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The VR experience on Vision is going to the next level in the latest REW CRM release.

Enhanced listings can now feature fully stereoscopic images and videos—taking your site visitors deeper into the places and properties they love.

Virtual reality is an emerging technology that is rapidly becoming more accessible and expected in the real estate industry. Property seekers today have increasing time and affordability constraints that make property purchases a high stakes game.

By employing VR, agents can help buyers choose which properties to view in person or make better decisions from afar without an in-person inspection. For sellers, VR offers another opportunity to create an emotional attachment between potential buyers and their property,

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Look out for some exciting improvements coming to how leads can be prioritized in the REW CRM.

At Real Estate Webmasters, our goal has always been to make following up with your most valuable leads as quick and intuitive as possible. We want you to spend your time on the highest quality leads that are most likely to engage with you.

As part of the upcoming 2018 Spring C REW CRM update, we’re introducing two brand new ways for you to sort leads, so you can get in touch with your website’s hottest leads first.

The new update will allow you to arrange your website’s leads from highest to lowest based on two advanced metrics: Score and Value.

But how will Lead Score and Lead Value change the way I view my leads? We’re glad you asked!

Lead

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If there's one contentious issue when it comes to real estate websites, it's registration settings. Some agents swear by forced registration and others shudder at the mere mention of the words.

The purpose of this blog is to provide a powerful example of how forced registration can impact real estate lead generation in a big way.

What is Forced Registration?

Before we jump into our experiment, let's clarify exactly what it is we mean by "forced registration." In this case, we mean that users are required to provide their email and phone number before they're able to browse a single listing on your website. To be clear, this is totally non-optional registration—the user has to either fill out the form to view a listing or back out of the page.

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Here at Real Estate Webmasters, we've created two phenomenal lead follow-up tools for our clients to use. Both are included as part of the monthly SaaS program and both can be used to help take your business to the next level, improving your ability to follow up with clients and leads.

However, despite seeming similar on the surface, REW CRM and REW Leads are two very different pieces of software. Let's break them down...

REW CRM overview

  • Mobile responsive web platform
  • Single portal for managing all aspects of your website
  • Includes lead follow-up, content management & site settings
  • Accessible on desktop and mobile devices (including tablet)

REW CRM gives you full control of your website and lead management in a single place. The

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Real Estate Webmasters recently hired a market research company to complete extensive surveys and interviews with Realtors, buyers, and sellers across North America. We gained a lot of valuable insight into the real estate industry, which we've shared throughout this blog over the past month.

In this post, we're going to summarize the research that told us how Realtors can turn their buyers and sellers into loyal, lifelong clients who will be happy to share their name with all their family and friends. (After all, referrals are still a top way to get new clients..!)

Most people only passively follow the real estate market when they aren't planning to buy or sell. However, they are motivated to stay in touch when Realtors send information that helps

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Upgrading your site can be scary.

You've worked hard to build up authority, earn traffic, and create a system that effectively generates leads.

Therefore, it's understandable that one of the most common questions we get when people are considering an upgrade is, "Will this hurt my SEO?"

The short answer is "no."

Completed properly, an upgrade shouldn't have any negative impact on the authority you've built. If anything, it should only help. Here's what you need to know:

Steps of a proper REW website upgrade

A proper REW website upgrade is simple:

  1. Transfer - All content is automatically transfered by REW in its current state to the new website
  2. Format - Go through the website and reformat the content to suit your new website
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data locked upIn exactly one week, the European Union's new data laws go into effect. Here's what REW clients need to know...

What is GDPR?

GDPR is the acronym for General Data Protection Regulation, which is a series of laws that will go into effect in one week, on May 25, 2018.

GDPR tackles 7 different principles of data collection and protection, a few of which apply directly to real estate sites:

  1. Principles relating to the processing of personal data
  2. Lawfulness of processing
  3. Conditions for consent

Simply put, GDPR wants to ensure that businesses are collecting personal data in a way that is accurate, ethical and responsible, and that personal data is kept safe and confidential at all times.

What are the rules of GDPR?

Until legal

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We recently hired a third-party research company to interview anonymous buyers and sellers who bought or sold property, worth between $300,000 to $1.5 Million, within the past 12 months. The participants were asked a series of questions over an hour-long interview to help us better understand their habits, opinions, and decision-making processes.

We were particularly interested in finding out how buyers and sellers choose their real estate agents in this digital age. Here's what we found out:

People don't choose Realtors on portal sites

One of the most interesting observations in the market research results was that buyers and sellers are actively using portal websites to explore properties, but they don't use those same portals to find real

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To help our clients provide better experiences to their buyers and sellers, we hired a third party research company to talk to people who have bought or sold a home within the past 12 months. This company asked a series of questions in an hour-long interview and the results were fascinating.

In this blog, we'll review some of the most interesting things about mobile websites and apps that buyers and sellers had to say.

Quick overview of the findings

  • Most buyers and sellers don't want to view real estate agent websites on their mobile devices

  • The most common complaint is screens that are too small to view detailed listings or photos, and a lack of mobile responsiveness

  • Those who do use mobile preferred to use apps over websites

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We recently hired an independent market research company to interview 10 random people who have bought or sold a home worth at least $300,000 in the past 12 months, and ask them a series of questions over the course of an hour.

When asked to describe the best real estate websites they have seen, guess what they said?

Nothing.

Most respondents didn't have any awesome sites to share because nothing stood out to them. The few that did comment on a website referenced the major portals, including Zillow and Realtor.com.

This means there's huge opportunity for real estate agents, brokers, and franchises to make an impression in their local markets. All they have to do is create the best website visitors have ever seen, and we're here to help:

The

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