Many things go into making a good real estate IDX website. One of those key features is an easy and powerful property search function. Here is a quick rundown of some of the most important search functions on your Homes Connect website.
Simple Front and Center
First and foremost, the IDX property search is easy to find and use. Placed above the fold on most of our designs, the main search function mimics what consumers find on most of the major portals like Homes.com. A single search field allows you to quickly enter city, state, zip code, or MLS number and click search.
Beds, Baths, and Price Ranges
The next level of common search details is bedrooms, bathrooms, and price. On your Homes Connect IDX website, consumers are given these options once they click in the main search box. Price ranges are set in $50,000 increments, but can be manually set to any range that the consumer wishes to use.
Some people are very particular about what they are looking for in a home. These buyers want to be able to sort down to an exact feature or set of features that are on their “must have” list. This is where keyword options come in handy.
Multiple Areas and IDX feeds
One of the value propositions you can offer consumers when operating in a large metro area is the ability to consolidate their searches into a single site. A 20 minute commute in any direction can land your client in a different county, and that often means a different MLS data feed. Showing consumers that you have all the listings they need in one place will keep them coming back to your website over and over again.
You can edit the property search title on your Homes Connect IDX website by simply going to the “Page Manager” section of your Homes Connect account. Once there, select to edit the homepage, and you will be able to type any personal message or invitation to consumers that might want to use your website
Find out more about Homes Connect IDX websites or contact us at 888-510-8795.
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