Add millions of listings to your website and blog

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Services for Real Estate Pros with RealBird Inc.

We are very pleased to announce the beta release of our new RealBird Property Search tool covering the whole U.S with millions of for sale and for rent properties, foreclosures and FSBOs.

This property search tool is using Google's vast database of syndicated listings (Google Base), and designed to be private labeled for real estate professionals, branded with your contact info, logo or photo and all leads go to you.. The RealBird Property Search is one of the largest and fastest real estate search engines out there. It was designed from the ground up to be lightning fast and customizable by you in order to provide your visitors and clients an outstanding user experience.

We'll be posting more case studies and feature descriptions, but in this first post, let me emphasize one of the key features:

The service allows you to set up preset searches and generate widgets for those to be added to your website or blog, or emailed to clients. Loaded with features: mapped properties, street view, embedded Google Earth, social bookmarking and sharing, and your visitors can create accounts for their property searches, where they can save searches and favorite listings. Your blog and Twitter updates are also streamed into their account. The search tool can be embedded anywhere with customizeable width/height or sidebar widgets. The value proposition is similar to IDX searches, but rather than relying on MLS feeds, - for the first time -, you can provide access to FSBO, foreclosure and other type of listings as well. Just like with IDX searches, all inquiries are forwarded to you. It's your own home search portal.

To get your own private labeled version, login to RealBird and follow the simple steps on the landing page or register for free here.

To demonstrate the capabilities, please see a live version from the Brenda Magness, Brenda Blaser & Pam Yoakum Realty Group. They were the first to deploy it on their ActiveRain site (both as a sidebar widget and embedded in a post)

The example below shows a preset search module for Luxury Keller, TX Homes (Keller, TX +15mi - Single Family Homes - $2M+). It is a live embed, you can interact with it.

Get your own, private labeled RealBird Property Search engine on RealBird.com

-- Zoltan
RealBird.com

Comments (38)

RealBird Real Estate Marketing
RealBird Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
All-In-One Real Estate Marketing Toolkit

Jan - Good question. 

The service is fully branded to you, we just have a "Powered by RealBird" logo in the footer. All inquiries (More info request) and client registrations go to you. We are just the service provider, we do not want home buyer inquiries :)

There are a few different options: you can embed the fully functional search engine, just like we did with the live site above in our post. In the RealBird member area, you can copy the proper code and paste it into your AR blog post (or other website's page) in HTML mode (this is important - you have to switch the editor to the HTML view)

You can also take a sidebar widget (thin design which fits into the sidebar of AR or other blogs) and copy the appropriate iframe code (again, from the RealBird member area) into your web editor. In case of ActiveRain, it is "My Home>Settings>Blog description"

Finally, you can use regular links on your website or blog, that opens up a full screen version of this service. Even in that case, it is always your branded service, which directs all client communication to you.

-- Zoltan 

 

Apr 17, 2009 03:25 PM
RealBird Real Estate Marketing
RealBird Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
All-In-One Real Estate Marketing Toolkit

Just fixed a bug. Now correctly showing properties with 8-digits price tag :)

See for example this 7br 10 ba beauty

Apr 17, 2009 06:34 PM
Teresa Berry
Seattle, WA

Zoltan OMGosh I've been playing with the new listing search a bit: like having a choice of sizes (full screen is my fave) & good color selection. The ability to add links and other html is another HOT feature, can't wait to get time to explore and embed it but so far I think I Love this! thanks =D RealBird Rocks!

Apr 17, 2009 07:07 PM
John Savignano
RE/MAX Executive - Hopkinton, MA
Realtor - Hopkinton and Metrowest MA Real Estate

I tried it on my website and love it, thank you, thak you!! one glitch I noticed, when searching a price range, I found the same listings come up 4 or 5 times in a row. I am guessing this is because they were submitted to several portals, and your program picked them up from each one?  John

Apr 17, 2009 11:08 PM
RealBird Real Estate Marketing
RealBird Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
All-In-One Real Estate Marketing Toolkit

Tina - Thanks. Let me know when you have it deployed. The search configurator is obsessive. I find myself playing with it. Setting up niche searches, sharing interesting properties on social bookmarking sites . 

