A Custom IDX Solution Helps the Bates Team Increase Efficiency in the Online Real Estate Search

IDX Broker provides both agents and consumers with tools to make the online real estate search process quicker and simpler.

Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 12:00 AM CST

Eugene, Oregon -- (SBWire) -- 11/20/2008 -- Using services from IDX, Inc., real estate agent Andrew Bates with Bates Real Estate Investment Group in San Francisco, Calif. has incorporated custom IDX Broker software into the search function of his website. This new custom IDX solution allows his potential clients to easily search the San Francisco MLS (SFARMLS) without ever leaving his website. By extracting raw data details from SFARMLS, Internet Data Exchange (IDX) technology makes it possible to display listings as a seamlessly integrated part of the overall site.

Access to edit custom CSS and global wrappers through an administrative log-in page make it possible for Bates to maintain his unique branding throughout all the pages on his website. Bates can decide which search categories, provided to him through the MLS, will be displayed on his page for his clients to use, including region, floors, exterior, style, heating/cooling, driveway, and views. With IDX Broker, Bates has access to client contact information when those browsing his site sign up for the My Property Manager tool and save their search criteria.

This custom IDX solution offers Bates tools to increase his listing’s visibility on the web by providing options to create dynamic title tags on listing details pages and custom XML codes for syndication to popular real estate search websites. Traffic reports detailing which pages on the site are being visited most frequently help Bates to manage his business more efficiently, along with statistical updates from SFARMLS as to the number of properties added and removed from the MLS, and also price increases and decreases.

About the Bates Team
“Andrew and Zeida are world travelers; they have visited Norway, Finland, Amsterdam, Italy and Switzerland and have lived in the cities of Stockholm, Germany, Denmark and Sacramento. Zeida and Andrew formed a team to provide value added service to their client. They have passion for each other, body building, travel, entertaining, gourmet cooking and their real estate practice. Andrew would like to play classical guitar and Zeida would like to play classical piano, drive Autobahn again and go on an African Safari. The Bates team has experience in real estate investing, real estate sales, home staging, home remodeling, and commercial banking and real estate loans. The Bates team is interested in raising orchids, collecting African art, home staging and foreign movies. Little known facts, they have seen midnight sun, speaks over 10 different languages between them and avid recipe collectors.”

About IDX, Inc.
Based in Eugene, Oregon IDX, Inc. is nationally known as a leading provider of real estate search applications. IDX, Inc. manages over $1 trillion worth of active listings data from over 225 Multiple Listings Services (MLS). IDX Broker is IDX, Inc.’s principle real estate software utility. The easy to manage and customizable software helps real estate professionals display home listing data from their multiple listing service (MLS) on their individual and/or office websites. For more information on the services provided by IDX, Inc., please visit