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Technical Thoughts: Moving Towards Transition Of The MLS - 03/26/07 12:13 PM
There has been a lot of discussion about a National MLS and some discussion about the technical approaches that could be used to build such a national MLS. Most such implementation discussions that I have seen are focused on three types of implementations: 1) A single national MLS database in place of local databases 2) having local MLS databases push constant updates to a national MLS database 3) leveraging any of the growing non-MLS commercial databases (Zillow, Trulia, etc. are some the named examples) In our technical article found at http://forsalebylocals.wordpress.com/2007/03/26/technical-thoughts-moving-towards-transition-of-the-mls/, we propose a fourth approach which might result in lower overall costs, a better transactional model, and interoperation with international (0 comments)
Video Interview With Jessica Kuylen, Century 21 Via del Este (San Jose, Costa Rica) - 03/24/07 09:35 PM
We recently sat down for a video interview with Ms. Jessica Kuylen of Century 21 Via del Este in San Jose, Costa Rica. Jessica works with the agency to drive sales of properties to English language buyers. Click to Watch Jessica's Video Interview in English In this 7 minute english language video interview, Jessica shares her insights about working with Century 21 as well as the current real estate market in Costa Rica. If you are in the market for properties anywhere in Costa Rica, Century 21 certainly has the infrastructure, reputation, and employees to make the transaction as smooth as possible. (1 comments)
Nearing 150,000 Real Estate Videos Watched On Our Site in Just Over 4 Months - 03/21/07 10:26 PM
We are about 2-3 days away from having a total of 150,000 real estate total property videos and video interviews being watched on http://vidlisting.com in English and http://bienesraicesvideo.com (in Spanish) in just over 4 months - wow. We'll likely be out of internet range when that milestone occurs so I wanted to post now as we are at 147,000 as of this writing. Who would have thought that real estate videos with narratives available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese would have been so popular? Certainly not me and not ths early in our startup. Honestly, I expected to begin seeing these numbers at the 8-10 (0 comments)
Linking Real Estate Content With User Context: Deriving User Context - 03/15/07 08:07 AM
In the first part of our series about linking real estate content to user context, we looked at data, metadata and came to understand context as it relates to real estate content. In this second article, we talk about context with respect to individual users on a real estate website and lay the groundwork for matching user context with real estate content. We discuss specific methods for determining user context including: - Website Tools - IP geolocation - browser sniffers - use of the site's search- Self-selection - website - preference selections - site usage patterns - chosen content - search engine (2 comments)
Linking Real Estate Content With User Context: Basic Concepts of Data and Metadata - 03/12/07 10:01 PM
Everyone talks about the term "context sensitive" and most know that certain companies use contextual advertising to present the best advertising to users. How can we understand and apply context to content on our own real estate sites? We explore the basics of context in this first of a series of blog posts Data are the information, tangible objects, media, or concepts that users consume as knowledge (read, watch, or want to know about). Metadata is data about data or that describes other data. Metadata is used in real estate all of the time. These concepts are failrly easy to grasp. How can we understand and apply how to (0 comments)
The blog and thinkpad of a real estate video professional. Topics include property tours, software development, advice about technology, consulting, and discussion of conceptual topics. All videos produced by vidlisting.com are produced with professional narration in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
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