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Onboard Informatics Launches Neighborhood Navigator 2.0 WordPress Plug-In
The plug-in offers WordPress users quicker and easier access to the robust information and lead generation tools in Neighborhood Navigator 2.0 NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 28, 2017) - Onboard Informatics, the leading provider of real estate information, launched a suite of WordPress plugins to support its flagship product, Neighborhood Navigator (Nav 2.0) today. The plugin lets WordPress users link directly to Onboard's premium local content and lead generation tools with minimal development time and effort. Nav 2.0 has three plug-ins designed to achieve specific business objectives. The first, Nav, pulls in data from Onboard's multiple APIs to display the most popular information in real estate: public and private school information, community demographics, market trends and local amenities. Each section is displayed in an elegant report and gives users the ability to navigate any area in the country. Nurture is the second plugin. It is a lead generation extension that emails a comprehensive property report when a visitor submits an email address. Leads generated from Nurture are automatically emailed neighborhood updates twice a month with the latest local information from their area. Users of the Nurture plugin will get every lead generated and will have their contact information featured on all outgoing emails. The third plugin, Lead, simply allows online visitors to submit their contact information and specify their preferred method of communication. Combined, these three plugins create the full Nav 2.0 product. WordPress users have the flexibility use these plugins together or separately based on their preferences and business objectives. Onboard Informatics Senior Product Manager Dean Soukeras says that while this Plugin Suite is a great start, he hopes to have many more plugins available in 2018. "It's all about making the data we have easier to access and use to improve your business," said Soukeras. "If you have a WordPress website, which many in real estate and finance do, plugins are a fantastic way to do that." Developers could already work with Onboard Informatics APIs through the Developer Platform, but introducing a suite of WordPress plugins makes it easier for any creator to speed up the process of getting local information and lead capture tools on a website. "Onboard has been supplying critical information to the real estate community for over 15 years," said Onboard Informatics Co-Founder and CEO Marc Siden. "We know the data is important for people buying and selling a home. We are now focused on how we can improve delivery, so clients can use our data quicker, better, and more effectively. WordPress plugins are a natural extension of our main priority, which is making the best information in real estate easily and readily available." Each plug-in in the Nav 2.0 Suite is mobile-compatible, offering online visitors the same experience regardless of where they view it. If you are interested in seeing how to use the Nav 2.0 Suite, register for our upcoming demonstration on Wednesday, November 29. Even if you can't attend, register and Onboard Informatics will email you a copy of the recording.
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Onboard Informatics Partners with Purplebricks for their U.S. Launch
The U.K.-founded company, positioned as a next generation real estate agent, is hoping to replicate the success of its Australian rollout. NEW YORK, NY (NOVEMBER 15, 2017) - Onboard Informatics, the leader in real estate information, is helping power the newest portal shaking up the industry, Purplebricks. The U.K.-quoted Company launched their concept in Los Angeles in September with plans to expand across California in the coming months and throughout North America. Purplebricks offers a unique experience for both sides of the real estate transaction. For home sellers, the company charges a flat fee of $3,200 to list a property. In a high-priced housing market like LA, this has the potential to save sellers thousands of dollars in traditional sell-side commissions. Home buyers can view all properties and agents in one place on the Purplebricks portal. In addition to search, buyers can submit offers in real time, negotiate sales on properties and communicate directly with all relevant parties. "The innovative and intuitive technology platform offered by Purplebricks along with our experienced Local Real Estate Experts makes the entire process of buying and selling a home for our customers much more convenient, transparent and cost effective," said Jonathan Adler, Purplebricks Chief Marketing Officer. "We are thrilled to take this pioneering approach, which has been so successful in both Australia and the UK and bring it to the U.S." Purplebricks utilizes the developer platform from Onboard Informatics to access neighborhood and property information on the site. "Purplebricks is pulling school information, local amenities, market insight and more from our APIs," said Kevin Mattice, Onboard Informatics Senior Product Manager. "They want to be a complete resource for real estate consumers and having all this information easily available is a fantastic way to do that." London-based Purplebricks is three years old and recently raised $60 million in a special stock offering to launch in the U.S. Its innovative model for real estate has proven successful and includes services such as professional photography, immersive 3D virtual fly-throughs, the ability to schedule home tours 24/7 as well as an innovative platform that enables buyers and sellers to converse safely and securely, make offers and have them accepted, in real time, day or night, listing for a flat fee on the sell side. Traditionally, home sellers are charged a percentage on the sale of their home. "This model is a new concept for the U.S. market given its unique offering which includes the services of an experienced local real estate agent and 24/7 access from listing to closing, all for a flat-fee," said Eric Eckardt, Purplebricks U.S. CEO. "We want to change the way real estate transactions are done, with a strong emphasis of customer service." Purplebricks is challenging the traditional commission-based transaction model using tools like the robust API's from Onboard Informatics, offering customers a much more transparent solution. "We love powering innovative solutions like Purplebricks," said Marc Siden, Onboard Informatics CEO and Co-Founder. "After 15 years in the industry, just when we think we've seen it all, something totally new comes out. We're thrilled to be a part of it." Purplebricks, the next generation brokerage will continue to communicate the strength of its consumer-centric value proposition to customers across Los Angeles as it expands its combination of technology, full service local agents, and fair flat fee 'sell-side' approach.The U.K.-founded company, positioned as a next generation real estate agent, is hoping to replicate the success of its Australian rollout.
