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Real Estate Tech Review: The WordPress Real Estate Plug-in

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I hope this doesn't touch off some sort of multiple listing service data-purity war. But I think it's worth digging into this WordPress plug-in a bit. It's named, in a very search-engine-optimized way, "The WordPress Real Estate Plug-in." It's designed to add property-search and lead-gathering capabilities to a WordPress site. The plug-in is developed by the people at Go Smart Solutions and released under the GNU General Public License. (Keep reading to learn more about what that part means and why it's important.) To make things clear from the outset and so that no one misconstrues what I'm about to say about this plug-in: You aren't going to find more up-to-date or accurate listings anywhere other than your local MLS. Now that I've got that out of the way, the data source for the WordPress Real Estate Plug-in is not the MLS ... it's Google Base. This means that the source of the property data that goes into the search of this plug-in comes from: Google crawli...