MLS committee gives nod, in concept, to new ways to display property listings

Committee also recommends repeal of franchisor IDX indexing policy

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — A National Association of Realtors committee today recommended that the trade group’s board of directors, which meets Monday, erase a controversial policy relating to franchisors’ pooling and display of Internet Data Exchange listings on their websites.

The NAR Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee also approved, in concept, suggested language to broaden the group’s IDX policy to also apply to mobile apps and social media, while eliminating RSS feeds from consideration for the new policy language.