REW IDX 3.0 has arrived - Testing the new MLS search from Real Estate Webmasters

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I truly appreciate all the interest in the new REW IDX product and those offering to test and give feedback on the solution. This post will serve as a place for discussion surrounding the request and acquisition of an REW IDX testing account .

Don't know what I am talking about? REW IDX? Seriously!

Real Estate Webmasters is entering the low cost IDX space with our very first iframeable (low cost) IDX product for mass consumption - click the view the new REW IDX  - it will start at $25 a month for a killer IDX search product that will work with any website (REW or non REW alike) and comes with full lead management (even in the lite version) and our exclusive "IDX builder" (video here) technology that places the customization of a Realtors IDX search offerings in the hands of the Realtor.

Some features that make this IDX cool!

Mutiple search options (Thumbnail, list view and map searching)

Thumbnails present a nice quick snapshot of many properties above the fold

List view provides a more traditional take on search results

Map view integrates with ammentities data and has polygon and radius searches

 

The aforementioned IDX builder

Haven't you always wanted to setup your IDX "your way" - choose from a ton of available search fields and types, re-organize your IDX search form, decide where your map should start, what view type your user should be confronted with and much much more - the power to control, test and improve your IDX search experience is now in your hands.

Integrated lead management (no extra charge)

REW CMS 2.5 lead management included standard with all REW IDX accounts.

Control your own widgets

Choose from a selection of popular REW IDX widgets - don't let us tell you what things "your visitors" will find helpful or interesting - we put the control in your hands. Want you users to be able to auto post IDX listings to their facebook account? You got it! Turn on social networking and it's a done deal. Don't find Birds Eye all that userful? Turn it off! It's up to you :)

First - how to apply / request a testing (IDX) account.
It's simple really - all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us who you are, what board / feed you're associated with and the domains you are interested in testing the solution on.

Second - how much does it cost? (Note free accounts now closed)

$499 setup, and either $25, $50 or $70 per month depending on what options you pick,

Third - I posted a comment but my feed wasn't on the list, when can I get my account?
Real Estate Webmasters currently has over 150 active data feeds to process into this new system. We are actively adding feeds each week and doing so based on a system of priority that takes into account several factors. These factors are "ease of application process for agents", "demand in the area (at least 10 accounts need to be requested in a market order to bump it in the priority sequence), "per user cost" (if it costs us $ per user in order to offer IDX those feeds will be placed lower in the priority queue), "co-operation of board" (some boards are very easy to deal with, others are, well - not so easy) if your feed is not on the list yet, chances are we don't have at least 10 inquiries from that market - feel free (and we appreciate if you would) invite others to test the system from your MLS - we don't need 10 folks willing to purchase, just 10 folks will to test it for free.

Current (available) IDX feeds for testing:
SOCAL / CARETS: no paperwork
CREB / EREB: no paperwork
NTREIS: requires paperwork
MRIS: requires paperwork
MFR: requires paperwork
Sandicor: requires paperwork
MIBOR: requires paperwork
IRES: requires paperwork
ABOR: requires paperwork
 

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mikepannell

I want to test it. I sent in my domain names to your email but never heard anything

Morgan Carey

Hey there Mike - NTREIS just got approved for compliance today - because you have an existing IDX agreement with us, no other paperwork is required - if you could please fill out this form http://www.rewidx.com/order/ (just the first 2 steps is fine) I can login and activate your account and send you your logins - cheers!

mikepannell

Thanks, i took care of it. Is it $25 per site i add it to? After the test period.

Also after the test period can the leads be dumped into my 2.5 i already have?

Morgan Carey

It's $25 per URL yes - and no you cannot integrate the REW IDX 3.0 iframe solution into a custom REW website - it's a stand alone product *note in the second quarter of 2010, this solution will be available as a build in for REW website customers as well, at that time, you can request customizations as you can now with your current system)

This solution however is just for the folks with non REW sites or those without integrated IDX that need a great MLS search utility for their users, but cannot afford the high cost of doing a "built in" or "custom" IDX.

Morgan Carey

Hey Mike - I sent you a private message on the forums with your login credentials - you should now have access to everything except the ammenities data - if you have technical questions about the backend or application, please post them in this forum http://www.realestatewebmasters.com/rew-idx.html

Cheers

The Koitz Group

Coach, I'm in if MRIS is cool ( happy to help there too) - GreaterBethesdaOnline is getting a re-design. I'd need to do some link-building but definitely could produce you enough data for that close-in DC area.

Also happy to leverage some older domains with aged links for a more DC-centric site too...

Thouhgts? And thanks...K

Morgan Carey

Hey Kevin, thanks for the offer - would love to have you test er out - as you know, MRIS charges $20 a month to REW for data access (which you already pay on one of your sites) - I will have to check with them (actually you might know) whether it is per agent or per URL they expect that (hopefully just per agent) - as for the solution - it's mapped to MRIS but has not been submitted to compliance yet - if I get a few more folks from MRIS on board for testing, I will have it fast tracked.

thanks again for your offer to help test and spread the word. - One last thing - can you please go create yourself an account? Just fill out the first two steps of the form here: http://www.rewidx.com/order/ and I will do the rest.

