The Combined Los Angeles/Westside MLS (CLAW), which serves about 15,000 agents and brokers, has become the first MLS in the country to delay its syndication feeds by 48 hours, according to listing syndicator and Move Inc. subsidiary ListHub. While some multiple listing services have made headlines recently for choosing to cut off their listing feeds to third-party websites, CLAW is taking a different tack. The delay in CLAW's syndication feed, instituted Feb. 3, applies to the feed the MLS provides ListHub and to direct feeds the MLS provides to realtor.com, which is operated by Move, and the Los Angeles Times. ListHub uses the feed CLAW provides to help the MLS' brokers syndicate to hundreds of third-party sites of their choosing. CLAW's move has prompted criticism that the dela...
MLS & Associations
Feb 11, 2014 by Andrea V. Brambila