Morgan Carey

MAAR MLS - Memphis Area Association of Realtors

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We are very excited to add MAAR (Memphis Area Association of Realtors) to our list of MLS boards. We have just completed work on our first custom IDX for Ed Pierce of Remax - his new IDX can be viewed at: If you have comments or feedback on this new IDX feel free to leave a comment. If you are interested in a custom IDX solution for the Memphis area please contact us

Socal MLS - Southern California Multiple listings service

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One of our first 10 MLS feeds the SOCAL MLS is actually quite easy for an agent to apply for, however SOCAL is notorious for changing their datafeeds without notice causing vendors such as us with some annoying recoding issues on a constant basis, this also causes downtime for our clients and frustration each time they change something as they have to pay for time to adjust for the changes SOCAL is constantly making. You can view a few of our custom SOCAL MLS IDX clients at Guide To L...

REW Directory Planning

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I am starting to work on a revamp of 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 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 Phoenix Mar...

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: "At my website you ...

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 re...


Nanaimo British Columbia

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Nanaimo is now experiencing a great deal of growth, especially in the old city area and on the waterfront. There is some fear of overdevelopment as building sizes begin to increase, blocking water views from further back along the city. The current council is also working hard to solve the drug and biker issues often associated with Nanaimo. Nanaimo is also experiencing a significant increase in tech related work, especially with regards to the internet. High education levels and a low cost...

SES San Jose

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Just met with Terry Light and Jay Griffin - it as really nice to see some of the more mentionables in our little real estate web community out at the worlds premier conference for search engine marketers. For those of you not familiar with the event, SES stands for Search Engine Strategies and the conference in San Jose is the most touted of all SES's - why? Because we get to go party at Googleplex that's why! I got a chance to run some of my new search engine marketing ideas by some of the...


Categories in real estate blog

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Just working on the functionality of the blogs, and figuring out the categories structure. Right now I am just planning on having a checkbox similar to wordpress so that when you make a post it gets assigned to that category, or if you don't choose a category there would be a misc, or main category that it defaults to. Now - do I assign to just one cat, or many? If so, how would this logic work? Also, one would likely want to be able to move a post from one cat to the next, does this post ...