I've been waiting for service to come out that will put together the best of all the real estate web services out there that doesn't come with an agenda. There are a number sites that specialize in various kinds of information about real estate, such as Zillow.com for valuations. WalkScore.com for the proximity of a home to “walkable” amenities, etc. Well, Dwellicious bookmarks listings and puts all this and more together in a way that agents, buyers, and sellers can all access and discuss properties for sale in an open environment. I first heard about this over at Agent Genius, who have been working closely with Dan Woolley and Greg Robertson on this. Dan and Greg have a long history in real estate software design and marketing, most recently at eNeighborhoods.com. For details of how to utilize this great new tool you should read Agent Genius's extensive review.
I'm not going to repeat what Benn from AgentGenius said here. But I want to point out that there is a lot of thought put into these tabs, and what they can do. Even in beta Dwellicious makes it very easy for sharing on Facebook, MySpace, and publishing on WordPress blogs. I've heard Twitter and other social sites are on the way. I would guess that embed codes for Postlets, Point2Agent, and Agent e-Flyers will be coming soon as well. By integrating Panoramio geo-coded area photos under the listing photos, relocating buyers can get a visual flavor of the neighborhood. Google's Street View is front-and-center. As I mentioned in my “Street View Comes to Seattle” blog, Google is taking understanding the neighborhood to a whole new level.
Dwellicious works with this impressive list of real estate portals already, and more are bound to jump onboard.
To add your listings they've make it as easy as bookmarking the property details page for agents, an important factor for most of us agents, who are not all that technology savvy.
I think this may become the hottest new real estate web application around. And it could be the best integration of real estate marketing and social media created so far. It's still in beta phase now, but expect it to go live around the beginning of January during the Inman Connect NYC 2009 Event, SO WATCH FOR IT!
(SEE MY LISTINGS ON DWELLICIOUS and click on VIEW DETAILS)