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Onboard Informatics Launches a Fresh New Look and a Third Bar for their Signature Product, Neighborhood Navigator 2.0
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Onboard Informatics Launches One of the Most Comprehensive School APIs in Real Estate
This new update makes integrating comprehensive school data into applications and websites easier than ever. NEW YORK, NY (AUGUST 21, 2017) - Onboard Informatics, a leader in real estate information, launched school data in their Property API today. The school data is an important addition to the Onboard Developer Platform, which serves as an easy access point to APIs on every property, community, and owner in the country. The school information is a critical component for many real estate portals and online applications. Now this robust data, including ratings, reviews and private school information, is available from one source. The School Data includes detailed information on more than 125,000 public and private schools and districts throughout the U.S. Information about test scores, enrollment, and teacher to student ratios are very important tools in helping families understand the educational environment and opportunities in a given area. "We're thrilled about the addition of the school API to our robust developer platform," said Kevin Mattice, Senior Product Manager at Onboard Informatics. "School location and quality are so important for people when deciding where to live. Having this comprehensive information readily available makes it easier than ever for our customers to incorporate this important data into whatever they are building." The school data requires no upgrade on the Onboard Developer Platform and is readily available for anyone with an API Key. The Developer Platform offers a free trial period and flexible pricing models to make it easy to start developing against the data. Key Categories in School Data API include: School Location Complete Address Public and Private Schools Latitude and Longitude (for mapping and searching by radius from a property) Allow users to only view schools their kids can attend from an address Students and Faculty Grade Span Enrollment (Total and by Grade) Student/Teacher Ratio Percent of College Bound Seniors Programs Innovative Programs Vocational Programs Facilities Technology Computers Libraries Contacts Principal and/or Superintendent Name and Contact Information "We've always prided ourselves on our extensive school data," said Marc Siden, CEO and Co-Founder of Onboard Informatics. "I want our clients to be able to build against things like private school information or qualitative data like student reviews. Where your child goes to school is incredibly important and I'm thrilled this data is now easier for our clients and developer platform users to access." If you're interested in finding out more about the platform, Onboard is hosting a webinar demo on Wednesday, August 23 at 2 pm E.S.T. Register and learn more about the webinar here. For more information visit onboardinformatics.com or email [email protected]
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Onboard Informatics Revolutionizes API Developer Platform for Real Estate
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New Developer Platform from Onboard Informatics Makes Accessing Valuable Content Easier
We like our clients. They take the data we aggregate and build some of the most dynamic and engaging tools in their industries. So when our clients speak, we listen. Last year, our clients started asking for an easier way to get the valuable content we offer. The Onboard Developer Platform is a direct reaction to that feedback. We’ve been beta testing our platform the last six months. In that time, we’ve had over 150 people sign up and provide insight. We now feel we’re in a position to invite a larger audience to experience the platform. This platform offers centralized access to a world of local data – property records, taxes and assessments, deeds, sales trends, boundaries, points of interest and more – to power the websites, mobile apps, and back office systems that keep our clients competitive. Eventually, all the data you can now find at Onboard will be available here, including community information, school, trends, and more. Before we developed the platform, accessing this critical data our clients use to engage and attract consumers required an involved security system. The developer platform is a simpler, faster, and more modern system of delivery while still keeping our client’s security interests at the forefront. We invite you and your teams to check out the Developer Platform. There are a lot of exciting things you can do with this data: Create compelling online content that engages consumers. Examples of companies using local data to engage their online visitors. Use valuable information to capture leads. Example of companies using local data to capture leads. Build trust with accurate, up-to-date local information. A sampling of companies who use our data today. Convert visitors to sales. Here are companies that have built complete systems to engage, capture, nurture, and convert visitors using local data. Boost your ranking in organic search through local landing pages. Here are examples of companies using local data to build their ranking in organic search. We’re looking forward to rolling out some sessions and webinars in the coming weeks and months that walk you through how to effectively build solutions through the platform. We recently used the platform in a Webinar hosted by Ira Monko on the Property API. Check that out here. If you’re interested in starting immediately, check out our recent blogs on Postman and cURL for pointers on how to most effectively get into the platform and start coding. In the meantime, we promise we will continue listening. So if you have suggestions or feedback on the platform or anything else regarding the local and property data that fuels your business, please let us know. You can reach us here. To view the original post, visit the Onboard Informatics blog.
