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Real Estate Market Trends and Predictions for 2019 

11/28/2018

Heading into 2019, one theme emerges for most major real estate predictions: Uncertainty. Of course, heading into every new year brings a sense of uncertainty. However, according to the Urban Land Institute’s annual Emerging Trends report, 2019 seems particularly unsure. From shifts in consumer demands, to the mounting affordable housing crisis, to the impact of Amazon and super-fast e-commerce,...Read More

How to Get A Google Review Removed

10/8/2018

Google My Business is a free feature offered by Google to both online and brick-and-mortar businesses. Your business probably has one, whether you know it or not.Google My Business information is represented in the right-hand box that appears on certain Google searches. This is called the Knowledge Panel, and contains things like your business' hours, a link to your website, user reviews, photos,...Read More

Palo Construction Website Launch

8/12/2018

Francis J. Palo, Inc. General Contractors is a construction company based in Clarion, PA. Their long-standing website showcased their heavy highway division, but made no mention of their other divisions: Industrial, CNG and Environmental Services. They wanted a website that showcased the full scope of their capabilities with a fresh, modern look.After assessing their needs, Joyce, Inc. began...Read More

Solutio Tek Website Launch

7/23/2018

How do you show an odor?That's the problem one company brought to us. Solutio Tek, an odor control solution company, was having trouble communicating their services into a visual website. They were also in the middle of changing the name of their company, making this a perfect time for a website redesign.Our design team developed a new site with a clean, bright feel. The homepage photos showcase a...Read More

Control Yourself! (New Control Panel Updates)

6/13/2018

As a client of Joyce, Inc., you have access to a Control Panel that lets you easily access and edit many aspects of your site. If you've never used it, or haven't used it recently, here are some of the things you're able to do (depending on your site's age and type):Edit page contentWrite a new blog entrySee your leads (contact form submissions)Update your agents or staffChange photos Update...Read More

All Pittsburgh Real Estate and Bootay Bevington

3/6/2018

This year, our season started off with a double-header. A long-time client challenged us to update both of their websites at the same time. Bootay Bevington & Nichols, LLC is celebrating 15 years of serving Pittsburgh and wanted to celebrate with a more attractive, mobile friendly website. Our content writers set up SEO-rich dedicated pages for each of their services offerings so that...Read More

High Flight Academy Website

2/9/2018

High Flight Academy is a flight school based out of the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport. After trying multiple different approaches to getting their website built, they contacted us to get their site airborne (if you'll pardon the pun). The client's requests: Elevate the design and content to a professional level. Help funnel visitors to sign up for a $99 test...Read More

Myth-Busting: Why Realtors DO Need an IDX Website

1/18/2018

Joyce, Inc. specializes in websites for real estate brokers. Below are some of the myths and misconceptions we've encountered while discussing our IDX website software, ListingManager.Myth: New websites are expensive.Close one extra transaction and you'll have recouped your cost. The new site will provide plenty of ways to capture that one extra sale.Myth: Realtors don't need websites.People look...Read More

Harvest Real Estate

10/12/2017

As a brand-new real estate company, Harvest Real Estate Services was looking for a full-service agency to help them get established online. The Joyce, Inc. team provided a from-scratch site design and wrote all content for the site with one thing in mind: community. During our initial Discovery meetings with the Harvest team, we heard over and over that "community" was the foundation...Read More

Houses Shared on Social Media Sell Faster, For More Money

8/26/2017

We get asked by our real estate clients all the time: "How should I be using social media for my real estate agency?" Every business is different, and every social media strategy should be customized. But there is one piece of information we give to all of our real estate clients: houses that are posted on social media sell faster and for more money.As we've worked with real estate agencies for...Read More

Aishel IDX Website

8/16/2017

Aishel Real Estate provides buyer/seller services, but also property management, property investment advising, and rental properties. They needed their new homepage to help drive users to the appropriate content page quickly and easily. Aishel Real Estate's new homepage guides users toward the right section of the site with above-the-fold buttons for each of their business units....Read More

Regent Penn

7/31/2017

Albert Anthony Real Estate has partnered with REGENT PENN to bring modular homes to Pittsburgh. This broker-builder project is one of the first endeavors to build new homes faster and with less disturbance in the dense neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. The homes are constructed off-site in a climate-controlled facility in Pennsylvania, then shipped and assembled onsite. Because modular builds are so...Read More

RE/MAX Realty Access

7/20/2017

RE/MAX Realty Access approached us requesting a completely new site.This client had two priorities: improving their site's design and boosting traffic.For the overall look and feel of the site, we played into the RE/MAX logo's color scheme and invested in beautiful, high-quality photography. To improve the functionality and SEO-friendliness of the site, we wrote the content for several new pages...Read More

ListingManager™ Release Announcement

6/1/2017

Way back in 1999, our very first client was a real estate company. To meet their needs, we developed an IDX for West-Penn Multi List subscribers called ListingManager™. Over the years this IDX program has changed and evolved, with small improvements in each new version.Now, we're ready to release ListingManager™ 4.0, the most comprehensive update yet. We have completely redesigned the interface of...Read More

APRO Realty

5/15/2017

APRO Realty has been a ListingManager™ client since 2008, but their original site was designed before mobile-friendliness was a necessity. They asked for their site to be modernized, and were impressed with how many improvements and new features were available by upgrading to ListingManager™ 4.0. The APRO team find their onsite Mortgage Comparison tool especially useful. Their old...Read More