IDX Plugin Available for Squarespace

The My Buying Buddy IDX/CRM Suite is now compatible with Squarespace, the prominent website builder. IDX plugins, like the one from UltimateIDX, can be installed on your Squarespace website. It’s easy to deploy IDX search, property display, and Lead Capture, all seamlessly presented in your website with no frames or subdomains.

The MBB Squarespace IDX plugin provides comprehensive support for all the local important MLS fields, as well as integrated lead capture, and a sophisticated CRM for ...

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Generating Leads on your Website

Generating leads with your real estate website is critical for your business. If you don’t have a list of strong leads to work with, then the flow of new business will come to a halt.

Luckily, there are many ways to optimize your website to generate qualified leads. Include these strategic lead capture pages on your website, and you can generate more prospects and win more clients for your real estate business.

1.  Create an Outstanding homepage

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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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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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Why IDX Integration on your Website is STILL a Great Idea

 

Many real estate agents these days just want a website without IDX. Here are some reasons why having IDX integrated into your website is still a great idea!

Catch Your Prospective Consumer’s Attention

Display the content that your real estate prospects are looking for – listings! With IDX integration in your website, you’ll effectively capture the attention of quality leads and prospects who are looking to make a move and need the assistance of a real estate professional. User-friendly search features such ...

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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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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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Take Control: Set Yourself Free From Expensive Lead Generation Services

We have “been there, done that” when it comes to full-service marketing/lead generation service companies and their bundled services business model.  We have heard it all, and maybe you can hear yourself in some of these sentiments that our clients have shared with us over the years.

  • It worked well, and a few of our colleagues had great success, but the cost was enormous.
  • Every month, as I paid our huge invoice, I would think “I could do this myself if I ...
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Open Realty 3.3 Menu Management & Addon

Open Realty 3.3 and compatible versions of add-ons are available now. The FREE upgrades are many. Extensive code modernization, bug fixes, and third party library updates are new.  Site owners will enjoy upgraded versions of add-ons  TransparentMAPS and TransparentRETS. Adding and managing links is now easier for site owners. New features include customizable search templates and Twitter compatibility.

 

What is Open Realty?

 

Open Realty is an open source application for managing real estate listings.  Transparent Technologies developed the ...

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The Number One Problem with WordPress Menus in 2018

Better Menu Management for WordPress

For the most part, menu management in WordPress is handled by the theme’s coded features. The theme’s coded features display links as a result of posts, pages or other types of navigable elements within your blog. As WordPress increases in popularity as a CMS solution, menu and navigation methods have required revisions. In order to be a true CMS, content and navigation must not be inner-dependent. Even casual manipulation of your site’s content structure ...

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Menu Creator 1.1.9 Mega Update

After going over all the new features in WordPress 3.0 and the inclusion / integration with WordPress Multi User, we decided to take a good long look at the Menu Creator to see what would and would not be a worthy update. So, as we looked at all the support forum and blog comments in addition to all the emails we started making a master task list. Keeping in mind that the reason the plugin is so popular we made ...

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WordPress Menu Creator 2.0

This post has been updated, please click here to view it.

Making a big jump from WP Menu Creator 1.7 to version 2.0 as we have sat on updates for many weeks eagerly awaiting a look at WordPress 2.9 before we committed to anything. I’m happy to say that WP Menu Creator will work with version 2.9 of WordPress.

What new features are in the new Menu Creator?

  • You can add your page or post to a menu while in the WYSWYG ...
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WordPress Menu Creator Examples

Currently we have about 30 submitted sites that use the WordPress Menu Creator and we are going to publish these and others in three separate categories. The categories are; Theme developers that distribute the Menu Creator in their themes, Sites that use the Menu Creator, Sites that use third party themes converted to work with menu creator. Although the actual titles of these categories are not set in stone as of yet, they do represent the three main areas ...

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The Number One Problem with WordPress Menus

Better Menu Management for WordPress

This has been updated, please click here to see it: https://www.ultimateidx.com/blog/wordpress-menu-management-problems-2/

For the most part, menu management in WordPress is largely handled by the themes coded features that display links as a result of posts, pages or other types of navigable elements within your blog. As WordPress grows in its use as a CMS solution, existing menu and navigation methods become quirky and un-natural in following the true essence of a CMS solution. In order to be ...

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Menu Creator for BFA Atahualpa WP Theme

*Update 2017 The plugin we suggested at the bottom is no longer available. So please consider using gravity forms or one of the many other great forum plugins. https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/

 

Submitted by user of the Menu Creator, this modification guide is well documented on how to apply the WP Menu Creator to the BFA Atahualpa WP Theme. You can read about the implementation on the project site located on the Denver Home Real Estate Site for more details.

After receiving so many code submissions and ...

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Google REL Canonical URL

Today we added a new feature to the Menu Creator to allow you to set yet another option in your link structure in response to the Google REL Canonical URL update. Google made a post along with a video related to this new feature as presented by Matt Cutts and its worth a look because reckless application of this in your site can be consequential and counter productive to your efforts. Key points from Google include;

Is rel=”canonical” a ...

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