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Back to School Brings New Features in School Information
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148 Million New Ways to Get More for Your Business
  Onboard Informatics now has one of the largest arsenals of U.S. public records databases at our disposal. Now you can easily access property sales estimates, transactions, and records from a single API. This is exciting stuff, mainly because it means you can now compete with national brands (and their big budgets) for things like SEO, market share, and online lead conversions. Thanks to our relationship with CoreLogic, Onboard has a wealth of property information available and we've been pretty busy putting our own spin on it. We're in the process of rolling out our Beta release so I'd like to give a little insight into what you can expect over the next month or so. First off, our new Property Search Engine API, contains over 150 million property records, assessments, and property tax figures. This is in addition to the 94+ million AVM (automated valuation model) values and 97+ million historical home sales that we've been working with for years. This data covers 3,128 of the 3,143 counties in the US (99.5% for those that don't want to do the math). On top of that we've stitched all of this data together and related it to all other Onboard content through various geographic relationships. But the data is only part of the story. The bigger news is that all of this data is now available via a REST API that allows for precise search and fast access in ways never before possible. Want to know all of the properties with taxes between $7,000 and $8,000 in a specific school attendance zone? Or the current estimated home values in a particular neighborhood? Or all of the single family properties that have sold over the past six months in a specific school district? You can do all of this and more with the new search engine. Next month we'll be releasing brief demos and quick "how to" guides on using this new API to your advantage. This property information has the potential to make a big difference to your business in 2015 and beyond. If you're building a plan for upcoming initiatives, this API should be part of your tool box. Boost your rankings in organic search with property landing pages (September 1) Property landing pages are an effective strategy in boosting your ranking in online search engines. Due to the unique and updated content, keyword strategy support and interlinking data, these pages significantly increase your online footprint. Access to this public record data makes creating these pages easier than ever. September 1, we'll show you how. Create effective lead capture and conversion tools through this API (September 14) Property value estimates are a great way to capture leads on your site, and are a part of this API. It attracts potential consumers interested in learning how much a specific property (often their property) is worth on the open market. These tools provide estimates to the property's value, often in exchange for their contact information (i.e. name, e-mail, etc.). Once you've captured that lead, you can utilize this API to communicate changes to the property as they arise. Whether it's the estimated value, latest nearby sales, a change in taxes or school zoning, you can create a drip marketing campaign that keeps your brand top of mind. Learn how this tool will enable you to capture and nurture more leads from your site on September 14. Compete with national brands in online experience and engagement (September 28) Create an experience that feels custom, relevant, and effortless for your visitors so they spend more time on your site. If a visitor finds value in your site – they find what they're looking for, they get answers to their questions, they are able to easily navigate from one area to another – they are statistically more likely to become a customer. Tapping into this API feeds in valuable, searchable, and relatable content into your site which creates these types of experiences and ultimately, drives revenue to your business. Learn how on September 28. We are thrilled to be able to round out the robust set of property information now available at Onboard with property records. But what makes this even more exciting is how it can benefit your business. We look forward to exploring what this new solution can do for you in the coming weeks. If you'd like to fast track the conversation, a technology expert would be happy to discuss. Contact us today. To view the original article, visit the Onboard Informatics blog.
