Simply clicking on the link on the map takes the user directly to homes for sale in that area. Refining the search is easy too. On the side menu, users can separate out the houses that match their criteria
Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2007
Local Jacksonville real estate agent Krista Fracke wanted to make searching homes for sale on the Internet easier. The problem is most real estate websites available on the Internet are created by computer programmers and people unfamiliar with Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. These sites can very difficult to use if you are not familiar with the neighborhoods of the First Coast. To solve that problem a new search tool was designed to map out the different areas of the First Coast on a Google Map with information right on the map about the prices and sizes of actual homes for sale in those areas.
"I have clients email me all the time, telling me they found this great house, but they are not sure about where the neighborhood is located. I wanted to design a search option for people to look at a map and choose the parts of Northeast Florida that appeal to them. The user is shown the homes for sale in those areas, and then have the choice to narrow their selection by price range, number of bedrooms, garage size, etc." explains Krista Fracke.
After a tremendous amount of effort, the new home searching tool is now available at Jacksonville, FL Homes Users can now on one web page see the location of over ninety areas of the First Coast. The number of homes for sale, lowest price, average price, and highest price of each area is also displayed on the map.
"Simply clicking on the link on the map takes the user directly to homes for sale in that area. Refining the search is easy too. On the side menu, users can separate out the houses that match their criteria," said Krista Fracke.
Additionally users can sort homes by size, waterfront, boat access, zoning for horses, and community features like pools and golf courses. The user's searches and favorite homes can be saved too. When new homes come on the market that match the user's saved searches, the user will receive an email notification.
"Now that we completed the map search tool, I can really appreciate how difficult it can be to program a web page customized for Jacksonville. It is easy for a national company to create cookie cutter style search pages that work in every city. But users want to be able to search by something else then zip codes and entire cities. It takes a lot of work to make sure when the user is looking for homes in "Johns Creek" in Jacksonville that homes from 'Johns Creek' in St Johns County do not also show up," said Krista Fracke.
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