IDX allows Brokers and Associate Brokers to display, on their personal web sites, a vast listing of all homes for sale in their MLS area.
The concept of IDX is simple: Each participating broker contributes their listings to the IDX database and is in turn, able to display listings from all other participating brokers on their web site. Click here to read the NAR policy on IDX.
Denver has practically all Brokers signed up which means that nearly 100% of properties are included in the IDX database. This eliminates the need for VOWs (Virtual Office Web sites) in the Denver area. For a complete discussion of VOWs see IDX Options and VOWs.
NAR made reciprocal Internet Data eXchange a mandatory policy effective Jan 1 2002.
Thoughout 2002, most MLS providers made IDX available to brokers and Associate Brokers and Agents whose Managing Broker has opted in to IDX.
Many of the regional MLS systems are also providing IDX solutions - check back regularly for updates in our News Section.