NAR Taking Step in the Right Direction

avatarthumbnail.jpgAnd 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]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at allphoenixrealestate.com.

2 Comments

  • BawldGuy 9 years ago

    Do they realize how silly they’ve come off, and devoid of internet moxie they appear? This episode was like hearing for the first time about a Designated Hitter, and banning it because you abhor violence in sport.

  • Jonathan Dalton 9 years ago

    But I do abhor the designated hitter violently, does that count?

    If the suits at NAR had planned on discussing this topic already, then it seems we mounted a full assault on an empty fort. I don’t know for certain but my hunch is this wasn’t going to be a topic for convo at NAR midyear, which leads me to believe they have no idea how outdated some of their rules may be.

    Which is okay, to some extent. My synagogue’s reworking its own by-laws right now. You usually don’t realize a change is needed until you’ve been smacked upside the head with a 2-by-4.

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