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Confused about IDX? Possible reasons why…
Just for fun, I googled "What is IDX" and I was quite shocked by the conflicting responses. No wonder so many people are confused with the term. These are real quotes I found searching online.
Behind Door Number 1 - It's some fancy web site: "State-of-the-art property location system that works with any website".
That was the first definition that popped up on my screen ...uhnnnnn...(buzzer sound) sorry, not the right answer. Surprisingly, that answer is actually from a provider of IDX solutions. They seem to be giving themselves kudos for building this state of the art location system. Hmmm, sounds like a glorified map.
Behind Door Number 2 - It's some new programming language:  "IDX is the process that converts the MLS listing database to a database that can be integrated within any website."
burrrrzzzz...(buzzer sound) sorry, not the right answer. Many answers use the term IDX in a confusing way. The term is used by web site providers (of sites for real estate agents) to say something like an "IDX powered site". This is a little confusing. They are trying to say that your property search on the site will contain these shared listings (IDX, reciprocity listings) or that they have ... more

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