June 9, 2011

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Google Challenging rightmove.co.uk?

The Internet is currently abuzz with the news that Google Maps has launched its property search in the UK - a similar service to that already offered to property hunters in Australia and New Zealand.

Twitter for Real Estate: New Tool Tracks Questions


In our Top 10 Tips for Real Estate Agents Using Twitter, we touched on the importance of those extra Twitter-related applications that keep popping up. Replyz is one such offering, and it looks like it could take the hassle out of finding and connecting with potential clients.

Greenlight Reveals UK Visibility Shares


UK consulting firm Greenlight recently released a report that reveals the most visible property websites and advertisers in a Google search.

NAR Finds Agents Quickly Going Social

US real estate agents are leaning heavily on email and many are taking up the social media challenge, according to the National Association of Realtors’ latest survey.

realbird.com Toolbar Keeps Agents on Top

Once property seekers leave your website and start looking on places like realtor.com and zillow.com, it becomes more difficult to ensure you stay top-of-mind.

New Options for UK, Aussie Agents


There’s a lot you can do on your own for your website, but for UK agents still looking for an out-of-the-box solution, UltraIT could be worth checking out.

Baker Shares CAV Business Strategy


Those interested in finding out more about Classified Ad Ventures - the online classifieds company founded by propertyadguru.com owner Simon Baker - can gain an insight from today’s article in The Australian.

In the article, Baker discusses everything from his time as CEO of realestate.com.au to the creation of nestoria.com.au, the state of online businesses in Australia, and what he has learned from early mistakes.

Business Listings now in Street View


In another upgrade aimed at local business owners, Google has now added information about local businesses to Street View.

Webby Nominees Want Your Votes

The annual Webby Awards are on again and this year’s real estate nominees are hungry for your votes to land them the coveted People’s Voice award.

Big Changes Underway at Facebook

At f8, Facebook’s conference for developers and entrepreneurs held yesterday, founder Mark Zuckerburg had plenty to reveal about the future of his social network, which is about to hit 500 million visitors per month.