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Campbel, CA, United States, 2007/01/09 - Next Generation real estate information service MLS-2 today announced the release of two powerful new ways to search the real estate listings market by "Percentage Price Drop" and by "Keyword".
Responding to consumer demand for better ways to search for "deals" in listed property, MLS-2 built a more consumer-friendly interface and made it available free on the Internet.
"In today's real estate market, many buyers are looking for deals" reports Patrick Boyle, CEO of MLS-2. "For these buyers, MLS-2.com allows them to search a complete MLS database of homes specifically for bargains, in new and unique ways."
Currently, home buyers may search the entire listings data base for deals by choosing keywords such as "Motivated (seller)," "Short sale," and "Trust / Trustee Sale." Future releases will allow search by any keyword of their choosing.
Users also may search by the percentage that the home's price has dropped. Price drop is one indication of a motivated seller and buyers may find a great bargain there. "For sellers, it has provided some of the extra exposure they are looking for in this tougher market. It's been a very popular feature," adds Mr. Boyle.
MLS-2 search results are displayed on a map using the Google™ Maps API, and can be saved for future reference or email alerts can be set up when new matching properties become available. When searching by the percentage that the home's price has dropped, users may select a 5%, 7%, or 10% change. This would also show any price increases if any. When performing a Keyword search, in addition to the deal-finding words mentioned, the words "Updated" and "Remodeled" are also available in this release.
MLS-2 (mls-2.com), the Version 2.0 MLS on the web is a next generation online real estate information & search service. Offering the full inventory of MLS for sale homes on the market, and community information, MLS-2 provides an improved interface for search and saving of listings, home searches, and more over what can be found with a traditional MLS. MLS-2 is backed by platinum sponsors, and advised by industry veterans. Currently MLS-2 covers seven counties in the greater SF Bay Area.