Real estate agents and brokers can now add built-in IDX service to any website, including an interactive Google map with icons representing property listings in specific geographic areas. The service incorporates data feeds from nearly 300 MLS providers, covering almost two-thirds of all listings in the U.S.
OAKLAND, CA, April 20, 2006—iHOUSE Web Solutions, a division of CIS Data Systems™, Inc., and a leader in realtor web site design and online marketing services, announced a new feature on both its standalone and iHOUSE-integrated IDXPro MLS search service for real estate websites. IDXPro will now populate Google Local Map with icons that represent the property listings that appear on the MLS search results page of the IDXPro customer’s website.
“We are certain that all IDXPro customers will be very thrilled with this new feature,” says Paul Sheng, CEO. “Visitors to an agent’s website will instantly see, on a Google Local Map, the locations of the MLS properties that match their search criteria, without ever leaving that agent’s website. It becomes a powerful marketing and lead capture tool.” Website visitors can also choose to receive automatic, daily email alerts on new properties that match their search criteria.
The Google Local Map will be directly incorporated onto the IDXPro MLS search results page. The visitor can see summary listing details by clicking on any listing icon on the map. The visitor can then click on a link on the summary details to go to a web page that provides more information on the property.
Several new optional features are also included in the latest IDXPro release. Agents can now choose to require a visitor to register before accessing more information on a specific listing after seeing the summary results of a search. They can also add a “Hot Listing” icon to individual listings that have been added or edited within a custom-defined time period, and can select an option to have their own listings that match the search criteria appear first on the search results page.
Since 1986, iHOUSE Web Solutions, a division of CIS Data Systems, Inc., has provided real estate professionals with Internet tools to build their businesses. Through continued, successful designs of user-friendly real estate agent websites and other products for real estate web site promotion, the company has built a network of over 10,000 customers, and maintains IDX data feeds with nearly 300 MLS’s nationwide, representing nearly two-thirds of all listings in the U.S. Its web marketing solutions include iHOUSE websites, IDXPro MLS search and email service, MarketReach email marketing solution, VTShowcase virtual tour manager, and ConnecTel toll-free communication service. Headquartered in Oakland, California, iHOUSE Web Solutions can be reached by phone (Toll-Free) at 866-645-7702, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting its website at www.ihouseweb.com.