To comply with updates to NAR policy, IRES has implemented a new listing field on the Add/Edit screen. This new field gives the broker greater flexibility for office listing attribution on websites through IDX and VOW data feeds.
Attribution Contact is not only a new field on the Add/Edit screen, but also a preference Managing and Owner Brokers can set for listings within their office.
There will be 4 options available to Managing and Owner Brokers for their office on the Preferences screen:
- Office Phone: The phone number listed on the office record will display for all listings within the office.
- Office Email: If an email address is listed on an office record, you can select to display the email address on all listings within the office.
- Custom: This will be a fillable option to display custom contact information for all listings within the office.
- Agent Choice: If this is selected, every agent within the office can choose a phone number or email address pertaining to themselves or their office to be displayed on a per listing basis.
When an agent enters a listing, the preference for this field will auto-populate on Step 3, the Miscellaneous tab. If Office Phone, Office Email, or Custom is the Managing or Owner Broker’s preference, the field is displayed, but grayed out and cannot be changed. If Agent Choice is the preference, the listing agent will have the ability to enter the phone number or email address of their choosing.
The default will be automatically set to Office Phone. If a change is made to select one of the other options above, it will impact all new listings moving forward. To update existing listings, the Managing or Owner Broker will need to reach out to IRES Staff.