Innovation, IDX, and listing data

Interesting blog post from Brian Boero at 1000 Watt Consulting on the recent IDX feed rule change. (“Interesting,” to be clear, means just that. Not necessarily “We agree with it” or anything of the sort. It’s interesting.

From “While the Realtor Family fights, the neighbors innovate“:

When fighting within the industry – the Realtor Family – limits members of the family from innovating, innovation takes places outside the family.

This has happened before.

The original IDX policy was indisputably a milestone. Extending broker cooperation onto the web was no small feat. But the implementation and regulation of IDX over the past twelve years has limited brokers from doing much beyond putting mostly mediocre IDX solutions on their sites.

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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