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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We have been working hard to improve the VREB Listing administration for our Real Estate clients. Our previous system LIMO (Listing Inventory Management Online) has become old and outdated so it was time to make some changes!
Our new listings administration is no longer LIMO, it is now built in with our Pyramid CMS (Content Management System) which means when you login to make edits to your website content you don’t have to go anywhere else to make changes to your listings! We refer to the new listings administration as the VREB Listings Plug-in and it is being used on all new Real Estate websites and we are offering upgrades for all our Real Estate clients that are using LIMO.
The new VREB Listings is great for agents, agencies and groups of agents working together! It allows you to make updates and changes to your listings and your website content all in one convenient place. Though you won’t have to make changes often on your listings if you’re updating them in Matrix as the data is automatically grabbed from Matrix frequently. This is in place so that if you add a new listing to Matrix, it will appear on your website and if you make changes to a listing in Matrix, it will appear on your website. Continue reading
Pemberton Holmes Ltd. has been serving Vancouver Island since 1887. With over 250 REALTOR®s specializing in residential and commercial real estate, they offer buyers and sellers sound advice and professional service. Although they’ve had a web presence for many years, it was finally time to refresh and modernize their design, features and information, and cater to their growing mobile audience with a new responsive website. Continue reading
Alec Harper, a Victoria B.C. native, is one of the newest agents at DFH Real Estate Ltd. With strong dedication to his clients, he understands the usefulness of having a well-constructed website to showcase his listings and provide information. Continue reading
Roxanne Brass – Realtor, Victoria BC
Roxanne Brass is a member of the Victoria RE/MAX real estate team, and has been a valued client of ours for several years. Her previous website worked sufficiently for her needs in the past, but when she consulted with us recently about a redesign we were happy to offer her several new features to greatly help showcase her real estate listings and her services as an experienced agent. Continue reading
Radar Hill just launched TrueHome.ca for Paul Greenwood, the owner of True Home Construction and a REALTOR® with Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty. Paul has merged his expertise of both business to provide his clients with a rare and unique service. Paul’s good business reputation has naturally shone through from construction to real estate on all levels of honesty and integrity. Priding himself on these qualities and continuously keeping himself current with developments in both fields, Paul encourages you to “Trust the carpenter to find your True Home”. Continue reading
Kash Burley is one of the newest members of the Pemberton Homes real estate family in Victoria. Naturally, the first thing she needed to help grow her career is an attractive website to showcase her listings. Continue reading
Peter Gray, a valued Radar Hill client for many years, came to us a few months ago expressing interest in acquiring a redesign of his existing website. Because Peter was aware of the rapidly growing importance of having a mobile-friendly website, he wanted to provide his real estate clients with a stronger tool to use while they search his listings from their phone or tablet on-the-go. Continue reading
Diana Claire is a new Saltspring Island REALTOR® and as such needed a website to showcase her services and properties for sale. Continue reading
At first glance, the Taddy.ca website may not look any different, but behind-the-scenes the website has undergone a major overhaul. Before the upgrade, properties were manually entered on the website and now the properties are automatically added to their website with the ability to customize the photos, description, title & floor plans using Radar Hill’s Listing Inventory Management Online (LIMO) product.
Taddy.ca staff now have the ability to manage email addresses online as well as the other content on the website. The result of the upgrade is a more efficient and stream-lined process for managing their website. Tim Taddy is the only Victoria Real Estate Board REALTOR® to have won both the award for sales volume and sales transactions in the same year on three occasions.
The robust LIMo – Listing Inventory Management Online – is used by many successful Victoria Real Estate agents to automatically display updated and current property listings on their websites. This Friday, come learn about the features you may not know about. Continue reading