What is IDX Service?
Internet Data Exchange, or IDX, is the system that allows consumers to search for and view listings from a designated area on your website.
IDX data contains Active, Pending, and Sold listings (sold data from Jan 1, 2012).
IDX website is different than agents searching on the MLS. MLS agent-only information, such as agent remarks or showing instructions, will not show up in an IDX search.
Information for Member
Click here to access the IDX Participant/Subscriber Application (Page 1 is for you. Page 2 is for your IDX vendor).
Completed IDX application can be email to email@example.com or submit online here
The following IDX vendors are approved by Bay East Association of REALTORS® and are familiar with our Internet Data Exchange (IDX) policies. They are authorized to develop IDX websites and are committed to working within our IDX guidelines in our MLS Rules and Regulations.
Bay East Association of REALTORS® does not specifically recommend or endorse these companies. You may choose any IDX vendor to work on your site.
If your IDX vendor is not on this list, please have them contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will guide them on the approval process.
IDX Service is at no cost to Bay East MLS participants and subscribers. However, you are responsible for the fees if the vendor you choose charges for their services.
Information for IDX Vendor
Please email email@example.com
- Clear identification of the name of the brokerage firm which you operate under
- Agent’s State(s) of licensure listed in a reasonable display (i.e. CA DRE# 12345678)
- Listing Attribution: Listing detail page must list both listing agent name, listing agent firm name, and phone number or email address
- Bay East disclaimer is displayed in a reasonable and readily apparent manner
Bay East ©2023. CCAR ©2023. bridgeMLS ©2023. Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. This information is being provided by the Bay East MLS, or CCAR MLS, or bridgeMLS. The listings presented here may or may not be listed by the Broker/Agent operating this website. This information is intended for the personal use of consumers and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Data last updated at (ADD DATE & TIME HERE)
After approval as a Bay East IDX vendor, annual licensing fee is required
IDX: Use MLS data on members IDX website, mobile app, or audio device subject to IDX policies
VOW: (Virtual Office Website): Use MLS data on Brokers virtual office/brokerage website subject to VOW policies.
Back Office (Full MLS feed): Any use of firm’s own listings; and any use of those portions of the MLS data relating to listings of participants other than firm that exposes listings only internally.
Back Office (Broker Own): Any use of firm’s own listings to expose for internal use only.
Do I need to be a member of Bay East MLS to apply for IDX Service?
Do I need to pay for IDX Service?
IDX is a MLS member benefit and provided to members at no cost; however, you are responsible for the fees if the vendor you choose charges for their services.
How long does it take for my website to be approved?
If the vendor is an approved vendor, once the application has been submitted, it takes about 2 to 4 business days to get approval.
If there is pending item(s) that the IDX vendor needs to correct, approval will be issued once all pending items have been cleared. Pending applications will be kept for ten (10) business days only.
If the vendor is not an approved vendor, it might take 3 to 4 weeks for the vendor to be approved.
I changed Office, do I need to submit a new IDX application if the vendor is the same?
I need to change my website address (URL), do I need to submit a new IDX application?
Could I have different IDX websites with different approved IDX vendors?
Yes. Each IDX application is allowed for two URLs with the same approved vendor. Different IDX vendors required separate IDX applications.
I find a great IDX vendor I would like to hire to set up my IDX site, what should I do?
Have the vendor contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will guide them on the approval process.