Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2007
PattiLyles.com announced today the launch of LuxurySantaCruz.com, (website: http://www.LuxurySantaCruz.com) a novel luxury real estate portal featuring all MLS listed homes in Santa Cruz and surrounding areas with a list price of 2 million dollars and above.
"Santa Cruz and surrounding areas offers buyers a top luxury real estate market and as a technology driven Realtor® I am always looking for better ways to service my clients," noted Patti Lyles, Century 21 Showcase and Owner of LuxurySantaCruz.com. "The new LuxurySantaCruz.com portal is a great improvement in terms of usability and aesthetic appeal over your standard home portal. Adding LuxurySantaCruz.com to my existing suite of Santa Cruz County real estate websites (http://SantaCruzRealEstateHomes.com http://www.SanLorenzoValleyRealEstate.com and http://SantaCruzCountyListings.com) allows me to fully address my clients' needs from the first time homebuyer and up to the 'sky's the limit' client."
According to the American Affluence Research Center (AARC) there is continued optimism in the 12-month economic outlook of the wealthiest 10% of Americans, the 11 million households representing about half of all consumer income and spending and a third of the total US economy. The strong economy and low unemployment have created a strong market for luxury homes in such areas as the Santa Cruz Coast.
LuxurySantaCruz.com is designed to serve the home buying needs of those who are in the market for $2 million plus homes and condos -- and be a way to watch the luxury market for the curious. It is based on a visually impressive full-screen map based portal powered by Google Maps, with a selection of aerial, hybrid, street or topographical maps. Upon mouse-over the user can quickly see a photo and the price of the listing. With just two clicks the user can bring up the detail page for any listing. Any particular location of interest can be easily bookmarked and shared with the most popular social bookmarking sites, or it can be emailed to friends or relatives. The RSS based notification of new luxury properties is also a unique, novel feature in this industry by allowing users to get notification on newly listed luxury properties in a particular map extent. Please visit the portal at http://www.LuxurySantaCruz.com to see it live, in action.
Patti Lyles, Owner of LuxurySantaCruz.com and Zoltan Szendro, CTO and Executive VP for RealBird said: "We wanted to apply our technology and know how to the luxury real estate segment. It takes special interface design know-how to create a portal that is appealing, classy, simple to use and therefore very effective. We are thrilled that we can launch this site in Santa Cruz County."
LuxurySantaCruz.com (http://www.LuxurySantaCruz.com) is considered by many to be Santa Cruz County's most intuitive and user-friendly real estate database. But it also sets itself apart from the herd by providing a Map-based Search service which couples the traditional, form-based MLS search with the ability to browse listings on a street or aerial map. With just 2 clicks to view a listing, LuxurySantaCruz.com remains highly visible and hugely popular among today's tech savvy homebuyers.
For LuxurySantaCruz.com: Patti Lyles, (831)-335-2100 Patti @ PattiLyles.com
For RealBird, Inc: Gabriel Gross, (866) 551-2934, pr @realbird.com