New Ubertor Website for Realtor Leo Ronse of Langley, BC

By Ubertor, Website Design

We were originally called in to complete and optimize a WordPress website, but after evaluating the option of a new Ubertor website Leo jumped at the idea.

Leo Ronse is a successful Realtor in Langley and wanted a clean, easy to navigate website that would showcase the most important thing; his listings. We have allowed for up to 28 active listings to be featured on the home page.

The 3 Call to Action buttons are the three things people come to the website to see and we are seeing that 63% of visitors click on the “View My Listings” button.

Check out the huge listing photos by clicking here.

Call us at 800-568-8338 or complete the Contact Form if you would like a quote on a new Ubertor website or an upgrade to your existing website.

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Ubertor Website Makeover for Realtor David Bergman

By Website Design

David Bergman has been a long time client of Ubertor and contacted us about ideas to make his website  reflect the higher-end homes he markets in the Palo Alto, Los Altos and Mountainview areas of California.

First thing we recommended was to forward davidbergman.com to a more descriptive domain name www.yourlosaltoshillshomesandrealestate.com which would help his search engine results.

We also added the Call to Action buttons that would direct visitors to the parts of the website that they are most likely to visit. The number one reason people visit a website is to look at a Realtor’s listings so that was the first Call to Action they see.

We also added sliding banners with captions and links to important pages to make it easier for visitors to navigate through the website.

If you are interested in a new website or would like to update your current Ubertor website please call us at 800-568-8338 or complete the contact form an estimate.

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Ubertor Website Design for Realtor Jay Magnussen

By SEO, Website Design

We were contacted by Jay Magnussen, better known as “Sold By J” to optimize their existing website that was with another provider. We analyzed the architecture of the website and had to advise that there was no way we could make an impact with that platform. We recommended a new Ubertor website and outlined how we could optimize it to achieve page 1 search results organically. The ubertor platform is a magnet for search engines.

What you can’t see is the more than 300 pages we set up for all houses, condos and townhouses for sale by area in SE Calgary, SW Calgary and Okotoks. This introduces a couple of thousand addresses that are indexable by Google and people searching for a house for sale will likely end up on this website.

We also recommended forwarding www.soldbyj.com to a new domain name of www.calgaryokotokshomesforsale.com to further improve search engine results. The website has 8 Call to Action buttons and makes it easy for visitors to drill down to what they are look for. The website design is responsive and resizes for iPhones and iPads.

Please call us at 800-568-8338 if you are interested in an updated or new Ubertor website.

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New Ubertor Website Design – Julie Dempsey

By Ubertor, Website Design

Check out this incredible new Ubertor website makeover for Julie Dempsey a Calgary Realtor specializing in downtown Calgary condos. This is our third makeover for Julie in the past few years and this is the best yet. A full screen, responsive design that automatically resizes to iPads and iPhones. It is clean looking, contemporary and all about the brand Julie Dempsey.

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Writing a Slogan

By Limelight Team, Marketing Strategy

Writing a Slogan

A slogan is an advertising tag-line or phrase that advertisers create to visually expresses the importance and benefits of their product. A properly written slogan can have a positive effect in building and sustaining name recognition. A good slogan immediately identifies with the company’s product. In an overcrowded market, companies in the same industry need to set themselves apart.

Your brand is more than a logo or one-liner. It’s your customer’s first experience, your voice and your badge of honor. It helps customers to remember you and differentiate you from other businesses. People should be able to identify with the concept or theme so that its memorable.

Good slogans should be unique and comprehensible to potential customers. It has the ability to loan people’s time and attention by putting consumers at the heart of the solution. A catchy slogan is so crucial that companies spend billions on advertisements around the world to develop a marketing campaign to establish brand awareness.

There are a few basic questions you have to ask yourself when developing or critiquing your own slogan;

  • Does it answer the reader’s question about what’s in it for me?
  • Does it answer the reader’s question about how this will help me?
  • Does it solve a problem the reader might have related to your product or service?
  • Is it about the reader or about you?

Step 1 – Know your target audience

Understand various benefits your target audience is looking for and rank them in order of importance to begin developing your tagline. A good slogan must stay consistent with the brand name either obviously stated or strongly implied. It’s better to include the name of your business to it.

