A new website created to enhance the public’s real estate experience has been launched by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board.
The new VIREB website (www.vireb.com) was designed to deliver larger amounts of real estate information to the general public. The original VIREB website had been in use virtually unchanged except for content since its launch in 2006.
The new website incorporates a broader range of information options for users not available in the older site — such as access to VIREB’s social media presence and more information concerning realtors and the impact they have in their community.
Another major benefit this website has over the previous one is the development of an interactive open house module. The open house tool is a free service open to the public 24 hours per day.
Interested users go to the main VIREB site and then click on the large Open House button to be taken to a separate page where interactive tools allows users to select specific regions on Vancouver Island when searching for open houses. Users can locate planned open house dates as much as two weeks in advance.
“We’re very excited about the launch of this new website,” explained Darrell Paysen, VIREB manager of member services. “Our goal is to make our website the ‘go-to place’ for real estate industry information and the launching of this new website and its companion site will provide users with an easy to use way to learn about VIREB and real estate in general while identifying available open houses in their neighbourhoods.”
“This new website will be a great tool for our membership, a simple and free way for them to showcase their open houses,” said VIREB president Guy Bezeau. “It’s just one more way the board is striving to provide the tools and service our member realtors’ need to help operate their business while providing a useful service for the public.”
The new VIREB website and its companion open house element have been created to better promote realtors and their profession on Vancouver Island, while offering additional services to the general public.
— Vancouver Island Real Estate Board