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New VREB Plugin

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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3D Aerial Video For Real Estate

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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Property Newsletter – Featured Businesses

Renting, selling, or buying property can be a complicated and strenuous endeavour, but that is why professional services such as real estate agencies, developers, and property management exist. They take the stress out of the process, and this newsletter will take the stress out of choosing whichever service you require for your property needs. With the Victoria market projected to move to a more balanced state, the time to move house or buy a piece of property could be soon. Dealing with property does not have to be difficult, so let us help you find people and companies that will help you.

If you use any of the services below, please let us know your experiences. If you want to be featured in a future newsletter, contact us to find out how.

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March 15: Google Partners Connect For Real Estate

Radar Hill is a Google Partner

In today’s digital world, the home buying process continues to evolve, affecting buyers’ path to purchase and ultimately conversion. By understanding the digital real estate landscape, brokers can get ahead by adjusting their advertising strategies to target consumers where they are spending their time.

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3D Aerial Video For Real Estate – Grab Homebuyers’ Attention

Radar Hill and CorkScrew Visuals Inc. have partnered to provide Victoria REALTORS® with a new service. Get 3D aerial videos of your real estate listings — without the hassle of hiring a drone!

A dynamic flyover of your listing and the surrounding area will be created using 3D data from Google Earth. The final product is high definition video with your branding and contact information, ready for use in your websites, emails, digital brochures and social media. Continue reading

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May: What’s Up on the Hill?

Celebrating 14 Years - Radar Hill's 14 year anniversary (with a cupcake and candle)On April 15, Radar Hill celebrated fourteen years in business. We have grown from the original three owners of Shawn, Roger, and Dan, with a small handful of clients, to eleven staff and a wide range of business and non-profit clients. We are now one of the largest and most stable website design and development companies on Vancouver Island. Thank you for your support! Here is an update on the past couple of months. In this issue:

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You are invited: An Introduction to Social Media for Real Estate

Are you in real estate or in a high-referral personal services / personal contact industry, and curious about doing social media for your business? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the flood of options but don’t know where to start? Start by joining us at this event to cover: Continue reading

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REALTOR® Website Upgrade: Sooke Homes

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

Pyramid CMS – Listings Administration

The new listings administration is very user friendly and easy to find your way around. Continue reading

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New REALTOR® Website Launched: Haden Campbell

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 Campbell

Haden Campbell

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

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New REALTOR® Website Launched: David Harvey

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 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

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New REALTOR® Website Launched: Kelly Regen

Kelly Regen - Old Website

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

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Website Upgrade: Shannon Jackson and Glenda Warren-Adams

ShannonAndGlenda.com

ShannonAndGlenda.com

Long-time Radar Hill clients Shannon Jackson and Glenda Warren-Adams wanted a sleeker, more modern redesign of their website, reflecting the new logo and official colours of their agency, DFH Real Estate. They were also eager to integrate their new social networks with their site, and to provide a more comprehensive presentation of the many useful articles and resources they provide to their clients. Their new website is a treasure trove of information for potential buyers and sellers, backed by Radar Hill’s Content Management System that allows them to easily update and add content at will.

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