Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

The National Association of Realtors is hoping to smooth over a flap that erupted when it backed a local Realtor board's decision to force one of its brokers to prevent search engines like Google from indexing other brokers' for-sale listings. Many real estate brokers display not only their own listings on their Web sites, but those of other members of their multiple listings service (MLS) through Internet Data Exchange (IDX) reciprocity agreements. NAR has an IDX policy that requires brokers participating in such reciprocity agreements to "protect IDX information from misappropriation by employing reasonable efforts to monitor and to prevent 'scraping' or other unauthorized accessing, reproduction, or use of the MLS database." Responding to a complaint from one of its...