Real Estate WordPress Plugin Enables Searchable Listings for Free

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Go Smart Solutions, LLC

As an alternative to IDX solutions, real estate marketing company, RealShout, offers a free WordPress plugin that allows agents and brokers to have searchable real estate listings on their site.

With WordPress being the choice for many real estate bloggers, RealShout has unveiled a new plugin for the publishing platform that will enable real estate professionals to have searchable local listings on their blog or website.

RealShout Real Estate Wordpress Plugin
RealShout Real Estate Wordpress Plugin
Up until now, real estate professionals had to purchase expensive IDX solutions in order to display neighboring listings to their visitors

The free searchable listing Real Estate Wordpress plugin can be installed on any WordPress template and functional the same day. Pulling data from the Google Base API, the plugin provides ample data to populate any real estate site. Customization capabilities include colors, location (cities), distance, bedrooms, bath, and price. The plugin enables listings to display in a list with thumbnail pictures, which can be clicked on to view more details, photos, a Google Map, and more.

Setting it apart from many IDX services, the RealShout plugin does not place listings in an iframe, thus allowing them to be indexed by search engines.

“Up until now, real estate professionals had to purchase expensive IDX solutions in order to display neighboring listings to their visitors,” says Misty Lackie, CEO of Go Smart Solutions, LLC, the parent company of RealShout. “We’re offering this plugin for free to allow agents and brokers to have searchable listings on their site without spending hundreds of dollars.”

The plugin is offered for free on the RealShout website or the WordPress Plugin Directory, and is compatible with most WordPress templates.

RealShout.com is a real estate marketing company that guarantees leads for agents, real estate brokers, and mortgage brokers. The company also offers marketing services to MLS’s nationwide.

RealShout is the creation of Go Smart Solutions, LLC, a company that has been providing advertising solutions for professionals and small businesses since 2002. RealShout provides lead generating online real estate advertising for agents and brokers in the industry.

You can view a live site that is running this from Real Estate In Chicago

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Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I must have done something wrong.   I have the widget showing up on my front page but nothing showing up on the page.  Trying to figure out what I did wrong.

Jan 26, 2010 05:16 PM #11
Rainer
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Misty Lackie
Go Smart Solutions, LLC - San Luis Obispo, CA
Real Estate Advertising

Hi Maureen - Is this the page you are trying to add it to http://www.columbusbestblog.com/homes-for-sale/?

If so try changing the Listing to {listing} and let me know if that doesn't work.  I believe it is case sensitive too so try it with all lowercase.

Jan 26, 2010 06:41 PM #12
Rainmaker
1,392,831
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

It worked... you are wonderful! 

little l did the trick. 

thank you, thank you, thank you!

Jan 26, 2010 06:52 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Misty..you are very patient and helpful in what you do! I have a stand alone blog with mostly Maine people and the place slant..not heavy real estate dosage but would like a smaller corner of the site to showcase real estate in a small, minimalistic way. Options to shink, a light version? I'm sure it is not just a case of changing the height and width of the source code like an image, video embed.

Jan 27, 2010 02:04 PM #14
Rainer
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Misty Lackie
Go Smart Solutions, LLC - San Luis Obispo, CA
Real Estate Advertising

Hi Andrew - yes you can use this plugin on your meinmaine.com blog.  The plugin allows you to control what cities you want available in your search so if wanted you can add only a few cities relevant to Maine.  You can download the plugin from http://www.realshout.com/wordpress-real-estate-plugin.php.  Let me know if you have any questions/problems after downloading.

Jan 27, 2010 02:18 PM #15
Ambassador
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Scott Leaf
Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC - Port Coquitlam, BC
Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team

thanks for the tip, Im going to check this out

Jan 31, 2010 06:29 PM #16
Rainmaker
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David Monsour
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals - Gettysburg, PA
ABR - www.realty-insights.com

This is exactly what I was looking for.  I've been cruising through IDX options but free is better than 40 a month.  I want to buy a template though.  I found a few that are very professional and not that expensive.

Mar 14, 2010 09:09 PM #17
Rainer
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Shell Brodnax
Real Estate Staging Association - Valley Springs, CA
CEO- RESA

Please let me know when it will be ready. Yes, I have 3.0 glad to know I am not losing my mind. So, at this point even if we paid the fee it wouldnt help. Can you tell me a timeline? Or does anyone have an idea how to downgrade WP?

Aug 16, 2010 11:55 PM #24
Rainer
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Misty Lackie
Go Smart Solutions, LLC - San Luis Obispo, CA
Real Estate Advertising

We have been testing out changes today and are working on final updates.  We are hoping to have the new release ready by end of week.  This was not a simple change because WP 3.0 made a lot of changes, which affected a lot the features within the plugin.  We will send an email announcement out when it is ready.

