Recently, as a result of two rounds of consumer testing several enhancements have been made to realtor.ca.
The first change is a new home page in the residential section, designed to eliminate consumer confusion on how to use the site. The default is now set ot a "quick" search format, with an option to search by interactive map. The pop-up that had been generated complaints has been elimintated.
The results page has also been redesigned to make the photos larger and the interactive map space smaller. The address, if approved for display, has been added to the thumbnail.
The restrictions on zoom level have also been removed. This will stop complaints that the site does not respond due to the number of properties in the area. Until this change was made, users would hit the restricted zoom level without displaying properties, creating the impression the map was zooming in and out of effectively looking like it was out of control.