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Audio on Listings - Code Included - 02/26/08 09:58 AM
Just added to the Tucson and Intermountain MLS systems yesterday. TEXT to Voice on all listing details in Tucson and Residential only on IMLS and the ability to add links to your audio tours. Now you can add links to your audio tours and add a custom message to each of your listings. This audio will play once the button is clicked by the user and will play once. The message can be heard while users view the photos or anything on that page. The Text to speach is quite easy to do with a little programming knowledge. The service is free (0 comments)
↑ Grab this Headline Animator So it does Work. This headline animator will show live inventory information and will update on it's own from the IDX Data Every Day. Create your account at www.Feedburner.com and use the Headline Animator to add live new listings to your site with your RSS feed of new listings. This is an example of John Hurbons Current Listings in Arizona. The link goes directly to the full details on that property. It is things like this that will enable you to market yourself better with new technologies such as RSS. I have created the code for his feed. http://www.my-mlsonline.com/feeds/arizona.php (2 comments)
Video Marketing a good idea? - 02/25/08 06:49 PM
Who thinks Video Internet Marketing is a good idea? I have just finished up integrating the Boise, Twin Falls, Nampa, McCall and the entire Intermountain MLS IDX to include videos on agent websites. You can now add community type videos that show the public what your community or state has to offer. Why not show what others have created and shared on your site if they show what there is to see and do. Add Videos from Youtube, Metacafe, Google Video, iFilm and custom flash links from your server or Internet Location. For an example go to http://my-mlsonline.com/idaho/Clean/?agent=6009&page=core/vids Here is Willis Stone's Site in (0 comments)
Dot Com and an Email - 02/25/08 05:11 PM
Okay here is a blatant push for you to use my hosting site. Please read this before you judge. http://www.brimultimedia.com/ has hosting and better yet domain names for sale. Here is your tip... Get Professional Email for Cheap $14.99 a year gets you. Your own personal dot com registered in your name and under your complete control. Free email account with the best online webmail system I have found. Powered by godaddy.com Free website builder, blog, all kinds of ad supported stuff for free. You will also get full telephone support from Godaddy.com who I am a reseller for. You call the (480) 624-2500 support number and they will (0 comments)
New site or Add another site? - 02/25/08 03:54 PM
What should you do? Do you have a site now? Is it not working for you? Is it working for you but you want more? My suggestion is to add another site if your current site is working for you. This will increase your exposure and give you the ability to link up the new site to the other and give your web users the choice to use either system. Each site will attract different buyers and people and more than likely get indexed in different search engines thus multiplying your efforts and web rankings. Think about it as though you are opening a (0 comments)
Agent Live - Real Time Interaction with your clients - 02/25/08 03:12 PM
Ever consider chatting live and interacting live with your web site visitors in real time? Did you know this can be done? Visit www.my-mlsonline.com and you will notice the graphic at the top right of the page that says Online Now. You need to click on that to start the chat process. Interact in real time with your web site clients. This is the next big thing that will help you as an agent be productive while sitting at your desk doing nothing. Or maybe you have a laptop and a pool and wireless Internet. Login to the live help control panel we use and (0 comments)
The Power of Active Rain Blogs in your Agent site - 02/25/08 02:48 PM
The beauty of RSS and blogs can be found here. http://my-mlsonline.com/tucson/Clean/?XMLFILE=http://activerain.com/blogs/bensonrealtor/rss&agent=148030746&userID=&page=myrss Here is an example of John Hurbons rss feed from this site on www.activerain.com/johnhurbon Now that the rss has been added to his IDX site...everything he posts on active rain will also be found and linked up on his IDX site. Talk about the Power of RSS and words to build your Internet Marketing. Brian Blake www.my-mlsonline.com (3 comments)
RSS Feeds in Real Estate - 02/25/08 02:40 PM
How valuable are RSS feeds in Real Estate. Imagine if your site actually pushed real estate listings to your clients. Each day they open their email and the new listings from your company appear in their email. http://www.feedburner.com/ is a great resource for RSS feed distribution. Unreal actually. http://www.magicvalleyrealty.com/ is a great example of how RSS feeds can be used. These feeds can also be customized to feed many other sites such as google base, trulia, and more. Talk about automation with one set up fee. If you don't know what RSS is. View this video to get a good grasp of how effective it can (0 comments)
No Cost Obligations for IDX Site - 02/25/08 02:33 PM
Interested in a complete Agent IDX site solution for $24.99 a month? Here is the deal. Contact me. We do the paperwork your MLS needs to get the IDX Feed Data started. Your MLS gives me FTP access to the data. I download set up the data. Then spend 3 days uploading all the images. lol Set up your MLS system in my system. I set up your site and profile. If you like it. You can subscribe monthly via credit / debit card $24.99 a month If you don't want to keep the site... You have no obligation to start and can cancel anytime prior to your renewal date. No money (0 comments)
Example of New Technologies - 02/25/08 02:24 PM
I will talk about lots of things in my posts but the best thing I can do is show you actual working examples of what IDX should be. www.magicvalleyrealty.com has the latest features integrated into the site. This site has many features you won't find available on other IDX vendor sites. Their marketing director adds content and extras all the time. There are certain areas available for editing by you on my sites that make them unique. This site uses piclens and has the video instructions overlayed on the site from youtube.com This will show the use of video, piclens and the new www.walkscore.com (0 comments)
MLS Association IDX Search Sites - 02/25/08 02:10 PM
