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RANW MLS RETS Data Feeds and IDX

  Data Services Available to RANW Members

RANW MLS offers a variety of optional RETS data feeds as well as IDX data feeds or links for members. See the RANW MLS Rules and Regulations for detailed information on data options including IDX (section 20) and VOW (section 21).

Now available: An Easy Guide to Data Feeds. Review this document for an easy explanation of the different types of data feed options, and which might meet your needs.

  Types of Data Feeds and their Uses:

IDX - Internet Data Exchange: Internet Data Exchange is an MLS service where MLS brokers who participate in IDX grant reciprocal permission to advertise on IDX Participants’ company websites, those RANW MLS listings they include in the IDX database. IDX is available only to those participating brokers, and those brokers' agents, for display on their company websites. IDX Participation is subject to the IDX Rules as outlined in the RANW MLS Rules & Regulations and NAR policies. Several options are offered by RANW MLS:

VOW - Virtual Office Website: A VOW is an online brokerage website that complies with detailed requirements of VOW policies as defined by the National Association of REALTORS and as outlined in the RANW MLS Rules & Regulations. VOW RETS feeds are available to member companies, and to member agents with broker/manager authorization.

Company Firm-Specific: This is a RETS data feed comprised of the requesting company's listings. These types of data feeds are often used to provide company listings to syndication services, advertising entities, showing service companies, or to backfeed an office's listings to a corporate or in-house database.

Back-Office MLS Replication: RANW MLS offers MLS companies a replication of the MLS database via RETS for use ONLY with in-office applications. The MLS replicated database may not be redistributed for any other use, may not be used on a website, and is subject to any and all MLS Rules & Regulations governing use of MLS data..

Voice/Text/Mobile App Data: This is a RETS data feed of Active listings for use in voice, text, or mobile applications. This type of feed is available to member companies as well as member agents with broker/manager authorization.

AVM - Automated Valuation Model Replication: An automated valuation model or similar service using mathematical modeling combined with RANW MLS Data and possibly other data. An AVM need not include any human judgment or analysis. “AVM” includes broker price opinions (BPOs) and comparative (or comparable) market analyses (CMAs) to the extent they satisfy this definition. AVM data feed requests have their own separate forms, see below.

  Data Feed Forms (including IDX) for COMPANY Requests:

RANW MLS Data Agreement: for data services including RETS and IDX for RANW MLS or WIREX data

Signature Page: to be completed and signed by both the requesting company broker/manager and by the Consultant or Vendor who will be working with the data. A completed Signature Page would be submitted along with an Exhibit A or Exhibit B form. (Rev. September, 2017)

Exhibit A: used in conjunction with the Signature Page to request RANW MLS data feeds or IDX links (Rev. September, 2017)

Exhibit B: used in conjunction with the Signature Page to request WIREX data feeds or IDX links

AVM (Automated Valuation Model) Data Access Agreement, Signature Page, and Exhibits A and B for AVM data services. (Rev. December 2017)

Zillow Data Feed: Form to request inclusion in the MLS data feed to send a member company's listings to Zillow for display on their network of websites.

ListHub Data Feed: Form to request inclusion in the MLS data feed to send a member company's listings to ListHub for syndication. Companies requesting new service must also complete ListHub's online agreement, submitting that electronically to ListHub through their website.

Online Showing Service Form (Showing Time and AOS): Include this form with your request for a company firm-specific RETS feed, and the showing scheduler icon will be included in your action icons in Paragon.

  Data Services Available to MLS Member Agents/Salespersons/Teams:

Effective June 1, 2017, RANW MLS will begin offering additional services for Agents/Salespersons/Teams (with company authorization). Agents/Salespersons/Teams have the option of IDX, Voice/Text/Mobile Application, and VOW data feeds. Forms are available below:

RANW MLS Data Agreement: for data services including RETS and IDX for RANW MLS or WIREX data

Agent/Salesperson/Team Signature Page and Data Request Form for data feed or IDX requests. (Revised September, 2017)

Agent/Salesperson/Team - Cancellation Form used to cancel a RETS data feed or IDX Link already in place.

  Vendor Information:

Upon approval and processing of data request forms, vendors are provided with login credentials for the Paragon system. Vendors may use RANW MLS or WIREX data only for those members whose data requests have been authorized, and may not package data received via RANW MLS in a website template, mobile app, or other program without prior authorization. Vendors shall comply with all provisions of the RANW MLS Data Agreement as well as the RANW MLS Rules & Regulations.

The BKFS/Paragon vendor help site address:

RANW MLS's IDX Fields Approved for Display can be found here: (updated May 2018).

RANW MLS RESO Standards:
National Association of Realtors MLS Policy Statement 7.90, Real Estate Transaction Standards (RETS), as follows:
The integrity of data is a foundation to the orderly real estate market. The Real Estate Transaction Standards (RETS) provide a vendor neutral, secure approach to exchanging listing information between the broker and the MLS. In order to ensure that the goal of maintaining an orderly marketplace is maintained, and to further establish Realtor information as the trusted data source, MLS organizations owned and operated by associations of Realtors will implement the RESO Standards including: the RESO Data Dictionary by January 1, 2016; the RESO Web API by June 30, 2016 and will keep current by implementing new releases of RESO Standards within one (1) year from ratification. Compliance with this requirement can be demonstrated using the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) compliance Certification Process. (Amended 11/14)
For more information regarding RESO Standards please visit



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