Tagged: agent press
October 23, 2013 at 5:47 am #68393
Not sure if this is the right place to post but I'm looking for a sample of a website using the Agent Press theme that is also pulling MLS listings into their site either using IDX mentioned in the theme or some other method. I'd just like to see how it looks before I tackle a site for a real estate agent and in looking through the showcase examples I couldn't seem to find any that weren't just showing their own listings so I wanted to make sure that you could in fact integrate MLS listings from other agents to work with the Agent Press theme.
Thanks for any helpOctober 23, 2013 at 7:07 am #68405
I've seen plenty but could only find off the top of my head these two links. I found others on the internet who are using a different IDX/MLS plugin that works fine also.October 23, 2013 at 7:16 am #68406
Thanks for the links! I pulled up those sites on my phone so maybe I'm missing something with the mobile version but it looks like the MLS results are not actually integrated into their website they're displayed on a different site and then used as a sub domain. Is that how the IDX service work or is there actually a way to display the result with in a person's website? I've never built a real estate site so I'm trying to get it all figured out before I jump in so I apologize for any dumb questionsOctober 23, 2013 at 7:26 am #68408
The Agentpress theme has styling already in the CSS to define what it looks like. Here is what it looks like on the Demo Agentpress Theme - http://demo.studiopress.com/agentpress/idx/mls-20649431-34_sunny_st_laguna_beach_ca_92651 and here - http://demo.studiopress.com/agentpress/idx/city/laguna-beach/?idx-q-PropertyTypes=1030. The plugin is pulling the listings in. I believe you can set it up via iFrame or direct to page. You can see the plugin here - http://wordpress.org/plugins/dsidxpress/screenshots/. It's free, but to configure it - you need the their license. So you'll see different variations of what the content might look like. And... they aren't dumb questions!!! You need to know and it's good to do your homework before you jump in there.October 23, 2013 at 7:38 am #68416
I'm sorry I should have looked at it on a computer before I posted - I had only looked on my phone and from what I saw the mobile versions were both the same so I assumed it was something being displayed on the IDX site or something like that. In looking on the computer now I see that the results are actually pretty much exactly what I was looking for.
Thank you SO much for your help!October 23, 2013 at 7:45 am #68417
You're welcome!October 23, 2013 at 8:26 am #68423
Here is an example of an IDX integration using IDX Broker Platinum, Genesis and the child theme called Turn Key.
I used AgentPress for several years before switching to Eleven40 for mobile responsiveness, and ultimately to what I am currently using because TK is the total package with regard to mobile responsiveness and ease of integration with my IDX solution provider.
I should point out there are numerous IDX solutions providers to choose from, and most IDX solutions will integrate pretty seamlessly into Genesis and any of its child themes.October 23, 2013 at 8:54 am #68429
Thanks DP - are the fees for the various IDX providers similar or is there one that you've found superior to others?
Just trying to do as much research as possible and you guys are all so helpful! Thanks again!October 23, 2013 at 10:33 am #68457
I have been doing this for years. I have done the trial and error, price shopping, research, etc.. I am convinced what I am using is the very best combination of products available for my needs. My needs are driving organic search traffic to my website using primarily IDX content, and capturing revenue-producing leads in the form of buyers.
What does your client want their website to do?October 26, 2013 at 12:08 am #69013
Back to your original question about IDX results being integrated with AgentPress listings. I haven't see that done...yet.
We are actually working on a tool to make something like that.
There are a ton of MLS rules that would basically make it NOT allowed.
If you want info about specific IDX solutions, we have worked with a number of them on different sites for clients and developer/resellers, I can give you my 2cents, but I think it is a little off topic from your original question.
Shoot me a pm or an email and I would be happy to share.
March 29, 2014 at 9:15 am #97268
I have a question about the idx. Currently we get our idx paid service through a Real Estate website company that has an iframe version for Realtors who do not use their websites and want to be on wordpress. I see the plugin idxpress listed above which shows it is not iframed to your site. I understand that the non iframe is better, but am wondering if the support and functionality and reliability is as good as the iframe from a big Real Estate website comapny? I would not want to run into glitches or problems with the plugin, but do like that the search engines would be able to index the properties on my site.
LanaMarch 29, 2014 at 9:20 am #97270
I have CSS from the non-HTML5 version for the IDX plugin, however I didn't add it because I didn't have a realtor to work with to test out the code. I have the other test site I can use for troubleshooting. If you have the plugin and would like for me to test it out over there, send me an email on my website.
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