NEW! Home Affordability Report

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We are excited to launch our NEW Home Affordability Report feature!

This new standard Tour Real Estate website features provides your website visitors with a fast, easy way to get in touch with you in order to find out what kind of homes they can afford before they even begin searching. It’s great for the consumer because of it’s ease of use; it’s great for REALTORS® because it’s an unintimidating lead capture point with real power.

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This elegant real estate lead capture point keeps things simple while still gathering all the information you need to either contact the potential client directly with more information or add them to our automatic home finding Dreamhome Program so that they get listings in their price range immediately in their inbox.

At TourRE we are constantly looking for ways to refine and improve our system of real estate webtools; we’ve been doing it for over a decade. We invite you to contact us to find out more, or visit our website to see examples of our work and learn more about what we offer to help you move more real estate!



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Real Estate Success Secrets

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We wish we could just tell you one magic thing that would lead to endless client calls and meetings. Unfortunately, there’s no one single secret to success online – but that’s okay! Tour Real Estate provides a full toolbox of functions to help you drive traffic and move more real estate.

More than just real estate websites in a can, we provide a powerfully dynamic set of web tools to help you showcase your real estate listings and services. Our websites are updated with the latest, optimized mls data, and offer robust content control so that you can be at the helm of your own digital destiny! As standard as business cards and yellow page ads were in previous decades, so are websites in today’s market. To find the customers you need for your company you must be online and your website needs to be well designed, and marketed to be effective for you.

Are you ready to take your real estate game to the next level?
Tour Real Estate has the web system to help make it happen.



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New Elegant Real Estate Forms

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We’re excited to launch our new redeveloped CMA and Relocation forms!

We’ve taken the same powerful functionality you’ve enjoyed for years in our standard forms and made them more elegant and user friendly! These new forms feature much less need for manual entry of information, are much less visually intimidating, and allow for visitors to your site to get in touch fast!

Our knowledge of the industry gives us insights which we’ve used to build our system over the last ten years into an impressive arsenal of tools for moving real estate and showcasing the services of our real estate clients.

This is one of a number of new functions we will be providing for our real estate website clients this year; we’d like you to be one of them!

If you’re tired of the run around, and ready to get a website up and running that will help you create a powerful digital presence we would love the chance to speak with you. Contact us today to learn more about our template real estate websites, custom web site design, and all we can do to help.



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Real Estate Websites That Excel

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Real estate is so hot right now a lot of agents are asking if they even need a website, and while we think that’s a little extreme we also think you shouldn’t have to overpay for the website you get either.

These days there are any number of real estate website systems out there to choose from and no matter what the salesman from each company will promise you that theirs is the best but very few of them have the proven record that Tour Real Estate Inc holds. We’ve been specializing in real estate websites for over a decade and we know the industry intimately because we helped build it.

Many website systems promise features, or a cheap price, only to turn out to be lackluster or to have you later find out that every new function is an added cost – this is not the case with TourRE! Our toolbox of digital features has steadily expanded over our long history without any added hidden costs. Real estate websites from Tour Real Estate provide a robust set of powerful tools to help you showcase your services and listings. Take a look at some of our standard included features and ask yourself: “Does My Website Do ALL Of This?”.

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The Best Real Estate Website

How many tools do you have in your toolbox?

Chances are it’s more than one. A hammer for nails. A wrench of bolts. Different tools for different tasks.

Your efforts in promoting your business are much the same: there is no one tool that fixes everything. But your website is an amazing multi-tool: IF you use it.

A hammer left in the toolbox drives no nails, a website left alone drives no sales.

The good news is it’s easy to use your real estate website from Tour Real Estate Inc to not only represent your services 24 hours a day seven days a week but to also be used as a powerful tool for the clients you’re already working with!

Here’s a few functions you’re sure to love:
Send Automatic Search Results by Email to Drive Clients To Your Website!
Create Blogs In Your Site To Keep Content Fresh!
Add, Edit, Remove Area Links to Your Partners
Create Unlimited Custom Pages
…And Much More!

Don’t keep sending clients to Zillow! Get a site that works for YOU.

If you’re tired of the run around, and ready to get a website up and running that will help you create a powerful digital presence we would love the chance to speak with you. Contact us today to learn more about our template real estate websites, custom web site design, and all we can do to help.



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Updated Design! Updated Awesome!


Oh yeah! We’ve taken our classic template Possibilities Unlocked and remade it to be even better!

Sleek, mobile responsive and packed with all the real estate features you want like:

  • Social Media Connectivity
  • Unlimited Custom Pages
  • Powerful MLS Searches
  • Tons of ready made content you can edit to suit your unique marketing strategy!

Tour Real Estate Inc puts YOU in control and helps you move more real estate! We’ve been helping build the real estate tech industry for over a decade, so we know the market and how to provide optimal results. Let us help you get on the path to increased online success – contact us!



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General Data Protection Regulation

You may have heard about the General Data Protection Regulation recently through broker newsletters or other real estate news sources.

While it’s always good to be aware of valid security concerns, many view this as a bit of a ‘chicken little’ attitude that has arisen from the fallout of Facebooks recent snafu with it’s user data.

