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realbird: Introducing the new Pinterest-style RealBird listing inventory board - 05/10/13 09:35 AM
After a few weeks of beta testing, finally, the new RealBird Featured Listings Board widget joins the list of the updated RealBird inventory modules (Featured Listings Map and Gallery) All of these now provide more advanced, modern presentations and smartphone and tablet compatibility. Use them on your websites, blogs or directly on your smartphones for your current inventory or showcase your recently sold listings.
Click the image for a live preview, or see it live embedded in Janie Coffey's blog, TheCoralGablesStory.com You can create your embed code in the RealBird Member area, on the Listing Widgets page. Just like with (8 comments)
realbird: Updated Listing Inventory Map widget, Large Photo Syndication to Trulia, Zillow and more - 04/11/13 11:41 AM
One of the original RealBird listing inventory widgets, the Featured Listings Map is now updated. The new version provides many improvements, including: Much, much better performance Shows up to 200 of your recent listings published on RealBird (active, pending, sold or the combination of these) Mobile-friendly and responsive: works the same on smartphones, tablets and desktop screens Ability to configure it to use standard Google icons instead of default color coded house icons. This is important when you manage listing inventory, for which the house icons could be confusing, such as for rural farms or apartments in Manhattan You can now (0 comments)
realbird: More Craigslist ad options: include single or multiple photos - 09/01/12 12:08 PM
You can configure the RealBird Craigslist ad generator and decide whether to include a single photo only or multiple photos on your Craigslist posts. Perfect for A/B testing: post one ad on Craigslist with multiple photos and then one of the same with a single photo a week later and see which one generates more click-throughs to your RealBird single property website and which one eventually brings more inquiries. Below are the screenshots showing how to set this option when generating your Craigslist ad with RealBird. Multiple photos enabled (default option):
Single photo only in your Craigslist post:
You can access your Craigslist post code generator (8 comments)
realbird: Win a Google Nexus 7 tablet. New RealBird sweepstake ! - 08/09/12 09:19 AM
It's that time of the year again ! We've just started a new RealBird sweepstake and this time we are giving away a Google Nexus 7 tablet. Rules are the same as before: refer as many of your real estate colleagues to RealBird as you can. When they sign up for a freeRealBird account, you will get one point for each and for those who upgrade to RealBird PRO, you will get 10 extra points. You can also get 10 extra points for leaving a RealBird testimonial. Every point you gather during the contest is a distinct entry in the sweepstake, so the more you collect, (1 comments)
realbird: New RealBird Property Slideshow Widget - 07/20/12 08:22 AM
How to get yours: The existing "Slideshow" link on the Listing Management page will bring up the new slideshow code generator. Similar to RealBird's Craigslist embed code generator, it lets (6 comments)
We blurred out the SMS phone number so that we don't create additional charges for them through this post but you can still get the idea: Nicely design banner with large call-for-action message asking prospective clients to text the special RealBird keyword "M" to access Kiamichi Realty's mobile real estate information. They also added the a large QR code provided by RealBird. If you have a (2 comments)
realbird: And the iPad winner is ... - 06/04/12 06:16 PM
The recent RealBird iPad sweepstake ended on May 31 and the winner is Marie Episale of CENTURY 21 Crest Real Estate in Pompton Plains, NJ. We are currently processing the gift and we'll post the picture of Marie holding the iPad once she receives it, as we did before with previous winners. Congratulation Marie !
As a reminder, your RealBird reward points do not expire ! So even if you did not win this time, the more real estate colleagues you refer, the more reward points you'll get. Every point is one entry in the upcoming RealBird sweepstakes. Here are the different ways of getting more (2 comments)
realbird: FSBO marketing with RealBird and Facebook. Free webinar with guest speaker Janie Coffey tomorrow - 05/03/12 08:41 AM
We are hosting a special "Best Practices" RealBird webinar this Friday on May 4, 2012 at 9 AM Pacific. You don't want to miss this one: Janie Coffey will be our guest speaker. Many of you know her already through her very active social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and beyond and via her excellent real estate blog at TheCoralGablesStory.com She is also the Director of Sales and Brand Experience with One Sotheby’s International Realty in Florida and a top producing agent as well. She recently closed a big FSBO deal using RealBird and Facebook targeted ads - among other (4 comments)
We just launched an updated version of the RealBird Nearby Homes Wordpress Plugin. This update greatly simplifies the installation process because the RealBird plugin is no longer dependent on any 3rd party ones. Just install the single RealBird plugin, activate it, set a few configuration options and you are ready to geotag your posts and automatically add your RealBird Map-based Search to your blog posts. How does it work? Every time you write a new blog post (or update existing ones), you have an option provided by the RealBird plugin to add a location to it. It can be a city, (2 comments)
realbird: Win an iPad. New RealBird sweepstakes to celebrate the 150,000th listing on RealBird - 04/11/12 12:49 PM
We just reached a great milestone with the 150,000th listing published on RealBird a few days ago. Since then, close to 1,000 more properties have been added ! To celebrate this milestone and also because we love giving away popular gadgets (and the referrals we get in exchange :) we just announced our brand new RealBird sweepstakes. Here are the sweepstakes rules: Prize: the brand new Apple iPad (16GB model, a $499 value !) Drawing date: May 31, 2012 No purchase necessary You have to be a real estate professional in the USA, Canada or the UK You have to be a member of RealBird (0 comments)
realbird: This new RealBird feature is very unique: Voice call handling with geo-enabled SMS message - 04/09/12 02:55 PM
