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Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Frenchtown, MT
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Thanks Debbie Gartner   - Dante, we do offer Wordpress sites that can have IDX Broker. We've worked with a lot of IDX's and really like them. They are flexible and can run you about $40-$60 a month. We also can host your WP site as well and as a developer for IDX Broker, we can integrate it smoothly and be your total package support for all. Feel free to give us a call anytime! 

May 11, 2017 11:07 AM
Rainmaker
2,818,379
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Give Tammy Emineth a shout.  She can explain the options for you and if you want, they can even set things up for you.  They recently did some work on my site and did a great job and they are reasonably priced.

That being said, and I'm not a realtor, but from what I understand I think IDX costs more than that + you have hosting.  Tammy and Tim can host for you or leave it at your current host.

BTW, IDX seems to be key for agents in both keeping people on site and attracting more traffic.  I've heard many issues on IDX from agents on here (as some of the cheaper ones break down and leave all sorts of 404 errors). That can cost you traffic and time and money later.  Just my 2 cents.

May 11, 2017 11:03 AM
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3,375,494
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Tammy can help you. I'd like to note BUYER BEWARE here.  There are many well intending members here who recommend other members yet they have not ever used their services.  They recommend because they know the people do that work.  I've been bitten by such referrals.  So, be smart. Ask a lot of questions.  If someone is referring and they have never used the services of those they are referring ... beware!!!!  

I have hired Tammy Emineth and can recommend them. 

May 11, 2017 03:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,957,222
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dante, 

I recommend IDX Broker Platinum. By far, it is one of the very best IDX platforms available. I tie it to a virtual-results WP website. My husband provides all the content and it is a responsive website so it works on all platforms. 

My suggestion is to look at many real estate websites before you decide on one for yourself. Which site do you want to search? Remember that your clients have a choice. I searched Malibu California real estate and found a local website that I fell in love with designed by virtual results. That is how I found VR.

They designed a website for the "masses" based on this custom design. VR is a real estate design website company run by people who work in our industry. My theme is called "Limelight". 

May 13, 2017 05:35 AM
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5,347,640
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

You've gotten great recommendations, including those in the Rain who provide that service, Dante Lee - Nestor & Katerina Gasset & Tammy Emineth.  I personally use Genesis WP theme and can add the IDX provider of my choice - I'm not restricted to one particular IDX with the Genesis framework.

May 11, 2017 09:51 PM
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6,525,205
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Ken Jones , Tammy Emineth , Debbie Gartner , Nestor & Katerina Gasset are all folks with plenty of knowledge in this area.

May 11, 2017 12:29 PM
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3,063,711
Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

 I recommend using Thrive Themes. You can easily put it together yourself. I am an IDX Broker Approved Developer.Or you can hire someone to do it for you. You can hire me too. If you want to reach out to me to discuss it, it is a free call, and of course no obligation. I help a lot of people with advice just so you know your options.  

But first, you need to figure out what the goal of your website is. Who do you want to attract? Who is your avatar? 

Do you want to work with buyers or sellers. They each have a different objective and different emotions. 

What kind of a niche are you in? 

Are you going to want leads that find you online to visit your website or are you strictly going to be driving off line traffic through direct mail , etc to your site? 

All of those questions are ones you need to ask yourself before even deciding on a theme, a hosting company, or IDX integration. 

You can see some of the samples of how we have integrated IDX on custom websites on my website, KaterinaGasset.com under Samples websites. 

I also have some blog posts on my ActiveRain blog that have links to some of the websites I have designed. 

I also have a ton of references, people who do hire me, people who we do all their outsourcing for them, people I build websites for and also people who hire my virtual assistants to help them write the content for their websites, and the SEO tasks, etc, 

Some people do the work themselves after they talk to me because I have free youtube tutorials on how to use thrive and build your website. Then of course they will refer me to others they know who also have questions. 

I also teach Free webinars on how to work on your website, what pages you have to have, what elements are important and how to convert your leads. 

 

 

 

May 16, 2017 04:17 PM
Rainmaker
601,975
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I'm following because I'm interested in hearing the suggestions.

May 12, 2017 05:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,320,722
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Dante Lee I am also in search of the same so will call you if needed.

May 11, 2017 11:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,578,904
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Serving Coastal San Diego, Veteran's & Seniors

WP-Tonic with Jonathan Denwood 

May 11, 2017 08:32 PM
Rainmaker
5,125,288
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with contacting Tammy Emineth !!

May 11, 2017 07:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

 Several good answers from our Rain friends.  Many ActiveRain members also have outside blogs and speak from personal experience.

May 11, 2017 06:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,358
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Debbie seems to have the bets info

May 11, 2017 02:39 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,563
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

beyond my paygrade....

May 11, 2017 01:42 PM
Rainmaker
7,978,661
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You have some good answers.

May 11, 2017 11:28 AM
Ambassador
2,687,955
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Excellent answers and suggestions already.  You may also want to check in with Katerina Nestor & Katerina Gasset before finalizing your decision.

May 11, 2017 11:14 AM
Ambassador
3,193,529
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

These guys go past your budget, but IMO money for a good IDX site is well spent.  https://www.agentevolution.com/shop/turnkey/

 

Your solution may also be dependent on your MLS and what IDX providers they've approved.

May 11, 2017 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,460
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Very late to this post assume you made a choice love to hear your results. Dante Lee 

Apr 07, 2018 04:26 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,227
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

May 15, 2017 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,618,016
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

That is a personal choice

May 12, 2017 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,182
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

You can look at RealtyCandy.

May 12, 2017 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
3,072,430
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

Parked and reading...

May 12, 2017 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,713,276
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would look at The Real Estate Tomato for Wordpress.

May 11, 2017 11:04 AM
Rainmaker
5,773,797
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dante,

You have some great answers here.

May 11, 2017 11:04 AM
Rainmaker
5,338,145
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Like Nina, can't help but certainly intersted in the answers! And, I am confident they will come forrth!

May 11, 2017 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
5,178,041
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't do wordpress, but there are plenty of people in the Rain who do, so I'm sure you'll get some good responses.

May 11, 2017 09:37 AM