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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It looks like you asked Mr. Google and got your answer. 

Aug 25, 2022 08:57 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

IDX covers a lot of types of feeds including VOW feeds which include data every feed doesn't.... sales history, price reductions, sold data etc.  Our MLS allows us to opt out and most agents/sellers do because they want their house dropped when it's sold from displays. The sold data remains on the MLS, but not on feeds.

Aug 25, 2022 06:42 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have no idea what a vow feed is so you are already much smarter than I am.

Aug 25, 2022 06:49 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I say no. I don't think that any uses VOW feeds anymore.



Aug 25, 2022 06:45 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I like your question Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY because I don't have a clue and also I do not know the term vow feed. 🤥

Aug 25, 2022 01:08 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Have used IDX for many years.  Never a vow. Can't help ya.

Aug 25, 2022 12:17 PM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

The simplest definition of a VOW is a broker website that allows consumers to access all of the non-confidential information in the MLS after registering with a REALTOR®. Virtual Office Websites are really not much different from the websites that brokers offer to consumers today.

Aug 25, 2022 07:53 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
Aug 25, 2022 07:01 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I was thinking there were only IDX feeds out there, but could be wrong.

Aug 25, 2022 03:06 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am with Bob Crane on this one. Parked and reading!

Aug 26, 2022 05:02 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I know a bit more now than I did before reading the answers here.

Aug 25, 2022 11:12 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I think the IDX is on our website (essentially a VOW)??? Not 100% sure but, I use IDX and LOVE my new site by @Charra!

Aug 26, 2022 08:15 PM
Paul Eastwood
Buying Buddy - Littleton, CO
Buying Buddy IDX CRM

In 2003 IDX was minimalist - active listings only etc, whereas VOWs have always included all MLS data.
However, IDX policies have developed enormously and these days IDX feeds generally include nearly all MLS fields and listing status (e.g. coming-soon, open house data, many years of sold data, etc).

So, from a marketing perspective we rarely see any difference. 

IDX feeds still don't include sensitive data such as broker comments etc. 
And, in non-disclosure states, a VOW may be the only way to get hold of sold data.

Hope this helps!

Sep 12, 2022 11:18 AM