IDX is the tool that connects your WordPress website with the listings on your MLS so that buyers can search through them on your website itself. This feature is arguably the most important function of your website because you are in the business of selling real estate and so it follows that listings are the most important bit of information visitors to your website are looking to find.
An IDX gives your website the ability to display not only your listings but all listings from all agents/brokers in your MLS on your website (some agents opt their listings out of the IDX but this is very rare).
While there are dozens of reasons that make a specific WordPress IDX great (each IDX company breaks them down in full detail so be sure to check out their websites), the most immediate features you will find useful are as follows:
You should expect to pay about $30-$100 a month for a great IDX system. The pricing depends mainly on upgrading items such as map searches, mobile IDX features, SEO features, or lead capture options.
Here is a quick list of the most popular IDX companies around. All of the IDX systems below provide the features mentioned on this page and much more. Check them out individually.
If you are unsure which WordPress IDX is the best and/or you don’t have the time or energy to figure out which you prefer, just let us know and we will give you our opinion.
Our opinion is based on your budget, website goals, and how much you plan on being involved with your website activities (such as blogging).
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