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Generating Leads Using IDX Tools

Here's a cool way to setup your IDX and AR Blog as a Lead Generator.  Jenniffer Lee from RE/MAX has done a nice job, in my opinion, of adding a feature like this to her Blog. Having this option available on a post like this is potential lead generation at its best. Yes, this is a shameless plug for Jenniffer.

I've read thousands of posts on AR, seen hundreds of buttons and "Search MLS" icons, and have seen some really creative images and ways to entice readers and traffic to visit your listings and MLS systems, but this really caught my attention.  As I was making my rounds this morning making sure things are working or being fixed, I couldn't help but notice this and wanted to test it out.

 

Search Homes For Sale In Florida

I was impressed with her new RE/MAX office, but when I saw this on her most recent post, I just had to write about it. I'm not saying to add this to every Blog post, but to have it on her Profile and on other topic related posts, I think this is genius. Thanks for letting me share this Jenniffer, I can see how a tool like this could generate you much success. Congratulations on your new office, I wish you all the best!

Do you use IDX? What lead capture tools are you using? Did you know tools like this are available?

 

     

"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 109 commentsBrad Andersohn • December 15 2008 10:38PM

Comments

It is a good looking button Brad.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 12 years ago

Her post is wonderful and now we all want to know how to  link the IDX to a post for ourselves !  Please do tell.....

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) almost 12 years ago

Hi Brad,  I did go over and check out Jennifer's office info.  She is one lucky girl to be so successful to have such a beautiful office!  But this is like dangling a piece of candy but not letting us have it!

Do YOU know how to do this?  You know some of us need step by step training!  Ha Ha

Debbie

Posted by Debbie Hutchins almost 12 years ago

How do you imbed something like that in your blog?

Posted by Mike Klijanowicz, Associate Broker @ Cummings & Co. Realtors (Cummings & Co. Realtors) almost 12 years ago

RT Michael Klijanowicz "How do you imbed somethinglike that in your blog?"

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

IDX is the best thing for buyer's agents since the invention of the chocolate nut brownie.

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

@Bill - It's not just a good looking button, within two button clicks, it's a possible lead capture.  :-)) 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

I love my Idx system, but had no idea I could embed this information in my posts!!!

Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Michele - I spoke with Jenniffer on the phone this morning to get her blessings to post about her.  She was unaware this was available pryor to her new endeavor.  Apparently this is available to ANY RE/MAX Agent and works across the entire Country.

  • How does it work?  It's an iFrame code that gets placed on a post using your html tab.
  • Where do you get the code?  In this case, it would have to be your RE/MAX Office and Broker.
  • What if I don't work for RE/MAX?  There are a couple other options and possible solutions.  I'm not sure what type of widget they'll provide, but both RealtySoft.com and SoftRealty.com offer FREE IDX.

I am researching other FREE IDX sites as well.  You could also check with your Broker (if applicable) to see if your company offers a tool like this to their agents.

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Debbie - step by step, I'm here for ya.  See my comment above....   :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for picking up on this Brad. I read that this is what most potential clients are looking for, an easy search, not resumes and fancy sites....

Posted by David M. Childress, I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio! (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) almost 12 years ago

Michael - Two comments up....

Marianne - you can't retweet here!  LOL~  Very cute, so.....  RT Comment to Michael.  LOL~  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Lenn - that would go well with my coffee this morning, does that default me to a buyer's agent?  I really liked how she set this up, properly used, I think this could really generate some interest and leads.  Like Davis said, consumers are looking and wanting this sort of thing.  If Google brings em here, guess where they might go next?  I like it.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Mana - You probably have to check with your IDX provider to see if they offer any type of widget or service like this.  Since you already have IDX, just tell them how you want to use it, or send them this post as a sample.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

David - that's an important concept which I left out of this post.  If this is true, then this adds more value to your Blog and your visitors and readers.  Less is more, and simple is in.....  good goals for 2009.  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Hi Brad I think I am like many of us here and I have analysis paralysis on how to do IDX on the blog or website. I sure wish you were my personal assistant. Sometimes all this seems overwhelming.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 12 years ago

Lizette - I totally understand.  Until I can do a tutorial with one of these services, feel free to contact me if you need some help.  I'll be your personal assistant!  (Big Smile!!) 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

We have  a vendor provided IDX solution I haven't placed it on my blog but it might be an excellent pace to pick up leads.  SEARCH HERE

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for bringing our attention to this - I just stopped over and commented (looking for the "how-to".  Lucky I came back here and read the comments - since I am a RE/MAX agent - Yahoo!!

