(PRWEB) May 21, 2011
RE/MAX Northern Illinois, a privately owned RE/MAX region, which encompasses the top third of the state of Illinois, has added to its real estate Website, illinoisproperty.com, the ability to search rental and recently sold properties from the MLS. These two new features are designed to meet emerging and growing consumer and market trends.
“In the last year, the demand for rental property has been the largest growing segment of online search, so it was paramount to provide consumers with the best search tools possible for this vital segment of the real estate market,” stated Casey Reagan, Chief Technology Officer for the RE/MAX Northern Illinois network.
Rental and recently sold properties can be easily found through the “quick search” tool on the illinoisproperty.com home page. Consumers also have the ability to easily and seamlessly switch between active, sold, foreclosure, rental, new developments and open house searches in thousands of towns throughout northern Illinois. All search results allow consumers to see the property from either a satellite or street view powered by Google Maps.
“At RE/MAX Northern Illinois, we are always looking for new ways to keep our very popular Website at the cutting edge of consumer trends and meet their demands for ease-of-use and data integrity. We feel that these new features give consumers what they need to save them time and provide them with the reliable and easy-to-use data they require,” adds Reagan.
Reagan believes that the key benefit of utilizing sold data provided by the MLS is that it is more timely, accurate, and comprehensive than other sources, which have to aggregate data from a variety of areas. MLS sold data provides consumers with property details not normally available in the public record, including interior photos of the property along with the sold price and full property details.
“Consumers are looking for data they can trust. Our goal has been to provide them with the most accurate and complete market picture available for the largest investment of their life. While there are many popular non-brokerage real estate websites out there that offer similar data, they are most often aggregating it from numerous sources which often results in stale or incomplete information. The benefit of using brokerage-based real estate Websites, such as illinoisproperty.com, is that the property information comes from the MLS, thus ensuring the greatest data integrity," added Reagan.
RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network consists of 2,300 sales associates and 110 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of brokerage services throughout the northern one-third of Illinois. Its http://www.illinoisproperty.com and http://www.remax.com websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. Its mobile search, m.illinoisproperty.com, allows users to conduct real estate searches on any mobile device with Internet access. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 90,000 sales associates in 83 nations.