realbird: Craigslist posts with branded listing photos and SMS code - 05/30/19 05:46 PM

We just updated the Craigslist real estate ad generator for your RealBird listings. While Craigslist has not allowed advanced HTML formatting and embedded images and links for ,many years, using your RealBird tools, you can enhance your Craigslist ads easily to maximize your lead capturing opportunity.
The RealBird Craigslist ad generator now provides you with an easy way to:
Download the automatically branded listing photos - use them instead of the regular photos to brand the pictures with your own, with your name, contact information and SMS text code call-for action message too. Download the listing QR code image - and upload it as the last photo on Craigslist … (2 comments)

realbird: Two more virtual tour options for your listings on RealBird - 10/09/18 06:42 PM
There are two more layout options available now for both the branded and unbranded RealBird virtual tours. These are great in case you'd like to embed them on blog posts or your website as listing presentations.
See below Shelly Northern's beautiful listing in Miami Beach:
Click the image to see the property details and branding. You can also see it full screen, just follow this link to the presentation of 1024 Lenox Ave 5 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Get these additional versions for your listings including coming soon, pending and sold listings in the RealBird member area. Just log in and access the links on the listing … (3 comments)

realbird: Make sure you let your sellers know - 10/08/18 03:37 PM
We added two more listing syndication destinations to the RealBird real estate marketing service.
Make sure you let your current and future sellers know!
While we don't syndicate to Zillow and Trulia anymore - because they have stopped accepting all vendor feeds for a while, they only take feeds from brokers and MLSs directly - we are constantly adding new partner sites where you can get additional exposure for your homes for sale and rentals, automatically, without any extra effort needed from you and without any extra cost to you.
Our two new partner sites, Locanto and Askalo both work for rentals and for-sale … (2 comments)

realbird: RealBird SMS text code real estate marketing - tech. update - 09/05/18 03:56 PM
First of all, for those of you who are not familiar with the RealBird SMS text code marketing tool, it works as follow:
You hook up a phone number (provided by Twilio) with your RealBird account Every listing you publish on RealBird will have a code generated for it automatically (or you can set up custom codes as well) When consumers text that code to your phone number, you receive a lead with their contact info and they receive the property information returned to their smartphone automatically. There are three different scenario for using the RealBird SMS marketing platform:
Listing marketing … (0 comments)

realbird: Webinar: Creative Online Real Estate Marketing Using RealBird - 08/13/18 03:32 PM
Two new RealBird webinars are coming up in August, 2018. These 1-hour long webinars are free to attend and both starts at 8 am Pacific time (11 am Eastern time). If you are interested, we suggest to register even if you can't attend, so that we can send you the recordings afterwards.
"Creative Online Real Estate Marketing Using RealBird" on August 17, 2018. Register to this webinar here"Search Engine Optimization For Your Property Websites" on August 31, 2018. Register to this webinar hereHope to see many of you at these webinars.
-- The RealBird Team
RealBird.com
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realbird: Recording of the "Cold calling for Expireds" webinar is now available - 07/26/18 03:05 AM
Thanks for all of you who attended our last week's webinar with guest speaker Shelly Northern. We have the recording of the webinar now available for everyone to see. Shelly talks about the techniques, technologies and mind set that led her to success with cold calling expireds and FSBOs. Please see the RealBird webinar's recording below.
If you are new to RealBird, you can join the thousands of agents and brokers using our marketing services here. 
 
