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Realogy plans national IDX Web-search platform

Site expected to launch in summer 2008

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Real estate brokerage powerhouse Realogy has partnered with technology company eNeighborhoods to create a national online real estate search site that will feature property information supplied by Realogy-affiliated brokers and information from brokers at other real estate companies. The new search tool, expected to launch in summer 2008, will be powered by data-sharing agreements via multiple listing service Internet Data Exchange (IDX) rules between brokers in local markets across the country and will resemble a platform that eNeighborhoods built for RE/MAX International and its franchisees. This new Realogy platform will allow consumers who visit national Web sites for the company's brands -- which include Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby's International Realty -- to view all of the property listings shared by MLS members in market areas across the country. Initially, Realogy's IDX platform will include IDX property listings for about 150 MLS market areas, said Andy Wool...