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We Are Hiring – Entry Level Front-End Coder / Tech Support!2021-05-31T21:11:00+00:00

Hiring A Front-End Web Developer & Technical Support Agent

We pride ourselves in providing thoughtfully and carefully crafted websites for real estate professionals across North America. If you take pride in craftsmanship and finesse, feel motivated to find efficient and intelligent methods, and wish to further your career and education in a dynamic SaaS + Boutique Agency hybrid environment, this is for you.

The chosen candidate will be working out of our Gastown studio in Downtown Vancouver. Foreign contractors need not apply as we have a very strict policy of our entire workforce operating out of our Vancouver Headquarters. This is a full-time position, with a minimum of 37.5 hours per week of work.

Our website system is a blend of a SaaS-based platform with a very customizable front-end structure, and utilizes the AWS (Amazon Web Services) as part of its infrastructure. This is a great opportunity for those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of custom CMS management, teamwork with designers & communicators, as well as client care & management.

  • Unique opportunity to make your mark in a rapidly growing, boutique marketing services firm

  • Great opportunity to use your newly acquired HTML/CSS/Javascript & PHP skills

  • Closely mentored by senior developers & our CEO

  • Learn new cloud-based platforms we are building & integrate into cutting-edge workflow

  • Gastown, Downtown Vancouver based position, in a brick & beams building with your own iMac (27”) + 2 External monitors at your L-shaped workstation.

  • As much coffee, tea, chocolate milk you can handle!

  • Learn the agency dynamics in a multi-team environment with managers, graphic designers, content managers and other coders.

  • Work in an environment that combines SaaS-style web-services with a boutique, agency-grade branding & design agency.

Your Responsibilities In This Role:
  • Develop & code website front-ends according to the approved template visuals on our system based on the Brixwork core code.

  • Learn & manage the file systems on our Amazon Cloud & utilize them effectively.

  • Follow mobile responsive standard guidelines and styling conventions for beauty & function.

  • Work within deadlines, timelines, and hours allocated to fulfill corporate objectives.

  • Identify faster and more efficient ways to execute visuals to work faster.

  • Troubleshoot issues and make minor modifications/upgrades to websites.

  • Assist our Senior Developers with feedback & ideas to improve customer experience, decrease lead time on websites, and reduce the amount of tech support inquiries.

Your Skills, Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 months of experience with the following basic web development languages & skillsets (not necessarily through a previous job, but as a personal hobby or studies is also fine. In other words,  you do not have work experience but have relevant education or other experiences, we may still consider you).

  • HTML
  • CSS & SASS
  • Javascript
  • PHP

Whilst possession of any of the below skills are not mandatory for your success in the role, they will be considered an asset:

  • jQuery & jQueryUI
  • CSS Wireframes such as Bootstrap, Skeleton, Boilerplate etc.
  • CSS3 Transitions & Animations
  • AJAX combinations using advanced jQuery & secured PHP back-end
  • MySQL database administration experience
  • Experience in Sketch (Similar to Adobe XD)
  • Work environment in a cloud (Dropbox & Google Drive)
  • Mac OSX environment
  • Amazon Web Services

The personality traits our team is looking for in regards to this position:

  • Able to follow established procedures & structures
  • Focused and dedicated
  • Aware of timelines, multiple-project pipelines, and deadlines
  • Problem-solver with determination
  • Attention to detail & user experience
  • Ability to tailor details to each client
  • Efficiency-driven mindset
  • Respect for data & website security with attention to detail
  • Not afraid of learning new techniques, experiments and enhancements

How You Can Apply For This Position!

If you found this post on InDeed.com, please follow the application procedures on Indeed.

If this role sounds like you, please submit an emailed application to jeff@brixwork.com (you can also find this email address on our website, www.brixwork.com) containing the following information:

  1. The email subject must contain “Front-End Web Developer – ”.
  2. Your resume & cover letter
  3. Attach examples of your work, either live on a website or code snippets.
  4. Any questions/answers contributed to StackOverflow, or repositories you worked on on Github etc.

Don’t phone us, please. We need all applications in email form only, and will not accept phone calls for job applications. We will review your resume and contact successful applicants to advise on the next steps.

