Listing syndicator ListHub has instituted a policy of restricting the use of listings in agent tools including mobile apps designed for real estate agents, a policy it is implementing as it signs new syndication agreements with Trulia and other third-party listing portals.
Beginning next month, Trulia’s agent iPhone and Android apps will no longer be allowed to display ListHub-sourced listings. The change is required under the terms of a new syndication agreement between Trulia and ListHub’s parent company, Move Inc., announced by the companies in July.
Real estate listings syndicator ListHub says the listings it distributes to third-party websites like Zillow and Trulia will contain richer data — including identification of the type of entity that authorized the listing’s syndication — when it adopts a new industry syndication standard in September.
Most multiple listings services (MLSs) collect and distribute listing data to member brokers using the Real Estate Transaction Standard, or RETS.