Donald Kolenda, Share the road to your new home. (Kw Rockwall)

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Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Good question. One obvious answer is because they make $$$ doing it.

Feb 23, 2016 05:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Because Realtors like it.

Even in the bold face of reality, that the property ends up on zillow and we report 90% of buyers begin their search on ZILLOW (internet) REALTORs continue to pay to play....and like it!

We have fallen in love with an idea whose time is coming to an end. The only one who seems to not know this is....well, you get my point.

Feb 23, 2016 09:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Just a pure revenue source.

Feb 23, 2016 08:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good question

Feb 23, 2016 08:30 PM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Exactly, its all about the money.  They have us in a strangle hold and they know it

Feb 23, 2016 08:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Because they can. They see us as cows waiting to be milked. Inadvertantly break one of the idx rules and we get fined while the big guys steal our content and nothing gets done.

Feb 23, 2016 07:30 PM
Rainer
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Annelle Tubb
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN

 Like Michael said, just follow the money. Ronald has a good answer too.

Feb 23, 2016 06:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

$$$ 

 

Feb 23, 2016 06:46 PM
Ambassador
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Donald. It's all about the money. Follow the money.

Feb 23, 2016 05:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

A great question , that will probably generate lots of opinions.

Feb 23, 2016 04:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Good question. Shouldn't LA receive some sort of royalty fee?

Feb 26, 2016 09:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That is a good question, a way to make money I assume.   They know we all need it on our web sites.  

Feb 24, 2016 10:30 PM
Rainer
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Donald Kolenda
Kw Rockwall - Rockwall, TX
Share the road to your new home.

Sounds like it is time for change. 

Feb 24, 2016 04:35 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

IDX is included in our board fees.  The fees did not increase when they added IDX.

Feb 24, 2016 02:52 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Because they Can, and there is plenty of money to be made doing so.

Feb 24, 2016 02:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

From what I have seen, you are paying the IDX company for their feed, backend support, wordpress widget and the hefty licence fee for the feed from the MLS.

 

My board provides a basic, P.O.S. IDX search feed for free to all agents.  Not worth the price it costs.

Feb 24, 2016 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My MLS does not charge for an IDX feed, other than for the initial setup.

Feb 24, 2016 04:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Donald Kolenda Because they can!

Feb 23, 2016 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I have always wondered this too. There are many different types & my MLS only charges a complete minimum of like $5-6 per month.  If you use their landing page, website, etc the price goes up from there.

But essentially - it's a link so why pay? You are already paying for MLS access right?  

Feb 23, 2016 10:26 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Great question!

Feb 23, 2016 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is typically a nominal service fee. It still requires staff time.

Feb 23, 2016 09:35 PM
Rainer
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I think that now at least here, our MLS only sends to Realtor.com. The other sites are getting the feed from my broker, at least that is what I understand is the arrangement since Listhub stopped sending to the others.

Feb 23, 2016 09:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

What David Barr said...

Feb 23, 2016 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good question.

Feb 23, 2016 08:00 PM