Let’s just say that working for Kevin Levent keeps every day interesting. Let’s take, for example, a comment from last week’s blog where he “accidentally” let the cat out of the bag about our new mobile website. Way to steal my thunder Kevin!
Well, today I get to announce OFFICIALLY that we launched a mobile version of the Metro Brokers website. I can’t tell you how excited all us techies are. It not only uses some cool new technology (ASP.Net MVC for those technically inclined), but it’s super fast and leverages the power of our one-0f-a-kind listing search engine.
Mobile Residential Listing Search
All 130,000+ listings from FMLS, GAMLS, and NEG MLS are now available from anywhere. You can search based on address, city, zip, MLS number and more. Now, when you have your buyer customer with you in the car, you can drive by a house and have the listing data at your fingertips. Try entering only the street number for a super-fast search. Each listing is integrated with the mobile version of Google Maps, allowing you to see the property location on a map designed to fit your mobile phone’s screen.
Mobile Agent Search
All of our agents are available via the Agent Search feature on the mobile site. Each agent’s headshot and contact information is displayed in a “mini-profile.” Also, each Metro Brokers’ listing shows the agent’s name and links directly to their mini-profile.
Mobile Office Search
Consumers who need directions to an office can easily locate the address via the Office Search feature. We have also integrated a link to the mobile version of Google Maps and we show a photo of the office that can assist in identifying the office on sight.
Tips for Web Browsing on Your Mobile Phone
If you’re having trouble viewing this site on your phone, try fiddling with your options. Sometimes you may change your settings while viewing incompatible sites, and those settings are remembered. For example, on a Palm Treo with Windows Mobile, try setting the option to “Fit to Screen.”
Let us know what you think; feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks to Ken, Trygve, and Cahn for some great programming. And thanks to Kevin, I guess, for… um… letting us use his phone to test the site. 🙂