Support » Plugin: IMPress for IDX Broker » The plug-in works well, but needs some improvement

  • I’ve been using IDX Broker for years for clients and am impressed with their dedication to making the service more useful with the Impress plug-in. I would rate it higher if there were a bit more useful features, like the ability to import supplemental listings via Impress and if you could import Impress listings without forcing publishing.

    1) Supplemental listings: If you can’t access listings more than 60 days out from starting the service, it leaves clients at a disadvantage since they can’t tap into their previous work. Allowing supplemental listings is the easiest way to add listings (much more straightforward to input all data on one form as opposed to adding as a listing – especially for agents who are time-strapped) – but if you can’t import these listings through Impress, it’s not helpful. Then you have to use a-non Impress, IDX widget that is not as visually friendly as Impress listings.

    2) Forced publishing: Since all of the images for a property and the video are not part of the data IDX Broker pulls in from the MLS, I have to add this and other info – like what goes into those cool detailed description boxes, after import. When I publish posts on WP, I also publicize on FB, Twitter, Google+ (as many do with this cool Jetpack feature). I have to scramble to get more photos uploaded (separated by room type), the video, details, etc. to try to beat visitors from social – which never happens, there are always visits before the listing is completed. I’m not willing to turn off publicizing, it’s too great a feature – I hope the developers at Agent Evolution can find a way to import a listing without forcing publishing.

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