Apr 18, 2009 05:52 AM
RealBird Real Estate Marketing
RealBird Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
All-In-One Real Estate Marketing Toolkit

John - We are glad to hear you like the service and you are right, we noticed some duplicates as well, it is indeed due to the fact that some listings are syndicated by multiple sources. We'll work on it to try to figure out how to remove duplicates. It is tricky though as there is no one set of rules for such plus we will have to figure out which one to keep out of the duplicates. In your market, your MLS syndicates the active listings as well. You can set up a search if you want to where MLSPin is pre-set as a search keyword. This would eliminate the duplicates, but will also eliminate the non-MLS listings, such as FSBOs and pocket listings etc.

We are really pleased with all the inputs. Keep them coming !

Apr 18, 2009 05:56 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This sounds wonderful. I will bookmark this and try it later.

Apr 18, 2009 11:31 PM
RealBird Real Estate Marketing
RealBird Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
All-In-One Real Estate Marketing Toolkit

Thanks Gita

Apr 19, 2009 11:25 AM
Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate

You guys are awesome beyond belief!

Now featured on the Optimist Group.

Apr 23, 2009 03:53 PM
Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate

Sorry! I need to put this back up on Saturday. It's LOL Friday on the Optimist Board (I've been going too fast and didn't realize it's Friday already).

Apr 23, 2009 04:08 PM
RealBird Real Estate Marketing
RealBird Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
All-In-One Real Estate Marketing Toolkit

Thanks Mirela !  Any day to be featured is appreciated and thanks for the reblog as well.

 

Apr 24, 2009 05:39 AM
Inna Hardison
ha media group - Orlando, FL
Wordpress for Real Estate & Design, Print HaMedia Group

Hi Real Bird. We just tried putting it into our Joomla site, but it appears that my Joomla site isn't happy with i-frames.  Anything you guys can help us with?  Would like to be able to integrate the search engine thingie into the site, so that it doesn't leave our website, instead of just providing a link. 
I understand that it may be an operator error on our parts, but don't have the time or the patience to dig though code, so i figured i'd ask...

Apr 24, 2009 07:36 AM
RealBird Real Estate Marketing
RealBird Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
All-In-One Real Estate Marketing Toolkit

Inna - I found this thread about Joomla and iframe:

http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=326&t=299835

Most of the comments and back and forth Q&A, but some of them seems to be helpful:

http://winfoes.co.uk/dldocs/JoomIframe.pdf PDF file describing some ways to deal with iframe in Joomla

Many of the commenters also refer to a Joomla plugin called MosiFrame which seems to allow you to add iframe with ease. http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/4144/details

I personally never used Joomla, but the comments seem to indicate that Mosiframe plugin is the solution.

I hope this helps. If you suceeded, please make sure you let us know here so that we can check out your RealBird Property Search deployment.

Thanks

-- Zoltan

Apr 24, 2009 07:50 AM
Inna Hardison
ha media group - Orlando, FL
Wordpress for Real Estate & Design, Print HaMedia Group

Zoltan, thanks a million. will try the extension and see what happens.  Darn the love-hate relationship with Open Source - sometimes it's a lonely world:-)
Will update any other geeks Joomla users if successful.

Apr 24, 2009 08:06 AM
RealBird Real Estate Marketing
RealBird Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
All-In-One Real Estate Marketing Toolkit

Inna - Let us know if it worked.

Apr 24, 2009 04:20 PM
Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate
RE/MAX Suburban - Cary, IL
SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL

This is pretty cool stuff.  I need to head over to real bird and check it out, thanks!!

May 13, 2009 01:05 AM
RealBird Real Estate Marketing
RealBird Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
All-In-One Real Estate Marketing Toolkit

I am glad you like it. Check it out and don't hesitate to contact us with questions and feedback.

-- Zoltan

May 13, 2009 10:18 PM
Anja Kerstens, 669.270.8034
Compass - Morgan Hill, CA
GRI, NHCB, CDPE, CHS. Silicon Valley Homes

It worked for me.  Thanks a bunch for the tip.

May 22, 2009 09:33 AM
Anja Kerstens, 669.270.8034
Compass - Morgan Hill, CA
GRI, NHCB, CDPE, CHS. Silicon Valley Homes

One question I have: how do we post these links on our Facebook page?  I have not been successful in doing this.

May 22, 2009 09:34 AM
RealBird Real Estate Marketing
RealBird Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
All-In-One Real Estate Marketing Toolkit

Anja - Glad it worked. Facebook support is coming with the next version.

In the meantime, please check out these tutorials to get the most out of the service.

-- Zoltan
RealBird.com

May 22, 2009 09:40 AM