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

Editor's note: The following is a guest perspective. By SHIRAZ VARTANIANWith the publication of the National Association of Realtors Handbook on Multiple Listing Policy in January, the NAR policy has changed to now allow national franchisors to index IDX (Internet Data Exchange) listings on their websites. While this is a positive development -- and one that should be applauded -- there are also some problematic elements to this new policy. Primarily, the issue lies with the prohibition by NAR for these franchisors to advertise around these listings.The logic behind this restriction seems to be that advertising would somehow compromise the integrity of the listings and/or the MLSs themselves. While on the surface this may seem a valid concern, studies have shown the exact oppo...