Feed FAQ

Do I need to build an XML feed?

If your brokerage participates in an MLS, they may be able to supply us with a property feed on your behalf. If not, then a custom feed is recommended. Keep in mind that if you currently feed elsewhere, we may be able to use your existing format or only require minor modifications. Additionally, if your brokerage syndicates through ListHub, we can process data through them.

How many properties can I supply in a feed?

There's no limit on the number of listings in a feed.

Are there restrictions on images in the feed?

There's no limit on the number of photos synced, but each file should be no larger than 10MB. Supported formats include JPG/JPEG, PNG, and GIF. We recommend images be at least 1800px horizontal and/or vertical.

How often is data updated from my feed?

We typically pull listing updates from your XML endpoint every 2 hours.

What protocols do you support?

We currently support HTTPS with optional basic authentication and SFTP.

Do you support HTML or email addresses in listing fields?

Currently, we don't support HTML or emails in the property description or other descriptive fields. Entries in your feed violating that restriction will be flagged as such in our processing report.

Why would a listing be rejected?

If a listing fails to meet our land-centric property requirements, it won't be accepted.

  • When a property has a structure over 800 square feet, it must have a minimum of 2 acres.
  • State, county, and city names must match our official naming or one of our aliases.
  • HTML, links, or email addresses cannot be included in your descriptive fields.
  • We must be able to map your property so setting the latitude and longitude is recommended.

For more insight, see our feed specifications, view our listing quality policy, and check out our articles on 10 common real estate listing errors and best practices for creating a land listing.

My listing meets your requirements. Why was it still disqualified?

If you feel your listing was mistakenly disqualified, contact us. We'll take a look at it and resolve the issue as soon as possible.

How much does it cost to send a feed?

There's no cost to send us a feed.

Will you build a feed for me?

Unfortunately, we don't build feeds, but we'll do our best to provide any needed guidance, and help in any way we can.

How long does it take for a listing update to be reflected on LandSearch?

Since we run all feeds every 2 hours, the longest it would take would be 2 hours.

Do you provide reporting on feeds?

Yes. We provide a detailed report every time a feed runs.

Do you send my listings to any other sites?

No. A feed submitted to us will only be displayed on LandSearch. We don't syndicate listings to any other platforms.

Who do I contact if there's a problem?

Send a detailed description of the issue to support@landsearch.com.