Wordpress Real Estate Plugin - RealShout
Wordpress is a powerful CMS that can benefit Real Estate Brokers and Agents. It provides an easy way
to create localized content that helps you become the local expert in your area. Up until now, there
hasn't been an easy, affordable way to add searchable listings to your Wordpress blog. Your options
were to purchase an expensive IDX solution, manually enter listings into your blog, or place an
iframed widget on your blog. RealShout offers something much better. We provide a Real Estate Search
Portal for Broker and Agent Wordpress blogs that is search engine friendly, captures buyer leads, and
doesn't break your bank (meaning, itís free).
MLSs in 43 markets commit to RPR - Inman News
210,000 Realtors to feed listings to NAR's property database
WASHINGTON -- A subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors that's building a national
property database has entered into licensing agreements to obtain listings data from groups
representing more than 210,000 Realtors in 43 U.S. markets.
Realtors Property Resource LLC -- the subsidiary NAR launched in November to build and operate
the database -- is currently beta-testing the parcel-based database with nearly 1,000 Realtors
in 14 markets.
Top 25 largest brokerages in the U.S. - Inman News
Most of biggest brokers see sales volume drop in '09
Online brokerage ZipRealty completed 34.6 percent more transaction sides in 2009 than in 2008,
bumping it up to the fifth-largest brokerage ranked by real estate publishing and communications
company Real Trends. ZipRealty had previously ranked ninth in transaction sides.
Real Trends ranks the country's 500 largest brokerages each year by transaction sides (in every
real estate sale there are two transaction "sides": the buyer's side and the seller's side) and
closed sales volume.
To Blog or Not to Blog, That is the Question - Realty Times
Blogging has been touted as the new answer to giving the consumer what they want. The first 10
years of the web was all about static information. Many are barely keeping their heads above the
rising tide of available information and have found without interpretation, it is something to
fear downing in without finding the foothold that leads to knowledge. The web has entered what's
been dubbed as Web 2.0 and no, it isn't a program to buy or download. It is a description of the
new way the web is being used: as an interactive playing field where community and participation
bring opportunities previously lacking.
What Makes a Great Real Estate Services Firm? - REAL Trends Inc
At our annual Gathering of Eagles conference earlier this month, Steve Murray and I closed with
a session titled "What Makes a Great Real Estate Services Firm?" Here are the five conclusions
- Strong Leadership.
- Ability to Recruit and Develop Talent.
- Focus on One Model.
- Customer Service Excellence.
- Full Service is Not Ancillary.