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3.5 Billion Users Were Stranded When the Facebook Network Went Down2021-10-12T19:09:53+00:00

“I just use my Facebook page as my site.” is how nightmares begin.

If an on-the-fence lead decides “I’m going to reach out to that agent,” they need to be able to look you up easily even if your Facebook page goes down. Social Media brands come and go (MySpace, Vine & Periscope – do you even remember them?), but your own website remains your ultimate online storefront.

#1 – Your Own Website Is The Most Important Online Presence Tool!

Every business needs their own website, independent of any SM. Here are some things that your website can deliver if designed properly, that a fleeting social media network cannot:

Things that Facebook & Instagram Are Great For

  • Steady & constant content for brand awareness (under the Social Network’s branding, albeit)
  • Great at sharing open houses, new listings & other activity.
  • Direct and indirect traffic to your website (the end-goal)
  • Increase your reach through engagements (likes, shares, comments) to meet people you never would have!

Things that are better, or only possible on, Your Website

#2 – Your website is your own benefit – nobody else’s interests!

Any social media network is designed to keep users on their platforms longer for their own revenues. While it is a great platform for businesses to promote their brands on, always remember that Facebook is looking out for Facebook’s interest first, not yours

You own your domain. With the right website platform & web designer(s), you can get a website that is 100% built for your interests and tailored to your business model – no more conflict of interest!

#3 – Never Put Your Eggs in One Basket – Don’t Forget Other Networks!

Influencers who fail to diversify their exposure between different social media channels run into more hard times & regrets. Take these lessons to know that every business needs to take care of their digital well-being all around to be more successful.

#4 – How Do You Contact Leads & Clients if networks crash? Get #s and emails!

If that new lead isn’t in your CRM, you risk losing a deal. It’s easy to DM somebody over Instagram, until it goes down. Whenever possible, after the initial contact is made, get an email address & a phone number if possible. Having alternative contact methods and an organized lead tracking system can prevent losing deals.

#5 – Treat All Social Networks As a Gateway To Your Own Website

Postings & descriptions with links back to your website all serve to bring more traffic and increase your ranking on Google in the long run. This is the best long-term strategy to getting more business online. Social media traffic requires to to forever commit the work, while Google rankings have much longer permanence.

#5 – Treat All Social Networks As a Gateway To Your Own Website

Postings & descriptions with links back to your website all serve to bring more traffic and increase your ranking on Google in the long run. This is the best long-term strategy to getting more business online. Social media traffic requires to to forever commit the work, while Google rankings have much longer permanence.

Diversifying the social presence is a good idea.

Many agents have found success using Tiktok, while Twitter can still serve as a great backlink tool. Just like a balanced stock portfolio, or a holistic approach to well-being, diversification to bring more traffic to your website (the end goal) is the best long-term approach – never rely on just one or two networks.

How We Build High-Performing Real Estate Websites Just For You!

Measurable Performance & Human Psychology As A Foundation

Brixwork’s websites are geared towards better lead generation & conversion. Studies show that short forms without gated content are more effective, and our easy contact forms deliver exactly that. We analyzed what styles of pages keep visitors longer, clicking more, and increase the odds of filling out the email form – and we build our sites accordingly.

Brand-Consistency & Beauty are first & foremost, because looks matter!

One of the most important thing for any real estate website is the brand consistency. The better your website & print media/signage match, the more memorable your brand becomes – also known as “Brand Awareness”. Our custom websites can be perfectly tailored to look exactly the way it should, and we offer boutique agency-grade branding services for Realtors/brokerages/presales!

Real-Estate Specific Framework from Ground Up To Save You Time

You deserve better than a cookie-cutter system like WordPress. The Brixwork system was built just for Real estate from day 1, and managing listings & photos, presales/buildings and agent profiles is easy. It gives you the right amount of control where you need it, while the visuals & structures are perfectly finessed by our design/coding team for you.

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    Brixwork Version 4.574 For Better Analytics2021-05-05T18:06:19+00:00

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    Track On-Site Behaviour Better with Google Analytics G4

    Prior to this upgrade, the G4 tracking tag had to be manually and fully entered into the header Javascript block – this is no longer the case. Our analytics code system has been upgraded to gracefully  handle both Universal Analytics (older version with property IDs starting with UA-) and the new G4 (cutting edge with property IDs starting with G-). Lead form send actions tracking is successful, and we intend to implement more advanced tracking such as MLS® or building/presale map search load & triggers. G4 also tracks on-page scroll behaviour – page views are no longer the only engagement metric that shows how interesting your page is!

