What You Should Know About IDX Websites
What is ListingManager?
ListingManager™ is a product line available to real estate brokers and agents. This service includes customized web designs, powerful search features, online marketing tools and access to digital marketing specialists for real estate brokers, agents and realtors.
The first version of ListingManager™ was designed in 2000 by Joyce, Inc. The interface and tools have been continuously refined and improved over the years. Our most recent update, ListingManager™ 4.0, is the most advanced, customized tool for real estate brokers and agents.
What is IDX?
IDX stands for Internet Data Exchange. It's the feed, provided by your Multi-List, that allows brokers and agents to display all listings on their own websites. ListingManager™ websites display the IDX as a map-based or list-based search with updates every 15 minutes.
Right now, we pull the West-Penn Multi-List and YES MLS. If we don't carry your MLS right now, get in touch and we'll see if we can make it happen.
Do I really need IDX on my website when my clients can go to so many other sites?
Yes - People are going to Zillow and Realtor because they like the user experience. Out there, they're fair game to any agent. Are you willing to take that chance when you could be proudly directing clients to your own high-end site? We provide similar tools, fast updates and a better experience (without all the extra ads and distractions).
ListingManager™ is a tool for your agency as well, for promoting on social media or other ad platforms. It enhances your credibility if someone is vetting your agency, not just your listings. Plus you can easily send URLs to clients or post a listing to your own social media and drive traffic to your website.
ListingManager™ is also a recruiting tool for your agency. Tech-savvy, motivated agents want to see that you're empowering them with the best new technologies that they can show their clients.
Is it time-consuming and expensive?
Close one extra transaction and you'll have recouped your cost. The new site will provide plenty of ways to capture that one extra sale at the very least. We take care of the design, content writing, photo-sourcing, pretty much everything. Our clients only have to spend about 2 hours planning and reviewing with us. And unlike other agencies, we don't keep you waiting for ages or give you a half-baked product for you to complete. Our average website project completion time is just a few weeks. (Yes, we drink a lot of coffee to get it all done.)
I'm looking at other IDX website providers - why should I go with you?
We don't charge a fortune, but you still get the highest quality, most advanced, lowest stress product. We're not a framed-in solution, a DIY solution, a bunch of amateurs, too good to be true, or an offshore call center - many of our competitors are at least one of those things. And we're extremely responsive, so we'll never leave you hanging.
Did we answer all of your questions?
We're happy to let you try to stump us.
Contact us and we'll answer anything that's still on your mind.