Coldwell Banker’s Nate Thompson Integrates a Custom IDX Solution into the Search Function of his Real Estate Website

Seamless integration and customizable searches make the online property search simple and efficient for both realtors and their clients.

Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 12:00 AM CDT

Eugene, OR -- (SBWire) -- 03/11/2009 -- Nate Thompson with Coldwell Banker Burnet has joined the rapidly growing amount of real estate professionals choosing to enhance the search functions of their websites by incorporating a custom IDX solution. With this new software addition, clients of Thompson in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and its surrounding areas can now view thousands of property listings and details, provided by the Northstar MLS (Northstar), in a simple and efficient manner, and all without ever being redirected from his website. The innovative Internet Data Exchange (IDX) software extracts raw listing data from Northstar, and formats it in a simplistic way, so that clients can view the information as a seamlessly integrated part of Thompson’s website.

Through five easy-to-use navigational search functions, basic, advanced, map, address and listing ID, clients are given an endless amount of resources to create a truly personalized and detailed online real estate search. One of the most unique search functions is the map search. Powered by Google Maps, the map search allows clients to pinpoint their desired property on an interactive satellite, terrain or road map. Once they have mapped their specified location, they can then judge their relativity to nearby school districts, neighborhoods, main roads, landmarks and other cities; this way they can get a feel for what is would be like to actually live in that particular area.

Via an administrative login page, Thompson has an abundant amount of resources to manage his business more efficiently, from editing his custom CSS and global wrappers, giving him complete control over the look and branding of his website, to having access to his clients personal information and saved search criteria, giving him the opportunity to create a more personalized online real estate search for them. Thompson also has the ability to view traffic reports detailing which pages on his site are being viewed most frequently, as well as the option to create custom XML codes and dynamic title tags for each of his listings, increasing their visibility and chances of getting picked up by major search engines.

About Nate Thompson
“I grew up in Brookings, South Dakota. I started learning about real estate since the time I could walk. My father was in the real estate business for 25 years. My entrepreneurial spirit led me to be a financial planner until 1998 when I then became a licensed Minnesota REALTOR. Although my core service area includes the southwestern Minneapolis suburbs, I have had many years of real estate experience with the entire Twin Cities Minnesota region. My mission is to be your personal consultant through the home selling or home purchase.”

About IDX, Inc.
Based in Eugene, Oregon, IDX Inc. is nationally known as a leading provider of real estate search applications. IDX, Inc. manages over $1 trillion worth of active listings data from over 250 Multiple Listings Services (MLS). IDX Broker is IDX, Inc.’s principle real estate software utility. The easy to manage and customizable software helps real estate professionals display home listing data from their multiple listing service (MLS) on their individual and/or office websites. For more information on the services provided by IDX, Inc. please visit