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Rainmaker
1,839,276
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

You better have a good one or your dead in the water. I don't agree that 'everyone' uses Z, T or R. They search where they have the least hassles.

Feb 23, 2016 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,087,837
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Definitely a must.

 

Feb 23, 2016 08:44 AM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It's very important 

Feb 23, 2016 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
5,847,480
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have several hit my web site every week looking for homes, and would never remove my IDX.  

Feb 24, 2016 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,497,698
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If you have a good one with a good feed that distinguishes between "active" and "backup offers only" AND can get your clients to use them, they can be great tools for collaborative home shopping.  If not, I wouldn't waste time on it.  I've chosen not to implement them on my site.

Feb 24, 2016 04:39 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

very

Feb 23, 2016 08:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,325,249
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

In almost every case a Realtor has been inside the house for a better evaluation that the rest.

Feb 23, 2016 08:38 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I hope that once they start using my site they will stick to it.

Feb 23, 2016 08:09 PM
Rainer
18,092
Annelle Tubb
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN

From what I hear, a definite must!

Feb 23, 2016 07:07 PM
Rainmaker
908,128
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

IDX is not as important as it use to be. Buyers have multiple choices of where to search these days. But I would rather have it than not have it. The buyers I'm working with now are using Redfin, Realtor, homes.com, and zillow.

Feb 23, 2016 06:51 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,787
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I know a lot of real estate agents who swear by having an IDX on their website.

Feb 23, 2016 05:47 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Fred. I get a steady stream of inquiries that come from my website that get there as a result of my blogging efforts.

Feb 23, 2016 05:41 PM
Rainmaker
634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

My property search is very popular with customers and clients. 

Feb 23, 2016 05:37 PM
Ambassador
3,159,434
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

my buyers rank it very high so I do too.  My search is unique that A- it can be saved, B- it can be shared on social media C- we can comment on houses and photos with our clients and D- it updates every 15 minutes and will alert  clients of new listins from "immediately" to monthly depending on their selected setting.  Yeah, it's very prominate and important to my site.

Feb 23, 2016 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

We think it is important, and we have develped a proprietary IDX for our clients only.   A

Feb 23, 2016 01:32 PM
Ambassador
3,727,581
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I like to have a place for my own clients to search.

Feb 23, 2016 01:07 PM
Rainmaker
4,969,239
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I think it is a must!! two listing appointments this week from my own website!!

Feb 23, 2016 11:57 AM
Rainer
140,560
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

It is very important is you have good seo or using a solid lead gen site. 

I have a lead gen site that brings us several hundred leads per month almost all bc of the idx search, lead capture and auto crm.

Feb 23, 2016 11:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I think it is extremely important and I have many people that sign up for it on my website every week. They register and that tells me they really want what my website can give them not Zillow or Realtor.com.

Feb 23, 2016 11:31 AM
Rainer
223,831
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Imperative

Feb 23, 2016 11:14 AM
Ambassador
6,349,430
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

People who have the IDX swear they get business from it, but as a buyer, I go to Realtor.com before I go to my agents site.

Feb 23, 2016 09:52 AM
Rainmaker
864,658
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

It is essential. The more we divert the search from Z, T and the other sites, the less we will need to compete with them.

Feb 23, 2016 09:45 AM
Ambassador
5,030,758
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's essential, and the IDX I use is probably better and more accurate than Z of T. I find buyers search in multiple places, so I want to capture them, and the search IS prominently displayed. It's waht most buyer are doing online I think

Feb 23, 2016 09:02 AM
Rainmaker
564,720
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I would say it's essential...assuming you want to keep people on your site.

Feb 23, 2016 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,873
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I think it's essential . . . can't do without.

Feb 23, 2016 08:16 AM