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ListingManagerâ„¢ Release Announcement


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 ListingManagerâ„¢. Over the years this IDX program has changed and evolved, with small improvements in each new version.Now, we're ready to release ListingManagerâ„¢ 4.0, the most comprehensive update yet. We have completely redesigned the interface of...Read More

APRO Realty


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

Albert Anthony Broker Site


Improving your website doesn't have to be a time-intensive project. Sometimes a behind-the-scenes update can go a long way. This was the case with Albert Anthony Real Estate. The brokerage had undergone a complete web redesign in 2015. As an agency intent upon using the newest technologies, they were eager to take advantage of our new ListingManager™ 4.0 upgrades, but didn't want...Read More

Agent Site: Susan Lee


After having upgraded their broker site to ListingManager™ 4.0, the Albert Anthony principals decided to offer agents their own IDX websites under the domain. This is a relatively new possibility under the West Penn Multi-List rules, and we were happy to empower their agents with fully-function IDX sites. The Albert Anthony team decided to establish a...Read More

Carlson & Associates


Carlson and Associates has been one of our longest-standing clients. We had designed their website in 2006 on the original version of ListingManager™. Though the technology still worked, they were ready to modernize the appearance and functionality of their website with an upgrade to ListingManager™ 4.0. We used homepage space to funnel users into three categories based on their...Read More

Czekalski Real Estate


Czekalski Real Estate has been a Natrona Heights establishment for decades and has been passed down through four generations. Their new website blends of tradition and modernness. The look and feel of the imagery and color scheme reflects their classic, long-established business history but features all the modern accouterments and technologies provided by ListingManager™. Because...Read More

Buy-N-Sell Real Estate


Buy-N-Sell Real Estate, established in 1978, has been a client for many years. But with the passage of time, their website had come to look dated and unfriendly. The client told us that his old website "looked like the 80s, like I-Want-My-MTV, like a mullet." He was ready for a cosmetic and functional upgrade. is now fully mobile-friendly, user-friendly...Read More

SSB Bank Website Launch


SSB Bank in the North Side has served Pittsburgh since 1922. Formerly Slovak Savings Bank, the company began the process of rebranding to a shorter, more familiar name in 2016. The rebranding included a new logo, a new set of design standards, a new branch location in McCandless, and a new website. We were brought on to provide a modern, mobile-friendly website. The goal of the site was to...Read More

Vogel Hauling Sites Launch


Vogel Holding, Inc. has served western Pennsylvania for 58 years. What started with two people and a truck has evolved into a legacy with seven companies. The Vogel family of businesses has been a client of ours for many years, and they were due for a website facelift. But instead of just redesigning from a cosmetic perspective, we beefed up the functionality of all of their hauling sites. Here...Read More

R&R Trucking Website Launch


We love it when our clients have drive. One of our most recent projects was a new website for R&R Trucking LLC, a commercial hauling company. With their fleet of trucks and years of experience, they provide services in hauling construction debris, demolition debris, and other materials. They came to us fired up to get a new, sleek, user-friendly website. And we happily...Read More

How to Improve Your Reviews and Online Reputation


Remember when your mom taught you that if you don't have anything nice to say, you shouldn't say anything at all? That logic does not apply to online reviews. Online star-ratings and reviews are a critical part of how we decide where to shop, what to eat, and what service providers to engage. There are literally thousands of places to read and write reviews. The big ones are, of...Read More

Seneca Landfill Website Launch


Seneca Landfill, located in Western PA, had no website or online presence. However, as part of a larger family of waste disposal businesses, Seneca Landfill realized that having a web site is a basic business requirement. Additionally, putting together a complete website could satisfy multiple utility, sales and public relations needs. The Challenge: At first, we saw this website as a...Read More

Is Google Apps for Work right for your business?


Twenty-five years ago, "you've got mail" entered the cultural vocabulary. Today, e-mail is one of our most important forms of communication. You use email every day. In the office. Inter-office. Intra-office. At home. On mobile devices. Communicating with customers, co-works, clients, vendors, friends, family, relatives, strangers. How did we ever communicate without email? If...Read More

4 Secrets About Google's Elimination of Right Column Ads


It seems like every year, Google makes a major change that sends ripples through the digital community. 2016 is off to an exciting start with Google's recent announcement regarding its AdWords project: Google has eliminated right-column ads. The move is an effort to increase consistency between search results on desktop and mobile. As a business owner, this has major implications. A Google...Read More

Somerset Environmental Solutions Site Launch


One of the greatest things about web development and marketing is learning from our clients. We pride ourselves on becoming experts in your business, and in your market, so that we can develop effective solutions and recommendations to drive your business. Because of this, we often find ourselves saying, "I had no idea this product (or industry) existed before we started working on your...Read More

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