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Onboard Informatics Partners with Maponics
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Onboard Informatics Announces Community Information Updates
  NEW YORK, NEW YORK (July 08, 2015)--Onboard Informatics, the leading technology for easy access to local information, announced the release of a new generation of Community Information. The latest iteration is more robust than ever. It now includes the ancestral makeup, languages spoken and household net worth of any given area. Additional details on commute information are now available including bicycles, motorcycles, and carpools. Historical data and projections have been added for several categories, which can be used to show trends and make predictions for a community's future. "Updating our Community Information ensures that Onboard continues to supply the information people care about when they need a better picture of what a neighborhood is truly like – whether it's for a business, a website, or a future home," said Marc Siden, Onboard's CEO. These updates were made to enhance the data and improve the usability for developers. "We are constantly updating our technology to make it easier for developers to incorporate the type of local information they need to drive revenue," said Scott Petronis, Onboard's Chief Product Officer. "This Community Information is now available via bulk or API which makes it easier to incorporate into websites, software, applications, or for decision-support. We not only want to offer the best local information, we want it easy to access and easy to use." Onboard has always offered complete community coverage for multiple geographic levels – neighborhood, zip code, place, country, state and nation. In total, the Community Information covers over 90,000 residential neighborhoods and includes extensive information on population, education, household size and structure, finance, climate, crime and more. "It's always important to enrich the data," said Siden. "But what's exciting for our clients is what that data can do. The more we offer and the easier we make it for clients to use, the more they can provide online experiences that are second only to walking the streets of a neighborhood. These experiences help build consumer loyalty, engagement, and ultimately conversions. This type of information can create something truly special." Onboard Informatics plans continued advancements to their local information and delivery technology in the coming months. About Onboard Informatics Onboard Informatics provides easy access to the best local information available. Since 2001, top real estate, media, financial and technology companies have used this intelligent local information to improve their business, enhance their websites, build better applications, or simply pass onto their customers. Businesses from nearly every sector with a need for quality, consolidated, intelligent local information turn to Onboard.
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Community Data Enhancements and Columbus, Ohio
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Launches Friendliest Search in Real Estate
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate launched their new website today. Before you read another word, visit the site that will revolutionize online real estate search here. The new site allows visitors to customize their real estate search based on lifestyle and what attributes (like schools, parks, budget, and size of home) are most important to them. "Consumers are buying homes based on lifestyle requirements," said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Home and Gardens Real Estate LLC in their recent press release. "But the way real estate search is done online had not yet evolved to meet that reality." This is the first phase of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate's technology enhancements. Next quarter, BHGRE brokers will be able to access customizable, IDX-based websites at no additional cost. This allows brokers to better compete online without depleting resources. The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate site will deliver these listings to through Onboard's Internet Data Exchange (IDX) feed from over 80 multiple listings services with expectations to grow. In addition, the site utilizes Onboard's lifestyle, community, school, sales and market, and neighborhood data. "Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is the first to leverage community, lifestyle and school data within the property search experience to more closely emulate the home search process people undertake in the offline world," said Jonathan Bednarsh, President of Onboard in the recent press release. Some of the features the new site include: Drive time that calculates the minutes of a commute, rather than the miles using INRIX, a leading provider of drive time insight Refined search options based on pinpoints, free hand drawing and viewing homes by typical traffic distances Unmatched local data utilizing Onboard's local data platform. This includes everything from Yelp to GradeSchools ratings to seamless integration of high resolution photos The site is fully responsive so visitors can experience the "friendliest search in real estate" on mobile, tablet, and desktop devises. Onboard Informatics could not be prouder to work with such and innovative, professional company. Congratulations to everyone involved. To view the original post, visit the Onboard Informatics blog.
