IDX LISTINGS DATA

Onboard offers the first-ever API listings data platform in the industry and features lookup flexibility, seamless integration for high-quality photos, and the most advanced search capabilities available today.  The listings data is a combination of property data (also known as MLS IDX data feeds), a powerful search API developed exclusively for real estate search, and value added content.  These pieces were combined in order to allow website developers to quickly and intelligently implement listings search on websites, in blogs, and even within back office systems.

Onboard IDX Listings Data is only available to MLS-approved real estate professionals.  It provides the ability to integrate IDX listings into consumer-facing websites in a way that is compliant with MLS display rules. This service offers various search methods to determine the most relevant listings that fit a consumer’s search criteria. Search results are delivered as eXtensible Markup Language (XML), such that the MLS participant’s website may display the results in a compelling, approved manner based on the requirements of each individual MLS. In addition to the standard search features, the system offers various search filters including beds, baths, price, and many other relevant preferences as set forth by each individual MLS rules and regulations.

Core to the Listings Search Engine are the notions of searching based on various property, geographic, area and “lifestyle” attributes that are not found in any other IDX system. For example, a search may be conducted to determine all the townhomes within a 20 minute commute of an individual’s work location and within a half mile of public transit that are priced between $500,000 and $700,000 and have a view.

The Onboard IDX Listings Search Engine is designed to allow Application Developers to quickly and efficiently integrate IDX search capabilities into MLS board-approved Broker and Agent websites. Because the capabilities are consistent across all MLS feeds, developers may focus more time on differentiating the website experience. As new data attributes become available from each MLS, they are added to the API as quickly as possible to enable both search and display of the content.

  • Singular, Standardized Feed – We collect data from MLS (standard and RETs), process it, standardize the property features then return it in our standard property record format as a single feed, no matter how many MLSs are represented.
  • Frequency of Updates – Currently we offer updates daily.  Our goal is to update as frequent as data is available to us plus 15 minutes.
  • Data Accuracy – We create a sister record for each property record.  The sister record contains all of the property detail data that is created and edited by Onboard.  This data is used to improve search results.

In addition to the standard search functionality, the service also provides a robust set of helpers or “Lookups” that provide greater insight into the data on the system. For example, the lookups can describe the specific geographies represented in the data, the specific property styles represented in an individual feed and other information required to make a compelling user experience. All of these methods behave is the same request/response fashion.

  • Geographic Search: Address + distance, City, Place, Zip Code, County, Neighborhood
  • Enhanced Search: Map Coordinates, Latitude/Longitude, User-Defined Area, Commute Time, Commute Distance
  • Search Filters: Property Type, Bed/Bath/Price, Property View, Home Style, Square Feet, Lot Size, Nearby Points of Interest, MLS Area, School District, Listing Agent, Property Features (Garage, Waterfront, Horse Property, Gated Community, Basement, Fireplace, etc.)
  • Real-time access to listings data
  • Enhanced photo integration capabilities

Example IDX API Implementations

BHG Real Estate IDX ImplementationBHG Real Estate (click to enlarge)

Century21 IDXC21 Real Estate (click to enlarge)

Haus IDXHaus Real Estate (click to enlarge)

