Homes.com's Top 10 Product News and Updates of 2016
By Hannah Graham on the Homes.com blog
What a year! In 2016 NASA's probe Juno entered Jupiter's orbit, a solar-powered plane circumnavigated the planet, India planted 50 million trees in a single day, and Giant Pandas were removed from the endangered species list. In the industry, mortgage rates were consistently low and tight inventory made it a great year to be a listing agent. We hope you had a fantastic year too, one full of quality leads, a growing database of prospects, and plenty of sales! It's been a busy year for everyone, including Homes.com. Here are a few of the new products and upgrades we launched in 2016 that you may have missed. Get caught up below!
This new program is a great way to connect with leads fast. This is available for all your lead sources; just use the special phone number and email routing to have the Homes.com Lead Concierge respond to new leads as they arrive. We'll even pre-screen them to help separate serious buyers and sellers from browsers and renters.
We put the Homes.com Social program under a microscope to see what we could do to drive even greater results for our agents. As a result, we've upgraded and rebranded to Homes.com Social Fuel which now offers LinkedIn account management and managed Facebook Ads.
New ".Homes" domain names were made available to professionals in the housing industry. All registrants of .Homes domains are verified to confirm the owner is a real estate professional, offering consumers a trusted domain name to find home services.
4. Team Functionality Added
Homes.com launched a new "teams" functionality that makes it easy to assign leads to team members, set up lead routing rules, and access reports on leads sent to team members. Agents and brokers can add this free upgrade by contacting customer support.
This new, location based app instantly connects agents with exclusive leads for buyers searching for property within five miles of their current location. TalkNow is currently being beta tested in three test markets across the country, click here to ask about TalkNow in your area.
It takes more than functionality to make a mobile experience great. That's why we launched the new listing manager and the new contact manager for Homes.com Connect. This mobile optimized design makes it easy to use on any device.
Thousands of agents rely on Homes.com for their agent and office websites and we want to make sure they have plenty of great customization options available. To that end, dozens of new website background images were added to help agents create a website that speaks to their audience.
Homes.com's agent sites now have more design options than ever with the addition of CB (Coldwell Banker) Fusion and Skyline Drive 2.0—the mobile optimized version of one of our most popular classic design themes—to the design theme gallery.
Homes.com forged a new partnership with DocuSign that will allow you to auto-populate lead data from Homes.com Connect directly into your DocuSign account, eliminating duplicate data entry. Your DocuSign data will also auto-populate transaction details into your Homes.com Connect dashboard, making it easier to track your listings and contacts from lead to close. Watch for this new integration in early 2017.
Thank you for another great year! If you're not working with Homes.com yet, or would like to upgrade your account, we'd love the opportunity to discuss what Homes.com can do for you. Please give us a call at 888-651-8956 or send an email to productinfo(at)homes.com to learn more.
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