New website delivers more real estate information

The original website had been in use virtually unchanged except for content since its launch in 2006

A new website created to enhance the public’s real estate experience has been launched by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB).

The new website, www.vireb.com, was designed to deliver larger amounts of real estate information to the public.

The original 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 of the new website is the development of a unique interactive “Open House” module. The Open House tool is a free service open to the public 24 hours per day.

Interested users merely 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 upcoming 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,” said Darrell Paysen, manager of member services for VIREB. “Our goal is to make our website the go-to-place for real estate industry information. The 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.”