    Bigger & Better QR Codes

    Did you know our websites always offered a quick & easy one-click solution to generating QR codes that sent visitors straight to the listing detail page? We improved it even further by expanding the size of the QR codes from 150px wide to 450px wide, making it easier to print & distribute on larger formats. With the rise of QR codes during (and after) the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a tool that will help real estate agents drive even more traffic to their websites.

    Better Support for HoodQ Widgets

    We upgraded our core to enable HoodQ installation on each site a breeze. HoodQ widgets offer a quick & easy summary of schools, parks & other critical lifestyle amenities near any listing. We are offering the installation of the free widget with a small one-time installation fee with a full security/speed check-up added as a bonus!

    Lead Email Send Module Upgraded

    Our lead form emails are much more sophisticated than what meets the eye – it uses an industrial grade email distribution system trusted by many companies such as Uber, AirBNB and more. We upgraded our integration to Sendgrid’s newest standard’s so that future email security changes have almost zero chance of impacting deliverability. Bringing you leads, after all, is our ultimate purpose!

    Property Type & photo modules Cleaned up on Select MLS® Feeds

    Recreational properties, land-only and commercial/business real estate listings on select CREA DDF based MLS® integrations have been improved. Tillsonburg (ON), Kelowna, Ottawa and Halifax feeds were upgraded! The Kamloops (BC) feed (which also covers Merritt, BC) has been completely re-coded to the new RETS IDX specs (moving on from the archaic FTP based feed) to enable more frequent sync of new listing & photos.

    Other Upgrades Over The Past Few Weeks

    • Instagram feed fetch module has increased timeout in case the API responds slower, reducing the odd of errors or faulty hits

    • Rental listing availability module bug fixed (if the date was before the current date, the display would break)

    • Invisible ReCaptcha bug fixed on Yaletown 2.0 contact forms for more consistent human verification

    • Faster mobile/thumb image compression, saving several hundred milliseconds per image (sounds like little, but it adds up when you’re uploading 40 photos).

    • Commercial listing lease rate display modules cleaned up for better $-per-sqft & monthly/annual net rate display

    • Blank city bug fixed on the Tillsonburg (CREA DDF) MLS® feed

    • Agent profile page meta description improved for better Google™ crawling

    • Removal of Google+ (a failed social media network by Google™) from agent modules

    • Removal of many old files no longer needed to reduce bloat on our system

    • Upgrade of many software modules to newer & more secure versions (will spare you the details as there are too many to list)

    • Upgrade MLS® search for REBGV, FVREB & CADREB to better handle Condo/Penthouse/Loft searches

    • Image upload, crop & compression modules made more secure against 3rd party load/hotlinking

    • Den & Flex fields enabled in addition to bed/bath fields (available on new builds only, not available on all MLS® jurisdictions)

    Upcoming Upgrades for our Real Estate Platform

    • See how many views (and where they came from) each listing had within your own ADMIN screen via a native Google Analytics integration via API.

    • Faster page load time & lowered server pressure through utilization of better cache systems and newest server modules (will not disclose details due to security reasons)

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      How Brixwork 4.5 Brings You More Traffic With Faster MLS® Sync2021-02-23T22:20:20+00:00

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      How Brixwork 4.5 Brings You More Traffic

      In August we tested version 4.5 of the Brixwork Real Estate Website platform. It enabled more frequent MLS® syncs in most of the boards we cover (excludes any real estate board data supplied by CREA DDF). This has been launched in September 2019, and we are excited to share the details behind it!

      . . .

      How Does This Help Our MLS® Reciprocity Subscribers?

      New content loaded frequently means your website is more up to date. This results in Google™ increasing the crawl frequency of your website. Ultimately this leads to your website showing up on more search results, at higher rank positions, for street/address/neighbourhood searches!

      More Relevant Google Traffic leads to More high-quality Leads!

      The Brixwork platform always allowed our Realtors® to live-query any listings by MLS # to quickly feature their own listings within minutes of it going live. The rest of the listings were synced 3~4 times a day. This has been improved to almost every hour during the day & early evening (12+ syncs per day).

      Other Upgrades For Even Better Performance

      Further optimizations have been made throughout the system for even better performance faster load-times, and better listing photo sync.

