Greg Cremia (Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)

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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I tried it both ways years ago & I found the regular search with small pics did better. Not professional by any standards.

I'm sure there are some heavy hitters out there who could tell you the stats from Brivity.

Contact @fernando Herboso as he has many funnel pipelines that he studies.

Nov 26, 2018 08:03 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Although the IDX map search does not bring the leads that the standard search does, I still use both. Some people just like looking at the maps and it keeps them on the IDX pages and not going off to Google Maps (or their favorite map) and possibly being distracted from there. 

Nov 26, 2018 07:44 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Interesting observation, I am glad that people have a choice.

Nov 26, 2018 07:18 AM
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4,572,790
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've never found map searches to be particularly in favor by those searching. But the option is there for those who like it.

Nov 26, 2018 09:43 AM
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1,598,230
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yes, you are right. 

List search is better.

Nov 26, 2018 09:38 AM
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234,251
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing & SEO

I don't use maps in area pages -  they have higher bounce rates.

Could be because they tend to slow down page, could be that the maps from my IDX are not as good as Zillow, could be that people like to see property images immediately.  Don't know, I just know they perform better without them.

Nov 26, 2018 09:25 AM
Rainmaker
5,581,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'll check back to read answers....

Nov 26, 2018 07:25 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  List search wins.

Nov 26, 2018 10:11 AM
Rainer
145,438
PeterMark SEO
PeterMarkSEO - Holiday, FL
Real Estate Technology, SEO Web Development

Relocation buyer and general web leads use map search then later in your funnel  use the list view for local searches to narrow it down.

Nov 26, 2018 09:15 AM
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7,129,906
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your observations.

Nov 26, 2018 08:28 AM
Rainmaker
5,768,742
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Greg,

What Corinne Guest  stated. A

Nov 26, 2018 08:28 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have not Greg Cremia but that is an interesting question.

Nov 26, 2018 07:33 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not.

Nov 26, 2018 05:08 PM
Rainmaker
712,144
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Excellent question.

I monitor this closely, it's about 50/50 for me.

Nov 26, 2018 11:22 AM
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1,372,815
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

IDX is a thief, I do not participate in IDX. Take back control of your business or you'll be out of business in less than 3 years.

Nov 26, 2018 07:25 AM
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5,400,056
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not done any testing.

Nov 29, 2018 05:09 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I never tried aor checked

Nov 28, 2018 06:08 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Corinne Guest is correct. IDX search works but only when you have high quality local content around it, above it, below it, etc. 

Nov 27, 2018 04:44 PM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have used that in the past, but I never really tracked the results to see if one way worked over the other.

Nov 27, 2018 01:20 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My guess is that if you work an area where there's a lot of relocations and the buyers are not familiar with the area, the map search will be less useful.

Nov 27, 2018 08:41 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

That's an interesting question. Guess it depends on whether it's geography that dictates the search or just the attractions of the home. I think because most buyers start with "just looking", they probably first want to see what types of homes/amenities are available before focusing on a targeted area, so they know what to look for.

Nov 27, 2018 06:23 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

about 60% of my leads prefer map searches.  But I'm in a very unique market of "lake" properties and not neighborhoods and they know the area of the lake they wish to be.

Nov 26, 2018 09:26 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Nov 26, 2018 03:50 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am 100% on board with Corinne Guest - she knows this inside out - has tested and retested ... she tracks, manages and monitors. 

Nov 26, 2018 01:21 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not tested it, but I'd be surprised if Google could scan a map for SEO like it can a list.

Nov 26, 2018 12:36 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have not done an independent test!

Nov 26, 2018 12:08 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

I don't like search by map for customers, better by list searches.

Nov 26, 2018 11:56 AM