Zillow Shares Fall After Announcement to Buy up Homes

Shares fell 7% after the Real Estate platform, Zillow, announced that it will begin buying and selling homes in Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Zillow will be working with Berkshire Hathaway and Coldwell Banker to make offers on homes before a buyer is found. They will pay commissions and make all repairs and updates before getting the house back onto the market.

This comes as a change for the company that has been known mostly as an informational source for real estate properties, ...

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Freedom from old IDX solutions

4 Tips for Spicing Up Stale Listings

A few months of your listing getting little to no attention is frustrating to the sellers, and to you, as the professional. You know that the longer this listing sits, the less attention it will receive.
With the summer months approaching, now might be a good time to look at some of these stagnant properties, and see what can be done to spark some interest. Try these 4 tips to help refresh your stale listings.

Revamp the Listing Photos

A growing majority ...

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REcolorado IRES Merger – It’s going to happen!

According to an IRES news release today, IRES and REcolorado have made a firm commitment to merge.

If the merger proceeds, the integration of the MLS organization’s products and services, and listing data will happen soon after. As in many merger scenarios, here at UltimateIDX we anticipate the IDX RETS feeds from IRES and REcolorado to also be unified, but this may take anywhere from 4-12 months.

The binding merger agreement has been signed by Lauren Hansen, CEO of IRES, and Kirby Slunaker, ...

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Need a Joomla IDX Plugin?

Finding a Joomla IDX plugin that works with your site can be quite a challenge! One Florida MLS recently launched an updated framed IDX solution for their members that removed support for Joomla! So, are Joomla users and others just out of luck? No. The fix: an IDX plugin like the one from UltimateIDX that works with Joomla.

IDX plugins, like the one from UltimateIDX, can be installed on your Joomla website. It’s easy to deploy IDX ...

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Keep up to date with the latest security requirements.

Don’t Let Your Unsecured IDX Plugin Invalidate Your SSL Certificate.

Do you know if your IDX Plugin is secure?  An unsecured plugin could soon begin to cause you trouble if it isn’t already.

Do you know if your IDX Plugin is secure?  An unsecured plugin could soon begin to cause you trouble if it isn’t already.

In December 2016 Google announced that beginning February 1, 2017, it would start marking sites (that collect sensitive information) non-secure unless they are HTTPS secure. For Real ...

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Real estate websites Portland, Oregon

Are you in the real estate sector? Have you been struggling with online lead capture and generation? We have Oregon Regional MLS IDX websites and IDX plugins. These are the solution to your struggle. The UltimateIDX is the trusted IDX RETS and CRM Services in Oregon. Helping Real Estate Agents get leads that have led to millions in real estate deals in the region.

Integrated IDX for marketing, lead capture with lead and client management. Our website ...

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Why Write a Real Estate Blog

Writing blog articles can take time and effort, so it’s definitely important that you are clear about why you want to write a blog!

Here are 5 good reasons for writing a Real Estate blog:

Write Articles That People Can Find Via Google and Other Search Engines

A good blog article needs to be focused on something very specific. As a REALTOR® you should definitely be focusing on specific geographic areas. When a blog article discusses a specific topic, the keywords and title ...

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Are REcolorado and IRES Moving Towards a Merger? New Information Suggests….Possibly?

After several stops-and-starts, a recent failed takeover bid of IRES by REcolorado and an announcement that they will no longer share data, are you concerned that these two will never find a way to “make it work”?  Well, some new information suggests there might be a light at the end of the tunnel.

Recently, 20 plus major brokerage firms sent the parties involved a letter requesting they come up with a solution to the multi-MLS “situation”, and gave them until June ...

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Is It Better For Agents and Brokers To Work With or Against Syndicates?

A recent Inman Select Special Report on Real Estate Syndication tells a story of the struggle between deciding to participate on syndication websites or not, and how that decision affects business.  However, in our daily experience, we hear a completely different perspective on syndication participation.  It is one of acceptance, engagement and ultimately embracing syndication.

Essentially, the decision boils down to whether or not you are willing to send your listing information to syndication sites like Read More →

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