Posted by Cathy Tishhouse, Royal Oak Real Estate (RE/MAX Showcase Homes) almost 12 years ago

I will check with the local mls , may be an option from that direction...

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) almost 12 years ago

Terry -  I checked it out, the code looks pretty cumbersome, but maybe they have a simple widget or iFrame you can use.  Looked like a pretty nifty tool if you can get folks to it.  Nice job.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Cathy - You should be all over this then.  I'm sure Jenniffer wouldn't mind answering any questions you might have about it, she's a real nice person and just started using this last week.  Yahoo is right!!   :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Michele - that's a great idea, and an excellent place to start if you ask me.  I'd be curious what they offer, maybe you'll come back and share with us?  Thanks, have a great week and good luck with that.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Now I gotta search one for the insurance industry :)

Posted by Tom Larsen, We Shop, You Save! (The Larsen Protection Team) almost 12 years ago

Great idea - not a day goes by without a new tech tool to research and incoporate into our website, blogs, marketing plan, etc.  Glad that you don't post 5 a day or I would never get any work done.

Posted by Ryan Shaughnessy, Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner (PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com) almost 12 years ago

Brad - I think Jenniffer is on to something here. I going to have to check with my IDX provider to see if something like this is available for me.  

Posted by Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate (EXP Realty) almost 12 years ago

That is a very cool way to frame the idx feed.  Unfortunately New York City does not have an idx feed available so we are out of luck even though we are trying different ways to find one.

Posted by Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Sounds like a nice tool for Re/max agents.  Hopefully many will spend the time to put it on their site.  Many consumers are looking for listing information when the visit real estate sites.

Posted by Carolyn Gjerde-Tu-Davis, Ca Real Estate (Lyon Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

I recently signed up for the Market Leader and will be comparing to my 1parkplace IDX system. I cant wait. I agree with you. Jennifer's is pretty impressive.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) almost 12 years ago

Brad, this looks like an awesome way to go about utilizing IDX to the fullest potential! 

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) almost 12 years ago

Every time I come back to your blog I feel like I'm falling far behind.  Cool stuff thanks

Posted by Brian Sharkey, SharkeyRE - #SouthFloridaBroker (SharkeyRE LLC) almost 12 years ago

Brad - This is a cool way of asking the search easy for the consumer.  Congratulations Jennifer on the new office.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 12 years ago

Brad...thanks for the Christmas Present! Another "To-Do" for the list next to my computer! Everytime I cross one thing off, I have two more to add!

But this one is worth it! I'm going to have to look into the IDX and see if I can get it on my profile page! Ah, more work on the Profile Page. Another "To-Do"

Posted by Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale (MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living) almost 12 years ago

Whoo-Hoo...I'm a RE/MAX agent too...I'm so excited that this tool is available!! Thanks to Brad for sharing and to Jennifer for allowing him too...I'm off to figure this out now! :-)

Posted by LaShawn Norden, REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL (Keller Williams Heritage Realty) almost 12 years ago

I'm embarassed to say I don't know what IDX stands for, but I'm getting that it's important. LOL  I'll have to look through the sites you suggested and see if I can figure it out.

Posted by Terri Visser, CRS - 12 Years Selling Central Oregon Real Estate (Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for the compliments Brad!  I posted directions and the code on my blog for those who want to add the search box.

Posted by Jenniffer Lee, Broker/Owner/Realtor at RE/MAX Complete Solutions (RE/MAX Complete Solutions) almost 12 years ago

Brad- This IDX application looks great.

Our Board just added a new IDX system that is public now and has a lot of different applications. I am going to check to see if they have added features such as this to their new systems.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) almost 12 years ago

This is so cool! I'm bleary-eyed right now, but I'm gonna check this out tomorrow. Tonight = sleep. Tomorrow = learn a cool new trick! You always offer so much of value. ~GBU~

Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) almost 12 years ago

Hi Brad,

I have to admit I always get so much out of your blogs!  Even the responses that you [provide are informative.  Now to see if I can add it to my blog....

Take Care & Have a Great '08!

Posted by Sylvie Dolley, CHMS, ePRO, SFR Phoenix Arizona Real Estate 602-32 (My Home Group Real Estate LLC ) almost 12 years ago

Jennifer, thanks for popping by.  It was great talking with you today and thanks again for letting me share your "secret" with all our friends here.  I really like how this works and how you're using it.  If you ever need anything at all, you know where to find me, anything I can do to help you out here, you know I will. :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

I with Terri Vasser among a few oters I suspect. IDX escapes me. Would help explain how we can learn more?

