New MLS service for realtors and real estate professionals coming soon
In our quest to provide future-proof websites for our clients, we're always being challenged to find new solutions and better ways to present information. And sometimes, that leads us to some very exciting new discoveries!
We've been building websites for homebuilders and realtors in Ontario for several years now, but one problem always rears its head - integration of MLS listings.
If you look at most real estate broker websites, you'll see the latest homes for sale appear as rolling listings that you can search through to find, say, a three bedroom home in Ingersoll with back yard within a set budget.
These home listings are provided under the auspices of CREA, the Canadian Real Estate Association, and real estate agencies can access them to enter details of houses for sale. Licenced realtors can also display the listings on their website.
Which, sadly, is actually easier said than done. Most of the firms who claim to be able to add MLS listings to websites are based in the USA, and the USA MLS system is different from the Canadian system, technically speaking. There are precious few Canadian companies who offer MLS listings integration, and their solutions are usually expensive, with high set up fees and costly monthly feed fees.
Which is where Akira Studio came in. We needed a MLS listings solution for a realtor client here in Ontario, so we looked for a cost-effective solution available in Canada. And we looked, and looked, and looked again.
And we're delighted to announce, we've cracked it! Our new solution is still under wraps, but suffice to say, it ticks all the boxes for success in today's highly competitive property market. Our solution seamlessly integrates MLS listings into a mobile friendly (responsive) website that is easy to use, looks great, and is highly cost-effective for both brokerage companies and individual realtors. With minimal set-up costs, and a low monthly support and hosting fee, we reckon it is Canada's most affordable online realty solution for real estate professionals.
We're calling it MLSPro, and we've popped up a teaser website at www.mlspro.house until we're ready to announce full details.
We are now a registered CREA DDF™ Technology Provider, so we can build realtors their own personalized version of realtor.ca with listings that automatically updating as the realtor updates them with CREA. (Believe us, this is a BIG deal compared with what was available before!)
So, if you or your real estate company need a website that sells homes 24/7/365 and works on any mobile device, call us and we'll put you on our 'Founders' list for priority development once the solution is announced. Or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for all the latest Akira news.
We look forward to helping you sell more homes to more happy clients in 2015!