      • Photo storage and timestamping improved for all MLS® regions – smarter storage, faster load times, reduced bandwidth!

      • Smarter global cache systems mean listings & photos load even faster than before, especially for repeat customers!

      • Improved the sync mechanism to reduce bandwidth & delays by over 9x for every MLS® region.

      • Increased default photo size for TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board) listings.

      • Optimized file storage mechanisms & sizes to reduce overflow storage (cost savings passed onto you – our monthly fees have increased only once in 3+ years so far).

      • MLS® Sync logging mechanism improved to handle the increased load and allow easier troubleshooting in case there are issues.

      • WordPress core version 5.2.3 has just been released, and websites with Blogs will be automatically upgraded (if not done already).

      Always Be Better Than Yesterday

      This is one of the mottos we live by, and the ongoing investment of time and resources by our team is our way of living up to our words while delivering better value to all of our loyal (and newly onboarding) clients.

      The degree of expansion & improvements could not be possible without the great infrastructure that Amazon Web Services provides us! We are proud to be on the best cloud in the world, enabling us to work faster than ever to deliver better performance to our real estate professionals.

       

      Jeff Kee & The Development Team

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        Offering Edmonton Real Estate Website with EREB IDX Integration!2020-03-31T01:14:55+00:00

        We Design Edmonton Real Estate Websites with MLS® IDX (Reciprocity)!

        In 2017, we successfully integrated with the MLS® IDX Reciprocity feed from the EREB (Edmonton Real Estate Board). Over the years we’ve had significant demand and inquiries to expand to Alberta. For many years, we did not pull the trigger as our existing demand from the BC Regions (especially our hometeam region in Vancouver & Lower Mainland) kept us more than busy as we expanded our client base and team size at a great pace.

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        Our latest Edmonton Real Estate team Website Launched – Esposito Team

        The Esposito Team (Edmonton Realtor®)’s website is a prime showcase for our Edmonton MLS® integration! Not only does this site feature a custom-designed and branded marketing page, but it also has our comprehensive MLS® search tools and pre-set listing pages built in to highlight some of the key regions that this team is active in.

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        Our MLS integrations offer several benefits to our Real Estate Agents:

        Easy, Accessible MLS® Search for Customers

        • Quickly filter by city, area & property type

        • Further narrow down by bedrooms, bathrooms, size, price

        • Look for Waterfront, Ski-Hill Properties etc.

        • Mobile-Friendly search form with finger-drag sliders

        Google & Facebook/Social Ready!

        • City/Subarea dense URLs for better indexing on Google

        • More properties on Google through deep indexing across cities/subareas/pages

        • Higher chance of being shown in search results through better city/area/street keywords in URL and page

        • Looks great when shared on Facebook or other social media through proper Open Graph image/title/description tags

        Are you an Edmonton Area Real Estate Agent seeking to improve your online presence?

        Our boutique designed templates and customization options, along with our new MLS® integration, can help you reach new heights!

        Apart from great websites, we also provide boutique branding & logo design to help you set you apart in this very competitive field.

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        Introducing Fairview

        Check out our newest and most sophisticated Template yet!

        Ready for ultimate performance and looks? Fairview got them for you. Our newest template comes fully equipped to serve Edmonton Real Estate Agents.

        Discover Fairview

        Suit-up for your next meeting.

        Whether it’s a listing presentation you need, or a buyers/investors handbook, Brixwork’s design team has you covered.

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          Boutique Project Marketing for Townhomes and Condos2019-06-06T18:49:36+00:00

          Boutique Project Marketing by Brixwork

          Brixwork has already been providing project marketing services for new builds (townhomes, condos, or luxury mansions) for years. The demand for higher-level project marketing for boutique townhome/condo projects is increasing as more land assemblies are packaged & developed to meet the demand for higher density and proximity.

          Designed Unique to each location

          Located in beautiful Sydney on Vancouver Island, BC, Ocean Park Place was an exciting project consisting of eight premium townhomes.  From a custom website to captivating signage, our eye-catching marketing services were designed to entice potential buyers explore the wonderful real estate opportunities that lie on Vancouver Island.

          Ocean Park Place Case Study

          Even a small 4-townhome cluster can use boutique branding & marketing for faster sales at a higher price.

