The first two weeks have been useful since implementing the new MLS search here on RealCentralVA. Feedback has been 99% positive.
Here’s what I’m seeing so far -
1 – All the photos and virtual tours still aren’t coming over – I think this may have something to do with the type of feed they’re using, but we’ll sort it out soon.
2 – The Days on Market aren’t entirely accurate – they seem to be displaying the days since the listing was last updated rather than the actual Days on Market.
3 – The School districts still aren’t displaying, and this is quite frustrating as this was one of my most-anticipated features – to be able to save searches with multiple school districts.
4 – I’m setting up some pretty cool searches which I’ll be talking about in more detail soon. For example – Charlottesville foreclosures, Albemarle foreclosures, (more on the dynamics and specifics of these later), Homes in Albemarle with price reductions of at least 10 percent in the past four weeks, (and in the City of Charlottesville)
5 – I’m loving the RSS subscriptions.
6 – Diverse Solutions remains highly recommendable; they’re very responsive (usually respond within 24 hours).
I’m going to do a post in the next couple of days highlighting some of the key features of the search – search by MLS number, how each listing has a permanent link that you can email to your friends (or use in a blog post ) …
To those using this – thank you. I sincerely appreciate the time you’ve spent using it and the feedback you’ve given, as well as your patience as we work out this new tool. Once it’s fully optimized I think it will be by far the best tool in the area.
What are your thoughts? What’s good and bad about it so far? How are you using it? Should I require registration to use it after an arbitrary number of searches?