I’m looking for answers regarding IDX sites and incorporating the home search into my existing website. As it stands, I embed the html code into an iframe (per ihouse instructions) and it enables those on my website to Search for Hawaii Homes.
The IDX is straight from our MLS but I have to be honest here. This particular home search (ihouse) has not given back but a few leads and these leads (though I follow up) have not produced any ‘real’ clients. My website and ActiveRain have given me back leads AND closed deals.
Take into account that there are approximately 18,000 licensees statewide (Hawaii) many of whom have websites with home searches. So with all of this in mind I ask you all this:
1) What IDX home search provider do you use and why?
2) Does incorporating a Home Search into your website (shoving it into the framework) make the user interface and layout less optimal? Why?
I do not use 3rd party sites because a home search coming straight from our mls is the only way I can provide UP TO DATE listing status’ for my viewers and potential leads.
I have researched all over the internet and I’d rather have those that have experienced their own IDX give me their personal feedback from experience.
Thank you in advance for your suggestions through experience.