Updated 9/28/2012

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Section 13) Keeping Your Data/Website Current

13.a) Two Basic RETS profiles

NTREIS supports two basic RETS profiles.

Profile

Description

IDX

This data feed ONLY contains information that appears on the MLS Customer Full Report. It does not contain selling information or listing and office information.

This data feed is used for websites on the Internet.

NonIDX

This data feed contains information that appears on the MLS Agent Full Report, including sold information along with listing and selling office information.

This data feed is for MLS Brokers who can view data in the MLS System and typically use this RETS feed for a MLS Back-Office Application.

The link below will allow you to view the list of fields available for the IDX and NonIDX profile:

http://www.ntreis.net/documents/NTREISRETS_2082008151927.xls

The tabs on the bottom of the worksheet identify the IDX and NonIDX profile.

13.b) IDX Profile

Section 17 of the NTREIS Rules and Regulations ( http://www.ntreis.net/documents/MLSOnSite_1532007123651.pdf ) specifies that an IDX data feed should only contain data on the Customer Full Report that is Active Status. Any listing that is no longer active (i.e. your website can display only the statues of ACT, OPT, CON, and KO) should be removed from your website.

In the NTREIS MLS System(s), the following statuses are regarded as active:

Abbreviation

Description

ACT

Active

CON

Active Contingent

OPT

Active Option

KO

Active with Kickout

These statuses are not regarded as active:

Abbreviation

Description

CAN

Cancelled

EXP

Expired

LSE

Leased

PND

Pending

SLD

Sold

TOM

Temporarily Off Market

WS

Withdrawn Sublisting

WTH

Withdrawn

RETS does not have a method to allow an IDX user to download the list of the data that should be removed. This means the RETS users have to either download the entire database on every download or develop a somewhat complex method to remove the non-Active listings.

As it is in the best interest of NTREIS and the RETS user to not have to download the entire database on every download, NTREIS is allowing the IDX user to have access to the listings that are no longer Active. The data fields will remain the fields that are on the Customer Report. After a download, the IDX RETS user has to only delete the non-active listings to ensure the data is in compliance.

IMPORTANT

The following fields in RETS determine where and how the NTREIS listing information can be displayed:

The field Listings Will Appear On (INTERNETLIST_ALL) determines the websites on which the listing can be displayed. The options are:

IMMO

Listings can be displayed on NTREIS Translator IDX sites

OMWS

Listings can be displayed on members IDX websites

RCOM

Listings can be displayed on Realtor.com

SYND

Listings will be sent to POINT2 for syndication based on the listing office broker‟s preferences

TAR

Listings can be displayed on TAR (TexasRealEstate.com website)

1) INTERNETDISPLAYYN /Allow Internet Display = N

Listing cannot be displayed on the Internet including an IDX Website, a Virtual Office Website (VOW), or any other Internet Website.

2) INTERNETDISPLAYYN / Allow Internet Display = Y
 Listing can be displayed on the Internet including a Virtual Office Website (VOW), Realtor.com, NTREIS Translator, etc...
 Listing can be displayed on the Internet on an IDX Website only if

INTERNETDISPLAYYN = Y‟

and

INTERNETLIST_ALL contains OMWS

If INTERNETDISPLAYYN = Y, the following restrictions apply:

a) INTERNETADDRYN / Allow Address Display = N

These fields

 StreetNum
 StreetNumDisplay
 StreetDir
 StreetName
 StreetType
 StreetDirSuffix
 UnitNum

cannot be displayed on any Internet Website or Virtual Office Website.

b) VOWCOMMYN / Allow Comments = N
 The website may not collect or display comments or reviews of the listing or hyperlink to such comments or reviews.
 A broker that is displaying the listing on their VOW can add commentary representing their professional judgment regarding the listings, values, etc.

c) VOWAVMYN / Allow AVM = N

The display of an Automated Valuation Model (AVM) adjacent to the listing display is prohibited.

In short, to display a listing on an IDX website, the following conditions will have to be met:

 INTERNETDISPLAYYN = Y and
 INTERNETLIST_ALL contains OMWS

For additional information, please refer to this document:

http://www.ntreis.net/documents/Forms_652009141525.pdf

As a general guide, NTREIS recommends that RETS users DO NOT filter the data download based on either LISTSTATUS or INTERNETLIST_ALL. After the data has been downloaded, you can use the values in these fields to remove the appropriate listings.

If you download only the listings with Active status, you will not know when a property changes to Expired or Sold and to remove it from your database. There are several ways to address this. The simplest method may be to download all statuses, update your database and then remove any non-Active statuses.