Thanks

Bo

Posted by Bo Hussung (Bell Title /Triserv LLC) almost 12 years ago

Cool Brad...I'l have to figure this one out. You are always on top of things. ;-) So, now, you won't need my little lady in red to mark where you left off? ;-)

Pepper

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) almost 12 years ago

Brad, Thanks for the info! I just need to figure this one out as well. I'm working on it though! Thanks and Merry Christmas!!

Posted by Catina Wright, Your franklin county va expert (Lake & Land Realty) almost 12 years ago

That's pretty cool, but in my opinion it might be better to just have a link or button for "search homes for sale." As much as we all love active rain, we don't want potential clients to think that its the site for real estate search. We want our individual real estate websites to be that site.

Posted by Alan Barker (Boomerang Leads) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for letting us know about this!  I don't have a personal IDX but, we should be getting it in January--everyone has our firm's IDX search framed for their individual searches.  I can't wait to have my own!

 Debe in Charlotte

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 12 years ago

This is really cool. I want one.

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Platinum Realty) almost 12 years ago

That is ultra cool. I can't wait to try it out.

Posted by Keisha Hosea- KASIHomes.com, Real Estate Solutions For Real People (KASI Homes ) almost 12 years ago

I've been toying with the idea of upgrading my IDX search.  Thanks for the posts.  I'm book marking for later review.

Posted by Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate (Keller Williams Boise) almost 12 years ago

Brad - Thanks to you and Jennifer for bringing this up.  I have to figure out how to link the IDX to my blog. 

Posted by Anonymous almost 12 years ago

Awesome. Now if there were only a "how to" post to share the details on how to replicate this on my own site.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Vickie - don't you think I've done enough of those?  haha  Trying to change my style gradually for the new year.  There's a new ActiveBrad just waiting to be unfolded and unleashed.  :-O

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Jenniffer has posted her iFrame HTML code and directions for RE/MAX agents how to get this Widget Search Box:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/838105/The-IDX-Search-box

She has also shown how you can replace her IDX site with your own.  Thanks Jenniffer.  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for the tip, Brad and Jennifer! This will be a great way to add a little value for readers on our Localism posts.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for the headsup on Jennifer and the widget Brad!

Posted by AMBER NOBLE GARLAND - Top Real Estate Expert, Property Tax Appeal Specialist & Author, - The Agent You Can Trust To Deliver REAL Results! (Strategic Marketing Expert & Relocation Specialist Serving New Jersey and nationwide!) almost 12 years ago

Thanks Brad and Jennifer!  I've forwarded this post to my web guy.  We're working on our website upgrade and I think we're going to learn a lot from this post!

Posted by Amy Salisbury, West Virginia Realtor/Jefferson/Berkeley (Leading Edge Properties) almost 12 years ago

Brad, Thank you for the post. I work for ReMax so I can try it. I hope it is not too difficult.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 12 years ago

Brad,

I did not know about this.  Thank you for sharing the idea with us.  I am sure that you will be seeing this pop up on a lot of posts in the future.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 12 years ago

Very cool feature..........I want one.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 12 years ago

Thanks Brad...that's great info!

Posted by Steve & Debbie (RealtyUSA.com) almost 12 years ago

This is an excellent idea--thanks for the heads up.  Now, I just have to maneuver through the legalese with our provider to get this figured out.  A job for my assistant.

Posted by Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton (Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC) almost 12 years ago

Brad,  I agree with Brian Sharkey....I feel like I am falling very far behind. I bookmark all your posts and will have to sit one day and try everything. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Gail Szeluga, Manalapan, Marlboro & Monmouth County (Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan) almost 12 years ago

Here's a post by another agent about her listing search widget - and she got zero comments.  Maybe it's something people could use until they figure out how to duplicate Jennifer's: 

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Brad, we have this great tool on our website and I have wanted to add IDX to my blog. As usual you provide a solution! Thanks!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Hi Brad:

Great information and great tool to add...I'll give it a try.

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Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) almost 12 years ago

Great info thank you for sharing the tips.

Posted by asd asdasd (asdasd) almost 12 years ago

I think you're right this is good. I will be finding a way to incorproate it into my blog and profile. Thanks Jennifer and Brad for bringing this tip.