Pay & Benefits

  1. 3 Month Probation & Training Period at $20.00/hr
  2. After probation completion, move to $23.00/hr + performance bonuses.
  3. Periodic reviews going forward based on project completion time, quality assurance score and other performance metrics
  4. Medical/Dental/Vision benefits after passing 3 month probation period

Your Future Co-Workers (7 + you!):

  1. 1 other Coder to share tasks with, bounce ideas off of, and learn from.
  2. 3 graphic Designers who will set the visuals and direction of your products.
  3. 1 Social Media & Content manager to help you out.
  4. 1 Administrator who handles customer inquiries, invoices & payments that you will communicate with.
  5. 1 CEO that oversees the operations, back-end software development & architecture, and project management

Designed With Purpose – Functional Website Upgrade Showcase For 2018 Q12018-05-10T00:11:01+00:00

How Do You Stand Out Amidst More Competition and Fewer Sales?

April 2018 marked the lowest sales activity in the Lower Mainland. With more real estate agents in the foray than ever, this means increased competition for everybody.

Not all Real Estate Agents are created equal. Built on top of on our premium templates, we offer a variety of custom design options for individualized upgrades that can help you find your own voice.  Helping you get your unique message & successful stories out is a big part of our work. Every custom project starts with a consult & discovery of what makes you special!

Today we feature some of our favorite custom-design projects from the first quarter of 2018 that we are exceptionally proud of!

Devon Owen

  • Facts & Figures Based Case Study, Custom Designed & Animated

  • Days on Market and Sold/Asking Price Ratio To Showcase Proven Results

  • Beautifully designed mission statement and word-art design

View Case Study

Ali Mahmoudi’s Custom Designed Homepage & Sign-Up Page

  • Beautiful & Bold niche definition intro with extra-thick typography and beautiful photography

  • West Vancouver, North Vancouver and Downtown featured prominently

  • Direct call-to-actions for newsletter sign-up and agent intro

View Case Study

Sidra Subzwari – Fully Custom-Tailored Website

Sidra Subzwari Real estate marketing website design display

View Case Study

What Sets You Apart From Other Real Estate Agents?

Whether it’s your solid performance, a specialized niche in specific presales, or being a neighbourhood/community expert, there’s always something that sets you apart in this competitive market.

How will you swim through increased competition?

There are more real estate agents entering the market, as well as many well-established agents with a solid foundation. A custom-designed solution from Brixwork can help you make a unique statement while still utilizing the great SaaS platform that we offer with full MLS® integration with many real estate boards across Canada.

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    Hiring a Co-Op Student for Junior Web-Development, SEO & Customer Service2016-05-02T20:43:18+00:00

    Brixwork Real Estate Marketing provides boutique marketing services for the real estate industry in Canada & USA. We are a small team expanding quickly and are looking to fill a position for an entry-level Junior Web-Developer with some basic knowledge in Search Engines & SEO, Social Media & Link Propagation, and of course, a great zest to learn & develop their skills further.

    The chosen candidate must be a first-term co-op applicant with studies in the related fields (web development, software development or front-end/UI design), and will be part of a pilot program for a slightly different website & marketing angle.

    This position has potential for a full-time web developer & SEO engineer position, so students in their final year of study looking for full time employment in the long term will be given a preferential treatment.

    The ideal candidate should have the following skills:

    • Great handle of written & spoken English, punctuation
    • HTML Tag Structure and basic understanding
    • Basics of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
    • Google & Keywords
    • A good sense of mathematics, graphs & charts, metrics etc.
    • Social Media & Sharing Environment

     The preferred candidates will have the following traits:

    • A zeal for achieving numbers, targets & goals
    • Take instructions well from senior / superior team members, and be open to learning
    • Be resourceful and quick thinking to solve problems
    • Know when to ask a question, and when to do a Google search
    • Efficiency driven and utilitarian
    • Respect for data security, privacy & security

    The Work, Location & Details:

    • You will be working out of our Gastown studio with all equipment provided. Bring your great attitude (and a packed lunch, or explore some great lunch spots around us)
    • You will be working Tuesday-Saturday, 8 hours a day with a 0.5 hour lunch break (75 hours pay per 2 week pay period), 9AM~5PM
    • Your co-op pay will be $13/hr for the 4 months duration
    • You will start as early as next week (May 9th), if not even earlier depending on how well the interview goes
    • You will be part of a team of 6 people, and will be working closely with 2 of the teammates as we nurture & train you

    Candidates MUST be (for legal and other reasons):

    • A Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident with no working restrictions (Working/Student Visas do not qualify)
    • Free of criminal history
    • Enrolled in a post-secondary school in BC recognized by the BCIC

    How To Apply:

    Write an email to info at brixwork dot com (you can also find this email address on our website, www.brixwork.com) with the following conditions met:

    1. The email subject must contain “Co-Op Web Developer Position”
    2. Attach your resume
    3. Attach a cover letter, or write in your email, detail what you want to learn, achieve & work on after graduation.
    4. Attach examples of your work, either live on a website, or code snippets.
    5. Don’t phone us, please. We’re busy as it is with client phone calls. We will review your resume on our own time and get back to you when we are ready.
    4 Key Benefits of a Clutter-Free Navigation on Your Real Estate Website2018-11-27T23:39:15+00:00

    4 Key Benefits of a Clutter-Free Navigation on Your Real Estate Website

    Many agents ask “Can I add unlimited pages?” and our answer is NO. Not because our Brixwork system cannot do it, but because we are firm believers in the “less is more” mantra. Too many navigation elements at the top of the page is overwhelming and confusing.
    For small businesses, less navigation is best because it not only allows your potential clients to find what they are looking for quickly and easily, but also provides a friendly and enjoyable user experience.

    . . . .

    Key Benefits of a Simple Navigation

    This is an example of a site with a cluttered and overcrowded main menu, an issue that can be resolved by the appropriate use of dropdown menus.

    A beautifully simple and organized menu design from the website of our client Devon Owen.

    1. Better Visual Appeal

    Having less menu items at the top of your site allows for a clean and inviting appearance. If your potential clients can easily navigate through you site;s pages to find the information they need, there is a  better chance of them spending more time on your site. People like it when information is categorized and organized. How crazy would a restaurant menu be if all of the dishes were listed without being split into appetizers, entrees and desserts? The importance becomes clear when you compare the following example to the menu design of our client Devon Owen’s website.

    2. Better Niche Definition

    Having clearly  labeled menu items help people find information quicker. For example, if an agent has numerous sub areas that they specialize in, it may make more sense to have a listing page for each sub area, or separate pages for sold and featured listings. This will help to direct potential clients to the exact page they are looking for, rather than having them search through endless pages of listings for a property they want.  When desired content can not be found quickly, people will be inclined to leave your site. Correct labelling is an  important factor in decreasing clutter, and increasing the amount of time people spend on your site.

    3. Dropdown menus make navigation easier and more logical

    Dropdown menus are a better way to navigate through multiple pages, as it is groups them into categories to make them easier to find. Naming your main menu items correctly not only keeps your menu bar looking clean, but also provides your potential clients with easy access to specific pages, and seamless transitions to related pages. Imagine how easy it would be to find a specific property type on Tyler Gregg’s Real Estate website.

    A mobile responsive, categorized and organized submenu on the site of our client Tyler Gregg

    4. Most Page Views Happen on Listing Pages

    Based on our analysis of The Most Popular Pages on a Real Estate Website,  it is apparent that most page views occur on listing detail pages. Having too many resource and information pages can be a complete waste of time. Why fill your website with pages that your potential clients aren’t going to look at?

    Brixwork Version 3.9.6 Releasing Tonight2014-06-03T21:13:22+00:00

    We are rolling out an update to the Brixwork core system later tonight, version 3.9.6, which includes numerous improvements, bug fixes as well as improvements in the MLS® search functionalities. This round of updates have a heavy focus on functionalities on the internal side, as well as improving our MLS® listings filtering function which will lead to better targeted SEO results on Google™.

