Migrating from what you are comfortable with to something new can be daunting. Change is hard to do. Moving from IDX Broker original system to Platinum or Lite is more than just upgraded functionality from what you currently enjoy. Migration involves switching entire platforms. With that in mind, here is some information to help you understand the transition.
Note: These sorting options are specific to property types. For example, land and lot properties, which do not have bedrooms or bathrooms, will not display those sorting options.
The URL, title and metatags of each property detail page can be unique and dynamic, allowing for more content pages to be indexed by Google and other search engines. The base url of each IDX page is also shorter for better indexing.
XML Site Maps
Omni-Bar search has replaced the Wildcard Search in Original.
MyAgent Badge is no longer available, as the iPhone App is not available or necessary in the new platform.
IDX links are now automatically pulled in for your navigation, instead of you selecting the items that you want imported from IDX.
If you used the Lead Signup widget and want to use it in the new system, you will need to migrate to Platinum as this is not available in Lite.
Shortcodes available in the new version for easy widget use.
Agents can no longer delete leads you've assigned to them. Retain your leads by simply reassigning them to other agents.
Learn more about your leads with expanded lead notes.
We've enhanced the user experience for your leads by streamlining the lead signup process.
Capture Leads on each Saved Link
*This feature may not be available in all areas.
Custom property type labels were available in your Original account. This is now a premium feature that is not available in Lite, but is available if you upgrade to Platinum.
The Original IDX Broker system was built when mobile Internet was still in it's infancy. Mobile functionality was limited. The new system has been built with mobile as a priority and includes the following functionality to promote your listings on mobile devices.
Detail page customization
Additional Custom City List Options
Set a Map Location
Access the essential information right from your Pages and Saved Links lists:
Click to expand each page type/saved link and see information such as:
Wrapper/CSS/Subheader Information (Which type of wrapper is applied to this page, what kind of CSS this page uses, the subheader on this page)
City/County/Zip Code Types (Whether this page is filtered using your default or dynamic lists)
Template Information (The applied template and if that template version is up to date)
The widget options in our Original system were limited. The expanded offering of widgets in the Lite version include the following.
Set Global Target for Widget Links
Ability to Create Multiple Widgets (Saving to Control Panel)
Edit Existing Widgets
Feature Agent Listings Showcase (Team/Office Account Only)
IDX Broker's new Featured ID's manager allows you to:
You can customize your search forms to assist your visitors in finding the perfect property. New features in Lite and Platinum include the ability to filter by whether a property has a Virtual Tour, Open House, or Image. You can also have the search only pull from your featured listings. Go a step further and set defaults for your advanced fields, or even hide the options to focus the search even further.
Manage your existing agents and attract new ones with features available in the new platform.
Showcase Individual Agent Listings
Agent/Office Details Export and Saved Reports
It's easier than ever to see and manage the settings in your IDX Broker account.
Upgrade or downgrade your account at any time with the upgrade center. Any price changes will be prorated and show up in your next billing.
All emails sent out from IDX Broker on your behalf are now stored in the Message Center for you to easily track correspondence and email updates.
Add and remove the contacts on your account. Now you can add your designer or switch out the office manager contact information right from your IDX account.