Data Delivery
Data Delivery
At Realtracs, we believe our role is to make the data delivery process easy for you to display listings on your websites and third-party websites. Continuing to innovate the ways in which we package and protect your data is our engineering team’s main goal, and we believe this is a vital step in ensuring that brokers and agents can use their MLS listing data how they want, when they want and where they want.

  • IDX and VOW – Working with an IDX or VOW vendor is not uncommon. In fact, it’s how most Realtors get an MLS search on their website. It eliminates the need to be a technologist and allows you to do what you do best – help clients buy and sell homes!

    Several vendors provide multiple services with pricing to fit most any budget. We encourage you to take a look at the offerings of each and make your best-informed decision. See a vendor not listed, or perhaps your favorite nephew can build websites? No problem! Prospective vendors can sign up here.

  • Back Office – Realtracs also has data licensing available for brokerage back-office products for CRMs, office management or perhaps statistical needs. To get set up, send an email to support@realtracs.com.

  • Participant Data Feeds – Realtracs understands the data belongs to the broker. Need a data feed containing all of your brokerage’s listing content? Send an email to support@realtracs.com to get started.

  • MLS Grid – MLS Grid is where users building their own IDX solution or technology vendors can access a RESO Platinum Data Dictionary-compliant web API. Not only does MLS Grid modernize the way technologists access MLS data, but the single license agreement appropriately governs the use of brokers’ data. Learn more about MLS Grid here. To register with MLS Grid for data access, click here.

At Realtracs, we believe our role is to make the data delivery process easy for you to display listings on your websites and third-party websites. Continuing to innovate the ways in which we package and protect your data is our engineering team’s main goal, and we believe this is a vital step in ensuring that brokers and agents can use their MLS listing data how they want, when they want and where they want.

  • IDX and VOW – Working with an IDX or VOW vendor is not uncommon. In fact, it’s how most Realtors get an MLS search on their website. It eliminates the need to be a technologist and allows you to do what you do best – help clients buy and sell homes!

    Several vendors provide multiple services with pricing to fit most any budget. We encourage you to take a look at the offerings of each and make your best-informed decision. See a vendor not listed, or perhaps your favorite nephew can build websites? No problem! Prospective vendors can sign up here.

  • Back Office – Realtracs also has data licensing available for brokerage back-office products for CRMs, office management or perhaps statistical needs. To get set up, send an email to support@realtracs.com.

  • Participant Data Feeds – Realtracs understands the data belongs to the broker. Need a data feed containing all of your brokerage’s listing content? Send an email to support@realtracs.com to get started.

  • MLS Grid – MLS Grid is where users building their own IDX solution or technology vendors can access a RESO Platinum Data Dictionary-compliant web API. Not only does MLS Grid modernize the way technologists access MLS data, but the single license agreement appropriately governs the use of brokers’ data. Learn more about MLS Grid here. To register with MLS Grid for data access, click here.

Do you want to display MLS listings on your personal or brokerage website?

The Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program allows both agents and brokers to display all Realtracs MLS listings* on their personal or company websites. While the available fields are fewer than what you will find in the MLS, all the information visitors to your website need to find their next home will be right at their fingertips. Several companies provide IDX services, and if the vendor you choose does not yet have IDX access, or if you are working with an in-house technologist, the process of getting access is quick and easy.

Unsure about whom to call to get started? View a list of approved IDX vendors here.

*Only the listings of participating IDX offices are included in the IDX data feed.

Are you a vendor or in-house technologist who needs IDX data access?

Realtracs’ IDX access is facilitated via a RESO platinum-certified Web API feed from MLS Grid. MLS Grid is a national data platform representing over a dozen MLSs comprising over a quarter of a million real estate professionals from coast to coast. The MLS Grid compiles data directly from multiple MLSs to create a single data feed, unifying compliance, display and usage standards to ease the distribution process for all involved. Based on the latest RESO standards, not only does the MLS Grid modernize the way technologists access MLS data, but the single license agreement appropriately governs the use of brokers’ data.

Acquiring MLS data requires a data license between the agent and broker requesting service, the vendor accessing the data, and Realtracs.

Here’s how to get started:

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Do you need data access to run broker back-office systems such as CRMs or statistical products?

Realtracs has a RETS data feed available for integrating information into your back-office or other internal systems. Because there are fields included not intended for public display, the use-case or application must not be made available to the public, including the broker or agent’s clients. The required Third-Party Data Access Agreement can be downloaded here. Once you have reviewed the agreement, email the completed Signature Page to rets@realtracs.com, along with an included Exhibit A, explicitly explaining how you plan to use and display the data. This information should be sent in a single PDF file. Please note that authorization of the data license is determined by an approved use-case on the Exhibit submitted. Submittal of the Third-Party Data Access Agreement and Exhibit A alone does not guarantee data access.

Important: Back-office data feeds are currently delivered via RETS but will soon move to a Web API format from MLS Grid. All new and existing RETS customers will be required to transition and given advance notice of the change. For answers to frequently asked questions about why we are moving from RETS to Web API, click here.

Are you a head office broker who needs a Participant Data Feed of all of your company’s listings?

