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“New Listing” Photos

On Sundays, I like to re-visit comments and feedback I received in the prior week. I get excellent feedback, constructive criticism and feature requests and it is all well received!

Some things need explaining because our goal is to provide a first of its kind experience as a brokerage in the HAR geographical area and with that comes certain nuances that our users may not realize.

I would like to explain the pictures that accompany our new listings. Occasionally, you will notice that a listing has no photos. The first thought is an error. We post a stock image of our NuHabitat icon that says “Photo Not Available”. There is actually a reason for this.

It is the goal of NuHabitat to provide the MLS listings to our users as quickly as possible. Every now and then, the HAR API will provide the data to us before making the images available on their media servers. This is no ones fault but creates a gap in the timing for which we can show a complete listing, including the pictures. Since we update against the HAR database every 10 minutes, we will post the data before the media is provided and backfill the images when available. This is why our new listings sometimes appear without the pictures.

Ultimately, I would like real-time MLS data. 10 minute updates are pretty close. In the future, you should know that everything we do will be as timely as possible. When we deliver updates, alerts by email or text and anything else that should be considered timely information, we want you to be the first to know.

Frankly, I still can’t believe the flow of data is obstructed in any scenario. One of my old favorites is 20 minute delayed stock quotes. Now thats a value proposition! You have to know my background to know why that one in particular gets me.

It is our promise to do everything we can to get you the data with the highest level of integrity as fast as possible!

Jeff Burke | NuHabitat

  • S

    Ultimately, I would like real-time MLS data. 10 minute updates are pretty close. In the future, you should know that everything we do will be as timely as possible.

    Jeff, I just wanted to let you know that a house that I put a bid on this week (but lost out to another bidder) was listed as “Option Pending” on NuHabitat.com before HAR.com — for a few minutes they still listed it as “Active”. Congratulations, your website is updating from their data more frequently than their own website is!

    • http://www.NuHabitat.com NuHabitat

      S…thank you for sharing this great news! Our goal is to deliver the data as efficiently as possible. It really does make a difference in “hot” real estate markets. Good luck on your home search. Let us know if we can help.