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Rainmaker
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CJ Hays
Agent Reputation - Las Vegas, NV
Reputation Marketing & Websites for Realtors

Back in the day, with the hundreds or Real Estate websites we created, we used Diverse Solutions due to shortcodes for blogging and the indexability of the listings. Right about the time they were acquired by Zillow, IDX Broker stepped up to the plate by offering polygonic mapping, SEO friendly listing pages, short codes for blogging and many other services. Plus they were the first IDX provider opening up Canada.

I am a member of the DS Mastermind group on FaceBook and the natives have been restless. Service has been bad. Some features stopped working. I figured DS would either be closed down or dumped. The main issue was after Zillow bought them, there was no investment into improvements.

About a year and a half ago we made the decision to exclusively use IDX Broker as our IDX of choice. We have also been converting prior DS clients with an awesome 301 system we developed as not to cause harm to existing SEO.

Third-party IDX's exist because most MLS's have not invested into creating a consumer friendly IDX that is not I-Framed among other issues.

Sep 21, 2016 01:37 AM
Rainmaker
4,877,756
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I've never used them and no one in my office uses them....

Sep 20, 2016 03:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,765,939
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Thankfully, I dumped them a long time ago.  It would be a royal pain to change to a new provider ... that is for sure.  

Sep 20, 2016 12:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope - I don't use nor will I

Sep 20, 2016 12:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,247,787
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good luck, Debe -- it looks as if you have received some good advice here.  

Sep 19, 2016 11:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,523,697
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, never heard of this IDX Service.

Sep 19, 2016 11:39 PM
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1,491,871
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I have not used them.

Sep 19, 2016 11:39 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I was the first in Oklahoma with DS when I used a WordPress site but didn't want a third party IDX anymore so went with a company that integrates their own into the website. Glad MarketLeader bought it.

Sep 19, 2016 11:37 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am not with DS but if I was and since coming from Zillow Group I would wait and see if better things were to come. It is possible that this could be an excellent move for them.

Sep 19, 2016 10:59 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do not use them

Sep 19, 2016 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
4,796,557
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've read some not very kind reviews from some of their users lately.

Sep 19, 2016 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,093
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not used them.

Sep 19, 2016 09:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

No I dumped them a few years back, they never seemed to do upgrades just toute how good they thought they were. Now sold again, hmmmm.

Sep 19, 2016 09:43 PM
Rainmaker
5,271,847
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Sep 19, 2016 07:34 PM
Rainmaker
633,936
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I have not used them, sorry I can't offer any advice.

Sep 19, 2016 06:42 PM
Rainmaker
3,049,971
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

In the past...

Sep 19, 2016 06:34 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Sorry, Debe. I don't have any experience with them. 

Sep 19, 2016 02:15 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't use them but know a number of people who do. I;ll have to ask if this makes a difference. There are all sorts of sales and acquisitions going on in the RE busines these days

Sep 19, 2016 01:50 PM
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2,851,142
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I only use a RETS feed that I play $40 a month for.  However still if my MLS changes vendors that too could create a problem.

Sep 19, 2016 01:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I don't use them.

Sep 19, 2016 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I am not familiar with them.

Sep 19, 2016 12:36 PM
Ambassador
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debe Maxwell - heard lots of good things about it. Perhaps one of the early IDX providers services.

Sep 19, 2016 12:10 PM
Rainmaker
4,323,124
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debe,

That is precisely why we have created our own proprietary IDX for our clients only.  It beats all of the others out everytime at the listing table...A

Sep 19, 2016 12:03 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Mergers an aquisitions seem to be the norm in this industry, sometimes it is an improvement, sometimes it is a buy and destroy mission like when ATT bought our phone company.

I hope this one will be a positive thing.

Sep 19, 2016 11:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,076,173
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I will have to come back on this one and read what others are saying.

Sep 19, 2016 10:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,178,234
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

IDX is becoming sort of pase' so now that I know that Market Leader bought them I would not want to give them a penny, Endre

Sep 19, 2016 02:47 PM
Rainmaker
3,767,035
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I don't use them. I don't pay for leads with these companies..I have more than enough leads to handle through my marketing.

Sep 19, 2016 11:57 AM
Rainmaker
3,977,733
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I will not join them...I don't deal with any entity that sells leads

Sep 19, 2016 11:23 AM