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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.

    Check Out The Portfolio

    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®.

    Check Out The Portfolio

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

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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

    Century 21 Agents & Brokerages Website Design Showcase2021-03-15T18:30:45+00:00

    CENTURY 21 AGENTS,
    WE HAVE GOT YOU COVERED.
    LOOK THE BEST YOU CAN
    ONLINE WITH BRIXWORK

    Century 21 agents, we got you covered. Look the best you can online with Brixwork.

    Whether you are a Realtor®, a team of agents, or manage a brokerage, we have Century 21 agents covered – all across Canada! Make a unique impression that suits your niche area – we ensure the design is 100% compliant to Century 21’s brand standards while still maintaining a customized approach to showcase each unique vision.
    We’ve worked with Century 21 brokerages & agents across 3 different provinces in Canada and we continue to grow.
    Custom Merritt Realtor® Website Homepage

    Jared Thomas

    Semi Custom Merritt Realtor® Website

    Century 21 Realtor®, Jared Thomas, narrows in on his niche area in Merritt, B.C. With a highly customized homepage that highlights his specialty area of Merritt through thoughtful touches on the photography & layout to remain consistent with Century 21’s national vision.

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    Custom Merritt Realtor® Website Homepage
    Custom Yellowknife Brokerage Website

    Century 21 Yellowknife

    Fully Custom Brokerage Website

    A large established brokerage such as Century 21 Yellowknife requires a highly specialized website that highlights their amazing team & listings up North. We made sure to thoughtfully design a website that will be visually stunning and unique to attract the Yellowknife sellers and buyers.

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    Custom Yellowknife Brokerage Website
    Century 21 Logo

    100% ADHERENCE TO THE NEW CENTURY 21 BRANDING

    HIGH DEGREE OF CUSTOMIZATION AVAILABLE

    MLS® RECIPROCITY AVAILABLE IN SELECT REGIONS

    Century 21 logo

    100% ADHERENCE TO THE NEW CENTURY 21 BRANDING

    HIGH DEGREE OF CUSTOMIZATION AVAILABLE

    MLS® RECIPROCITY AVAILABLE IN SELECT REGIONS

    Edmonton Realtor® Team Custom Communities Page

    The Esposito Team

    Semi Custom Brokerage Website

    The Esposito Team, a well-established Realtor® family team in Edmonton, shines through their custom website pages that adhere to the Century 21 brand while strategically telling their own story. With an emphasis on a customized communities page and branded marketing page, the Esposito Team makes its unique mark on the Edmonton Real Estate market.

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    Century 21 brand logo

    IF YOU ARE A CENTURY 21 AGENT NEEDING A BETTER WEBSITE, SEND US AN EMAIL NOW OR CALL!

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    Merritt Century 21 Realtor® Mobile Friendly Website
    Edmonton Century 21 Realtor® Team Mobile Friendly Website
    Yellowknife Century 21 Brokerage Mobile Friendly Website

    IF YOU ARE A CENTURY 21 AGENT NEEDING A BETTER WEBSITE, SEND US AN EMAIL NOW OR CALL!

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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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      Notable Real Estate Websites Launched in 20172017-10-10T03:29:15+00:00

      Bigger & Better Initial Impressions

      The new websites we want to showcase today have some key improvements compared to many of our previous years’ projects. One of the bigger focus was on having a Cinematic Intro on many website sections such as the homepage & team pages, or the listing detail pages which is an entry point for visitors almost 40% of the time.

      Full width images with menu items overlaid on top, as well as video background intros became more popular. Optimization for mobile devices for a better first look was also a major focus – not only for visual purposes, but also for load-time purposes. There have been many engineering improvements under-the-hood that contribute towards a much faster loading time, which is loved by both clients and Google™.

      How Customization Can Help Realtors®

      Truth is that every real estate agent in town has equal access to the current MLS® listings, all sales history of any property, as well as the same statistics provided by each respective real estate board. Even our template websites get the hand-crafted attention to match the colours & text, as well as the overall feel, to your brand specifically. Our customized websites help to distinguish our agents even further from the crowd. Impressions do matter, and therefore custom designed real estate websites with hand-crafted labour behind them makes all the difference.

      Not only is it better looking – but having a brand-specific message, with a unique set of content helps your website stand apart from the crowd on search engines as well. Content is king when it comes to SEO.

      Ken Stef (Custom Designed Website)

      ken stef real estate branding and website design
      ken stef real estate branding and website design

      Cinematic Intro Homepage with Video

      Ken Stef (Vancouver Westside Realtor® specializing in luxury residences)’s custom illustrated branding was brought to life beautifully in this custom designed website.

