It appears the power struggle over real estate listings — and how they’re displayed — is as inflamed as ever in the Big Apple. The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is gearing up to launch a single, centralized syndication feed to distribute listings from its own version of an MLS, the REBNY Residential Listing Service (RLS), to third-party websites starting August 1. But there’s an elephant — or some might say target — named Zillow Group in the room that’s not onboard with the new system.
- Brokerages representing the vast majority of New York City listings have opted in to exclusively syndicate through a feed from their trade group's listing service. Zillow Group is refusing to accept that feed to populate its websites.