RETS IDX – Real Estate Transaction Standard – is a tool that allows you to query the MLS data on demand. That means, your data freshness is limited to the capabilities of your webmaster. Want daily updates? no problem. Want updates every fifteen minutes? sure thing.
We do ask that you follow “Best practices” and not bog down our server. If your access to the service is taking up too many resources and is slowing down service to other subscribers, we will shut down your service and give you some time to remedy the problem.
RETS VOW – allows you to have access to the all listings in the MLS system. This does not include listings that were never activated, or are in holding status. You’ll be able to see more fields than in a RETS IDX feed and can see that list on our RETS VOW support page here.