Connect with Your MLS

Connecting your Market Leader account with your MLS IDX feed will allow all of the active listings from your MLS to be available on your website, so you can provide consumers with real-time listings, and leverage great listing marketing tools that allow you to promote your own listings on your website, marketing, or by email.

Start Your MLS Application

Start by opening your Account menu, and then select My Account.

Select MLS Setup from the list on the left.

Click the Start MLS Application button.

Select your MLS from the drop down list and click Save

Note: If you do not see your MLS in the drop down list please see the section titled MLS Unavailable.

Review the Status column to determine the next step you need to take

    • Approved: You have been automatically approved and your MLS feed is now active. There are no further actions that need to be taken.
    • Agent: Review Instructions: Click the blue Instructions link follow the instructions under Complete Your MLS Application.

Complete Your MLS Application

If the Status is Agent: Review Instructions you will need to complete the required forms. To access the forms:

  1. Click the blue Instructions link and a new browser tab will open.
  2. Review the information on this page carefully.
    1. The Wait Time is the average turn-around time from when we confirm we have received your MLS application to when your IDX feed will become active on your website.
  3. Scroll down to the section titled Forms
  4. Click on the name of the form to open the document
  5. Review this document carefully and fill it out completely, including any signatures that may be required.
    1. If your MLS has an online application process or requires you to contact them directly to complete this process, this information will be provided here as well.
  6. Close this browser tab to return to the MLS Administration page

Submitting Your Completed Application

You may return your completed form via fax or email.

Fax: (425) 952-6598

This information can also be found on the MLS Administration page.

Checking on the Status of Your MLS Application

Your system will provide you with a notification and short explanation in your Reminders any time there is a change to the status of your MLS feed. For more information you can always check on the status of your MLS feed by returning to the MLS Administration page and reviewing the status column there.

Note: It can take anywhere from 1-6 weeks, or more, for an MLS board to approve your application.

Status Types


Agent: Review Instructions

You must download all required forms, complete them and return them to Market Leader according to the instructions on the forms. This status level begins when you start a new MLS application and remains in effect until Market Leader confirms receipt of all required forms.

In ReviewMarket Leader has confirmed receipt of all required forms and is reviewing them. Forms are reviewed in the order they are received.
Agent: Resend FormsMarket Leader found unresolved issues or has questions about an application form. You will receive an email requesting that you resolve any issues and resubmit your forms.
Sent to MLSThe forms have been completed correctly and Market Leader has submitted them to the MLS. MLS boards can take anywhere from 1-6 weeks to respond.
Agent: Fix MLS IssueMarket Leader has requested for you to fix any issues raised by the MLS board (e.g. membership dues, name change, etc...)
ApprovedYour MLS has approved your application and you now have a MLS IDX feed live on your website.

An MLS IDX feed is no longer active on your website, possibly because of a non-compliance issue or by your request.

ResearchingMarket Leader is researching your write-in request for a MLS that is not currently on our list of available IDX feeds. The Market Leader IDX team will contact you to review and discuss next steps.
Acquiring New MLSMarket Leader is in the process of getting MLS approval and building a new MLS feed to add to the list of known feeds in your area.
Request CanceledYou canceled an application either through the MLS Administration interface or by contacting Market Leader Customer Support.
IDX Not AvailableAn MLS IDX feed is not available. This might be because the MLS is for brokers only, does not provide an IDX feed to anyone, or has exceeded a limit they imposed on the total number of IDX feeds available to agents.

Additional Helpful Tips

  • Review your form and make sure all required fields and signatures are completed.
  • Any missing information will delay processing of your form and you will be required to resubmit your form after providing the missing information.

Additional Resources:


There is no additional cost from Market Leader for setting up your IDX feed, however your MLS may bill you for establishing this feed.

There may be multiple reasons your MLS is not listed on the MLS Administration page. We may be in the process of establishing the IDX feed or we may not have had any agents request your particular MLS, for example.

If your specific MLS is not listed, our IDX department will require the following information:

  • Your name and MLS ID number
    • The MLS ID number is the number you use when posting listings to your MLS
  • The name of the MLS
  • A contact name and email address for your email address
  • Two to three active listing ID numbers
  • Your broker’s name
  • The name of your brokerage or company
  • Is the MLS broker only

You will need to contact your MLS directly to obtain the following information:

  • The name of the Vendor hosting the MLS data (if applicable)
  • Fee structure (e.g. who pays the fees; are there additional fees for vendor, brokerage, etc. .)
    • This information can often be found in the rules and regulations
  • Feed type
    • RETS feed is our preference for development
  • For a RETS feed our IDX department will require:
    • RETS/IDX forms
    • IDX rules and regulations
    • Any other contracts needed for all involved parties


Please provide this information, via email, directly to Market Leader’s IDX department at If there is any additional information that is required you will be contacted.