Showcase IDX Real Estate Search

Description

Showcase IDX gives real estate agents a beautifully simple, yet powerful, IDX search that is deeply integrated into WordPress. Indexable, and fully mobile-ready, Showcase IDX is constantly updated with new and enhanced features to help you engage meaningfully with the visitors on your website.

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Simple and Beautiful

Designed to make your site look amazing to your current and future clients. With years of experience in the real estate industry we’ve selected the features that users use most and simplified them. To see show Showcase IDX looks check out some our live customer websites.

Responsive and Mobile Ready

Designed and optimized from the ground up to be easy to use on any device.

Real-time CRM Integrations

Send leads and their website activity from your website to your Showcase IDX powered website to your CRM of choice in real-time. Supported CRMs include: Liondesk, Follow Up Boss, WiseAgent, Salesforce, Boomtown, Contactually and Prospect Converter. Showcase IDX also can send lead data to over a thousand online tools through Zapier.

Always Evolving

Showcase IDX has been around for 10 years providing real estate websites and we’re using our technology and brokerage experience to evolve the product with our agents. We’re committed to provide regular updates to the product to keep our agents ahead of the industry.

= Features=
* Responsive Design
* Streamlined Search
* Advanced Detailed MLS Search Fields
* Live Map Search
* Easy to Set Up Recommended Search Emails
* Gallery and List Result Views
* Streamlined Lead Capture
* Social Media Sharing
* Ability to Combine Multiple MLS data feeds
* Large Photos and Thumbnails
* Standalone Shortcode Search Widgets
* Foreclosures and Short Sales
* Consumer Tools Dashboard
* Saved Search Email Subscriptions
* Search Engine Optimized
* Fully MLS Compliant
* Easy to install
* Dynamic community pages
* Full Lead Activity Insight
* Custom, embeddable Hotsheets
* A lot more… Check out our site for more info on our features.

Installation

  1. Sign up for an account at showcaseidx.com
  2. Once you have an account with Showcase IDX, we’ll go through a paperless MLS confirmation process to confirm your valid MLS membership.
  3. Once we’ve validated your MLS membership, we’ll send you a welcome email with instructions to download, install and validate your Showcase IDX.

Installing in WordPress:

  1. The simplest way to install is to click on ‘Plugins’ then ‘Add’ and type ‘Showcase IDX’ in the search field. Go to our page and click Install. WordPress does the rest.
  2. You should see a message stating that the plugin was installed successfully. Click the Activate Plugin link.
  3. Near the bottom of the left navigation, go to Showcase IDX.
  4. Click the button to activate your site.
  5. That’s it! You can now set up your default search page and start using our shortcodes to add hotsheets and other widgets to your site.

FAQ

What Happens When I Sign Up?

Step 1 – Paperless MLS documentation.
You will be receiving an email shortly with links to the e-documents for the MLS’s you belong to. We will review your application and ensure compliance with the MLS. This typically can take anywhere from the same day to 5 business days depending on the MLS and how fast we get the signed documentation back from you. Please be sure to read and review your documentation (in some cases it has additional instructions which you must complete separately).

Step 2 – MLS Approval.
Once you’ve been approved by the MLS, we’ll send you your personal IDX key and installation instructions. You will need your personal IDX key to make your Showcase IDX search work on your site.

Step 3 – Installation
We’ve made it as easy as possible to install the plugin on your site, so just follow the written-for-Realtors instructions and you should be good! If you have any issues, email us or call us at 1-800-478-0181.

Do You Have Setup Fees or Contracts?

There are no setup fees or long-term contracts with Showcase IDX. We have monthly and yearly plans. For more information and pricing, check out our [Pricing Page] (http://showcaseidx.com/pricing/).

Reviews

A Developers Review

Simplicity & Look – 5 Stars
Simply put, a non-developer can deploy absolutely beautiful IDX search functionality on their site in less than an hour. I have used many IDX plugins for WordPress, and nothing comes even close when it comes to simplicity and beautiful appearance.

