Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that come in that may be off assistance to our visitors and potential Clients. We will update this list of FAQs as it becomes necessary.
A-1) According to most industry experts approximately 77% of all property purchases begin with a search on the Internet so unless you want to ignore an estimated 77% of potential buyers you must have a web presence. Back to Top
A-2) First, the MLS is a synonym used by REALTOR® Boards for “Multiple Listing Service”. If you belong to your Local Board of REALTORS® you can display listings from other REALTORS® on your website just as your listings will be displayed on theirs. This makes more properties available to your potential buyers and more Agents promoting the sale of your listings. It is a “Win-Win” scenario for Real Estate Agents, Buyers and Sellers.
Second, IDX stands for “Internet Data Exchange”. It is the Database that all listings on the MLS reside. Information on the IDX belongs to the specific Local Board of REALTORS® that house the Database. IDX solutions such as the UltimateIDX™ takes the information from the listings within the Database and presents it in a specific manner on YOUR real estate website that complies with the rules and regulations of your Local Board of REALTORS®. Back to Top
A-4) VOW stands for “Virtual Office Website” and is regulated by the National Association of REALTORS®. The short answer is that REALTORS® carrying MLS listings on their websites can require visitors to register (usually with an email) prior to having the ability to search. VOW11 (or VOW2) can be used as an option to allow visitors limited access to MLS listings prior to viewing details without having to register. The UltimateIDX includes configuration options for setting controls on registration. Back to Top
A-5) Unlike other IDX/RETS vendors, the UltimateIDX™ was designed by REALTORS® for REALTORS®. Features such as our Search Engine Friendly URLs (SEF) and Unique Meta Tag Generator works with the Search Engines to make it easier to index all of the listings in your MLS so your Buyers can fin exactly what they are looking for. Additionally, our Client Resource Manager helps you track and manage your real estate leads so you can better assist your buyers. UltimateIDX™ is truly a “Conversion Machine” that coverts your real estate leads into real estate sales! Back to Top
A-10) Yes, we do offer incentives for existing Clients to spread the word by offering one free month of their basic package free of charge to any Client that we successfully sign up a new Agent or Broker in our existing MLS markets. Back to Top