Morgan Carey

Thanks a lot Carl - I really appreciate that - I am not even sure if your board is even on our radar, but we welcome all new MLS board submissions as well. :)

SEO Nick

In terms of our normal custom IDX, they are in our radar - So they aren't NEW, persay. We have contacts there.

The Koitz Group

Thanks Morgan, ermmm....can't remember how MRIS does it. I'm happy to ask Michelle over there if you want. Unless you tell me otherwise, I'll find her tomorrow. In the mean time, I'll sign in and start looking for a couple more MRIS's. Thanks, Coach...k

Paula Henry

Morgan -

Do you have 10 people in MIBOR? If not, I can offer two sites to test it on; possibly three.I can also call some friends.Will you contact us or do we need to send the paperwork in first?

Please let me know, I don't want to spend too much time on an alternative, then switch.

Thanks
Paula

Morgan Carey

I am not sure what you are referencing Mike - this is the NEW iframeable REW IDX - the first offering of it's kind (from REW at least) It will retail for $499 setup, and $25 per month ($50 per month if you want mapping and all features etc) - testers get to use it for free for 3 months and if they decide to keep it, pay the monthly but do not have to pay the setup (note we are requesting at least 10 members testing to justify going into a market)

Morgan Carey

Paula, we definitely don't have 10 folks ready to test in MIBOR yet - as for paperwork, I don't know if any is required for those of you already customers - we will have to check with the IDX dept.

TheRealEstateGuy

Morgan, If we can get 10 people for fmls, I would love to test it replacing the diverse solutions iframe in my WP blogsite. I think you have mentioned it before but not sure at some point will you be able to RSS the listings for preset search results?

Morgan Carey

We will not be offering RSS of listings, that is a violation of the MLS boards rules and regs and those folks offering it will likely not be permitted to do that once reported.

As for FMLS - it's a bit more difficult to get compliance approval there than most places, so they are low on our priority list (we already have at least 10 people to test in FMLS) - it's more of an issue if dealing with the FMLS compliance dept.

Morgan Carey

Thanks Lawrence - you are the first to request it in that area, so we will need to receive interest from at least 9 more folks in that area to bump it on the list - feel free to ping your sphere :)

Indy Realtor

I am a little confused ( I think). So can we be the testers for MIBOR without 10 people? It looks like they are already on the list and you don't need 10. Is that correct? If so, Paula and I are in. We can let you know the sites if this is the case. Thanks and sorry if I am being dumb.

M.W. Wilen

This would be great for MN-RMLS. Please let me know when we can start? We can implement this on three sites. Thank you Morgan.

Morgan Carey

Indy, that is confusing isn't it lol - MIBOR is on "my list" (in terms of those that have been mapped to the system from a programming perspective) but has not gone through the paperwork process at MIBOR (it is not deemed compliant by the board and needs to get submitted etc) - I will have Nick submit it so that MIBOR can be available for testing.

Morgan Carey

M.W - you are the first to request that board - we need 9 more requests / testers to map that area - feel free to email your friends and colleagues

thanks

Felix

Morgan,

I'm in Miami FL, I would like to test your new IDX.

Let me know what I need.

Thanks

tampa4u

Hello Morgan. We would like to test your IDX in our area for both GTAR and PRO. We have both IDXPro and Diverse Solutions as well and have tested for them in the past so we know some of the issues with PRO. Let us know what paperwork you need from us to get started.

Morgan Carey

What is PRO?

FindCRE

So I've had the IDX for about four days now and

What A Difference

!! My conversions and good leads (correct emails & good phone #s) have increased significantly with the new REW IDX.


Only negative issue is that I prepaid diverse solution for three other markets. :( Guess I'll have to wait on those.

Another Great Product By REW!

Felix

Morgan,

Is the South Florida market in your immediate goal?

If so, do you need any testers for the local Boards?

Thanks

Felix

tampa4u

PRO is the association in Pinellas County (Pinellas Realtor Organization) also known as Suncoast MLS. I don't know if you need a separate feed from them or covered under MFR. It may be all under MFR.

Morgan Carey

Ah IC - I don't even think PRO is on our current list, so we would need the min 10 agents signed on before we would apply for that feed. Right now - PRO is not on our radar.

thanks for the info

tampa4u

Just MFR in the Tampa area then. You have at least 2 agents in our area using your IDX now. Calum and Bob Lipply. So you already have that feed. Let me know what I need to do to move forward. I'll commit for 1 year.

