The most successful real estate agents have workhorse websites that draw in potential customers, help them find desirable properties, and provide background information. Their sites have the ability to quickly spotlight available properties by providing Real Estate IDX (Internet Data Exchange) information.
There are two types of Real Estate IDX solutions available for designing these websites - open source and proprietary CMS (customer management solutions). Galtlinedesign of Yorba Linda, CA relies on open source CMS to design Custom IDX Solutions using Joomla Real Estate. Open source is used by millions of businesses on the internet because it is secure, flexible, allows regular updates, and provides the ability to control the look and feel of the site from the administration section.
Open source is also future proof because it is built on a foundation that is meant to be shared. Galtlinedesign can tap into thousands of paid and free components and plugins that provide maximum site flexibility and functionality. In contrast sites that use proprietary solutions can hold clients hostage because they have very limited control over their IDX. The site’s foundation may be known only to the web developer, which may lead to a ripple effect when changes are required. If one feature is changed on the IDX in the proprietary approach it can trickle down to other clients and cause problems.
Galtlinedesign founder Damian Henry asserts that real estate agents today are tech-savvy businesspeople who are using the internet to increase their competitive edge. Over 40% are now on a CMS system with more marketing dollars being shifted toward the web and geared toward integrating website design into the overall sales process. Agents can now use the benefits of open source to access features and custom programming that will help them stand apart from their competition.
Some features Galtlinedesign can incorporate into its Custom IDX Solutions include Community Builder, Indexable IDX, Google Maps/Bing Maps, an advanced mapping system (build community pages from Polygon or Radius Searches), CMS, CRM, Tracking, Drip Marketing, Walk Score API, Great Schools API, and Zillow API.
The future of Real Estate IDX is built on open source CMS. Galtlinedesign is leading the industry with a robust IDX system that can virtually do just about anything. Further information on Custom IDX Solutions may be obtained by visiting the website at www.galtlinedesign.com or calling 714-329-5496.
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