Coming soon listings and draft property sites for seller interviews

Listing interview with sellerThe RealBird property sites now shows a Google StreetView image for listing without uploaded pictures.

This small improvement goes a long way when using RealBird for these two popular business cases:

Draft listings for seller interviews

Prior to signing the contract with the seller, you most likely won't have photos of the property or if it was listed before, rights of the photos probably belong to the previous agent or broker. With the new automatic inclusion of the Google StreetView photo, you can create a property website on RealBird that is presentable, set up your SMS marketing codes, QR codes and listing address domain name.

As a summary, make sure you create a draft RealBird property site even if you don't have photos before the interview and take the following with you:

  1. Create a draft RealBird single property website (it won't be syndicated as draft)
  2. Buy an address domain name for it - Make sure you showcase your "investment" to the potential seller. You are one foot in the door :)
  3. Setup your SMS text code for the listing - Make sure you tell them to try it out. Demo it to them.
  4. Bring your text code marketing sign rider to the presentation - Again, make sure you present it as part of the outstanding listing marketing package you provide, showcasing your 24x7 property marketing, even when the flyer boxes run low :)
  5. Print out the private labeled listing syndication and RealBird PRO marketing document in the member area and add it to your listing presentation kit

Coming soon properties 

Similar to draft listings, coming soon listings often lack photos for a while, but the nature of the Coming soon listing marketing is that you want to get the message out as soon as possible in order to test the market and also to build up anticipation. Having Google StreetView added automatically to RealBird listing sites with no photos, makes this marketing task a little bit easier and the presentation prettier while the property photos are being produced.

We hope you like this small but very useful upgrade. Much more is coming to your RealBird marketing toolkit, stay tuned !

-- The RealBird Team

 

 


Create separate listing widgets for your rental and for-sale properties - the advanced method

Many of you are using RealBird for publishing both for-sale and rental properties and often times, the target audiences for the two types of listings are different. You can now create separate RealBird listing widgets for your rental and for-sale properties and embed them on separate pages on your website, or blog. You can also create distinct Facebook Page tabs for them.

We are still working on updating the member area so that you can easily select the desired property types for the widget on the user interface, but in the meantime, you can start using these targeted listing widgets from today. Just add the following to the end of your RealBird widget's link:

Add the following Url tag to the end of the link. It also works for the Board, Map and Gallery widgets.

&rb_type=

Values are dot separated and represent the numerical values of the RealBird featured listing types as follows:

1 - Single Family Residential

2 - Condominium

3 - Townhouse

4 - Multi Family

5 - Lots and Land

6 - Mobile Home

7 - Commercial

8 - Residential Rental

9 - Commercial Rental

10 - New Construction

100 - Other property type

So if you'd like to create a widget for Residential Rentals only, you would add &rb_type=8 to the end of any of your listing widgets. If you want to show Condos and Townhouses only excluding other property types, than you would add &rb_type=2.3 to the end of the link. Without this new parameter, the widgets will show all of your listings matching other criteria, just like before

This is an advanced method of using this new feature and may sound a bit overly complicated. We are going to release the updated code generator in the member area in the next few days, which will make generating these dedicated widgets as easy as clicking a few checkboxes.

Below is an example map showing residential rentals only, courtesy of Eric Slifkin

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As always, thanks for using RealBird and stay tuned for more upcoming features.

-- The RealBird Team 

 


Real estate listing syndication network flyer for your listing presentations, branded for you.

We have updated your private-labeled client handout of your listing syndication network. These printable flyers can be used at listing presentations to show your clients many of the major real estate portals where you syndicate their listing information to, using your RealBird PRO membership. Your updated client handout documents can be downloaded in the member area.

Here is a sample one below, using our demo account. Your version will be private labeled with your own photo and contact information of course..  Get yours at RealBird.com


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

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