by Greg Kilwein on January 30, 2011

in flexmls API

Welcome to the flexmls Developer Center!

This new web site from FBS is for software developers who want to learn about the various tools FBS offers to help integrate your software with our flexmls system. In addition to RETS and SSO, we’re now offering developers who use our flexmls IDX system a new flexmls IDX API, which includes several key services that deliver the data you need in JSON format:

  • Contacts — With our contacts API, you can retrieve all the contacts from your account in flexmls Web to use in whatever CRM you may be using to process your leads.
  • IDX Listings and Photos — Add SEO listing content to your web site with our IDX listings and photos service.
  • Market Statistics — Market stats and trends for all the cities, zips, and even custom map overlays you create in flexmls Web are available with this service.
  • Open Houses — Retrieve open house information for IDX listings with this API.

To demonstrate some of the possibilities of what you can create with the flexmls IDX API, FBS created a WordPress plugin that includes a variety of widgets implementing the services, including an IDX slideshow (new, open house, price changes, recent sales), a variety of graphs of market statistics, an IDX search, 1-Click Search widgets, and a contact form. If you’re building web sites with WordPress, you should check out this plugin.

Though we’re excited about the plugin we created, we’re even more excited to see what you can create with the IDX API. Let us know what you think about this new API, or if you have any questions, in the comments below.

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