Connecticut Association of Realtors Launches Real Estate Search Site

North Haven, Conn.,–The Connecticut Association of Realtors Inc. has launched CTreal.com, a Web site that enables searches of more than 31,000 multifamily and commercial properties as well as homes and land, offered for sale or rent in towns throughout the state of Connecticut.CTreal.com carries the listings of more than 13,000 members belonging to Connecticut Multiple Listing Service Inc., (CTMLS) which developed the site and administers it. CTMLS is Connecticut’s only statewide MLS and was founded with the sponsorship of the Connecticut Association of Realtors Inc. There is no login required and searches are for free.CTreal.com allows users to search listings, open houses, sold properties, take virtual tours of properties and contact listing realtors. Since data for all properties is shown in the same format, comparisons are easy and always up-to-date, according to CTMLS.“The site instantly exposes listings posted by our members to the maximum number of realtors and potential buyers,” says Mary Ann Hebert, president of CTMLS.Sherpa, an advanced map search tool, facilitates searches on CTreal.com. In addition to zip code or town search, Sherpa lets site visitors search by simply drawing the outlines of their desired area on a map, making it more customized.“Looking for a home with Sherpa map search is an intuitive process that mirrors the way people think about where they want to live,” Hebert says. “Buyers often look for homes in a certain area, regardless of town or zip code. They can now do this easily with Sherpa.”Kenneth DelVecchio, president of the Connecticut Association of Realtors Inc., says, “This site is another way in which the Connecticut MLS improves the efficiency of the state’s real estate market.”