Article 19.24: Consumer use of IDX Listings

Section 24: Consumer use of IDX Listings

Member Participants (and their affiliated licensees, if applicable) shall indicate on their websites that IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers’ personal non-commercial use, that it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing, that the data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed by MLS GRID, and that the use of the MLS GRID Data may be subject to an end user license agreement prescribed by the Member Participant’s applicable MLS if any and as amended from time to time. MLS GRID may, at its discretion, require use of other disclaimers as necessary to protect Member Participant, and/or their MLS from liability.

Each display or use of the IDX Listings, or any portion of the IDX Listings shall include the conspicuous display of the following: “Based on information submitted to the MLS GRID as of _____ (date and time MLS GRID Data was obtained). All data is obtained from various sources and may not have been verified by broker or MLS GRID. Supplied Open House Information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy.     Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.”

Displays of minimal information (e.g. “thumbnails”, text messages, “tweets,” etc., of two hundred (200) characters or less) are exempt from this requirement but only when linked directly to a display that includes all required disclosures. For audio delivery of listing content, all required disclosures must be subsequently delivered electronically to the registered consumer performing the property search or linked to through the devices application. (Updated 11/2020)