          No matter how big or small, your project deserves a great presence. Single homes or condos listed by individual Realtors® get premium feature sheets, a catered open house, and a digital ad campaign in many cases.
          Even if it’s a small 4 townhome cluster, a proper brand presence can make a big difference in results.

          The wave of initial interest, the bustle in a showroom, the wave of traffic to your website… it all leads to a smoother sale of your project, small or large.

          The wave of initial interest, the bustle in a showroom, the wave of traffic to your website… it all leads to a smoother sale of your project, small or large.

          From Branding To Web,
          From Signage To Email Campaigns

          We can handle your project from top to bottom for a streamlined approach. Let our team take care of the creative work so you can focus on selling. No matter how many sales people you have, how big or small your sales centre is (or none), we can tailor a package for your townhomes or condos.

          Project Marketing Townhome Development Brochure for Bravo Townhomes Vancouver, BC

          Registration Made Easy

          Our Brixwork Software integrates seamlessly into your preferred CRM for for organized leads and enhanced client interaction. Email leads are generated and compiled into a MailChimp database on the Ocean Park Place website. And the stunning Langley townhome project, Winston Terraces has been built with a sign up form plugged into Spark CRM.

          Winston Terraces Case Study
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          Agency grade branding & web presence for your new real estate project is more attainable than you think.

          Premium branding & design for your new builds is not as daunting as you may think. We specialize in working with boutique, smaller-scale developments to cater to their needs & wants.
          Brixwork Project Marketing

          Drop us a line. Let’s chat about your new project coming up!

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            Comparing Brixwork and WordPress2021-10-06T23:58:21+00:00

            Comparing the Brixwork Platform To Other Real Estate Website Platforms

            There are more real estate website platforms than ever before in the marketplace. Choosing the right platform for your business is critical for better long-term operation to meet your business goals and be efficient with your time.

            . . .

            Comparing Brixwork To WordPress Websites

            WordPress is an open-source platform born in the early days of the web for blogging. Over the years, the platform has morphed into a full CMS (content management system) and is used by over 75 million websites across thousands of industries.

            Open Source? What does that say about WordPress?

            Because the system is collaborated on by web developers world-wide, it offers the most flexibility, but it comes with several drawbacks for business owners.

            WordPress Websites Are Better If You…
            • Want to constantly spend time on making layout/content changes on your site

            • Have the time & HTML/Graphic/Web skills to self-maintain a website

            • Have the patience to learn a new web platform NOT tailored for real estate

            • Have a web-savvy assistant or an in-house web developer

            • Are able to keep up with website security & updates to keep up with new hack attempts

            Brixwork Websites Are Better If You…
            • Prefer to utilize professionals for hand-crafted quality pages with great mobile presence

            • Don’t want to spend time figuring out new software not built for Realtors®

            • Want to keep website maintenance to a minimum without sacrificing looks/performance

            • Don’t want to worry about code updates & security check-ups against hack attempts

            If you’re not tech-savvy, you’ll hate WordPress

            Do you remember the frustration when things flew off your screen with a single keystroke when using Microsoft Word? Or a whole image disappearing? And after hours of editing, it still just doesn’t look quite right? If you’re not proficient with HTML code, layout dynamics & grids, mobile-web concepts, WordPress is a difficult wrestle.

            Too many choices is a prison!

            Because it’s built for everybody (not just real estate) in mind, you’ll see 40 buttons where you just want 5, and a myriad of different options. It’s like seeing an airplane cockpit full of things you don’t understand rather than an easy dashboard of a car.

            Brixwork adds a true WordPress system for clients who want a blog, because it is the best blogging platform in the world, and ties in seamlessly with the Brixwork platform. The WordPress portion ONLY runs the blog, and not the rest of your Brixwork site.

            Easy & fast day-to-day management on Brixwork

            Because the Brixwork platform was built exclusively for the real estate industry from scratch, the screen buttons & options are minimal & easy to use, saving you time when it comes to listing management (photos, PDF floor plans, video tours are a breeze to manage). Drag and drop dozens of photos, and attach Youtube/Vimeo tours with ease, while knowing everything will look perfect, always!

            Our system allows you to spend more time on what you do best – charm clients, show homes, and sell real estate.

            WordPress is great for DIY new modules & layout changes

            With more modern layout editors and plug-ins, those who are tech-savvy can manipulate the layout of pages, add more sections & menu items – as long as you don’t get carried away and fill the site with too many pages & drop-downs, turning your website into a clutter (resulting in low conversion). And, you must have several hours a week to devote to website management, before factoring in listings & media management.