Morgan Carey

BTW Carl WCFBOR is being really accomodating (no agent fees, no required per agent paperwork) so we are certainly keen to add them to our list (just the kind of board we like to work with) if you have any folks - we are ready to go when you are

Cheers

Morgan Carey

Just an update - I have now had the following MLS mapped (this does not mean they are all through compliance yet, just that the codings done :))

* ABOR - Austin Board of REALTORS®
* CARETS - California Real Estate Technology Services
* CREB - Calgary Board of REALTORS®
* FMLS - First Multiple Listing Service, Inc.
* IRES - Information and Real Estate Services, LLC
* MFR - My Florida Regional MLS
* MIBOR - Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS®
* MRIS - Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc
* NTREIS - North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc.
* NWMLS - Northwest Multiple Listing Service
* RMLS-FL - Regional Multiple Listing Service of Florida
* RMLS-MN - Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota
* SANDICOR - San Diego Regional MLS
* SOCAL - Southern California Board of REALTORS®
* WCFBOR - Waterloo Cedar Falls Board of Realtors

Jeff Farley

I use MLX with the Calgary Real Estate Board. Would like to test your IDX system.

adam robinson sarasota

I will test it for you at AddamRobinson.com,
However, I do not direct much traffic to that site (because it doesn't have IDX)
MFR/mlxchange

Adam

Morgan Carey

Compliance update - the following boards have "approved" the solution (meaning if you are in these boards you can signup - to signup go here: http://www.rewidx.com/order/ (You won't be invoiced at this point, it's just how we create accounts)

Approved for distribution:

NTREIS
SOCAL/CARETS
WCFBOR
NWMLS
IRES

Waiting on approval from:
MIBOR
MFRMLS
MRIS

Morgan Carey

Btw - just so folks know, if your board requires payment for data access services (not associated with REW fees) you do need to pay those.

For instance - one of the boards is NWMLS in Washington state - they require $20 per month fee (per office) once that office fee is paid, it only needs to be billed once per month - so if there is 1 or 100 agents from that office using the IDX, there is still only the one fee.

Others like NTREIS charge monthly fees "per customer" I think it's like $50 a month or something (Richard or Mike could answer that) - once you are already paying that, you don't have to pay it per URL, just per account - so if you have 1 site with us or 40 sites with us, the NTREIS fee is only paid once.

WCFBOR has no fees that I am aware of, nor does SOCAL (per agent or office) but I do think IRES does as well - I will have to check.

As for those being worked on MIBOR I am nto aware of a fee, I don't think MFRMLS has one either, but MRIS is $20 per month per agent.

If anyone has questions about fees charged by MLS boards, by all means let me know.

Morgan Carey

Cericson - I think you are good to go my man :) - it doesn't sound like we need any $ or any paperwork from you, just go signup (and please if you would invite any of your peers to signup) and we can simply approve the account for you :)

Morgan Carey

Hey Carl, what URL is this for?

Ryan Crozier

I am not currently a REW customer, but I would be interested in testing the new IDX. I'm with Indianapolis MIBOR. I have a number of sites, but my main one is www.my317home.com

I could easily create a new site on wordpress to test the new product or integrate it into my existing site.

I look forward to seeing if I can be a part of the first group to test.


Thanks

Ryan

Morgan Carey

Ummm Carl - this is an "iframed IDX" the site you just sent me already has an integrated (search engine spiderable) IDX - which although it does not have some of the bells and whistles is still preferable to an iframe no matter how good it is.

Sorry for the confusion - if you already have an integrated REW IDX, then you don't want this one - as you loose the snippets / search engine benefits etc. This is for folks who need a better "iframe" (or low cost) solution.

Bruce Bjelland

I'd be interested in learning more about your web site.

Thank You

Bruce Bjelland
Coldwell Banker Burnet
612-201-4664

ctesta

I would like to test this product in Columbus Ohio, using the Columbus Board of Realtors feed (CBR). I am revamping my website right now.

Morgan Carey

Ah ok cool - just making sure you knew it was an iframe product not a replacement for our build in (that will come much later, but is on the docket for 2010)

Simon

Morgan - I'm doing some early research on what is available in terms of linking a custom designed web site built with a content management system to an MLS (Rookie stuff...) Are there any listings for the Vancouver, British Columbia area? Could I use your system for what I need? (not sure how I would find the local feeds/codes?)

Morgan Carey

ABOR & CREB are now compliance btw - ARMLS has also been checked, but we need a minimum 40 subscribers (due to their $1000+ per month data access fees) to go into that market. If you are an agent in ARMLS and want REW to be able to offer this new product (or a built in spiderable solution) we need to hit the 40 mark - spread the word!

M.W. Wilen

Morgan ~ Could you explain the "built in spiderable solution" stated above? iFrame data which search engines can read?

Morgan Carey

Sure Mike - just to be clear "built in" or "search engine spiderable" has nothing to do with the product being discussed here or marketed under www.rewidx.com

However - as has always been the case, we do of course offer websites with "built in" IDX - it's a much higher starting cost ($2500 USD to do just core) but has the benefit of being able to order custom modifications as well as do custom queries called snippets that are "built in" (as in search engines can spider them) - An example from your market - http://www.barkerhedges.com/bloomington-real-estate.php

Again - this is NOT what is being discussed here - this product (above) is a low cost $25-$50 per month solution that is available as an "iframe only" and is not customizable - its a canned product. Hope that helps.

tampa4u

Question: will users be able to filter bank-owned and pre-foreclosure listings in the future. A majority of our visitors are looking mainly into that... we get plenty of emails each day requesting to "send us only bank owned listings".

