The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) recently announced a decision to stop syndicating listings to non-REALTOR® consumer websites after April 2014. 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.

After April 30, 2014, brokers will choose independently whether to provide data to non-REALTOR® consumer websites on a case-by-case basis as dictated by clients’ and agents’ best interests. In the coming months, the Association aims to collect feedback and educate our members about this decision.