REcolorado.com Release Notes
There are now several map layers available. From the Map View tab, click the Layers icon, and select which layer you would like to display. You’ll be able to add layers indicating the boundaries for Parcel Lines, Neighborhoods, ZIP Codes, Cities, or Counties. You can also choose to display the current traffic conditions on the map.
Note: Layers are provided by a third party. The neighborhood layer will not necessarily display all neighborhoods that are available in the Neighborhood field in Matrix.
When drawing shapes on the map, it is now possible to edit them after they have been drawn.
Hover your mouse over the boundary of the shape and click it. The map will turn green and give you points you can use to adjust the shape.
The message displayed when searching has been updated.
Mobile updates (m.REcolorado.com)
On search results on the mobile site, each property will now include a link to open the native map app on the phone. The address on property details also opens the native map app. If no map app is available, then the address is passed to Bing maps.
If you have rated your saved properties, it is now possible to sort your saved properties list by the rating.
To improve navigation and usability on the REcolorado searches, we have added a “breadcrumb trail” which helps show the customer where they are in the system. You’ll see this in:
Improvements to Mobile Searches
Find REALTOR and Find REALTOR Office
Previously, the REALTOR designation was selected by default on the Find REALTOR and Find REALTOR Office searches, and it was not possible to uncheck it.
REALTOR designation is still selected by default, but can now be unchecked on both of these searches. This means it is now possible to search by other designations. For example, you could uncheck REALTOR and search for only those agents that have the ABR designation.
This change also means it is now possible to search for non-REALTORs through these searches.
Note: When searching by designation, the results will include agents that have ANY of your selected designations, not ALL of your selected designations. If you want to find an agent with a specific designation, you should select only that designation.
The REcolorado mobile site (m.recolorado.com) has gotten a complete remodel! The mobile site now uses a responsive layout, meaning it dynamically adjusts based on the screen size of your device. Photos will also expand to fit the screen, and on larger devices such as iPads and tablets, the menu displays next to the results and property details information rather than on a separate screen.
These updates all make REcolorado.com’s mobile site even easier to use on a mobile device.
Updated Mobile Layouts
The appearance of the mobile homepage has been completely updated. The links to your saved properties and saved searches in the header have been consolidated to a single heart button. Tap the heart button to see My Searches and My Properties options.
Updated Property Search
Property Search has the same search fields, but has an updated appearance making it easier to use.
From Property Search, you’ll also be able to search using your current location, making it easier to find nearby properties that match your specific search criteria. When you tap in the Location field, you’ll see the option Use Current Location.
New Search Results
The Search Results have been simplified and also include larger photos, which will resize based on the screen size of your device. The screenshot on the right gives an example of Search Results on a larger screen device, such as an iPad or Android tablet. You can now also request information on the property directly from Search Results.
New Property Details
Property Details has also been given an updated appearance.
If you’ve already saved a property, tapping the Saved button after the options are open takes you to your complete list of saved properties.
Social media icons have all been consolidated under the Share button, similar to the Share section on the full site.
Agent and Office Search Results have also been updated, including making the agent’s email address a clickable link that launches your device’s email program.
Schedule Visit Form Updates
The form to request a showing has been updated to use your device’s standard date and time picker, meaning you’ll no longer have to manually enter the desired date and time.
Updates to REcolorado.com Full Site
REcolorado.com now has the ability to use your current location when searching. This feature is available on devices that have location services. If location services is available on your device, you’ll have a Current Location option. When selecting Current Location, you may see a message requesting access to your location—you will need to allow access to use the Current Location feature.
Once you start typing in the location field, the auto-suggest list of cities and neighborhoods displays.
Find Properties in Nearby Cities
If you have entered a city in the search location field, you can click the city name to open additional search options:
Price History Updates
The price history display on the property details page has been updated to make it easier to understand.
Click the price change arrow to jump to the price history, or scroll down to the Listing Price History section.
The Listing Price History shows the date and amount of each price change.
Manage Social Media Connections
If you are registered with REcolorado.com, you can now add and manage your social media connections, making it even easier to share favorite properties.
Click the icon for each connection you would like to make, then enter the requested information.
To remove a social network, click the minus button and confirm that you want to remove that connection.
New Property Details Layout
The property details on REcolorado has received some major updates! To see these great updates, click View Details from any listing search within REcolorado.
The new listing summary section highlights the most important information about a listing:
All of the social media sharing functions have been consolidated into a single Share button, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+ and email the listing to a friend.
Contact Form and Calls to Action
If an open house is scheduled in PrimeAccess, the one with the nearest date now appears above the contact form on Property Details. If there is a second open house scheduled, it can be viewed by clicking the More link.
Office Search Improvements
The Clubhouse option under Community Features has been updated so that listings with either “Clubhouse” or “Clubhouse with Fitness” selected in the “HOA Includes” section of listing maintenance will now be returned.
New Construction Button on REcolorado
On January 10, 2013, a New Construction button will be added to the REcolorado navigation, which will help consumers to more easily locate newly-built properties.
Note: You may need to refresh your browser or clear your browser’s cache for the new navigation to display properly.
When you click New Construction, it will perform a search with the following criteria:
REcolorado Update Frequency
REcolorado now gets new and updated listing information more frequently! Data is pulled by the website every 15 minutes, which means that listing additions and updates will now appear on REcolorado approximately 30 minutes after the changes are entered into PrimeAccess.