Morgan Carey

With regards to what is "searchable" as a field - that really depends on what is in the data, and what is requested by the members. If we get enough requests for bank owned in a feed, we would simply do the programming and make it available (assuming it wasn't already) - there will be a dedicated programming staff just for REW IDX, so depending on the volume of orders - all will be addressed - once there are more requests than there are programmers to fill them, requests will start being handled by volume of that request (ie 10 people asked for this, only 2 asked for this) so we are doing the 10 one first sort of thing.

I highly doubt we would run into that situation at this juncture as we have lots of resources available and adding fields is quite easy for us.

Morgan Carey

18 boards and counting new mapped (who's next?) - (Those with "compliant" beside them have also been approved by their boards and are avaiable for distribution

* ABOR - Austin Board of REALTORS® (Compliant)
* ARMLS - Arizona Regional Multiple Listings Service (Compliant - need 40 subscribers though)
* CARETS - California Real Estate Technology Services (Compliant)
* CREB - Calgary Board of REALTORS®(Compliant)
* FMLS - First Multiple Listing Service, Inc.
* IRES - Information and Real Estate Services, LLC (Compliant)
* METROLIST CO - Metrolist, Inc.
* MFR - My Florida Regional MLS
* MIBOR - Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS®
* MRIS - Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc
* NTREIS - North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc.(Compliant)
* NWMLS - Northwest Multiple Listing Service (Compliant)
* RMLS-FL - Regional Multiple Listing Service of Florida
* RMLS-MN - Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota
* RMLS-OR - Regional Multiple Listing Service of Oregon
* SANDICOR - San Diego Regional MLS
* SOCAL - Southern California Board of REALTORS® (Compliant)
* WCFBOR - Waterloo Cedar Falls Board of Realtors (Compliant)

tampa4u

OK. Thanks for the response. Our broker just placed an order. Requesting the following fields added:

1. Bank-owned and pre-foreclosure field.

2. Feature field for "Pool, Golf Course, and Waterfront"

3. Property Type to include "Commercial"

Detailed views to include virtual tour if any, and remove "Listing Agent" name under Listing details. (I know in MFR it's not mandatory to have listing agent's name... don't know about other associations).

Artur

Count me in for websites in the ARMLS

1. PhoenixMarketTrends.com

2. ArizonaApartmentInvestor.com (if the multi-family search is enabled)

David

I know our mkt is small, but I noticed a note to Tercero in Santa Fe in your comments above. Any plans for SWMLS (Albuquerque)? Thx!

Morgan Carey

David, it's not the size of your market, it's the interest level - if you can get 10 people in your market to sign up for a trial, we will code the IDX in that area.

David

Thx Morgan. Is Brian Tercero not pursuing SWMLS as well as Santa Fe? I know his brokerage also has offices down here with more agents. I am interested and could have a few others, if he already has some. Thx!

Morgan Carey

David - I have never heard of Brian Tercero (not in my customer database) - I did a lookup in my lead manager and he did contact me a little over a year ago, but as far as I know, we have not done any business together (nor are there any pending projects)

Morgan Carey

Hey Carl, check your email your IDX is ready (Sorry forgot to sent it to you earlier) http://carl-ericson.idx.rewidx.com/ ;)

Christopher

Id like to give this framed IDX a run. I also registered on your site www.rewidx.com but have not heard back

Board-ABOR

Please email me with more details.

Morgan Carey

Hey Christopher, I am having my IDX dept send you the required paperwork, you will be approved right away. I do need a URL to whitelist on the solution, which site will you be using?

Paula Henry

Morgan -

Any word on MIBOR? Also, are you able to change the color configuration on this?

Morgan Carey

LMAO to funny, just as I got this (and replied to another person) MIBOR and MFRMLS got compliant. So anyone wanting those boards, please submit your requests here: http://www.rewidx.com/order/

Neither of these boards carry any specific "per user" or "per URL" fee for the board, so it will be completely free (until end of march) at which time you can decide to keep it.

*Note - Onboard Ammenities data is optional and does carry a $20 p/m fee even during trial.

Ted Amenta

Please let me know if this ever become available for the Summit Association of Realtors (SAR) for testing or otherwise and whether the service would be set-up based on the data fields in the SAR compliance agreement.

gary ashton

Yola!

Can we use on the nashville sites yet?

G :)

Morgan Carey

In Realtracs? I don't think it's been mapped yet (need some potential customers first ;))

Christopher

Morgan,

Let's give this feed to Austinhomesavvy.com

Thanks a bunch!

