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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

You are not going to find a free IDX. Why would a company go through the work to provide the feeds and not make any income from doing it. It is not like inventing snapchat and then banking on the ability to monetize later down the road.

All IDX companies are going to charge you a fee. All WP plugins while many of the plugins themselves are free, they need the IDX service to work.

You can also get RETS from your Board for free if you are the broker - but then you need to either learn how to program the RETS on your site or hire a company to do it for you, and they will charge you a monthly fee.

Even hosting is not free so if you have a wordpress website you will be paying a monthly fee to a hosting company which many people pay annually.

You can find all kinds of wordpress themes that are free with no IDX  but I HIGHLY do NOT recommend you get one. You get what you pay for. When you go with free WP themes - the developers behind them are not getting paid to plug holes they discover and prevent hackers into your site.

If your site gets hacked, then you will be forced to pay big bucks to get it cleaned up IF it can get cleaned and google will place a big fat red x across your site warning people your site is infected!  You will pay more in the long run.

When you buy a wordpress theme that is from a reputable company and that charges for it, those developers are always creating updates to plug any security weaknesses and breaches. 

 

Mar 03, 2016 11:12 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I've never heard of a free IDX service. Let me know when you find one and how it works.

Mar 03, 2016 10:42 AM
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Jeffrey Glickman
The Florida Property Exchange - Winter Garden, FL
Multiple Broker, Work w/investors, buyers, sellers

Hey! Looks like an old post but thought it would be good to let everyone know there IS a NO MONTLY FEE solution that i found...it's called ROCKETRETS. it's a plugin for wordpress, so if you don't have wordpress it's not going to help you, but they are in a beta launch right now offering a discounted price and a ONE TIME payment. So no montly fees! here is the link for anyone interested... RocketRETS

Nov 02, 2018 08:30 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Some website companies include the IDX fee in their monthly charge, so it might sound like IDX is free.

Mar 04, 2016 03:35 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

IDX will cost because it costs the company to provide it to you.  If you're savy, you can make your own wordpress site, but it might be better to have a pro do it.

Mar 04, 2016 02:26 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

IDX Broker is great with WordPress. If you need help setting up the WP site and integrating IDX ... contact Tammy Emineth 

Mar 04, 2016 12:38 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have received good advice from Nestor & Katerina Gasset

Mar 03, 2016 09:47 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I think the closest you can come to free is when you pay a monthly fee for a website, and idx is included, although many of those companies don't use wordpress.

Mar 03, 2016 08:16 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I've never heard of a free IDX service either.

Mar 03, 2016 05:08 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

USHA CHANANI most of the answers mentioned - and it seems true - there is no FREE IDX plug-in for wordpress sites.

May be, you can check with your MLS if they have something for the members - with nominal fees.

 

Mar 03, 2016 02:40 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't think that exists. There will be hosting fees and IDX fees... monthlly

Mar 03, 2016 01:40 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have not found a FREE IDX solution.  Reading your replies.

Mar 03, 2016 01:03 PM
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Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
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Usha website creation and idx do cost unfortunately.  Be careful of a very cheap or free site it will look and attract poorly.

Mar 03, 2016 11:30 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I'm not sure if there is an IDX wo/ a monthly fee.  And, if there is, I'd expect it to be very low quality since all the others charge for it.

Mar 03, 2016 08:37 AM
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

There are so many choices with WP. The more custom you want the better it will look but the more it costs. Most IDX have plugins but have a monthly fee.

Mar 03, 2016 07:00 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
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We go through placester and love our site (AmandaandJared.com).  It sure as heck isn't free though.  

Mar 04, 2016 05:38 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

parked and reading

Mar 03, 2016 10:46 PM
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Bob Crane
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A great place to ask this question, I look forward to reading the replies.

 

Mar 03, 2016 02:25 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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There is no free IDX as far as I know, and if there were I'd be pretty suspicious. I would go with a self-hosted wordpress site with an IDX. It will cost you but better than not being self-hosted

Mar 03, 2016 01:03 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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IDX costs.

My developer wants $30 a month and $199 installtion fee. 

Mar 03, 2016 09:00 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

You'll probably have a monthly fee for the IDX service.  Make sure before you proceed. 

Mar 03, 2016 06:39 AM