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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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    British Columbia Realtor® Website Showcase2021-05-12T19:21:34+00:00

    British Columbia Realtor® Website Showcase

    With thousands of Realtors® in British Columbia, standing out is essential. We work with a wide range of Realtors® throughout B.C. to build a unique brand, attract prospective home buyers and sellers, and make a statement on and offline to get the exposure you deserve. Tailored to perfection, we uniquely build eye-catching print and digital media that is a perfect reflection of you and your business.

    We aren’t just Gastown hipsters. We have all your niche areas covered.

    Sunshine Coast Realtor Landing Page

    Brittani Payne

    Sunshine Coast Realtor®

    We designed a fresh, modern, and timeless brand for Realtor® Brittani Payne, inspired by life on the Sunshine Coast. We tailored a semi-custom website built on our Yaletown 2.0 template to make an impression on the Sunshine Coast homeowners. With an easy to use MLS® search function, Brittani can easily show prospective clients homes throughout the Sunshine Coast including, detached homes in Sechelt or land in Pender Harbour. Additionally, an integrated WordPress™ blog for Brittani allows her to show her niche expertise as a Sunshine Coast real estate agent while simultaneously boosting her Google rankings with insightful blog posts about various regions of Sunshine Coast.

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    Jared Thomas

    Merritt Realtor®

    Interior B.C. Realtor®, Jared Thomas, highlights his unique expertise in the Merritt region through his semi-custom website built on our Fairview template. As a Century 21 Realtor®, we followed the guidelines provided by his brokerage while still maintaining a one-of-a-kind feel. Jared’s custom homepage immediately makes an impression on visiting clients, with large images, custom-designed graphics, and recognizable colours. Throughout his website, the rustic imagery and colour scheme tells his very own Merritt story.

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    Merritt Realtor mobile friendly website
    Merritt Realtor mobile friendly website

    Jared Thomas

    Merritt Realtor®

    Interior B.C. Realtor®, Jared Thomas, highlights his unique expertise in the Merritt region through his semi-custom website built on our Fairview template. As a Century 21 Realtor®, we followed the guidelines provided by his brokerage while still maintaining a one-of-a-kind feel. Jared’s custom homepage immediately makes an impression on visiting clients, with large images, custom-designed graphics, and recognizable colours. Throughout his website, the rustic imagery and colour scheme tells his very own Merritt story.

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    Victoria Presale Realtor Custom Website

    Colleen Ferguson

    Victoria New-Build Specialist Realtor®

    Inspired by the ocean front town of Victoria on Vancouver Island, B.C., we created a memorable brand for presale Realtor®, Colleen Ferguson. Beginning with a hand illustrated logo inspired by the West Coast town, Collen’s vision of life on the island comes to life. Her custom website offers prospective clients the opportunity to easily browse presale & developments listings in Victoria, B.C. in one easy to access place, giving Colleen the competitive edge over other Victoria Realtors®.

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    To see other regions & provinces we cover across Canada, check out our list of MLS® integrations.

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    Ways To Increase Online Presence & Brand Awareness for Real Estate2020-05-20T16:22:33+00:00

    Ways To Increase Online Presence & Brand Awareness for Real Estate During COVID-19

    Empty opens, scarce showings – Where did all the clients go?

    Here’s what’s happening

    • The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver strongly recommends REALTORS® refrain from hosting open houses and minimize showing activities.

    • Home buyers seminars and other real estate related events are being cancelled.

    • The Brixwork servers experienced almost 15% higher traffic in the weeks following the COVID-19 isolation period in Canada & the USA.

    • The overall time spent by the general public online is up by almost 50% by some estimates (could be more!).

    • More people are spending time online (social & web browsing) as the social isolation measures are ramping up – this means a much bigger audience online than ever!

    What Does This Mean For Real Estate?

    This is a great opportunity for real estate professionals to connect with their audiences online while keeping everybody as safe as possible. Things will eventually go back to normal. What we do during downturns is what distinguishes those who are successful later. Being proactive in your online presence is important for traffic flow, activity, and recognition of your brand and your website for future opportunities.

    Ways to increase your website engagement

    #1 – Use photography & video editing tools

    Did you know that 92% marketers consider video as an important part of their marketing strategy? Keep ahead of your competitors by creating engaging cover videos and other engaging video content on your social media. Try InShot app and make your video just in a few minutes – all for free!

    Instead of just screen-capturing something and posting it, try tailored posts to provide updates on the market, policy changes by the government & banks, or discuss specific listings in detail. Use Canva – one of the best apps to design and edit your listing imagery or virtual house tours.

    Visualizing the effects of deep linking to let more pages become discovered

    #2 – Post links back to your listing detail pages on your website

    Posting photos of the listing is great. Reposting from Instagram is great too. But we often observe that many of these posts do NOT contain any links back to the agents’ website pages with the full details. This is a huge mistake that happens too often. See how you can easily share the listing page itself on all channels (Social Media, iMessages, WhatsApp Chats, emails & more).

