Frequently Asked Questions
Drupal is open source software maintained and developed by an active community of hundreds of thousands of users and developers all over the world. It is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (or "GPL"), which means that anyone is free to download it, share it with others, and contribute back to the project.
Real estate websites need to look good, be simple to navigate and easy to update quickly to reflect what's going on in your business today . . . all while performing countless complicated data tasks with speed and stability. Real estate websites also need to be constantly evolving to stay on top of the quickly-changing world of internet technology.
Drupal continues to prove itself time and time again as the number one content management solution, which is why it has grown over the years from a small open source community to a network of thousands of developers running millions of websites. Drupal is the CMS of choice for medium-sized as well as enterprise-level websites and was voted the Top CMS in the World two years running.
RealestatePointe has developed specialized tools and searches specifically for the real estate industry and a system to fully integrate the MLS IDX data into Drupal's platform . . . giving you a 'best of all worlds' web marketing solution.
There are so many reasons! This could be a really, really long answer . . . but we'll make it short and stick with just a few of the most important reasons.
Drupal has features better suited to our needs in developing for the real estate industry. The system has sophisticated permissions and security that work well with VOW's and custom searches created by users, and is able to handle complex data types enabling us to integrate MLS IDX data in the best possible search-engine friendly way.
Being part of a vibrant and passionate developer community is also very critical to our decision to build our business on Drupal CMS. This community of thousands of programmers who contribute to the project from all over the world ensures good future growth, more capability and better quality solutions.
Take a look at some of the companies using Drupal CMS. With so many major corporations, government agencies, and private organizations adopting Drupal, we have far less risk and much more security into the future.