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What is IDX?

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IDX is an abbreviation for Internet Data Exchange, which is a publicly accessible search site that lists Multiple Listing Service properties within a geographic area. Other property websites also use the IDX listing format as a means to cover the various software, rules and policies necessary in a property database.

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As of 2014, IDX data that is accessible by the buying public only includes part of the information contained in the MLS database. A real estate agent website typically uses IDX data alongside basic home search tools to allow site visitors to look at the properties the agency has available.

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