            More layout changes & new pages can be done by the Realtor®, only if you have the time & skills for it.

            More layout changes & new pages can be done by the Realtor®, only if you have the time & skills for it.

            Brixwork pages are hand-crafted crafted by our team

            Our high-performing clients prefer the help of a professional design team to set everything up with minimal maintenance. The up-front costs for custom sections are far higher, and major changes require our development team’s hands. Realtors® are limited to text/photo changes, and some sections can be extended (most pages cannot be). Leave the heavy lifting to the pros, while minimizing website involvement time – thats’ the motto of most Brixwork clients.

            Hand-crafted with finesse by our design team, and low-maintenance for busy Realtors!
            Hand-crafted with finesse by our design team, and low-maintenance for busy Realtors!

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            Sidra real estate listing gallery custom design website page

            Ongoing Security & Maintenance Of WordPress

            The Most Frequently Hacked Website Platform In The World

            WordPress is cheap. Open source software is free, and developers who handle WordPress are plentiful, and templates are mass-produced and sold by the hundreds on websites like Themeforest. This means there are more websites built on WordPress than any other platform, also making it the most hacked website platform in the world. The return-on-investment for a successful hack is much higher as there are more targets available.

            WordPress needs to be constantly updated with security patches (by web developers who have nothing to do with real estate), and plugins need to stay compatible with the core upgrades. Also, insecure plugins are vulnerable to hacks, and also need constant updates.

            The maintenance of WordPress sites requires a lot of high-level tech hands on deck with unpredictable frequency of updates, and this often cancels out the cost savings during the setup phase with more premium solutions such as Brixwork.

            If you prefer to invest in a high-quality website with hand-crafted distinction, and spend the least amount of time updating your own website, Brixwork is the better option.

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              Realtor® Website Pages Designed for 3–5x Better Performance2020-09-21T19:01:07+00:00

              Realtor® Website Pages
              Designed for 3–5x
              Better Performance

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              Realtor® Website Pages Designed for 3–5x Better Performance

              Building brand awareness is a critical mission here at Brixwork. Major cities like Vancouver & Toronto have tens of thousands of Realtors® competing with a high failure rate, and creating a front-of-mind awareness that stands out is a challenging yet necessary task for any serious Realtor®.

              3 Metrics To Measuring Your Website’s Efficacy

              These 3 website performance metrics directly correlate to improving your brand-awareness!

              The amount of time spent on your website and number of pages viewed by each visitor are two of the most critical metrics to measure how well a website is performing. A lower bounce rate matters too! These on-site metrics are just as important as the total traffic brought in. High traffic ending up in low engagement means very little benefits, like a fish net that has a hole in it letting go of majority of the catch.

              If you don’t have access to these numbers, please follow our instructions on installing Google Analytics on your website or engage us for our SEO services for periodic reports).

              By the time hundreds of other agents get the same cookie-cutter site, you’re back to square one with the rest of them.

              Most other real estate website providers have an MLS® IDX integration engine with promises of “lead generation” mechanisms which are often nothing more than templatized websites with obnoxiously placed email forms all over the place. By the time hundreds of other agents get the same cookie-cutter site, you’re back to square one with the rest of them. Our custom designed websites deliver far better engagement & results for the high-performing clientele we work with, while even our basic templates offer full brand-matching for a unique look!

              Designed For Better Performance Through Research

              Our design & creative directives are set based on existing statistics, and we measure the effectiveness of new concepts for a more scientific approach and a result-oriented methodology. These bold new designs have returned great results by marked improvements on the 3 key on-site metrics. Few years ago we analyzed the pageview distribution on real estate websites, showing that buyers/sellers pages got very little views while majority of activity focused on listings & photos only. We have changed this statistic!

              The following concepts often resulted in 3x to 5x longer duration on the webpage, much higher pageviews, while the bounce/exit rates decreased by almost 10 times on these pages compared to the conventional pages. Visitors who went through these custom-designed pages filled out the contact forms much more frequently (and that doesn’t even include the number of phone calls resulted, which we cannot measure).

              #1 – The Dinani Team’s Art of Selling Real Estate

              Our newest launch for the Dinani Group Real Estate Advisors showcases a fully custom-curated page that showcases the premium real estate services by Adil and his team.

