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


Easily embed your YouTube and Vimeo videos on your RealBird property website

You can now easily embed your YouTube and Vimeo property videos on your RealBird property websites by simple adding the video Url in the editor, under the Media section. 

RealBird then automatically creates the embed code for both your mobile and desktop single property websites. You can of course create a separate Video page just like before, but this new feature will place your primary property video at a prominent place  as well, above the listing photos on the main page.

Below are two examples. One using a YouTube video, the other a video hosted on Vimeo.

Lakewood, CO house listed by David Dlugasch and promoted by Jim Smith of Golden Real Estate

Irvine, CA rental listing by Robin and Eric Fenchel, Century 21 Award

 

 


Using the RealBird branded property photo in a Craigslist ad

To follow up with our previous posts about the new RealBird branded listing photos tool, please see below an example of it combined with the RealBird SMS platform in a Craigslist ad.

Rare land with lots of potential in the heart of technology and luxury

The link of the Craigslist ad will expire eventually, but until then, you can view it online as well. 

Do you have an example of your usage of these RealBird services that we could share with others? 

 


Updated RealBird Property Card widget

The RealBird MiniSite and TinySite widgets have been used for years on thousands of real estate websites and blogs. We just released an update for these widgets, which we now call the RealBird Property Cards. This update is backward compatible: all the previously embedded widgets on your websites work seamlessly; no change is necessary. 

You can access the widget generator from within the RealBird member area, on the Listing Management page, just like before. Clicking the "Minisite widget" or "Tinysite widget" link, will bring up the new widget code generator. 

Property Card code generator

The listing on the example above is the courtesy of Experience Realty, div of Waterfront Professionals, Inc.

Using the widget generator utility, you can set the width and height of the iframe placeholder and also turn on and off the background theme, depending on your overall design goal when embedding these live widgets on your website. 

We hope you like the new, modern look of the updated RealBird Property Card widgets.

-- The RealBird Team

 

 


Got feed? Create property websites automatically using your existing featured listings XML feed.

Listing-XML-FeedOver the years, real estate agents and brokers published and syndicated over 360,000 single property websites though RealBird. This is an amazing number of listings,  considering that all of these properties were manually entered on RealBird.com 

While the RealBird listing management page was designed to be quick and easy to use and entering a listing only takes a minute or so, we also realized that for those who manage large inventory - e.g. brokers, offices and top producing agents - manual data entry and maintenance can be challanging on the long run.

We are thrilled to announce the availability of the new
RealBird® Listing Publisher™ AutoPilot service level.

With this new release, the RealBird listing marketing service levels are now as follows:

  • RealBird Free - Manage up to two active listings. No "sold" property websites, no rentals, no SMS marketing included. Ideal for agents with few listings a year or to try out RealBird's capabilities before upgrading to a more advanced level.

  • RealBird PRO - Manage, market and syndicate unlimited listings, including "solds" and rentals. Requires manual data entry in the RealBird member area. Ideal for agents and brokers with average listing inventory and who are serious about getting the maximum out of online real estate marketing.

    Subscription fee is only $99/year.

  • New ! RealBird PRO AutoPilot - Manage, market and syndicate unlimited listings, including "solds" and rentals. Does not require manual data entry. RealBird can add and update your listings using your existing XML featured listing feed.

    Subscription fee starts at $299/year for individual agents or team of two. Contact us  for customized office/broker pricing which is based on the number of agents or the monthly listings you have.

How does the RealBird PRO AutoPilot service work?

Once your RealBird PRO account is upgraded to the AutoPilot level, the process is fully automated. The system will notify you every time a new listing is added or an existing one is updated on RealBird during the daily run. All the powerful features of the RealBird service are available for AutoPilot members and even better, you have the option to add custom content to your listings, should you want to customize your service.

Below is an example screenshot of one of Gina Tufano's emails. She receives these emails from the system, when new listings are imported into her RealBird profile, or when there are existing listings updated. Thank you Gina for letting us use your email and listings as an example

RealBird Listing Import Report Screenshot

As you can see on the picture above, there are "Preview" links that point to the automatically created RealBird property websites, links to optionally "Edit" the new or updated listings and one-click sharing buttons to make it easy for you to share your listings on your social networks. From here on, these listings are also automatically syndicated to real estate portals and SMS marketing keywords are also setup for them as well.

Should you be interested in upgrading to the RealBird AutoPilot service or if you'd like to learn more, please don't hesitate to call or email.

-- The RealBird Team