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Realtors Association of Palm Beaches

Internet Data Exchange (IDX)

RAPB is proud to offer our BeachesMLS subscribers FREE IDX data feed which allow consumers to search for properties listed in the BeachesMLS database from REALTOR® and real estate brokerage websites. BeachesMLS offers raw data feed to its subscribers and approved vendors using the RETS (Real Estate Transactions Standard).

What is IDX?

Internet Data Exchange (IDX), sometimes referred to as “Broker Reciprocity", gives MLS subscribers the ability to display each other’s listings on their Internet Web sites. IDX is simply the tools and policies which govern the process of marketing real estate listings on the internet.

IDX Rules & Regulations

What are my IDX options?

Flexmls Link 
The flexmls link can be embedded directly on your website and is free of charge. To retrieve the link in flexmls go to Preferences then IDX Manager and scroll all the way down to “click here to get IDX 2.0 lite.” The link will then appear in the box to the right and can be copied from there. You will notice flexmls offers a few upgrades to that link which can be purchased directly through them. For more information contact 800-437-4232 ext. 108 or e-mail them at idx@flexmls.com  
** This is not to be confused with the link that is available through Florida Realtors® (FR®) and can only be obtained through them.

Use an Authorized IDX Provider
The authorized providers all utilize the same IDX feed however each one offers different products and features to display the feed on your site. Click here to view a list of authorized providers. Simply click on the vendors name to be brought to their website to view their offered products and pricing. The Broker Authorization form also provided on this page will need to be filled out and submitted to IDX@rapb.com for approval. BeachesMLS does not charge your vendor for the data but there may be fees charged to you for additional services from the vendor. 

Standard IDX Feed 
This feed contains all the same information as the other two options however it is provided as raw data. Your programmer will need to have knowledge of the RETS server where the data is retrieved and general coding knowledge in order to properly embed the data on your site.
  RAPB now provides the Standard IDX at no cost. To request the Participant Data Access Agreement please contact IDX@rapb.com.

Broker IDX Feed
This feed only contains the broker’s office listings and is also provided as raw data. Just as the standard feed your programmer will need to have knowledge of the RETS server where the data is retrieved and general coding knowledge in order to properly embed the data on your site. The broker will need to provide the website the feed will be displayed on as well as sign a Participant Data Access Agreement. RAPB now provides the Broker IDX at no cost.  To request the Participant Data Access Agreement please contact IDX@rapb.com.

VOW (Virtual Office Website) 
VOW stands for Virtual Office Website. It is a website or a feature of a website for a Broker’s internet based real estate brokerage, through which the Broker is capable of providing real estate brokerage services to consumers. There are specific rules you have to follow so please refer to our documentation below:  Coming soon!

Approved IDX Vendors

For a list of approved IDX vendors click here

More IDX FAQ's

To view more FAQ's click here


Questions about IDX or VOW?
 Contact our IDX Team at idx@rapb.com.

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