A New Instant Show: Christmas Blessings

by Sarah Cooper on November 29, 2010

Just wanted to let you know there’s a new Instant Show now available!  To add it to your account, just click the Instant Shows button (located about halfway down the Main Menu page) and Import it to your account.  Feel free to replace photos and make changes to personalize your Show.  (It would look great with photos of local Christmas light displays!)

This is the Christmas Blessings Show, just one of a half dozen choices for the holidays.  Enjoy!

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Less Photos, More Drama

by Sarah Cooper on November 10, 2010

I’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about how to shorten a Show, or what to do if you don’t have quite enough photos for the length of Show that you’d like to create.  We’ve written about part of this in the past, but I thought it was worth going over again as I keep referring back to the old post over and over again.

If you’re just one photo short, I recommend using the main exterior photo of the house again as the last photo.  This kind of “sums up” what the viewer has just seen, and I really like the look of it.  (In order to use a photo more than once when creating a Show, be sure to use our old non-Java uploader which you can access through a link at the top or bottom of the Upload page.)

If you need to fill in for more than one photo though, you may want to consider using blank, black screens along with your photos.  (If you need a black jpeg, click here, then right click and save the image to your computer.)  You can then use these blank screens to add text about the property or about the specific photo that follows.  It’s an interesting technique because it creates a kind of visual pause in your Show that adds emphasis to next image.  It may not be ideal for every listing, but will certainly make your Show memorable.

Many thanks to Jeremy Hart of NRV Living Real Estate for allowing me to use his listing photos and text to create this Show.  (You can see more about this gorgeous home at 1760Eastridge.com.)

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New Labor Day Instant Show Added

by Sarah Cooper

We’ve added a new Instant Show to help you share warm wishes for a great Labor Day weekend! Click on the Instant Shows button on the Main Menu page of your account to access our Instant Show library, where you can import any of our pre-made Shows directly to your own Real Estate Shows account.  [...]

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Changes to Our MLS List

by Sarah Cooper

We recently made changes to our MLS List to streamline the basic instructions for connecting your Real Estate Shows. If your MLS used an automatic submission button to send your Show directly to your MLS, then you’ll continue to find your MLS in the dropdown MLS List. But if your MLS page previously contained information [...]

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Need Blogging Ideas? Check Our Facebook Page

by Sarah Cooper

For those of you who have blogs based on your local area (or if you’ve wanted to start one but wonder what in the world to write about), I’ve started adding little blog post ideas to our Facebook page.  Think of them as a starting point, as you may need to tweak the ideas to [...]

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Summer: Time to Grab Your Camera!

by Sarah Cooper

Ah, summer! In most areas of the country, this is when real estate action really heats up. It can be a busy time of year, but all that time spent out-and-about can help you bank up some great marketing material.  Remember, one of the main perks for buyers in using a real estate agent is [...]

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New Mother's Day Instant Show

by Sarah Cooper

We’ve created a new Instant Show for Mother’s Day. If you’d like to thank the Moms you know for all they do, please feel free to click Instant Shows on the Main Menu page of your account, then click Import to the right of the Show to add it to your account.  Once you import [...]

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Answering One of Our Most Common Tracking Report Questions

by Sarah Cooper

We’re often asked, “What does ‘Email, Bookmarks, or Referrer Data Blocked By User’ mean in my Tracking Reports?” When you see this in your Tracking Information, it means that someone clicked a link from somewhere that doesn’t report an exact link for privacy reasons, usually from within an email account. For instance, let’s say John [...]

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