Canadian real estate is
powered by has access to an average of 185,000 listings from across Canada at any given time.

Real Estate Advertising Websites DDF® is Canada’s most reliable national data feed, powering eight out of the top 10 Canadian real estate websites.

Gain immediate access to the largest pool of listings across Canada. DDF® standardizes data from more than 80 board and association data feeds, then simplifies the data into a single, convenient feed for your users.

Who we work with

What they’re saying

“CREA is a great partner for communication and troubleshooting, and they’ve really simplified the DDF® release of listings to our third-party website. With the increase and reliability of listings we’ve received through DDF®, plus the easier access to Canada-wide listings, our site traffic has improved.”


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to getting data from DDF®?

The cost per year is $36,000, billed per quarter, plus a $10,000 onboarding fee.

What can I expect from the application process for DDF®?

The process includes an application where we interview each business interested in displaying listing data on their website. If a company meets our criteria and is willing to work within the DDF® guidelines, we’ll enter into an agreement. Once the agreement is signed, the vendor will receive their data feed.

What can you do with the listing data? DDF® is operated by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). We work on behalf of REALTORS® to boost the exposure of their listings. Listings provided through DDF® are for advertising purposes only, and the leads must be sent to the listing agent through our Leads API. A full list of rules and restrictions can be found here. We recommend reading through these rules before applying to become a Real Estate Advertising Website.

How do I get started?

You can apply here.

Which real estate boards do you work with? DDF® is operated by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). We work with all boards and associations in Canada, however the following Quebec real estate boards do not make their listing available: the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB), the Chambre immobilière de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the Chambre immobilière du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

How often do you update the listing data?

Listing data is updated an average of 46 times per day.

What is the difference between IDX, VOW, and DDF®?

VOW – Virtual office websites allow visitors to register with a brokerage’s website using a password and to search the website for MLS® System listings. VOW feeds often include private remarks and sold prices which are governed by different rules than IDX and REALTOR. Ca DDF® data feeds.

IDX – An internet data exchange allows brokerages, through reciprocal agreements, to display each other’s listings on their websites for advertising purposes.

DDF® – Similar to IDX, DDF® is for advertising purposes, however only DDF® can provide the quantity of listings, the accuracy of data and the level of security your business requires.

Get started with DDF® in three easy steps


Tell us about your product, company and business so we can determine your eligibility.


Our team will review your application and contact you within a week.


Sign an agreement with us and begin integrating our data feed into your platform.

Review our technical documentation.