Over the last few months the team at Radar Hill have been working on a new plugin for the Victoria Real Estate Board. They began by evaluating what already existed, which was a plugin that Radar Hill created in 2013. It was great when it was built, however technology changes at such a pace that it became necessary not just to update the plugin, but to create a whole new one.
To build the new plugin, Roger, Ken, and Mike proceeded to create a mock-up of the end goal, which allowed them to easily rearrange items and preview the functionality of it before completely building it.
It is not just the look on the outside that changes, but all the behind-the-scenes coding that requires development. The technical details will not be elaborated on in this post, but if you would like more information, feel free to ask Roger. Suffice to say, this new plugin is awesome!
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To use a cliché saying, “location, location, location.” With more and more activity and business happening online it is only expected that the home buying process is hugely digital. People want to know everything about a house before going to view it, and location is a vital aspect of choosing a home. It’s all very well to say that a property is “overlooking spectacular ocean views” or “nestled at the end of a quiet street,” it is another to be able to show that via aerial video. But luckily that’s exactly what you can do now, courtesy of Google Earth and CorkScrew Visuals Inc.
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The new Victoria Real Estate Board’s website (www.vreb.org) has seen a significant increase of website traffic. At Radar Hill we would contribute this to the implementation of our industry leading RWD (responsive web design) process.
The Statistics Are Up!
June 2015 saw 21,299 visitors to the site. This is a dramatic increase over the local real estate board’s previous website. These same visitors:
- Viewed 198,790 pages;
- Initiated 96,462 sessions;
- And stayed on the site for an amazing 8:26 minutes per session!
The increase in site traffic and engaging content has reduced the bounce rate to less than 70%. Another very impressive and positive change. Continue reading
As a real estate agent for over 20 years, Keith Ferguson has an in-depth knowledge of real estate and consistently ranks among the top REALTOR®s in the Victoria real estate market. Keith came to us looking for a new website, something clean and classy, to better represent himself.
Keith’s old website
His old site was busy and disorganized, along with the fact that it was not mobile friendly.
We used the blue colour Keith is fond of to create a clean and classly layout, along with a crisper more finished logo for Keith. Only using the blue for subtle colour highlights throughout the new website. Continue reading
Bruce and Linda MacMillan are a fabulous husband and wife real estate team located in beautiful Sooke, BC. This website upgrade began when the MacMillans needed new listing feeds added to their website. To access these new reciprocity listing feeds, we needed to upgrade their site to our new VREB Listings Administration which is part of our Pyramid CMS. Now when visitors come to their website, they can easily view all homes listed for sale in Sooke or Metchosin.
With the new VREB Listings Administration, Bruce and Linda are easily able to make edits and changes to all of their listings. Every listing is automatically updated when it is uploaded to Matrix. The listings administration allows the MacMillans make changes to listing information on their personal website.
Pyramid CMS – Listings Administration
The new listings administration is very user friendly and easy to find your way around. Continue reading
Haden might be new to real estate, but he’s enthusiastic and passionate about helping you find your one true home, replacing experience with hard work and attention to detail. His top priority is to locate a house that you can be proud to come home to, where you can feel safe with your family and confident that you’ve paid a fair price. More than that, Haden believes that buying (or selling!) a home should be a fun experience, and he takes steps to make it a stress-free, enjoyable process.
Haden is a RE/MAX Camosun REALTOR® and Radar Hill has helped him get started in real estate with a fabulous new website! We designed Haden’s new website to represent his professionalism, enthusiasm, class and style. Continue reading
David Harvey has received numerous MLS® sales awards, making him one of the Top 30% of REALTORs® in Victoria BC, with experience in every possible type of real estate transaction. When David came to us his only existing web presence was through Newport Realty and Realtor.ca and it was time for him to offer his clients more services.
As lifelong resident of the city, he is knowledgeable about all of the areas and districts of Victoria. He is most active in the sale of single family homes and condominiums in the Greater Victoria Area, but has also managed transactions for everything from luxury estate homes to project marketing. We created David a site to represent his identification as the successful Real Estate Professional he is.
David Harvey – dharvey.ca
David’s new website gives him a strong web presence so that clients and potential new clients can easily find him on the web. Our Google Certified Expert, Kendra, works to ensure that all his website content is Google friendly and search engine optimized! Continue reading
Kelly’s Old Website
Kelly Regen was born and raised on Salt Spring Island and has worked tenaciously to become one of Salt Spring’s top producing REALTOR®s. Kelly’s old site had become outdated, and was not reaching it’s full potential, but her new one strongly represents her as an accomplished, award-winning REALTOR®. She has consistently won awards from the Victoria Real Estate Board for sales volume, and takes after her mother, Donna Regen, who has been a top producing REALTOR® on Salt Spring for over 25 years. Continue reading
For over 30 years, Cam Hayward, owner of Windcrest Developments Ltd., has been building quality homes, incorporating innovation and affordability, in the Victoria area. With extraordinary high standards of construction and customer service, Windcrest Developments has a track record to be proud of and steadfast loyal homeowners who continue to move from one Windcrest Development’s home to another – and refer others! With unmatched dependability, Windcrest would value the opportunity to turn your dream of a new home into a reality. Continue reading