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Hi all

Looking for some feedback here from agents & brokers.  I am in the midst of launching a new real estate agency site, and would welcome recommendations.  Here's the skinny...

  • Built using Wordpress
    • I am very familiar with WP as a whole
    • It is very easy to update, which is why I want to use it
  • Hosting
    • I plan to host it myself, as I do with my other non real estate blog and other sites.
    • This way, I own everything, and am not tied to any particular company over the long haul
  • Theme
    • Still open to suggestions - flexible here
    • Planning for eventual expansion to broker site
      • Needs to handle multiple agents no problem in the future
      • Must still look really good with just me in there at the moment.
      • My current broker has their own website, of course, but I want to build my own traffic.
  • IDX support
    • Robust IDX support is crucial
    • Austin Board of Realtors uses ACTRIS MLS.
    • Search Engine Optimization for me is paramount concern
    • Full spectrum of widgets desired
      • Mortgage calculator
      • Google map functionality
      • Current market value
      • Customizable registration requirements for property search emails
  • Easy syndication to social media
    • ActiveRain's own RainMaker blog
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • Reddit
    • Digg
    • YouTube
    • RSS
    • etc

I think that covers the essentials.  hahahahahah  I'm not hard to please, or anything, am I?  :)

Who has a super streamlined system they'd like to share?  Any recommendations for the above would be fantastic!

Thanks in advance!



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