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              • Story-telling style of page, similar to Apple’s iPhone/iPad product pages

              • Personal touches through images of Adil & team in action

              • Case-studies of successful sales & great results for homeowners

              • Beautiful animations on each custom section with custom-designed infographics

              • Bounce rate decreased by over 80% compared to older concepts!

              #1 – The Dinani Team’s Art of Selling Real Estate

              Our newest launch for the Dinani Group Real Estate Advisors showcases a fully custom-curated page that showcases the premium real estate services by Adil and his team.

              • Case-studies of successful sales & great results for homeowners

              • Beautiful animations on each custom section with custom-designed infographics

              • Bounce rate decreased by over 80% compared to older concepts!

              Dinani Team Marketing

              #2 – Devon Owen & Lisa Sun’s Case Studies (3x Pageviews!)

              Nothing says “I am a capable Realtor®” better than successful case studies with solid numbers. There are plenty of research papers proving that vivid & real numbers make a deeper and longer-lasting impression, and our design team uses this to the advantage of our clients.

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              Lisa Sun Performance

              #2 – Devon Owen & Lisa Sun’s Case Studies (3x Pageviews!)

              Nothing says “I am a capable Realtor®” better than successful case studies with solid numbers. There are plenty of research papers proving that vivid & real numbers make a deeper and longer-lasting impression, and our design team uses this to the advantage of our clients.

              Devon Owen Marketing
              Lisa Sun Performance
              • Showcase the performances – less days on market, more $$$ in their pocket!

              • Custom-designed infographics make it easy to scan through & understand

              • Animated intro, as well as a static mobile-only version impresses all visitors

              • Accounts for 11+% of total pageviews, 3X more than previous generation pages)

              • Truly show off how and why they are better than other Realtors® in their regions

              Visitors with higher page views are much more likely to leave their contact info.

              #3 – Visualized Services for Capulet Properties & Logan Wilson

              Text-heavy, bullet-list only pages that list services are a thing of the past – image & photography driven pages keep visitors longer. Our Google Analytics numbers also show that visitors with higher pageviews are much more likely to leave their contact info on the lead forms.

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              Victoria Luxury Group Services

              #3 – Visualized Services for Capulet Properties & Logan Wilson

              Text-heavy, bullet-list only pages that list services are a thing of the past – image & photography driven pages keep visitors longer. Our Google Analytics numbers also show that visitors with higher pageviews are much more likely to leave their contact info on the lead forms.

              Capulet Properties Marketing
              Victoria Luxury Group Services
              • Custom-curated methodology graphics & photography are unique to each Realtor®

              • Create a personal connection with your own action shots!

              • Generate more excitement through image-rich marketing material & media

              • Far superior on-page performance metrics compared to text-only pages from 2009

              Upgrade your listing gallery
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              Supercharged Presentation Material
              Start with Great Branding

              Other Upgrades For Better Engagement

              There are many other custom designed elements for both web & print that can help you build up your brand & business. Learn more about our boutique design services for real estate!
              Upgrade your listing gallery
              Upgrade Your Listing Detail Page
              Supercharged Presentation Material
              Start with Great Branding

              Are you ready to create more engagement on your website? Have numbers to show off? Drop us a line, let’s chat!

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                MLS® Search By Street Name Now Available!2018-09-11T22:53:49+00:00

                MLS® Search By Street Name Now Available!

                A long-awaited feature for a more robust & functional MLS® listing search

                Many of you may have noticed this upgrade already on your websites if you are on the Main Street or our newest Fairview templates! Searching by street name is now available.

                What’s even better – our Google-preferred URL structure is extended to this functionality to ensure maximum performance on search engines. The street name text is embedded into the URL, increasing your domain’s relevance to key streets. This is a very powerful feature to leverage when performing your own SEO, and gives our SEO team a very new powerful weapon.

                MLS Listing's search by looking up street name for real estate agent website design

                A long-awaited feature for a more robust & functional MLS® listing search

                Many of you may have noticed this upgrade already on your websites if you are on the Main Street or our newest Fairview templates! Searching by street name is now available.

                What’s even better – our Google-preferred URL structure is extended to this functionality to ensure maximum performance on search engines. The street name text is embedded into the URL, increasing your domain’s relevance to key streets. This is a very powerful feature to leverage when performing your own SEO, and gives our SEO team a very new powerful weapon.

                Key Features Of The New Street Name Based MLS® Search

                Nest Vancouver listing page refine search using street name

                • Finding the street is easy with our autocomplete dropdown mechanism!