    Pushing out the right quality/quantity of deep links will have an immediate impact on your site’s traffic. Need help with creating the meaningful deep linking content for SEO.? The Brixwork Team is here to help!

    #3 – Set the Virtual Tour field on MLS® (Paragon, etc.)

    Embed your Matterport, Youtube tours etc. into your listing detail pages, then set the Virtual Tour field on any MLS® system that supports it to the listing detail page on your website. This not only will boost your own domain’s ranking but why give away traffic directly to Youtube or Matterport, when you can direct them to your own website for further brand awareness?

    Matterport Tour

    Facebook Business Page Chat Widget on the Momentum website

    #4 – Add a Facebook Business Page chat widget

    Looking for a better way to connect with your potential clients? Let any customer contact you in real-time directly through Facebook (not only emails!). The Facebook chat widget effectively replaces all previous generations of chat widgets that can be embedded on your websites. Best of all it’s a free tool provided by Facebook Business Pages, and all Brixwork websites support it at no extra charge!

    Don’t miss out on additional leads. Enabling the Facebook chat widget on your Brixwork website is easy (you need to set up your Facebook Business Page first, of course).

    #5 – Post your listings & market updates regularly

    Showing your audience a sense of activity as well as passion for your industry is critical for building brand awareness. You want to be “The Realtor®” in the minds of as many people as possible, AND you can build this up easily on Instagram. Check out’ s new listing updates, as well as’s market update posts for how they keep their audience engaged. You can also change your profile URL to a specific listing you want to feature, rather than defaulting to your homepage.

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    #6 – Check on your website traffic stats

    Knowing where your traffic comes from, which pages are performing well (and not), and how much activity you are getting on your website pages is the first step to creating a strategy. Once you know which pages need more work to perform better, you can improve your website content on your own by following our Do-It-Yourself SEO Tips & Steps.

    Too busy to spend hours a week on SEO? We can help you with our dedicated SEO programs that significantly improve your site performance, and consequently get you more leads.

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    #7 – Consider running display ads & retargeting ads

    Building brand awareness is easier than ever through social & Google ads. A well-planned ad campaign with the right landing pages is a great way to get quality leads for a great price. They also give you a great opportunity to re-engage with your past website visitors, and pull them back to your website through retargeting. Running display ads and re-targeting ads are especially useful for the presale projects to reach a larger audience as quickly as possible.

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    Smart businesses prepare for the next great season at all times, not just in good times – but especially in dire times. There’s no doubt we are in a recession, but this too shall pass – we hope that you can be best prepared to perform well when things go back to “normal” by maximizing your efforts during this period. Keep calm and grind away! ⁠We help you to stand out as a  Realtor® during this challenging time.

    We hope you are staying safe, healthy & positive during these difficult times. The Brixwork team has fully moved to work from home to keep normal operations running while minimizing health risks to our team and the public, and we are here to help.

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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!

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    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.


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      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

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      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

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      Sidra Subzwari – Fully Custom-Tailored Website

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      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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        Angell Hasman & Associates Websites Showcase2018-05-10T00:36:13+00:00

        Succesful online, successful in business
        Angell Hasman & Associates Websites

        Elegance and Ingenuity. Those are the vital elements on Angell Hasman & Associates websites brand. Their unique online footprint directly supports their success.

        Angell Hasman has been operating for over two decades, and in that period they have established themselves as one of the leading elite brokerages in Vancouver. With an incomparable volume of luxury sales in West and North Vancouver, they are at the top of the industry.

        Clean Design and Powerful Search Tools

        Angell Hasman needed a website that would showcase not only an excellent layout but also a structure that was powerful enough to manage a whole team. This had to be accomplished while keeping high loading speeds, along with comfortable and clean navigation for visitors.

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        A website keeping all these goals in mind

        • Custom designed case studies

        • Agents roster & attached listings

        • MLS® Reciprocity and Featured Listings

        • Luxury Events Photo Gallery

        • Full compatibility on mobile devices

        Individual Brokerage Websites

        We continued to keep those values in mind when we developed some of the most beautiful websites for individual Realtors from Angell Hasman. Today we are showcasing a broad range of templated websites to fully customized masterpieces.

        Sidra Subzwari

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        Nick Neacsu

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        Neacsu Denner

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        D.J. Denner

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        Alfie Yang

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        Joe Isberg

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        A united team makes a powerful online presence

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          3.7.4 Allows Featured City/Areas, Buildings and More2012-06-05T15:02:25+00:00

          It seems we’re updating at a breakneck speed, but that’s what it takes to stay on top I guess. Version 3.7.4 was rolled out overnight to offer you features to help you better focus your niche area in the city as a Realtor®. This is especially important for customers subscribed to the MLS® Reciprocity integration feature, because our system will have to pull in all the areas listed under the system.

          Featured Areas & Sub-Areas

          Featured Real Estate Areas Help Niche For Realtors

          You can set certain cities & areas as "Featured"


          April 30, 2021

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          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!

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          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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