Morgan Carey

Ok so for all you mibor folks, I created a unique blog post if you have any questions or would like to order your trial etc - you can find it here (MIBOR Only) http://www.rewidx.com/blog/mibor-idx-now-compliant-metropolitan-indianapolis-board-of-realtors.html - I posted a link to the paperwork that needs to be sent to MIBOR etc

I will be posting a similar post for each of the other compliant boards explaining application process, board / feed fees (outside of REW) etc stay tuned.

Ben Goheen

Please include me for testing RMLS-MN. Ben Goheen, Bridge Realty. I'd use the IDX on http://www.mnhome.org

Gary Sattelberger

Count me in for one ARMLS version. Maybe two.

Morgan Carey

Thanks Gary - that's 4, need 36 more (Others reading this ARMLS is the only one we require 40 subscriptions due to $1000 per month cost for the data)

Morgan Carey

Ben, I will have Nick send you the paperwork for Northstar in the AM

2M Realty

Morgan, any chance the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) will work with this program?

Thanks,
Mark Martin
www.2mrealty.com

Morgan Carey

I don't think they allow "agents" to have IDX do they? I thought it was "broker only" in which case, we would not be interested in entering into that market. Perhaps check with HAR and see what their rules are regarding agents - as you know, we already have HAR mapped for brokers on our "built in" IDX - (You are one of them) - but as for the low cost iframes - we need to be able to offer it to all agents and brokers in an area in order for it to make sense for us to pursue that market in phase one. Eventually (broker or agent) all current REW IDX feeds (200 or so of them) will be mapped.

mkrotchie

Hi Morgan,

Anyone from Tucson speak up yet (TARMLS)?

We're moving from Rappatoni over to FlexMLS I believe on the 1st of April.

- Michael

jim straughan

Would be very cool if London St Thomas Assoc. of Realtors could get added

Its no fun living in the tech dark ages !

SWMRIC Member

SWMRIC needs this... one hour from Chicago on Lake Michigan. Very affluent, high end, vacation home market.

2M Realty

Hi Morgan,

To clarify, I am a broker and subscribe to the HAR IDX feed and REW supplies it to my website, www.2mrealty.com. I believe I asked the wrong question earlier. My question is:

Will the features you described above also be available for my website as well?

Thanks,
Mark Martin

Justin Havre

Hey Morgan,

Can we add thise to my 2 sites?

Eric Badgley

I am impressed looks great!

Morgan Carey

Hey folks - just a point of clarification (to 2M / Justin and other customers with existing "built in" IDX with us already) - This product is completely separate from the IDX you already have, and is not a "build in" it's an "iframe"

So for example a customer like Justin Havre above wants an "iframe" for some other site, or perhaps an REW site that does not have IDX - he applies for an account (CREB is on the approved list, and Justin is already an approved customer) - I go in, create him an account, setup his modules and send him his login to the system at www.rewidx.com - he can then login and grab his iframe code and URL (I already approved his account so his URL is justin-havre.idx.rewidx.com - he can now go put that IDX (using iframe or some special javascript we provide) on any URL that I have whitelisted for him (in this case www.justinhavre.com and calgaryrealestatebroker.com

So Justin (or any customer) logs into their account, grabs their code for iframing - and puts in on their site (again for demonstration purposes I have done this with Justin's account) - you can see the output here: http://www.rewidx.com/demo.php

So Justin - if you DO have any URL's that "don't" currently have a built in IDX (perhaps some blogs, sites you have with other vendors) by all means, this solution is ideal for you. But you would not want to replace your LEC IDX (with all it's search engine spiderability and snippets etc) with an iframe.

2M - I do realize you are a broker and currently have a feed, and an IDX - but again, this product is different, and needs all brand new coding - thus because we only charge $25 for it, I need a lot more users than just brokers (I need all the agents) in order to make sense to invest the time and $ it takes to map an IDX data set to this product.

Morgan Carey

Another point to cover (because it is sort of what the "built in" users are getting at) - you like the features (drawing polygons, radius, ammenities based map search etc) - I get that, and we are certainly going to be making these upgrades available to customers with "built in" IDX's at a later date - but "for now" - (and I would estimate for at least this entire quarter) those features are exclusive to the 3.0 iframed system and cannot be ordered in a built in (I just need time to finish this and get the coding done, rest assured they will be available in some form for you)

Louis Belote

I would like access for the Nashville/RealTracs Solutions. I know Gary asked earlier. How many more people would you need to get RealTracs mapped??

Thanks, Morgan!!!

Justin Havre

Thanks for the clarification Morgan.

2M Realty

Thanks for clearing it up.

Paul Zubrys

Please add SWMRIC (Southwestern Michigan Regional Information Center). I'm always looking for a better mousetrap and looking to move away from current vendor (Realtygenerator). We could add as many as 20 users right away. Paul Zubrys, Michigan Lakefront Properties

Morgan Carey

Hey Louis, after speaking with Gary (we need a good iframe for a couple of our non REW sutes anyways) I am going to go ahead and approve RealTracs for mapping - it will be done shortly. Once done, it needs to go through compliance and then will be available.

