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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Debe Maxwell, CRS and Corinne Guest, Managing Broker know their stuff.  Go with Showcase IDX!

Mar 16, 2018 09:09 PM
Rainmaker
999,806
Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Homes.com is not an IDX they are a website provider. They have little power in the industry now. Many other options but it does depend on whether you want to author your website or just have what I call a placeholder. Feel free to reach out, I have used many of the service providers cheap and pricey. Some might depend on what's available in your area.

Mar 17, 2018 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
2,980,445
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Homes.com is not an IDX provider in the truest sense of the word, if you ask me...it's a real estate portal that sells leads.

Mar 17, 2018 04:59 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I'm moving mine over right now - it's a royal PITA but, hey, we'll get it done! Corinne Guest, Managing Broker actually suggested it here - Showcase IDX and so far, so good!

Mar 16, 2018 07:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Hi Gary Eberhart I use IDX Broker.

Mar 16, 2018 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
3,245,414
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I will be watching the responses.  I have not heard of the provider you mention.

Mar 16, 2018 06:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I can't speak to IDXs since I don't run them, but the Homes.com leads are not worth it.  Don't get me wrong, setup your profile and get that backlink, but the public isn't there like they are on realtor and zillow.

 

Interestingly enough, they do have a Q&A section that the public asks questions on.  I was quite active there for a while.

Mar 17, 2018 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
693,717
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Nina Hollander said it, Homes.com is not an IDX provider, it's a consumer portal selling you leads. There so many real great IDX provider vendors. Start with your MLS provider, they probably have an app for your website. And there are others suggested in the comments.  

Mar 17, 2018 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Hi, Gary Eberhart! I just sent you a private message with some quick info. I'm heading out of the office soon but will be more than happy to connect some time next week, if you're interested. 

Have a great weekend!
Tim

Mar 16, 2018 06:01 PM
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Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Gary Eberhart afternoon to you Sir. Stay away from the H company. It takes at least 3 days after you upload a listing into your local MLS to show up in the H site. Stay away far away from this company. 

Mar 17, 2018 12:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,507,611
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Oh hell no for H.c.  Someone will give you better answers which we've provided 100's of times.

Mar 17, 2018 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
730,520
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

There is not just one correct answer. There are many websites that can be created to do just about anything you want done. IDX is just one piece of an overall website strategy. Our mls is pushing xactsite if you want to compare. http://www.darrenkipfer.com/pages/xacts-447865

Mar 17, 2018 06:05 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I had homes for several years and was not satisfied. Right now I use Market Leader. It is doing the job.

Mar 16, 2018 07:01 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Blog about your selection.

Mar 16, 2018 06:28 PM
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I have only ever used one, iHomefinder, so my view is narrow. I can tell you it supports secure sites and it does everything I need. More importantly, consumers can do the searches they want which is really what having the capability is all about to begin with.

Mar 21, 2018 02:19 PM
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117,956
Anthony Kirlew
Keller Williams Legacy One Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

I used Diverse Solutions IDX years ago for a site that I built for a client. I have seen some reviews saying they have gone downhill. They were acquire by - then sold by - Zillow over the past several years. Not sure if all of the transitions impacted their service level.

Mar 17, 2018 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,647
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Listen to the everyone who piped in on the subject, then investigate, and then follow your instincts.  A

Mar 17, 2018 12:33 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I know nothing about homes.com. 

I use IDX Broker.  Are they the best.   Likely not. 

Mar 17, 2018 08:57 AM
Rainmaker
147,907
Esther Preston
Heartland Realty - Redmond, OR

Great question, with great answers. Will be following this one. 

Mar 17, 2018 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know who's best.  I use IDXBroker and am happy with them.

Mar 17, 2018 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
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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 17, 2018 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Parked and intersted in the answers!

Mar 17, 2018 05:03 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Gary Eberhart - I believe Debe Maxwell, CRS is switching to something that I have not heard of, should be good for sure.

Mar 16, 2018 07:50 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

My mls

Mar 16, 2018 07:47 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Homes.com is not IDX, it is a website provider. They like to tell you that you can use their "IDX" on your website, which is nothing more than a widget that will not produce any results. Homes used to be a big player on the SEO field, however, they decided to do a link farm with their users, many of those customers did not even know that their sites were being put into the link farm. This is a huge SEO no no, that will result in a penalty. They were hit with a google slap around the same time Jc Penny's was for doing the same thing basically. 

One of my clients who bought her own brand domain ( name of her company which she owned) , could not figure out why her website was not in the SERPS> After we did an analysis we discovered she had over 1 MILLION links pointing to her site from this link farm way after that whole thing happened. She was NOT EVEN with homes at that time. But what most people fail to realize is that the links follow your domain so even though she had not been with them for years, the negative SEO followed her domain. We had to pay someone to manually create all the disavow links, and I sent homes in her behalf a demand letter to remove those links. They tried to deny their activity but I kept pushing, and she hired an attorney and finally they removed almost 500,000 of the links. The rest we told Google to disavow. 

So all because of that long story there, I will never do business with them. 

And I had another agent client who was told when I build her website that homes could be her IDX. Not true. They were not truthful with her about what their widget could do, etc. None of the pages would be on her domain. 

I use IDX Broker. I know that Corinne and Debe are switching to Showcase IDX. You can evaluate them each to see which one you want to use. I would not recommend any others. 

Mar 21, 2018 12:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,037,744
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

There are an endless stream of website providers for real estate many OFFER or include IDX. I am by no means an expert there are many here that are much better at producing online leads. So listen to Anita Clark Ken Jones, ASA, SCGREA, CRES Katerina Gasset and others who KNOW

Mar 21, 2018 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My web site has its own IDX.

Mar 19, 2018 02:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I wonder the same question, since so many of them send their website service ads.

Mar 19, 2018 02:10 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I had them before and am going back to them

Mar 17, 2018 08:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Mar 17, 2018 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I have whatever my website was designed with....

Mar 17, 2018 09:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,457,147
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Great question and asnwers. Good luck. 

Oct 19, 2018 08:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,035,017
Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Good answers are here. I hope you find the best one. 

Oct 19, 2018 08:53 PM
Rainmaker
478,266
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Thanks for asking, Gary Eberhart. I'm interested and am appreciating all the  responses from those I think know.
Bruce

 

Apr 15, 2018 08:08 PM