The following is the language from the Draft Report and Recommendations of the IDX/RSS/Franchisor Indexing Work Group of the Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee of August 20, 2010.
After careful review of comprehensive background information and deliberative discussion, the Work Group reached two conclusions. First, that the IDX policy should be enhanced to permit display of IDX listings not only on participants “public websites” but also using social media, RSS feeds, mobile devices and other electronic means. Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee- Appendix 3
Second, the Work Group concluded that real estate franchise organizations, while not REALTORS® or “REALTOR® firms”, are generally aligned with the objectives of NAR and should, with their franchisees’ consent, be permitted to index franchisees’ IDX displays with the aggregated results being displayed on the franchisors’ websites subject to appropriate qualifications and limitations. Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee- Appendix 4
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