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The new advertising supersystem by Adobe

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: Marketing Tools for Realtors|Tags: , , , |

Artificial intelligence is probably the number one news story since the smart phone. The name of the technology certainly captures the imagination. But mainstream AI is really just statistics and semantic relationships that materialize nuances in data patterns. It seems spooky when a search engine knows what we're looking

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Receive more leads by using a niche site

By |January 26th, 2019|Categories: Agent iFrame, Marketing Tools for Realtors|Tags: , , , |

  Shared needs, common interests, and similar lifestyles tend to create lucrative niche markets which allow Realtors to show off their marketing skills. Identifying an unserved niche is exciting because it means you've found a virgin market that may be especially profitable or have an attractive growth trajectory. Finding

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The new marketing triangle and social media

By |December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Marketing Tools for Realtors|Tags: , , , , |

Marshall McLuhan was a famous Canadian researcher who developed critical theories on “hot” and “cool” media technologies in the early 60's. He coined the phrase, “the medium is the message”, which is a theory that states a medium embeds itself in a message and subsequently influences how the message is

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WordPress and the power of blog

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Marketing Tools for Realtors, Surveys and Research|Tags: , , , , |

A recent study by the National Association of Realtors highlighted the issue of keeping up with technology. It was cited as one of the most challenging problems the membership was facing. Perhaps the greatest challenge for non-techies is sorting the fads from the trends so resources are allocated wisely to

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Investing in Marketing Trends

By |October 9th, 2018|Categories: Marketing Tools for Realtors|Tags: , , |

Most salespeople are willing to budget for a sensible marketing plan but some worry to the point of inaction. A common response is, “Who knows what new technology will come out next year and make everything obsolete?” Sometimes a personal endorsement persuades coworkers to buy into a hot, new marketing

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Website content that really differentiates your business: fiduciary duty, full disclosure, privacy, errors & omissions insurance

By |September 21st, 2018|Categories: Marketing Tools for Realtors|Tags: , , , |

How is a Realtor® supposed to stand out from her competition online? It's a question that webmasters and marketing assistants hear often and struggle to answer. They do their best to write cheerful website copy but the problem is that everyone says the same thing, and the result is noise.

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SMS enabled text messaging from listings and forms

By |August 30th, 2018|Categories: Agent iFrame, DDF Listings News and Products|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TRES Labs 1027 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 4L2 Toll-free: 877-556-4233 info@realtywebsites.ca TEXT-MESSAGING WEBSITE LISTINGS AND CONTACT FORMS Vancouver, Canada: RealtyWebsites.ca is pleased to announce three industry leading upgrades to Agent iFrame®, a DDF® and IDX listings solution that allows agents to copy-paste automated listings into any

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See if your passwords are in the wild

By |July 20th, 2018|Categories: Resources for REALTORS|

Password security is among the most challenging issues facing businesses today. When a large consumer site is hacked, the email addresses and passwords are sold or shared freely online. It's relatively simple for bad guys to merge databases from different sources and compile a "login profile" for you as an

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No email at Outlook.com?

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Are you having difficulty receiving email from a customer or a supplier at your Outlook email account? Sometimes the IP address of a server that sends mail is blocked by Outlook temporarily. If email doesn't resume again, you might try unblocking the sending IP by visiting https://sender.outlook.com. The Microsoft office

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Study on Investor Decision-Making Tools for Equity Hunters

By |June 1st, 2018|Categories: Surveys and Research|

In 2017, TRES Labs (realtywebsites.ca) surveyed 250 real estate agents and asked them some questions about real estate investing and decision-making tools. It turns out that approximately one-third of real estate professionals are also investors, having owned at least one rental property at some point. For the remaining group, we

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DIY websites for real estate agents

By |January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Resources for REALTORS|

A brief history of agent websites In 1999, when real estate agent websites were beginning to appear online, the early adopters of the technology entered listings manually. To do this, one needed to understand HTML, FTP, and the ins-and-outs of managing a hosting account. This was completely foreign to the

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Agents are required by law to archive email

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: Resources for REALTORS|

The current regulations for archiving documents for sales stipulate that an agent and/or brokerage must retain the paperwork for a deal for at least seven years. As more transactions are done electronically, it becomes vital that an agent archive these files in such a way that they can be retrieved

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New Agent iFrame® for Vancouver Island REALTORS®

By |September 24th, 2017|Categories: Agent iFrame|

Realtors® in the Victoria and Vancouver Island Real Estate Board now have their own version of Agent iFrame® that features the local IDX data. Agents enjoy all the same features with the added benefit of a customizable search for niche business plans and areas. Contact us today for more information.

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Realtor Website – No Fee, No Contracts to Sign

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: Agent iFrame, Marketing Tools for Realtors, Wordpress|

Are you looking for a low-cost Realtor website for your business? With Agent iFrame® Jumpstart, you receive a free Wordpress site with pre-written content, a nicely formatted layout, and some basic SEO optimization. Here are some of the features you can use to compare with other IDX and DDF® website

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How do I add an iFrame to Point2Agent?

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Point2Agent allows you to create embedded content very easily by using their iframe funtion in the webpage editor. Point2Agent has kindly provided these instructions for their users: https://point2.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204688994-Add-an-iFrame Call our office toll-free at 877-556-4233 if you need any assistance.

