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MLS Provider FBS Adapts to Policy Changes of IDX Listings

by Chicago Agent

Flex MLS by FBS will now make modifications in order to support MLS customers, in response to the “opt-in” IDX policy established at NAR’s Midyear Conferences in May. According to Agent Genius, FBS is the first major MLS provider to comply with the rule changes.


Michael Wurzer, of FBS, told Agent Genius that the company has decided to modify syndication options in order to make the MLS compatible. “This approach has the benefit of both tracking the broker opt-ins by individual franchise site and also providing the MLS a way to provide a RETS feed of only those listings from opted-in brokers,” he added.

The opt-in policy, which was enforced due to concerns regarding the availability of listings and who has permission to listings, is part of an ongoing conversation for optimized control of IDX listings. NAR is expected to once again discuss the topic at their fall convention.

More information, as well as tutorials about the MLS changes can be found on the FBS blog.

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