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Intermountain MLS (IMLS) is now available for the map-based REO search service

We just added Intermountain MLS (IMLS) of Idaho to the list of supported MLSes for the RealBird Map-based REO search service. IMLS members can now add a map-based search showing REOs (bank owned homes) to their websites and blogs. It is an add-on feature to our RealBird Map-based Search service.


The list of supported MLSes with REO map search are:
  • EBRD/MAXMLS - California
  • MLSListings (REIL) - California  
  • BAREIS - California 
  • SANDICOR - California  
  • MRIS - DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia 
  • IMLS - Idaho 

Features:

  • Embed live, interactive REO map-based search into your website, blog or even into your ActiveRain blog.
  • Unlimited localized searches: create REO maps for your local neighborhoods. Great for SEO.
  • REO photo and blog sidebar widgets - automatically updated
  • Niche REO searches: luxury bank owned properties, bargain bank owned lands etc.
  • RSS feed for every search: your client will never miss a great deal again
  • Configuration options: show or hide property address, link it to your full property information or use it with the built-in email lead collector

See an example below, courtesy of Gabe Cordova (click the image to see it live):


Boise Idaho Bank Owned Homes Search


Please contact us for pricing and to sign up to the service at (866) 551-2934 or email support@realbird.com.

Eichler homes for sale in the San Francisco Bay Area

Another great example of the power of the new RealBird Property Search engine when it comes to creating preset listing search engines. This time, it is from Mark Mena, an agent with Intero. The search engine is pre configured for showing SF Bay Area Eichler homes. Joseph Eichler was a California-based, post-war residential real estate developer with a very distinct style. His firm built some 11,000 homes mostly in the San Francisco bay area and also in Sothern California.

Real estate professionals: Login or register at RealBird to get your own RealBird Property Search, a private labeled, nationwide real estate search engine.


Writing a market report with embedded RealBird Property Search

Janie Coffey was kind to let us reblog her recent Coral Gables market update post on ActiveRain. It is a perfect demonstration of another innovative usage of the new RealBird Property Search.

You can see her original post at MiamiByLandAndSea.com

Highlights:
  1. SEO and client engagement: Janie writes about Coral Gables real estate market statistics, which is a great SEO and customer engagement practice
  2. In-context home search: The RealBird Property Search is embedded below the report, preset to the specific zip code to provide instant access to over 400 local real estate listings. Visitors can sort listings and refine search criteria all withing the blog post. They can also share and save searches and listings and request more information and showing from Janie instantly
  3. Professional design: Janie selected a theme for her RealBird Property Search, which fits nicely in her existing blog design. It provides a professional user interface and great user experience.

Update: I tried to embed Janie's ActiveRain blog below, but there seems to be some bugs with our Typepad blog's rendering, so rather, click here to see her blog post in action.



-- Zoltan
RealBird.com

Moo.com now prints and ships from the US

One of our favorite on-line printing services, Moo.com announced that they opened their US operation and now they print and ship from the US for US customers.

Moo provides many options including printing lots of different images in one pack, creating unique & personal products by printing your own images or choosing MOO designs and "ready made" products.

For real estate agents, there are many great options including their double-sided business cards, postcards and greeting cards. My favorite is Moo's capability to print different images on different cards ordered in one pack. You can for example upload your pictures of your recently sold properties and have business card showing your actual portfolio of achievements. 

Click the image below to see their selection:

MOO Business Cards