And in a somewhat surprising move, at least to me, the monolith that is the National Association of REALTORS appears ready to change its rules on IDX sites being indexed by search engines such as Google.
There are some subtle tweaks to the current wording but, if approved, the most significant change will be language saying NAR’s rules requiring members to protect their data from scraper sites will not apply to search engines such as Google.
What this means for you, the consumer, is you’ll continue to benefit fully from the IDX feeds on sites such as this one where you can receive far more complete information than on third-party aggregators such as Trulia or Zillow.
Now if we can get NAR to do something about health care … oh well … topple one windmill at a time, I suppose.
[tags]Phoenix real estate, NAR vs. Google[/tags]