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Unread 24th Oct 2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a way to integrate MLS listings for Realtors, into a mobile website.

For example, when a user taps on the word "Listings" on a Realtor's mobile website, I need it to pull up that Realtor's MLS Listings.

Is there a service anybody can recommend for accomplishing this?
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Originally Posted by bporeo View Post

I'm looking for a way to integrate MLS listings for Realtors, into a mobile website.

For example, when a user taps on the word "Listings" on a Realtor's mobile website, I need it to pull up that Realtor's MLS Listings.

Is there a service anybody can recommend for accomplishing this?

You are not allowed to do that on your own.
Need to work with a license realtor via their mls membership.
We're using a system called " Broker Reciprocity".
The competition is fearless.

If you don't have big pocket, for get it.


What is Broker Reciprocity?

Broker Reciprocity is a system where brokers give each other permission to display their listings on each other's web sites. Brokers who participate in the program (called Broker Reciprocity Subscribers or BRSs) can display all of each others active listings. If you choose not to participate, no other broker will be permitted to display your listings. You may include your listings in the Broker Reciprocity database without having your own web site.

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One of my real estate clients who I'm doing a mobile and desktop website for was showing me the other day that MLS now has a search that is optimized for mobile viewing. I believe all you need is a login and pw through the broker to access this mobile search.

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Originally Posted by toddfromboston View Post

One of my real estate clients who I'm doing a mobile and desktop website for was showing me the other day that MLS now has a search that is optimized for mobile viewing. I believe all you need is a login and pw through the broker to access this mobile search.
We protect our data like a hawk:rolleyes:
When comes to share property listing over the web... forget it.
It's not going to be that easy... i know

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Originally Posted by jpeguero View Post

You are not allowed to do that on your own.
Need to work with a license realtor via their mls membership.
We're using a system called " Broker Reciprocity".
The competition is fearless.

If you don't have big pocket, for get it.


What is Broker Reciprocity?

Broker Reciprocity is a system where brokers give each other permission to display their listings on each other's web sites. Brokers who participate in the program (called Broker Reciprocity Subscribers or BRSs) can display all of each others active listings. If you choose not to participate, no other broker will be permitted to display your listings. You may include your listings in the Broker Reciprocity database without having your own web site.

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What about something that displays only what's in that agent's broker office? Not necessarily ALL MLS listings, just in that company's portfolio? Is there a service/plugin for this?
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Originally Posted by bporeo View Post

What about something that displays only what's in that agent's broker office? Not necessarily ALL MLS listings, just in that company's portfolio? Is there a service/plugin for this?
The MLS keeps the doors pretty tightly shut. Unless you are a brokerage or pay a crazy amount of money you will not be allowed to tap into their DB's

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You'll need to look into IDX vendors that essentially parse MLS data for website integration. It's specific to a MLS provider (and there are a LOT of them) generally tied to specific Associations.

As you're in Ohio, check out the Ohio Association of Realtors page. They may have IDX/MLS provider listings there...or navigate to the county/territory association pages for similar data.
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Thank you for the responses. Seems to be a tough nut to crack but this market is my comfort zone so I am trying to figure it all out.
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Keep at it.

The 2012 NAR Member Profile had some amazing stats. Still a hugely-viable market.

Couple key takeaways:

Median Income: $34,900 on $1.3 million sales volume
Transactions: 11 sides (two sides for every transaction, buyer and seller)
Website: 62% have a personal website and 90% of their firm's have a website
Social Media: 54% use
Blogs: 10% use
Website Expense: $200 per annum
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Greetings, I have been working on RE sites for few years now and have been using pretty slick Wordpress Plugin. It also has ability to create mobile Website, I just add redirect in Wordpress and Mobile site comes up when it needs to. Does full MLS, and also Featured properties.

Can check it out here - cliftonrealestate dot org

I am a reseller so I am currently creating a product around the plugin. Any questions let me know.

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Originally Posted by bporeo View Post

Thank you for the responses. Seems to be a tough nut to crack but this market is my comfort zone so I am trying to figure it all out.
I can't speak from personal experience here, but after initially seeing your post the other day decided to look into Avid mobile's offerings again and they have some module that appears to let you display an agents listings in a mobile friendly format.

Check it out for yourself at AvidMobile | Mobile Marketing for Real Estate Agents

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Originally Posted by rocketmonkey View Post

Greetings, I have been working on RE sites for few years now and have been using pretty slick Wordpress Plugin. It also has ability to create mobile Website, I just add redirect in Wordpress and Mobile site comes up when it needs to. Does full MLS, and also Featured properties.

Can check it out here - cliftonrealestate dot org

I am a reseller so I am currently creating a product around the plugin. Any questions let me know.

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Looks good - one thing I noticed, when I pull up that site on a desktop computer it comes up with the web address you typed above...but when I put it into my smart phone it changes to the idxre website (the url) instead of cliftonrealestate. I'm guessing that has to do with the redirect you mentioned.
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Originally Posted by Steve Solem View Post

I can't speak from personal experience here, but after initially seeing your post the other day decided to look into Avid mobile's offerings again and they have some module that appears to let you display an agents listings in a mobile friendly format.

Check it out for yourself at AvidMobile | Mobile Marketing for Real Estate Agents

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Thanks Steve, I will check into this service. Looks interesting.
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Originally Posted by bporeo View Post

I'm looking for a way to integrate MLS listings for Realtors, into a mobile website.

For example, when a user taps on the word "Listings" on a Realtor's mobile website, I need it to pull up that Realtor's MLS Listings.

Is there a service anybody can recommend for accomplishing this?
Avid mobile is developing a Realtor Module which is a interface where the realtor can list their houses and put the details and it will show up on a mobile site.

You can also incorporate text codes into the set up. Text 555Johnson for more info.

You need to talk to them in detail about when it will be complete if you choose that route.
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i was speaking to Brian from Avidmobile yesterday about if they had something like Mls integrated into there mobile site builder and he mentioned that it would be available in 6-8weeks. Has anyone checked out Mobile4realty on the Forum?
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