Search Functionality – 4 Stars 5 Stars
I really want to give this 5 stars, because the search functionality is fantastic with nearly every item in the MLS feed searchable. The search function is also very fast. However, I have run into problems in the Austin market where Realtors need “Recently Sold” search functionality. For some, the lack of this feature is a complete deal breaker.
— EDIT: 7/9/2018 —
Although they still do not have a date for the implementation of “Recently Sold” property type I recently had a problem with a property being reclassified by MLS as a “Farm” causing it to disappear from listings. They rolled out a fix within 2 days to resolve this issue for me. The Showcase IDX developers going above and beyond to help make my customer happy brings this from a 4 star to a 5 star.

SEO – 4 Stars 5 Stars
For the most part, SEO is on-point. There are a few problems though. First, the lack of ALT tags for images hurts your listing’s SERP rankings considerably. I have tested the same website with both IDX Broker & Showcase IDX with same listing and Google is clearly preferring the IDX Broker listing. There are a few factors that could cause this. This is mostly a guessing game because Google does not publish their algorithm. But in my experience, the lack of ALT tags on 20 images on your main page does cause Google to prefer another site with similar content over yours.
— EDIT: 7/9/2018 —
They have fixed the ALT tags, and other SEO related problems. I am changing this part of my review to 5 stars. One thing I like the most about this company is their willingness to listen to their customers and fix problems.

Design Flexibility – 3 Stars
This is where the product lags behind other solutions the most. I have no idea why the developers chose not to use unique CSS classes and or CSS ID selectors in the design of their product, but it makes any style changes virtually impossible. There is a “Custom CSS” box in the control panel, but there is no default heretical preference to custom CSS so your styles will be overridden if you don’t have an !important flag. But with no ID selectors, this box is mostly useless anyway.

Support – 4 Stars 5 Stars
The support is mostly responsive with initial replies within 24 hours unless it’s a weekend. Staff is friendly and helpful. The support is nowhere near the level of terrible that is IDX Broker, but there is some room for improvement.
— EDIT: 7/9/2018 —
Recently the support has been more responsive, and they went above and beyond to fix a problem I had (see Search Functionality above,) so this is now also 5 stars.

Shopping for IDX Solution

I’ve been shopping a long time and have tried a lot of IDX products. With most of them out there, you usually don’t get the SEO value and you don’t own the website should you leave, making the set up cost of the website a waste. No set up cost here for an IDX solution is also great incentive in itself and should attract you to give a chance. While being a plug-in, you can with some tweaking achieve a very custom look on your website and achieve SEO value. I have not launched the new site yet since the dev team needs to look at some RETS mapping issues before I can, but this looks like a great product. I’m super stoked with the way our new site coming along. Customer service has been great. They really seem like they care about customer feedback.

Best WordPress IDX, period

We support 4 different IDX options here at AgentFire.com and I can’t say enough good things about ShowcaseIDX (which I believe to be the best available WordPress IDX).

Simple to use (i.e. low bounce rates and high user engagement), great mapping with polygon search, search by schools, fantastic mobile responsive functionality, ‘login with facebook’, ultra-fast, mls updates every 10 minutes or less.. and they are always adding or updating functionalities.

Bugs are relatively non-existent, and their support is absolute top tier. Solid product and a solid team behind it.

My life is exceptionally better because ShowcaseIDX exists, and I mean that.

Best IDX plugin by far!

As a developer with many years of using different IDX’s (Diverse Solutions, iHomefinder, etc.), I have to say Showcase IDX is by far my favorite and it is now the only IDX I recommend to my clients. Not only is it super easy to use, but the IDX is powerful and functions exactly how my clients need it. Visually, it is stunning and so much better than the other IDX’s. To top it off, customer service is top notch… I get most of my responses the same day! If you are looking for an IDX, I highly recommend Showcase.

Keep up the great work, Showcase.

Works great!

Plugs right in to my existing site design. Didn’t have to mess with things to get a great looking search. I love it, obviously! 😉

The best IDX solution ever created and it keeps getting better!

First, Yes – I’m a Realtor! I have experimented with too many IDX playgrounds! Finally, ShowcaseIDX blows the doors off, the roof off, knocks the ball out of the park! Staff is amazing, communication is fast and on point. I’m thrilled to be in my industry all over again with ShowcaseIDX and they just keep on rolling out improvements that make them not the top choice, but the only choice in my opinion.

