MLS Policy Changes on Lockboxes, IDX

The NAR Board of Directors in May voted to update the NAR Lockbox Security Requirements to reflect current practices and technology including the use of temporary access codes, opening lockboxes with mobile devices, security protocols to protect against cyberattacks, and consideration of criminal history when issuing keys.

The board also approved the use of voice-activated services, such as the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Microsoft Cortana to deliver IDX listing information. Finally, the board changed the model IDX rules to require that listing brokers be identified in all IDX displays; previously, listing broker attribution was optional.