Adding Multiple IDX feeds to your site
NOTE: This feature is included in following subscriptions:
- Broker Pro
- Agent Pro
- KW Edition
- RE/MAX INTEGRA Edition
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This article will explain how to display more than one IDX feed on your site. Multi-MLS is for agents who are members of more than one MLS and want to display listings from both areas under a single search on the same website.
To begin this process, you will need to login to your Placester site. From your Dashboard, scroll down the left hand side of your screen and click on Add IDX under IDX integrations.
Follow the prompts and fill in the request information as needed. Once you’re done, click Finish.
You can then repeat this process for any MLS whose feed you would like to connect with. For a detailed overview of how to request an IDX feed please refer to our Requesting an IDX Feed support article. Once you have requested an integration, check the “Show” button below the IDX name that is pending to see if your MLS requires special steps.
For most requests, you will receive an email from an e-signing tool called RightSignature which will request the agent and broker signatures. Some MLSs use their own unique process. Click on "Show" to see if there are any special steps you need to take. You can also learn more about the IDX integration process here.
Please note: IDX approval normally takes between 5 - 10 business days.
Setting Up Multiple IDX Feeds
Once you have been approved by all the MLSs you wish to connect with, you can select which ones to display on your site. From the Dashboard, scroll down the left hand side of the screen and click on Edit Site.
Then, from the Site Settings menu, select IDX integration.
The IDX Integrations page will display all the IDX feeds that have been approved. To the right of every available IDX feed you will see an on/off toggle.
Click the toggle to turn the feeds on or off.
Once you turn the appropriate feeds on, you can check the data on your live site. You will now see a combination of all selected feeds on your site.
The site will also display the required disclaimers for both feeds at the bottom of the page.
Note: If a property is listed in two MLSs and you have both MLSs activated on your site, the listing will be duplicated on your site. This type of overlap is rare but possible, so is important to note if you have the same listing within multiple MLSs.
Editing Your Feeds
Once you have set up your feeds you may want to restrict what listings are showcased on you home page and which listing are searchable on the site. Learn more about these features by reading our support articles on setting up Featured Listings and Global Filters.
You can also create Area Pages to feature specific areas in the region covered by the MLSs you are using. There are two versions of area pages click below to read the how to articles.
There are many criteria to choose from when setting up Featured Listings, Global filters or Area Pages. As a general rule, not all criteria may be available to search on every MLS. When you are using a combination of IDX feeds, it is possible that a search criterion may be available on one MLS and not another, it is also possible that different MLSs may categorize criteria differently. If this is the case, only results from the MLS in which that criteria is available will show up in a search.
Need More Help?
If you have additional questions about adding multiple MLS feeds to your site, let our support team know at firstname.lastname@example.org.