We set out this year to improve our much loved Mapsearch feature. It was the foundation of our site when it fist launched in 2005. We were one of the first, if not the first, sites to offer a map based real estate search. However, we had not updated Mapsearch in the 5 years since its release, so we decided it needed an upgrade to web 2.0.
We rolled out a major UI overhaul at the beginning of the year and have been improving it ever since. Gone are the days of the brown and red Movoto; the new search epitomizes our new site experience. We gave Mapsearch two oft requested features: a list view and the ability to the move the map around at will. We also introduced more search criteria options and a better user interface.
We believe the end result is a much more user friendly experience. The map loads super, super fast and all the interactions are quick and seamless. We will constantly work to make small upgrades over time, but we are really happy with the current version. Let us know if you have any suggestions!
Happy house hunting.
Who is Movoto Real Estate, you might ask? Movoto is an online real estate brokerage based in San Mateo, CA. Our blog has been recognized for its unique approach to city-based research by major news organizations around the world such as Forbes and CBS News.