Gabriels Technology Solutions, a private-label ecommerce provider, announced the recent re-launch of The New York Times Real Estate Portal along with its complementary site Great Homes and Destinations, which focuses on national and international real estate. The New York Times has worked with Gabriels since 2001 by offering its advertisers and consumers technology and real estate content. Gabriels portal search technology is built on the Endeca Information Access Platform designed to offer advanced Guided Navigation and Content Spotlighting capabilities. The recently launched version of the site includes search functionality with the ability to query listings via street address, neighborhood, city, zip code, and web ID from a single field. Rich content such as neighborhood and city level information include demographic, recent sales history, and school information. The site also tracks price changes, so that consumers can monitor any price changes for listings of interest. Advanced mapping allows users to view listings within neighborhood boundaries that are distinguished on the map. The Map Area Search enables users to search listings as they navigate up a popular avenue, along the coast or block by block.
(www.gabriels.net, www.endeca.com, www.greathomesanddestinations.com, www.realestate.nytimes.com)