Thanks

Louis Belote

Thanks very much, Morgan! Please post a blog message when ReaTracs is ready to go! I appreciate your help!

Louis Belote

Jennifer Mackay

Morgan,

We'd like to get this for our BestPanamaCityRentals site if possibe - BCAR.

Please contact Jessie so we can get in on this deal.

Thanks

Bruce Wagg

Morgan,

When you get enough interest in the EBRDI , I'd love to be on board. I'll try finding a few more recruits.

Morgan Carey

Paula (MIBOR) I am pretty sure you are approved already, so I went ahead and approved your account (missed your previous submission) you should now have an email telling you how to login, grab your IDX link etc (I whitelisted indyrealestatetalk.com - any other URL's you want to test?

Paula Henry

Morgan - Thanks! I thought I had to submit paperwork first, but I already grabbed the link and am playing around with it. Totally RAWKS!! I thought I was headed to bed soon, but may be up a while now :)

I would like to add a few sites, but let me make sure I am legal here. I'll get the paperwork over to MIBOR if I need to. I'm not sure since I already am approved for REW.

Where do we report bugs?

Morgan Carey

Hey Paula, we can check with Nick tomorrow on compliance (I HOPE they only need to approve the solution and the customer, not every damn URL lol) - as for bug reporting, feature requests / suggestions and other "how do I" type stuff, i created a brand new forum - please post here: http://www.realestatewebmasters.com/idx-3.0-iframes.html

Thanks

Jennifer Mackay

Not sure if you received my request for bestpanamacityrentals since I don't see my post here, so...

We'd like to get this for the rental site if possible.

Please let jessie know what is needed.

Thanks

Christopher

"Hey Christopher, I am having my IDX dept send you the required paperwork, you will be approved right away. I do need a URL to whitelist on the solution, which site will you be using?

Posted 3 days ago"

Hey Morgan,

I have not receieved any contact since my last blog post specifying my URL a couple of days ago. My desired URL is Austinhomesavvy.com

Thanks Again!

Carl Keating

Hi Morgan!

You know I'm all in on this one!

I'd like to request MIRealSource MLS feed please. :o)

Morgan Carey

Hey there Carl - MIRealSource is a bit tricky, you will need your broker to hand over one of his feeds (if you aren't the broker) to REW - then all agents in your office can have acccess. Is your broker looking for a new IDX vendor? (He only get's 2 feeds)

SEO Nick

Chris, could you possibly send an email to idx @ realestatewebmasters .com (remove spaces)

I did send you an email with the paperwork but I guess it maybe didn't go through? Or went to your junk mail.

tampa4u

Hi Morgan. Still haven't heard from your IDX dept... other than that "Do Not Reply" to this email welcome message. I don't know if we should re-apply or it's just taking some time. This is for MFR submitted about a week or so ago. Thanks.

Morgan Carey

Hey there Tampa, I will have to look into that on Monday, - others that applied after you got theirs so chances are you just got lost in the volume of requests - sorry about that.

Morgan Carey

That is assuming the MFR is on the compliant list. I'll have to check

Morgan Carey

I looked through my posts, and I don't see any notification that MFR is "compliant" yet (as in the board has approved it) so that would explain why you do not have any paperwork - we would not send it out until the feed is actually available to you.

SEO Nick

tampa4u, MFRMLS has just been approved - Please send an email to IDX@realestatewebmasters.com and I'll send you the paperwork.

SEO Nick

Scratch that, Tampa4u. I have sent you the necessary paperwork. Please fill out your portion and send it back my way for submission to the board. Thanks!

tampa4u

OK. Great. Thanks. Just sent it back signed. ~~ Julia

Orlando

Hi Morgan,

I'd like to test the REW iframed solution in my website. My board is RAMDC (SEF MLS) in Miami.

Please let me know.

Thanks,

Orlando

tampa4u

Hi guys, I see that you have incorporated some of my requests. Thanks. I see that the listing agent's name is still on the detailed view. Is this a requirement for most MLS providers? I know that for MFR it is not and we've requested to have this removed from IDXPro and Diverse Solutions in the past and they have done so. Problem is that some buyers would rather go directly to the listing agents thinking that they can get a better deal going direct. By not having the listing agents' names on the detailed view just makes it a little less convenient for most to go direct.

Morgan Carey

Tampa, we are open to suggestions / requests that "we" feel make sense for everyone (as opposed to something just one person wanted, but there is a condition and that is of course, we will not violate your boards TOS - Your request (remove listing agent name) we know is a common request and something I would be happy to do "if" MFR says it's ok.

This round is all about "collecting" feedback on both the function as whole of the system and the implementation "per board" - the new 3.0 forums are available and the appropriate place to request such changes. http://www.realestatewebmasters.com/idx-3.0-iframes.html

Note to everyone - the next update to the 3.0 system will provide different versions of the design from a "slim or wide" perspective - and also a few color variations. Nothing is required by any user on these - they will just show up in your backend under configuration (within the next 2 weeks)

Paul Cook

Morgan,

I am still interested in converting to your IDX for 1roswellga.com (FMLS). This might be the best time to do it if you decide to test FMLS.

