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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Delta Media Group launches new Progressive Urban Real Estate website

Delta Media Group just launched a new real estate website and lead management system for Progressive Urban Real Estate.

Progressive Urban was founded in 1986, and has since specialized in urban properties in Cleveland and surrounding suburbs.

Progressive Urban's new real estate company website features a custom real estate website design, real estate agent websites, Atlas Search property search map, a robust real estate lead management system, and a lot more.

Check out www.progressiveurban.com to see Progressive Urban Real Estate's new Web system, or contact Delta Media Group for more info on how to improve your online profits.

Delta Media Group launches new Progressive Urban Real Estate website

Delta Media Group just launched a new real estate website and lead management system for Progressive Urban Real Estate.

Progressive Urban was founded in 1986, and has since specialized in urban properties in Cleveland and surrounding suburbs.

Progressive Urban's new real estate company website features a custom real estate website design, real estate agent websites, Atlas Search property search map, a robust real estate lead management system, and a lot more.

Check out www.progressiveurban.com to see Progressive Urban Real Estate's new Web system, or contact Delta Media Group for more info on how to improve your online profits.

Delta Media Group releases new photo title functionality

A routine fix has led to new real estate website functionality for our customers.

While addressing a bug in the photo system, Delta Media Group programmers realized it would be convenient for agents and admins if they could save original photo titles when replacing photos.

Now, when an agent or admin replaces a listing photo on a real estate website, he has the option to keep the existing photo comments or remove them.

Delta Media Group's real estate website and lead management system accepts up to 99 photos and 255 characters of text per photo, allowing agents to narrate a photo walk-through of a listing. Since agents often replace listing photos with high def images, the option to save the photo title saves agents the time of having to rewrite their listing photo descriptions.

The new programming automatically saves photo titles when a photo is replaced, unless an agent or admin clicks the box to clear the photo title.

Agents and admins using Delta Media Group's real estate Web systems are encouraged to add extra listing photos and descriptions. Many MLS's place limits on the number of photos permitted per listing. Since buyers often browse several real estate websites before making a purchase, having more listing photos than the competition can help capture these buyers.

In addition, photo titles provide unique listing content - a key to building successful long tail search engine optimization. Listing content is typically replicated on all real estate company websites and real estate agent websites that are subscribed to a particular data feed. But the ability to provide photo titles gives brokerages several areas from which to create unique content, which search engines love.

Interested in more info about real estate search engine optimization? Contact Delta Media Group for details on our new Real Estate SEO platform.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Delta Media Group releases 'Post-to-Craigslist' updates

As promised, Delta Media Group released new functionality today to its 'Post-to-Craigslist' system.

The Craigslist system now displays the number of days since a listing was posted to Craigslist for each respective listing. The 'CraigsList.org' column of the 'Listings' page has the link from which agents can generate a Craigslist ad, and displays parentheses noting whether an ad has been generated and, if so, how long ago.

The new programming allows real estate agents and admins to monitor when they need to re-post listings to Craigslist based on the expiration date for the agent or admin's respective area.

Each Craigslist region can have different posting regulations. Some only hold a post for seven days, while others may be posted for 30 days or more. The posting date monitor gives brokers and agents working between multiple markets an easy way to track when they posted their listings, and better gauge when they should re-post.

Delta Media Group released its 'Post-to-Craigslist' system two months ago, easily allowing brokers and agents using Delta Media Group's real estate website and lead management systems to post listings to Craigslist. The tool has been a tremendous boost for real estate brokers and agents, with several reporting significant traffic increases generated from Craigslist.

For more information how to improve your online profits, contact Delta Media Group.

Real Estate News: Home prices increase, first time in three years

CNNMoney.com reported this morning that home prices are up for the first time in three years. Check out CNNMoney.com's story here.

The May report, which was released this morning, uses the index of 20 major cities. Thirteen of those showed gains, with Cleveland leading the way with a 4.1 percent increase in home prices. Delta Media Group real estate website customers that serve the Cleveland market include:


CNN's report comes on the back of several recent stories of positive news for the housing market, including:


Delta Media Group's real estate website, lead management systems and Real Estate Search Engine Optimization services can help your real estate company capitalize on the recovering housing market. Contact Delta Media Group for more information.

Real Estate News: Home prices increase, first time in three years

CNNMoney.com reported this morning that home prices are up for the first time in three years. Check out CNNMoney.com's story here.

The May report, which was released this morning, uses the index of 20 major cities. Thirteen of those showed gains, with Cleveland leading the way with a 4.1 percent increase in home prices. Delta Media Group real estate website customers that serve the Cleveland market include:


CNN's report comes on the back of several recent stories of positive news for the housing market, including:


Delta Media Group's real estate website, lead management systems and Real Estate Search Engine Optimization services can help your real estate company capitalize on the recovering housing market. Contact Delta Media Group for more information.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Real Estate News: New-home sales increase at fastest rate in 8 years

Last week we shared some positive news for the real estate market, as existing-home sales increased in June, housing inventory declined and there are more buyers looking to purchase homes.

