vFlyer, the classified listings service, unveiled a new widget service to its members today that allow you to take your v-Flyer-hosted listings with you anywhere, including your blog.

Previous vFlyer coverage:

vFlyer’s widget editor lets you customize either horizontal or vertical galleries, or if you have lots of listings you can create a scrolling display of images. You can choose to create either Flash or JavaScript widgets and vFlyer churns out the necessary HTML code to let you post it on your own website, a blog, social networks or online marketplaces like eBay.

Basic customizations like background color and link colors so you can better blend your widget in with the rest of your site. See the following example:

vFlyer is interesting as it’s morphing from being strictly a online classifieds platform into a single property web site provider (see Do Single Property Websites Sell Homes?) and now to a full listings management package.

However, unlike total web site solutions like Ubertor, Top Producer and Point 2 Agent – vFlyer provides agents with a custom online marketing platform and inventory management system. You then have the ability to pipe that data into whatever environment you choose. That could be a WordPress blog or even your existing web site.

What I really like about this idea because it allows you to be much more flexible in your hosting options and doesn’t tie to you to one exclusive provider for all your web business needs. This isn’t for everyone; but for more tech savvy Realtors, this “offsite” approach could give you the ability to pull together many disparate elements (blogs, forums, etc.) and other real estate widgets (see Real Estate Widgets for your Website) and create the ultimate real estate portal.

vFlyer currently lets you post up to 10 active flyers for free. Premium plan start at $19.95/month after that.

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