Step 2 – Define your target response

Reveal your purpose and benefits of the product by conveying the message in consumer language. Turn bad into good. Suggest the risk of not using the product. Create a positive feeling for the consumers.

  • What outcome do you want to create … what do you want your audience to think or say?
  • Write a list of words or phrases that communicate your idea and that also tie to your logo or a visual you’re using.
  • Look up the words in a dictionary and write down different uses of the word and cross-references to other words.
  • Use that list to generate new ideas.
  • Cut the list to your top few favorites.
  • Then “play” with the words by using tools like rhyming or alliteration.

Step 3 – Simplify… Simplify… Simplify…

Simplicity adds power. People tend to remember the simplest slogans. Some of the best taglines or slogans are still being used today, even though they were launched several years ago. Communicate your message quickly, using active verbs.

Step 4 – Rewrite… Rewrite… Rewrite…

Once you complete your initial drafts, set them aside. Come back later and review them. You’ll probably want to make changes. Keep the process going. When you’ve got it, you’ll know it!

A few quick DOs and DON’Ts to keep in mind when creating a winning tagline:

  • DO collect other company’s taglines and analyze what works and what doesn’t work.
  • DO start by developing a list of what’s unique to what you do and your way of doing it.
  • DON’T use hip or esoteric taglines. You need everyone to understand it, keep it clear and concise
  • DON’T make your tagline too general.
  • DO your own mini-market research. Ask strangers (and acquaintances) if they understand your business after seeing and hearing your tagline.
  • DO use your specific target audience in your tagline, if possible.
  • DO keep it short.
  • DO turn the phrase around. If you can’t say it without skipping a step, then rephrase it.

With that said what are some of the benefits of a good slogan?

  1. It can motivate people to buy.
  2. Describes what is special about you or your business.
  3. Adds punch to your stationery and ads.
  4. Captures people’s attention.
  5. Differentiates you from your competition.
  6. Encapsulates your business philosophy.
  7. Focuses your marketing on target markets.

What are some of the attributes of a good slogan?

  1. It should be short.
  2. It should be memorable.
  3. It should reflect your business philosophy and target markets.
  4. It should appeal to your customer’s emotions.
  5. It should have a “ring” to it.
  6. It should work when written and said out loud.
  7. It should be specific.

Here are a few examples of memorable slogans:

Ford: “Built for the Road Ahead”
IBM: “We Make IT Happen”
L’Oreal: “Because I’m Worth It”
Nike: “Just Do It”
Mazda: “Zoom Zoom”

And remember…

“Good Ideas are a dime a dozen, but implementation is priceless”. 

Slogans for Realtors

Slogans that state the obvious and do not convey attributes people look for in a Realtor
Good slogans that convey benefits, personality and differentiates
the Realtor
A Good Listener
A Name Friends Recommend
A name you can depend on
A Tradition of Sound Advice
A Realtor You Can Trust
Anyone can sell your home. I can sell it for more.
A Traditon of Trust
Buying or selling a home doesn’t have to be hard.
A Trusted Name in Real Estate
Choosing The Right Realtor DOES Make a Difference
A Trusted Name in the Business since 1996
Finding homes for families like yours
Advice you can Trust
Get Listed. Get Sold.
Always putting your best interests first!
Help Families Make The Right Move
An Uncommon Realtor
I Never Forget You Have a Choice
Bringing Home Results
Looking for a knowledeable, approachable, service oriented Real Estate Agent?
Buying or Selling, call today!
Purveyor of fine homes to fine people.
Call me for your real estate needs
Take the worry out of condo buying. Call the specialist.
Committed to Service Excellence
The strength of teamwork…The reputation for results.
Dedicated to exceptional service
Turning Your Dreams Into an Address
Exceeding Your Expectations
Your Real Estate Coach

Top 10 Social Media Tips for Small Businesses From Hootsuite

By Social Media

Social media is an important aspect of promoting your small business. In order to set up an effective marketing strategy, a basic understanding of the relationship between business and social media is needed. Hootsuite helps you expand your presence quickly. Engage frequently and share links to useful and engaging content to maximize influence.

