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Onboard Informatics Launches Neighborhood Navigator 2.0 WordPress Plug-In
The plug-in offers WordPress users quicker and easier access to the robust information and lead generation tools in Neighborhood Navigator 2.0 NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 28, 2017) - Onboard Informatics, the leading provider of real estate information, launched a suite of WordPress plugins to support its flagship product, Neighborhood Navigator (Nav 2.0) today. The plugin lets WordPress users link directly to Onboard's premium local content and lead generation tools with minimal development time and effort. Nav 2.0 has three plug-ins designed to achieve specific business objectives. The first, Nav, pulls in data from Onboard's multiple APIs to display the most popular information in real estate: public and private school information, community demographics, market trends and local amenities. Each section is displayed in an elegant report and gives users the ability to navigate any area in the country. Nurture is the second plugin. It is a lead generation extension that emails a comprehensive property report when a visitor submits an email address. Leads generated from Nurture are automatically emailed neighborhood updates twice a month with the latest local information from their area. Users of the Nurture plugin will get every lead generated and will have their contact information featured on all outgoing emails. The third plugin, Lead, simply allows online visitors to submit their contact information and specify their preferred method of communication. Combined, these three plugins create the full Nav 2.0 product. WordPress users have the flexibility use these plugins together or separately based on their preferences and business objectives. Onboard Informatics Senior Product Manager Dean Soukeras says that while this Plugin Suite is a great start, he hopes to have many more plugins available in 2018. "It's all about making the data we have easier to access and use to improve your business," said Soukeras. "If you have a WordPress website, which many in real estate and finance do, plugins are a fantastic way to do that." Developers could already work with Onboard Informatics APIs through the Developer Platform, but introducing a suite of WordPress plugins makes it easier for any creator to speed up the process of getting local information and lead capture tools on a website. "Onboard has been supplying critical information to the real estate community for over 15 years," said Onboard Informatics Co-Founder and CEO Marc Siden. "We know the data is important for people buying and selling a home. We are now focused on how we can improve delivery, so clients can use our data quicker, better, and more effectively. WordPress plugins are a natural extension of our main priority, which is making the best information in real estate easily and readily available." Each plug-in in the Nav 2.0 Suite is mobile-compatible, offering online visitors the same experience regardless of where they view it. If you are interested in seeing how to use the Nav 2.0 Suite, register for our upcoming demonstration on Wednesday, November 29. Even if you can't attend, register and Onboard Informatics will email you a copy of the recording.
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IDX, LLC Announces Newest Version of IMPress for IDX Broker
EUGENE, OR (DECEMBER 09, 2016) - IDX, LLC announces the latest update to the IMPress for IDX Broker plugin. Version 2.2 adds built-in IDX lead management tools, plus code stability to more fully integrate IDX Broker into the WordPress experience. The newest features aim to unlock the possibilities of lead capture and improve functionality across IDX Broker Websites. IDX Broker worked hand-in-hand with Agent Evolution (a division of IDX, LLC) to create a larger opportunity for website developers and real estate professionals to leverage their WordPress knowledge and capture more leads. "We understand that switching from IDX Broker to WordPress and back again can complicate day-to-day lead maintenance tasks. This is why we've brought even more of the IDX magic into WordPress." said Dave Bonds, Senior WordPress Developer for Agent Evolution. "WordPress is a system IDX clients are already familiar with, so thanks to Version 2.2, lead management is not only quick, it's intuitive." The improvements include: A new lead management interface which allows real estate professionals to add, edit, and manage their IDX leads from within the WordPress dashboard. Form plugins such as Ninja Forms, Gravity Forms and Contact Form 7 will now capture and send lead information directly to IDX Broker. These new enhancements are driven by customer feedback and are part of IDX, LLC's commitment to deliver the most customizable, integrated IDX solution on the market today. "With over 40% of IDX Broker clients also using WordPress in one way or another, lead management was a natural addition to the IMPress for IDX Broker plugin." said Dave. About IDX, LLC Based in Eugene, OR, IDX, LLC is nationally known as a leading provider of real estate search applications. IDX Broker manages more than $2 trillion worth of IDX feeds from over 600 Multiple Listings Services (MLS), making it a powerful marketing tool for agents and brokers. In addition to the primary web-based software, IDX provides HTML Mobile Optimized Pages for all mobile devices. For those with WordPress websites, integrating real estate search is simple through the IMPress for IDX Broker plugin. The entire suite of IDX Broker products is easy to manage and maintain, helping real estate professionals display data from their MLS regardless of their technical ability. For more information on all the services provided by IDX, LLC, please visit http://www.idxbroker.com.
