Combination of companies will allow IDX Broker to further expand mobile and WordPress offerings.
EUGENE, OREGON September 9, 2014 – IDX, LLC (IDX Broker) today announced that it has acquired Agent Evolution, LLC, one of the leading WordPress theme developers for the real estate industry. Adding Agent Evolution to the IDX suite of services will create a larger opportunity for current IDX users to leverage their existing IDX websites and drive more transactions.
“With over 40% of all current IDX Broker users also using WordPress in one way or another for their web marketing, the acquisition of Agent Evolution was a natural extension of our offerings as we continue to grow our core data business”, Says Chad Barczak, CEO at IDX. “Over the past few years we have seen a significant increase in the popularity of Agent Evolution’s WordPress themes, specifically built on the IDX Broker Platinum platform.”
IDX Broker currently has over 42,000 active real estate agents using its IDX Broker and IDX Broker Platinum web based software, making it the largest privately held IDX specific SaaS provider in the real estate market. The combined company will allow IDX to offer its 650+ web developer partners even more flexibility when working with IDX and WordPress together. One major advantage to IDX’s Web Development partners will be the introduction of a brand new WordPress Framework developed by Agent Evolution, with a heavy emphasis on mobile from the ground up.
“The new Equity WordPress framework from Agent Evolution is going to change how real estate websites are built on WordPress.” Says Chad Johnson, COO at Agent Evolution. “The industry specific features and IDX Broker optimization in Equity will produce better websites in less time.” Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, Agent Evolution will continue to operate under the Agent Evolution brand along with the continuation of its signature WordPress themes. “Agent Evolution themes are easy to support, and our shared clients love them. This investment will set a new standard of value for the Realtor wanting to combine an IDX feed with a premium WordPress child theme.” Says Luke Walsh, General Manager at IDX.
About IDX, LLC
Based in Eugene, Ore., IDX, LLC is nationally known as a leading provider of real estate search applications. IDX, LLC actively manages more than $1 trillion worth of active listing data from more than 600 individual Multiple Listings Services (MLS). IDX, LLC provides integrated IDX software, customizable listing search utilities and lead management tools for real estate based websites (IDX Broker). In addition to the primary web-based software, IDX also provides an integrated WordPress widget for use in WordPress based blogs and websites (IDX Broker WordPress Plugin), as well as HTML Mobile Optimized Pages for all mobile devices. The entire suite of real estate software available from IDX is easy to manage and maintain and helps real estate professionals display real estate data from their Multiple Listing Service (MLS) regardless of their technical ability. For more information on all the services provided by IDX, LLC, please visit www.idxbroker.com.
About Agent Evolution, LLC
Agent Evolution, a division of IDX, LLC, is recognized as a leading WordPress theme developer. Focusing exclusively on the needs of the real estate professionals, Agent Evolution themes are used on thousands of websites worldwide. In addition to themes, Agent Evolution produces plugins that add real estate specific functionality to WordPress websites. For more information on all the services provided by Agent Evolution, please visit www.AgentEvolution.com.