Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2006
RealBird, the Redwood City-based provider of interactive, online maps and map based lead generation tools tailored for the real estate industry, announces today the availability of its flagship Map-based Search service with listings data from the RE Infolink Multiple Listings Service, the multiple listing service for five California counties in and around the Silicon Valley. InfoLink serves 16,000+ Realtor® subscribers and maintains a large MLS database, with a rolling average of more than 8,000 active listings.
Illustrating that “one map is worth a thousand mouse clicks,” the RealBird Map-based Search provides not only interactive street maps with listings, but also aerial, topographical and Google maps to improve the home buying process. The service can be easily integrated “out of the box” into any real estate website and it can be customized to meet the most sophisticated functional and design requirements. The benefit to agents and brokers is derived from the ease of use of the map based search for finding a home, resulting in a strong competitive edge and therefore more and better qualified leads. The service is also most cost effective, starting at only $25/month for individual agents and $100/month for small brokers – with the: “Leads guaranteed, or your service is free” pledge. Featured Listings are automatically syndicated to hundreds of syndication servers and also uploaded to Google Base.
“We are committed to making the process of searching for homes online an efficient and rewarding experience for our clients, and the RealBird map-based search is a great tool to provide that” explains Mark Thomason, the first silicon Valley broker to adopt the RealBird technology on his website http://www.ThomasonTeam.com. “This interactive, map- based search technology is much more user friendly than the existing search tools. We decided to use RealBird’s technology because they are the leading innovator in their field and we believe that real estate competitiveness depends increasingly on innovations in high technology.”
Featuring RealBird’s map-based search tool, Mark’s web site enables consumers to click on an area of a map and view all of the listings there. By mousing over an icon they can view a snippet of information about a property, or click for a detailed property description page. Consumers can search much faster and obtain a realistic snapshot of what’s available in the market place.
“Mark is our first client for the RE Infolink MLS, which covers the Bay Area from South San Francisco to Monterey,” says Gabriel Gross, founder and president of RealBird. “Our interactive map based search is a perfect fit for the cutting edge technology that Bay Area homebuyers increasingly expect from their agents.”
RealBird’s service ( http://www.realbird.com ) includes street, aerial and topographical maps, broker-branded driving directions and various visualized data layers, with interactive hotspots that can be linked to photos, websites or virtual tours leading to a superior home buying experience. RealBird’s Map-based Search service couples the traditional, form-based search with the ability to browse listings on a street or aerial map. Full integration with Google Maps and the Google Earth Viewer are also included.
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