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Walk Score Launches Score Details Report
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Onboard Informatics Announces New Version of Neighborhood Boundaries
  New York, NY, September 26, 2014 -- Onboard Informatics, the largest and most trusted Local Data as a Service provider, announced the launch of the next generation of Neighborhood Boundaries. The new version increases the total number of neighborhood boundaries, updates all neighborhood information, and improves usability for application developers. "Updating our Neighborhood Boundaries ensures that Onboard continues to have the most current and relevant local data in the real estate market", said Scott Petronis, Onboard's Chief Product Officer. "We're also excited about the improvements we've made based on client feedback. As a technology company, we are constantly striving to make it easier for developers to incorporate the local data that ultimately drives revenue." The data in this latest release includes hundreds of new geographic boundaries, a variety of new or improved attributes, and new detailed relationship information. It's now easier for developers to determine the most relevant boundaries in each metro area, to understand the relationships between boundaries—do they overlap, are they next to each other, etc.—and to display neighborhood boundaries on any map. "We know that neighborhoods are hugely important for people looking to buy a home," said Marc Siden, Onboard CEO. "It is our job to make sure our clients have easy access to the best information out there. This release is another step in us providing the best and most robust local data from a single source." The release introduces some dramatic changes not only to neighborhoods but also a variety of the underlying attributes including demographic information, home sales, school profiles and points of interest, as well as the relationships between neighborhoods and all other geographic boundaries Onboard provides. "We first released our Neighborhood Boundaries product in 2010. These improvements ensure that Onboard continues to have the most up-to-date local data in real estate," said Jonathan Bednarsh, Onboard President and COO. "That's what our clients demand and what real estate consumers now expect." Onboard Informatics plans to continue advancements to their data delivery in the coming months. About Onboard Informatics Onboard Informatics helps people make the right real estate decisions by providing a single access point to the best local data available. Since 2001, Onboard has consolidated data and turned into useful information so top real estate, media, and technology companies can answer questions their customers care about like: "What schools are best for my child?" and "Is this neighborhood safe?" The local data Onboard provides includes School data, Community data, Market and Property Information, Online Listings Management, Listings Search Engine, Lifestyle Search Engine, and more. By offering the full spectrum of local data from a single source, Onboard Informatics is changing the way traditional real estate information is delivered to those who need it most. For more information about Onboard Informatics, or to request a demo, visit http://www.onboardinformatics.com.
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Onboard Informatics Announces the Next Generation of Listings API Platform
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Do You Know About Onboard's Neighborhood Suite?
  Onboard Informatics has been licensing local content to the real estate community for over twelve years now. During that time, we have noticed that there are a handful of datasets that the majority of our clients consider to be essential when illustrating neighborhoods on their websites and mobile apps. This was the impetus behind our Neighborhood Suite. The package includes five data sets: Community data, School data, Points of Interest, Market Trends, and Neighborhood Boundaries. Below are just a few client implementations to exemplify the potential of our Neighborhood Suite: M Squared M Squared Realty, a brokerage in Washington, DC uses the Community, Points of Interest and Neighborhood data sets in this example. They have plotted the neighborhood boundary on a map, included the area demographics below it, and on a second tab, have denoted the points of interest that fall within that neighborhood. The idea is to not only generate SEO and keep users engaged, but also to enhance the look and feel of the website. Century 21 Century 21 is a national franchisor. In this example, they have chosen to associate demographics and school information with each of their listings. When you pull up a listing page, you'll notice that below it they have detailed information on weather, population, schools and more. These are pulled from our Community and School data sets. They also license Great Schools content from Onboard to supplement their school data with ratings and parent reviews.   RealEstate.com RealEstate.com is a national portal. They utilize all of the content in the neighborhood suite as well as a few other packages from Onboard. If you take a look at their site, you'll notice they have created unique landing pages for zip codes across the US. Each landing page has charts, graphs, and statistics that lay out information pulled from our Community, Schools, Points of Interest, Market Trends and Neighborhood boundaries. Protection One Protection One is one of the largest home security companies in the US. They came to Onboard looking for content for their SEO strategy. They decided to build out landing pages for every zip code, neighborhood, city, town, and place in the country. Using Onboard's Community and Neighborhood information allowed them to do this faster and with more ease. It also enabled them to pull details like weather, crime, and air quality, all of which are already geo coded for each location. These implementations show a variety of use cases for local content ranging from an independent brokerage, a national portal, a national franchise and a national security company. There is no limit to the way local content can be digested and displayed. New use cases and implementation ideas come out every day which is what makes the Neighborhood Suite so exciting. The Neighborhood Suite can boost SEO, increase site engagement, help with lead conversion and much more. Give us a call to explore new ways this package could help your company innovate. To view the original article, visit the Onboard Informatics blog.
