Giving home buyers access to the new construction data and listings from BDX on SpatialMatch allows for a better user experience and a more effective team approach between resale agents and new home builders.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 17, 2010
Builders Digital Experience (BDX), a leading provider of digital marketing resources for builders, announced today they are now the exclusive provider of new home listings for HomeJunction’s SpatialMatch.com, the first real estate search platform to fully enable geospatial map-based search. Now home buyers using SpatialMatch’s neighborhood and lifestyle search technology to find homes in areas that 'fit' their lifestyle needs will also have access to thousands of new home community listings through the extensive BDX network.
“We are very excited to add this national footprint of high quality new construction listings from BDX,” said John Perkins, chief executive officer of Home Junction, Inc., creators of SpatialMatch™. “Giving home buyers access to the new construction data and listings from BDX on SpatialMatch allows for a better user experience and a more effective team approach between resale agents and new home builders."
The alliance also allows BDX to provide another distribution outlet for builders interested in reaching new home shoppers online, and is part of a larger BDX effort designed to help builders “List Once and Be Everywhere”. In addition to hundreds of partner sites, the BDX network includes NewHomeSource and Move New Homes, the number one and number two new home websites*. Collectively, the BDX network reaches over 40 million potential new home buyers each month.
“Our goal is to help builders reach as many potential new home buyers as possible and this new relationship with SpatialMatch is another great opportunity to extend the reach of a BDX new home listing,” said Tim Costello, chief executive officer of BDX. “Integrating new home listings into the innovative Spatial Match tool will also help our builders create stronger relationships with real estate agents across the country.”
Realtors® and other real estate agents embed the SpatialMatch mapping technology onto their web sites. This gives their home buying clients the ability to visually search for their next home based on their lifestyle preferences such as types of schools, restaurants, attractions, parks, and more. Visitors can also use SpatialMatch to determine the proximity of these amenities to the homes they are considering.
As a result of the BDX alliance, now when SpatialMatch users search for their next home, they will see a “New Construction” category that displays new home communities built in the area. The “Quick Facts” window provides information on the builder, prices, size, and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. For more information, visitors can click on “More Details” to read an in-depth description of the property with photos, floor plans, directions, promotional material, and contact details.
Because visitors must enter their email address to save the information they gather in their SpatialMatch™ searches, this new feature is both a lead generation and an information gathering tool.
For consumers considering the purchase of a new home, the feature helps real estate agents gain additional insight about how to better serve them. Agents can then address their customer needs more effectively and ‘walk them in’ or ‘register them’ with builders in their area and openly discuss the topic with their customer.
“SpatialMatch’s technology allows agents and brokers to show home buyers how to narrow down the homes they might consider by overlaying different layers right on the map for each of their preferences. This valuable and up-to-date new construction data is a crucial element they can add in their search,” Perkins added.
Realtor and real estate agents can view a demonstration of the SpatialMatch platform at http://www.spatialmatch.com. For more information about listing new home communities across the Internet with BDX, builders can visit http://www.thebdx.com or email info(at)thebdx(dot)com.
SpatialMatch™ is offered by Home Junction Inc., based in La Jolla, CA. The company was founded in 2007 by real estate industry veterans John Perkins and Grant Gould. SpatialMatch is the first-ever real-time interactive map-based lifestyle search platform with more than 100 unique data layers providing a one-stop information source that brokers and agents can provide for home buyers. Those layers include houses for sale, not-for-sale, new construction, businesses, public and private schools, community features, demographics, parks, topography, boundaries, crime statistics and much more. For more information visit http://www.spatialmatch.com
About Builders Digital Experience
Builder’s Digital Experience LLC (BDX) from Builder Homesite, Inc. and Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE) was founded in October 2009 to combine the industry’s leading new home resources under one roof and offer builders innovative online marketing options, streamlined customer service and support, and greater value. BDX includes the top two new home websites, NewHomeSource.com from Builder Homesite and Move New Homes. Additional services include video production, rich media rendering, mobile search, custom website production, connections to real estate professionals, and more. Together these online and interactive resources help builders create a true digital experience for their buyers. For more information, visit http://www.thebdx.com.
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