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Delta Media Group Real Estate Platform Equipped for Matterport 3D Showcase
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Diverse Solutions purchased by Market Leader
  BELLEVUE, WA, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 – Market Leader, a provider of innovative online technology and marketing solutions for real estate professionals, today announced that it has purchased Diverse Solutions from Zillow Group. Diverse Solutions is a leading provider of IDX plugins, enabling multiple listing service listings display for real estate agents' WordPress or custom websites. This acquisition further expands Market Leader's presence in providing powerful sales and marketing tools for real estate professionals. Diverse Solutions provides easy-to-implement technology to help real estate professionals manage their brands and businesses in a fast and easy way. Their products include listings-search platforms, mapping capability and email management software to help agents improve their websites and thrive in a competitive market. With existing agreements with over 600 MLS organizations across the United States, Diverse Solutions is uniquely positioned to provide technology solutions that allow real estate agents to generate, track, report, and quantify their leads. "We're delighted to bring Diverse Solutions in to the Market Leader family of products. The Diverse Solutions products fit well with our strong history and track-record for delivering high-producing solutions to help real estate professionals build their businesses," said Scott Smith, President and General Manager of Market Leader. "We look forward to continuing to deliver great products and services for the Diverse Solutions customers and to being a partner to the industry." About Market Leader A pioneer in lead generation and contact management systems, Market Leader (www.marketleader.com) provides innovative online technology and marketing solutions for real estate professionals. Since 1999, Market Leader has helped real estate professionals succeed and grow, and today serves more than 200,000 agents, brokerages, and franchises across the United States and Canada. Market Leader is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Perseus division of Constellation Software Inc. Perseus is a provider of software solutions to a number of vertical markets and is a leading provider of software solutions to the real estate industry through its other businesses Z57, Zurple, Constellation Web Solutions, Sharper Agent, and Birdview.
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New Wordpress Plug-in Makes It Easy to Capture Leads
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RealtyTech Inc. Launches New Apex IDX- Broker Edition™ WordPress Plugin for Brokers, Offices and Companies
Thousand Oaks, CA (June 30, 2016) -- RealtyTech Inc., a Thousand Oaks, CA Software and Marketing Corporation, announce the launch of ApexIDX- Broker Edition™ WordPress plugin for real estate company websites in Southern California and the Miami Florida area. ApexIDX- Broker Edition™ is a turnkey home search for WordPress designed from the ground up to be easy to install and integrate on any real estate company website, both Word Press and non-Wordpress websites. Regardless if the Company has or wants any kind of website, the ApexIDX- Broker Edition™ will integrate 100% with fully Google search engine Indexable listings. This means the Company site's listings will be placed live on Google. This is not true with standard IDX search systems. "We believe this is the most advanced and feature rich WordPress IDX plugin currently available on the market," said Richard Uzelac, CEO of RealtyTech. "Our ApexIDX- Broker Edition™ plugin will increase user engagement on company websites by providing an intuitive and entertaining homes search and lead capture system." ApexIDX- Broker Edition™ is a full-featured turnkey solution for real estate companies. All listings are SEO friendly and fully indexable for Google placement. The IDX administration system is simple with a beautiful WYSIWYG interface, which simply means it's simple for clients to modify to their exact needs. Very little customization will be needed due to the high number of widgets incorporated with ApexIDX- Broker Edition™. Key New Features: Advanced Agent Gallery with Agent Pages with their Live and Sold listings auto-populated. Google Indexable Listings for ALL Property Listings in the MLS New Featured Home Display Options Testimonials animated widget "We are extremely proud of how easy it is to install ApexIDX- Broker Edition™ and integrate our advanced widgets and pages on WordPress websites and any other type of website as well," said Lance Grove, RealtyTech Senior Account Executive. "Our ApexIDX- Broker Edition™ solution offers a solid usable setup right out of the box and is still easily customized to fit each company's specific needs." About RealtyTech Inc. RealtyTech Inc. is a Thousand Oaks, CA-based Company that gives real estate professionals the tools necessary to stand out and succeed in today's online marketplace combined with solution minded, live California-based customer service. We have over 15 years of online real estate marketing expertise and have spent over 10 years of that experience offering Agent and Office websites, IDX Home Searches and Internet Marketing. For more information, please call (877) 832-4428 or visit http://www.RealtyTech.com.