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TRES Labs Investor Survey Published in REMOnline

By |June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Surveys and Research|Tags: , , , |

Thanks very much to the publishers of REMOnline for printing part two in our series on real estate investor perspectives. We appreciate the coverage of this important and useful information for all the real estate agents in Canada. You can read both articles here: http://www.remonline.com/?s=tres+labs  

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Plug-in for CREA DDF® MLS® listings

By |May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Agent iFrame|

Do you have a website that you love but need automated listings for? Agent iFrame® is the perfect compliment to DIY websites, Point2 websites, Wix.com, Squarespace, and many others. Simply copy-paste the code into the HTML part of the page and the listings module will appear. Listings are updated every

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TRES Labs published in REMOnline

By |May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Agent iFrame, DDF Listings News and Products, Resources for REALTORS, Surveys and Research|

Our 2016 survey on investor perspectives was published in a two-part article on REMOnline.com, the Canadian real estate news magazine. Thanks to Jim Adair and his team for sharing our research and conclusions with Canadian real estate agents. You can read the articles here: Read all TRES Labs articles on

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List of all Canadian real estate boards

By |January 20th, 2017|Categories: Agent iFrame, DDF Listings News and Products|

These are the boards we service for the DDF®. Abitibi-Temiscamingue Alberta West Alberta Real Estate Association Association of Saskatchewan REALTORS® Bancroft Barrie BC Northern BCREA Brampton Brandon Brantford Brooks (South Central Alberta) Calgary Cambridge Centre du Quebec Chatham Kent Chilliwack Cornwall CREA Durham Edmonton Estrie FCIQ Fort McMurray Fredericton

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Testimonials

By |September 11th, 2016|Categories: Agent iFrame, Videos|

Agent iFrame testimonial from Alex from TRES Labs on Vimeo. Agent iFrame testimonial from James from TRES Labs on Vimeo. Agent iFrame testimonial from a team from TRES Labs on Vimeo.

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What does DDF® stand for? What does DDF® mean?

By |January 24th, 2016|Categories: Agent iFrame|

The DDF® stands for Data Distribution Facility which is a data feed system for Canadian REALTORS® published by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). It allows agents to show listings from anywhere in Canada on their personal and brokerage websites. Agent iFrame converts the data feed programming code into a handy

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Office 365 tries to connect with local server [RESOLVED]

By |November 30th, 2015|Categories: Nuts and Bolts|Tags: , , |

Recently our firm migrated a local 2010 Exchange server to Office 365 for a client. Sadly, the newly created accounts for Outlook 365 kept connecting to the local server, a machine that was not yet ready for decommissioning. We could see this in Outlook>File>Info>Server connection. It always showed exchange.local.server (your

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Agent iFrame now available for Victoria Real Estate Board IDX Reciprocity

By |November 21st, 2015|Categories: Agent iFrame|

Agents in the Victoria, BC area now have an inexpensive alternative for showing listings on their personal websites. Agent iFrame for VREB IDX Reciprocity allows agents to paste listings anywhere they can paste HTML, including Facebook, other social media, community profiles, and more. "There is no limit to the number of

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Agent iFrame DDF® listings available nationwide

By |September 12th, 2015|Categories: Agent iFrame|

The Agent iFrame module that allows REALTORS® to paste listings anywhere is available from coast to coast. REALTORS® in board areas that are not serviced by automated data feeds can enjoy the benefits of a 100% automated system that allows them to show listings from anywhere in Canada. REALTORS® phone and email

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Thank you to REM Magazine

By |December 10th, 2014|Categories: Agent iFrame, Resources for REALTORS|

A big thanks to REM magazine for their article on Agent iFrame in the November 2014 issue. We appreciate the mention and will continue to support this great resource for Canadian real estate professionals. Copied from REMonline.com. See DDF® Database on Business or Social Sites A new platform from TRES

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Agent iFrame Reseller Program

By |October 13th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

We're pleased to announce that website designers and Facebook developers may now resell the best DDF® listing plug-in available. Are you looking for a way to increase your overall sales? Want a high quality listing module to upwell to your clients? Agent iFrame offers agents the best value in the

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Agent iFrame features fully responsive mobile layouts and search forms

By |August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Agent iFrame|

You asked and we delivered: Agent iFrame is now fully mobile-enabled to give your phone and tablet visitors the same great experience they have on our full size version. Listings, Google Maps and Streetview, mortgage information, and much more is available with Agent iFrame. Plus, Agent iFrame allows you to

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DDF® Listings

By |August 4th, 2014|Categories: DDF Listings News and Products|

REALTORS® can now choose to advertise listings from across Canada or just their own service areas. The Data Distribution Facility is a remarkable tool that allows agents and brokers to use the power of syndication and automation to capture more leads, show listings anywhere, and provide better service. More info

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Agent iFrame Launches

By |July 22nd, 2014|Categories: DDF Listings News and Products|

We've just launched Agent iFrame, a terrific way for agents to copy-paste listings from the DDF® anywhere they like. Facebook, Chamber of Commerce profile pages, their own websites, etc, anywhere they can paste HTML. Visitors can search your listings right in your social media without leaving that ecosystem. The best part is

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CREA Cafe on the DDF® Listings Service

By |May 3rd, 2014|Categories: DDF Listings News and Products|

Reposted from CREACafe DDF® is helping REALTORS® make the web work for them The Data Distribution Facility (DDF®) was introduced during 2012 and since that time has grown tremendously as REALTORS® embrace the opportunity to advertise their listings amongst themselves, promoting local, provincial, and national listing inventory of participating REALTORS®‘ websites. More

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