San Luis Obispo Real Estate Agent Keith Byrd Brings Home Searches to High Definition TVs (HDTVs)

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Using an Apple TV or Google Chromecast, couples looking for a home can search online and discuss the homes they find by viewing them on an HDTV. The new HDTV Home Search was developed by Keith Byrd, a real estate agent for Patterson Realty in San Luis Obispo, CA and can be found at

Keith Byrd, a real estate agent in San Luis Obispo, California, announced today HDTV Home Search™, the first home search optimized for displaying home listings on an HDTV using Apple TV’s Airplay or Google’s Chromecast. HDTV Home Search™ is immediately available on Keith’s web site at

With HDTV Home Search, a consumer taps on the screen of a smartphone or tablet to run their desired home search, and the main photo of each resulting listing is broadcast on the HDTV. The consumer can tap the photo to see the basic listing information (price, address, bedrooms, square footage) appear over the photo. Another tap on “Details” displays additional photos and comprehensive information about the listing. Swiping the photo displays the next listing.

“When couples are searching for homes, they drive around neighborhoods together, go to open houses together, and view homes with a real estate agent together. They can discuss the homes they see in the moment.”, said Keith Byrd, “but when searching homes online, couples do their searches independently (or only one of them does the online searching). This doesn’t allow them to discuss the homes with each other before one (or the other) removes a home from the list of potential homes to look at. Our HDTV Home Search makes it quick and easy for couples to view and discuss home listings throughout their entire home search process.”

According to the 2012 California Association of REALTORS Home Buyer Survey, 79% of buyers searching the Internet for homes are couples. The amount of time buyers are searching online before contacting a real estate agent has also increased. In 2012, buyers spent 12 weeks searching before contacting an agent vs. 4 weeks in 2006.

While the HDTV Home Search is optimized to work with broadcasting on an HDTV, it also works great for home searching on individual devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops). HDTV Home Search requires no special apps to be downloaded; it works within an existing web browser supporting HTML5. It is immediately available on Keith’s San Luis Obispo real estate website –

About Keith Byrd

Keith Byrd had a successful 17-year career in Silicon Valley before moving to the California Central Coast and starting his real estate business in 2002 and launching his local web site in 2003. In December 2010, Keith joined Patterson Realty, an Independent brokerage in San Luis Obispo, and brought his website and tools to the Patterson agents. Since Keith joined, Patterson Realty has experienced phenomenal growth. Residential Sales went from $23 million in 2010 to $69 million in 2011, $96 Million in 2012, and on track to do over $120 million in 2013.

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