Thank You,
Paul

Morgan Carey

Hey Paul - when FMLS is through compliance, I will post an update here - thanks.

Maxwell McDaniel

Hey, we would love to check out the new IDX.

The domain name is www.AustinAPlusHomes.com

That is for Austin BOR

Thanks!

Maxwell McDaniel

Shawn Culhane

I would like to test this out on shawnculhane.com. I am with ABOR. Thanks!

Orlando Garcia

Hi Morgan,

I'd like to test the REW iframed solution on my website: www.sellhousesmiami.com

My board is RAMDC (SEF MLS) in Miami.

Thanks,

Orlando

Morgan Carey

Orlando - I am sorry SEF MLS is not on our list of available feeds

Morgan Carey

Btw here is the list of "available" boards currently for the IDX solution - (meaning they are both coded AND have board approval) - IF you belong to one of these boards, you can apply for a solution "today"


ABOR Approved
ARMLS Approved
CARETS/SOCAL Approved
IRES Approved
CREB Approved
GAAR Approved
MFRMLS Approved
MIBOR Approved
NTREIS Approved
NWMLS Approved
RMLS FL Approved
RMLS MN Approved
WCFBOR Approved

Artur

If I may ask how many more do you need in for the ARMLS from the 40 needed.

Morgan Carey

I actualyl only see 4 official submissions on the order page for ARMLS so definitely a long ways to go.

The Koitz Group

Hey Coach,

Is MRIS taking a winter break? That'd be a shame? :-) Nah, you know I'm around if you think I may be able to help or if I need to round up some more people. Whatever the case, hope all's well...

- kev

SEO Nick

I followed up with them this morning. I'll let you know when they have approved it.

Shawn Culhane

How do I apply for it if I am in ABOR? I requested it for shawnculhane.com (austinrealestateduo.com actually....) above but have not heard anything......

Thanks!

Orlando Garcia

Morgan,

I see MRLS-FL is approved, and SEFMLS has a data sharing agreement with them ( I can search listings from Palm Beach through my MLS)

Could you use that? Sorry, I just want to get onboard! :-]

Orlando

The Koitz Group

Thanks Nick - I figured it may just take a little longer for the "beast of the East" :-) Have a good one and thanks again for the heads up...

- K

Becky Anderson

Mike Pannell told me to send you a message, I think he spoke to you this evening. I am with NTREIS and would like to TEST and give feedback.

Becky

SEO Nick

@ Shawn Culhane,

I see your submission and will be contacting you in the morning (I'm currently at home).

@Kevin,

Anytime!

Maxwell McDaniel

Just following up to see what I need to do. I haven't heard from you guys in a couple of days...

Thanks!

Maxwell

mikepannell

Morgan, If i wanted to how can i resale these framed idx.

Morgan Carey

Hey Mike - we don't currently have a reseller program for REW IDX - I am working on some very large deals (10,000+ subscribers and some MLS boards) but right now we are not currently pursuing individual resellers for this product.

sGroup

Morgan, how about MRED for Chicago?

Morgan Carey

Sgroup - MRED will definitely not make this months beta - but you can certainly order one next month (it just won't be free for 3 months)

mikepannell

Yeah i dont want any money for selling them. I have a buddy locally that builds little cheap websites. I was telling him he should use your new idx for the realtors sites he is building.

Paul Zubrys

I'd like to hear from your staff about setting up our site for Michigan lakefront property in Southwest Michigan. The board there is SWMRIC. Our contract with our current vendor is up for renewal soon, so time is of the essence. Please contact us asap.

Morgan Carey

Hey Paul, SWMRIC is not on our radar for REW IDX.com but sounds like something that might be more suited to a custom job which is handled via www.realestatewebmasters.com - feel free to fill out the request a quote form with details http://www.realestatewebmasters.com/contact/request-a-quote/ and someone will get back to you as soon as they can

thanks

Donald Morrow

I was told about your IDX feed. I am part of A.B.O.R. I would liek to test your system. will you send me what I need to begin.

Morgan Carey

Hey Donald, the free testing accounts were only offered during January, but you are more than welcome to order an IDX from us (it's month to month, no long term contracts) - to place your order, please go here: http://www.rewidx.com/order/

Ryan France

I am interested in using this in Austin (ABOR). Can you provide more information about what I would need to do to get started.

Thanks

Ryan

www.BetterAustinLiving.com

Nancy Doty

Rob said I needed to post my request here! So... I am requesting a "test" IDX for one of the Realtors I work with. We're in the Greater Sacramento area. Can we be a guinea pig too?!!

Morgan Carey

Nancy - see above - testing accounts closed out in January. For ordering of IDX please visit www.rewidx.com/order/

Nancy Doty

Well, that's sure a bummer! I didn't find your website until yesterday. It looks like you don't provide IDX to Northern California anyway... though I know there's a Realtor here locally who has one of your LEC sites with what looks like your IDX. We're with Metrolist MLS... can we get your IDX here? It's the best IDX I've seen in all the years I've worked with Realtors. Does it also offer the ability to search for Actives only (for those who don't want REO or short sales)? Thanks!

