Blockaby Blog - News and Updates

Titles and Descriptions Now Support Multiple Languages

Blockaby is made from the ground up to be compatible worldwide, so today we can announce that titles and descriptions for Blockaby real estate listings can now contain characters from any language.

Here is what a listing would look like on your dashboard if you were selling the famous Himeji Castle in Japan, which is written as 姫路城 in Japanese:

The underlying technology is called UTF-8, which is a way of printing text online that incorporates letters and characters from all the world's languages, so no matter where you live, Blockaby can now speak your language!

Embed your listing anywhere on the web using Blockaby's embed code

Here's an easy way to use your Blockaby listing all across the web by including one line of HTML!

Once you've uploaded some photos and provided a description of the property you're promoting, you can visit your Dashboard page, click on the "Embed Code" button, and you will see a pop-up window that explains how to embed your listing on another web page:

The embed code is an "IFrame", which allows an HTML page (your Blockaby slideshow) to be embedded within another page. If you have access to a page where you could paste a link or a Youtube video, then the Blockaby embed code will most likely work there as well.

Here's an example listing embedded below:

I hope you find great ways to promote your listings using the new slideshow embed code! If you have any questions or if you're having trouble getting the code to work on your page, you can always email [email protected] or use the contact page.

Recover a Forgotten Password

If you have lost track of your Blockaby password, there's now an easy way to recover it!

Simply head over to the log in page and click the "Forgot Password?" link.

Once you click the "Forgot Password?" link, enter the email address you use for Blockaby and a password reset email will be sent to you. If you have any problems along the way or if you no longer have access to the email address you used to sign up, email Blockaby Support for assistance.

New contact form allows clients to email you directly from Blockaby listings

When someone is interested in your listing, it's important for them to be able to contact you quickly and easily. This usually means real estate agents must paste their email address all over the internet, opening themselves up to spam messages. Now, with Blockaby's new contact feature, you can keep your email address secure and still easily receive inquiries from potential clients!

When someone clicks the Contact button on one of your listings, it will take them to a contact page where they can fill in their name, email, and message.

When they submit the contact form, it will be sent to you at the email address listed in your account information, so make sure the information is correct on your Account Page.

New: Social Media Buttons to Share Your Real Estate Listings

Here's a fun and useful new feature added to Blockaby: Social media sharing buttons!

The line of gray buttons at the bottom can be used to share your Blockaby listing on five social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Tumblr, and LinkedIn! Social media is a savvy way to promote real estate and will greatly increase the exposure of your listings.

Clicking on one of Blockaby's social media buttons will send you to the site and automatically fill in the correct title and thumbnail image based on the listing you are sharing. Try it out!