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Family searching for home on Realtor's real estate website
During these uncertain times of social distancing and limited face-to-face interactions, people are looking to alternative ways of buying and selling real estate, as well as simply understand their local real estate markets. Primarily, the Internet.  Showcase IDX is the first real estate home search to release features to keep real estate agents and consumers safe during the coronavirus pandemic.  The COVID-19 outbreak will have an impact on U.S. real estate markets overall. This article walks through the new COVID-19 features and resources available from Showcase IDX to help real estate agents connect with future home buyers and sellers. Why is Showcase IDX releasing these features and resources? As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the real estate industry, we first want to reach out to the Showcase IDX community to let you know that our thoughts are with all of you who have been personally and professionally impacted by…
The Future of Home Buying
Many agents make the wrong moves during an economic downturn, and it costs many of them their business. In this article, learn what wise Realtors and small businesses have done to not only thrive during a market slow down but thrive on the other side. Are we going into an economic slowdown? I can’t answer that, but I can give you some guidance and data on what you should do during one. This infographic below gives you a quick summary of what you need to know. Keep reading below it for more information. Marketing based on or in spite of your feelings As I write this, we are several weeks into the COVID-19 outbreak. I’ve spoken with about two dozen agents in the past few days, interacted with hundreds of Realtors in some of our private groups online, and spoken to half a dozen of our Certified Partners. Many of…
The Ultimate IDX Zapier Integration Guide - CRM integrations
This guide will walk you through how to set up processes and automate parts of your marketing to let you double or triple your business with less effort. As a real estate agent, your time is valuable and following up with leads is critical to success. You’re using Showcase IDX as the hub to your marketing because it’s one of the best real estate tools available and the only home search consistently chosen over Zillow, but chances are you’re using other tools or copying and pasting client information to help you close a deal. Let’s show you how you can spend a little time and use a free tool called Zapier to connect your IDX and website to give you an INSANE ROI and help you over the long-term. Already familiar with Zapier? Scroll down to find 60+ ways to automate your marketing including 1) our featured integrations 2) ways…
Guide to successful real estate websites
Successful real estate websites must meet consumers’ expectations and help drive your business. In this article, we’ll walk through the features that our 24 most successful customers are using to grow their businesses in 2020. Successful real estate website features covered in this guide Number of real estate websitesHotsheets and Community PagesShowcase Plan: Premium or EssentialsSuccess with zero registration locksPrompting for registration on listing views and search resultsRequiring registration to see premium listing dataCombining hard and soft locksStreamlined versus advanced search typesMap style for home searchNo budget or shared hostingOff-the-shelf WordPress themes Download as an ebook now Take the free course and track your progress What your real estate website must do Great first impressions and a modern home search are a must to generate leads and grow your business. The best real estate websites strike a perfect balance in function and form, making consumers feel like they’ve come to…
The Future of Home Buying
Years ago, we all kept paper maps in our cars, then came early (expensive) navigations systems, followed by sites like Mapquest where you could print out specific sets of routing directions. Garmin quickly came out with lower-cost personal navigation systems, and now, we all have Waze on our smartphones and can easily embed Google Maps or Mapbox on any website. As discussed at the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Fall 2019 conference, real estate has come a long way from the paper catalogs used years ago. Keep reading to see the behind the scenes at the industry conference, and learn how new tools are changing how to search for a home for both consumers and Realtors. Large real estate portals selling consumer information Zillow and Trulia earned more than $1,333,600,000 (yes, $1.3 billion) in revenues in 2018 with the majority of that revenue coming from selling consumer contact and budget…
List of MLS in Real Estate
Welcome to the complete list of MLSs in the United States. Save/pin/bookmark this list to have easy access to the most complete and update list of MLSs in real estate. Understanding the MLS landscape is a complex task. This list and short article gives you a big-picture of the MLSs in the United States and how they serve consumers, real estate agents, and brokerages with listings and other services. If we have forgotten your MLS or you know of an upcoming name change/merger, please leave us a note in the comments. What is MLS in Real Estate? Is there a single definition? Yes but if you’re not intimately familiar with MLSs outside of your local real estate market, these two will give you a better understanding. An MLS is much more than a database of listings and the software used to access it. Each MLS is unique with their own…

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What I have been looking for all along.

I have used both Diverse Solutions and IhomeFinder. Neither delivered what I wanted. Since switching to Showcase, my bounce rate is down 20%, time spent on my site has doubled, and most importantly I am getting 4x more registrations on my site.

Your retention rate will be much higher

No subdomains or Iframes is probably my favorite feature, but at the end of the day it's about Results. I think the biggest thing is how "sticky" their site becomes. With Showcase IDX, the retention rate is much higher.

Best WordPress IDX, period.

Simple to use (i.e. low bounce rates and high user engagement), great mapping with polygon search, fantastic mobile responsive functionality, ‘login with facebook’, ultra-fast, and they are always adding or updating functionalities.

Showcase IDX Support Team Rocks

Showcase IDX has a streamlined interface and easy to navigate features that don't clutter our website or lock us into particular themes. But where they really shine is in their customer service.

Showcase IDX all day everyday!

by far the best IDX solution out there. Forward thinking, always improving, with a clear focus on the interface - one of the major areas other providers fail. It feels like everyone else is still playing catch-up all these years later.

Best IDX Solution out there

No solution even compares with what Showcase IDX offer. There is no way I would steer clients towards any other solution.

The Best All-Around IDX For Realtors Wanting Results

We were previously using another IDX for our client sites. As a digital agency focused on measurable results, we were frustrated with the limitations we had. We started researching alternatives and thank god we found Showcase IDX.

Best IDX plugin by far!

Showcase IDX is now the only IDX I recommend to my clients. Visually, it is stunning and so much better than the other IDX’s. To top it off, customer service is top notch

Head and shoulders above the rest, and it's really not even close.

Showcase IDX is head and shoulders above the rest, and it's really not even close. We fully expect more of the agents and brokers we work with to love the value and flexibility Showcase IDX provides, especially as results our current users are seeing continue to improve.

Converts website leads at a high level

Showcase IDX is leading the way in the world of WordPress IDX solutions. Clients love utilizing the Showcase IDX product with original features not found in any other product.

I switched from IDX Broker

I get more voluntary sign ups than I did with old provider. I think that speaks for itself.

An IDX Feed That's Above The Rest!

Showcase IDX is a better solution in regards to search rankings. I love the hot sheets and the simplicity to create "hot sheets" for different areas.

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