Our friends at Hootsuite have written an ebook on the Top 10 Social Media Tips for Small Businesses:

  1. Use social media to sell your product
  2. Join Twitter
  3. Increase Twitter followers
  4. Build relationships by following back
  5. Figure out the number of tweets per day
  6. Tweet at optimal times
  7. Join LinkedIn
  8. LinkedIn company pages vs LinkedIn profiles
  9. Share engaging content on your Facebook page
  10. Post appropriate content

Setting up a Hootsuite account is part of our Social Media service. Hootsuite is a Social Media Management System. It helps you keep track and manage your all of your social network channels. It helps you to monitor what people are saying about your brand and enables you to respond instantly. You can view streams from multiple networks such as Facebook, Linkedin Twitter and Google+ and post updates or reply directly. With so many networks for businesses to manage, it’s no doubt Social Media Management tools like Hootsuite have become so popular and relied upon by many leading companies worldwide. Check out our Social Media Customization Service by clicking here.
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Top 5 Reasons to use Hootsuite to manage your Social Media

  • 1. Moniter multiple platforms in one place
  • 2. Customer service management
  • 3. Free reports by email
  • 4. Cross posting between different platforms
  • 5. Available on iPhone and Android

Social Media Customization Service from Limelight Marketing

By Social Media

Social media is here to stay and will always play a part in your overall marketing efforts. Initially pundits thought Social Media would replace some traditional mediums, but as the years have gone by it is apparent that Social Media is just another part of your overall marketing mix. How you choose to utilize it is dependent on your industry, your market and to some degree your skill set.

Just like you have experts create your websites, marketing material and advertising you need an expert to advise you on your Social Media. We have combined our years of Social Media experience and success and created a customization package for both users with no Social Media in place and seasoned veterans who recognize that having their brand consistent across all of their platforms, while balancing the nuances of the specific platforms also impacts their ROI. Our customization service includes the set-up and or branding of your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin accounts.

View a sample project for a client that had a personal Facebook page and a Linkedin account, but wanted her online presence to convey her new business venture when people searched for her name. Click here to view the project.

Facebook

  • Custom profile picture and banner image using existing branding
  • 3 Facebook posts to engage using links to site
  • Customer engagement for following post (up to a week)

Twitter

  • Custom profile picture and banner image using existing branding
  • Will follow 10 industry related users
  • 3 tweets to engage using links back to site

Google+

  • Set up Google+ Account
  • Add custom banner
  • Share 3 posts
  • Follow 10 industry related users

Linkedin

  • Profile setup for company (or person)
  • Add profile photo
  • Link to 10 industry related users

We will even set up a Hootsuite account to consolidate all of your Social Media in one place making it easy to track activity and participate in the conversation.

New Ubertor Website Design – Bernadette Dunnigan

By Ubertor, Website Design

This is a new website we designed for Bernadette Dunnigan a Realtor in North Vancouver. It uses the Ubertor Content Management System.

The website is designed to be a resource for buyers looking for home in the Edgemont Village area or by price range throughout North and West Vancouver.

The Javascript banners display featured properties and allow visitors to click to the home they are interested in or the page they came to view. There are four featured properties on the home page and convenient Call to Action buttons to guide visitors to the main pages.

If you are interested in a new or redesigned website please call us at 604-618-5512 or 800-568-8338.

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Ubertor Website Design – Hamre Real Estate Team

By Ubertor, Website Design

When Steve, Greg and Shirley Hamre contacted us about updating and redesigning their Ubertor website with a new design we were flattered. The Hamre real estate team has invested more time and effort into their website than any other client we have worked with and we were not sure how they would react to the new, clean, easy to navigate, contemporary look we were proposing.

As it turns out there was nothing to worry about. The reaction was great! We analyzed what visitors did when they came to the old website and made sure the new website accommodated their habits. The Javascript banners which display on Apple devices have captions and are clickable to take visitors to the page they want. There are 6 Call to action icons and we have featured four listings on the home page.

Video is a big part of the Hamre marketing program so we feature the most recent video on the home page.  Side menus were added on many of the pages to make it easy for visitors to click through different topics. The new website retains the RE/MAX look while still reflecting the Hamre brand.