Today, we received even more good news for the housing market, as new-home sales increased at the fastest rate in more than eight years. Check out the AP's story on June's 11 percent new-home sales increase.

As result of the new-home sales increase, the inventory of new homes is decreasing, in what could lead to a rebound in home prices. The inventory of new homes has decreased for three consecutive months, to 8.8 months of inventory at the end of June. While economists consider six months of inventory to be healthy, the 8.8-month rate is down from a 12.4 month inventory in January.

Inman News has more information on the current new-home inventory.

Looking to take advantage of growing interest and sales of new and existing homes? Contact Delta Media Group for information on how to make your real estate website and lead management system more profitable to your business.

Real Estate News: New-home sales increase at fastest rate in 8 years

Last week we shared some positive news for the real estate market, as existing-home sales increased in June, housing inventory declined and there are more buyers looking to purchase homes.

Today, we received even more good news for the housing market, as new-home sales increased at the fastest rate in more than eight years. Check out the AP's story on June's 11 percent new-home sales increase.

As result of the new-home sales increase, the inventory of new homes is decreasing, in what could lead to a rebound in home prices. The inventory of new homes has decreased for three consecutive months, to 8.8 months of inventory at the end of June. While economists consider six months of inventory to be healthy, the 8.8-month rate is down from a 12.4 month inventory in January.

Inman News has more information on the current new-home inventory.

Looking to take advantage of growing interest and sales of new and existing homes? Contact Delta Media Group for information on how to make your real estate website and lead management system more profitable to your business.

Updates to Craigslist system to be released tomorrow

Delta Media Group will release new functionality to our 'Post-to-Craigslist' system tomorrow.

Make sure to check back to Delta Media Group's blog for more information on Craigslist system updates, or check out a few of Delta Media Group's previous Craigslist system updates:


Contact Delta Media Group
for more information on posting listings to Craigslist, or our real estate website and lead management systems and search engine optimization services.

Friday, July 24, 2009

More positve housing news: Existing-home sales increase, housing inventory declines

In more positive news for the housing market, existing-home sales increased in June, total housing inventory declined and there are more buyers looking at homes.

June marked the third consecutive month of an increase in existing-home sales. The increase bumped the 2009 seasonally adjusted annual rate up to 4.89 million units - a number still below the 5 million unit benchmark some analysts are hoping for, but above the 4.72 million unit revision in May.

The total number of homes available decreased 0.7 percent, in a move that could lead to recovering home prices. There were 3.82 million existing homes available for sale at the end of June, representing a 9.4-month supply if the current sales pace holds.

A RISMedia article on the home sales increase noted:

"'This is another hopeful sign-if we can keep the volume of sales above the level of new inventory, prices could stabilize in many areas around the end of the year,' [Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist] said.

"A NAR practitioner survey in June showed first-time buyers accounted for 29% of transactions, unchanged from May, and that the number of buyers looking at homes is up nearly 12 percentage points from June 2008."

The increase of interested buyers could lead to even more positive news for the housing market if those buyers begin making offers and purchases.

The majority of those, and all buyers, are beginning their property searches online. If you're having difficulty getting visitors to your real estate website and capturing those visitors who do visit your site, we may be able to help. Contact Delta Media Group for more information on our real estate website, lead management and search engine optimization services.

More positve housing news: Existing-home sales increase, housing inventory declines

In more positive news for the housing market, existing-home sales increased in June, total housing inventory declined and there are more buyers looking at homes.

June marked the third consecutive month of an increase in existing-home sales. The increase bumped the 2009 seasonally adjusted annual rate up to 4.89 million units - a number still below the 5 million unit benchmark some analysts are hoping for, but above the 4.72 million unit revision in May.

The total number of homes available decreased 0.7 percent, in a move that could lead to recovering home prices. There were 3.82 million existing homes available for sale at the end of June, representing a 9.4-month supply if the current sales pace holds.

A RISMedia article on the home sales increase noted:

"'This is another hopeful sign-if we can keep the volume of sales above the level of new inventory, prices could stabilize in many areas around the end of the year,' [Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist] said.

"A NAR practitioner survey in June showed first-time buyers accounted for 29% of transactions, unchanged from May, and that the number of buyers looking at homes is up nearly 12 percentage points from June 2008."

The increase of interested buyers could lead to even more positive news for the housing market if those buyers begin making offers and purchases.

The majority of those, and all buyers, are beginning their property searches online. If you're having difficulty getting visitors to your real estate website and capturing those visitors who do visit your site, we may be able to help. Contact Delta Media Group for more information on our real estate website, lead management and search engine optimization services.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Delta Media Group launches new Prudential Homesale real estate website

Delta Media Group launched the new real estate website and lead management system for Prudential Homesale Services Group Friday.

