An Affordable IDX Alternative for Your Blog or Site

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Real Shout - An Affordable IDX Alternative for Your Blog or SiteAre you a real estate professional with a hosted WordPress site?  Are you looking for a way to generate home buyer leads?  Tired of searching around for a real estate plugin that makes you jump through hoops to make it work?  Want an affordable IDX alternative for your blog or site?  Consider a RealShout WordPress plugin.  The RealShout plugin is a real estate portal for your blog or website that will bring buyers in from Google, Bing and other search engines.  And it's absolutely FREE!

An Affordable IDX Alternative for Your Blog or SiteWith the RealShout WordPress plugin, listings are pulled in through Google Base.  This search engine-friendly tool offers visitors to your site both simple and advanced searches, the ability to view details on properties within their search parameters, a free way for them to save listings they search and an easy way to contact you about any listings they are interested in.  In every search, visitors to your site can view photos, a Google Map and local area information.  The plugin also provides you a quick and simple way to capture leads without seeming pushy.

As the administrator, see who's been searching on your site, what they've been searching for and what their contact information is.  This is a fantastic way to increase your contact database.  RealShout makes customizing the plugin to fit your needs simple.  You control the listing types, property types, how many miles around the area your web visitor can search, colors of your plugin, which cities and states you want the plugin to focus on and set the defaults on the advanced search.

RealShout has provided real estate professionals with an affordable IDX alternative for your blog or site.  Take advantage of the benefits the RealShout WordPress plugin provides for free.  Your visitors will be able to search listings easily and you get the benefit of expanding your contacts without breaking the bank.  Let me know if you need a Real Estate Virtual Assistant.  I can be your second set of hands so you can concentrate on your expertise: selling real estate.

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate Virtual Assistant - Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn't Enough of You to Go Around!

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Rainmaker
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Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

Wow - that looks great! But I've gotta ask - what do they get out of it? Nothing's really free, is it?

Jan 13, 2011 10:56 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Pam....we do not have an Word Press site, so I probably should have passed by the comment section of your post. However, early on I vowed to never leave a Rain site without leaving a comment.
What I can say is that you do give good information out to the troops in the Rain.  Our web site host offered a Google SEO improvement, but we saw little 'follow through' on those contacts.  One from Romania--not sure about that being real.  Where this helps, by all means take the chance-I, however, tend to have the "Free??" question of Joetta's comment.
Have a good rest of the week.
Barb    

Jan 13, 2011 11:12 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

Pam, thanks I will check them out. I am in a search of IDX company for my webpage.

Jan 14, 2011 12:26 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Joetta - There is a free version as well as a paid subscription.  The free version is ad supported and doesn't have tech support.  The paid version ($85) doesn't have ads and offers support.

Jan 14, 2011 04:18 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Barb - Thank you for continuing to read the post.  I am a huge fan of Wordpress.  There are so many great plugins now that you can actually design a complete website with it.  It's not just for blogs anymore.  I've actually created several real estate websites for clients using Wordpress.  Instead of having to pay hundreds of dollars a year for their regular site, they now pay about $75 a year.  Now, that's savings!

Jan 14, 2011 04:22 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Ritu - There are several alternatives for IDX.  The challenge sometimes, though, is finding one that supports your area - if you're not in a metropolitan area.  Zillow, Realbird or some others might be a good choice for you.

Jan 14, 2011 04:32 AM #6
Rainer
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Laura Reilly
Real Living Real Estate Professionals - Redding, CA
Home Sales Realtor - Short Sale Team Member - Redd

Excellent find. That's a great tip. Thanks for the blog! Much success to you.

Jan 16, 2011 03:48 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Laura - So glad you found the information helpful.  Much success to you, too!

Jan 17, 2011 06:43 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Mike Marroquin
Supreme Lending - Henderson, NV
Supreme Lending Team

I had come across this a couple months ago as well. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work anymore since google discontinued its real estate services.  It sure seemed fantastic while it lasted. I never used it.

Mar 03, 2011 07:21 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Michael - When I posted this blog, I had it on my blog as an example.  I've taken it off since so I can't really say whether it works or not.  I do wonder, though, what Google was thinking when it discontinued real estate services.

Mar 04, 2011 06:36 AM #10
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