REcolorado revamps website

Highlights:

  • Metrolist redesigns REcolorado.com.
  • Site has more features for Realtors, consumers.
  • Customizing possible with updated site.

Metrolist, Colorado’s largest multiple listing service, recently rolled out its completely redesigned REcolorado.com website, a free resource for Colorado home buyers, sellers and owners.

logo-retina1The enhanced REcolorado.com website allows consumers and real estate professionals to better coordinate their efforts by leveraging new online resources with new home listing updates every 15 minutes, making the process of home buying and selling more effective and pleasant than ever before, according to the Realtor-owned Metrolist.

“REcolorado.com was created to better suit the needs and wants of Colorado’s brokers, agents, homebuyers and sellers,” said Kirby Slunaker, CEO and president of Metrolist, Inc.

“The new website empowers homebuyers with access to some of the same information as the professionals and will enable stronger working relationships between brokers, agents and their clients,” he said.

REcolorado.com utilizes real estate broker and agent listing photos to showcase properties and neighborhoods, and places a heavy emphasis on preferred lifestyles.

The new website will feature many different homebuyer profiles with specific, persona-driven data.

Profiles were created for the young family, first time homebuyer, empty nester, investor, active lifestyle, urban and architectural homebuyer.

Each homebuyer profile is complete with its own unique landing page and information relevant to that particular lifestyle for an enhanced, streamlined user experience.

The redesigned site also features a variety of customized search capabilities.

The “new construction” search filters all new construction listings and the “open house” search tool identifies, tracks and maps available open houses.

The site also boasts a “Find a Realtor” tool, which allows consumers to search for realtors and agents that meet their specific needs or specialize in a particular region of Denver metro area.

REcolorado.com also offers a home valuation tool for owners considering listing their home, loan calculators with current rates, current housing news and neighborhood information.

REcolorado.com provides both Realtors and consumers with a single destination for the most current new and sold listing on the market, with 15 minute updates made available by the new CoreLogic® Matrix MLS system.

The new website will meet all of the needs served by the original Metrolist site, and allows for all Denver real estate professionals and homebuyers to enjoy the new state-of-the-art MLS system, according to Metrolist.

“We are always looking for better ways to serve our customers, and we are proud to create the go-to resource for Colorado real estate professionals and homebuyers,” said Slunaker.

“REcolorado.com is the first step on your journey home.”

Jim Smith, owner of Golden Real Estate, is a fan.

“It’s a whole new platform,” Smith said. “That is a better way to describe it than just to say it is a redesigned website.”

He said that for many year, Metrolist went its own way instead of embracing the technology that many other MLS agencies were using across the U.S.

“They were trying to re-invent the wheel, which was stupid,” Smith said.

“I think all of us (in the Denver-area Realtor community) are relieved that Metrolist has finally taken the plunge,” he said.

One of the things he likes about the redesigned REcolorado.com is that it has many more fields to post details.

For example, a Realtor can now post information about secondary rooms in a house and not just the main rooms, he said.

“I am happy with it, although it has taken a little getting used to,” Smith said.

“But I will say this. Its launch has gone a lot smoother than either the national or state health care exchanges.”

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John Rebchook has more than 30 years of experience in writing and communications. As the Real Estate Editor for the Rocky Mountain News, he wrote about residential and commercial real estate for 26 years. He has won numerous awards for business stories and columns that he wrote, both as an individual and part of teams. In addition to real estate, he also covered economic development, banking and financing, the airlines, and cable TV for the Rocky. In addition, he was one of the original freelance writers for GlobeSt.com, covering commercial real estate for the Internet publication.

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  1. You are absolutely correct that Zillow has more listings. However, their data is not always accurate and may miss status or price changes to listings. The following listings are actually withdrawn, under contract, or sold but were still shown as on-market listings for sale on Zillow (1207774, 1160306, 1246121, 6278655, 1168982 are a few examples). There are even some listings where price changes are not reflected on Zillow (5829477 is an example). Please visit REcolorado.com for the most accurate and up-to-date listings in the Denver metro area.

    • Go Away.
      Does REC show the tax history for a property? No.
      Does REC show the listing history for property? No.
      Does REC show ALL the schools associated with a property? Does REC show the ratings for the public schools? No.
      Does REC show the Walk Score for the property? Not on the first page.
      Does REC show DoM? No.
      Does REC show last sold price? No.

      REC sucks and you know it.

      • Does REC show v-flyer listings? No.
        The developer of my house (Darryn) has sold 8 units in Berkeley and has never listed them in the MLS. Only used v-flyer.

        REC sucks and you know it.

      • Dave,
        As a Latin scholar and a purist, I know you won’t buy this argument, but an increasing number of grammarians say that it is acceptable to use “is” with data. While data in Latin is plural, and datum is singular, the current English definition of the word didn’t come into play until the late 19th century. So, arguably it is a different word because it has a different meaning. One quick and dirty rule proposed by some grammarians is that if you can substitute the word “information” for data than it is acceptable to use “is.” If it makes more sense to substitute “facts” with data, than use “are.” Of course, you will never go wrong by using data and “are.”

  2. My ten minute analysis…. Can not search by search by street name or Subdivision. I tried putting “Windsor” in comments section in hopes that I would get all active, pending, sold in Windsor Gardens (100+) but only came up with 4 listing that bothered to put the name in the comments section. Load speed is slow. No way to differentiate between condos and houses, at least none that was obvious to me. Can’t print out just the listing basics, you have to print all the pics too. Fail! I actually liked the recolorado text based system they had 4+ years ago it was fast, and your could search by street name or subdivision.

  3. I think Metrolist should be worried about the future. I don’t see what will stop Zillow from taking all their market share. All the information that Realtors kept proprietary for so long has now been commoditized. It’s tough to put the toothpaste back into the tube.

    • The Metrolist monopoly is in jeopardy, but I do not think it is because they put out a lame website. It might even be in the best interest of Metrolist to put out a lame website. As I see it a lame website accomplishes two things, 1. It drives people to call Realtors, 2. It inhibits internet bots from culling all their listing data.

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