Prudential Homesale has over 1,200 real estate agents between Harrisburg, PA, Lancaster, PA, and other surrounding real estate markets in southeast Pennsylvania.

Delta Media Group will release more information this week on the new Prudential Homesale real estate website, which can be found online at www.prudentialhomesale.com. Check back to Delta Media Group's News blog for more information.

Delta Media Group launches new Prudential Homesale real estate website

Delta Media Group launched the new real estate website and lead management system for Prudential Homesale Services Group Friday.

Prudential Homesale has over 1,200 real estate agents between Harrisburg, PA, Lancaster, PA, and other surrounding real estate markets in southeast Pennsylvania.

Delta Media Group will release more information this week on the new Prudential Homesale real estate website, which can be found online at www.prudentialhomesale.com. Check back to Delta Media Group's News blog for more information.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

CNNMoney.com releases 'America's Best Places to Live,' other real estate lists

CNNMoney.com has been busy evaluating the housing market. The investment arm of the CNN news company recently released its list of "America's Best Places to Live" and a list of the 25 best places for affordable homes.

Louisville, Colorado was ranked the top place to live on the "America's Best Places to Live" top 100 list. Louisville is located 20 miles to the northwest of Denver, and about 10 miles southeast of Boulder, Colorado. Delta Media Group real estate website customers that serve the Louisville market include:


Texas, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Ohio each had six towns on the "America's Best Places to Live" list, leading all other states. Washington, Wisconsin and Michigan each had five.

Topping the list of affordable homes is Duncanville, Texas, with a median home price of $99,648. Duncanville is located directly southwest of downtown Dallas. Delta Media Group real estate website customers that serve the Duncanville market include:


Delta Media Group
has customers serving nearly all towns on the "Where homes are most affordable" list. Visit PropertyPursuit.com to search listings nationally, or contact Delta Media Group for more information on how to market your listings nationally with our real estate website and lead management systems.

CNNMoney.com releases 'America's Best Places to Live,' other real estate lists

CNNMoney.com has been busy evaluating the housing market. The investment arm of the CNN news company recently released its list of "America's Best Places to Live" and a list of the 25 best places for affordable homes.

Louisville, Colorado was ranked the top place to live on the "America's Best Places to Live" top 100 list. Louisville is located 20 miles to the northwest of Denver, and about 10 miles southeast of Boulder, Colorado. Delta Media Group real estate website customers that serve the Louisville market include:


Texas, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Ohio each had six towns on the "America's Best Places to Live" list, leading all other states. Washington, Wisconsin and Michigan each had five.

Topping the list of affordable homes is Duncanville, Texas, with a median home price of $99,648. Duncanville is located directly southwest of downtown Dallas. Delta Media Group real estate website customers that serve the Duncanville market include:


Delta Media Group
has customers serving nearly all towns on the "Where homes are most affordable" list. Visit PropertyPursuit.com to search listings nationally, or contact Delta Media Group for more information on how to market your listings nationally with our real estate website and lead management systems.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Delta Media Group adds website tracking to Lead Management system

Delta Media Group programmers have added new functionality to the 'Leads & Contacts' page of the lead management system on the DeltaNet.

The 'Request Source' category of the 'New Leads' and 'Processed Leads & Contacts' pages of the DeltaNet has long shown agents and admins if leads came from their website or another source - like a sign call, office visit, or magazine ad call - if the lead was manually entered into the lead management system.

Now, the 'Request Source' category will display specifically what kind of website the lead came from, whether the real estate company website or a real estate agent website.

The new 'Request Source' lead tracking functionality makes it easy for real estate agents to see if they are generating website leads themselves or the company is driving leads to their sites, and gives company admins the ability to follow how many leads the real estate company website is producing for agents.

Delta Media Group's real estate websites are integrated so real estate company website leads can automatically distribute to real estate agents, who receive instant notification of the lead via E-mail and text message (depending on the system the agent is using), and can quickly follow up with the customer about his or her specific request. 'Request Source' lead tracking can help agents and companies better understand their lead types for follow-up and strategic marketing initiatives.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

More on the new H. Pearce Real Estate website

As noted yesterday in Delta Media Group's News blog, we just set live the new real estate website and lead management system of H. Pearce Real Estate, a Connecticut-based real estate brokerage.

H. Pearce has six offices and over 100 real estate agents. Its new real estate website features a custom website design, IDX property search, Atlas Search interactive map, real estate agent websites, Delta Media Group's renowned real estate lead management system, a link to H. Pearce's real estate blog, and more.