In specific this regulation largely only applies if the “data subjects”, are in the EU when the data is collected. However, this regulation makes it your responsibility to handle this potential situation.

Despite the fact that our system, and your website with us is based in America and is likely not largely used by people outside of the United States these global regulations are something everyone who does business needs to be aware of as it puts a larger onus on the business owner themselves ( REALTOR® or otherwise) to handle secure storage, access, and deletion of this sort of data on their own personal machines and printed files outside of their website systems.

Regardless, the deadline for compliance is not a hard set date; the extent to which small business, and businesses with no European branches will be pursued for penalty, while not currently clear, is unlikely to be extreme.

Fortunately, as a Tour Real Estate Inc customer you are already largely compliant with these rules. Furthermore we will be updating existing systems to be compliant with these regulations in the upcoming weeks.

Should you have any questions about our services, or your data please feel free to contact us!



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Updated Functionality: Area Links!

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We are constantly developing new functions and revisiting old ones to insure they are up to current web standards and also as easy for our human visitors to use as it is for search engines to find.

Our Client Toolbox has allowed our customers to display great helpful links for years now.

They’ve always been able to turn links on/off and edit any of the links in our extensive database or even add links to highlight their own partners.

Now we’ve taken that same powerful functionality and re-skinned the front-end experience to condense it down into an easier to navigate and more mobile friendly format. This is provided at no additional cost to our customers as just one way that we excel in serving.

If you’re not a Tour Real Estate customer we’d love the opportunity to talk with your about your real estate marketing goals and how a website is the most effective part of creating a powerful online strategy.



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Updated Real Estate Website Template!

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We are always in a state of development and revisiting our code to improve on it. It’s part of what’s kept us moving more real estate for over a decade, and this year is no different!

As many of you may know having a website that is mobile friendly is extremely important. About 50% of all web traffic these days comes from people using a phone or other device; as such it’s crucial for your website to be ready to receive those visitors!

We’ve taken one of our older classic templates The Oaks and re-imagined it for this new format. It still features some of the unique things that you loved about the old design but it’s been remade for mobile to look even better! This template features our great search bar prominently on the main page and also includes listings from your own pool or your office right on the home page.

Take a look at this latest upgrade and get in touch if you need a website that’s ready to move!



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ADA Compliance: Fact or Fiction

For whatever reason the various real estate news portals across the web circulate a story about the importance of ADA compliance every few years, sending ripples of panic and fear through every real estate website owner online, as well as their poor tech people who manage those sites. To help dispel some myths, and offer some comfort to those confused we’ve prepared this article with helpful information you may want to consider.

Some Basic Info: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications.

While it is certainly important to make sure your website is as usable and available as it can be for everyone, concern over these standards at this point in regards to your website is largely a non-issue, here’s three reasons why:

  • Most visually or hearing impaired internet users already have hardware and software that makes the web readable.
  • There are actually NO standard approved ADA compliance rules for websites.*
  • The only way this even becomes a concern is if a suit is brought against you, at which point you have over 14 months to get your website “compliant”.

Some of the items listed as being part of compliance are already taken care of in our system, or in basic standard web design best practices. These include:

  • Text alternatives for images
    Most major images in our system allow for users to edit alt tags as they please.
  • Captions for videos or other multimedia
    These are a standard part of almost all video. Especially via services like Youtube which we support.
  • Presenting content in different ways
    Very vague. Our content is provided in a fairly standard way. Text. Images. Links.
  • Making content easier to see and hear
    Very vague. Most browsers, and other softwares, also handle this on their own already.
  • Making it easier for everyone to use and navigate
    Very vague. Best of all, our websites already do this.
  • Website use from a keyboard
    These settings are generally able to be controlled via the users own system settings.
  • Giving users enough time to read and use the content
    Taken care of! We don’t encourage fast changing slides or page forwards.
  • Making sure the content you present doesn’t cause seizures
    None of our sites use seizure inducing content.
  • Having text that’s readable and understandable
    All of our text is readable.
  • Consistency of content and navigation throughout the site
    Consistency is part of any good web design, and just one of the things that we excel at.
  • Use of error messages and ways to get back to where one started
    Our system always provides error information and a means to go back or reload a page.
  • Content is compatible with various web browsers
    Our sites are tested to be available on all major browsers and screen sizes.

Curiously enough, most of the websites that are announcing this urgent need for compliance themselves are not ADA compliant. We can only assume these radical scare tactics from these sites and news sources is yet another way to Cry Wolf for attention in hopes of increasing interaction and web traffic.

Take Heart!
Once a standardized set of ADA compliance rules is released we will work diligently to include them into our system as part of our frequent, regular updates.

Should you make the decision to future proof your web presence with ADA compliance, we here at Tour Real Estate Inc, your providers of stunning real estate technology for over a decade, are happy to provide custom design towards this goal. Our attractive custom real estate websites provide a visually striking way to define your brand and stand out from the competition. Contact us to find out more!

*In July 2010, the DOJ released an advanced notice of proposed rule making seeking comments on website accessibility issues. The comment period closed in January 2011. The proposed rules have been delayed several times since that date. It appears that we will have to wait a little longer to see those rules—until at least 2018.



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