Have you heard about the Indianapolis board of Realtors® decision to require their members to not allow Google to index their IDX listings (with the exception of the agent's personal listings of course)?
I wonder if this policy were to spread nation wide, how this would affect Zillow, Trulia, etc. Just today we received a listing for a property in Country Ridge. I did a search for 'country ridge richland wa' and noticed Zillow, realestate.com, etc., ranking for their property listings.
My guess is, if real estate agents were not able to index their website's IDX feeds then these national power houses would get even more powerful. As they (Zillow, etc.) would be the only websites indexing agent's listings. :(
I am the Realtor® that makes things move in The Lane Real Estate Team, while my husband Joe is the dude that provides the marketing that gives me the great clients I have. My sole purpose in life is to serve God, family, and clients. Joe's sole purpose in life is to serve God, me, and family (and ski). We have five children, all at home, all ours. We've been happily married for 23 years, and Joe has forgotten the anniversary almost all of those years! We service the Tri Cities Washington real estate market to include Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco, Washington. Visit our latest listing at West Richland Homes For Sale.