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Archive for May, 2006

Long Island, New York – Geri Sonkin

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Our newest New York client emailed me this message this morning about her new website:

Steve,

Just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you just how pleased I am with my new site. You guys are really at the cutting edge of web marketing for your Realtor(R) population. As one of Allen F. Hainge’s CyberStars(tm), I have access to the latest and greatest technology to assist us in the marketing of homes and it’s rare that I stumble across something new that knocks my socks off. I’ve only begun to scratch the surface of possibilities with my new site and look forward to cranking it up to test its parameters.

If you ever need me to talk to anyone thinking of trying your product, just send them my way, unless of course they’re right here on Long Island. This is way too good to share with the competition. :-)

Geri

Geri Sonkin, CRS, e-PRO, RECS
An Allen F. Hainge CyberStar(tm)
Serving Long Island, New York
RE/MAX Hearthstone
www.YourLongIslandHome.com
516-457-7103
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Finally a better way to buy or sell a home!
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screen shot of long island site

Skyline Properties – Everett Real Estate

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Busy morning for testimonials. I just received this one from Carl Christine in Everett, WA.

Hi Steve and Aaron,

Thanks for your efforts to date. I am impressed with your web development efforts and your customer support. So far….so GREAT!

Thanks again.

Carl Christine
Everett Branch Manager, Skyline Properties
www.skylineproperties.com

PS. We are looking forward to your next class.

Macdonald Realty – Vancouver Real Estate

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Hi Steve & Mike,

I just wanted to send a quick email to say I am really impressed with your improvements in customer service. Your “Live Help” is great…Justin, Jordan and Ryan are really helpful and patient. Kudos to Derek in the design department too!

Regards,

Megan Ireland
Business Development Coordinator

Macdonald Realty Group Inc.
2105 West 38th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6M 1R8
Phone: 604 264 6770
Fax: 604 263 1411
http://www.macrealty.com
http://www.macauction.ca

Some Interesting Real Estate Blogs

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Zillow.com Blog
Curbed.com Blog (New York City Real Estate)
DailyPundit.com Blog (San Francisco Real Estate)
RealEstateJournal.com Blog
RainCityGuide.com Blog (Seattle Real Estate)
Toreal.Blogs.com Blog (Toronto Real Estate)
Inman.com Blog

Seattle Real Estate – Website

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

Our friends at realstock.ca have created another version of our Westwood template that is available for purchase. If your a Seattle real estate agent and are looking for a turn key website then this is the a great solution for you. For only $995.00 you can own this website plus:

- Google sitemap created.
- Google Satellite maps enabled [API].
- Unique content added to blog & homepage.
- Agent Photo added with graphic enhancement on home and contact page.
- Agent signature added,
- 7 High Quality Realstock.ca niche images added to banner.
- 2 Graphical Headings on home page. – Custom Header [top of site]. – Custom title tags and label tags.
- Yaletown Buyers and Sellers content.
- Auto Fill Category added.
- Featured listing widget on the home page.

The monthly cost is $57.00

Click here to see the website

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Content Writing – need help?

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Our approved vendors offer quite a few services to our client base but I wanted to take a moment to point out one in particular. Jaret Forman has been working with Ubertor and Realtors for over a year now and he specializes in not only selling Ubertor websites, but will also working with you to fill your website with unique content.

Content, and specifically unique content, on your website to match the search words of people using the search engines, is very important and will help you get more traffic and improve search engine ranking.

Go to www.jaretforman.com to read more about what Jaret has to say about Ubertor Realtor websites as well as see some of his work at http://www.jaretforman.com/WebsiteContent.php.

Everett Training Session

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

I was down in Everett, WA today doing a training session at Skyline Properties. Lately we have been doing private, in office training sessions. They have been a huge hit and our clients love them. Today we had about 14 agents in the session.

It looks like we will be doing a private session shortly at Century 21 In Town in downtown Vancouver in the coming days as well as a session in Las Vegas at the end of the month. I have also had inquiries about doing these training sessions at offices in Minneapolis, Seattle, Toronto, Calgary and San Francisco. We will begin adding these sessions to ubertor.com/events so that you can keep up to date with our schedule.

If you would like us to come out to your office, please contact me as I would be pleased to speak with you further about the agenda and the schedules of our trainers. There is no cost for the training sessions.

NWMLS (Seattle) shares Sold Data

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Dustin of RainCityGuide.com, a Seattle based blog that is one of the most read blogs in the US, posted earlier today about the NWMLS (Seattle’s MLS System) allowing companies to post sold listings. Here is what he had to say:

dustin Interestingly, the NWMLS is now allowing agents to list sold data on real estate websites.

Along these lines, Shelley Rossi, the Director of Public Relations for John L. Scott, emailed to let me know that John L. Scott added a comparable market analysis tool to their home search Robbie discussed last week…

“There are two ways to access comparable sold property information on JohnLScott.com. The first is by address, which can be refined by entering property characteristics, such as square footage, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc., and the system will identify the ten closest “sold homes” that have characteristics meeting the specified criteria. The second is a radius search around a home that is currently for sale. From the property detail page of an active listing, visitors can click a link to see the ten closest “sold homes” that are similar to the property they are viewing.”

I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised that the NWMLS would be the first MLS to open up this type of data to agent websites since the agents here in Seattle are a lot closer to the fire than agents in other parts of the country.

Wait to see what you can do with your Ubertor website in the coming weeks. We have a new feature coming out that will allow our clients to do some great things…. watch for more details here.

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

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INMAN NEWS – New strategy: Give them what they want

Monday, May 15th, 2006

Here is some more information about some changes in the real estate industry around North America. With the addition of Zillow.com, HouseValues.com, Redfin.com, GoogleRealEstate.com and others, companies like RE/MAX, John L. Scott, etc are making changes to how they operate to compete in this changing market.

Companies in Vancouver trying different things are:
MacDonald Realty with their MacAuction.ca and their Eastside Vancouver Project.
Dexter created a website for Assignments – www.dexterassignments.com

Here is a post for INMAN’s blog about some of the changes:

New strategy: Give them what they want

The Northwest Multiple Listing Service (Seattle), a regional MLS that serves western Washington, is making available sold property information to real estate companies for public display. John L. Scott Real Estate today announced that the company now carries the comparable sold property information at its Web site, http://www.johnlscott.com/.

The latest news follows a bunch of other related announcements on unleashing more real estate data on the Web:

1. Last Tuesday, two real estate tech companies, Visient and IntelliReal said they’re teaming up to create an automated valuation model that will combine assessor property records and MLS data for real estate pros to offer home valuations to consumers through their individual Web sites.

2. Prudential Real Estate Affiliates earlier this month said its agents can now offer seller clients some detailed Web traffic statistics about their homes and other neighborhood properties.

3. Zillow made a much anticipated move in February with the launch of its Zestimate service that enables anyone to log onto to Zillow.com and find out the estimated value of their home or any home in their neighborhood.

4. RealEstateABC launched in March as a rival to Zillow. Both sites offer home-price estimates to consumers at no charge and without requiring any form of registration.

5. ZipRealty rolled out a “Price Track” feature in January that displays a for-sale home’s price history, including the amount and date of each price reduction. If there are multiple price reductions, users can view each time the price was dropped. Buyers can also see the number of days each house has been on the market in most regions at the Web site.

How long before other MLSs roll out the sold data?
–Jessica Swesey, Inman News