Real Estate WordPress Plugin Enables Searchable Listings for Free

Reblogger Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant
Services for Real Estate Pros with Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision

 

I am so excited that my business associate and friend, Misty Lackie of GoSmart Solutions has launched this seriously powerful plug-in for Wordpress.  You may be familiar with Misty's Classified Flyer product that syndicates your listings across the worldwide web.

If you have a Wordpress Blog this is a serious upgrade and enhancement, for free, by installation of a simple plug-in.  If you are looking to expand your lead generation efforts (is this a question) downoad this plug-in.

 

 

Original content by Misty Lackie

As an alternative to IDX solutions, real estate marketing company, RealShout, offers a free WordPress plugin that allows agents and brokers to have searchable real estate listings on their site.

With WordPress being the choice for many real estate bloggers, RealShout has unveiled a new plugin for the publishing platform that will enable real estate professionals to have searchable local listings on their blog or website.

RealShout Real Estate Wordpress Plugin
RealShout Real Estate Wordpress Plugin
Up until now, real estate professionals had to purchase expensive IDX solutions in order to display neighboring listings to their visitors

The free searchable listing Real Estate Wordpress plugin can be installed on any WordPress template and functional the same day. Pulling data from the Google Base API, the plugin provides ample data to populate any real estate site. Customization capabilities include colors, location (cities), distance, bedrooms, bath, and price. The plugin enables listings to display in a list with thumbnail pictures, which can be clicked on to view more details, photos, a Google Map, and more.

Setting it apart from many IDX services, the RealShout plugin does not place listings in an iframe, thus allowing them to be indexed by search engines.

“Up until now, real estate professionals had to purchase expensive IDX solutions in order to display neighboring listings to their visitors,” says Misty Lackie, CEO of Go Smart Solutions, LLC, the parent company of RealShout. “We’re offering this plugin for free to allow agents and brokers to have searchable listings on their site without spending hundreds of dollars.”

The plugin is offered for free on the RealShout website or the WordPress Plugin Directory, and is compatible with most WordPress templates.

RealShout.com is a real estate marketing company that guarantees leads for agents, real estate brokers, and mortgage brokers. The company also offers marketing services to MLS’s nationwide.

RealShout is the creation of Go Smart Solutions, LLC, a company that has been providing advertising solutions for professionals and small businesses since 2002. RealShout provides lead generating online real estate advertising for agents and brokers in the industry.

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Rainer
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Kamilla W.
KJW Real Estate - Manhattan Beach, CA

Hi - have anyone been able to actually plug this into your Wordpress site? I asked my developer to try this out and he has run into a roadblock - meaning, he couldn't install the plugin as it asked him for an "access key." He reached out to Real Shout support and it has been a days now and no word back. I tried to contact Real Shout via their Contact Us form on their site multiple times and no word either. I even emailed their CEO Misty via Active Rain and she hasn't responded either!! There is no number of any kind on their sitw so no way to call anybody.. Does this company exist?

Feb 08, 2010 03:19 PM #9
Rainer
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Misty Lackie
Go Smart Solutions, LLC - San Luis Obispo, CA
Real Estate Advertising

Hello Kamila,

I did receive your email through ActiveRain and replied to you that same day.  The plugin works and we have installed it on many sites.  Your developer will need to retrieve the license key by signing up here http://www.realshout.com/real-estate-plugin-download.php.  The email he receives after signing up will have the license key in it. The plug-in download also has detailed setup instructions. If he has trouble, he can contact RealShout support from here http://www.realshout.com/contact-realshout.php.  Please make sure he places a valid email address in the RealShout support form, otherwise it will be rejected and not send us the email.  If your developer needs help installing it, our support can do so for a minimal installation fee.

Feb 09, 2010 03:32 AM #10
Rainer
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Misty Lackie
Go Smart Solutions, LLC - San Luis Obispo, CA
Real Estate Advertising

Kamila,

I replied to your email again that you sent on feb 2nd requesting to view some sites that are running the plugin. I wanted to post the sites here too just in case you don't receive the email.


http://realestateinchicago.com/
http://www.jenspwagner.com
http://www.columbusbestblog.com/
http://www.vegasbuyer.com/

Feb 09, 2010 03:53 AM #11
Rainer
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Kamilla W.
KJW Real Estate - Manhattan Beach, CA

Thanks Misty! Never received anything so sorry if you did respond to me. I'll check in with my dev and let you/all know how this goes! If it works as described, it should be very exciting!!!