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Spotlight on Ubertor Websites – Ubertor Blog

By Limelight Team, Ubertor

I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Blaney of Limelight Marketing last week to discuss his new company, and where he sees technology and Real Estate heading in 2014. A lot of great insight was shared between us. You can find the details of our chat below.

Who makes up the Limelight Marketing team? And what does everyone on the team do?

Limelight Marketing is a team of 3 made up of Mike Blaney, Luica Siplakova and Hanne Nielsen. We all have experience in various facets of the Real Estate industry. Mike brings a strong marketing, SEO and website influence. Hanne, the Creative Director has experience creating collateral marketing material and branding for both Realtors and small businesses. Lucia has extensive experience developing WordPress and Ubertor websites. She brings an understanding of what our clients go through day to day.

Limelight Marketing is essentially a rebranding of the services previously offered by Mike Blaney. We now have a wider degree of experience, and have added additional services. It was evident that my clients needed more help with their marketing and brand so forming a team at Limelight Marketing with different skills is the way we can expand our offerings and provide a more comprehensive solution. Our clients can depend on us as their marketing department, our goal is to bring their ideas to life in a unique and collaborative way.

What does Limelight Marketing team do?

We offer 5 core services:

Website Design and Customization
We specialize in Ubertor websites. Our relationship with Ubertor spans over 10 years. We also update and makeover existing Ubertor websites. Check out our design portfolio here.

SEO for Ubertor websites
Ranking well in major search engines can effect your business immensely. We can help optimize your website to get you to page one. All of our websites are completely optimized, and we offer Guest Blogging services to increase activity to your website.

Branding for Realtors including logos and slogans

Real Estate Marketing
We can help you develop and analyze your marketing strategy. This may include direct mail, info graphics, newspaper ads and everything in between.

Social Media Management
Are you active with social media? We offer design customization of various interfaces. The world is becoming increasingly more interwoven in ways we have yet to realize. With a commitment to digital strategy, we are your brands partner. We constantly strive to create the connections that build your brands reputation.

Why do you do what you do?

We are passionate about the latest technology and design trends. We apply these to our clients marketing strategy and are constantly improving the way we do things. We take pride in the success of our clients and revel in their success.

What is the Limelight Marketing team excited about in 2014?

We are also excited about offering complete branding packages for Realtors. Our portfolio is consistently growing and we’re excited to showcase our work in progress. From an Ubertor perspective we are excited about the new Content Management system that we recently saw demonstrated. We also understand that Ubertor will be adding responsive design and an improved search feature, both of which Ubertor users will benefit from.

Where do you see Real Estate and technology heading in the future?

Smart phones and iPads are changing how people search for homes so we now offer responsive design so our websites reformat themselves automatically to the device or computer screen.

The latest Google algorithm release has changed everything with search and I think will continue to be what defines search in the future. If you are not adapting to the changes your website is going to be left behind and your web marketing will suffer. We see a great opportunity to offer SEO services to Ubertor users that provide organic, sustainable results.

Are there any accomplishments your team is proud of and want to share with our readers?

We have changed our focus from creating attractive websites to creating attractive websites that are marketing tools. We pride ourselves in website design that increases visits, increase visitors time on the site, websites that build trust and then we make it easy to contact the Realtor. Our greatest accomplishment is getting our client’s phones to ring. For example we recently updated and optimized an Ubertor website and our client told us she had received 5 phone calls from her new website in the first month. This is more than she had received in the past few years combined.

Our portfolio of website designs is always changing as client’s challenge us to make their website stand out, but the latest generation is our new signature; clean, easy to navigate, easy for visitors to find listings and highly optimized for search engines. While we are partial to all of our designs the three that stand out as signature websites are luxuryincalgary.com, kristenmeyer.com and stubell.com.

Who is your ideal client?

A Realtor that needs a website, would like new branding or to improve their search engine rankings. 95% of our business comes from Realtors from around North America. Our primary business is creating new websites using the Ubertor platform, but we also update and revamp existing Ubertor websites. In the past 12 months we have become the leading search engine optimization service for Ubertor websites and have made a real impact on dozens of client’s search results. Ubertor is the best platform for search engine results and we hope to help many more users in the coming year.

Check out the Ubertor websites blog feature here