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I’m currently working with a client whose in a similar situation. We started with an HTML site just to get a web presence up with her real estate business. She has since wanted to move into upgrade into a CMS.

After doing alot of research and looking into it together, I’ve not been real happy with the real estate plugins that exist for WordPress. I think the best way to do this is to create a loop similar to Chris’ homepage with smaller squares, and the posts themselves become the listings.

The client ended up not wanting to go that route because she actually wanted a blog and she then ended up buying a subscription to a very WordPress-friendly IDX that even has a plugin built for it. From what I’m seeing, with the combination of the WP Plugin, and using the custom functions within the IDX to imbed thier data into a page, it may be a pretty viable solution.

I’m almost wondering if the new post category system in WP 3 could accomplish making posts for listings and then having regular blog posts as well.

I’m coming to the conclusion that real estate is just a giant pain in the ass because of how fragmented the IDX systems are :(