Been toying around some this weekend with a new site dedicated solely to searching for Phoenix area homes.
The URL is a mouthful, PhoenixRealEstateSearchSite.com (affectionately now called PRESS…).
There is no question that it will morph and change over time. Numerous pages and searches still need to be added. Eventually, it will have dedicated pages for home searches for specific neighborhoods, zip codes, price ranges, features, etc.
I’ve been wanting to experiment with a “home search only” site for quite some time, and never had the right MLS / IDX solution to pull it off. That’s no longer a problem — now it boils down to time, and the ability to get a site with minimal text and back links to rank in the search engines. Time I have to find a way to manage, the search results we’ll just have to wait and see…
PRESS is built on the WordPress platform, using the fabulous premium Thesis theme from Chris Pearson. It’s not free, but it’s worth every nickel. Chris is a brilliant, and responsive, designer. I’ve been using his free Neoclassical theme for single-property blogsites — his sense of style and typography is unmatched. And his SEOness is pretty dang great!