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Contributors & Developers

“Showcase IDX Real Estate Search” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

3.0.41

  • Add new shortcode for search results count widget.

3.0.40

  • Fix issue with duplicate open graph tags when used with Yoast.

3.0.39

  • Update plugin read me text.

3.0.38

  • Bug fix

3.0.37

  • Fix bug with canonical tags

3.0.36

  • Add canonical tags for Yoast on Listing Details Pages.

3.0.35

  • Add shortcode for a nav widget

3.0.34

  • Properly render as a 500 error when the plugin fails to load.

3.0.33

  • Fix nested sitemap index error.

3.0.32

  • Update the Tested up to, to signify that this plugin works on the latest version of WP.

3.0.23-3.0.31

  • Bug fixes

3.0.22

  • Text change

3.0.20

  • Add ability to reset plugin

3.0.19

  • Bug fixes

3.0.17-3.0.18

  • Add new short code options

3.0.10-3.0.16

  • Bug fixes

3.0.9

  • Fix problems with menus and other widgets on the default search page

3.0.7-3.0.8

  • Improve the plugin activation process
  • Misc Bug Fixes

3.0.5-3.0.6

  • Bug Fixes

3.0.4

  • Fixes social sharing tags for 3.0

3.0.3

  • Bug fixes for users upgrading from 2.0

3.0.2

  • Bug fixes

3.0.1

  • Bug fixes

3.0.0

  • 3.0 is live!
  • New Customers: You can sign up for an account now at https://showcaseidx.com/pricing/
  • Existing Customers: This plugin will continue to work with the previous product (2.0), so you don’t need to do a thing. If you want to move to the new 3.0 product, we will be emailing you information on the upgrade process and one of our upgrade concierges will reach out to you soon.

2.7.12

  • 3.0 launches Tuesday, May 30th!

2.7.11

  • Bug fixes

2.7.10

  • Fix for improperly-configured HTTPS sites.
  • Support PHP versions with short open tags disabled.
  • Better handling of multiple widgets on the same page.

2.7.9

  • Note: The minimum version of PHP required is now 5.3. We check for this on plugin activation.
  • Fix for hotsheets when multiple widgets are used on the same page

2.7.8

  • Fix a small security hole

2.7.7

  • Allow nested URLs for the default search page.
  • Fix up SEO pages for certain MLSs.

2.7.6

  • Tested on WP 4.3 and higher
  • Updated admin UI
  • Removed the disable routing option. This will make all search results pages use your page template as intended.
  • Listing limit support on slideshow widgets
  • API Key check performs better when the Showcase IDX service is unreachable.
  • Implements an XML sitemap index, which will fix timeouts and errors for MLSs with large numbers of listings. You do not have to make any changes.

2.6.4

  • Fix a bug where certain pages would unexpectedly show the search results.
  • Slideshow widget [showcaseidx_widget_slideshow name=”XXX”]
  • Fix for servers with outdated versions of OpenSSL
  • Fix some shortcode attributes not pulling through
  • Allow more shortcode attributes

2.5.0

  • Contact form and new listings widgets

2.4.0

  • Use SSL for increased security
  • Last updated widget

2.3.3

  • Don’t encode canonical URL
  • Omnibox widget
  • New SEO implementation

2.2.3

  • Tested on WP 4.0
  • Register and Login shortcodes: [showcaseidx_widget_register] and [showcaseidx_widget_login]
  • SEO fix for Apache
  • Add option to disable router for main search
  • Fix custom hotsheets with quote characters

2.1.9

  • Support Yoast SEO plugin with canonical URLs
  • Fix SEO for certain WordPress installs
  • Fix SEO listings for some MLSes
  • Use SSL for API calls
  • WordPress 3.9 compatibility
  • Fix for network timeouts
  • hide_map and hide_search for hotsheets
  • Improved SEO

2.0.0

  • Complete upgrade of Showcase IDX
  • Added responsive templating and mobile versions
  • Upgraded search to ElasticSearch
  • Redesigned search and agent admin interface

1.4.0

  • Initial public version of Showcase IDX.