Due to each real estate board utilizing different technology providers for their MLS® system & backbone, there are some differences and limitations depending on each real estate board.
We are an authorized vendor with an active IDX agreement with TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board) since 2013, and serve many real estate agents in the GTA. Here are some unusual features of the TREB IDX that all GTA clients will find helpful.
No Agent ID is Found, therefore auto-conversion of OWN listings is not possible
The TREB IDX only feeds the brokerage name in raw text. Unlike most RETS feeds across Canada, it does not feed an explicit Realtor ID nor a brokerage/office ID either.
Our Toronto area clients can, however, easily convert any listing to their OWN listing to keep forever (and mark as sold when it sells). Learn how to convert a listing to your own using an MLS # in 5 seconds.
SQFT of a listing feeds a range, not a firm number
The sqft is provided to us in the format of a range (such as "1800-2000sqft") only. The Brixwork database cannot accept a range, as no other data feed across Canada does this.
Our MLS® search forms allow filtering by sqft. In order to not mislead a visitor to believing a listing is larger than it is, our system opts to pick the lower end of the range.
In this example, our system will store "1800 sqft" as the final value to keep you on the safe side.
Rental Listings Are Also Part Of The IDX Feed
While most MLS® feeds do not contain for-lease listings, the TREB IDX does. Our development team is trained to disable for-rent listings or commercial listings by default unless the client requests it. If your website is not intended to show for-lease listings, but is showing it anyway, please contact our support team and we'll take a look.
These do provide some inconveniences for our TREB member clients. The best way to