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How the Leaders in Vacation Rental Management Showcase Properties

Over the past year, we had the opportunity to work with some vacation rentals in enhancing their property listings with our visual solutions.

A Deeper Look at the HomeAway's Recent Changes

So HomeAway has finally decided to pull the switch. They have taken all the necessary measures to maintain complete control of transactions through their platform. Moving forward, one must enroll in online bookings to list with Homeaway. Communication with prospective guests must take place on the Homeaway platform. Transactions will be monitored and any external phone numbers and emails will be unilaterally removed on both ends until the transaction is finalized. Finally, responsiveness to inquiries will directly affect search rankings.

Benefits of a Virtual Tour for Real Estate listings in a Rental Market

 

Marketing New Construction with Architectural Renderings: A Case Study

Relationships between real estate professionals and developers can get complicated. Sure, both can highly benefit the other; developers offer potential volume and reoccurring transactions to an agent; a good agent can help a developer free up capital through advanced sales. But like any relationship, communication is key. Having a clear understanding of the marketing plan on both ends will help things run smoother.  

Guest Post: America's Scariest Hiking Trails (Interactive Map)

 

Interactive Rendering Image Maps for Architects, Developers, and Real Estate Agents

 

Building a new development, be it for commerical, residental, or mixed use purposes there are many challenges along the way. Showing the plans to investors and potential buyers can present itself to be a challenge. However with high quailty renderings bringing in capital is easier than ever. The photorealistic renderings created from elevation and blueprint plans can truly help the client envision the end result.

How a Real Estate Marketing Website Saves Time and Creates Money

As a new real estate agent, is it really necessary to have your own website? There are dozens of listing sites that are already available to people, so why should you put the effort into a personal site?

OrbiRental + CartoBlue Vacation Rental Maps

OrbiRentals recent integration with CartoBlue’s interactive suite allows clients to showcase their rental portfolio with interactive map search tools. Vacation Rental Maps allow potential guests to pinpoint all the available accommodations with an area’s attractions.

3 Features of the Best Realtor Websites

It's well known that having a great website can be a key ingredient to being a successful real estate agent. After all, a good website will passively generate leads without door-knocking, cold calling, or sending out a ton of mailers. Show me an agent that isn't focused on lead generation. 

Trends in web development seem to be always changing, but looking at the some of the best Realtor websites, there are some common themes to note. Of course, real estate marketing strategies differ from Realtor to Realtor. It's important to make sure your website has the flexibility to align with your business model.  

Interactive Map of 13 Haunted Hotels in America

In honor of America's favorite fall holiday, we over at CartoBlue decided to create an interactive map of 13 of some of the most haunted hotels across the US.