It's Good News: Clarification on the RealBird Zillow and Trulia Listing Syndication Status

We are writing this post to provide clarification on the status of the RealBird listing syndication feed to Zillow and Trulia.  We have been receiving inquiries about this matter from our members, they were worried that the recent manual listing upload changes announced by Zillow may also affect RealBird’s  syndication feed.

We are pleased to let you know that we just received confirmation from Zillow that our service is in good standing  and they have no plans to shut our feed down. So the good news is that our vendor feed will not be affected. You can continue to use RealBird as before.

There is an important new rule for Zillow/Trulia syndication: Zillow no longer allows branded photos to be syndicated with your RealBird listing, nor self-promotion in the property description. Please make sure that you don't upload branded photos for your RealBird listings and avoid personal promotion in the main property description, otherwise your listings can be blocked by Zillow. So while we don't suggest the usage of the branded photos on the main RealBird site (and syndication), it's very valuable tool on other media: your website, social media, emails etc.

You can find your branded list of syndication destinations in your RealBird member area, in the dashboard, under "My Listing Syndication Network".  This is a pdf flyer that you may print out for your listing presentation to showcase your property marketing capabilities as a RealBird PRO member.

For any questions please contact us.

-- The RealBird Team

www.realbird.com


Apartments.com now shows your rentals via your RealBird listing syndication service

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In an ongoing effort to deliver your real estate ads to as many online places and in front of as many people as possible, RealBird now syndicates your rentals to Apartments.com, one of the main rental search destination sites by CoStar Group. 

This RealBird syndication destination is available for US rental listings only. There are no additional steps required by you, just keep publishing your properties for rent on RealBird as before.

Happy Marketing !

-- The RealBird Team


New syndication partner site Casalova now shows your RealBird rental listings

CasalovaWe are happy to introduce the latest addition to our syndication partner sites.

Casalova is a Canadian rental portal. It provides an end-to-end rental platform that streamlines the rental process and it is available for both the Canadian and USA market . With our recent integration, whenever you add or an update a rental listing on RealBird, they are now automatically syndicated to Casalova as well. 

Enjoy and keep publishing with RealBird !

-- The RealBird team


Open House Syndication is Now Available for Your Listings on RealBird

Open-house-photo-1444676632488-26a136c45b9bYou asked for it and now we have it: We are now syndicating your open house dates together with your listing information to major real estate portals including Zillow, Trulia and many others. Just like before, simply enter your upcoming open house dates for your listings on RealBird and we'll take care of the rest.

For those of you who haven't used the open house option on RealBird yet, here is a quick overview:

  1. Login to RealBird
  2. Add your listing or locate the existing one on the listing management page
  3. Follow the "Open House Dates" link and under the "Add another open house date" section, enter a date, the start time and the end time and click the "Add" button
  4. Repeat Step 3 for as many dates as you wish to add

We hope you like this new addition. Happy marketing !

-- The RealBird Team

www.realbird.com


Win more listings with RealBird

Why List With MeRealBird Listing Publisher is a  powerful set of tools for marketing your listings online, but what if you currently have no listings? Did you know that you can also use RealBird for getting more sellers to list with you, for winning more listings?

Many RealBird PRO power users have been using the service in creative ways to gain more business, including creating single property websites and print flyers for Solds on RealBird and marketing them through our listing widgets, social media tools and through neighborhood marketing.

Just recently, we created a dedicated section in the RealBird member area called: "Win More Listings". We will be adding a growing list of private labeled documents and tools that can help you with getting more seller leads and eventually winning more listings.

For starting, there are now 4 marketing docs available in Pdf format, all private labeled with your photo and contact information. You can print them out and use them at listing presentations to easily communicate your marketing edge by being a RealBird PRO user and also to showcase the list of syndication sites that you will be sending the seller's listing to, for maximum exposure. Nothing is more convincing than a prepared, easy-to-understand, nicely presented overview of your online marketing capabilities and services.

Download them and give it a try and let us know what you think.