The Best Real Estate IDX Solution

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An Internet Data Exchange (IDX) is a real estate property search site which allows the public to conduct searches of approved Multiple Listing Service properties for a certain area. Site users gain the benefit of anonymous property searching. The benefit to Agents and Brokers is that users of their IDX web site can search freely and establish some confidence before registering, saving a search, or requesting more information.

There are many IDX solutions to chose from that differ in style, user experience, admin features, and price. The spreadsheet and screenshots below compare differences between some of the products we have worked with.

In addition to comparing cost, determine the best real estate IDX solution by asking…

  • Is your IDX system generating leads for you?
  • Which IDX systems are search engine friendly and which are not?
  • Where does the lead information go and how are they followed up on?

The availability of particular solutions will vary from MLS to MLS, most vendors list available MLS areas on their websites. Each of the products below are WordPress compatible as a framed option or a dedicated WordPress plugin.

Wolfnet

Wolfnet

Diverse Solutions

Diverse Solutions

dsIDXpress

dsIDXpress

IDX Broker

IDX Brokers

Realty Soft

RealtySoft

Homequest Group

Homequest Group

IDXPro

iHomefinder

iHomefinder

Real Bird

RealBird

SpatialMatch

SpatialMatch

An IDX is crucial for any website with traffic, or combined with a Pay-Per-Click marketing strategy. This is not an exhaustive list of IDX vendors by any means, just several we have worked with. Still have questions? Leave your comments below or contact us! Follow @WorkingTheMagic on Twitter!

3 Responses to The Best Real Estate IDX Solution

  1. Dale Kreiser

    November 1, 2010

    Great post Gabe. The visual comparison is very helpful.

  2. Godfajah

    November 2, 2010

    Hey Gabe, great article. I talked to Spacial Match and they are $150 to set up and $40 a month.

  3. Gabe Hoggarth

    November 3, 2010

    Thanks Loren, I’ve updated the spreadsheet to include SpatialMatch pricing.

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