We have been testing out some mapping functionality on search results and property pages. Users can now see their search results on a map if they choose too. Were trying out some unique methods so that we are providing this option to users but they dont have to use it if they want to stick to the gallery format for their real estate search. If you do like the maps, we have something great coming up for you in a few weeks that we are very excited about.
A new entry into the real estate search genre, Diggsy.com, has added National real estate listings to its website. The site, with a concentration on speed, simplicity and usability has been testing in South Florida with limited data for the past 6 months. During this time, traffic and engagement grew to impressive levels along with excellent feedback from test cases.
With the addition of National listings, Diggsy.com aims to make a significant impact on the real estate search market. The initial feed brings the available inventory on Diggsy to over 1.4 million properties representing a majority of active residential real estate and up to par with current National competitors. Founder Jesse Friedman states, “It is an exciting time for Diggsy. Our platform has tested well and we are confident that the addition of National listings will take us to a whole new level.” Friedman also claims that other data sources will be tapped in the coming months in addition to allowing brokers and home owners to add properties directly.
The main focus of the site is keeping search simple and fast, and existing users have taken notice. “This is how real estate search should be” claimed one @DiggsySearch Twitter follower and other users and industry professionals agree. South Floridians claims of a stress-free search and the appreciation of a clean design with little fluff have resonated across the net and now users across the United States can try Diggsy.com out in their own local markets.
Welcome and thank you for your interest in Diggsy.com and the Diggsy.com blog. Diggsy.com is the fastest and easiest way to search for real estate on the net. The current state of Diggsy.com is in its most basic form but contains our most prized offerings which are and always will be speed, simplicity and usability.
Searching for real estate is a very long process and involves a ton of searching. The average home buyer searches through nearly 500 homes before choosing just 1 to see. Having a slow site with slow page load times can be frustrating to say the least. Currently, Diggsy.com at its slowest page, loads fully at just under 3.5 seconds but the information that is important to you loads nearly instantaneously. Searches, navigating from property to property and other functionality is all lightning fast.
There is no need to complicate your home search more than it needs to be. From the way you search Diggsy.com to the type and amount of information shown to users, everything is kept simple. We try as hard as possible to only show you information you need and nothing else, only the facts.
Don’t you hate “control clicking” multiple items? Some users do not even know that this is a standard for selecting multiple items. We took this as an opportunity to create a better way. In our search, there are simply check boxes to select multiple items. It’s not a “wow” feature or anything but we feel it is small features like this that make the site extremely usable.
These are the basics of Diggsy.com; Speed, Simplicity and Usability. Combined, they create a great overall user experience that can only be bettered by our last core feature… Personalization.