This is one of the coolest and most unique features that we launched so far for the RealBird Text Message Marketing platform. The RealBird Text Message Marketing service is built on top of the Twilio infrastructure. As we wrote when we first launched in December, the primary goal was to provide a text (SMS) keyword marketing tool for you: your prospective buyers see your call-for-action message asking them to text a keyword to your Twilio phone number and when they do so, RealBird returns to them your property information via an SMS reply, while also capturing their phone numbers for you. (8 comments)
realbird: How to create a PDF flyer from your RealBird property website - 02/03/12 05:47 PM
Did you know? The new RealBird property website's printable page can be easily converted to PDF. All of the browsers on Apple OSX supports "printing" to PDF instead of a physical printer and on Windows, the Google Chrome browser has built-in support for the same. For Windows users, we suggest to download Google Chrome, it takes only a minute or so to set it up and you can still use IE for your MLS etc. should you need that. So let's see how this can be accomplished: Screenshots on Mac OS X Using Firefox on Mac
By default Firefox on (5 comments)
realbird: Save money on sign riders and print ads with the new custom, transferable SMS codes - 01/19/12 02:16 PM
As promised, new and improved RealBird mobile real estate marketing features were launched yesterday: Custom, transferable SMS keywords for your listings This one was one of the most requested features after our initial launch of the SMS keyword marketing add-on for your RealBird listings. By default, your RealBird listing ID is the automatically assigned text code for your property. The issue with this - as we learned from you - that many of you create a sign rider for your SMS marketing and pay for each sign rider individually. Since the RealBird listing ID is not reusable for a property that (6 comments)
realbird: The Real Estate Beat: Real-time Visitors Map of RealBird Services of Our Members - 01/09/12 07:29 PM
In the name of transparency - and also because we are serious geeks :) - we put together a live map application that shows the visitors as they arrive to different RealBird services of our members. It is embedded below and it works in modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE9 etc.) and old ones like IE7, IE8 etc. too. Android and iOS tablets and smartphones are supported as well We think this map analytics app is pretty cool ! What do you think? You can see the RealBird Real-Time Traffic Map in full screen via this link (9 comments)
realbird: Even more SMS marketing features are coming soon - 12/22/11 04:07 PM
Since we launched the first version of the SMS keyword marketing tool for your RealBird listings a few days ago, we have received many positiv replies fromRealBird members and also some feature requests. We thought it's easier to summarize the upcoming SMS features in a blog post and then share this article. Below are the upcoming SMS features that we are planning to add very soon: SMS notifications for important eventsOften, timely response to an online prospect is what turns them into actual clients. Currently we notify you only via email on important events such as request for more information on your listing or from your RealBird (3 comments)
realbird: SMS keyword marketing is now available for your RealBird listings - 12/17/11 07:00 PM
We've been supporting QR code mobile marketing for your listings on RealBird for a while. There have been back and forth debates in the real estate blogosphere about the actual value of QR codes and while we believe that QR codes are a very important and must-have piece in your mobile marketing toolkit we also agree that there are a large number of home buyers out there who can not or will not scan QR codes. They either don't have the appropriate smartphones or they just can't be bothered with it. Hence our new addition to the RealBird PRO power tools: SMS keyword (11 comments)
Major improvements include: Much prettier Craigslist ad design: You can now select any (!) background color for your ad and we will automatically theme your RealBird design for Craigslist More tools to avoid Craigslist "ghosting", which is their method of fighting spam: Craigslist has an undocumented algorithm which automatically flags ads and hides them from the public. The new RealBird service generates improved compliant HTML code and provides you with an option to turn on and off any of the three links that point back to your (13 comments)
realbird: And the winner is... - 11/28/11 07:23 PM
The recent RealBird sweepstakes ended on Nov 15 and the winner is Roberta Murphy of San Diego Previews Real Estate from Carlsbad, CA Amazon shipped the Kindle Fire by Thanksgiving night and Roberta was kind to share us a photo of her showing the tablet:
Congratulation Roberta and thanks for everybody for participating. We'll do it again soon... -- The RealBird Teamwww.realbird.com (7 comments)
realbird: Reminder: The Amazon Kindle Fire drawing is on Nov 15 - 11/08/11 06:18 PM
Just a quick reminder that the drawing date of the Amazon Kindle Fire sweepstakes is on Nov 15. There is more time to get additional entries to increase your chance of winning. You get 1 entry when you enter yourself in the sweepstakes and 2 bonus entry for each of your friends' entries. So sharing the sweepstakes on your social networks can increase your chance of winning dramatically. For example: You get one entry for entering the contest and then let's say five of your friends enter after you shared it, that will result in 1+2x5=11 entries for you. Just make (4 comments)
realbird: Google's new freshness algorithm and the RealBird video search results - 11/08/11 11:42 AM
Those of you who are following SEO closely might have heard about Google's new freshness algorithm and that they are now showing additional information along the search results like author photos, video thumbnails, social recommendations etc. We were pleasantly surprised in the last few months by some of the treatments RealBird received from Google. First we noticed that most of the RealBird property websites are now enhanced with a video thumbnail in Google's SERP (search engine result page) and also that since the launch of the new RealBird platform, the number of indexed pages jumped from 300K to well over 1 million Here are (8 comments)
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