Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Wordpress and mls property listings

Posted on 2015-01-23
5
Medium Priority
?
205 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-29
Is there a wordpress plugin that will integrate mls listings into a page on my wordpress site?  Preferably a free or low cost plugin.
0
Comment
Question by:livewirewebsolutions
5 Comments
 
LVL 84

Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 40567553
I think you will find that although the listing service may be free, you have to be a Realtor that is a paid up member of the local MLS service to get them.
0
 
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:Jason C. Levine
Jason C. Levine earned 600 total points
ID: 40567656
There is currently one free plugin in the WordPress registry:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/real-estate-mls-search/

But you may want to read this post from Chris Lema:

http://chrislema.com/wordpress-mls-integration-real-estate/

which directly addresses the challenges of integrating MLS into a WordPress site.
0
 
LVL 111

Assisted Solution

by:Ray Paseur
Ray Paseur earned 600 total points
ID: 40568131
Just to further to what Jason identified...  I'm a fairly experienced programmer with a good toolset and some wealthy real-estate clients, and even they balked at the time and cost of MLS integration.  The XML/XSL work is not to be underestimated, and the real estate industry at large has been almost hostile to the internet, perceiving it (perhaps correctly, if you believe in Redfin) as a threat to their entrenched commission structures.  A quick look at the math:

ASP for a house in McLean, VA: $1,000,000
http://www.househunt.com/home-prices/VA/McLean/22101/

Average sales commission: 6% == $60,000.

Average time from listing to sale: < 1 week
I can't find a reference for this, but my friends who are realtors confirm it

This means that you're looking at a market that generates a lot of money very fast.  Why would anybody who has a foothold here get involved with computer programming problems?
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Lucas Bishop earned 800 total points
ID: 40568908
Are you looking at integrating an MLS Search tool, where users can select their preferred criteria (city, cost, rooms, etc) and then render the results on a page? Then the IDX Plugin is the industry standard.

If you're not looking for this advanced functionality and just want to dump a static list of MLS listings onto a page, on some regular schedule. You might just want to build a kimono recipe to scrape some existing site on a daily basis.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:livewirewebsolutions
ID: 40578180
thanks for all the great advice guys.  I'm going to use the IDX plugin found here. http://www.dsidxpress.com/ .  It integrates nicely into many themeforest templates.  It costs $29.99 but the agent will pay for that.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article shows the steps required to install WordPress on Azure. Web Apps, Mobile Apps, API Apps, or Functions, in Azure all these run in an App Service plan. WordPress is no exception and requires an App Service Plan and Database to install
Originally, this post was published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . In business circles, we sometimes hear that today is the “age of the customer.” And so it is. Thanks to the enormous advances over the past few years in consumer techno…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to add AdSense Ads to a WordPress Website, and how to set up WordPress to automatically place Ads in Sidebars. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Log into your AdSense account. : Cli…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to Import and export files in WordPress. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php : Click on Too…
Suggested Courses

885 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question