Buying Buddy IDX CRM

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Real estate IDX plugin using shortcodes to embed MLS properties, property search, map search, and lead capture in posts and pages in any theme.

Author:Buying Buddy (profile at
WordPress version required:4.5
WordPress version tested:6.4.5
Plugin version:1.1.10
Added to WordPress repository:13-12-2023
Last updated:27-06-2024
Rating, %:100
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Total downloads:3 045
Active installs:100+
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Buying Buddy® transforms your agent, team or brokerage website with IDX MLS home-search services, properties and lead generation.
Fully indexable and customizable to seamlessly blend with your website and brand.

Get started with a free 10-Day, no credit card required trial. Just install the plugin and follow directions for immediate activation.

Your Buying Buddy account grants the plugin access to your MLS data feed, allowing search and display of properties on your website using shortcodes. The plugin retrieves and processes MLS IDX content from your Buying Buddy account on our servers.

All data is hosted on Buying Buddy servers. All you need to do is install the plugin. Buying Buddy does not require any databases or other complex technical prerequisites.

How It Works

Buying Buddy widgets embed seamlessly in pages or posts on your website and can be woven together with other content and images.
Widgets provide MLS search, property display, map-based search, and a client portal that are easy to customize.
Office and Agent index widgets automatically list all agents and locations for a brokerage or team.

There are no page wrappers, no sub-domains, no frames, no joins, and no edges.

  • Setup and install in 2 minutes.
  • Customize style to fit your website and brand.
  • Modify listings and content on widgets to match your marketing.

SEO Friendly

SEO-friendly indexable property pages are generated automatically.

Any Builder Any Theme

Buying Buddy’s IDX plugin and shortcodes integrate with any WordPress website builder or theme, including DIVI, Elementor, Genesis, and others.

Embeddable Widgets

You can embed the following content with Buying Buddy widgets anywhere on your site.

  • Search forms
  • Search results (split screen map / list)
  • Property details
  • Hot sheet property displays
    — List layout
    — Grid layout
    — Animated carousel
    — Interactive map
  • Client portal
  • Market reports
  • Quick search
  • Login panel
  • Lead capture forms
  • Agent profiles
  • Agent directory
  • Office index
  • MLS IDX disclaimer
  • Mortgage calculator

See examples of how Buying Buddy can display listings and how other functions can look on your WordPress website.

ShortCode Examples

The Buying Buddy Widget Wizard makes it easy by generating shortcodes with filters for you.

Display properties in a grid layout:

[mbb_widget id='MBBv3_FeaturedGallery']

Display properties in zip code 80222 over $400,000:

[mbb_widget id='MBBv3_FeaturedGallery' filter='zip_code:80222+price_min:400000']

Connection to Buying Buddy Service

The Buying Buddy service provides the plugin with access to your MLS data feed and your account preferences. When the plugin is installed, it will connect to the Buying Buddy service (your account) for validation, data and settings as follows:

  • Buying Buddy JavaScript and CSS files are loaded from AWS Cloudfront servers
  • Google Maps JavaScript API is loaded from Google servers
  • All form submissions and interactions submit data using the Buying Buddy service API to
  • See the Buying Buddy service Privacy Policy
  • See the Buying Buddy service Terms of Service

The installation process will create a Buying Buddy account for you if you do not have one.