One of the coolest features of the new website is how interactive it can be. There is a "Interactive Map Search" which is pretty interesting, but there is also an Instant Messenger called Zopim. I wouldn't normally endorse a 3rd party product in a post like this but it is just that special. What is Zopim you ask? It is the chat window that you see in the image to the left.
If any of you have any experience with any of the different Instant Messenger platforms like Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, etc then this will be a piece of cake. For those of you that don't, well, its pretty easy. Basically the way this works is as a visitor on the site you will always see the orange chat bubble in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. There are 3 different status' that Annie will show herself in at any given time. Offline, Online, or Away. As you surf her site, perform property searches, etc, you can click on the "click here to chat" bar and a small chat box will open up for you to type your name and your message or question. If she is listed as "online" then she will generally be on the computer or within earshot of it and can respond to your questions instantly. Pretty cool right!
Annie Maloney, Interactive Realtor
If you ever see a message pop up with something to the effect of "Hi this is Annie. Hope you are enjoying my site. If you need anything just ask.", well that really is her. Many people think it is some automated response but it isn't :) So if you have any questions or just want to say hi then give the button a click!