Are you the AE of your local MLS association? Do you know what the benefits of having all your listings available to the public? What does it do for your membership? www.pocatellorealestateonline.com is an example of Pocatello Real Estate. Every member is on with profiles, photos, agent inventories Every member gets credit for their listings. Sellers know you are doing more. Buyers have another source to find your listings. Link to your personal web sites and office websites. Listings updated daily or when feeds are available. Great way to get all the offices and agents online and add an invaluable tool (0 comments)
Open House IDX Integration - 02/25/08 01:33 PM
One of the biggest things that seems to be happening online is the change of Open House advertising. I can integrate your open house marketing into your site and help you create a site dedicated to your open houses. Advertise a little in the paper promoting your open house site and you will see a dramatic increase in your web traffic online during those weekends. (reports to prove this). www.twinfallsopenhouse.com is a custom domain name that a company uses to promote their open house schedule in the local paper. They promote the Dot Com and or the open houses, just depends on the week. (2 comments)
Crazy PicLens Demonstration - 02/25/08 01:09 PM
Want an Idea of what piclens can do? I have put a little example of what pic lens can do with possibly a company or MLS wide inventory. http://www.pocatellorealestateonline.com/gallery-pocatello-all.php This is a rough example of an mls application underway. This will load 500 images at a time so beware you will need a high speed connection. Get the piclens plug in first at www.piclens.com. You only need to do this one time and it can be used on many different sites. And Yes. there is a link possibility at the top of the viewer. Click on the circle with an arrow in it at (2 comments)
How to Get Top search engine Rankings - 02/25/08 12:50 PM
Content, Content, Content If you want your site to get indexed into all major search engines you must first and foremost have good quality content on the site that search engines can read. This means limit your graphics and add more words and text and descriptions. The more text links and content that relates to your topic the better. This technique will get you massive amounts of links indexed in search engines and increase your chances of being found online. To get started do what I do. Use www.webceo.com to analyse your site and it's content. Then run reports and see where you (1 comments)
Use Video to Promote your Real Estate Site - 02/25/08 12:28 PM
Want to really show people why they would want to buy a house in your community? First you have to learn how to use many video sites. http://www.youtube.com/ for example is really easy to use and add your TV commercials and videos created by you or for you by a professional. Post your vids to your free account at http://www.youtube.com/ and all other video sites and make sure you add your URL to your site. http://www.my-mlsonline.com/ Videos of your community are a great way to show people what others think of the community. NOT JUST YOU. Here is a sample page of a site with (0 comments)
Boost your Exposure with Social Networking Sites for FREE - 02/25/08 12:20 PM
Get your message out as soon as possible and to as many good sites as possible. FREE blogs are a great way to do this. Here are a few I use and have found very easy to use and have more features added all the time. www.blogger.com is powered and owned by google.com www.wordpress.org is a good one. www.activerain.com is always great. www.myspace.com is tossing traffic my way more and more. Remember these kids that have grown up on MySpace in the last few years are now going to be purchasing homes. Many are 18, 19 and up and are now in the market (4 comments)
IDX Framing VS Full IDX Integration - 02/25/08 12:15 PM
Do you know the difference between framing your IDX search and having a site that completely Integrates the IDX? Do you have questions about Real Estate IDX and Real estate websites? Do you want to know if your site is doing a good job? Do you know what your rankings are? What are your questions? Please waste my time and ask away I can be of assistance. 11 years experience in the Real Estate web site development industry and nearly 7 of those years as an active buyers and listing agent licensed in Idaho. Currently Not an agent ( I just work for all of them) I (2 comments)
Add Live News and Content - 02/25/08 12:00 PM
One of the fastest growing technologies is the XML RSS Feed. These are fantastic on real estate sites because it gives you the same abilities as the huge sites with live news and content on them. With virtually all our packages you can add news, weather, articles, or anything that may be of interest to your web site visitors. Add local news headlines and more to keep your customers happy and coming back to your site day after day. Give them a reason to come back. Example of local news on an agent site can be found at http://www.johnhurbon.com/ or http://www.arizonahomepix.com/ and many more (4 comments)
The best in Virutal Tours are FREE - 02/25/08 11:54 AM
Looking for a really good, simple yet wow Virtual Tour? www.photobucket.com is a fantastic place to build your virtual tours. Once you have figured out how to make a nice little tour you should be able to add that slideshow to your blogs and sites. With my-mlsonline.com you can actually add extra tours and links and all kinds of fun stuff to your listings from many different web services. Photobucket is just one of many. Here is an example of a simple slide show that will show you some of the sites created by me in the past and present.
Walking distance from Properties Integrated with IDX Sites for REALTORS - 02/25/08 11:43 AM
Just adding a new feature to all of our sites. www.walkscore.com is now being added to all websites affiliated with www.my-mlsonline.com the best in Real Estate Search IDX Sites. See how far local businesses are from the property you are interested in. Great source for saving gas, time and money. Wouldn't it be great to find the perfect home that has everything you need within walking distance? www.arizonahomepix.com is an example of a site with WalkScore integrated into the listings. It also features the 3D wall of images on every listing too. Talk about an amazing virtual tour built right into sites. No (1 comments)
PicLens Integration - 02/12/08 02:27 PM
Ever hear of www.piclens.com? Get your own real estate website will piclens technology integrated into it. Presentation, Presentation, Presentation. Show your potential home buyers what the property truely looks like with the best in photo tours and real estate search engines from my site at www.my-mlsonline.com Webmaster with 11 years real estate webmaster experience. Many references from people you may have heard of. (0 comments)
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