Map-based REO Search available in 5 MLS markets

We have been a bit quiet on this blog for a month or so. To jump-start the conversation again, let me announce the immediate availability of the RealBird Map-based REO Search service in the following 5 MLS markets:

  • REIL - RE InfoLink, California - San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito counties and includes Central Valley MLS data
  • EBRD/MAXMLS - California - Alameda and Contra Costa counties
  • BAREIS - California - Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano and Mendocino counties
  • SANDICOR - California - San Diego county
  • MRIS - DC, Maryland and part of Virginia and Pennsylvania

As more and more properties go into foreclosure and eventually end up being bank owned, savvy home buyers and real estate investors seek bargain deals in REOs. Demand for bank owned properties has increased dramatically. With the new RealBird Map-based REO Search tool, you can now service this large home buyer segment and tap into the lucrative business.

Live examples:



  • 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

For more information, pricing and to get your REO map-search up and running, please call (866) 551-2934 or email

SANDICOR and MRIS IDX map searches are updated in every 2 hours

We have released an update for two of our supported MLSs: SANDICOR in San Diego and MRIS in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia. Fresh data is now pulled every two hours. In other words, your clients will be able to see properties almost as soon as they are listed in the MLS, through the map-based IDX search widget, MLS hotlist widgets and MLS RSS feed

For those of you who are patiently waiting for us to add new MLS coverages, the good news is that finally we started to work on a major push to cover more area and within a month or so, we'll be announcing many new markets. If you are interested and have not done so yet, you can submit your request here and we'll notify you as soon as the service is available for your market.

-- Zoltan Szendro

MRIS MLS coverage added with Open House Map support

We have been working on it for a while, but finally, we are glad to announce, that MRIS MLS coverage (Metropolitan Regional Information System) is now available for the RealBird Map-based MLS Search service. MRIS is one of the biggest MLS in the country with almost 60,000 member real estate agents providing access to 90,000 plus active listings. We are glad to bring the unique and powerful features of the RealBird IDX solutions to the MRIS market.

Below is a quick feature list. For more info and examples see or go straight ahead a set up your free trial

  • Map-based MRIS Search: instant, visual results: Consumer facing IDX solutions has to be quick, visually impressive and "sticky" in order to capture and keep visitors on your site. The RealBird Map-based MLS solution provides intuitive, quick user interface and it brings visitors a few click closer to becoming your home buyer leads.
  • Flexible: add it to your website or blog: The RealBird solution has a flexible user interface to provide you with the most possible options for integration. You can embed it into your website or blog and it fits into different design templates nicely. You can change the width of the map, enable, disable headers and footers, change background color and so on.
  • Neighborhood MLS maps: Create neighborhood listing maps
  • Niche searches: Configure and share unlimited niche searches like "Luxury DC" or "Bargain Baltimore"
  • Open house maps: The industry's first private labeled open home maps
  • Social bookmarking and email sharing: Built-in social bookmarking and email tool for easy sharing by you or your visitors
  • Capture leads from portals and search engines: One of the most unique and groundbreaking features of the service is the "real estate search" syndication platform using your featured listings as the marketing vehicle. You can now embed your map-based MRIS search in your single property websites created with RealBird and capture buyer leads from real estate portals and search engines including Craigslist, Trulia, Google and more. Read more about this novel approach in our previous post
  • MLS hotsheet widgets: Create automatically updated photo slideshows, email signatures, banners, blog sidebar widgets and more from any MLS search and hotlist

See live examples on RealBird and go ahead and set up a free trial to see all the options and features yourself.

-- Zoltan Szendro