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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The Top Six Things to Look for in a Real Estate CRM System

As more and more Agents and Brokers discover how to use technology-based Real Estate tools to improve their business, it begs the question, “What functionality should I consider when choosing a CRM solution?”

CRM solutionThe process of selecting a CRM is one that should be taken seriously.  Your investment is not just the ...

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MRIS IDX and CRM Now Available from UltimateIDX

UltimateIDX IDX / CRM suite has integrated with MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc) to provide Agents and Teams with an advanced IDX /RETS lead capture solution in combination with a CRM lead management platform.

UltimateIDX is powered by the Buying Buddy IDX CRM suite and provides real estate lead capture and customer relationship management (CRM) platform is now integrated with MRIS. As an approved IDX partner, UltimateIDX provides agents, teams, and offices with a simplified solution to help in addressing real estate marketing, ...

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Tasty New IDX RETS and CRM Updates from UltimateIDX

2016 is proving to be a busy year for new IDX and CRM features! Most of the enhancements we have been making are based on your feedback.

Here is a summary of some of the recent updates:

Property Alerts Emails to Leads all Mobile Friendly

Just Listed property Alerts and all other system emails to your Leads and Clients are now mobile responsive and have great new design. This means your leads and contacts will now receive property alerts that are easy to ...

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Adding IDX to Squarespace

Looking for Squarespace IDX plugin?

Hi, there ! We are going to show you how to get mybuyingbuddy IDX working on a Squarespace website.

Only 2 things we need to do.

  1. Install and enable loading of MBB JavaScript on every page
  2. Add Buying Buddy widget to all the pages where required.


Let’s get started.

Step 1 Installing the code.

Go into your leads and contacts account, go to the widgets menu. Inside widgets menu, go to getting started.

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Are you using a wireless keyboard? Watch out!

Yikes! It’s just been reported that some wireless keyboards are open to a hacker viewing what you type.
This problem does not affect Bluetooth connected devices – but can affect ‘wireless’ devices that connect using a plugin USB radio based nano-receiver.
There are currently 8 manufacturers affected –

  • Anker
  • EagleTec
  • General Electric
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Insignia
  • Kensington
  • Radio Shack
  • Toshiba

Here is a link to a page with more details about affected devices http://www.keysniffer.net/affected-devices

Now it should be noted that a hacker would need to be quite close to you – ...

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New Version of UltimateIDX Now Available

I am pleased to announce that the latest version of Ultimate IDX is now available. Here are the highlights:

  • Single integrated IDX and CRM solution – great for Agent websites and teams
  • Advanced IDX using nearly ALL the MLS data fields from your your MLS
  • Mobile responsive
  • IDX WordPress plugin – OR – JavaScript plugin for any website
  • Interactive map with area selection
  • Complete ‘My Account’ services for consumers who can create their own property alerts and save properties
  • Comprehensive CRM system for lead management
  • Full profiling and management ...
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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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Zillow and MLS Listing Syndicators, Realtors Push Back

Geoffrey Schiering weighs in on the MLS listing syndication war between aggregators such as Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com and MLS Boards in multiple markets including the recent dropping of Diverse Solutions from Denver’s MetroList approved 3rd Party IDX Vendor List:

Realtors have finally started to push back against the questionable practices of the real estate listing aggregators (or “syndicators”), Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and others. For years, these deep-pocketed online media corporations have been growing exponentially at the expense of the professional ...

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MLS Listing Syndication War Rages

UltimateIDX share their views on the MLS listing syndication war developing between MLS Boards and aggregators such as Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com in several major markets including Denver’s MetroList and their recent dropping of Diverse Solutions:

If you check almost any major market in Google you will find sites such as Realtor.com, Zillow and Trulia dominate the majority of the Top 10 slots for all major real estate search phrases.

Many Realtors that are competing for these search engine rankings are unknowingly ...

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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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It’s Vegas Baby

While our UltimateIDX Clients are aware of our recent move to Las Vegas, Nevada this is the first public announcement of our corporate move.

While Missouri will always be home, Columbia simply did not offer the advantages necessary for our coming expansion efforts.

Las Vegas offers a much larger labor pool of individuals with the necessary skills to become a Member of the UltimateIDX Team. We are now located on minutes from an International Airport making ...

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WordPress Real Estate Plugin Myth

I receive calls and emails daily for a WordPress Real Estate plugin that will magically import data from a MLS database into a WordPress real estate website. That plugin does not exist and never will.

Mission Impossible

There are hundreds of local MLS Boards nationally. Each Board owns and maintains their own data and therefore all have different data fields and formats. So it would be necessary for a developer to develop not 1, but hundreds of plugins. Additionally, most MLS ...

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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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