Custom IDX Programming Solutions for realtors, real estate agents and brokers across the country.
What is map based MLS searching?
Map based multiple listing service (MLS) searching is the latest bleeding edge feature for your website.
There are some website visitors who have no clue which zip code matches where they want to live. Many of them get annoyed looking at homes, only to find they are on the wrong side of town.
This problem goes way when they use a map to zoom down to their neighborhood AND see houses for sale ON THE MAP itself. Imagine this:
Someone comes to your website to search for a house for sale. They don’t know the zip codes, but they know where on the map they would like to live. Instead of trying to bounce back and forth between the MLS listing and a map to see if the house is in their territory, they STAY on a map of the area looking for homes. They zoom down to the area they want, and houses for sale JUST in that area pop-up on the map. When they find a house, they can switch over to the aerial photography to see if the area is clear cut track homes or is a nice wooded area with mature trees. In some areas, Google even has a street view of the actual house in the neightborhood.
Example Map Based Search for a Property
People are very visual. That is why television, movies, and now web video like uTube are so popular.
Example Map Based Search with Aerial Photography View for a Property
Find out how this can attract tons of website visitors, especially if you are the first one in an area to have it on your website.
I have many people who help manage content on my website. Does each person have to talk to your programmer?
No! NeoNexus builds our MLS broker websites using WordPress or Joomla open source content management systems (CMS). A CMS allows non-programmers to update the website directly.
You can delegate authority to any number of personnel the ability to update some or all of your website pages.
We get a lot of website traffic now. Is your solution going to crash with a lot of visitors?
NeoNexus uses Rackspace dedicated hosting. By segmenting out the database server from the web server, we can scale to support tens of thousands of daily visitors.
One of our customers is a Fortune 500 energy company that uses one of our applications to process data across 20 vendors in their supply chain. We have the resources to grow as big as you can get.
I don’t want a template look. Can I get a unique design?
Yes. Our design is kept separate from the programming, so we can build a fully custom unique design. Once you like the look, we integrate in the programming behind the scenes. We can add graphic design elements to keep your website sharp and give it the WOW factor.
Can I add features like mortgage calculators to my website?
Yes! We can stream the latest mortgage rates from the national sources, add mortgage calculators, and include other cool features to enrich the user experience.
Do you support multiple MLS systems?
Yes! You will have your own database supporting your website, so we can bring in data from several MLS systems for your visitors to search.
Some competing solutions also have this feature, but houses listed in more than one MLS system are double listed. The NeoNexus solution solves this problem. Houses are listed once regardless of how many MLS systems they are in, and they have a tag showing the various MLS numbers.
Do you have solutions for new or part time agents?
Yes! Although we offer individual realtor websites at affordable prices, we offer a one page website through our broker site surge that the broker can provide to the agent at no charge. The agent can maintain their own content on their page.
What about blogging and social media?
Both Joomla and WordPress offer popular blogging tools so your
marketing department can keep visitors up to date on the latest real estate happenings in the area. Engage visitors, rate neighborhoods, and provide a medium for customers to publish testimonials.
NeoNexus also can train you how to leverage blogs through national blog networks to increase visitors through search engine visibility.
Can you help with search engine optimization (SEO)?
Yes. NeoNexus has customers both locally and nationally on page 1 of Google and Yahoo for their relevant search terms. We constantly update our knowledge of search engine optimization to stay in tune with the latest search engine changes, including leveraging social media.
Do you use one of those national services that integrates the MLS search by leaving your website and moving to another domain (like “mydomain.idxservice.com”)?
No. We have a fully integrated MLS solution, so the visitor is always on YOUR website.
We also support both RETS and IDX technology. IDX systems are typically updated once per day, but RETS can be near real time, depending on your individual MLS system.
Can visitors create an account and save their home searches?
Yes. We can allow visitors to create and account and save searches while they are engaged in looking for a home. While this helps the visitor from a convenience standpoint, it also helps the broker track users and email market to them during their entire life cycle of searching for a home.
What if you have never worked with my specific MLS service before?
RETS and IDX are national standards. While there are some nuances between MLS systems, the core data is the same, and NeoNexus can sort out those details and make it work for you. As long as your MLS provides web access to the MLS data, we can work with it.
Our web marketing experts can help determine what your specific need is.
Call us today at (910) 399-7603.