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MarketBoost Named One of The Best Real Estate Plugins for WordPress
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Homes.com® Takes Giant Step in Evolution of Website Domain Technology
  Norfolk, Virginia, August 26, 2014 – Homes.com®, the online real estate resource and leading provider of real estate marketing solutions, has secured the top level domain, ".homes." Long known as simply ".com," ".org," and ".net," the internet is experiencing monumental changes with the creation of nearly 2,000 top-level domains, altering the way consumers search for homes online. A longstanding leader in search solutions and web technology, Homes.com continues to prove itself as the frontrunner in providing innovative tools and resources for partners and consumers across the country. "The .homes' top level domain assignment marks an evolution in how consumers will search for home-related goods, products and services," said Terry Slattery, president of For Rent Media Solutions and Homes.com. "This step revolutionizes the industry by providing real estate professionals with an opportunity to affordably secure a domain name that streamlines the search experiences of consumers. Real estate professionals will have the convenience of procuring a domain name that includes their city or perhaps their individual or business name." Consistently standing out as a leader in enterprise level solutions for real estate partners, Homes.com will roll out the ".homes" domain in the near future, appealing to all industry professionals. The program will offer impactful solutions for industry partners and allow real estate professionals the opportunity to champion an easy to remember domain name resulting in quicker access by home seekers. In the past, purchasing a name like seattlehomes.com was highly unlikely, but through Homes.com, names like seattle.homes can now be an option. To receive updates on how to secure a Homes.com ".homes" domain, sign up for alerts at http://connect.homes.com/dothomes/. About Homes.com Homes.com is a leading provider of real estate marketing and media services, including brand advertising, property listing exposure and syndication, search engine marketing and instant response lead generation. Homes Connect by Homes.com offers the real estate industry's first-ever, all-inclusive marketing platform for agents and brokers featuring single-login convenience. Over 12 million consumers visit Homes.com each month to search nearly 3 million properties for sale or rent, to locate real estate agents in their area, and to find useful home buying tips. For more information, visit www.Homes.com.
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WebsiteBox Introduces a Powerful New SEO App for REALTORS® to Boost Website Traffic
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iHomefinder Launches Responsive IDX for WordPress
BERKELEY, CA,  April 15, 2014 – iHomefinder today introduced a new, responsive version of Optima Express, their leading IDX plugin for WordPress real estate sites. It's packed with new features and wrapped in a sleek redesign. The most significant change is that Optima Express now uses responsive design, allowing agents and brokers to reach clients on any device with a single website. Mobile web usage has grown over 50% in the past year and now represents more than a quarter of all website traffic, making it critical for real estate agent and brokers to have a website that is optimized for any screen. A website using the Optima Express IDX plugin and a responsive WordPress theme allows a broker or agent's prospects and clients to search for and view properties, contact the agent or broker, and save their favorite listings no matter whether they're on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. There are significant SEO benefits in a having a responsive website instead of redirecting to a mobile-only version; Google explicitly recommends a single, responsive website as its preferred configuration for mobile websites. Optima Express provides agents and broker sites with search engine-indexable listings as well as other SEO-enhancing features. The addition of responsive design provides a clear advantage over sites using redirects and other methods to display separate mobile-only content. Other new Optima Express features improve the user experience and are designed to capture more leads, including additional lead capture widgets, multiple quick search layouts, an easily changed color scheme, larger and retina-quality photos (where available), and a new, more user- friendly search experience. Built using the Bootstrap framework, Optima Express is now more flexible than ever and offers web designers endless opportunities for customization. "For agents and brokers, responsive design is a necessity, not a trend," said Brett DeSchepper, CEO of iHomefinder. "Aside from providing an SEO advantage, it simply makes sense to have one website that works on any device. It makes it possible for leads to come from anywhere." To learn more about Optima Express, sign up for a trial account or see pricing information, please visit http://www.ihomefinder.com/products/optima-express/. A demonstration site is available at http://www.optima-express-demo.com About iHomefinder, Inc. iHomefinder is a leading provider of real estate search technology and websites. Using the Internet Data eXchange (IDX) standard, iHomefinder powers thousands of real estate websites and partners with hundreds of web designers. The company also maintains trusted relationships with over 200 Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) across the U.S. and Canada to provide licensed, accurate, and timely listing data. iHomefinder maintains a long-standing reputation for strict compliance with each MLS's rules. In addition to serving real estate professionals, the firm provides technical compliance and consulting services to innovative Internet marketing firms who require licensed access to real estate listing data. Established in 1997, iHomefinder is privately held and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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WebsiteBox Offers New Get Listed App to Enhance Search Engine Visibility
