The New Diverse Solutions

In 2005, when Diverse Solutions was founded, our core value was to be the most innovative IDX solution available, while maintaining a high quality boutique feel and delivering excellent customer service. Over the next 10 years we became one of the most trusted IDX solutions, with some of the best agents and brokers in the … Continue reading

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IDX Pages feature added to IDX plugin

We are very excited to announce the release of IDX Pages – a new feature for our dsIDXpress WordPress IDX plugin!  Our existing “Link Builder” tool allowed you to build IDX links that filtered listings by criteria such as areas (cities, communities, tracts), property types, price ranges, beds/baths, and more.  In some cases, these custom dsIDXpress links could … Continue reading

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Serving Customers with Radius Searches

What is a “Radius Search?” It’s simply a search that yields listings within a certain distance of a specified point.  It could be a home address, a hospital, shopping mall, park, or any physical location.  It’s not the same as using Walk Score, and it can be a better way to provide listings close to … Continue reading

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Limiting Property Types in Searches

Should You? At times, there may be valid reasons for limiting certain things visitors can do on your site or certain information available. In general, it seems more customer friendly to let the consumer do what they want. From another perspective, how many times have you had a buyer say they weren’t thinking of a … Continue reading

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Diverse Solutions: We’re Here to Help!

Do You Need Some Support? At Diverse Solutions, we believe in providing you with the most advanced technology available along with the support that you need to fully utilize that technology. With these goals in mind, we provide our customers with tons of support options to ensure their success with our products. In case you … Continue reading

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Incorporating Walk Score Into Your IDX

What Is Walk Score and Why Use It? In the 2005 Traveler Opinion and Perception Survey, the Federal Highway Administration reported some interesting statistics about walking in the U.S. 107.4 million Americans use walking as a regular mode of travel. That represented about 51% of the travelling public in 2005. On average, these 107.4 million … Continue reading

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IDX and Google Analytics

Tracking IDX Traffic Using Google Analytics Did you know that our Mapping IDX already has google analytics integration? If you are not already using Google Analytics to analyze the traffic on your website, you should be.  This post is not meant to be a tutorial on setting up and using Google Analytics, but you’ll find … Continue reading

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Engage Your Mapping IDX User

Encouraging dsSearchAgent User Activity It’s a nice addition to your day when you receive a text message and email letting you know that you have a new dsSearchAgent lead.  They’ve registered on the site, perhaps because they want more features in their searches, or because they want email listing notifications or the ability to save … Continue reading

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Polygon Custom Links for IDX

Neighborhoods Aren’t Square Most neighborhoods aren’t square or rectangular, unless you’re in New York City.  There the streets create some very neat long blocks and short blocks, easy to draw a normal rectangular shape around for searching purposes. However, for the rest of us, we’re working real estate markets with a number of geographic, neighborhood, … Continue reading

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Sold and Pending Results in IDX Searches?

In your settings for your IDX search you can specify which properties will be displayed by default in searches.  The options look like this: The Con: Unless you’re doing a CMA, which means you can look up the sold properties to make that happen, let’s talk about why you do not want to allow default … Continue reading

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