Connected MLSs

IDX for Georgia MLS (GAMLS)

Web4Realty helps you integrate Georgia MLS (GAMLS) IDX data with your website. Read this quick guide on how to get IDX data onto common website builders like Wordpress, Squarespace, Wix, GoDaddy, and many others.


Key Facts

Here are some key facts about Georgia MLS (Multiple Listing Service):

  • Membership Size: Georgia MLS is one of the largest MLS systems in the country with a membership of approximately 50000 real estate subscribers. This substantial membership base facilitates them with extensive coverage in the real estate market of Georgia, including real estate professionals, agents , brokers and appraisers.
  • Major Counties and Cities Covered:
    • Fulton County: Georgia MLS extensively serves the real estate market of this vibrant and populous county, including Atlanta, providing property listings in both residential and commercial sectors.
    • Gwinnett County: It is one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia providing a broad range of real estate opportunities and Georgia MLS covers it all. Its major city is Lawrenceville.
    • DeKalb County: This county, with cities such as Decatur is known for its diverse real estate offerings from urban condos to suburban homes. Georgia MLS successfully overlays the real estate market of this region.

Other significant areas covered by Georgia MLS include Cobb County and Clayton County. 

  • Historical Mergers: Georgia MLS has evolved over the years to become a distinguished entity in the real estate market, through mergers and strategic collaborations with multiple MLS organizations in Georgia. Thus, expanding their services and coverage to a considerable extent. Specific historical merger details are considered confidential information.

Please note that the specifics, such as membership size and the exact list of counties and cities covered, can evolve over time due to changes in the real estate market and internal organizational changes within Georgia MLS.

Integrating Georgia MLS IDX data

Building IDX websites for Georgia MLS can be really easy or extremely difficult depending (1) how you choose to access the data and (2) whether or not you choose to work with an approved vendor.

Before we jump into the details, let’s start with the basics:

What is an IDX feed?

MLSs are the origin point of data and registered members need to access that data in short intervals of time to populate their websites to attract buyers and sellers. This transfer of data from the MLS to the realtors website is enabled by an IDX feed. 

An IDX feed is important for real estate agents and brokers because it helps them build their authority and brand in the local market and compete against portals like Zillow, Redfin and Trulia.

Why do I need an IDX feed for Georgia MLS?

If you want to display active or sold listings within Georgia MLS on your website, you need to be able to access the Georgia MLS IDX feed.

An IDX feed for Georgia MLS can you help you enhance your online experience, showcase local expertise, drive lead generation, and give you a competitive advantage in your local market.

How do I get Georgia MLS listings on my website?

There are two ways to integrate Georgia MLS IDX data with your website:

(1) Get a direct IDX feed from the MLS. Getting a direct IDX feed from the MLS needs filing some paperwork. The MLS requires you to understand and sign their policies on sharing and using MLS data. However, what’s most challenging with direct IDX feeds is the responsibility of downloading, maintaining and managing the data yourself which can cost you up to $2000/month. Do not forget the one-time set up fee and month on month payment to access the MLS data feed.

(2) Work with an approved IDX vendor. Vendors such as Web4Realty have direct access to Georgia MLS IDX data and can provide correct IDX data to approved members of Arizona Regional MLS. You won’t have to worry about compliance issues, data vendor migrations, hosting fees, or uptime. Some providers, such as Web4Realty, even offer plugins for popular website platforms such as WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, and GoDaddy, allowing you to launch your website in minutes.

Georgia MLS Background

Georgia MLS was founded in 1962 and has grown to become one of the largest MLS systems in the country. It is a comprehensive real estate database and toolset, which provides professionals with access to multiple property listings and market information. It also provides tools to facilitate effective buying, selling and leasing of properties. Over the years, Georgia MLS has evolved significantly, with technology, offering advanced property search features, mobile applications, online listing services and training programs to their members,  which ensures the best service to their clients. These professionals are essential for the dynamic real estate market of Georgia, offering expertise in residential, commercial and rental property transactions, and are bound by code of ethics and principles. With their integrity and professionalism, they remain as the vanguard, in the real estate industry of Georgia.

What are the top cities served by Georgia MLS?

Georgia MLS covers various cities including Atlanta, Marietta, Decatur, Lawrenceville, Alpharetta, Roswell, Smyrna, Cumming, Stone Mountain, Douglasville, Conyers, Snellville, Duluth, Newnan, McDonough, Fayetteville, Covington, Kennesaw, Woodstock, and Norcross.

What are the top counties served by Georgia MLS?

Georgia MLS covers several counties, including Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Cobb, Clayton, Cherokee, Henry, Forsyth, Hall, Paulding, Douglas, Coweta, Fayette, Newton, Rockdale, Walton, Barrow, Bartow, Spalding, and Carroll.

Which associations are part of Georgia MLS?

The Georgia Multiple Listing Service (Georgia MLS) covers a variety of real estate associations and boards, including the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, East Metro Board of REALTORS®, West Georgia Board of REALTORS®, Metro South Association of REALTORS®, Athens Area Association of REALTORS®, Heart of Georgia Board of REALTORS®, Lake Country Board of REALTORS®, Middle Georgia Association of REALTORS®, Newnan-Coweta Board of REALTORS®, Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of REALTORS®, Paulding Board of REALTORS®, Southern Crescent Association of REALTORS®, Walton-Barrow Board of REALTORS®, DeKalb Association of REALTORS®, Fayette County Board of REALTORS®, Cobb Association of REALTORS®, Gwinnett County Association of REALTORS®, Douglas-Coffee County Board of REALTORS®, Cherokee Association of REALTORS®, and the Greater Augusta Association of REALTORS®.

Explore other IDX feeds
Web4Realty makes it easy to integrate IDX data from all major MLSs onto your website
© 2024 Web4Realty. All Rights Reserved.