Get a New TurnKey 2.0 Website for Real Estate

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Busy real estate agents have no time to build a website or babysit that site once it is up and running. Get your site working for you 24/7/365 while you spend your valuable time doing what you do best…selling real estate. Agent Evolution knows what you need to run a real estate business without all the unnecessary technical battles. With that in mind, we’ve created the next stage in real estate website packages – TurnKey 2.0.

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Sign up now for a new TurnKey website and see the following benefits:

A simplified dashboard

WordPress is great. It powers a large part of the Internet for everything from financial websites to summer camps. One reason that we’ve chosen to build on WordPress is because of the inherit open nature of the framework. But when it comes to bringing your real estate website to the light of day, you don’t need to see all the options that a designer might need for a waffle house or pet salon. We simplified your workflow by taking the WordPress dashboard and redesigning it for real estate needs. Everything you need to manage your site on a day to day basis is front and center when you sign in. Log in and immediately get to work without all the clutter.

Easy drag and drop page creation

drag n dropMake your site unique without hours of work or hiring a full time designer. With the new TK designer, build pages with drag and drop simplicity. Add widgets or forms placed exactly as you’d like without guesswork or confusion.

Managed hosting with hands off updates

Having a site with outdated plugins and themes is not only a hassle, but it can be dangerous. Security updates not applied can cripple a website. Now you don’t have to worry about which plugins to update and whether or not these will work with your existing site features. Agent Evolution will take care of the hosting and regular updates necessary to keep your site current, up-to-date, and safe.

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When it comes right down to it, a beautiful website does little good if it doesn’t bring results. Show your potential buyers the information that they need to make an informed decision and choose the perfect property. IDX Broker takes care of updating this information on a regular basis so that you don’t have to constantly add new properties to your site manually.

 

Take your business to the next stage now at AgentEvolution.com.

The Latest WordPress 4.6 Update and How to Get it

WordPress 4.6 Update

There is a reason that WordPress powers so much of the Internet. They are never content with the status quo. The WordPress 4.6 update has arrived and with it there are many improvements, and a couple of things to look out for. Read up on what to expect and watch a tutorial from our technical support on how to get the latest updates for both WordPress and Equity.

There are many under the hood updates for the latest iteration of WordPress, but here are a couple of important updates to look at.

System Fonts

Instead of loading up extra font files and slowing down your experience, WordPress will now work with your native system fonts. This may make your dashboard look a little different depending on the operating system that you are working on, but the over all speed increase will be beneficial.

Link Validation

Say goodbye to broken links due to simple typos. In visual mode, WordPress will now automatically check to see if your added links are valid. If it cannot validate a link, the text on hover will turn red, instead of the traditional blue.

These and the other improvements made by WordPress are great, but you will need to update Equity to enjoy these updates. Here is a quick tutorial from Allen that walks you through the upgrade process.

 

Meet the Best Real Estate Technology Experts at Xplode St Petersburg

Want the latest real estate technology news? Looking for practical tips to make your life easier while taking your sales to the next level? If you said yes, join us in St Petersburg, Florida for the upcoming Xplode conference.

The home of the Dali Museum will host the latest in real estate technology. The combined knowledge of the speakers on tap for the conference is surreal. Take time to come out and mingle with your peers in St Petersburg. Bryson Womack is representing Agent Evolution as he brings his knowledge and experience to the Xplode show.

Meet Bryson

You may have already met Bryson, Director of Sales for the IDX companies. He’s a familiar face at real estate conferences around the country. If you haven’t already, come by and introduce yourself.

Bryson has a passion for sharing information about the latest technology in the industry to help you to grow your business. Relationships matter, so start building one with the premiere name in real estate web technology.

About Xplode

The Xplode conference series brings real estate professionals together for a full day of presentations, tips, and learning from industry professionals. Xplode is all about getting the latest information in real estate tech without the sales pitch – and no bull.

Gain in-depth knowledge about the state of technology in your industry, and how to push your business to the next level.

Join us at the Xplode show in St Petersburg on June 27th, 9am – 4pm.

Get Expert Technology Tips at Xplode Fort Walton Beach

Want the latest real estate technology news? Looking for practical tips to make your life easier while taking your sales to the next level? If you said yes, join us in Ft Walton Beach for the upcoming Xplode conference.

