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newandoldlistingpage
We’re excited to be releasing a new version of our listing page this Wednesday 8/14 at 12am EDT (Tuesday night at midnight Eastern). This new version has an updated design and user experience, and is the first iteration of an ongoing project to refine and improve our listing page experience, for consumers and our customers. There are some key improvements in this release: Overall Look & Feel: We simplified the design and now have more that consumers want and expect to see. We’ve reduced the number of items, especially unfamiliar at first sight items above the fold of the page.SEO: We’ve added a number of SEO upgrades to the listing page. In addition to performance improvements, we’ve added the additional photos which all have ALT tags, we’ve added schema.org structured data tags around key pieces of information. This markup code helps Google determine which information is the most relevant and…
Real Estate Lead Generation Machine
Technology continues to redefine many industries, and the real estate world is no exception. While some real estate agents lament the advent of sites like Zillow and Trulia, one thing’s for sure. Consumers like the convenience of these sites. Especially when it comes to browsing listings.  Fortunately, you can provide the same convenience on your website through the Internet Data Exchange (IDX). How? IDX software permits you to make part of the Multiple Listings Service (MLS) directly available to clients. This exciting development is changing the face of real estate lead generation. Ready to learn more? Continue reading for a full breakdown of how to make it work for you. The Multiple Listing Service and Your Real Estate Business Although real estate can feel highly competitive at times, there are clear areas of cooperation and collaboration. These include the MLS, a system that allows agents and brokers to share information about property listings. The MLS represents a…
IRES-SHOWCASEIDX
Showcase IDX is very happy to announce that we have added coverage for Colorado’s Information and Real Estate Services MLS, better known as IRES MLS. IRES covers five boards and associations in Northern Colorado that include: Fort Collins, Boulder, Greeley, Longmont, Loveland, and Berthoud. This extends our Colorado IDX coverage that already includes RECOLORADO in the Denver region and PPMLS (Pikes Peak MLS) in the Colorado Springs area. We are starting a new push of adding MLS coverage across North America. Some of the MLSs that will be added soon include: MLSPIN (Massachusetts)MIBOR (Indiana)RMLS (Oregon)NWMLS (Washington)Greenwich MLS (Connecticut)YES MLS (Ohio) Showcase IDX is looking to rapidly grow our MLS footprint over the next 1 months and look forward to meeting the demand we’re hearing from all over North America for our products.
I'm a big believer in a high-quality realtor and I endorse realtors for that reason. High-quality real estate agents all over America. -Dave Ramsey
Real estate is never easy. There are late nights, early morning, no weekends, and infrequent vacations…but the payoff is that you get to help people through one of the biggest decisions in their lives and make their dreams come true. You deserve at least five minutes to feel inspired and laugh. Don’t you? I hope that this list of deservedly famous real estate quotes will give you the break you need to recharge today. Happy reading!
GDPR and Its Effect on the US Real Estate Industry
GDPR applies to any agent, broker or real estate marketing pro that works with European citizens. The upcoming California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) will be closer to home and affect agents and brokers more directly. While there is a “stick” in the law, there is a huge opportunity for Realtors and brokers that successfully meet consumer’s needs and desire for privacy. Listen to the discussion for more details.

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