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Galtlinedesign Introduces Open Source Real Estate Mapping

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The old real estate saying about “location, location, location” has been used so often that it's sometimes the punch line to a joke. But location information is no joke to today's home buyers. They want to know how close the prospective home is to their office, what the neighborhood is like, how close schools are, what other homes are available in the area, and much more before they are even willing to take the time for a drive-by visual inspection.

With over 80% of buyers now saying that they use the internet frequently during their search for a home, real estate agents need to have websites that facilitate this process. Sophisticated real estate agents who are using the internet to market homes, capture leads, and outshine their competition know that having a great real estate mapping system on their website can help move the online-savvy generation to the next step in the home buying process.

That’s why Galtlinedesign of Yorba Linda, CA constantly upgrades the mapping systems it incorporates into its Custom IDX Solutions. Galtlinedesign can bring the latest in mapping capabilities to the IDX solutions it develops using Joomla Real Estate because of its reliance on open source technology. The company uses open source for mapping because it can tap into literally thousands of the latest free and paid plugins and components that are available today. This helps future proof websites for real estate agents because of the ability to easily and consistently upgrade site capabilities to meet consumer needs.

With its Custom IDX Solutions Galtlinedesign can create a one-of-a-kind layout for a real estate agent which incorporates an open source mapping system that will allow site visitors to view properties by zooming in on areas or search by city, subdivision, builder tract name and many other demographic fields. The site can be interactive because prospective homeowners can draw polygon and radius searches, save favorites and get updated information on all properties. They can also create and attach a polygon or radius search to a community page.

Damian Henry, Galtlinedesign’s founder, advises agents that an open source mapping system can add appeal and boost effectiveness for any website with Real Estate IDX. Galtlinedesign is leading the industry in providing Custom IDX Solutions to real estate agents nationwide. Further information may be obtained by visiting the website at or calling 714-329-5496.

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