Posted by Kathryn Gorham, Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast (Green Key Realty) almost 12 years ago

brad -- i have not had to use IDX (I am on-site sales agent) - but we have recently started taking off site listings -- i love the way this button looks -- thanks for the info -- JE

Posted by Jason Ellis (Coastal REO Solutions - Myrtle Beach Short Sales & REO's) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for the great post Brad and thanks for recommending RealtySoft.com. RealtySoft IDX solution is completely free even if you don't have your website with us and we currently cover 40 MLSs (20 more will be added in January). To find out more about RealtySoft IDX solutions please visit http://www.realtysoft.com/freeidx.php to see MLS Coverage please check out http://www.realtysoft.com/mlscoverage.php . To see one of our DEMO IDX websites please visit http://www.realtysoft.com/controlpanel/mywebsites/mywebsite.php?u=5689&t=0101066 .

Posted by Peyman Aleagha (RealtySoft.com) almost 12 years ago

Peyman, Nothing from Pennsylvania yet it appears. Hopefully you'll plug Lancaster's IDX soon too Peyman. Thanks.

Brad, thanks for the heads up. You spotlighted a member who we can safely assume is no longer flying under the radar, if ever she was. 

Great post, keep up the good work associate. 

Posted by Everard Korthals, Mountain Realty (---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors---) almost 12 years ago

Hi Brad, thanks for all the information.  I will bookmark this and go back and do it later.

Posted by Christine O'Shea (Christine E O'Shea Broker) almost 12 years ago

For those of you asking "What is IDX?"

  • IDX stands for Internet Data Exchange. It is the only NAR approved method for you to advertise, within your normal real estate business activities, the aggregate of MLS listings on your office/agent web page.
  • IDX does not require password protection on your internet site
  • You can display address and/or property location
  • You can display property description remarks
  • You must display listing office name 
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Peyman - thanks for stopping by and for your comment.  I had a returned call yesterday from Cathy in your office, but we are playing phone tag.  I'm hoping she can provide me with some more information about your site and the tools you offer.  Realtysoft has been recommended to me by many different sources as an IDX solution for those who don't currently have something setup. I'm looking forward to hearing from her (or you) to discuss how our members can benefit from your product and tools. 

Do you have a widget or search tool like the one displayed here and on Jenniffers Blog?  What 20 MLS sources will you be adding in January?  What 40 MLS systems are you currently supporting?  Let's chat when you get a chance, I'd love to know more about your FREE service.  Thanks. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

This is awesome!  Thank you so much for this post...one of the best tools I have seen!

Posted by Jean Groesbeck, Broker, CRS, e-PRO, ABR, ASP, CNE, IMS (Compass) almost 12 years ago

I love this!  I use IDX, but I'm not sure if my provider offers this option -- PLEASE tell us how this can be done. 

... I'm sitting on the edge of my seat!

Posted by Kerry Lucasse, Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant (eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group) almost 12 years ago

Wow, that is really cool to add to the profile.  I am in Kansas City, and it's not covered through realtysoft, but I do have a website with idx service.  I'm calling them right now to see if they have a widget!!

Thanks guys!

Posted by Kim Weis & Kelly Zarda (Platinum Realty, LLC) almost 12 years ago

I hope this isn't too far off topic, but I am currently using Homesdatabase.com.  I've rigged up a solution similar to this on my website and on several of my blog posts. I'm not particularly happy wiht Homesdatabase, but don't have a better solution at the ready.  Any advice?

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) almost 12 years ago

Awesome for Jennifer! Please help us with step by step details.

Posted by Brandi Doming (Brandi Doming Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Thats pretty sharp. I bet that would make a great email signature.

Posted by Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate (Mike Russell & Associates) almost 12 years ago

The national website has just had a massive upgrade and I know that we can now link searches for particular areas which I have used here on AR.  Was pretty easy to do.  I will look into this and then let everyone know.  I read what Jennifer said and it seems pretty straight forward, we'll give it a go tomorrow!  Thanks Brad and Jennifer!

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) almost 12 years ago

Brandi - Step By Step details are coming very soon.  I am working with the TEAM at Realtysoft to come up with some awesome solutions and tutorials for how to use IDX and widgets like this whether you're with Jenniffer's Company or not.  I'll have more on that right after the first of the year.  shhhhh...

Happy Holidays :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

I hope this isn't too far off topic, but I am currently using Homesdatabase.com.  I've rigged up a solution similar to this on my website and on several of my blog posts. I'm not particularly happy wiht Homesdatabase, but don't have a better solution at the ready.  Any advice?

