I’m often asked, by visitors to this site, about “my listings” they’ve seen using the MLS search function on this blog.
It would be nice if I could be the listing agent for all of the listings in MLS, but I’m not.
What you’re seeing is the result of something called IDX ~ internet data exchange.
IDX allows agents to display all of the listings in MLS on their respective sites with their own contact information.
If you look at the bottom of each listing, you will see a line that says “Courtesy of XYZ Realty”.
IDX allows consumers to view all listings that meet their criteria, then contact the agent whose site they are viewing for additional information.
While convenient, his practice is also confusing for many consumers.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to explain that I’m not the listing agent for every listing that someone has seen on this blog.
But, I can still answer your questions about every listing in MLS because I have full access to MLS data, including information that isn’t displayed to the public.
Do you have questions about listings you’ve seen online?
Give me a call at (208)938-5533 or e-mail me and I will be happy to answer your questions.