    MLS® Search Function Improvements
    • Added function to allow for minimum bedrooms, and fixed bedroom numbers. Traditionally users were only able to use 1+, or 2+ bedrooms for minimum settings. Now we are able to provide solid “1 Bedroom Condos in Vancouver” or similar results.
    • Able to search listings by listed date (custom function that is setup on a site-by-site basis, not a default function on search yet).
    Some bug fixes:
    • Page deletion mechanism fixed to avoid empty instance running
    • Lot size and Frontage size calculation was off for REBGV data (they changed the unit increments).
    • Home retrieval function returns boolean on lack of property ID in database (useful for coders to determine whether home exists or not by simply returning the boolean)
    • Semi-transparent image rendering improved on Firefox, Opera, Safari & Chrome
    • Condo storeys class added, previously only accessible through the data array ($home->story, the database was set up without the “e” so we have to live with the minor typo, as we cannot overhaul all existing sites).
    Feature Improvements:
    • Lead forms are able to send to multiple emails in an array (useful for partnerships or groups)
    • URL fix for Facebook shares when Facebook converts space/semicolon characters to ASCII
    • Google Analytics code update to enable demographic data scraping.
    • Default gallery image size increased to 2400 pixels in light of larger monitors becoming standard (existing sites may need manual adjustment).
    • Added default animate-fade-in elements that can be easily applied for a smoother & more interactive user experience.

    Future Updates Planned

    Here at Brixwork we are committed to continuously upgrade our system and software to keep up with the demand of changing technology. Here’s more items we have on the roadmap:

    • Hourly sync of same-day listings only
    • Instagram feed into your websites
    • User interface changes throughout
    Hiring A Web Design Intern (Paid Summer Internship)2014-04-30T09:10:42+00:00

    Brixwork Real Estate Marketing provides boutique marketing services for the real estate industry in Canada & USA. We are a small team expanding quickly and are looking to fill a position for an intermediate HTML/CSS/JS/PHP coder who can handle composing websites based on the Brixwork real estate back-end.

    Learn Skills, Make Some Cash, Potentially Land A Job!

    This is a paid internship during which you will learn valuable skills (depending on your skills, pay will be negotiated and reviewed each month) in web design & coding, working with the graphic department & clients, as well as troubleshoot the most common yet important issues.

    We are looking for a new web designer with basic HTML/CSS skills and a great pair of eyes for detail. The chosen candidate will be working out of our Gastown studio in Downtown Vancouver. No foreign contractors need apply, we have a very strict policy of our entire workforce operating out of our headquarters in Vancouver.

    The ideal candidate will have basic school education, or training, or self-taught experience shown through a portfolio of the following skill sets:

    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Photoshop file to HTML/CSS conversion

    Internship Period:

    May 19th 2014 – Aug 8th 2014 (12 weeks), Full Time Hours (Monday – Friday 9-5pm, 8-4pm during July & August)

    Qualifications:

    Candidates with experience with the following skills that are considered; more recent & relevant will be preferred:

    • jQuery & jQueryUI
    • CSS Wireframes such as Skeleton, Boilerplate etc.
    • CSS3 Transitions & Animations
    • Understanding UI requirements based on Photoshop drafts
    • Work environment in a cloud
    • Mac OSX environment

    The personality traits our team is looking for in regards to this position:

    • Focused and dedicated
    • Problem-solver with determination
    • Efficiency driven mindset
    • Respect for data & website security with attention to detail
    • Not afraid of learning new techniques, experiments and enhancements

    The following skills would help, although not mandatory:

    • PHP Skills
    • MySQL database manipulation using PHP
    • AJAX combinations using advanced jQuery & secured PHP back-end
    • MySQL database administration experience

    How To Apply:
    Write an email to info at Brixwork dot com (you can also find this email address on our website, www.brixwork.com) with the following conditions met:

    1. The email subject must contain “Web Design Intern Position”
    2. Attach your resume or academic history
    3. Attach a cover letter, or write in your email, explaining why you want to learn more about web design.
    4. Attach examples of your work, either live on a website, or code snippets.
    5. Don’t phone us, please. We’re busy as it is with client phone calls. We will review your resume on our own time and get back to you when we are ready.
    We Are Hiring A Talented Web Developer!2014-01-14T00:28:56+00:00