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realbird: Open House Sign-in Form. Reimagined. - 06/12/18 06:16 PM
 A new sign-in form page is now automatically created for all of your listings on RealBird. You can use it at for-sale residential, rental and even at commercial open houses as a registration form for visitors. You'll get the benefit of capturing visitor information for your follow up marketing, while visitors can use their smartphones and receive instant details of the open house by bookmarking your RealBird e-flyer.
You can load this new open house sign-in form on your laptop or tablet as an alternative or side-by-side to paper sign-in forms or you can print and show the QR code that we … (5 comments)

realbird: Create landing pages for your listings automatically - 05/18/18 06:51 PM
With the RealBird AutoPilot, you can now automatically create high-performing squeeze landing pages for your listings.
Most of you have some sort of XML feed of your listings through your MLS, your broker, your software vendor, ListHub etc. RealBird can now take this feed and automatically publish and update your listings and make all powerful RealBird features available for you. The following marketing tools are automatically created for each of your listings:
Just Listed Landing Page Recently Repriced Landing Page Open House Landing Page Hot Property Landing Page For Rent Landing Page Branded and unbranded virtual tours Single Property Websites SMS text code … (4 comments)

realbird: Search engine friendly featured listing posts with Wordpress plugin - 05/16/18 06:04 PM
We just lunched a beta version of our new Wordpress plugin for your listings published through RealBird.
With this self-hosted Wordpress module, you can just add a simple shortcode to your posts and Wordpress pages and your listing is automatically pulled from your RealBird account and synced to your Wordpress site.
You can see an example on our own rental blog where we share RealBird members' rental listings utilizing the same backlinking and SEO-friendly plugin. You can achieve now the same result on your own Wordpress site for your own listings (coming soon, active, pending and sold listings).
How to setup the Wordpress featured … (4 comments)

realbird: New luxury real estate training course starts on June 1 - 03/29/18 10:37 AM
Janie Coffey's new 12-week luxury real estate training course starts on June 1, 2018. Over 150 agents and brokers graduated from her last two courses in 2017 with raving reviews. We'll post more about the course topcs in the upcoming weeks, but we wanted to make sure you don't miss out on her Early Bird special of $997 , a savings of $1,000 over the list price, for the whole 12-week course.
See some of the members from Janie's previous course speak about her class:
Frederique LeForestier - ONE Sotheby’s International Realty: "Janie’s course is a real booster for any Realtor who … (0 comments)

realbird: Just Sold and Pending Sale landing pages are now available - 11/24/17 02:16 PM
Our Black Friday special is the launch of two new lead capture landing page types: "Pending Sale" and "Just Sold" landing pages are now available for your listings on RealBird.
You can sign up or login to RealBird if you are an existing member and start using these new landing pages right away. 
With RealBird PRO starting at only $15/month you can create unlimited squeeze pages for your listings, both for rent and for sale and sold properties (plus you get syndication, property websites, virtual tours widgets, social media and mobile marketing tools).
Give it a try, get started today
 
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realbird: Checklist for listing interviews - 10/07/17 10:30 AM
A small update to our RealBird listing marketing toolkit goes a long way to helping you at listing interviews. You can now easily set up a draft listing website even when you don't have photos for the property and RealBird will automatically include a Google Streetview as the property photo.
Here is the quick checklist:
Create a draft RealBird single property website - 1 minute setup time
Buy an address domain name for it through the RealBird domain name store - Make sure you showcase your "investment" to the potential seller. You are one foot in the door :). Alternatively, you can use the … (5 comments)

realbird: Text code listing marketing stickers - 40% OFF - 09/23/17 11:15 AM
The RealBird SMS real estate marketing stickers are 40% OFF until September 24, 2017 via this link.
Just head over to the RealBird store and use the coupon code ZAZZLESAVING
Make sure you customize the text on the sticker before adding to your cart, using your own SMS code and your RealBird SMS phone number.  
The example above shows the 4.5 x 2.7 inch RealBird SMS marketing sticker. You'll get a sheet of 4 stickers for this amazingly low price of $6.75-40%=$4.05. Coupon expires September 24, 2017.  
This is an ideal size for example to stick on your flyer boxes at your sign riders and … (0 comments)

