EXIT Realty Corp. International and Onboard Informatics today announced a strategic alliance to bring a fresh, online home search experience to today’s savvy consumer. Based on Onboard’s revolutionary Lifestyle Listings Engine, instead of being restricted to searching for their new home by price, bedrooms and bathrooms, consumers will also be able to search for homes within a specified commuting distance to work or family, proximity to neighborhood amenities or myriad other search criteria in keeping with the way they live their lives today.
“EXIT Realty has thoroughly researched the players in the real estate data industry and are proud to align with such an innovative and well-respected company as Onboard,” said Steve Morris, EXIT Realty’s Founder and CEO.
“EXIT Realty is a company who recognizes the importance of providing cutting edge search technology to both broker and consumer websites,” says Marc Siden, Onboard Informatics’ CEO. “The integration of lifestyle search parameters with our core data sets, enable a powerful IDX solution for brokers and website visitors. We are pleased to be an integral part of EXIT Realty’s strategic initiatives and are honored that they have selected us as their key partner.”
The website, which will be designed entirely in-house by EXIT Realty’s expert team of web developers, is scheduled to launch later this year and will integrate Onboard’s extensive Listings Web Service Platform, their Internet Data Exchange solution, with their highly accurate and robust community and demographics data pools. Onboard’s service is designed to allow integration of IDX search capabilities into MLS approved broker websites quickly and efficiently with consistent searches across markets. Onboard has designed a highly efficient system designed to streamline the process with the various MLS services and have implemented high security measures to ensure listing display compliancy.
“We strategically delayed incorporating a home search feature on our corporate website until the perfect storm of players and technology was achieved,” said Susan Harrison, EXIT Realty’s Senior VP Web Development. “That time is now.”
About EXIT Realty: Founded in Canada in 1996, EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies multiple sources of income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals. Taking the U.S. by storm starting in 1999, EXIT Realty sold over half of the regional rights by population in under 365 days, was named as one of the Top 10 Trendsetters of 2007 by the Swanepoel Trends report, and Steve Morris was named one of REALTOR® Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Thought Leaders. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT International is applied to its charitable fund and to-date, $1.68 Million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity in both Canada and the U.S. Please visit EXIT Realty Corp. International for more information.
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.