Dwellicious – Organize and Share Your Favorite Real EstateDecember 4th, 2008 by Mike
Early last month the new social bookmarking site Dwellicious began it’s beta testing and I have been fortunate enough to take part in it. The site, which gained a lot of buzz at this years NAR Convention, is yet another step in the advancement of online real estate. With the recent successes of larger real estate portals like Trulia and Zillow, the online real estate experience is drastically changing. Dwellicious continues this advancement by providing a service unlike anything I have seen in online real estate.
Dwellicious allows users to organize, share, and discuss real estate listings using a similar format to that of del.icio.us. Users can save listings to their bookmark page either from the page itself or by using a bookmarklet in their preferred browser. Though you have the ability to bookmark listings from any real estate site, Dwellicious has upped the ante by providing a list of 14 preferred real estate portals, including Homes.com, Realtor.com, Trulia.com, and Zillow.com.
The preferred portals provide the advantage of having your bookmarks automatically updated by Dwellicious to reflect changes to the listing, be it pricing, availability, or anything else updated about the property. Unfortunately any listings that are not bookmarked from a preferred site do not have the ability to be updated, but will still be stored for your convenience.
Once bookmarked your listing is tapped into a number of additional features available on the bookmark details page. Dwellicious has done a great job at integrating some of the prime features from other websites right into your bookmark details page. Here you can view maps, discuss the listing, share the listing, get a valuation, see recent home sales in the area, learn more about the area demographics, get information on local schools, get the walk score and find out what’s nearby, view images of the home and the area, and view the properties update history.
As you can see Dwellicious provides some incredible features all in one place for all of your favorite listings. This service is great for the serious home buyer and gives you a one stop place to find all your favorite listings from all of your favorite real estate sites.
From a realtor stand point you have a couple advantages here. First your listings can easily be discussed and shared with other users. In addition Dwellicious links do not appear to be nofollowed, so your site and listings do have the ability to build links from Dwellicious user profiles.