    Brixwork Real Estate Marketing provides boutique marketing services for the real estate industry in Canada & USA. We are a small team expanding quickly and are looking to fill a position for an intermediate HTML/CSS/JS/PHP coder who can handle composing websites based on the Brixwork real estate back-end.
    We are looking for a new web developer with savvy coding skills to join our team to assist in developing the websites. The chosen candidate will be working out of our Gastown studio in Downtown Vancouver. No foreign contractors need apply, we have a very strict policy of our entire workforce operating out of our headquarters in Vancouver.
    The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year of experience handling the following (not necessarily through a job position, but as a personal hobby or studies is fine. In other words,  you do not have work experience but have relevant education or other experiences, we may still consider you).

    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Javascript
    • PHP

     
    Candidates with experience with the following skills that are considered; more recent & relevant will be preferred:

    • jQuery & jQueryUI
    • CSS Wireframes such as Skeleton, Boilerplate etc.
    • CSS3 Transitions & Animations
    • AJAX combinations using advanced jQuery & secured PHP back-end
    • MySQL database administration experience
    • Understanding UI requirements based on Photoshop drafts
    • Work environment in a cloud
    • Mac OSX environment

    The personality traits our team is looking for in regards to this position:

    • Focused and dedicated
    • Problem-solver with determination
    • Efficiency driven mind
    • Respect for data & website security with attention to detail
    • Not afraid of learning new techniques, experiments and enhancements

    How To Apply:
    Write an email to info at brixwork dot com (you can also find this email address on our website, www.brixwork.com) with the following conditions met:

    1. The email subject must contain “Web Developer Position”
    2. Attach your resume
    3. Attach a cover letter, or write in your email, explaining why you want to work with Brixwork and outline your relevant skills, experiences and attributes.
    4. Attach examples of your work, either live on a website, or code snippets.
    5. Attach your expected salary range based on your perception of your own skill levels.
    6. Don’t phone us, please. We’re busy as it is with client phone calls. We will review your resume on our own time and get back to you when we are ready.
    Version 3.9 Released With Updated Infrastructure2013-05-24T23:53:57+00:00

    In the past few weeks we’ve been working hard on releasing our new version of BRIXWORK Real Estate Websites. This update was heavily focused on improving the back-end system. We had some very useful feedback from our clients, and we’ve monitored the parts of the back-end that had the most questions & inquiries around it. This allowed us to identify the parts that our clients found to be most confusing, and presented us with the opportunity to improve our product for the better.

    Listings & MLS® Integration

    This is the most important core of our website system, and ours is very powerful on Google (and a focal point when we develop our software). We have made improvements that will especially benefit our clients who utilize the MLS® Reciprocity. This makes up more than 90% of our clients!

    MLS® to OWN Listing Conversion Module Cleaned Up

    The ability to convert an MLS® sourced listing to your own is an old feature. However we made improvements to the user interface, with more information-filled dialogue that lets you know what is happening. Sometimes MLS® listings take a day or two to be loaded into the public database (then funnelled to the BRIXWORK master database) and the new system clarifies this better.

    Removal Of The Facebook LIKE & Tweet buttons from the back-end

    We had experimented with adding the Facebook LIKE & Twitter Tweet buttons on the back-end, under the HOMES section, to make it easy for you to share your listing. However these modules caused more glitches, slow-downs of the system. We decided it wasn’t worth keeping. Instead we added a quick link module that will let you open the property detail page (the public page for customers) very quickly, and you can use that screen to share your listing on social media. The social media share buttons on the front-end are still intact of course – they are very useful tools for marketing.

    Integration With More MLS® Systems Across North America

    We’ve had growing popularity not only in our home city Vancouver, but across North America. We have now added the following MLS® integrations:

    • Hamilton & Burlington, Ontario
    • Fort McMurray, Alberta
    • Columbia, Missouri

    You can see the full list of the MLS® Reciprocity integrations we offer for real estate websites here.

