April 2018

Found 8 blog entries for April 2018.

Towards the end of 2017, we surveyed close to 300 real estate agents across North America, checking in with nearly 200 of those Realtors to find out where they plan to spend their marketing budgets in 2018.

We broke the agents into three cohorts based on GCI:

  • GCI under $100,000
  • GCI between $100 - $300,000
  • GCI above $300,000

Then we asked them whether they intend to spend less, the same, or more in several areas of marketing to figure out where their investments were going to go. Here's what we discovered:

Web platform spending

At least one in four Realtors plan to spend more on their web platform in the 12 months following the survey. In contrast, only 1 in 10 Realtors intends to spend less. That means the vast majority of

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What are sitelinks?

Sitelinks are the smaller links that sometimes display below a site's primary link in the search results. Sitelinks are most likely to appear when someone searches for a specific company name or domain, offering quick links to the pages of the site Google thinks a user is most likely to be interested in.

Aaron Kirman's sitelinks

What is the benefit of sitelinks?

The biggest benefit of sitelinks is the amount of visual real estate they take up on the search engine results page (SERP). We've seen anywhere from 4 to 10 sitelinks, which represents a large portion of the overall results page. Studies have shown that when a user is presented with sitelinks, their odds of clicking through to the site increase.

The Agency's 10 sitelinks

How do I get sitelinks?

Sitelinks

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We recently interviewed 300 active real estate agents across North America to learn more about how they conduct their business and drive success. But we wanted to take it a step further and also talk to buyers and sellers to get a stronger understanding of what they're looking for in an agent.

By understanding the mindset of buyers and sellers, real estate agents are able to better serve their clients and develop marketing solutions that will be more effective in converting leads into clients, and clients into happy referrers.

We conducted in-depth interviews with 10 randomly-selected people who had either bought or sold a home between $300,000 and $1.5 Million within the past year. These interviews took approximately an hour each and focused on

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We hired an independent market research company to survey 300 active real estate agents across the United States and Canada. These agents were asked questions on a wide variety of topics, including their marketing and spending habits.

In this blog, we'll walk through the spend results and reveal the intriguing insights we saw about top-performing real estate agents. (Hint: if you think they spend differently, you're right!)

First, let's take a look at what the average agent actually makes in a year:

Realtor GCI

We simplified the categories so we could better analyze their marketing and spend habits, and observe behaviour trends that emerged within different levels of success. These were the three GCI groups we reviewed:

  • under $100,000
  • between
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REW's newest campus buildingThat's right, today is Real Estate Webmasters' fourteenth birthday! 

It has been yet another amazing year here at REW and, as I sit here on a plane bound for the T3 Summit, I have time to reflect on just how far we have come. More importantly, I get to feel the excitement of what I know is yet to come in our future!

Here are some of the highlights:

In the past year:

  • Launched the industry's first 360 photo / video-enabled virtual reality website
  • Launched REW Leads iOS and Android full platform
  • Signed and launched #1 Team according to REAL Trends
  • Largest RFP - 150 pages
  • Largest Enterprise Customer - 10,000 users
  • Largest Project - 25,000 development hours (I believe this to be the largest undertaking for a single project by any
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Curious to know how you're doing compared to most real estate agents? We were too!

Real Estate Webmasters has the pleasure of working with some of the best real estate agents in the world. Our clients are passionate, enthusiastic, and often quite successful.

But we wanted to get to know the entire real estate population better, and have a stronger understanding of what the average agent looks like. To achieve this goal, we hired an independent market research company to survey 300 active real estate agents across the United States and Canada. These agents were then asked questions on a wide variety of topics to gain insight into their demographics, marketing activities, and technology investment.

We thoroughly investigated what today's real

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Google's searchGoogle told the world that it was going to transition to a mobile-first index in the coming quarters, and it looks like that time has come. Last week, Google announced that they have started to transition websites onto the new mobile-first index. Let's talk about what that means for you.

What is the mobile-first index?

Google has only ever had one version of its index, which is the database you're browsing every time you do a search on Google.com. This index is a super-directory of every website out there and Google maintains it using bots that crawl all the sites on a fairly regular basis.

Historically, Google has crawled and indexed websites based on the desktop version of a site, browsing websites as if they were a person sitting on their

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It's my pleasure to announce that REW's third winter release is complete and ready to be deployed! This mobile-focused update includes the formal unveiling of REW Leads for Android, a brand new feature for REW Leads for iOS, and new bug fixes for REW CRM. Let's break down each of these new benefits in a little more detail...

REW Leads for Android is released

REW Leads for AndroidAndroid users rejoice! We took REW Leads for Android out of Beta this morning and have officially released it into the wild via the Google Play Store. The convenient REW Leads mobile app is a companion to REW CRM (and 4.6+) that allows agents to work leads while on the go, using their smartphone or tablet.

REW Leads is one of the fastest and most intuitive ways to manage leads, and it has

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