THE SOURCE OF REAL ESTATE DATA IN NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Multiple Listing Service (NMMLS) is New Mexico’s only statewide Multiple Listing Service and the number one source for real estate listing information in the state of New Mexico. 

Our Data Services website is a resource for software developers who are looking to obtain access to MLS data in order to develop products for brokers, agents, and/or appraisers who are members of New Mexico MLS. Licensed MLS data is made available via our application programming interface (“API”), which utilizes the best data distribution methods available. 

The MLS licenses data for our members for a wide array of products, some of which include:

  • Internet Data Exchange (“IDX”) listing search websites, mobile applications, and/or audio devices
  • Customer Relationship Management (“CRM”) products
  • Statistical and internal analytics tools
  • Virtual Office Websites (“VOWs”)
  • Comparative Market Analysis (“CMA”) products
  • Print and digital listing marketing materials
  • Listing syndication (i.e. third-party listing search websites)

We are committed to making the data license application process as efficient as possible, which in turn will allow you to assist your MLS member clients quickly.

Call the New Mexico MLS office at 505.395.4567 today to get started.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Here is a step-by-step breakdown of what to expect when you apply for a vendor data license or a broker data license with New Mexico MLS.

1) REGISTER

Start by contacting the NMMLS office to provide basic information about your company. Designate a technical and administrative contact that will be associated with your account. The technical contact should be the individual or group of individuals who is handling the data feed. The administrative contact should be the individual that is authorized to sign the New Mexico MLS 150 Washington Street, Suite 201, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-395-4567 [email protected] realestateofnewmexico.com licensing agreement on behalf of your company. Please make sure to include the individual’s title when entering in the information. Finally, provide a brief description of the product you are developing and how that product will use the MLS data.

2) OUTREACH

As needed, the NMMLS may email or call to ask for additional information or clarification on the information you provided when you first contacted the NMMLS office for a Data License.

3) LICENSING AGREEMENT

As soon as we have the information needed, either from the information provided during the first step or via step two above, we will email your administrative contact a licensing agreement.

4) API ACCESS

Once the licensing agreement is signed by both your company and NMMLS and the annual fee is received, we will send your technical and administrative contacts an email confirming that your API access has been enabled, along with the information needed to access your API.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1) How do I obtain access to NMMLS Data?

You must Register for an account and, after you register, you will be required to sign a data licensing agreement. Once the licensing agreement is complete, you will be provided with information to access our API.

2) How do you provide data?

We provide access to MLS data via our application programming interface ("API").

3) Who can access the API?

Third party companies/vendors who provide product[s] to real estate professionals that are members of NMMLS. New Mexico MLS 150 Washington Street, Suite 201, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-395-4567 [email protected] realestateofnewmexico.com Brokers, employees of brokerages, and agents (under the supervision of their broker) who have the technical capability to access data via our API.

4) What types of data feeds do you provide?

We have "standard" data feeds that we can provide for common products, such as an IDX feed, VOW feed, and a full feed. However, we also tailor data feeds to specific products as needed.

5) How can I use the NMMLS Data?

Your use of MLS data must be exclusively for developing and providing a product[s] to a broker, agent, and/or appraiser that is a member of NMMLS. To avoid any confusion, your licensing agreement will contain a "Product Description" section, which serves as our mutual understanding of how you are authorized to use the MLS data. Unless explicitly stated in your license agreement, you cannot use MLS data for your own internal business purposes or for any other purposes except as provided for in the Product Description section of your licensing agreement.

6) What types of products do you license data for?

We license data for a variety of real estate products. Uncommon or unique data access requests are considered on a request by request basis. Some examples of products for which we license data include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Internet Data Exchange ("IDX") listing search websites, mobile applications, and/or audio devices
  • Customer Relationship Management ("CRM") products
  • Statistical and internal analytics tools
  • Virtual Office Websites ("VOWs")
  • Comparative Market Analysis ("CMA") products
  • Print and digital listing marketing materials
  • Listing syndication (i.e. third-party listing search websites)

7) What is IDX?

The Internet Data Exchange, more commonly referred to as "IDX," is a National Association of REALTORS® ("NAR") approved program or policy in which brokers and agents (with permission from their brokers) are permitted to display limited information about other brokers' listings on their business websites, mobile applications, or via audio devices. IDX websites, mobile applications, or audio devices are commonly referred to collectively as "IDX Products." In common terms, IDX essentially allows brokers and agents to have search features on their business websites, mobile apps, or audio devices that allow consumers to search for on-market MLS listings which are listed with that broker or agent's brokerage, as well as on-market MLS listings that are listed with other brokerages that participate in the same MLS.

8) What are IDX Products?