    Other Modules Improved

    Text Editor & Other Code Structure Updated to Latest Version

    The user interface modules that we leverage are constantly updated, so we like to keep on top of that as well. The modules updated include:

    • TinyMCE (Text content editor for pages & listings)
    • jQuery & jQueryUI (user interface modules such as the tabs, buttons, drag & drop modules etc.)
    • Image Cropper module

    Website Email Generation System Improved

    The email forms throughout our clients’ websites have been improved further. We now use a dedicated outbound email service provider at a nominal cost. This system allows for great deliverability of emails in a quick timeframe. But even more interesting is that this system allows us to track the open/click/geographic statistics of the emails generated, which can be turned into valuable marketing data later.

    What’s Planned For Future Updates

    Some items we are planning to improve upon include more support for rental modules, as well as generating link snippets for Craigslist postings. Also the pages module will receive some upgrades to make it easier to navigate between top pages and sub-pages. As always, we’re working hard to improve our infrastructure!

    Improving Your Website Text with Headers & Font Styles2012-05-30T05:41:31+00:00

    The Identity of Louis Riel’s Wife???

    One of my memories from high-school include wondering why textbooks were formatted as they were. It was long – with paragraphs after paragraphs with a section break every page or two. To find something important, I had to scan through the tiny text for a while… and finally I’d find the tribe from which Louis Riel’s wife was from. It was boring, time-consuming to scan through, and it made me fall asleep. If textbooks were formatted in more interesting and attention grabbing ways, perhaps we would have all paid more attention.

    It’s not as interesting to them as you’d think!

    When one writes out his or her own biography, article or any other content, they are self-absorbed and narrow-perspectived- however the others visiting your site don’t necessarily share that enthusiasm about you (yet). Drowning the visitors with the typical “I care about you, I can negotiate, I put clients first, I have experience, I have a family and a dog” in 4 paragraphs is biography suicide. In fact the above short sentence would be more effective compared to having it take up half the page in longer sentences.

    The question that the modern day marketer has to ask is, “How do I format my page so it’s not boring? How do I get across to my potential client without losing them among lines of scribble?” There are ways to make sure your website text is more interesting than my History 12 textbook from 10 years ago.

    How to Make Your Content Text More Engaging, Less Boring, and More Effective/Efficient

    1. Use Headings In Your Content Text

    Website text is broken down largely into headings & paragraph text. Headings range from heading 1 to heading 6. Headings are like the pack leaders – for each paragraph or two, you should always put a heading above it that emphasizes the key points. Assume that 95% of visitors will scan through the headings and not even bother with your paragraphs (at least at first, they won’t).

    What this technique can do for you:
    • Summarizes each paragraph, often with a colourful & larger font.
    • Creates visual division between long blocks of text, and draws the eyes quickly.
    • Gets the key points across to readers before they get bored by the long paragraphs.
    • Even if somebody had no intention of reading more, an enticing heading will get them to take a second look.
    • Keywords in headings have a larger impact on how Google sees your site. This has search engine optimization implications!

    2. Bold, underline or italicize some of the text

    If there are certain keywords within a paragraph that you’d like to put some extra jazz into (“Award winning”, “Vancouver local resident for 25 years” etc. are good examples), feel free to make those blocks of text bold, italic, underlined (or a combination of them). Just be careful to not over-do it – if you have too many of these, your content is going to look like it’s been ravaged by a pack of rats. Pick just a few very important ones you want to really get across to your new leads on your webpage.

    What this technique can do for you:
    • Like the heading, draws the eyes by the emphasis.
    • For readers who are quickly scanning, they will pick up the keywords.
    • Google also likes to put more weight on words that are bolded or underlined. Accented words have a lot more relevance than the other several hundred words.

    3. Don’t make your paragraphs too long. Use techniques #1 & #2 to help you achieve this.

    Be concise. Short paragraphs are more popular, not only to high-school kids reading a textbook. If one sentence will do, don’t make two – instead, get more juice across by bolding some of the text that really matters. Don’t try to make two large points in one paragraph when it can be split into two.

    What this technique can do for you:
    • Keeps your page clean & tidy, without being too long.
    • Not overwhelm the other elements of your page.
    • Give the due attention to headings & bold text for faster communication to the readers

    An Example on Rhiannon Foster’s Website

    Here is a before & after shot comparing the homepage intro text. After the text was modified to include some key headers, and some of the text bolded, the main points are delivered to viewers much quicker – Core Business Values, Professionalism, Authenticity & Education.