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Onboard Informatics Updates Listings Search Engine API 1.2
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Did You Know? Onboard has Local Content for Canada!
Onboard has been providing local content and solutions to the real estate industry for the past 12 years. As we head into year 13, there are many new innovations we are excited to share. One of them is our recent expansion into the Canadian marketplace. For years, obtaining information about the area surrounding a property in Canada has been almost impossible. In the US, companies like Zillow and Trulia revolutionized the real estate industry by making neighborhood information readily available to the consumer. Their goal was to bring more transparency to the industry. Up to this point, not many in Canada have followed suit, mainly because the information is hard to collect, especially in a usable format. Onboard has worked with many of the most successful brokerages, portals, media outlets and technology companies across the US. Expanding our offerings to include Canada has been discussed internally for years and the time has now come. The Canadian marketplace is ready, willing and able to increase levels of transparency. In order to help companies in Canada provide their customers with deeper area knowledge, Onboard has compiled the following new data sets: Community Demographics - Over 10,000 points of data available at various geography levels including: Neighbourhood, Census Subdivision and others Schools - 99% of public schools and 95% of private schools covered Points of Interest – Millions of locations including: restaurants, bars, theatres, banks, etc. Boundaries - Neighborhood, FSA, Census Subdivision, Market Area, etc. There are many ways to utilize the data including for SEO boosts, lead generation, search capabilities with mapping functions and more. Take a look at Remax Canada's implementation of Onboard's content below. They also allow users to search via neighbourhood on their website. Remax.ca has been a trail blazer, recognizing early, the possibilities of adding in-depth local content to their site and applications. The bottom line is that there is demand for local content data in Canada. Consumers want to know more about an area before they make a decision. This demand is only growing and will eventually become ubiquitous in the Canadian marketplace. Reach out to us to learn more about the different ways Onboard can help. To view the original article, visit the Onboard Informatics blog.
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Onboard Informatics introduces School Attendance Zones
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Alain Pinel Realtors Launches Newly Redesigned Website with Onboard Informatics Lifestyle Content
Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) has launched their newly redesigned website, apr.com, showcasing many new enhancements including expanded property search capabilities, as well as a modern and sophisticated look. The site’s expanded property search offers refinement options such as school district search, most recent listings, and keyword search. Also featured are an open house search of all MLS-listed properties in the Bay Area, an international property search which offers the ability to find homes worldwide, and an agent/office search which helps consumers find the right agent and/or office for their needs. Lifestyle search, provided by Onboard Informatics, helps consumers locate their ideal communities and properties based on type of neighborhood, and proximity to entertainment/dining, the arts, shops/services, transportation, and schools. In coming months, census data will be added to all community information on the newly redesigned site, as well as point of interest data to all maps, using Onboard data as well. Expanded property detail pages now include school ratings, community information, real-time market statistics, property history, area amenities, and social media sharing tools. Community overviews feature local market statistics, unique photos, custom descriptions, and local area demographics. A full gallery of APR’s past campaigns showcases a collection of the firm’s award winning images and branding. And, a buyer and seller toolbox provides site visitors with mortgage and cost of living calculators, rent vs. buy comparisons, and other helpful tools. “The rapid pace of innovation at Alain Pinel Realtors continues to pick up speed with the recent introduction of a powerful new version of apr.com. Our new site puts an unprecedented amount of information and resources in the hands of the online consumer,” said Stephen Skinner, APR Vice President of Technology. “The site now includes industry-leading search capabilities including lifestyle search, property keyword search and the ability to search for homes based on school district information. The new apr.com makes a strong statement about our ongoing commitment to provide the best online technology and marketing tools to our consumers and agents.” About Alain Pinel Realtors Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is the largest privately-owned and independent residential real estate company in California. APR was ranked the sixth largest residential real estate firm in the United States based on its closed sales volume in 2010, and has been consistently ranked in the Top 10 firms in the country. The firm has nearly 1,400 agents in its 32 offices throughout the Bay Area. Celebrating over 20 years in Bay Area real estate, APR was founded in 1990 by CEO and President Paul L. Hulme, and is based in Saratoga, Calif. For more information about APR, please visit our website at apr.com. About Onboard Informatics Onboard Informatics connects leaders in the real estate, publishing, and technology industries to data-driven innovations that empower informed decisions, enable human engagement and accelerate business results. We use our expertise in data management as a springboard to bring data to life – creating innovative products that help customers (1) understand what’s happening – in local markets, on the web, with their own listings; (2) talk about it and show it to others; (3) manage their business more effectively and (4) get better business results.
