I Finally Found an IDX and Hosting that I Love for Half the Price

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Home Jane Realty BRE# 01439865

I know, I haven't posted in an ice age but I felt duty bound to share this.

Those of you who know me from the early days know that I, and a whole group of us were among the pioneers of real estate websites and IDX solutions for those sites. I am not going to name names but most of us went with what, at the time, was about the only available option for an IDX and it was actually a good one, again, at that time.

Over the years the quality of the product deteriorated to the point that it was not working more than it was, and customer service was completely non-existent. Worst I have ever experienced.

Over the years I spent a fortune on developers, one scam artist after another, even getting to the point that I had someone develop my own IDX. Nothing worked and I ended up back with the Devil.

Hosting is another issue I dealt with over the years. From the big companies who used to occasionally shut down my site because it was too much of a load on their servers, to small one-man shops who were good until they weren't.

Of course all this did not come cheap. 

The last straw with my IDX came recently at the same time as it did with my hosting.

There are not many options for IDXs. The one I would have liked doesn't cover my MLS, and the other two I really don't like. Then I came across the one I have now. And I like it better than any of the others I have had experience with. It's a small company but they are right on top of things and helping me every step of the way to convert everything over. I love the personal attention I am getting. They even have a tool that converts over from the old IDX as they got a lot of customers who ran away from them. 

The IDX is not for everyone. Unless you have had experience working with your IDX you may find it difficult to convert over, but if you have someone who manages your site for you then it is a breeze. I like the look and I am very happy with the hosting.

And an added bonus..... I AM PAYING HALF OF WHAT I PAID BEFORE.

So if anyone is interested in adding or changing an IDX and/or hosting solution, just email or call. You know where to find me. 

Comments (7)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Jane - it's nice to "see" you show up with a post on the blog roll today.  Real estate, like everyday life, is filled with the impacts of change.  Continued success as you face it.  

Nov 09, 2022 03:14 PM
Jane Peters

It is indeed. I wish you the same.

Nov 09, 2022 04:42 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Jane,

OMG..you are right you haven't posted in an ice age but here you are sharing something important! So glad to see you on the blog roll. Hope to see  more of you!  Wishing you well!

Nov 09, 2022 07:19 PM
Jane Peters

Well hi there. Nice to see you too. 😁

Nov 11, 2022 02:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Jane... what a pleasant surprise to see you today! Trust you are doing well and glad to hear you've found something that works so well for you. Come back to us again.... soon!

Nov 10, 2022 04:31 AM
Jane Peters

I am seeing all the old faces. Nice to be back for a short time. 😃

Nov 11, 2022 02:48 PM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Thanks very much for sharing your discovery. I checked out your site and now have added a new IDX option to my list. I have a couple of sites that are due for an IDX upgrade and I'm glad to have more options on the short list. Glad to see you :)

Nov 10, 2022 05:12 AM
Jane Peters

I highly recommend it, Craig. The guy is extremely responsive, and since you are technical you will find it a breeze. And you can save you and your clients money.

Nov 11, 2022 02:49 PM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Nov 10, 2022 05:20 AM
Jane Peters

Thank you, Joe. You too.

Nov 11, 2022 02:50 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jane, it HAS been an ice age since we have seen you, and glad you found a new IDX option.

Nov 10, 2022 09:35 AM
Jane Peters

Thank you, Joan. It has been a while hasn't it.

Nov 11, 2022 02:50 PM
Sam Black

Many business owners prefer to work with free hosting. Maybe I'm too incredulous, but I still prefer to pay at least the minimum price than to look for a free option. In general, all vps hosting prices can be viewed on the Internet, and on special resources you can even compare the services provided by different providers at different prices.

Feb 22, 2023 12:23 AM
Jane Peters

Who said anything about free hosting? I am paying a reasonable price and get the same service as I did with the more expensive ones I have been using over the years.

Apr 30, 2023 09:35 AM