    Before & After The Text Styling

     

    BRIXWORK version 3.7.1 Upgrade Allows Flexible Login Options2018-11-06T20:06:29+00:00

    BRIXWORK VERSION 3.7.1 UPGRADE ALLOWS FLEXIBLE LOGIN OPTIONS

    We are proud and happy, as well as excited, to launch BRIXWORK {real estate} version 3.7.1! This is a rather major upgrade with some important functionalities, as well as import bug fixes throughout the site. Even if you do not see the update active right at this moment (it’s almost 11pm in Vancouver as I write this), the upgrade will be visible soon as the upgraded files propagate.

    Remain Logged Into The Back-End (max 2 weeks)

    The new login option for your back-end allows our Realtors® to remain logged in for a longer period of time. This is handy when you have a office or home computer that you constantly use to manage your website. The available options are: short (5 minutes), medium (1 hour), and long (2 weeks). Let us explain how this works: we do not mean that you will be bounced out of the system after 5 minutes of usage if you go with the shortest option. The time indicates the length of time your login is maintained after your last activity on the website. If you keep opening new sections as you work, you will never be logged out. If you stop your usage, however, the login will be valid during the inactivity for the specified length of time. The system also remembers the last username you used. We took inspiration from the login mechanisms of larger websites such as Facebook when we made this upgrade.

    How long do you want to keep your login alive for?

    Security is important, especially when using public computers

    Please be careful to NOT use the extended login option when using a public computer. And for added security, even when you are using the short login options, be sure to hit the “log off” button on the top right when you are done when on a public computer. Any loss of data that occurs while a user is logged into the system is the responsibility of the client, and recovery efforts require a payment of $75/hour to cover the labour (unless of course the loss is a result of a system error).

    Listing Data Bugs Squashed

    Some properties on the system in the Vancouver region experienced a glitch in which the year built was not showing up on the property details page. This has been rectified.

    There were some irregularities when converting a listing provided by the MLS® network to “my listing”. The frontage/lot depths reverted to 0.00 ft when blank, and our clients had to manually fix it. This has been fixed up. Also, when converting a listing to “my listing”, the photos are imported locally. However, if it’s your own listing, we recommend you delete all those photos and upload your own high-resolution photos. The MLS® system has restrictions on the size & quality of the photos, as well as the quantity.

    Photo Gallery Management Page Links to Full Size Photos

    When editing the photo gallery of your listings on the back-end, you are now able to open (and download) full resolution images that you have uploaded. This serves as a valuable photo back-up option as well, and gives you access to your high resolution property photos no matter where you are – just log in to the back-end, and download the photos!

    Other Updates

    These are updates that are not visible to you, but we’ll note them anyway to satisfy your curiosity.

    • jQuery & other javascript libraries upgraded
    • responsive mobile grid framework added to the master website for retrieval
    • PHP version upgraded to 5.3 throughout our servers, and the filebase updated for compatibility

    We are committed to keeping up with the trends, the technology, and your taste! If you have any issues, please submit a ticket through our Support Desk!

    Note that these upgrades are offered only for monthly subscribed clients. Legacy websites below version 3.5 need a major upgrade – contact our sales team.

    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

    April 30, 2021

    British Columbia Realtor® Website Showcase

    We work with Realtors® all over B.C to look their best online. Check out how we ensue each unique Realtor® is given the presence they deserve.

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

    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

    May 27, 2021

    We Are Hiring – Entry Level Front-End Coder / Tech Support!

    If you like creating beautiful things online, and would like to work in a dynamic team, and learn new skills in this industry, this job is for you.

    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

    July 15, 2020

    Digital Dominance for Real Estate Agents in a COVID World

    Modern business requires modern tools. Here are a list of critical cloud software & apps that every real estate professional can use to increase efficiency & close more deals.

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

    April 14, 2020

    Ways To Increase Online Presence & Brand Awareness for Real Estate

    There is increased online presence & brand awareness for real estate during COVID-19 crisis. Check out great ways to increase your website engagement here!

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

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