IDX data feeds provided agents the freedom to create their own custom home search solutions, but most agents lacked the programming know-how and turned to software developers for help implementing the feeds.
As more real estate agents sought out these advanced IDX solutions, new companies that specialized in IDX sites and other search products became known as IDX vendors. These vendors make it easy to add an IDX solution that’s tailored for a specific real estate market, a certain type of buyer, or even a particular business goal.
With the help of IDX vendor products, today you can find IDX in use all over the web. From older-styled search forms to search pages with interactive maps and even mobile IDX apps, it’s now easier than ever to add IDX to a website. Most websites displaying MLS data on their site today use an IDX vendor.