on the broker’s company website(s) (subject to the rules of UNYREIS and NYSAMLS’s).  All Broker Owners who are MLS participants automatically become IDX participants and their listings are included in the UNYREIS IDX database.  A participant may ‘Opt Out’ to not allow their listings to be included in the IDX database, but they lose the benefit of displaying IDX listings on their company website if they do so.

What does it cost?

UNYREIS does not charge a fee for any portion of the IDX program.

How do I get started?

BROKER OWNERS:

Broker Owners have two options for participating in the IDX program.  You may request a raw data feed (from CoreLogic) via the RETS (Real Estate Transaction Standard) server or you may use the IDX Property Search Link that is available via Matrix.

AGENTS:

Agents also have two options for displaying IDX listings on their web pages.  While they may not request a data feed directly from UNYREIS, an agent may request that their broker provide a raw data via a RETS feed (see above) to them so they may develop a custom IDX page. All agent implementations should be coordinated with your broker, UNYREIS does not provide agent level support, as the IDX program is a Broker-Owner program per NAR mandate.

Additionally, agents may also use the Agent Webpage or IDX features of Matrix.  See IDX Web Search and Webpages-updated 9/28/16 to get started.


Zillow Group Data Feed

To apply for a RETS account to be used for Zillow Group websites to access the MLS data, please return the completed Data Access Agreement.  The form can be accessed at this link:

Vendors

Vendors (that we know of) presently working with GRAR/UNYREIS members:

Constellation Web Solutions
Daniel Dlhy
1.800.728.8391
Email

Diverse Solutions/Zillow Inc
Mellissa Dehakiz
877.348.7654
Email

DSD Web Works
Scott Demmin
315.536.2736
Email

iHomefinder, Inc.
iHomefinder Sales
866.700.8855 x. 2
Email

IDX LLC.
Brittany Littrell/Kathryn Frost
541.343.3915
Email

iHOUSEweb Inc.
Jennifer Harmon
866.645.7700
Email

Market Leader Inc.
Lee Thompson/Brian Carlson
877.450.0088
Email

Nebulous/YourMLSSearch.com
Sales Dept.
877.873.9657 Option#1 or 612.215.8642
Email

RealestatePointe™
Tony Manhollan
800-477-9511
Email

The Gain Co
Heidi LeMaire, Founder/Owner
585.281.7204
Email

Websitebox
Katty Kashef
416.907.6981
Email

Placester
Henry Behnke
1.800.728.8391
Email

ZapLabs
Greg Rusconi
510.735.2753
Email

 

Questions? 

Contact GRAR Member Services for assistance

*Important Note: GRAR does not provide technical or user support for RETS. If you feel that there is missing data or the process is not updating, please contact IDX@grar.net. Otherwise, please refer to the resource documents provided below.