Feb 09, 2010 09:58 AM #12
Anonymous
Tony

Take a look at this wordpress plug in for real estate. We are still working on it, but almost finished.

You can see a running website in this one at www.altijdzon.nl/domrep/.
You can find the plugin at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/real-estate/

We are working on the search now.

Its totally optimized for seo.

Feb 22, 2010 10:02 AM #13
Rainer
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Kenny Layton
Roots Real Estate - Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins Real Estate Agent

Go Xobni!

I went to high school with the founder, Matt Brezina! Fun to see it being talked about here on active rain.

Mar 01, 2010 02:45 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

I just went to check this out. I applied for a key to use the plug-in. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 08, 2010 07:02 AM #15
Rainer
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Patrick Harfst
Realty Executives - Phoenix AZ - Gilbert, AZ

works like a charm! Thanks!!

Jul 08, 2010 07:04 PM #16
Rainer
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Tim Derylak
Keller Williams Realty - Fort Mill, SC

I'm excited to check out this plugin!  I just recently switched from a Top Producer website to a WordPress site.  I've been so happy with the new results I've seen from the WordPress website / blog!

Jul 30, 2010 01:33 PM #17
Anonymous
Dave

3 hours, several activations/deactivations, No Luck. Is it required to pay for installation help to get a valid key?  I will pay, but would like to see the functionality.  Thanks-

Aug 09, 2010 04:37 PM #18
Rainer
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Misty Lackie
Go Smart Solutions, LLC - San Luis Obispo, CA
Real Estate Advertising

Dave - you are not required to pay for installation to get a key.  You should receive a license key via email after you register.  The key can only be used on 1 site (domain).

Aug 12, 2010 10:28 AM #19
Rainer
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John Douglas
Berkshire Hathaway HomServices Partners Realty - Bowling Green, KY

Rebecca,

Thanks for the information very helpful as all of the information that you have given in the past

will take advantage of this.

Aug 23, 2010 08:06 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Lisa Coates
Level Ten Construction Consultants - Halifax, NS
Residential Home Sales Specialist

I think this is a great post. I would just like to add is this for Wordpress.org or Wordpress.com

 

Sep 25, 2010 04:36 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Harrison K. Long
HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney

Misty seems to be rep for the vendor.  It looks like the vendor for this WP plugin is offering it at $85 for user multiple sites.  Is that correct?  Does that not for free plugin allow user to have it on multiple WP sites?  If purchased, does that appear without vendor or other commercials or banner ads?

Thanks for letting me know.

Oct 30, 2010 05:26 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant
Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision - Lake Geneva, WI

It's for Wordpress.org.

Oct 31, 2010 09:25 AM #23
Anonymous
Misty Lackie

Harrison - It is not compatible with multi-user Wordpress sites (WPMU). It is compatible with single sites. The $85 is only for if you need installation and setup support and yes does exclude the banner ads.

Oct 31, 2010 09:42 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Daniel "Dan" Waterman
Gilbo Realty - Syracuse, NY

WOW WOW WOW!     Awesome tip!   I just uploaded the Plugin to my client's website and it's such an amazing alternative to other Pay-For plugins.  I'm sure that the paid-for version of Realshout is well worth the money especially if an agent doesn't have coding/editing/Wordpress knowlege. 

 

I'm going to look into the custom header/pages code now so the organic Google ranking is optimized.   If you want to check out the progress you can go to www.SonoranHomeLife.com


No, this is not a plug.  No, I don't work for anyone here.  Yes, this is genuinely an amazing tool.

 

Dan

Dec 02, 2010 04:00 AM #25
Rainer
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James Chai
agentlabs - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Websites

Great post ... 

This is a great plugin - one of many supported by the flexible and scalable Wordpress CMS platform. We covered a pretty big list you can check out here.  

Thanks for sharing.  

 

 

Apr 20, 2011 08:26 AM #26
Rainmaker
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Crystal Pina
774.289.5521 - Worcester, MA
Remax Professional Associates

I tried to download it and got this message:

The RealShout Plugin Is No Longer Available. We are sorry to announce that Google has discontinued the Google Base API for real estate so we are no longer able to offer this plugin.

May 30, 2011 03:06 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Christine McInerney
Great Life RE - Knoxville, TN
The McInerney Team, Knoxville TN Homes For Sale

Sounds like a great option, however, I noticed that this product is no longer available.

Nov 09, 2011 05:34 AM #28
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