Real Estate Weekly launches online search portal REW.ca

The Real Estate Weekly newspaper launched its own online search site today, REW.ca bringing together listings from the Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Chilliwack and Whistler real estate boards and associations.

The site is the latest in a number of online real estate offerings although this one draws on the long history of the free real estate weeklies, updating that print history to the digital age at a time when people want to be able to click and search online for properties.

The site, which is currently in beta, narrows searches to areas and it has a range of other tools from finding an agent, to real estate news updates, mortgage calculators and new homes. For traditionalists, it also includes a copy of all the print versions of the Real Estate Weekly.

“REW.ca was developed in recognition of the needs for home buyers, sellers, real estate agents, brokers and developers and their desire to connect in one convenient online destination,” Ian Martin, general manager of REW.ca, said in a release. “We’ve incorporated 30 years of local marketing experience through our newspaper with the best practices of online search to create REW.ca.”

“REW.ca’s team has collaborated a lot of time with the real estate industry to ensure we provide a smart, new local online real estate portal experience. Our beta launch enables us to continue testing while incorporating user feedback

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