Agent Password in REcolorado Admin
When you login to your REcolorado Admin, you can now change your password.
REcolorado is now pulling all open house information, so as open houses are added, changed, or removed, the website will be updated with this information. You and your customers will also have an option to receive email or text alerts for open house changes on saved properties or saved searches.
Social Network Logins
Your customers will now be able to link their social profiles with their REcolorado.com account!
We have enabled this for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. It’s easy for your customers to link an existing REcolorado account or link their social profile during registration.
Enhancements to Larger Photos Viewing
The Larger Photos viewer (available by clicking Larger Photos from a property detail page) has received enhancements.
Property Comparison Report
There is now a Compare button available from the Search Results that allows consumers to easily compare details about up to four properties at a time. The comparison includes the primary photo, map, and fields such as number of bedroom and bathrooms.
Access Full Website from Mobile Property Detail Page
From the REcolorado mobile site (m.recolorado.com), there is now a Full Site link at the bottom of each property detail page that will open the full property detail page. This allows you to review the full information for that property.
If you logged in on the mobile site and switch over to the full site, you will remain logged in to have seamless access to your saved searches and properties.
Improved Map Functionality
To search on a map or view your results on a map, click the Map View tab.
Note: The Draw Search Area on Map link that previously appeared below the entry box for the Location has been removed. Click the Map View tab to perform map-based searches.
The map functionality has been updated to provide several improvements:
Map Drawing Tools
The usability on tablets such as the iPad has been improved when interacting with the map search:
The display when selecting Birds Eye View has been improved.
Viewing Points of Interest
To select which points of interest you would like to see on the map, click the POI (points of interest) icon.
Adding Points of Interest To Map View
Select the points of interest you would like to include, such as Schools, Shopping, Banks, or other amenities. Icons will appear on the map indicating the location of the points of interest.
Selecting Points of Interest to Display On Map View
New Dropdown Available for Lot Size on Search
Lot size search has been updated to a new dropdown that shows smaller lot sizes in square feet, with bigger lot sizes in acres. While saved searches should be updated, you may want to verify the lot size criteria on your searches to be sure.
Connect Your Clients to Your Profile in REcolorado Admin Portal
REcolorado now has a great feature that lets you connect your clients to your agent profile using the REcolorado admin portal. This feature allows you to receive property inquiries from your clients, set up saved searches for clients, and view your client’s saved properties and searches.
To set up a client in REcolorado.com:
Logging In To REcolorado Admin Portal
Selecting Customer/Client in the REcolorado Admin Portal
Selecting Add New Client
Entering Client Email Address
Client Summary Information Screen
Creating Saved Searches for Clients
Saving a Search for a Client
Saving Properties for Clients
Adding Saved Properties
Saving a Property
Selecting an Agent While Registering
If a consumer registers themselves on REcolorado, they will be able to indicate if they are working with a specific agent.
Photos in Property Alert Emails
Improved Photo Viewing
From the Property Details, you can click Larger Photos to view the photos in a larger and improved photo viewer.
Selecting Larger Photos on Property Details to Access Photo Viewer
The new photo viewer also has several improvements:
New Features on Photo Viewer
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Neighborhood Tab
The Neighborhood tab on the Property Detail page now has additional content that will make the page more interesting to search engines when they crawl REcolorado.com. This content changes depending on the location of the property you are viewing.
How does this help? Having more interesting content means better search engine rankings (i.e. Google, Bing, etc.), making it easier for consumers to find REcolorado.com!
Why Choose a REALTOR® Page
Under Find Agent/Office, you’ll see new dropdown options to quickly take you to the Find an Agent page, Find an Office page, and a new page that communicates the benefits to consumers of choosing a REALTOR®.
Find Agent and Find Office Updates
The look & feel of the Find Agent and Find Office pages and Search Results have been updated to be more consistent with the rest of REcolorado.com.
Agent Search Results is now easier to sort, with options to sort by Name, City, State, and ZIP code. Shading has also been added to make it easier to differentiate between each line of results.
Office Search Results is also easier to sort, with options to sort by Name, City, State, and ZIP code. Shading has also been added to make it easier to differentiate between each line of results.
Property Alert Frequency and Delivery Method
You and your clients can now choose to receive property alerts via text message from REcolorado.com. You can also change the frequency of how often you receive property alerts, with an option to get updates every hour!
To change either of these settings, follow these easy steps:
Previously, photo captions did not display on REcolorado.com. Now, if you enter captions on your listing photos in PrimeAccess, these captions will be shown on REcolorado.com. To view your captions, search for a listing, click View Details and you’ll see the captions displayed under the photos on the Property Details popup.
Total Square Feet and Finished Square Feet
Both the Total Square Feet and Finished Square Feet are now showing in REcolorado.com. Search for a property, then click on View Details. In the Listing Information section, you’ll see Total Square Feet which matches Total SqFt from PrimeAccess and Finished Square Feet which matches Fin SqFt from PrimeAccess.
Sharing Buttons Added to Mobile Site
When viewing Property Details from the mobile site (m.recolorado.com), the buttons to share on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are now available. These buttons were previously only available on the full website.
It is now easier to use REcolorado.com to create a tour by adding a start and end address to the Driving Directions tool.
The layout and design when a consumer selects Print Brochure from the Property Details page has been improved.
Change to Top Navigation
We have updated the top navigation to show Resources instead of Research Tools. In the coming months we will be adding additional reference information, housing market updates, and other exciting content to the Resources section.