IDX Products refers to broker and agent business websites, mobile applications, and/or audio devices that have search features which enable consumers to search for on-market MLS listings.

9) What is an IDX feed?

There are many different types or permission levels of API data access, which are enabled/disabled based on the product for which a data license is granted. An IDX feed is simply a reference to one specific type of API data access that is issued in cases where a vendor or broker is developing an IDX product (i.e. a business website, mobile app, or audio device tool which allows consumers to search for listings).

10) What type of listings are included in an IDX feed?

IDX feeds typically include on-market status listings, as well as sold status listings in some states. Because Utah is a non-disclosure state (i.e. the county assessor/recorder does not receive sales price information about specific properties that are sold), UtahRealEstate.com does NOT include sold listings in IDX feeds. Our IDX feed includes listings in the Active, Backup, and Under Contract statuses.

11) What is an approved IDX Vendor?

An "approved IDX vendor" refers to a third-party company/vendor that has a licensing agreement with NMMLS that allows the vendor to New Mexico MLS 150 Washington Street, Suite 201, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-395-4567 [email protected] realestateofnewmexico.com provide IDX Products to brokers and agents who are members of NMMLS.

12) How do I become an approved IDX Vendor?

You will first need to register for an account and, after you have registered, you will need to sign a data licensing agreement.

13) Can I display listings on my website if I am not a broker or agent?

You must apply for and obtain a specific licensing agreement with NMMLS that allows you to use MLS data for listing syndication (i.e. a third-party listing search website).

14) What is a VOW?

A Virtual Office Website, more commonly referred to as a "VOW" is a broker's business website or a feature of a brokers' business website through which the broker is capable of providing real estate brokerages services to consumers with whom the broker has first established a broker-consumer relationship (as defined by state law). The VOW program or policy is also approved and governed by the National Association of REALTORS® ("NAR") policies.

15) What is the difference between IDX and VOW?

One of the main differences is that IDX websites do not require a consumer to first establish a broker-consumer relationship before the consumer can search for listings on the website. Consumers do not typically have to register to search for listings on IDX websites. On the other hand, consumers using VOW websites are required to register with the broker, establish a broker-consumer relationship (as defined by state law), agree to the brokers' VOW terms of use, etc., before they are able to search for listings on a VOW website.

16) How do I get a full feed of data?

There are many different types or permission levels of API data access, which ultimately are issued depending on the product for which a data license is granted. A "full feed" is a specific type of API data access that is issued for statistical and internal analytics tools, comparative market analysis ("CMA") products, and other broker back office products which do not publicly display data. Requests for a full feed are reviewed and considered on a case by case basis. 

17) Does your API include access to Sold Data?

New Mexico is a non-disclosure state, and, as a result, NMMLS does NOT grant API access to sold data for products which are used to publicly display listing data. API access can include access to sold data for statistical and internal analytics tools, comparative market analysis ("CMA") products, VOWs, and other broker back office products which do not publicly display data.

18) What is RETS?

The Real Estate Transaction Standard, commonly referred to as "RETS," is a common language used to transfer real estate information, including as MLS data. According to the National Association of REALTORS, RETS was launched in 1999. (https://www.nar.realtor/real-estate-transaction-standards-rets).

19) Do you support RETS?

Currently, access to MLS data from NMMLS is available via our application programming interface ("API") and through RETS. NMMLS will continue to support existing RETS feeds for existing licensees for a limited period of time

20) Do you charge fees for data access?

Yes, in most cases your access to a data license from NMMLS will require you to pay an annual recurring licensing fee, as stated in your licensing agreement.

21) Are you RESO certified?

Yes, NMMLS is RESO Data Dictionary 1.6 Platinum certified.

22) Is your API RESO certified?

Yes, NMMLS is RESO Web API 1.0.2 Platinum server certified with OpenID Connect.

23) Is there a long-term commitment when signing a licensingAgreement?

No, our standard licensing agreement allows you to terminate the agreement for any reason by providing 30 days' notice. Prorated annual fees are NOT returned.

24) Where can I obtain a licensing agreement or a sample licensing agreement? 

You will be sent a licensing agreement after you register or an account and provide all of the information we need for the agreement. We do not provide a sample licensing agreement online.

25) If I am a broker working with a software company or an independent

developer, does that company or does my developer need to sign a licensing agreement?

Yes, the company or individual who will be accessing the API is required to sign a licensing agreement with NMMLS. We require the company or individual who is actually accessing the data to obtain a licensing agreement with NMMLS, because that agreement governs access to the data and makes the company or individual responsible for abiding by the licensing agreement terms and MLS rules when accessing the data.

New Mexico MLS 150 Washington Street, Suite 201, Santa Fe, NM 87501

505-395-4567 [email protected] realestateofnewmexico.com