About Internet Data Exchange (IDX)
 

What is IDX?
In a nutshell, IDX is essentially a set of rules and enabling technologies allowing MLS participants to give each other permission to display each other's listings on their web sites; each participant giving this permission also receives reciprocal permission from other participants. Only the listings of participants who have not opted out of IDX can be displayed on other participants' sites. Display is subject to the rules of the MLS.

IDX Options For REALTORS

If you are a REALTOR
® / broker, you have three options to display MLS listings on your website:

1) You may "frame" a free searchable MLS link provided by Flex MLS, our MLS vendor. To get the link for this option, send an email.

2) You may pay for a searchable and customizable MLS link provided by Flex MLS, our MLS vendor. For more information, log in to the Flex MLS system, and put your cursor on the Preferences, then click on "IDX Manager."

3) You may contract with a web vendor to display IDX data. Vendors access our MLS Data through a Real Estate Transaction
Standard (RETS) account. To use this option, take the following steps in this order:

RETS-Data-Access-Agreement    Download the RETS Data Licensing Agreement
    Fill it out completely
    You and your broker must sign the agreement
    Send it to your vendor
    Your vendor must sign it
    Your vendor will then send it to DBAAR via email
    Signed IDX request forms are not usually returned to the vendors

    If your vendor already has a RETS account, once the form is approved, your vendor may
    create your site.


 If you don't follow these steps in this order, it will delay the processing of your request!

 
Here is a list of IDX vendors.


Regardless of the option you choose, you must follow the IDX Rules and Regulations, including usage of the approved IDX logo (see links below).

Please Read the DBAAR Data Use and License Policy
IDX Rules and Regulations
IDX logo (.gif)  IDX logo (.jpg)
RETS Data Licensing Agreement (brokers, agents)
Instructions for filling out the RETS Data Licensing Agreement
RETS Data Licensing Agreement for Vendors (non-IDX applications)
VOW Rules and Regulations

IDX Fields


IDX Options For Vendors

If you are a vendor who wishes to access our RETS server in order to use our MLS data to provide a product or service to our members:

non-IDX-Agreement1) Download the RETS Data Licensing Agreement for Vendors

2) Complete and sign the form
3) Return it to DBAAR via email

4) If you a creating public-facing IDX websites, your request will be reviewed by staff to ensure conformity with our IDX Rules and Regulations. If you are approved, credentials to access our RETS server will be emailed to you.
5) If you already have a RETS acount, all that's needed is approval of a customer's request via the RETS Data Licensing Agreement

* If you plan to use our MLS Data for any other purpose, your request will will be considered by our MLS Committee at its next monthly meeting. The committee may approve or decline your request. If you are approved, credentials to access our RETS server will be emailed to you.

   
    Is There a Cost for IDX?

DBAAR does not charge its members for IDX services. You may incur a charge from our MLS vendor, Flex, if you choose their paid IDX option, or you may have to pay a fee to another vendor.

The Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS® charges vendors a set-up fee to set up a RETS account and an annual maintenance fee according to the fee schedule below:

Standard IDX Set-up Fee - $250
Standard IDX Annual Maintenance Fee - $200
Non-Standard RETS Account Set-up Fee - $500
Non-Standard RETS Account Annual Maintenance - $500
 

What if I Don't Want My Listings in IDX?

IDX Rules and Regulations presume that unless a broker indicates otherwise, he or she has agreed to allow his or her listings to be displayed by other brokers and/or agents participating in IDX. Note that participation in IDX is a two-way street: if a broker wants to display other broker's listings, he or she must allow his or her listings to be displayed by other brokers. Also note that this applies to ALL the broker's listings - in other words, it's an all or nothing approach.

For more information, contact the DBAAR MLS at 386.677.7131.