                • Street name built into the URL for Google to read easily

                • Street name in URL makes it easier for viewers to identify when links are shared by email, text message or any other digital method!

                • Street name built into the meta title & description for better crawling by Google.

                • Page title displays street name that was searched, with city name, for both human viewers and Google to identify results.

                • Optimized sharing on Social Media ensures the street name, city & property type are clearly visible.

                • When clicked upon, it will always show the latest listings that match the criteria – no matter how old the link is.

                • Google will also keep picking up new MLS® listings showing up on this page that match the criteria, for as long as the link is visible somewhere on the web!

                • Faster database performance on our new AWS EC2 servers, combined with our faster caching system on our new code platform, enables these rich & advanced features.

                Nest Vancouver listings on pacific street refine search results on real estate website

                • Optimized sharing on Social Media ensures the street name, city & property type are clearly visible.

                • When clicked upon, it will always show the latest listings that match the criteria – no matter how old the link is.

                • Google will also keep picking up new MLS® listings showing up on this page that match the criteria, for as long as the link is visible somewhere on the web!

                • Faster database performance on our new AWS EC2 servers, combined with our faster caching system on our new code platform, enables these rich & advanced features.

                How do I get this upgrade?

                This is upgrade is an automatic upgrade that applies to all MLS® search forms on the Main Street and Fairview templates. This upgrade is not supported on legacy templates (Yaletown or Gastown), unfortunately.

                Not enough time for your own SEO work?

                Our SEO campaigns have brought in measurable & significant results! Our team can make great use of this new feature, along with other existing functionalities that the Brixwork platform has to offer. Please check out our SEO services for real estate websites to learn more about how we can bring more leads for you.

                Our SEO Services

                Launch of Vancouver Island Real Estate (VIREB) MLS Integration2020-09-21T19:43:00+00:00

                Full support for real estate professionals across Vancouver island!

                Brixwork is proud to announce that our premium templates and custom designed website services are now extended to the Vancouver Island area. With VIREB (Vancouver Island Real Estate Board) and VREB (Victoria Real Estate Board) MLS® Reciprocity, our functional real estate websites are available to real estate agents all across Vancouver Island. 

                Sophisticated design for the best of Vancouver Island, BC

                Launching a new custom designed website for Logan Wilson’s Luxury Island Homes, based on Vancouver Island, BC. With a clean layout and stunning design to capture the beauty of our BC’s coast, this website creates a memorable online impression for one of the Island’s most prestigious real estate teams.

                Check out the website
                • Captivating intro sets a big first impression

                • Stunning cinematic background video

                • Colourful images linking to critical sections of the website

                • Captivating intro sets a big first impression

                • Stunning cinematic background video

                • Colourful images linking to critical sections of the website

                • Showcasing the team’s expertise & knowledge

                • Help out-of-town buyers explore Luxury properties across Vancouver Island with ease

                • Mobile-responsive design makes navigation convenient and accessible

                • Showcasing the team’s expertise & knowledge

                • Help out-of-town buyers explore Luxury properties across Vancouver Island with ease

                • Mobile-responsive design makes navigation convenient and accessible

                Benefits of MLS® Reciprocity Integration in Vancouver Island, BC

                Apart from the obvious benefit of allowing your customers to perform detailed MLS® listing searches on your website and building a sense of comfort with your brand, a proper MLS® integration with our advanced URL structure and navigation structure can help your website get crawled by Google better. Meaningful deep links of various MLS® search results have helped many of our real estate websites receive more Google traffic

                Vancouver Island Website
                Victoria (VREB) MLS Integration
                Our MLS Integration Services

                Latest Victoria MLS (VREB) MLS Integration Showcase!2018-11-13T18:57:20+00:00

                Victoria Luxury Group Victoria Real Estate Website Display

                We Work With Vancouver Island Real Estate Professionals!

                Brixwork real estate websites offer full integration with VREB (Victoria Real Estate Board) and VIREB (Vancouver Island Real Estate Board) MLS® Reciprocity (IDX) feeds. This means our premium templates and custom-designed websites can be offered to real estate agents on Vancouver Island!

                Beautiful Design & Functional Layout, meet Victoria, BC!

