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Optima IDX Product FAQ
Our Optima IDX accounts are easily integrated using an "HTML wrapper" method or using framesets (iframes). We recommend the HTML wrapper method wherever possible but frameset integration may be necessary in some cases. Signing up for a free trial account is an easy way for web developers to get hands-on experience with the website integration process.
We do not currently offer IDX products that can be integrated with Joomla or Drupal websites. We are interested in supporting platforms that are in demand and may offer products for these platforms in the future if we determine the demand warrants the required development investment.
After you sign up, you will be directed to your Control Panel and given instructions about how to integrate Optima IDX into your site. Your website designer will need to add buttons (or modify existing buttons) on your website to link to the Optima IDX pages.
Web developers can use CSS to customize many elements of Optima IDX and Optima Express, such as background colors, button colors, font attributes, and more.
Our free trial accounts will allow web developers to explore the display styling options available.
Yes. There are two options for integrating Optima IDX into your existing site. Your website designer can add the branding directly to the Optima IDX pages by adding the branding code to the Design & Branding section of the Control Panel. The second option is to use an iFrame, leaving the pages unbranded and framing them into an existing page of your website. In either case, you also have the option of using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to customize the colors and fonts of the tools themselves.
Yes. By default, every city covered by your MLS will be included in the city list on your search page. It's easy to configure your search page to include only the areas that you primarily serve by creating a custom city list within the Control Panel.
The default city list displayed on your search page can be customized from the Search Setup page, found under the Account Setup menu in the Control Panel. You can customize the city list, display type, and default min and max price information.
Yes. All packages include a page featuring inventory listings. This page is automatically updated with your new listings as they enter the market. Off-market listings are removed, unless you opt to include them for display. If you don’t have any listings of your own, you can use your inventory page to highlight your office's listings.
You can direct users on smartphones to your mobile site by adding the redirect code provided in the Control Panel to your website's homepage. This will detect which users are on mobile devices and route them to the mobile version of your site
You will be notified immediately by email when you receive a new lead. You can also log into the Control Panel any time to review all of your leads and see their activity on your site.