Thanks for the Phone Call
We received a phone call the other evening from a website user in North Carolina. Their family had been in town over the weekend doing drive-bys and basically just checking out the Huntsville area in anticipation of a possible relocation. We actually had a pretty good time on the phone with lots of laughs, while we continued to cook diner on our end, and they told us how they loved our website, nevertheless they wish they could do this, or perhaps even that, etc, etc.
First of all let me assure you we truly appreciate such phone calls and we welcome suggestions, as well as critiques. While we don’t have a full time person working our websites and we do realize we still have a lot of work to do, we do take our websites rather seriously, and are very conscientiousness in fixing any short-comings and/or adding suggested functionality whenever it is possible.
Anyway, long story short, the basics of the suggestion was:
I want to search by specific builders and sort by subdivision!
Well Here ya Go…
One of our website’s strengths is having a very strong search engine, underneath its presentation layer, that is capable of rapidly executing almost any imaginable set of search criteria. In fact the capabilities are such that even a dynamically open and close sectional form would be just too cumbersome to realize any real use by the browsing public. You see, when we all surf the web; we want, what we want, and we want it with as few inputs and clicks as possible.
Filling out a form is just something most of us will simply pass-on when presented and from most of the input we have received; we also don’t like zooming in, zooming out, and panning around maps of picture-less icons just to end up getting a simple summary and thumbnail that a one click search can produce a list of.
Nonetheless we have put together a simple @Homes Search by Builder form where you can mix and match your favorite Huntsville Home Builders into segregated search results with optional maps every step of the way. We started with just a small number of specific builders but if you will comment on this post (without phone number or email) we will be happy to consider adding additional builders as well.
– Thanks Tim