Server status in the storm

I assume you are getting every bit as much of the storm as we are in Bandon. I am hopeful that we can get through this with out losing power. In anticipation of this being a stormy winter (with last few being pretty quiet)  I recently purchased a backup generator (yup, been [...]

Bad Batch of QR Codes

It has just come to my attention that an update to the “Change My Listings” page program resulted in the mls number being dropped from the link in qr codes downloaded on the page.

If you have downloaded any qr codes between June 18th and June 25th, you should delete them and download new codes for [...]

Site Updates

I have been spending most of my time the past 4 days installing site update, killing bugs and responding to visitor feed back about the updates. So far the feedback has been very positive.

New Form Fields

Last weekend I uploaded new forms with some new fields. I wrote this post and then did not file it under the RWRE Members category so it would show up on the login page. Better late than never I guess.

At the top of the new listing forms you will see Foreclosure, Bank Owned, Short sale [...]

Google Voice Open to All

Google announced that it’s Google Voice service is open to anyone wanting to sign up. I have been using the service for about a year and love it. If you call me at the office number and I am out, the call is forwarded to my Cell. If I am driving or can’t take the [...]

Sort of Scheduled Downtime

The battery in the battery backup for our fiber connection has failed. Comspan will be replacing it tomorrow (Thurs June 24th) at about 1:30 pm. RealWorld, Assessor Tax data, idx et al will all be down for several minutes while they work on it.

Update: The  Comspan Tech has come and gone. Connection was down for [...]

New direction in Advertising

A little over a year ago, I started running ads on the RealWorld Real Estate web site. Just two spots, one vertical ad on the home page and another horizontal ad at the bottom of most site pages. Over the first year these two ad slots were displayed slightly more than a million times (a [...]

The Only Phone Number You Need

I have had a Google Voice account since before Grand Central was bought out by Google. Like a lot of things, I signed up, played with it a little and then let the account sit there gathering dust.

Last month, Google opened the system up to allow users to set Google Voice as the default voice [...]

Do you tweet?

Over the last couple of years twitter has become one of the mot popular social media phenomenon in the history of the web. I know several agents who have twitter accounts but have not seen them using it much for business. I just ran across this article which is one of the best discussions of [...]

A Little Search Engine Help

I get asked a lot about search engine optimization (getting your site ranked high in the search engines). I just found this blog post and a cheat sheet that covers the basics very well. Read to the bottom as some of the comments are very good. I’ll definately be using the cheat sheet as a [...]