NAR postpones its backlink vote; in talks with Google
NAR had originally considered a proposal by Redfin to require backlinks to the broker's website in all IDX feeds, to all syndication sites. David Greer, spokesman for NAR stated,
"“Since the recommendation was proposed, NAR began working directly with the leading search engine to explore other options to achieve these goals. For this reason, the Committee leadership wants to defer action until the Committee and NAR has all the required information necessary to move forward.” One of the largest MLSs, MRED, produced a white paper expressing concerns about the proposed policy which may have influenced the decision to delay the vote.