Agent Evolution will be travelling from Eugene, OR, The Emerald City, to the jewel of the Emerald Coast. Come and join fellow real estate professionals to learn tricks of the trade to see more green. Bryson Womack is representing Agent Evolution as he brings his knowledge and experience to the Xplode show.

Meet Bryson

You may have already met Bryson, Director of Sales for the IDX companies. He’s a familiar face at real estate conferences around the country. If you haven’t already, come by and introduce yourself.

Bryson has a passion for sharing information about the latest technology in the industry to help you to grow your business. Relationships matter, so start building one with the premiere name in real estate web technology.

About Xplode

The Xplode conference series brings real estate professionals together for a full day of presentations, tips, and learning from industry professionals. Xplode is all about getting the latest information in real estate tech without the sales pitch – and no bull.

Gain in-depth knowledge about the state of technology in your industry, and how to push your business to the next level.

Join us at the Xplode show in Ft Walton Beach on June 6th, 8am – 4pm.

Get Technology Tips from Experts at Xplode Dallas

Want the latest real estate technology news? Looking for practical tips to make your life easier while taking your sales to the next level? If you said yes, join us in Dallas for the upcoming Xplode conference.

Meet Luke

Luke Walsh is representing Agent Evolution as he brings his knowledge and experience to the Xplode show.

You may have already met Luke, General Manager for the IDX companies. He tries to get out of the office when he can and meet all the folks in the industry. If you haven’t already, come by and introduce yourself.

Bryson has been in the technology for a long time and is excited to meet people in the industry with which to swap tips. Relationships matter, so start building one with the premiere name in real estate web technology.

About Xplode

The Xplode conference series brings real estate professionals together for a full day of presentations, tips, and learning from industry professionals. Xplode is all about getting the latest information in real estate tech without the sales pitch – and no bull.

Gain in-depth knowledge about the state of technology in your industry, and how to push your business to the next level.

Join us at the Xplode show in Dallas on May 23rd, 8am – 4pm.

Get Technology Tips from Experts at Xplode Houston

Want the latest real estate technology news? Looking for practical tips to make your life easier while taking your sales to the next level? If you said yes, join us in Houston for the upcoming Xplode conference.

The home of the space center will host the latest in real estate technology. Houston, if you have a problem, ask the experts at Xplode. Bryson Womack is representing Agent Evolution as he brings his knowledge and experience to the Xplode show.

Meet Bryson

You may have already met Bryson, Director of Sales for the IDX companies. He’s a familiar face at real estate conferences around the country. If you haven’t already, come by and introduce yourself.

Bryson has a passion for sharing information about the latest technology in the industry to help you to grow your business. Relationships matter, so start building one with the premiere name in real estate web technology.

About Xplode

The Xplode conference series brings real estate professionals together for a full day of presentations, tips, and learning from industry professionals. Xplode is all about getting the latest information in real estate tech without the sales pitch – and no bull.

Gain in-depth knowledge about the state of technology in your industry, and how to push your business to the next level.

Join us at the Xplode show in Houston on May 19th, 8:45am – 4pm.

Meet Agent Evolution’s Hand-Picked WordPress Team

WordPress is the most popular CMS on the Internet. Given that fact, we decided to give it even more of our attention. Our parent company, IDX, LLC, has now formed a fully dedicated WordPress team. This collaboration between IDX and Agent Evolution has created a team tasked with making sure you ‘re getting the most out of your real estate website and plugins within the WordPress environment.

The Agent Evolution WordPress team is comprised of five people, each experts in their field. These are people who give a well rounded take on all features and integrations we make with WordPress. We have experts in programming, UI/UX, QA, and Support. We’re very proud in what this team has done right out of the gate, and we’re looking forward to what they have in store for our future. Getting to know them a little better will get you excited, too.

First off, there’s Dave. He’s an experienced WordPress developer and the primary developer for Agent Evolution. He recently moved up to Eugene to work moreIDX-Broker-1163 closely with the rest of the team. If you love the Equity framework or the Agent Evolution themes, he’s the guy you want to thank. Having Dave’s breadth of WordPress knowledge is invaluable.

IDX-Broker-1047Daniel is our youngest team member and he’s full of energy and ideas to put into the project. He started working at IDX as a front line technical support technician, so he understands the product inside and out. He’s got a vision for the future of IDX integration with WordPress. Daniel is most excited about the speed of development now possible with the formation of the core team. Previously we were limited on speed, but like multi-staged rockets, this larger team allows for increased acceleration.IDX-Headshots-1005

With a keen eye for detail, Alicia, /Ah-lee-Sea-ah/, joins the team as the QA (quality assurance) expert. She ensures that we don’t push features prematurely, and that everything works as expected. She’s goal-driven and is a force for progress and precision. Alicia puts processes into place that promote working smarter, not harder. She may not look mean, but as far as software bugs are concerned, she’s a QA Monster.