A RETS data feed of your company’s listings that contains all available fields is available. A Third-Party Data Access Agreement is required and can be downloaded here.

Important: Broker data feeds are currently delivered via RETS but will soon move to a Web API format from MLS Grid. All new and existing RETS customers will be required to transition and given advance notice of the change. For answers to frequently asked questions about why we are moving from RETS to Web API, click here.

Are you setting up a virtual office website (VOW)?

A virtual office website, or VOW, is tailored toward either a mobile or virtual office. The website must have a registration wall that allows access to information available only to bonafide clients of the broker or agent and not members of the general public.

VOW access is facilitated via a RESO data dictionary-compliant Web API feed from MLS Grid. Acquiring MLS VOW data requires a data license between the agent and broker requesting service, the vendor being provided the data, and Realtracs.

Here’s how to get started:

Are you a head office broker who wants to syndicate and advertise your office’s listings online?

The decision of how and where to send your listings is entirely up to you.

Realtracs knows the data belongs to the broker and will not send any information to any third-party advertiser, syndication platform or aggregator unless you tell us to do so. Affiliates in the office can send data to third-party advertisers only if the head broker permits distribution. Realtracs has existing data advertising agreements with several national advertisers, including Realtor.com, Homefinder, Homesnap and more. Realtracs also offers listing syndication through the ListHub network of advertisers, which provides tools to help drive a successful advertising strategy across several advertising websites. For a full list of websites that ListHub syndicates to, click here.

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Do you want to display MLS listings on your personal or brokerage website?

The Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program allows both agents and brokers to display all Realtracs MLS listings* on their personal or company websites. While the available fields are fewer than what you will find in the MLS, all the information visitors to your website need to find their next home will be right at their fingertips. Several companies provide IDX services, and if the vendor you choose does not yet have IDX access, or if you are working with an in-house technologist, the process of getting access is quick and easy.

Unsure about whom to call to get started? View a list of approved IDX vendors here.

*Only the listings of participating IDX offices are included in the IDX data feed.

Are you a vendor or in-house technologist who needs IDX data access?

Realtracs’ IDX access is facilitated via a RESO platinum-certified Web API feed from MLS Grid. MLS Grid is a national data platform representing over a dozen MLSs comprising over a quarter of a million real estate professionals from coast to coast. The MLS Grid compiles data directly from multiple MLSs to create a single data feed, unifying compliance, display and usage standards to ease the distribution process for all involved. Based on the latest RESO standards, not only does the MLS Grid modernize the way technologists access MLS data, but the single license agreement appropriately governs the use of brokers’ data.

Acquiring MLS data requires a data license between the agent and broker requesting service, the vendor accessing the data, and Realtracs.

Here’s how to get started:

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Do you need data access to run broker back-office systems such as CRMs or statistical products?

Realtracs has a RETS data feed available for integrating information into your back-office or other internal systems. Because there are fields included not intended for public display, the use-case or application must not be made available to the public, including the broker or agent’s clients. The required Third-Party Data Access Agreement can be downloaded here. Once you have reviewed the agreement, email the completed Signature Page to rets@realtracs.com, along with an included Exhibit A, explicitly explaining how you plan to use and display the data. This information should be sent in a single PDF file. Please note that authorization of the data license is determined by an approved use-case on the Exhibit submitted. Submittal of the Third-Party Data Access Agreement and Exhibit A alone does not guarantee data access.

Important: Back-office data feeds are currently delivered via RETS but will soon move to a Web API format from MLS Grid. All new and existing RETS customers will be required to transition and given advance notice of the change. For answers to frequently asked questions about why we are moving from RETS to Web API, click here.

Are you a head office broker who needs a Participant Data Feed of all of your company’s listings?

A RETS data feed of your company’s listings that contains all available fields is available. A Third-Party Data Access Agreement is required and can be downloaded here.

Important: Broker data feeds are currently delivered via RETS but will soon move to a Web API format from MLS Grid. All new and existing RETS customers will be required to transition and given advance notice of the change. For answers to frequently asked questions about why we are moving from RETS to Web API, click here.

Are you setting up a virtual office website (VOW)?

A virtual office website, or VOW, is tailored toward either a mobile or virtual office. The website must have a registration wall that allows access to information available only to bonafide clients of the broker or agent and not members of the general public.

VOW access is facilitated via a RESO data dictionary-compliant Web API feed from MLS Grid. Acquiring MLS VOW data requires a data license between the agent and broker requesting service, the vendor being provided the data, and Realtracs.

Here’s how to get started:

Are you a head office broker who wants to syndicate and advertise your office’s listings online?

The decision of how and where to send your listings is entirely up to you.

Realtracs knows the data belongs to the broker and will not send any information to any third-party advertiser, syndication platform or aggregator unless you tell us to do so. Affiliates in the office can send data to third-party advertisers only if the head broker permits distribution. Realtracs has existing data advertising agreements with several national advertisers, including Realtor.com, Homefinder, Homesnap and more. Realtracs also offers listing syndication through the ListHub network of advertisers, which provides tools to help drive a successful advertising strategy across several advertising websites. For a full list of websites that ListHub syndicates to, click here.

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