realbird: New Wordpress Featured Listing Plugin - 09/22/17 03:05 PM

We are in the process of final testing a new RealBird Featured Listing Wordpress plugin for self-hosted Wordpress real estate sites/blogs. 
We are now running the beta plugin in production on one of our blogs at https://nearmerentals.com/2209-franklin-st-ne-washington-dc-20018/  Take a look to see a live exmple.
Once installed on your own blog, you'll be able to just add a shortcode to a post and the RealBird plugin will pull dynamic listing information from your RealBird database. You will be able to update the details on RealBird as usual and it automatically updates it on your blog as well with full SEO benefits (no iframes).
The goal is to make … (0 comments)

realbird: Ready for some refreshed RealBird Virtual Tours? - 09/15/17 06:57 PM
We are getting close to launching the updated MLS-friendly, non-branded RealBird virtual tours for your listings. As a reminder, or for those of you who do not yet use RealBird for virtual tours, with RealBird PRO, you can market unlimited listings for one, flat low yearly fee. Part of the many RealBird tools and options, the MLS-friendly, non-branded virtual tours have been a popular one for a long time. There are many branded options as well for listing marketing, but this particular one is for MLS promotion where non-branded tours are required.
With this new version, we hope, this particular RealBird service will gain even … (2 comments)

realbird: Recap of recent RealBird feature updates - 09/05/17 12:47 PM

1) Faster social media sharing: you can now upload your primary picture together with the brief listing info, which cuts down the time significantly. Create a basic listing site in less than a minute and share it to social media easily using the new confirmation page. Since you already have the first picture published, you are ready for social media sharing. You can then go on with adding unlimited, additional photos and more detailed content to your site.
2) Promote your past sales with new features: many of the RealBird power-users have been using the sold listing marketing feature to win more … (0 comments)

realbird: How to auto-share your sold listings to social media and with widgets - 08/20/17 01:33 PM
On RealBird, you can easily manage your pending and sold listings too and cumulatively build your online footprint by having more and more single property sites with your contact information published, both for current and past listings.
You are also provided with an RSS feed for your sold listings which enables many automated marketing opportunities. Here is a quick list:
Use your RealBird sold listings RSS feed with Mailchimp and automatically email your list when you update a listing status on RealBird to sold Use the FeedWind's widget and easily embed your Sold listings on websites and blogs.  Autopublish to social media every time you sell a property … (5 comments)

realbird: Using SMS lead capture postcards for farming - 08/16/17 10:58 AM
How many touch points does your farming action list include? Janie Coffey has a great webinar explaining that it can take up to a dozen touch points over a period of time, on average to convert a prospect.
Postcards are long been part of many agents' farming toolkit and with our new Homes By SMS service, you can now extend your efforts with powerful, text messaging based seller prospecting.
Homes By SMS comes with 50 free postcards that we receive upon signup. All you have to do is mail it to your farming's prospects, according to your action plan. If you like the response rate, which you'll … (1 comments)

realbird: Do you spend on listing marketing in a seller's market? - 08/08/17 09:21 AM
This is a recurring question we hear over and over again. What's the point of listing marketing in markets, where prorperly priced listings are sold with multple offers and within short time.
We'd like to hear your opinion. Below is the repost of our take, from our RealBird blog,
 
We call our home real estate market the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, as some of our employees live on the Peninsula, a few minutes from San Francisco, others along the Monterey Bay and our HQ is in Santa Cruz. This is a territory of 50+ miles radius with common real estate market characteristics … (1 comments)

realbird: Use your existing IDX search with Homes By SMS - 08/04/17 02:09 PM
Did you know? 
Homes By SMS - RealBird's all-inclusive text code home search service  - can be configured with your existing IDX search service, in most cases.
About Homes By SMS
Homes By SMS provides a private-labeled, all-inclusive mobile home search tool for growing your buyer side business. You can use different call-to-action messages on print flyers, sign riders, postcards, sweepstakes and online landing pages, asking home buyers to text a location to your dedicated SMS phone numbers. It's an "SMS-gate", effectively, for your IDX search service, that extends your current home search services and if used at the right place with the right call-to-action message, it can dramatically increase your … (0 comments)

 
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