IDX-Broker-1043Allen provides full time support for Agent Evolution. You may recognize him as the man behind the support chat. You’ve heard him in our webinars. Allen loves problem solving and strives to provide the best experience possible for all our clients. Here’s what Allen has to say about his role in the WordPress team.

I actively monitor and update our TurnKey complete client websites while I keep an eye on the feature requests that come in through GitHub and WordPress.org to bring the features that our users want the most. I am really excited to bring more community involvement into our plugin. GitHub WordPress.org IDX-Headshots-3008

Chris has his hands in a lot of pies, but that just means that he is the upper crust with the experience and knowledge to get things done right. He is the in-house UI/UX expert. Chris comes at our WordPress integration from a user perspective. He’s always advocating for ease-of-use for end users. He makes sure that when we implement new features, they’re features you can actually use.

This new team helps us move forward much faster. You’re seeing the results in more frequent product updates, and newly released features clients want, when they want them. Alicia, the “QA Monster”, sums it up like this –

I am excited about all of the wonderful features we were able to implement in such a short amount of time, and can’t wait to see where we go from here – onwards and upwards, consistently resetting the bar for higher standards of excellence across our WP suite of plugins.

Must See Makes The List

When one of the most prominent WordPress blogs, WPBeginner.com, listed the 21 Best Real Estate Themes for WordPress something beautiful happened. Our Must See theme was on the list.

As our top selling theme, we knew that Must See was a favorite among real estate agents and brokers. But to have a blog that we read everyday recognize it was something very special.

We were left with one burning question, though. Did you see our 5 other themes, WPBeginner.com? Surely, Prime Location, Open Floor Plan, Picture Perfect, Curb Appeal, and Move-in Ready deserve a place on your list.

Oh well, you obviously didn’t want to show favoritism toward any one theme company. We understand.

Why Did We Choose WP Engine For TurnKey Complete?

When creating our TurnKey Complete website package, hosting was a major concern. We knew that a fast, reliable hosting solution was crucial to it’s success.

While we could have gone a number of directions, we wanted the best in the business. We wanted a managed WordPress hosting platform that provided quality service, plus tools that made website ownership simple. In our minds, there was only one choice, WP Engine.

WP Engine has become synonymous with managed WordPress hosting. It was the first company to provide this unique type of web hosting at any sort of grand scale, and they continue to be the best.

Here is why WP Engine was our first and only choice as a hosting partner for TurnKey Complete websites:

Performance

WP Engine is up to 4 times faster than the competition and also has a wide array of developer tools that can drastically shorten development cycles and make updates and backups easy. Built on their EverCache architecture, and utilizing multiple data centers with clustered and dedicated environments, WP Engine is able to deliver fast, reliable, and scalable sites. To ensure that your site is running the most current version of WordPress, WP Engine automatically upgrades your installs whenever minor patches are released. When a major update is released, they thoroughly test it before recommending that their customers upgrade.

Security

WP Engine provides a highly-secure WordPress experience to every customer. From physical security at the data-center to protection against sophisticated exploits and customer separation at the kernel level. WP Engine blocks millions of attacks each day like DDoS and brute force attacks, but thousands of rule sets specifically tuned for WordPress identify and prevent attacks before they happen. WP Engine identifies vulnerable plugins and keeps them from being installed on their managed sites, and of course, they also block IP addresses identified as belonging to spammers or hackers. After all that if you still get hacked, WP Engine will fix it for free.

Reliability

Breathe easy. Your data and customer experiences are preserved with “snapshot” backup and disaster recovery solutions. If you’ve ever hesitated to change your site out of fear of making a costly mistake, you’ll love snapshot backups. A snapshot is a backup of your WordPress site that takes only seconds to create, so you can easily backup your site before you make any change. Your snapshots can also act as restore points if you want to undo an action.

WP Engine is the most stable, secure, and lightning fast managed hosting platform on the internet that helps your site thrive amid high-traffic demands, suddenly changing markets, and unforeseen conditions.

We are proud to say that all TurnKey Complete websites are hosted on WP Engine.