Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) December 3, 2007
Real Bird, Inc., a leading supplier of MLS search solutions and single property websites for real estate, announced today that Keith Byrd, a Century 21 REALTOR® in San Luis Obispo County, California, generated more MLS searches through his website than any of their other agent subscribers nationwide. Keith's interactive MLS Search Map was accessed by over 225,000 unique visitors in the first 11 months of 2007 resulting in over 625,000 MLS searches.
"Keith has a great website that every real estate agent should study and learn from," said Gabe Gross, CEO of Real Bird, "He has shown that having a superior MLS search combined with local information is the right mixture for a successful real estate website. Even though Keith is in an area of California where the average city population is under 15,000, he generated lots more searches than agent websites in large metropolitan areas. We are pleased that Keith has chosen RealBird as his MLS Map Search service."
According to the California Association of REALTORS 2007-2008 Internet vs. Traditional Buyer Report, individual agent websites were the preferred website for the majority of Buyers surveyed. Individual agent websites have an advantage over national real estate portals in that they typically provide more local information. Keith's website, http://www.SloCountyHomes.com, contains MLS Searches, local market statistics, area photos and information, and a local blog. Keith was one of the first REALTORS to start a blog in 2003, and he recently published his 1000'th post.
"When someone asks me about real estate in the area I encourage them to visit SloCountyHomes.com," said Dennis Krueger, owner of Kayak Horizons in Morro Bay, CA. "I've been using this site for years to keep up on the local real estate market. The site has a wealth of information and is very easy to use, taking only two clicks to display homes in a neighborhood with new listings highlighted."
The Real Bird MLS map-based solution is easy-to-use, powerful, interactive and at only $15/month for individual agents it is a clear bargain. RealBird recently added several MLS Hotlist Widgets that provide visually impressive new listing widgets that an agent can add to their blog, email signature, or social network site such as Facebook. In addition, RealBird offers Active Listings and Sold Listings map widgets which allow the agent to market their listings after they are sold and a Listings Publisher to help agents get exposure on more than a dozen portals. Another pioneering capability is the integration of the agent's interactive map MLS search tool into each single property website, which "pushes" the ability to search the MLS to the "edge" of the Internet, i.e. one step closer to the consumer.
Real Bird Inc. has over 10,000 members and is located in Redwood City, CA.
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