Just for weekend fun - and because it is also useful - we released a search engine based on Google's custom search engine technology, which allows visitors to search real estate related content that are provided only on real estate websites. In other words, it is a search engine which uses the subset of the whole web. The search engine index is built with pages from Zillow, Inman News, Trulia, ActiveRain and RealBird (and all other domain names linked from those sites).
For example, if you use RealBird to market your properties online and your RealBird account is set up with your own website and blog links, the search engine index will contain your listing information on RealBird and all the content from your website and blog.
The search engine can be found at http://search.realbird.com
Here are a few sample searches:
Searching for a real estate professional: Janie Coffey
Looking for property for sale information: Hopkinton homes for sale
Searching for real estate terms: "Real estate capital gain when selling your home"
Searching for industry news: Century 21 advertising
You can also grab and deploy it as a widget on your own website and blog. See it in action on the right side of this blog. We also embedded it below. Use the embed code through the "Grab widget" button or to customize the width and height on the widget homepage.