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Walk Score Looks Back at 2013: More Data for More Places
2013 was another exciting year for Walk Score. We expanded our network to over 30,000 real estate sites across which we're now delivering over 13 million scores per day for addresses throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. As a team, we continue to be committed to helping renters and home buyers find great places to live because we believe walkable neighborhoods with access to public transit, shorter commutes, and proximity to the people and places you love are the key to a happier, healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. More Data for More Markets In 2013, we advanced the breadth, depth and accuracy of our data that is available for any address in the U.S., Canada and Australia as well as at the the neighborhood, zip code and city level. Key milestones include: 2014 ranking of Most Walkable Cities and Neighborhoods and updated Street Smart algorithm. First Walk Score neighborhood and city rankings in Canada and Australia. Transit Score and Bike Score are now available for any address in hundreds of the largest U.S. cities. New Travel Time API including rush hour drive times and map visualizations for web and mobile apps. New ChoiceMaps that make it easier to understand the difference, for example, between very walkable neighborhoods such as our own Capitol Hill where the average resident can walk to 21 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes and Mid-Town Manhattan where it's 142! New Neighborhood Crime Reports that provide a more accurate view of crime and safety by weighting crimes by severity and normalizing the data by how many people live and work in a neighborhood. And I'd be remiss if I forgot to thank the thousands of people who help to keep our data up to date every day and who add photos and descriptions of the neighborhood places they love to help others make smart and informed decisions about where to live. Independent Validation Having walkability ratings available for any address across the U.S., Canada and Australia is not only great for real estate, it's great for research and, in 2013, we're proud to have once again had the opportunity to partner with leading academic researchers studying the financial and health outcomes associated with walkability. A couple recent examples: Just last month, Fannie Mae published a study by University of Arizona Professor, Gary Pivo, showing that "where Walk Score is 80 or more the relative risk of default is 60% lower than where Walk Score is less than 80." The August edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine included two peer reviewed articles using Walk Score data. We love this video summarizing one of these studies and showcasing how Walk Score data helps make research more efficient. See more research using Walk Score data. Kudos! Finally, it's always nice to be recognized for your work and contributions. So, thank you to GeekWire for nominating Walk Score for App of the Year, to Inman News for once again recognizing our co-founder Matt Lerner as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate, and to Transportation Choices for naming Walk Score to their Hall of Fame. Over the past half dozen years we've helped to lead the way in educating consumers and the real estate market about the benefits of walkable neighborhoods and, in 2013, we were excited to see demand for walkable places continue to grow and increasing investment from key stakeholders including real estate developers, city governments and the health care community. Here's to helping more people find great, walkable places to live in 2014! To view the original post, visit the Walk Score blog.
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New Widgets and Features in Optima Express
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ReachFactor Plugin Launches on Wordpress
Maintaining a blog is one of the best ways to promote your web site, skills and reputation. One of the core benefits of a real estate blog is that it's easy to update every day (unlike your web site), allowing you to deliver the fresh content and searchable keywords that search engines love. Agents using blogs for their real estate agent marketing now have a new Wordpress plugin that features their client reviews from ReachFactor. As with all Wordpress plugins, simply install it and the rest is easy. To install the ReachFactor plugin, copy the files into a subdirectory of the WordPress plugin directory (normally wp-content/plugins). Then go to the WordPress admin panel, and in the Plugins section you should see the ReachFactor plugin. Click on "Activate" to make your plugin active. For complete instructions, click here. Click here to download the ReachFactor Wordpress plugin. If you want to see how REALTORS® are using the plugin already to promote their real estate agent reviews on ReachFactor and for real estate agent marketing, just check out Lori Fleming's blog and Cheryl Daly's blog. Both sites are also great examples of real estate blogs.  
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