New RealBird blog

We are going to retire this Typepad blog as our primary RealBird corporate blog at the end of this year. In fact, we are already posting on our new RealBird blog posts exclusively on our new site for some time.

The new blog platform allows us way more control over the look and feel and also about how we do our own SEO and adding new search engine optimizations with guest blogging, featured listings by RealBird members and case studies.

RealBird Blog

All existing feed subscribers are transitioned to the RealBird Articles and will continue to receive email updates, or if you haven't yet, you can visit https://articles.realbird.com and sign up to the RealBird newsletter there.

Let us know what you think about the new RealBird blog

Thank you

-- The RealBird Team

www.realbird.com


Cold Calling for Expireds: make people LIKE and HIRE you! Guest Speaker: Shelly Northern

Shelly NorthernJoin Shelly Northern of Compass and us for a free RealBird webinar: "Cold Calling for Expireds"

Shelly came to the U.S. from England. She has 11+ years of real estate experience as a broker and agent,  and was co-presenter on Sky TV’s “Million Dollar Dream Homes”. She has handled many different kinds of residential and commercial real estate, and has gained a diverse client base. One of her successful strategies is based on  what makes FSBOs and owners of expired listings list their property with her.  In this webinar she will share her recipe and tips!

The RealBird webinar is free as always and will be held on June 20, 2018, from 8 AM to 9 AM Pacific time (11 AM to 12 PM, Eastern Time).

Reserve your spot today, register here for for the webinar

 


Open House Registration Form Reimagined with QR and SMS Text Code

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A new sign-in form page is now automatically created for all of your listings on RealBird. You can use it at for-sale residential, rental and even at commercial open houses as a registration form for visitors. You'll get the benefit of capturing visitor information for your follow up marketing, while visitors can use their smartphones and receive instant details of the open house by bookmarking your RealBirde-flyer.

You can load this new open house sign-in form on your laptop or tablet as an alternative or side-by-side to paper sign-in forms or you can print and show the QR code that we provide as well, so that visitors can load the sign-in form easily and automatically on their own smartphone. Now that both Android and IPhone devices support QR codes natively with their built-in camera app, this is an easy and effective way to capture the visitor's contact information for follow ups.

Just login to RealBird, publish your listing and your new open house sign-in form is automatically created for you right away.

We hope you like this new marketing tool. Your sellers or landlords sure will :)

— The RealBird Team

p.s we are also started a new sweepstake and we'll be giving away a Amazon Fire tablet. Just visit your Reward section on RealBird and invite your colleagues via that page to collect points. You’ll be automatically enrolled.


New featured listing Wordpress plugin with SEO and synced with your RealBird account

Featured Listing Wordpress PluginSEO-friendly featured listing plugin is now available for self-hosted Wordpress real estate sites.

You can now simply add a simple RealBird shortcode to your WP posts and pages and your listing will be automatically pulled from your RealBird account and synced to your Wordpress site. Set it up once and continue to manage your listings on RealBird.

You can see an example on our own rental blog where we share RealBird members' rental listings using the same backlinking, SEO-friendly plugin. You can achieve now the same result on your own Wordpress site for your own listings (coming soon, active, pending and sold listings).

How to setup the Wordpress featured listings RealBird plugin:

  1. Login to RealBird
  2. Add your listing or click-through from the list of listings page to an existing one
  3. On the listing's admin page, click on the "» Wordpress Featured Listing Plugin (native, SEO)" link that will open a popup with instructions
  4. A unique shortcode is provided for each of your RealBird listings. The popup alsop shows the one-time, Wordpress plugin installation steps in case it is the first time using this new feature.

Please note that this is a beta version, but fully functional and tested with self-hosted Wordpress sites up to version 4.9.5 (latest at the time of writing this post). While we can't support your 3rd party Wordpress installation tasks, we are happy to send you tips on how to best utilize this new RealBird feature. Just ask us :)

-- The RealBird Team

All-In-One Real Estate Marketing at RealBird.com

Listing on our rental blog is courtesy of Adam Waxler


Free luxury real estate training webinar on Friday

We are hosting Janie Coffey as a guest speaker for a free luxury real estate training webinar on April 6, 2018 at 1 pm EST (10 am Pacific).

The class is am introductory webinar of the 12-Week Luxury Real Estate Training course and you'll discover some of the top ways to increase your luxury real estate today, even if luxury scares you, you haven't yet sold a luxury property or do not have a luxury sphere of influence. For the seasoned as well as new agent!

Seating is limited, please register here. It's an actionable, information packed webinar and it's free

See you on Friday!

-- The RealBird Team