High-Tech Features to Help Sell a House or Find a new Home

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The old lawn signs do not suffice anymore. Dynamic brochures, visualization maps, satellite overviews, advanced search filters, personal statisticsÂ? here are a few examples of a new breed of high-tech features offered by Cytadia to help sell a house or find a new home in a digital age.

In an era where more than 70% of all home buyers begin their search on the Internet, online tools helping home buyers and sellers connect are essential and Cytadia offers them for free.

On the one hand, sellers want to catch the viewers’ attention and to know if their ads can do so effectively. On the other hand, buyers must sift through vast amounts of data to isolate interesting real estate listings. Cytadia provides high-tech solutions to all these needs.

For home sellers, Cytadia offers ads with virtually unlimited text and pictures thanks to a dedicated web server and a proprietary engine relying on PHP/MySQL technologies for automated listing and picture management. "From our experience, the time to sell a property seems directly proportional to the number of pictures included in an ad and the level of detail of its text description" mentioned Nicolas Plouznikoff, co-founder of Cytadia. Cytadia also enables sellers to access easy to understand personal statistics showing the effectiveness of their ads. Finally, sellers can generate printable PDF brochures on the fly and hand them out to prospective buyers visiting their property to help them remember it.

To help home buyers, Cytadia has enhanced its free community service by interfacing with other publicly available web services like Google Maps. Users can seamlessly switch between viewing all their search results in a list or on a Google Map on which color coded properties make it easier to find a home in a specific geographic area, or to survey a neighborhood using a satellite image. Moreover, thanks to custom advanced search filters, prospective buyers can gradually refine their search in either display mode.

"By constantly listening to its users and with its unique philosophy geared toward innovation, Cytadia is rapidly becoming a major player helping house sellers and buyers meet online" said Alexandre Plouznikoff, director of operations and co-founder of Cytadia. "Our sustained growth in the last 6 months is clearly a testimony to this fact". "Our goal is to continue to be on the leading edge of technological innovations while catering to homeowners looking to sell a house privately, with no commission and absolutely no hidden fees, or even to real estate agents looking to increase the exposure of their properties".

For additional information on Cytadia, visit http://www.cytadia.com or send your inquiries by email.

About Cytadia:

Founded by two computer engineering Ph.D. students, Cytadia is a leading free real estate community allowing 1) home sellers to place until sold real estate ads with virtually unlimited text and pictures; and 2) buyers to find a new home rapidly. With more than 2000 active listings in the United States and Canada combined and thousands of visitors daily, Cytadia helps numerous homeowners sell their properties for free each month.


Nicolas Plouznikoff,

Public relations department,


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