Agents Get New Tools, Modern Interface, and Free New Construction Website
Austin, TX- Builders Digital Experience (BDX) has launched major updates to the NewHomeSourceProfessional.com platform, which allows real estate agents to search for new construction homes and is used by a number of MLSs nationwide to complement their current database.
With listing data provided directly from thousands of builders nationwide, the new platform offers a modern interface, more search filters, multiple result views (homes or communities in list, photo, and map options), expanded detail pages, and printable reports, plus saved searches and saved listings that can be shared directly with clients.
All agents with a free account on New Home Source Professional now also get a free, multi-purpose Consumer Portal, which serves as both a standalone, agent-branded new construction website for agents to generate new business and a place for clients to review shared listings and searches.
In 2015, nearly 10% of all homes sold were new construction, according to the National Association of Homebuilders. Yet because much of the inventory is in the form of builder plans that do not have fixed addresses or prices, it often doesn't appear in MLS systems. That's why over 25 MLSs partner with BDX to provide New Home Source Professional to members. Current partners include CRMLS, MRIS, MRED, MFRMLS, MIAMI, ARMLS, MLSListings, GLVAR and ABOR.
MLSs have added the platform through a no-cost partnership with BDX, which includes an MLS-branded version of New Home Source Professional. More than 400,000 agents currently have access the platform via their MLS.
"New Home Source Professional gives my Subscribers access to the unique information on a new property that does not fit into the traditional MLS," said Sean Murphy, Executive Vice President of the MLS of Southern Arizona.
"Their team has been responsive to the feedback from my Subscribers and it shows in the updated platform. The updates to the platform will make using the service a more fulfilling and productive experience for my Subscribers."
The new tools are in addition to existing platform features and information, including builder contact information, interactive assets, compensation details, promotions, events, community-level data and educational articles and videos for agents. The updates are for desktop and tablet users, with mobile set for a summer launch.
The platform updates were based on feedback from agents and BDX's MLS partners, who are part of an expanding industry effort to make sure agents have single access to all new construction inventory and develop relationships between agents and builders.