Syndication: do you know the whole story?

The Austin Board of REALTORS® is committed to proactively protecting brokers’ listing data and improving the quality of property information available to Austin-area homebuyers and sellers. As of April 2014, ABoR only offers syndication to websites that agree to data integrity standards that ensure brokers’ listing data is used and displayed in a responsible and ethical manner.  This decision was made to protect the integrity of Austin-area property information, address concerns about the business practices of non-REALTOR® consumer websites, and to mitigate issues caused by inaccurate listing data in the home buying and selling process.

Brokers will choose independently whether to provide data to non-REALTOR® consumer websites as dictated by clients’ and agents’ best interests. ABoR encourages brokers to use the information and resources on this website to make informed, deliberate decisions about syndication.