Imagine having access to listings across the Southland in one place and in one data feed. It was announced today that the CARETS IDX data feed for brokers is on schedule to be delivered on June 2, 2008. This historic event will mark the first time the full listing data from participating MLSs throughout most of the Southland will be available in one data feed.
After delivery of the IDX data feed, work will begin to aggregate listing data from each MLS into the CARETS “super” data set. In the September/October timeframe all listings will be available within MRMLS Matrix. The CARETS data set will cover all property types, all statuses, and all history. Come see the proof-of-concept at the CARETS booth at the CAR Expo, June 4th– June 5th in Sacramento.
Questions and Answers:
Q. What is IDX?
A. IDX stands for “Internet Data Exchange” and is a downloadable raw data feed that allows you to customize the way listings are displayed on your website.
Q. When will CARETS IDX be available for Agents?
A. The CARETS IDX feed for agents will follow Mid-Summer.
Q. Which MLSs are participating in CARETS?
A. The following MLSs are participating and more are in discussions:
- CRISNet (San Fernando Valley)
- CLAW (Combined Los Angeles/Westside)
- I-Tech (Glendale and Pasadena)
- MRMLS (Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service)
- SoCal MLS (Orange County and parts of Los Angeles County)
Q. How can I get more information on CARETS?
A. Go to the CARETS website at www.ca-rets.com.
Q. Will I be able to get Northern California Listings?
A. Yes. The participants in the MLS Alliance are also working with CARETS, including the listings from Quatro (San Jose/San Francisco) and MLS Listings, Inc. (Santa Clara).