Aug 17, 2010 12:14 AM #25
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Mike Argyle
Northern Shores Team/ClearStream Concepts - Bellaire, MI

Hello Misty - I have a fully updated Wordpress platform.  I also have two real estate sites on this platform. I've installed RealShoutSearch per the instructions, and have a shiny, new license key.

I still cannot get your plugin to work.

I have a button/link for "Real Estate Search" in the lower left of my Admin area.  When I click on it, it takes me to the "Default Search" page, where I am only able to select a Custom Page.  Nothing else appears. The "Search Real Estate" page indicates "set the License Key in your admin control panel", yet there is no place to do so.

We'd really like to use this plugin.  It solves a number of issues for us.  Plz provide some direction on how to get your plugin to function as described.

Thank you!

If you'd like to reach me directly, you can do so at mike@northernshores.net

Aug 21, 2010 01:13 PM #26
Rainer
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Misty Lackie
Go Smart Solutions, LLC - San Luis Obispo, CA
Real Estate Advertising

Hello Mike, You can read step by step installation instructions from http://www.realshout.com/realshout-wordpress-plugin-readme.php

You can see it fully functional on http://realestateinchicago.com/search-real-estate/

If you still need help installing and setting up the plugin, we offer a paid support version from http://www.realshout.com/real-estate-plugin-download.php

Aug 21, 2010 01:49 PM #27
Rainer
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Misty Lackie
Go Smart Solutions, LLC - San Luis Obispo, CA
Real Estate Advertising

Many have asked for examples of live sites running the plugin.

You can see many by searching Google http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp&q="Search+Created+By%3A+RealShout" 

Aug 21, 2010 04:06 PM #28
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Mike Argyle
Northern Shores Team/ClearStream Concepts - Bellaire, MI

FYI.....

From this thread >>  http://ow.ly/2vWak

RealShout posted the following:

"We have removed the WPMU from the 3.0 change log http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/realshout-real-estate-property-search/changelog/ due to complications with it on WPMU and to avoid to confusion."

 

WPMU and WP Multisite/Network is what the above is referring to.

I'm looking forward to your release of a version with a network option.  And if it works, I will gladly provide an accurate review of its functionality.

Aug 27, 2010 04:11 PM #29
Rainer
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~ Sunki Chen, CA Lic#01778870 ~ C-REPS, BPOR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, FSBO
Folsom California Real Estate, Sun Realty - Folsom, CA

Hi, if RealShout 3 installed and actived with either wpmu or wp 3 mutlisite enabled blogs, the completed 'Default Search' drop down menu will only appeared on the primary blog due to the database table was hard coded and created on the top of other blogs.  If you are web owner, you could find the setting from the top primary blog, go to Dashboard->My Sites->[Primary Site]->Real Estate Search, however, the setting form 'save' function may be imcompletd either. Good Luck.

Sep 06, 2010 04:55 PM #30
Rainer
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Misty Lackie
Go Smart Solutions, LLC - San Luis Obispo, CA
Real Estate Advertising

The plugin is not compatible with wpmu or mutlisite.  It is only compatible with WP single site installs.

Sep 06, 2010 05:05 PM #31
Rainmaker
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NFSTI REO/BPO Networking & Certification
NFSTI | Dan Waterman Enterprises - Syracuse, NY

Absolutely loving this.   Installed it on one client's site today (www.SonoranHomeLife.com) and intend to install it on 3 other real estate agent's sites that I manage.  Thanks again!  

Dan

Dec 02, 2010 08:15 PM #32
Rainer
3,670
Mike Argyle
Northern Shores Team/ClearStream Concepts - Bellaire, MI

Working for multisite yet?

Dec 10, 2010 11:03 AM #33
Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 TheHomeFunnel.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Misty, I'm looking for a new solution to our company based website. I have several (4) WP sites I used for marketing. What I love the Chicago site mentioned above. Who do I get talk with?

Mar 25, 2011 07:19 PM #34
Rainer
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Jeremy & Stephanie Harley
ERA Troy Realtors - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Real Estate

Thank you so much for the information.  I especially love that the RealShout plugin does not place listings in an iframe, allowing them to be indexed by search engines.  Great Stuff!!!

May 17, 2011 10:05 PM #35
Rainer
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Don Woods
SeaLand Real Estate, Inc - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Broker-Assoc, GRI, ePRO, SFR, TRC

FYI - the RealShout WordPress plugin utilized Google Real Estate Base as the source of listing data; Google RE Base is no more!

Jan 07, 2014 10:40 AM #36
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