Features for Front End Users
The real estate sites designed in STPL have a wide
range of search functionalities.
It helps the buyers
to narrow down to the properties of his concerns.
With basic search functionality the user can search
properties by entering city, state, zip
The address feature is to have the same flexibility
as Google Map so that it
can support the Mapping
feature used for displaying the search results.
Advance search (refined search with filters like property types e.g. condo, co-op,
duplex, single family; listing providers e.g. Realtors, FSBO, Foreclosure; price range,
property area, number of bedrooms and bathrooms). The advance search features
enables the user to narrow down his search to the kind of properties he is looking for.
The filters provided in the search work as a sieve which filters out the
are not of the userâ€™s interest and only the properties which match to the selection
criteria provided by the user are displayed.
MLS (Multiple Listing Services) number search allows a user to search a property of his
likings through a unique MLS number which is provided if the property is listed in a
Multiple Listing Service (MLS) (also Multiple Listing System or Multiple Listings Service).
The search results are displayed with the help of interactive Google maps API. This
helps the buyer to
get an idea about the exact location of the property and the
landmarks nearby. The location of the
property is displayed as an icon in the map.
The buyer can click on the icon to see the details of the
property in pop up balloon.
The details of the property give a clear picture to the buyer and helps in
making up his
mind to go for the deal.
The mapping functionality also displays landmarks
nearby such as Hotels, Schools,
etc. to help the user locate a property with ease.
The price indicator functionality uses the
interface with www.zillow.com and provides
pricing of neighborhood properties to get an
idea about the cost of the property the
Heat maps compare neighborhood values in a city. We utilize ZestimatesÂ® of homes by
their square footage to show which neighborhoods are more or less expensive.
Red to Green colors could show lower to higher valuation of properties
Maps search allows a user to click on a certain area in the map and see the listings
of that area without entering any inputs.
The striking features of all the search functionalities are:
Use of Ajax Controls to reduce the response time plays a crucial role in improving the
performance of the sites.
Display of search results in different views (Gallery view and Detail view) as per user
Featured listings (paid listings) are given better ranks in search results than non