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.