Web content accessibility principles: understandable & robust

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Disclaimer: Real Estate Webmasters is sharing these opinions based on our interpretation of WCAG 2.0 compliance guidelines. This does not constitute legal advice in any manner. We've dedicated this week of our blog to talk about the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and how they apply to our clients' websites. So far, we've covered the two largest principles: Perceivable and Operable. Today we're going to talk about the last two principles, Understandable and Robust. The...

Web content accessibility principle: perceivable

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Disclaimer: Real Estate Webmasters is sharing these opinions based on our interpretation of WCAG 2.0 compliance guidelines. This does not constitute legal advice in any manner. This week we're going to be talking about each of the Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) principles in further detail, to help you create websites that are friendly for everyone. We started talking about WCAG 2.0 last month in our ADA Compliance for Real Estate Webmasters clients post. If you haven't ha...

Web content accessibility principle: operable

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Disclaimer: Real Estate Webmasters is sharing these opinions based on our interpretation of WCAG 2.0 compliance guidelines. This does not constitute legal advice in any manner. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 is a series of recommendations that help make the web more accessible to people with disabilities. There is a wide range of conditions that impact a person's ability to use a website, including physical, visual, speech, and neurological disabilities. On Monday...

9 free imagery tools to help take your site to the next level

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Images have a big impact on your website and sometimes you need to give them a little love to get the look just right. But before you start paying photographers to shoot and edit your photos, take a peek at the options already available to you on the World Wide Web. I talked to several marketing experts and graphic designers at REW to find out what their favorite no-cost imagery tools are. Without further ado, let's talk about our top 9 free imagery tools you can use to take your site to ...

How to use sold data to make your website awesome

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We're moving in a direction where big data is not only a big advantage but also a requirement to stay competitive. The companies that find smart ways to apply and intermingle data are going to be the most successful moving forward, because one of the best ways to improve user experience is to take complex information from numerous sources and present it in a way that's quick and easy to understand. You've already seen countless examples of this in action. Zillow is one obvious example, wh...

Booj acquired by RE/MAX; some initial thoughts

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For those of you who don't know, one of REW's smaller competitors in the enterprise space, Booj, has just recently been announced as acquired by RE/MAX.   I've actually known about this deal for quite a while, but I didn't want to publish as, honestly, the founder of Booj, Ido, is someone I actually think is a good guy and he deserves his exit.   Now that it's out there though, I think it's time to talk about it.   I mean, it's an o...

How Realtors can make the most of LinkedIn

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LinkedIn can be an incredibly powerful networking tool. It's traditionally used by people seeking employment opportunities and other professional connections, but it has a number of other applications that can be highly beneficial for real estate agents. In this post, we're going to talk about some of these applications and share actionable tips on how to use LinkedIn for your real estate business. Show off your credentials & expertise After receiving a referral for a real estat...

8 Fredrik sites to explore when planning a real estate website

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It's no secret that The Fredrik was built for the endlessly stylish and fabulous Fredrik Eklund to complement his personal style and show off his multimillion dollar listings. But we also wanted to build a website that was flexible, could share the dazzling personality of any agent or brokerage, and looked mint on mobile devices. In this post, we're showcasing 8 websites that started with The Fredrik website and transformed it into something that is truly their own. Let's take a look! ...

How to use Facebook to get real estate leads

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Facebook can be an incredibly powerful medium for advertising because it's where a lot of people spend their time. In addition, consumers on Facebook are true to themselves and are actively interested in engaging with the content they come across—if it aligns with their interests. For this reason, real estate agents can use Facebook to connect with buyers and sellers in their local area, by providing advertisements that link to meaningful content. Preparing for Facebook Ads 1....

4 more Vision sites to inspire your next design

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REW clients have a knack for blowing us away with their creativity and design, and their adaptations of our sites rarely disappoint. When the first three Vision sites went live towards the end of 2017, we were thrilled to share them with you. It's been about four months since those first sites launched and it's exciting to see what our clients have managed to do in the meantime.  In fact, we're going to be featuring gorgeous client websites all week—starting today with Vision, ...