MLS/Association of Realtors

  • Mariposa County Board of REALTORS, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Chico Association of Realtors, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Southern California MLS (SOCAL), CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Glendale Association of Realtors, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Oroville Association of Realtors, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Richmond Real Estate Listing Management Service LLC
  • Aiken MLS, SC – South Carolina
  • Beaches MLS, FL – FLORIDA
  • Florida Gulf Coast MLS, FL – Florida
  • HiCentral MLS, HI – Honolulu
  • First Multiple MLS
  • REALTOR Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale, FL – FLORIDA
  • RealComp II, MI – MICHIGAN
  • Contra Costa (MAXMLS)
  • South Central MLS
  • Mid-Hudson MLS (MHMLS), NY – NEW YORK
  • SANDICOR
  • Houston Association of Realtors, TX – TEXAS
  • Baldwin County Association of Realtors, AL – ALABAMA
  • Capital Regional MLS, NY – NEW YORK
  • East Bay Regional Data MLS
  • Flint Area Association of Realtors, MI – MICHIGAN
  • Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, FL – FLORIDA
  • Martin County Association of Realtors, FL – FLORIDA
  • Savannah Board of Realtors, GA – GEORGIA
  • Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors, KY – KENTUCKY
  • Southwestern Michigan Regional Information Center, MI – MICHIGAN
  • Middlesex County MLS, NJ – NEW JERSEY
  • Monmouth/Ocean MLS, NJ – NEW JERSEY
  • Willamette Valley MLS, OR – OREGON
  • San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR), TX – TEXAS
  • Triangle MLS, NC – NORTH CAROLINA
  • Park City Board of Realtors, UT – UTAH
  • Wasatch Front Regional MLS, UT – UTAH
  • Mobile Area Association of Realtors, AL – ALABAMA
  • Austin Board of Realtors/ACTRIS MLS, TX – TEXAS
  • Northern New England Real Estate Network
  • Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, NY – NEW YORK
  • Intermountain MLS – Idaho, ID
  • Dayton Area Board of Realtors (DABR), OH – OHIO
  • Central Virginia Regional MLS, VA – VIRGINIA
  • Highland Lakes Assoc. of REALTORS, TX – TEXAS
  • Maine Real Estate Information System, ME – MAINE
  • Galveston Association of Realtors, TX – TEXAS
  • Montcalm County Association of Realtors, MI – MICHIGAN
  • Nevada County Board of Realtors, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • New Jersey MLS, NJ – NEW JERSEY
  • North Central Massachusetts AOR, MA – MASSACHUSETTS
  • North East Georgia AOR, GA – GEORGIA
  • New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors
  • Greenwich MLS, CT – Connecticut
  • Cape Cod & Islands MLS, Inc
  • St. Cloud Area Association of Realtors
  • Southeast Minnesota Association of Realtors MLS In, MN – MINNESOTA
  • West Penn MLS, PA – PENNSYLVANIA
  • Fort Hood Area Association of Realtors, TX – TEXAS
  • Pike/Wayne Association of Realtors, PA – PENNSYLVANIA
  • Plumas County Board of Realtors, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS, PA – PENNSYLVANIA
  • Real Estate Information Network, Inc (REIN), VA – VIRGINIA
  • Realtor Association of the Greater Pee Dee, SC – SOUTH CAROLINA
  • Realtors Association of Maui, Inc, HI – HAWAII
  • Brunswick County Association of REALTORS, NC – NORTH CAROLINA
  • Bryan-College Station Association of Realtors, TX – TEXAS
  • Central Oregon Association of Realtors, OR – OREGON
  • Central Texas MLS, TX – TEXAS
  • Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors, VA – VIRGINIA
  • Chesapeake Bay and Rivers Association of Realtors, VA – VIRGINIA
  • Citrus Valley Association of Realtors, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Coastal Carolinas Association Of Realtors, SC – SOUTH CAROLINA
  • Columbia Greene Board of Realtors, NY – NEW YORK
  • Columbus Board of Realtors, OH – OHIO
  • Corpus Christi Association of Realtors, TX – TEXAS
  • Spartanburg Board of Realtors, SC – SOUTH CAROLINA
  • Staten Island Board of Realtors, NY – NEW YORK
  • Sullivan County Board of Realtors, NY – NEW YORK
  • Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Ulster County Board of Realtors, NY – NEW YORK