                Launching Victoria Luxury Group (led by Logan Wilson)’s custom designed website is a notable milestone. We brought a level of design finesse & beauty to a whole new level to help one of the most successful real estate teams in Victoria & Nanaimo present themselves online with the prestigious image they deserve.

                Vancouver Island (VIREB) MLS

                Brixwork VREB MLS integration listing page showcase

                Featured Listing section for victoria real estate area

                victoria harbour, Vancouver Island, BC

                Victoria Real Estate Group Website Homepage Design

                • The first impression makes it all!

                • Gorgeous cinematic intro with background video

                • Full-width image blocks with links to critical sections

                • The first impression makes it all!

                • Gorgeous cinematic intro with background video

                • Full-width image blocks with links to critical sections

                View Case Study

                • Showcasing the team’s expertise & knowledge

                • Help out-of-town buyers explore Victoria & Nanaimo with ease

                • Showcasing the team’s expertise & knowledge

                • Help out-of-town buyers explore Victoria & Nanaimo with ease

                Benefits of MLS® Reciprocity Integration in Victoria & Nanaimo

                Apart from the obvious benefit of allowing your customers to perform detailed MLS® listing searches on your website and building a sense of comfort with your brand, a proper MLS® integration with our advanced URL structure and navigation structure can help your website get crawled by Google better. Meaningful deep links of various MLS® search results have helped many of our real estate websites receive more Google traffic

                View Case Study
                Vancouver Island (VIREB) MLS
                Victoria Website

                October 3, 2021

                Listing Presentations & Buyers Guide Booklets, Supercharged

                You deserve better than generic, mass-produced, templatized listing presentations or buyers guidebooks. Stand out amongst thousands of competing Realtors®!

                Written By Jeff Kee | Design & Visuals, Technology & Trends

                August 27, 2021

                Tri-Cities Realtor® Website Showcase

                We work with Realtors® across the Tri-Cities area to establish a memorable online presence. Browse stunning websites designed for Royal LePage & RE/MAX agents.

                Written By Jessica Hussey | Design & Visuals, Featured Clients

                October 12, 2021

                3.5 Billion Users Were Stranded When the Facebook Network Went Down

                Our clients deserve the best, which is why we are consistently upgrading and improving our software. Better analytics, faster image load speed, and much more!

                Written By Hana Barazandeh | Company Updates, Features & Development

                April 30, 2021

                Brixwork Version 4.574 For Better Analytics

                Our clients deserve the best, which is why we are consistently upgrading and improving our software. Better analytics, faster image load speed, and much more!

                Written By Jessica Hussey | Company Updates, Features & Development

                March 25, 2021

                Project Marketing For Presales Showcase

                At Brixwork, we work with developers of all project scales to develop a detailed marketing plan top to bottom to give your project the presence it deserves.

                Written By Jessica Hussey | Design & Visuals, Featured Clients, Marketing & Promotion, Social Media & Marketing

                September 22, 2020

                Hiring – A Content Curator & Social Media Manager Position

                Do you enjoy writing and communicating? Are you able to learn new software & tools quickly? Do you want to be part of the growing digital media & marketing industry? Are you comfortable with leveraging social media reach? Do you want to work hard, learn fast, and have fun? Check out our latest job opening.

                Written By Jeff Kee | Company Updates

                January 19, 2021

                Century 21 Agents & Brokerages Website Design Showcase

                Brand compliance doesn't mean you cannot stand out from the crowd. Take a look at these gems for Century 21 brokerages & agents across Canada!

                Written By Jessica Hussey | Design & Visuals, Featured Clients

                October 29, 2020

                3 Benefits of Having Community Guide Pages on your Website

                Custom content pages are a gold-mine for Google™ and even better you can curate the pages to your audience and entice readers to stay longer. Take a peek at what the 3 key benefits of community pages are.

                Written By Martyna Noworyta | Design & Visuals, Marketing & Promotion

                November 12, 2020

                Hiring – Production Line Graphic Designer

                Join our team to create beautiful visuals in one of the most active niches in Canada - marketing real estate. We are a boutique firm with in-house design only.

                Written By Jeff Kee | Company Updates

                September 18, 2020

                Instagram Dos and Don’ts for Realtors

                Good design, consistency and originality on Instagram posts will help you create an impressive feed that will outshine all of the other thousands of Real Estate professionals. Check out the do's and don'ts for Instagram!

                Written By Martyna Noworyta | Design & Visuals, Marketing & Promotion, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media & Marketing, Technology & Trends

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