Boston Sold Listings Data Selected to be Displayed by REALTOR.com
REALTOR.com operator Move Inc. announced that they would be showing consumers in the Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco markets sold listing data – including who represented the buyer and seller – thanks to agreements with three multiple listing services. In return, Move is providing the three MLSs with its “Find” application, a “natural language” search tool that provides access to data aggregated by Move, including property records, neighborhood and school information, and local amenities.
The “Find” application is designed to provide REALTORS® with a more sophisticated interface for mining the data Move has put together, the company said when it first offered it to MLSs more than three years ago.
In return, Move gets to publish “sold” listing data on REALTOR.com, a feature that’s made “Virtual Office Websites” (VOWs) – like those operated by Redfin – popular with consumers.
Additionally, REALTOR.com has unveiled a new rental app that enables users to search for rental properties on iOS and Android smartphones. The app, which is also operated by Move, Inc., aims to bring REALTOR.com up to speed with Trulia and Zillow, which both already have apps. The app features an image-focused interface, allowing users to scroll through listing photos, and also allows consumers to filter by specifications and criteria.
As always, REALTORS® should take the opportunity to enter info on their industry experience, specialty areas of practice, and certificates and designations earned, as well as upload a current photo, to enhance their profile on REALTOR.com.