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The Active Enterprise Network Partners with Onboard Informatics to Form 10 Lifestyle Searches in 10 Weeks
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The Active Enterprise Network Joins with Onboard Informatics for Lifestyle Search
Denver, CO – The Active Enterprise Network has just announced their extended partnership with Onboard Informatics to include the necessary data needed for lifestyle search, an innovative home search tool that gives customers a personalized search experience on real estate websites. Through this new lifestyle search engine, customers will be able to search for homes based on parameters most important to them. Whether that's family-friendly areas or homes close to highly rated schools, nightlife or shopping, the system will match each user's requirements with a targeted list of ideal communities in their area. In 2010, The Active Enterprise Network partnered with Onboard Informatics to provide rich, hyper local community data on Enterprise sites. The information provided through this partnership includes basic school and community data, Great School ratings and reviews, Point of Interest data and AVM and property trending information. Taking this partnership to the next level to include lifestyle search will further enrich the user experience and give Network members another edge over the competition. "There is a lot of competition on the Web, so finding new ways to differentiate yourself from the competition is crucial to the success of your business. Through lifestyle search, not only are members providing a service that the competition doesn't offer, but they're able to engage the customer and increase the likelihood that they will buy or sell a home from them in the future. The unique approach and added convenience this functionality brings increases the usability of Enterprise sites and creates a positive experience for our users. We're excited about this new endeavor and feel this partnership will bring nothing but opportunity for those in our network," states Ido Zucker, Managing Partner at Active Website. The search parameters within the lifestyle search engine are based on over a decade of Onboard's experience developing Best Places to Live solutions for top publishers such as CNN/Money, U.S. News & World Report and BusinessWeek. To ensure accuracy of the search results, the search engine combines millions of data points ranging from population demographics to housing trends to local points of interest and more. Due to the complex functionality required to power lifestyle search accurately and efficiently, it is reserved for elite companies only. Through Active Website's technology, coupled with data provided by Onboard, members are able to engage customers more than ever before. "It is Onboard's goal to provide compelling content and powerful tools that allow home buyers to search for homes based on what is important in their lives – beyond the physical needs of the home. Lifestyle search not only accomplishes that, but also engages the visitor and keeps them coming back to the site, providing the differentiation that The Active Enterprise Network is seeking," states Marc Siden, CEO, Onboard Informatics. "We are pleased to work with a network that understands the importance of providing consumers with tools and information they want." Remaining on the cutting edge of innovation, many members have already chosen to participate in The Enterprise Network Challenge: 10 Lifestyle Searches in 10 Weeks in which Active Website launches lifestyle search on a different member's site each week. Be sure to check out Active Website's blog over the next several weeks as they track the progress of these releases. About The Active Enterprise Network The Active Enterprise Network member base is by invitation only. Comprised solely of private real estate firms, The Enterprise Network does not accept national brands and only works with one company per marketplace. This exclusivity allows for open collaboration and sharing of information within The Network, free from any conflict of interest. The goal for members under The Enterprise Network umbrella is to address the technology demands that are emerging in today's changing real estate market. Together, Enterprise Network members can make the best decisions concerning implementation of systems and solutions, ultimately leveraging everyone to higher levels of business. About Onboard Informatics Since 2001, Onboard Informatics has provided comprehensive local, regional and national real estate data solutions, powerful Web tools and Web services to some of the most innovative companies in the real estate, publishing, and technology. Onboard delivers seamless integration of property listings, community, school, neighborhood, geographic and demographic information to support clients in achieving business objectives on Web and mobile platforms. Privately held since its founding, Onboard is located in the heart of the world's financial center in the Wall Street area of New York City. For more information about Onboard Informatics visit www.onboardinformatics.com. Learn more about Onboard Informatics.
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Onboard Informatics Launches Lifestyle Search Widget
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