The Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) launched CoastalBendLifestyle.com this week. The Point2 MLS and Association Consumer Portal is designed to help consumers find homes for sale, open house schedules and REALTORS® in Corpus Christi, Texas, and surrounding areas using data supplied by the Coastal Bend Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Real estate consumers who visit the portal will find up-to-date information about local properties for sale and rent. The listing agent’s information and detailed neighborhood demographics, such as population, weather and crime statistics, are also displayed.
Listing types include single family homes, multifamily units, condos, commercial properties and land for sale. Listing detail pages show property photos, virtual tours and open house information, as well as comprehensive amenity descriptions.
Convenient, built-in functionality allows users to email listing information and schedule showings directly from the website. There are also social sharing buttons that enable home seekers to share their real estate finds with their friends and family on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
“The Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® has had a public-facing website with search capabilities for years. But in today’s world, our outdated version just was not relevant to our members and consumers any longer,” said Warren W. Andrich, president and CEO of CCAR. “Point2 delivered updated technology, a great staff to work with and excellent customer service. Our new website is relevant again, providing both our consumers and our members with a better online experience.”
In addition to the property information available on CoastalBendLifestyle.com, a down payment resource for home buyers is integrated into the website. Down Payment Resource™ displays a distinctive icon on any real estate listing that may qualify for one or more homeownership programs that offer down payment assistance. This tool adds value for both consumers and real estate agents, who can identify suitable properties more quickly.
“We are very excited about the launch of CoastalBendLifestyle.com,” said Linda Moola, director of sales, syndication and MLS and association services for Point2.
“Consumers now have access to the freshest real estate data coming directly from the Coastal Bend MLS, updated multiple times each day. In addition, the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® is helping their membership by directing all leads captured by their consumer portal directly back to their agents at no cost.”
About the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS®
With more than 1,000 members, the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) serves our members, real estate consumers and community through education, community involvement, promotion of private property rights and economic development in Texas’ Coastal Bend area. The CCAR Walk-with-Pride Foundation, a non-profit charity, donates a new pair of shoes and school supplies to more than 500 needy children every year.
About Down Payment Resource™
Down Payment Resource™ (DPR) was developed by Atlanta-based Workforce Resource®, a web-based software company with a mission to connect people with hard-to-find financial resources. DPR helps potential homebuyers become qualified buyers by connecting them to down payment assistance funds they may not have otherwise known existed. Winner of the 2011 Inman News Innovator “Most Innovative New Technology” award, DPR is the nation’s only Web-based aggregator of homebuyer programs.
Founded in 1996, Point2 (point2.com) provides online marketing solutions for real estate agents worldwide and real estate organizations in North America. Point2 also owns and operates the consumer real estate search portal, Point2 Homes. Point2 is a member of the Yardi® family of companies.