Morgan Carey

Hey Nancy, its not on the tester list, but we certainly service it - so not a problem, you can certainly order one (Note to everyone, ignore the list on the beta set above, we service nearly 200 boards and if you want to order one (and it hasn't been mapped yet) order it and it will get mapped :)

Morgan Carey

And Nancy, with our built in IDX builder, you can decide whether you want short sales to be a searchable field or not.

Nancy Doty

Thanks, Morgan! I think I should clarify... I'm wondering if we can have an option whereby the Buyer can search for ONLY active listings (for those Buyers who don't have time to wait for a Short Sale to close escrow). Thanks again!

Mr. Hagan

Hey Morgan,

Since I can't show homes for 9 months figured I would look at improving my other website. Can you do the EREB (Edmonton) feed?

Mr. Hagan

Sorry Morgan I didn't realize that testing was closed.

Janice Harper

Coach, I'm in if MRIS is cool ( happy to help there too) - GreaterBethesdaOnline is getting a re-design. http://www.buckscountyrealestate.org I'd need to do some link-building but definitely could produce you enough data for that close-in DC area.

Also happy to leverage some older domains with aged links for a more DC-centric site too...

Thouhgts? And thanks...K

Seth Wallace

I would like to test it on NWMLS my website is www.olympiahomebuyers.com places first page on google for key Olympia search terms.

Morgan Carey

Thanks for hte offer Seth, however free accounts closed at the end of January. That being said, I have decided to waive the $499 for an extended term, so you can currently pay just the monthly fees (plus whatever NWMLS requires) and get going right away. Our monthly fees are $25 no mapping $50 with mapping and $70 with mapping and OBI ammenities data. There are no long term contracts. To sign up go to www.rewidx.com/order/

Seth Wallace

NWMLS charges $30 per office, If I get some other agebts from my office to sign up we can split the fee I suppose?

Morgan Carey

That is correct, 2 agents to pay $15, 3 to pay $10 or whatever (assuming the 30 is correct, which I think it is)

Seth Wallace

One last question, I had my website www.olympiarealtor.com in mind but I'm creating a new website for www.joint-base-lewis-mcchord-real-estate.com for my military clients, do I read correctly that its an additional fee for that site as well?

Morgan Carey

Yes this a "per domain" application (more domains = more bandwidth) - I have decided to allow additional URL's for just $10 per month (although if you go with the ammenities license which is the $20 per month, our license with onboard is "per client per URL" so there is no cost savings on that part.

So one domain =$25,$50 or $70 USD
Two domains = $35,$60 (note no doubling of mapping), $100

Portland Real Estate

Morgan- Two questions- 1) If this product is an iFrame only solution, then what is the "snippet builder" option shown on the pricing page?

2) Can leads from an REW IDX 3.0 iframe be fed into an existing REW IDX 2.0 backend?

Morgan Carey

1) The 2 things are not even related (that page is under construction and has nothing to do with this post)

2) No - REW IDX 3.0 is a standalone product, it does not interact with an REW websites backend "currently" you still need a built in IDX for that.

sGroup

Morgan,

What is the true benefit... is ist a simple search function or will we be able to use it as lead gen?

Morgan Carey

The true benefit? It's a canned IDX product (similar to many others out there) - but with a lot better looking (and more functional) interface, and a good pricing structure. Yes you can use it for lead gen (you control the registration methods etc) and it comes with integrated lead management in the backend.

sGroup

Morgan,

That is great - I like the price and with teh ability to use it as a lead gen makes it even a better deal. Let me know when IL is ready to purchase.

Tony Sena

I didn't notice GLVAR on your list. I would so love to get rid of birdview! Let me know when you have GLVAR approved.

Thanks

Morgan Carey

Tony - you are supposed to get replacing that old clunker with an LEC :) - then you won't have to worry about it either way ;)

Dan

Morgan,

Add me to the wait list for the Chicago MRED... I am sure this product will find a quick home in this market once available. Thanks!

Crystal Tost

This sounds great, I would love more information about it. DO you have a fully functional site that I can see the back end as well? I have a wordpress site already and wonder if colors can be custom to match my site? http://www.calgarylistings.com for your review.

JC

Hi Morgan,

Are your products compatible with MLSPIN in Massachusetts?

Bob Maiocco

Hi Morgan,

I didn't see any discussion about Metrolist in CO will your IDX map work with them? I currently use DSSearch with a ton of map widgets set up for each neighborhood I write about on a wp blog--but the polygon tool would be the ideal. I'd have to replace dozens, maybe hundreds of widgetized pre-built searches. Can you take a look at evergreen real estate and see if your product will be a superior replacement?

-Bob

Paul Zubrys

Please set me up for REW 3.0 IDX for SWMRIC. Have sales email me to setup a time talk or email me forms.

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