Right before the holidays, Windermere launched their newly updated Windermere.com. The website redesign includes more than just aesthetics. The newly revamped website contains more search options, including Windermere’s Modern Properties program. Premier Properties are prominently showcased on the home page of the website. Windermere’s Blog, Neighborly News, is linked on the home page. Visitors to Windermere.com can click on the photo link to open the blog in a new window for easy browsing. If you’d like to share information from Windermere.com with your social media network, or via email, user friendly buttons are available throughout the website. The revamped Windermere.com also contains information on Windermere’s Building Communities outreach, including Windermere Foundation, Community Service Day and annual Community Events.
The cool, new “Discover Your Neighborhood” feature on Windermere.com enables searchers to look at community details either through a specific address search or basic search. With the basic search, the state must be identified along with one “radio button” — the button choices are city, zip code, county, school, district or neighborhood. The community information includes demographics, local school information (both public & private) with ratings, nearby businesses and recent home sales data. Searchers can also generate a comparative community overview by picking that tab, located in the second row of tabs along the top of the “Discover Your Neighborhood” search results. The comparative community overview generates a side-by-side comparison of the demographics of both neighborhoods.
In addition to the new features listed above, registered users of Windermere.com can save listings and searches. Plus, the listing result detail pages contain more mls data fields and are integrated with Bing maps. The Buyer and Seller sections on Windermere.com have been expanded, and the agent / office search has been upgraded. The nice write-up about the updated Windermere.com in InmanNews outlines these new features and upgrades.
The redesign of the company website is part of a company-wide technology upgrade spearheaded by Windermere Solutions, a technology company spun from the real estate branch of Windermere. In November, new agent websites were launched. In January 2012, upgraded office websites will launch. Both of these products have been designed to smoothly integrate with Windermere.com.