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      Kevin Lam (Custom Designed Website)

      Vancouver Realtor® Kevin Lam Custom Website Design
      Mobile Responsive Real Estate Website Design for Kevin Lam

      Custom Listing Icons with Cinematic Intro

      Another beautiful usage of the Cinematic Intro, but with a gorgeous Vancouver photography gallery is showcased on Kevin Lam’s website. His listing gallery icons were also customized to be a seamless tile of 3-per-row with a neat hover effect for better information delivery of real estate listings.

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      Nest Presales (Presale/Building Search Enabled)

      Vancouver and Burnaby Presales Map Search Website Design
      Vancouver and Burnaby Presales Map Search Website Design

      Presales and Buildings Google™ Maps Search

      Nest Presales has a more specific niche which our team helped them capitalize upon. Not only is there presale search module easy to use, but coupled with the amount of rich information on the presale buildings, their website has performed outstandingly well on the Google Traffic front.

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      Presales and Buildings Search Module Upgraded2019-09-19T21:36:31+00:00

      NEW PRESALES AND BUILDINGS SEARCH MODULE

      Anticipating the growth in the condo/townhouse market and pre-sales across major metropolitan regions in Canada, we have been heavily investing in our buildings/condos related modules in the last several years.

      Our newest offering is a tool to allow our real estate agents to showcase anything from Presales to active condo towers in the most effective way possible.

      List And Map Hybrid Search

      Check out a live preview here!

      Nest Presales has one of the best Metro Vancouver Presales & listings available to the public curated on our map/list hybrid search module. Lynn and Colin have done an absolutely amazing job of putting in a wealth of data and information on the buildings section. They also have some of their key Metro Vancouver condo buildings with active MLS® listings flowing through regularly.

      • Location, Location, Location – Google™ Maps enabled search!

      • Search by city/subarea, or drag the map

      • Quickly scan through the list instead of the map

      • The map & list interact with each other on hover/click for easy browsing.

      • Pets and Rental availability flags and filters

      • Type of homes and listing price ranges whenever available

      • Click on row to highlight on map

      • View more for full details & all listings

      • Search engine-friendly URLs for Each Building

      • Optimized for mobile view, scroll and tap

      • Each search generates a unique URL to share on Facebook & Social media

      • Each search also can be a unique page for Google™ to crawl

      Building/Presale Detail Pages To Your Liking

      Once a visitor clicks on the details, they can see a full description of the development, and browse through any assignments or listings available.

      • Photo gallery and Youtube Video Tours

      • Features and amenities available

      • Floorplans available in PDFs

      • Google™ Maps and Streetview embedded

      • Active MLS® listings in the building

      • Exclusive and Assignments can be displayed

      Frequently Asked Questions About Our Presales & Buildings Search Module
      How much is it per month? How much to set up?

      This add on is offered on a monthly subscription basis. However, the page that displays the details of the building is a one-time setup to determine the layout & design according to your site, with a range of options available. Please contact us for more details.

      How much customization is available?

      The map/list hybrid search module is a centralized module maintained and updated by the Brixwork team, so no customization is available as each software update would render the customizations useless. Because of the complexities involved in such a system, we cannot offer customization on this system.

      How is this better from the existing building gallery?

      This system allows our Realtors® to constantly add a large inventory of presales from all across the city, not restricted to a singular neighbourhood. Also, because the map & list talk to each other, it’s an intuitive tool that helps understand which building/presale is where.

      What’s an alternative method from this when it comes to marketing/farming buildings?

      Our existing building galleries module can be seen here on Momentum Inc.’s Buildings Gallery. This is useful when targeting a set number of buildings in a geographically limited region.

      Where does the presale data come from?

      There is no central data for all presales, such as the MLS IDX provided by Paragon, for example (in the REBGV region). All the photos, descriptions, amenities, unit types, PDF floorplans must be entered by each website owner. Brixwork can assist in such data population at an additional hourly rate if you prefer.

      Which buildings/presales can be loaded to my list?

      Because each client has to load & populate the data, it’s up to each agent/team to decide that. Brixwork only provides the tools and framework needed to allow our customers to continuously add more to the stock.

      How about MLS® listings integration? How will that work?

      Any listings that match up with the address ranges (our system accounts for multiple buildings in one development) will be automatically displayed under the same building. That means that any presale building that morphs into an active building with MLS® listings loaded will automatically get such listings populated and displayed. With update 4.5 – where we updated our listing sync X3- any new presale listing will be swiftly reflected in the presale page.

      Want this building search module on your website?

      If you answer yes to any of the questions below, shoot us an email to set up a consult!

      • I work with a lot of pre-sale buyers, or listings in condo buildings that are completed.
      • I’ve always wanted to show off how much knowledge and information I have about the buildings/presales I specialize in.
      • I want to curate a better online gallery of the products I have expertise of, in order to gain more online leads, or show to existing clients.

      Happy Selling!

