Morgan Carey

REW Directory Planning

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I am starting to work on a revamp of http://www.realestatewebmasters.com/real-estate-directory.php and one of the things we are working on is the display data for the individual listings for realtors on both the sponsored and non sponsored levels. I was thinking we should display the agent / broker / or listings offices address so that it shows up on Google maps, perhaps even display a Google map with a tab for details and contact.

Basic custom MLS / IDX

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A lot of people want to know the difference between our basic custom IDX and a more advanced (More expensive) IDX solution. Here is a quick breakdown of the basic. Search Page: allows users to choose bedrooms, baths, sq foot, min / max price, area, property type, you know the basics that all main search pages have. Listings Page:  This is a list of properties "basic" view which shows a thumbnail of the property and some basic info: Price, Area, Beds, Bath and then a "Vi...

Phoenix Childrens Hospital REW Client Sponsorship

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Hey Guys, One of my clients Brandon Hunt, of http://www.movetoarizonahomes.com/ is running a marathon in support of Logan Herman or "Logibear" who is a 16 month old patient diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. I personally think this is a great cause and have donated $50 - if anyone else would like to contribute to this cause, myself, Brandon and of course little Logibear would really appreciate it. Here is Brandons actual sponsorship correspondance I am running in the Phoe...

layout broken in ie

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Need to fix a bug that breaks the permalink post in ie - basically I think the comment box Mike installed is to wide and is causing the content to fall to the left and below the Google ads.

NWMLS (North West MLS) Threatens fines to its own realtors

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There is a very intersting debate going on regarding a realtors right to use the phrase "MLS" on their website or in their marketing. Basically the discussion came about because a member of real estate webmasters who is also a realtor for John L Scott in Washington received an email from the NWMLS (North West MLS) threatening to fine him for using the phrase "Seattle MLS" in his description for his website posted here at REW. The gist of the description went like this: ...

Page counter counting category wide

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Instead of counting the individual stats for a page, in terms of pageviews, currently the pageview counter is summing all pageviews for all articles in a category - now this could be handy I suppose, but wasnt what I wanted, Mike if you are reading this, we need to fix this on monday :-) That being said, I think I running total for all category posts would be good to.

Getting the most out of links

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Most of us all know the search engine ranking benefit our websites receive from getting inbound links to our websites from other relevant topic specific websites. When you think about it though, for the most part the way agents are exchanging links currently (Peer to peer link exchange from buried links pages) this is the only benefit being gained from the exchange. So I think it is time we evaluated this proposition - consider the following: #1 - The real estate industry is built on ref...

SEO

reverse order of comments

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The way the comments are posted it is newest on top, this makes no sense, I need to reverse the order in which comments are posted so they are more readable and users can follow them.