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A brokerage in my MLS has changed their name to a domain (ie. - "xyzREOS.com"). I complained to my board that my that their URL is now being displayed on my IDX while at the same time they are fining agents who put URL's in any public fields. Seems to be a clear violation of several rules and the entire intent of the MLS but they do not care. Your thoughts?
Sure, data can easily be migrated with wordpress. The main thing is that unless you really want to make things complicated, you should have all of the sites hosted on the server and the same wordpress platform. Each site could have it's own uniquie theme or you create a template thing that all agents use, or a combination of both.
Scott you know that NAR wasn't the driving force in this they were at least eating right out of MOVE's hand when they described. NAR loves to brag about ALL THAT YOU GET FOR THEIR MEMBERSHIP and this step-back in technology will be the jewel on their crown of bragging points...until we all tear it apart for not having any real value and they realize that consumers don't want to sit in front of a TV and watch poorly produced videos of houses for a $150K when they could scan dozens online in the same time.
For blogging, you should be able to simply embed a google map - http://support.google.com/maps/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=72644 - For print materials you could use something like this http://mapsonpaper.com/ or http://www.mytopo.com/
I hope not Susan. I have nothing against the big companies, but when large companies merge in the name of synergy, we are usually left with a worse product/service. Small, nimble and on the fringes is the birthplace of innovation.