As we wrote about it before, one of the unique features of the RealBird Publisher single property website builder is the ability to embed any 3rd party widgets.
One of the best Flash photo slideshow builders is PictureTrail. While it is mainly for the younger, non-professional crowd – judging by their website design and samples – it is a perfect fit for real estate professionals also. They provide 27 different, highly interactive slideshow types with very intuitive animations and user interface.
Integration with RealBird is simple: Once you created your free PictureTrail account and uploaded your property pictures, you will be provided with an HTML embedding code for the selected slideshow type. You can copy and paste this code snippet into your RealBird editor and rename the tab from the default video to “Virtual Tour” , “Slide Show” or whatever you pick as a good title.
Alex Keyser has a listing in Gilroy, CA which demonstrates the seamless integration of a PictureTrail slideshow with his RealBird listing website.
Visit the listing site and click the “Virtual Tour” tab for a preview.
BTW: Alex is also a user of the RealBird Map-based Property Search service. If you are planning to buy in the Santa Cruz, CA area please visit his map-search application for a quick, easy-to-use and intuitive MLS search experience.
— Zoltan Szendro