IDX Real Estate has become the tool for consumers to have MLS System Access through the Internet Data Exchange System. Any Realtor that wants to provide the best possible service to their clients will have some type of an IDX System on their website.
The Internet has become a great source of Listings for Buyers all over the world. Many of the sites that are available to Buyers are full of ads or worse, a different Realtor's name will appear next to a house that is listed by someone else.
The IDX Real Estate System allows any agent to display ALL Listings for their entire MLS area on that agent's website.
Granted, the listing office will have their name posted next to the listing. However, it is usually in small print. Even better, if you have an IDX System on your site, it will increase your page ranking dramatically!
The SEO tools of most of these systems will become part of your direct website and suddenly you will go from a 50 page website to a 1,000 page website over the course of time. This will all be done automatically by most systems - while you sleep!
Suddenly, your website becomes very popular because you are the agent that supplies the best info on the best website - all to help improve your customer's experience while shopping for a home.
The large brokerage houses have been doing this for years. However, if you are signed up with their "larger website", it will feature their Company - not you, as the agent. Take a look at an IDX Broker System we have installed to see the difference of "Who" is being featured - You or the Big Brokerage House?!?
Take a look at a large company website and search for a particular town if they have an IDX System. Notice, any listing that comes up will not necessarily have the agent who is part of their IDX System - how bad is that?
If you have a website or want to start a website - you will need to have an IDX System as part of your site - if you want to be near page 1 of the search results. Take a look at any independent agent that comes up on the first page of a search - I can pretty much guarantee they will have IDX as part of their website.
As a former Realtor, I know how important it is to get that Listing you've worked so hard on. It is also just as important to have lots of Buyers on your site - not your competitors site.
We are very experienced in building websites that are found! That's are Mission Statement.
We know the requirements of the Google/Yahoo/Bings to be taken seriously by them. Having a pretty website with lots of bells and whistles doesn't mean a thing to the giant search engines if you haven't followed their basic requirements to be well indexed on the first few pages.
We know how important an IDX System is and how to implement it on a website so you can rise to the top and be well represented in your area on the Internet Search Engine Result pages!
By Bernie Martin
Merchant Bottom Line is an Approved Vendor of IDX Broker - we know how to make it work for you and your clients!
Please Contact Us for any help or questions - about a Realtor Website, IDX or just getting better SEO results!