Will - yes, just hold tight, I am working on a solution for you right now.  We have a group of people working on this for you as I speak type.
I should have it put together in the next week or two or so..., it will be worth the wait. 

More on that coming shortly....just hang in there a bit longer.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Brad- This is a great idea.  I never thought about placing an IDX search on my blog.  Although it's not as pretty as Jennifer's, I just added a link to an IDX search, to the bottom of my latest listing post.  It's a start.

Posted by Marilyn Katz, ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 12 years ago

Wow, this is awesome !  Being a RE/MAX agent I am interested in adding that feature on a localism post or two.  Very cool !

Posted by The Somers Team, Delivering Real Estate Happiness (The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia) almost 12 years ago

Thanks Brad for letting us know and thanks to jennifer for sharing.

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) almost 12 years ago

For some reason it never crossed my mind to include my IDX.  Now I will.

Posted by LS Rogers Realty (LS Rogers Realty) almost 12 years ago

The IDX link on my website is definately one of the best sources of lead capture, and development.

Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) almost 12 years ago

Brad,

Thank you for passing this on.  It is excellent.

Posted by Jodi Bakst, Team Jodi - Chapel Hill Real Estate, Durham Real E (Team Jodi Realty) almost 12 years ago

Brad -- you're only an hour away can I just drive there and have some of your extreme inteligence rub off on me.....  or maybe you can just show me how to do some of these sweet things.  I have an IDX program -- off to see if I can get it as a widget.

 

Posted by Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate (Crown Key Realty, Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Susan - let's do lunch or coffee when you're up this way.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Fabulous post. Appreciate it

Posted by Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker ( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley ) almost 12 years ago

This is an awesome having the idx right on your blog posts. Great job!

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) almost 12 years ago

Sharon - if you're looking to buy a home anywhere in Florida in this case, it's even more awesome!!! Just one click away from seeing your choices?  Having the selection process done up front without having to go to another site or link some where?  I like it!   (Big Smile)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for this great info. I see Jennifer has a post on how to add the box to our blogs.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate almost 12 years ago

Well this is cool that Re-Max offers this to their agents.  I need to get John L. Scott going with something too.  I use iHouse IDX, maybe I'll call them to see if they have a smaller widget. Great idea.

Posted by Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success! (Hasson Company, Realtors) almost 12 years ago

Jason and Amber - stay tuned, we may have a solution for you here shortly....

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Bo - I'll be posting about this in more detail for you, it may not be till after the Holidays though, it's coming my friend. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Teri - I can always use and count on the "Lady In Red" to know just where I am and where I'm suppose to be.  :-))  Thanks.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Hi Brad. Wow. Thanks for showing us this....what an amazing idea!

Posted by delete account almost 12 years ago

Very nice!!!

Posted by Shane Scott, Real Estate Attorney (Law Office of Shane Scott, P.C.) almost 12 years ago

Pamela - I agree, simply amazing.  :-)

Shane - Thanks. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

wow! I use the exact eneighborhoods widget on my home page!! http://www.sandyisyouragent.com but I never thought to use it on my blog. What a fantastic idea!

Posted by Sandy McAlpine, Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC (RE/MAX EXECUTIVE) almost 12 years ago

Sandy - any good IDX is great idea no matter where you have it.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

I use an IDX through our MLS, but don't know as much as I should about it.  I don't know what some of the capabilities of it are, or where and how it can be used other than on my website.  I need to contact them to see what they have to offer, if anything.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) almost 12 years ago

Troy - if you need any help with that, just let me know.  I am working with RealtySoft on a couple ideas and solutions for our members using IDX if needed.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Very nice looking indeed.  A watercolor of your town or well known landmarks!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Evelyn - with tools like these, anyone could go out and "paint the town....any color!"    :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

I haven't been able to use any of the sites you recommended because they are not signed up with our local board.  Do you know of any IDX solutions that work with Keller Williams?

Posted by Mark P. Felton, Waconulls Premiere Custom Builder (Front Porch Homes) almost 12 years ago

Mark - you will need to check with your Broker as to what IDX sites your company is currently using, if any.  If not, there are IDX solution providers out there, just use the search tool on AR and type in "IDX" I think you'll find numerous posts and members here that can help. 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Wow,

Excellent posting!  I will be sure to read more of these comments when I get a chance!

Bookmarking this post for reference!

Leads are always a hot topic!

Thanks

Tom Davis

Posted by Tom Davis, FREE Delaware Homes Search!, $$ Save $$ - Find Homes! Delaware Realtor (Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today !) over 11 years ago

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