Showcase IDX Real Estate Search

Description

Showcase IDX is the leading real estate search and consumer engagement platform, helping agents, teams and brokers generate leads, improve their websites, and stand out.

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Showcase IDX gives real estate agents and brokers portal-quality property search that is deeply integrated into WordPress. Indexable, and fully mobile-ready

USER-FRIENDLY PROPERTY SEARCH

Make your site sticky with portal-quality search for agent and brokerage websites. Modern search options that buyers and sellers love. Showcase IDX’s proprietary indexes to let you search across seamlessly across multiple MLS feeds. The Fastest, easiest way to search.

STUNNING REAL ESTATE LISTING PAGES

Drive more traffic with great content that’s optimized for search and social. If you’re not there to attract and capture them, someone else will.

STATE-OF-THE-ART MAPPING TOOLS

Showcase IDX’s search seamlessly combines advanced map-based searching with the ability to drill down to search detailed MLS features without feeling overwhelmed. Fully integrated map search. Lightning fast search response times. #1 polygon search available for real estate websites.

CAPTURE AND CONVERT YOUR LEADS

Gain insights into your clients, prevent opportunities from slipping through the cracks with automated follow-ups, and effortlessly manage your team. It’s included with our WordPress IDX plugin.

WIDGETS AND SHORTCODES

Use our shortcodes to embed IDX that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. Add property search, maps, or galleries anywhere on your site.

SEO THAT WORKS

Showcase IDX is the only WordPress IDX plugin that uses server prerendering. Google sees listings and hotsheet content as yours. Our customers see 79% additional traffic from Google.

EASY TO ADD MAP SEARCH

Apply a custom polygon search to any page. The only IDX that allows for multiple polygon search. Customize the elements on the map. Works great with Neighborhood Pages too.

BUILD NEIGHBORHOOD PAGES

Showcase your expertise with neighborhood and community pages. Write a short overview and easily apply any predefined custom search to the embeddable results and customize for your local niche. You pick the criteria such as price, keyword, map location, subdivision, etc.

PLAYBOOK FOR SUCCESS

Grow your business with our real estate marketing tips, live CEO Q&As, and exclusive community of agents, brokers, industry experts, and our marketing experts.

Screenshots

  • Add IDX search to your real estate website using our powerful search widgets and shortcodes for your MLS.
  • Built for mobile. Responsive design adjusts to look incredible on any screen.
  • With Showcase IDX, your clients receive a powerful, mobile app-like experience for phones and tablet.
  • Unique set of consumer tools that are designed to engage visitors to your site quickly and turn them into willing leads.
  • Powerful lead capture tools will capture visitors and our integrated CRM will help you turn them into clients.

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.1. Sign up for an account at showcaseidx.com
  6. Once you have an account with Showcase IDX, we’ll go through a paperless MLS confirmation process to confirm your valid MLS membership.
  7. 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 receive 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/).

How is the IDX content hosted?

Feel confident knowing that we’re built on the cloud platform that powers Google, Spotify, and Paypal, with 100k miles of fiber optic cable powering your IDX solution.

How frequently is the property data updated?

The Showcase IDX engine automatically checks for MLS updates every 15 minutes for most MLSs.

Will my site get SEO credit for IDX listings?

Absolutely. We integrate deeply with WordPress on your site to create 100% search engine indexible content. Our IDX WordPress plugin turns your website and marketing into a living platform, with drip emails to clients with new listings, continually updated hotsheets and detailed listing pages. Showcase IDX NEVER uses a subdomain (e.g. search.yourwebsite.com) or iframe.

Is my MLS available?

Read more about our MLS coverage. Please note that some MLSs may charge you a separate fee for access to your IDX feed.

What CRMs do you integrate with?

You can use real-time Showcase IDX lead data to capture and distribute contact information without having to manually add it, trigger marketing automations, and keep close track of their activity on your website. Key integrations include LionDesk, Follow Up Boss, Prospect Converter and 1000s of apps with Zapier to automate your work and find productivity super powers.

What if I don’t have a website designer?

If you’re familiar with WordPress and how to update a theme, you can easily get started today. You can also find a list of approved website developers on our site here.

Where can I learn more about the features and pricing?

Please visit the Showcase IDX website for the latest news and information. Search & Results. Listing Pages. Mapping IDX. CRM Tools.

Reviews

May 24, 2019
Showcase IDX provides an SEO friendly IDX solution. As a web development agency owner, it is very important for me, and my clients to deliver an SEO friendly solution. It delivers everything you would need for an IDX solution and more! My clients are realtors, they have a busy schedule. What's important to me is how their clients work with them through their websites. Showcase IDX helped me provide them with solutions that are simple and help provide them maximum conversion throughout their sales cycle. Before installing Showcase IDX the first time on a. clients website, I examined numerous solutions to be integrated with wordpress. I identified those solutions through the WordPress Repository, as well as examining HTML code on various websites for San Diego, CA realtors. And All I can tell you is that no solution even compares with what Showcase IDX offer. There is no way I would steer clients towards any other solution. I collaborated with a couple support team agents, their reactivity through Live Chat, Email and Phone was first class. I'm very thankful for the information they were able to provide me at the time I needed it.
March 21, 2019
I've worked with a few different brokers that provided a home search and they were just okay. Clients still used Zillow. We tried changing to IDX Broker but their support was horrible and their cheap plan is not useful. We changed to Showcase and it's been a completely different game. Support is available and made the change super simple. Our clients are actually using our site and our traffic is going up every month. After talking with one of their approved web designers it seems like there are some other things we can do to make the site even better and have more of a portal quality home search. Glad we made the change.
July 9, 2018
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.
December 30, 2017
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.
September 3, 2016
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.
September 3, 2016
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.
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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

3.0.46

  • Addressed spelling error on error page.

3.0.45

  • Updates to error page when plugin subscription is in a revoked status.

3.0.44

  • Removing images not relevant to plugin

3.0.43

  • Ensuring compatibility with WordPress 5.1
  • Updates to Readme
  • Screenshots added

3.0.42

  • Showcase widget added in admin dashboard.
  • Showcase dropdown added into wordpress menu bar.

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.