District of Sooke Launches New Website

Not long after re-directing the old http://district.sooke.bc.ca website to http://Sooke.ca a year or so ago, the District of Sooke embarked on a re-design project for the tired-looking (and content-lacking) site. Earlier this month, the newly-designed Sooke District Web Site was launched. The new design looks great, and has an intuitive layout including a search box,Continue reading “District of Sooke Launches New Website”

A Bold Statement

Local Upstart REALTOR® Prospecting Site Thinks it has what it takes to rival MLS.ca MLS.ca. Canada’s nationwide MLS. Every MLS listing, coast-to-coast. It’s practically a cultural institution, and millions of people use it to peek at their neighbour’s decorating scheme, or to view photos of houses before a military house-hunting trip in Halifax. I receivedContinue reading “A Bold Statement”

Twitter Explained in Plain English

The guys at CommonCraft have created this great video on what exactly Twitter is all about. I joined Twitter a few months ago and had not been using it at all. I was confused as to why I joined and why it would be useful or fun. Then I downloaded a little desktop application calledContinue reading “Twitter Explained in Plain English”

What’s in a URL? Domain Names for Dummies

Everyone in real estate has a website these days. Or at least, they should. In today’s world, they are crucial prospecting and marketing tools for both existing customers and potential new clients. But why waste all your time and/or money in designing a beautiful, content-rich site when no one will remember it? Because our businessContinue reading “What’s in a URL? Domain Names for Dummies”

Hate Spam? This is How Gmail can Help a REALTOR®

How much time do you spend on spam every day? As the resident geek in the office, I’m constantly asked by my fellow agents: “How can I get rid of all this junk e-mail?!” From shady business propositions to uhh… equipment enhancers, there is no shortage of spam out there. As REALTORS®, we want toContinue reading “Hate Spam? This is How Gmail can Help a REALTOR®”

The Best Gets Better: Gmail and IMAP

Google’s popular web-based e-mail app gets an upgrade. The geeks have been calling for it quite literally since Gmail’s inception a few years ago. Yahoo! Mail already offers it. Now IMAP is finally here. What is so exciting? Well, anyone who has been using Gmail as their primary e-mail account (like me!) and accesses itContinue reading “The Best Gets Better: Gmail and IMAP”

Royal LePage TV Launches – Canadian Real Estate 2.0

Free online videos offer buying and selling tips, staging advice, and more. Canada’s premier source for real estate information, Royal LePage, has launched a brand new website, http://www.royallepagetv.ca, where you can view a series of informative videos on how to sell or how to buy real estate. Specifically, the videos point out how the useContinue reading “Royal LePage TV Launches – Canadian Real Estate 2.0”

What is Web 2.0? [VIDEO]

Furthering our discussion on Web 2.0, this short video helps explain a little more as to what the buzz-word is all about. Some of this may seem abstract, and the end of the video relates more to software and application developers, but the basic concept is good, and this video gives you a good ideaContinue reading “What is Web 2.0? [VIDEO]”

Victoria Real Estate Board Releases StrataDocs Online

This is probably the biggest news since WebForms™ was introduced a few years ago. Remember how that made your life so much easier? First, the official news release from the Board: New StrataDocs Online Service for REALTORS® Helps Buyers of Strata Units The Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) has introduced a new online service forContinue reading “Victoria Real Estate Board Releases StrataDocs Online”

My Favourite Real Estate Tools and Tech – Part 1

I am a child of the electronic age. I had an Atari, and then a Nintendo (the ORIGINAL one). I even had a Commodore VIC 20. I loved science kits growing up. I Had a microscope, walkie-talkies, and my parents had to keep a supply of old junky telephones, etc. in the house so IContinue reading “My Favourite Real Estate Tools and Tech – Part 1”