H. Pearce is a prominent real estate brokerage in New Haven, Connecticut, and a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™. Delta Media Group is a preferred vendor Associate of Leading Real Estate Solutions™, and builds the real estate website and lead management systems of several LeadingRE brokerages.

Contact Delta Media Group for more information on its real estate technology systems.

More on the new H. Pearce Real Estate website

As noted yesterday in Delta Media Group's News blog, we just set live the new real estate website and lead management system of H. Pearce Real Estate, a Connecticut-based real estate brokerage.

H. Pearce has six offices and over 100 real estate agents. Its new real estate website features a custom website design, IDX property search, Atlas Search interactive map, real estate agent websites, Delta Media Group's renowned real estate lead management system, a link to H. Pearce's real estate blog, and more.

H. Pearce is a prominent real estate brokerage in New Haven, Connecticut, and a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™. Delta Media Group is a preferred vendor Associate of Leading Real Estate Solutions™, and builds the real estate website and lead management systems of several LeadingRE brokerages.

Contact Delta Media Group for more information on its real estate technology systems.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Just Released: New programming on the Open House V3 system

Delta Media Group launched the Open House V3 system for all real estate company websites today, and added a few updates to the system.

Real estate companies now have the ability to customize the message displayed when no open houses are found. The 'No Opens Verbiage' feature is located on the bottom of the 'Open House Preferences' tab on the DeltaNet Real Estate lead management system.

Located just above the 'No Open Verbiage' section is the 'Hide Filters' field, where real estate companies can now disable certain filter feeds on the public open house search form, including the 'zip code', 'neighborhood,' 'subdivision' and 'school district' fields.

When adjusting these fields on the DeltaNet, the adjustments will default to all open house forms.

Contact Delta Media Group for more information on the Open House V3 system and new programming, or for details on Delta Media Group's real estate website and lead management systems.

Open House V3 now live for all real estate company websites

Delta Media Group has launched its new Open Houses Version 3 system for all real estate company websites.

Previously, the V3 system had been turned on for a majority of real estate company websites, but as of 12pm Eastern, it has been launched for all.

The new Open House system allows Delta Media Group to continue to make updates and advancements with the Open House system. If your real estate website previously did not use the new Open House system, click here for more info on how it works, or read more info on the history of the Open House systems here.

Delta Media Group has also releases some new updates with the Open House V3 system. Check back to Delta Media Group's blog for further details.

Delta Media Group launches H. Pearce Real Estate website

Delta Media Group just launched the new real estate website and lead management system for H. Pearce Real Estate, found online at www.hpearce.com.

Delta Media Group's Jonathan Blood is in New Haven, Connecticut this week training H. Pearce's real estate agents on how to use their new Web system.

H. Pearce is one of several new real estate websites Delta Media Group has recently launched, and one of many more websites that will soon go live. Check back to Delta Media Group's News blog for more details.

Delta Media Group launches H. Pearce Real Estate website

Delta Media Group just launched the new real estate website and lead management system for H. Pearce Real Estate, found online at www.hpearce.com.

Delta Media Group's Jonathan Blood is in New Haven, Connecticut this week training H. Pearce's real estate agents on how to use their new Web system.

H. Pearce is one of several new real estate websites Delta Media Group has recently launched, and one of many more websites that will soon go live. Check back to Delta Media Group's News blog for more details.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New real estate website design for Community First Real Estate

Delta Media Group recently launched a new real estate website design for Community First Real Estate, a Poland, Ohio real estate brokerage.

Community First Real Estate's new real estate website, online at www.theoneaddress.com, features a new lay-out with Quick Property Search, rotating images highlighting the real estate services Community First offers, and a list of links across the bottom of the Web page that lead to Community First's many real estate services.

Community First serves Mahoning County, Columbiana County and Trumbell County, Ohio, an area that includes homes in Austintown, homes in Canfield, homes in Poland, homes in Boardman, homes in North Lima, and more.

Community First's new site offers Delta Media Group's Atlas Search interactive map, real estate agent websites, and Real Estate Lead Management system, among others.

Learn more about Delta Media Group's renowned real estate websites and lead management systems.

New real estate website design for Community First Real Estate

Delta Media Group recently launched a new real estate website design for Community First Real Estate, a Poland, Ohio real estate brokerage.

Community First Real Estate's new real estate website, online at www.theoneaddress.com, features a new lay-out with Quick Property Search, rotating images highlighting the real estate services Community First offers, and a list of links across the bottom of the Web page that lead to Community First's many real estate services.

Community First serves Mahoning County, Columbiana County and Trumbell County, Ohio, an area that includes homes in Austintown, homes in Canfield, homes in Poland, homes in Boardman, homes in North Lima, and more.

Community First's new site offers Delta Media Group's Atlas Search interactive map, real estate agent websites, and Real Estate Lead Management system, among others.

Learn more about Delta Media Group's renowned real estate websites and lead management systems.