Listings Search Engine

Move properties faster and break free from the iFrame with over 50 ways to filter and refine results.

Onboard’s Listings Search Engine is a Web Service API providing IDX capabilities with one-of-a-kind delivery and quality.  It offers unique property listing and community data search capabilities based on parameters not currently offered in the marketplace.

The service is designed to allow integration of IDX search capabilities into MLS board approved agent and broker websites quickly and efficiently with consistent search across markets, allowing more time to focus on branding and user experience.

Access to listings through our web service offers the freedom and flexibility to build out, customize, and seamlessly integrate all Onboard’s community data offerings.

How It Works

The Onboard Listings Search Engine functions in a similar manner to most common IDX products with several key differentiators. Onboard’s service is fully hosted and maintained on secure servers owned and operated by the company. We manage, update and maintain the IDX data at all times – the data is never delivered to any third party. Furthermore, any member website display MUST be approved by MLS’s that require such review PRIOR to the utilization of IDX on any such website.

One of the primary benefits and differentiators of Onboard’s Listing Search Engine is that when a search is submitted to our system, we return the real-time results to the member’s website server in eXtensible Markup Language (XML) instead of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). This enables the website developer to apply an MLS-approved look and feel to the search results instead of being forced into using a less-flexible and poorly-branded template.

Sample Search Features

  • Geographic Search - address and distance, city, place, ZIP code, county, neighborhood
  • Enhanced Search – map coordinates, latitude, longitude, user-defined area, commute time, commute distance
  • Search Filter – property type, bed/bath/price, property view, home style, square feet, lot size, nearby point of interest, MLS area, school district, listing agent, property features (garage, waterfront, horse property, fireplace, etc.)

Listings Resource Center

  • One online source for managing requests, MLS approvals, contracts, regulations communication security and more.
  • Simplify the management of your listings and the security of your MLS relationships with this password-protected administrative center.
  • Gain insight and quick resolution to MLS approval and compliance issues.
  • See at-a-glance statuses of all crucial information related to your IDX.

The Onboard Advantage

  • Seamless Content Integration: Onboard is the only company powered to deliver seamless integration of your listings, community, school, neighborhood, geographic and other real estate data.
  • Flexible Delivery and Design Control: Create engaging websites that highlight the unique aspects of your brand by leveraging our secure Web Services platform that provides complete control over your branding, design, and user experience.
  • Boost your Marketing & Development ROI: Onboard’s Listings Web Service content is directly integrated into your site’s pages delivering the full benefits of search engine indexing & optimization strategies, something a framed IDX solution cannot offer.
  • Cross-Platform Search Continuity: Develop a consistent property search experience for your customers throughout your website & mobile applications
  • Complete IDX Management: No data management required; Onboard manages all MLS data and updates as well as the MLS approval and MLS administration process.
  • Real-Time Photo Web Service: Provide real-time access to photos “on the fly” which eliminates the typical challenges of managing property photo data in house.
  • Support: Our expert support team provides unmatched customer service and maintenance to ensure you get the maximum value from our content.

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