  • Venice Area Board of REALTORS, FL – FLORIDA
  • Waco Association of Realtors, TX – TEXAS
  • Greater Augusta Association of Realtors, GA – GEORGIA
  • Greater Scranton Board of Realtors, PA – PENNSYLVANIA
  • Greater Springfield Board of Realtors, MO – MISSOURI
  • Hudson County MLS, NJ – NEW JERSEY
  • San Francisco Multiple Listing Service (SFAR), CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Southeast Florida Regional MLS, FL – FLORIDA
  • Bay East Association of REALTORS, CA (MAXMLS) – CALIFORNIA
  • Northern Nevada Regional MLS, NV – NEVADA
  • Bay Area Real Estate Information Services (BAREIS), CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Sacramento Metrolist, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • MLSListings
  • RMLS (Minneapolis), MN – MINNESOTA
  • MIBOR (Indiana), IN – INDIANA
  • Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS)
  • Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS, SC – SOUTH CAROLINA
  • Northwest MLS, WA – WASHINGTON
  • Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound MLS, FL – FLORIDA
  • Arizona Regional MLS, AZ – ARIZONA
  • Hawaii Information Service, HI – HAWAII
  • North Texas Real Estate Information Systems (NTREIS), TX – TEXAS
  • Connecticut Statewide MLS, CT – CONNECTICUT
  • Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)
  • Georgia MLS, GA – GEORGIA
  • Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS
  • Quad City MLS (QUAD), IL – ILLINOIS
  • Lehigh Valley Board of Realtors, PA – PENNSYLVANIA
  • Massachusetts Association of REALTORS (MLSPIN), MA – MASSACHUSETTS
  • RMLS Oregon, OR – OREGON
  • Brooklyn MLS, NY – NEW YORK
  • TREND MLS
  • Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR), NV – NEVADA
  • South Broward Board of REALTORS, FL – FLORIDA
  • Long Island Board of Realtors (MLSLI), NY – NEW YORK
  • South Jersey Shore Regional MLS, NJ – NEW JERSEY
  • My-Florida Regional MLS, FL – FLORIDA
  • Mid America Regional Information Systems (MARIS), MO – MISSOURI
  • Heartland Board of Realtors, KS – KANSAS
  • Cape May County Association of Realtors (CMCAOR), NJ – NEW JERSEY
  • Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFMLS), FL – FLORIDA
  • Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS, SC – SOUTH CAROLINA
  • GARDEN STATE (GSMLS), NJ – NEW JERSEY
  • Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches – Portal, FL – FLORIDA
  • Snake River Regional MLS, ID – IDAHO
  • CARETS, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Hillsdale County Board of Realtors, MI – MICHIGAN
  • Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors, MI – MICHIGAN
  • Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors, MI – MICHIGAN
  • Branch County Association of Realtors, MI – MICHIGAN
  • West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors, MI – MICHIGAN
  • St. Joseph County Association of Realtors, MI – MICHIGAN
  • Greater Boston Real Estate Board, MA – MASSACHUSETTS
  • Eastern Middlesex Association of Realtors, MA – MASSACHUSETTS
  • Greater Newburyport Association of Realtors, MA – MASSACHUSETTS
  • Worcester Regional Association of Realtors, MA – MASSACHUSETTS
  • Greater New Bedford Association of Realtors, MA – MASSACHUSETTS
  • Realtor Association of Pioneer County, MA – MASSACHUSETTS
  • Tri-County Association of Realtors, MA – MASSACHUSETTS
  • North Shore Association of Realtors, MA – MASSACHUSETTS
  • Northeast Association of Realtors, MA – MASSACHUSETTS
  • Greater Fall River Association of Realtors, MA – MASSACHUSETTS
  • Plymouth and South Shore Association of Realtors, MA – MASSACHUSETTS
  • Lake County BOR
  • California Desert Association of Realtors (CDAR), CA – CALIFORNIA
  • CLAW, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Madera County Association of Realtors, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Merced County Association of Realtors, CA – CALIFORNIA
  • Yosemite Gateway AOR
  • Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors (VCCAR), CA – CALIFORNIA
  • California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS)
  • Omaha Board of Realtors
  • Flagler County Association of Realtors
  • Space Coast Association of Realtors