Looking for Feedback on IDXPro

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Buyer's Broker of Northern Michigan, LLC

For those of you currently using IDXPro as your IDX provider, I am looking for feedback.  My current provider does not offer any mapping capabilities, which is one thing my competitors offer which my clients have been asking for recently.

Would you recommend IDXPro?  Do you feel the cost is reasonable?  Should I switch from my current provider?  Do you require registration and if so, has this improved you lead generation?

Thanks for any comments you may have.

 

Comments (6)

Bob Pisa, Broker Associate
Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Naples, FL - Naples, FL
Commitment, Service, Satisfaction...

IDXpro, in my opinion, is a good value. That doesn't mean it's the best solution available. That judgement is unique to everyone. From time-to-time the system has its issues and they seem to address them with urgency.

Have you played with the mapping system from IDXpro versus others? They are quite different. If your primary desire is a real slick serach on map, you are well advised to try all that are out there before you decide. Note, though, that other systems will cost about 2X IDXpro per month plus they usually have set up fees due to some level of custom integration. IDXpro just drops in and works.

There is at least one quirk that I've found. When you try to select on a specific subdivisions, if there are less that two listings in the MLS the sub-division does not show up on the list for selection. This is a design decision they have made.

Nov 15, 2008 10:12 PM
Stefan Scholl
Buyer's Broker of Northern Michigan, LLC - Petoskey, MI
Northern Michigan Real Estate

Bob,

Thank you for your feedback.  I decided to go with IDXPro and am thus far very satisfied. Unfortunately, they just raised the prices, just after I signed up!  Nevertheless, I am receiving good leads every day, with names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers.  Although I was hesitant about requiring registration at first, I am now convinced that it is the only way to go.

Stefan

Dec 04, 2008 02:44 PM
Bob Pisa, Broker Associate
Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Naples, FL - Naples, FL
Commitment, Service, Satisfaction...

New leads everyday?! That's terrific.

Do you require registration to do any search or do you require it after a few detail views?

Dec 05, 2008 12:01 AM
Stefan Scholl
Buyer's Broker of Northern Michigan, LLC - Petoskey, MI
Northern Michigan Real Estate

Bob,

iHouse has an option where you require registration only after the prospect has viewed three (I believe that is the number) search results, giving them some indication of the value of the service and incentive to register.  Again, I was always very hesitant to require registration, and therefore did not do so for over five years.  I am happy now that I have moved on to the IDXpro system.

Dec 16, 2008 05:50 AM
Lisa Cromwell
RE/MAX Premier, Northern VA, Loudoun County - Leesburg, VA
Realtor, CRS, Loudoun, No. VA

I know this is an old thread.   Just wondering if you are still using IDXPro and are still happy with it.  Thanks for any feedback.

Sep 08, 2011 03:52 AM
Bob Pisa, Broker Associate
Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Naples, FL - Naples, FL
Commitment, Service, Satisfaction...

Yes, Lisa. I'm still using it. It's a good solution to be considered. Be sure to check if there are any additional MLS fees associated with your MLS.

IDX Broker is another good choice.

Sep 08, 2011 10:45 AM