CHICAGO, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RE/MAX Northern Illinois announces the release of its redesigned, fully-responsive real estate search platform on illinoisproperty.com. Providing users a personalized, touch-friendly interface that brings together the benefits of broker powered MLS data and modern design.
Beyond the new design, this innovative platform features an extensive list of upgrades including school attendance boundary search, which ensures users the ability to incorporate their school of choice in the home search process. Also available is the ability to draw custom search areas, putting visitors in full control of the geographic area of their search parameters. With a free-flowing design from desktop to phone, this mobile-friendly design also enables on-the-go users to access the nearest listings with GPS search.
Within the new responsive design, search results are displayed in a clean, touch-friendly format by user's choice of map view, gallery or hybrid of both. After selecting a listing, information appears as an overlay where users can swipe through high-resolution photos which when closed, returns the user seamlessly to their search. This new layout guarantees an efficient visitor experience by maintaining search results as you move from listing to listing.
"Great attention was given to the design and ergonomics to help ensure we delivered a broker powered search that is competitive with the leading sites on the market. We would like to thank our partners at Reliance Network who were diligent in helping deliver this next generation of real estate search," said Casey Reagan, Chief Technology Officer for the RE/MAX Northern Illinois network.
Visitors have the option of signing up for a free My Property Finder account giving them access to request more information, schedule a showing with a RE/MAX agent or save favorite listings that can be accessed across any device on the website or the mobile app.
In addition to the search platform's launch on illinoisproperty.com, the thousands of office and agent websites in the RE/MAX Northern Illinois regional network also receive the full suite of search enhancements as a part of the region's technology program. In addition to a full CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system, this package also provides a private branded version of the region's highly rated mobile app for every office and agent.
The rollout of this search interface equips RE/MAX affiliates with integrated marketing tools that allow them to promote their listings, website and mobile app in the digital world, including a newly enhanced app promotion that allows office and agents to promote app downloads directly from their website.
"Our close alliance with RE/MAX Northern Illinois allows us the opportunity to consistently innovate and deliver exciting new technologies such as Search3 with its integrated lead management and CRM. We understand the strategic importance of achieving what our industry needs today, particularly with device agnostic, mobile responsive technologies," said Sean McRae CEO Reliance Network.
The release of this redesigned platform is the first announcement in an aggressive road map of technology enhancements for the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region. Future enhancements including enriched school data, home values and commute time search are planned for later this year. With the upcoming rollout of these upgrades, visitors will be provided with all of the data they expect in a real estate search experience.
RE/MAX agents consistently rank among the most productive in the industry. In 2015, RE/MAX Northern Illinois agents averaged 18 transaction sides. RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989 and is continually growing. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of more than 2,250 sales associates and 106 independently owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its mobile real estate app, available for download at www.illinoisproperty.com, provides comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, a global real estate organization with 104,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations.
RE/MAX Northern Illinois
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