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I love my new IDX search

I have just plugged in a new IDX search to my website.  It's been there about 2 weeks now and I love it!  They are not giving me any kind of referral or anything like that.  Nothing in this for me other than it's a great product and worth sharing.


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The provider is a company called Listingware.  The product was easy to set up and plug in to the search for homes function my website.  It has great features to capture prospect info and the back end information details are amazing.  I can see how long they have looked, what they looked at, different searches they've entered, get breakdowns on most popular searches, and much much more.

I can send automated detailed searches to prospects that have signed up or that I have entered myself.  This is a great alternative to sending the listings from my mls since I will be able to track their viewings and activities. With my former IDX provider I couild only save searches narrowed down to the price,city and zip, but I couldn,t save searches by school or subdivision.

The feature that I really like though is the api codes to create specific search links to use in my marketing. One of the things that I like to do is create a neighborhood website for my market areas such as www.MyCountryWalkHome.info. Once I have the website set up I can insert a link specifically to search for Country Walk Homes.

All in all listing ware is a great product and I have to say it is worth looking at.  They are not nationwide but they are in several market areas around the country.  Check them out if you are interested!




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Comment balloon 11 commentsBob Southard • August 24 2007 07:57AM


We have been working on a IDX solution since April, and all we are waiting on now it the local MLS to actually give us the agent feeds.  I cannot wait, it has been a long and painful road.


James Boyer

Realtor Associate

Keller Williams Real Estate

Summit, NJ 07901

Posted by New Jersey Real Estate James Boyer Morris, Essex & Union County NJ Realtor (RE/MAX Properties Unlimited, Real Estate) about 12 years ago
I've been using listingware for several years now.  Great product.
Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) about 12 years ago

James,  Good luck.  I hope the new service works well for you.


Jim,  It is a grwat product.  I hope not too many folks here in the Atlanta area find out about though         :-). 

Posted by Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton (Atlas Realty Service, LLC) about 12 years ago

These idx search products do seem to get better and better. Keller Williams is rolling out one that is free to all KW agents who have taken the time to set up their free KW e-agentc website.  I just got mine and it is great. Click over and give it a test drive.


Posted by Karen Luke, Henry County Real Estate (South Metro Property Management, LLC) about 12 years ago

Figures, my MLS is not on it yet...


Posted by Gary Nelson, REALTOR , CRS, CDPE, e-Pro, GRI (RE\MAX Components) about 12 years ago
Good article. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Lisa Rourk (Tide Marsh Real Estate) about 12 years ago
Good post and that sounds like a very useful product. Thanks.
Posted by Seth Callen (Farmers Insurance) about 12 years ago

Bob, you are spot on about the community pages.  We've been providing these for quite some time.  You might be surprised to learn that the search engines really like them, too.  First, they are pages that update daily with content that is related to just a few search terms (ie, the community terms) and, more importantly, these pages keep your visitors on your site longer and the search engines definitely reward you for that.

Gary, try googling your MLS's name and the word "IDX" to see who is providing private solutions in your area.  The features that Bob is describing are not that special.  Check out the other vendors who ARE serving your area and see how they can help you out.

Posted by Tracy Thrower Conyers, buy. sell. lease. residential in silicon beach. (Silicon Beach Properties • KW) about 12 years ago

It really is amazing how different each company that offers IDX now is even compared to just a couple years ago.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 12 years ago
Hi Bill,
Interesting, I might want to check this one out.  Tracy, thanks for your comments here--I will try that.
Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) almost 12 years ago

Hello Bob,

Thanks for sharing your experience and use of this IDX provider's solution.

 John Slocum

Posted by Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate (Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington) almost 12 years ago

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