I find this incredibly interesting, and more than a little obtuse on their part. After basically turning the industry over to companies like Zillow who monopolize the search results and demand a ransom in the form of paid advertising for REALTORS to actually buy back their own listings AND who now want to get in the business of actually facilitating real estate offers…now NAR – National Association of Realtors is concerned about maintaining “an even playing field for all real estate content online?” The reason Zillow is able to monopolize search results is because REALTOR associations and IDX providers sell the data to Zillow for huge amounts of money. A normal, every day REALTOR..even a pretty technologically savvy REALTOR…will have a hard time going up against Zillow in standard search results. Of course SEO challenges are the reason RETS PRO built our WordPress real estate plugin and the reason we continue to constantly make changes and improvements, but if the REALTOR Associations had been concerned about “even playing fields,” they wouldn’t have afforded companies like Zillow the opportunity and ability to play by an entirely different set of rules than everybody else.
Several times a month we get calls asking us what are the key differences between our RETS PRO WordPress Real Estate Plugin and the Realtyna solution.
So let me point out the obvious key Realtyna Alternative differences that set us apart:
- Most import key difference (License Branding Limitations) –
(We) offer 2 options – an “unlimited use” Developers License with “No License Key” call back requirements that includes ALL add-on modules.
They) “Per-Site/domain-License” with a license key that must be validated.
**UPDATE – They have “changed” their license policy on 04-26-2017 …so you’ll need to call them to verify what they have in place now – but either way we have confirmed that they still do not offer any “non-license-keyed” versions as of this update made here on 4-28-2017.
- (We) also offer a “2-site Basic License” starting at $499 that already includes the RETS module and comes with more core premium features than anything else out there. (We) also offer Additional site license keys that can be purchased at $299 each. All our add-on modules only need to be purchased once and then they can be used on unlimited sites. (We) Also allow a Basic License owner the ability to upgrade to an Unlimited Use Developers License at any time and we will deduct the originally purchased 499 price from the upgrade cost so no penalty for starting with our basic and then upgrading later if you decide to upgrade.
(They) call them to ask them how much they charge for more than one site license.
**UPDATE – They have “changed” their license policy on 04-26-2017 …so you’ll need to call them to verify what they have in place now.
- (We) are a SEO first company aimed at providing Professional Developers/Programmers looking for a “Limitless Expandable Software Solution” with more SEO goodies than any other software out there -period.
(They) well….If YOU are a SEO guru then call them and then call us and decide for yourself who’s solution has the most SEO options.
- (We) have the ability to do Commercial applications such as running hundreds of websites off a single db, joining multiple db’s into a large master db, and also hot-linking listing images from a media server as opposed to being forced to only downloading them which requires a dedicated server or VPS.
(They) if you want anything mentioned above then you’d better call them first to confirm with them that they can deliver your requirements.
- (We) have been actively developing RETS data since 2003 – Our RETS script works with 100% of all RETS providers right out of the box – period!
(They) ? Call them.
I hope this outlines the basic “key differences” of our Realtyna alternative. If you would still like more information about our WordPress Real Estate Plugin, just give us a call and we’ll be happy to give you all the information you need to get you on the right path with your project.
– Cheers –
WordPress Real Estate Solutions
WordPress real estate solutions seem to be everywhere these days but finding one that you can actually buy and own the code may be a little harder to find. While all of the real estate solutions slug it out with each other on who is going to offer you the lowest cost-per-site system RETS PRO™ has broken through all of that by offering you a Pay-Once solution that allows you unlimited sites….thats right “Unlimited” with no per-site-cost. RETS PRO™ is also the only wordpress real estate solutions that you can buy that is guaranteed to work with all RETS providers in North America including CREA, TREB, CARETS etc.
If you would like more information, or would like to see some live examples, please give us a call and we will be happy to take the time to make sure that you are heading in the right direction, even if that means sending you to someone else’s solution. We take pride in being some of the most knowledgeable real estate website developers out there and you should take advantage of our 11+ years of our active real estate software development experience so that we can possibly save you time, headaches and money. – Cheers –