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New syndication partner for US and Canadian listings: Ovlix.com

RealBird-Syndication-To-OvlixWe added Ovlix.com as a new syndication partner site last week.

From now on, all your listings that are published on RealBird will be automatically syndicated to Ovlix.com Updates to your RealBird listings will automatically change the listing on Ovlix as well and if you delete a listing from RealBird or change its status to Pending or Sold, it will be promptly removed from the partner site.

Ovlix.com syndication is available for US and Canadian RealBird members.

More feature releases are on their way. Stay tuned ! (rss)

~~ The RealBird Team
www.RealBird.com


Improved listing management, SMS with signature and Backpage syndication update

We released a few improvements over the weekend, before the rollout of some major new features in the upcoming weeks. Below is a quick list of these updates:

Improved Listing Management Page

Ideal for users who manage a large inventory on RealBird, the listing filter form now retains your settings, so upon subsequent visits (e.g. after updating a listing or log in the next day), the last filter will be applied again. As a practical case, you may have dozens or hundreds of sold listings published through RealBird, but you rarely need to edit or manage them once added. So setting and retaining, Active and "Published only" filters will make managing current listings much easier.

Listing-Management-Page

Backpage syndication update

The automatic syndication to Backpage now shows your broker/company name and your state license number for compliance with local rules. Make sure that you add these information to your profile in RealBird and we'll take care of the rest.

SMS marketing platform bug fix

A software issue has been identified and fixed over the weekend that affected text code handling for those client's whose text messaging app is configured to include their signature automatically. The RealBird SMS Text Message Marketing platform now correctly handles these specific cases as well. 

Advanced, lead capture webhook API

This is an advanced feature and it is valuable for those members who work with 3rd party developers. If configured, we are now posting the details of your lead as you receive them to any 3rd party webhook Url you set. This is a preliminary release of this feature and available upon request. More details about this including documentation and other API features will be posted in the upcoming weeks.

-- The RealBird Team
www.realbird.com


Don't miss it: Katerina Gasset is joining us again as a guest RealBird webinar speaker

Katerina-GassetWe are very pleased to announce Katerina Gasset as our guest webinar speaker again.

This webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 17 at 8 am Pacific Time (11 am Eastern)

Please register here

Topic: "How to Dominate Online flying under the radar of the Big ZTRs of the Real Estate Industry. Discover the tools and touchpoints you need to utilize today to stay ahead of your competition! How would you like sellers calling you instead of you cold calling them? Don't miss this training!"

Katerina has been one of our earliest RealBird users and supporters. She is not only a top producing real estate agent but also the top blogger on ActiveRain with the most subscribers outside of the AR staff blog. In addition, Katerina is a webcoach and business consultant. Her expertise ranges from SEO, to video, social media, branding and more. Katerina is an active keynote speaker, author and consultant.

In this webinar Katerina offered to share with us her valuable experience and knowledge in how best to use the Internet to generate buyer and seller leads and promote your brand. She will answer your questions in the Q&A portion of the webinar. Please join us for this great hour with Katerina.

A recording of the session will be provided to registrants.

Register for the free Webinar here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/325453976

Hope to see you online on Wednesday, September 17.

-- The RealBird Team
www.realbird.com


The RealBird Nearby Homes Plugin Supports Wordpress 4.0

Wordpress 4.0 just launched yesterday focusing mainly on improving content authoring and management features. We are happy to let you know that the RealBird Wordpress Plugin for adding your Nearby Homes Map-Search widget to your posts is fully compatible with this new Wordpress release. 

Nearby Homes For Sale Plugin

The RealBird Wordpress plugin is available for real estate agents and brokers with RealBird PRO:

  • nationwide across the USA (with data sourced from Oodle's database)
  • IDX sourced in the SF Bay Area (BAREIS, EBRD, MLSListings) and in the MRIS coverage areas in DC, Maryland and Virginia

While our tests show full compatibility with the new Wordpress release, please do not hesitate to contact us if you ran into some issues with it. Thanks.

-- The RealBird Team
www.RealBird.com