Our mid-September product update are out. There are many more features under development, so stay tuned, some major updates are on their way. We will also elaborate on many of these features with tutorials and how-to guides but here is a quick summary for now:
Listing Syndication beyond Zillow and Trulia
As you know, Zillow and Trulia do not take for-sale properties from independent vendors like us since 2017, but they still take rental listings from RealBird There are also many less known portals with huge monthly traffic, like Zumper, ApartmentGuide for rentals and Mitula Group including Mitula and Trovit which also take for-sale properties and have over 6 million monthly visitors. So the value of using RealBird for listing syndication (both for rentals and resale properties) is still huge, post Zillow era.
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!
The Mitula Group of portals also allow feed providers like RealBird to boost for-sale listings (i.e. your listings) in their search results. We have been sponsoring the RealBird feed with paid campaigns on Trovit and we’ve just started to do the same on Mitula. We run a campaign that boosts all of the listings in RealBird on these portals and we are running twice a month specials for certain areas. The spotlight is on New Jersey this month.
So in short, all of the RealBird listings are also paid ads on these portals with 6M+ visitors and it doesn’t cost you a dime. We pick up the bill. Pretty neat, isn’t it?
Live chat app for your property sites to engage with visitors, while on-the-go
RealBird now fully supports our favorite live chat tool, PureChat. You can quickly add the widget code to RealBird and all past and future listing websites will have live chat integrated. You can download their app to your phone and chat with prospects on-the-go. Make sure you tell your sellers that you are also accessible for mobile real-time communication with online prospects. It will sure impress them:
- Create a PureChat account
- Get their embed code
- Add it to RealBird (login required). Make sure you use the second button titled “Save chat settings AND apply to all existing listings” to add to all previous listings
- Download the PureChat app and enable notification.
That’s it, you are ready to chat with online visitors from your phone.
New Jersey MLS board supports the RealBird virtual tours
Speaking of New Jersey, we also launched a new unbranded version of the RealBird virtual tours, specifically tailored to NJ’s Garden State MLS. They are very strict and don’t even allow addresses on virtual tours, let alone contact ifnromation. This feature update is specifically designed for New Jersey agents, but if your MLS requires special tour designs for IDX inclusion, please let us know, we can sure accommodate those requirements as well.
Janie Coffey’s luxury real estate course is open again
Janie Coffey has been a long time guess speaker at our RealBird webinars and many of you know her through her real estate training courses as well. Her 12-Week Luxury Real Estate Training Course was a highly popular one last year and you can now gain access to all of her 18 hours+ video recordings and take the luxury real estate course at your own pace. It’s a treasure trove of knowledge that you can apply to your own real estate business right away. The live course fee was $1,997 but you can get forever access to her recordings for only $197. That’s a tremendous savings for one of the most comprehensive luxury real estate training materials available.
If you are interested, sign up here, with the 30-day money back guarantee, your investment is risk free. Tell her that we sent you
Missinglettr – automatically reshare your RealBird listings on social media
Did you know that there is an easy way to share all of your RealBird listings on your social media sites automatically and repetitively, with practically no efforts? This is how:
- Sign up to Missinglettr
- Add you RealBird listing RSS feed
- Every time you post a new listing on RealBird, Missinglettr picks up the new property, creates a social media campaign for you for the next days and weeks and sends you an email to approve the campaign
- It takes less than a minute to approve the new campaign (we usually do it on our phone with a few clicks for our own Missinglettr campaigns for our own blog posts)
- And Missinglettr takes care of the rest: it posts and reposts various versions of your RealBird listings ads for the next few months, without you lifting a finger.
If the automated social media marketing for real estate with Missinglettr doesn’t impress your sellers, than nothing will
.info address domain name special
We are also running a special for .info street address domain names, you can now get one at the RealBird domain name store for only $2.99 for the first year. Another highly affordable and cost effective way to impress your seller. It’s kind of a must have, if you ask us.
There are many other behind-the-scene improvements including adding so called schema extensions to your listing website codes for improved SEO and more, but we need to keep this email from becoming infinitely long, so let’s conclude this update with a question:
What is your single most important feature that you would like us to develop for you? Please let us know.