      Inquire About the Building Map/List Module

      Learn more about our Buildings, Developments and Presales Farming  and Targeting Tools

      Presales & Buildings Page

      6 Benefits of our New Toronto MLS Integration2013-08-27T22:20:10+00:00

      How We Got There

      Years ago, we took the step to integrate our servers to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver MLS (REBGV) to launch one of the finest real estate websites & marketing services for our clients in Vancouver. Since then, we have since expanded our territory to five other Canadian regions—WLS (Whistler Listing System), KADREA (Kamloops & District Real Estate Association), RAHB (Real Estate Association of Hamilton and Burlington), FMRA (Fort McMurray Real Estate Association), and, most recently, TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board). And we cannot forget about our one USA territory, CBOR (Columbia Missouri Board of Realtors) integration that was done a few months ago.

      We have had overwhelming support from real estate agent clients from all around the country, and we have finally taken one big step forward towards the Eastern Canadian region…

      Welcome, Toronto!

      Toronto, now our sixth Canadian region, has been connected to Brixwork via MLS® RETS integration to bring you the best listing search & display results for our clients in Toronto. With special thanks to the lovely staff at TREB, we are now officially launching our services in Toronto, Ontario.

      Our CEO Jeff Kee will be making a business trip to Toronto between September 3rd ~ 12th (2013) with meetings set up with some agents & brokerages. If you wish to have a private consultation, please fill out our contact form and he will do his best to make it happen.

      6 Benefits Of The TREB MLS® Integration via RETS

      Here are some of the Benefits that our Toronto Real Estate Agents, and their clients, can now take advantage of via Brixwork Real Estate Marketing:

      Benefits to Real Estate Agent
      1. More fully branded search tools and pages for clients to use
      2. Effectively define your niche area through pre-defined listing pages
      3. Easy to share listing search results and detail pages by email, social media etc.
      Benefits to Customers
      1. Map based or list-based option to easily search for listings
      2. Easily save search results which auto update any new listings upon future visits
      3. Easy to share listing search results and detail pages by email, social media etc.

      If you are interested in learning more, please take a look at the MLS Integration Page on our website.

      A Recap of the Vancouver Urban Forum2012-07-10T21:02:57+00:00

      The Vancouver Urban Forum, by The Global Civic Policy Society and Sam Sullivan

      VUF (June 6th, ’12)

      Few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Vancouver Urban Forum (#vuf on Twitter) facilitated by the Global Civic Policy Society, thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia for local industry business people including myself. The former mayor of Vancouver, Sam Sullivan, is the founder of the Global Civic Policy Society, aimed at urban reform policies that make sense economically, sociologically, and environmentally.

      Great Speakers, Great Ideas

      The array of speakers were diverse, entertaining and engaging. From economists to city planners, from scientists to sociologists, the highly experienced and qualified speakers were absolutely brilliant in their approach to finding a solution to some of the problems Vancouver (and other cities in our modern era) faces, and will face in the future, related to population growth, city infrastructure, construction and city planning policies, and affordability.

      Meet Edward Glaeser (Ph.D Economics)

      One of the most notable speakers was a New York Times Best Seller and a current Harvard University Professor of Economics, Edward Glaeser. Not only did he have a spectacular set of credentials as mentioned above, but his studies and viewpoints on urban densification and real estate prices across many North American cities were real eye openers, and he challenges the conventional and popular views on how to best control real estate building supply and purchase demand to make cities affordable – and it also shuts down some of the most common pessimistic scapegoats of real estate affordability in Vancouver.

      Here are two videos of Mr. Glaeser’s presentation at the VUF:

      Meet Dan Zack from California

      Another very insightful presenter was Dan Zack, a city planner from Redwood California. He talked about achieving high density and affordability without necessarily cramming high-rise steel towers in blanket form. “Delightful Density” was the title of his presentation, a neat alliteration!

      To watch more videos from the event, you can visit the Videos page on the Vancouver Urban Forum website. There were dozens of great presentations, with different points of focus (environmental issues, traffic issues, infrastructure issues, global issues etc. all revolving around urbanization and density).

      So then the question that hits us all is, how do these facts affect the livability in your city or neighbourhood? In case of Vancouver, the suffering is the same; to develop new condos is like pulling teeth, especially outside the downtown peninsula. Once you get into the West-side of Vancouver, new developments are almost always met with a harsh tirade of angry residents who are concerned about increase in traffic and decrease in sunlight around their neighbourhoods, while the macroeconomic realities of increasing population & demand met with insufficient real estate leading to price spikes in Vancouver (and of course excessively easy credit was a factor in this unnatural increase in demand – which is why we recently saw drastic tightening in the mortgage regulations).

      What Do You Think?

      What is your opinion on the Vancouver Urban Forum and some of the speakers? What is the direction you would wish your city councillors took when it comes to city planning for the next two decades? What is the most realistic solution to a livable, walkable, affordable, reachable lifestyle for all?

      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

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