RETS/IDX plugin that inserts real estate listings, statistics, maps, and quick searches into WordPress pages & sidebars. Free version available.
Be very careful if you decide to work with Displet.
I downloaded the free version of the Displet wordpress plugin for real estate listings to test it out, as the company suggests. I was very impressed. I installed it and configured it. All was going well.
However, when I purchased the paid version, which is required to get current available properties for sale, I ran into problems.The plugin was not pulling photos for the newest units, nor was it displaying map results. Also, the daily email of new properties for my saved searches was sending milliion-dollar houses no matter what my preferences were.
For several weeks, I ask repeatedly about when this would be fixed and they would never provide an answer. Nor would they provide a quick code workaround to hide the listings without images until they solved the problem.
They told me to sort the listings by cheapest to most expensive, but their plugin allows shoppers to sort by newest, so I didn't consider this to be an acceptable alternative.
In short, their service has three major issues that I couldn't have discovered until I bought the monthly subscription.
1. Pictures for new listings in GA were not available.
2. The google map didn't work for new listings.
3. The daily email sends million-dollar homes to users who save searches, no matter what their saved preferences are.
For a real estate website, pictures are hugely important. And sending million-dollar homes to people who can't afford them is just embarrassing. But from their response, it seems as though they just didn't care.
When I asked for a refund, I was told they don't offer refunds because they allow you to test out the plugin before you buy the service. However, the problems I had with the service couldn't have been found until AFTER I paid for it.
Rueben Adams called to set things up and we discussed what I wanted done. I paid for the full service but the service was never supplied even after multiple attempts to contact him. I tried to contact for a refund as well but was never refunded. If you choose this service I would Beware and not pay for any service upfront. Terrible experience.
You have to host your IDX/RETS on "Displets" servers. Do a test and you see how slow the pages load, even with a fast internet connection. On mobile it does not load at all sometimes. Data from wrong regions show up in "your" area. No way to delete "powered by displet" advertisement. Can not use a standard Google sitemap plugin for your listings. You have no control over your data or content at all.
It is also not cheap.
I am certain the first 5 reviews are by friends or family of the owners of Displet. This one is a legit one, by someone who used it. I had to buy it just to see how it worked which cost me $100 "set up" fee, and $60 month first month. Then after it was "set up" I was then able to see it was NOT what anyone would want for many reasons. I sell Charleston SC real estate, and the properties it was showing were labeled NC just for starters. The popup widget caused problems in my site so I had to disable it. Within 4 days of realizing I didn't want it I notified them I didn't want it, and they wouldn't refund my money for being "unhappy with the product".
Their contract states if for any reason you are unhappy and want to discontinue service we will refund you your first month payment if you give notice within first 10 days which I did. Last I looked still haven't been refunded.
Here is more reasons why it isn't what you want:
1.) Uses an iframe which is not good for SEO, or user experience.
2.) You as the owner of the site has zero control over the functionality, design etc. because it's all on their server
3.) You have to give them backend access to your site basically in the form of an A record.
There is much better services out there, and the one I found is NOT only 100 times better, but also $20 month cheaper.
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