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IXACT Contact Releases Revised CRM Buyer's Checklist eBook
Are you new to the real estate industry and are overwhelmed with everything that you have to do to build your rapport as a credible real estate agent in your community? Or are you rather an experienced real estate agent, but struggling to organize your day-to-day business, while still maintaining communication with your thousands of contacts using your excel spreadsheet? You may or may not be aware of what a CRM is, or in other words, a contact relationship management system. However, a good CRM is more than just a database where you organize your contacts and input email addresses and phone numbers. The most reliable CRM has you, the customer in mind. The most reliable CRM will get enable you to keep in touch and stay top of mind with your prospects and past clients, nurture your leads, organize your tasks, and keep you on top of your daily reminders. This is where IXACT Contact's newly revised CRM Buyer's Checklist eBook comes into play! The revised CRM Buyer's Checklist eBook is a real estate agent's ultimate handy guide in choosing the best possible real estate CRM. This eBook will show you what categories to consider when selecting the best CRM for you. The eBook will also outline key features of a reliable CRM. So what are you waiting for? Get your latest copy of the revised CRM Buyer's Checklist eBook today! To view the original post, visit the IXACT Contact blog.
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Text Marketing Arrives at IXACT Contact
Have you ever considered how heavily our lives center around texting and our mobile phones? We rely on our mobile phones for just about anything, whether it is for entertainment purposes, for faster communication, safety, and even to pass time by while waiting in a long lineup! In other words, the mobile phone is a constant part of our daily lives, more so than any other device. In fact, text messaging is one of the most heavily used forms of communication, given that it takes no more than four minutes for someone to reply to a text message and has an astounding open rate of 98%. On the other hand, email communication can take up to 48 hours with an open rate of usually 20%! At IXACT Contact, we know this is a vital aspect of your real estate business and brand. Introducing Text Marketing at IXACT Contact That's why we are thrilled to share the launch of our newest feature with; Text Marketing! With an astounding 30% of all home searches being done through mobile phone, text marketing is crucial. With this newest feature available to you right at your fingertips (literally), you can connect with your leads and past clients with ease. You will also be able to maintain and nurture relationships with your current and active customers, in just a matter of seconds. Your real estate business will flourish and you will stay current and top-of-mind with all of your contacts! With IXACT Contact's Text Marketing tool, text messaging can be programmed into your daily tasks. As a result, you will experience less stress with the prospect of communicating with your contacts, which can be time-consuming. IXACT Contact's Text Marketing tool puts your user first and ensures that your real-estate business and network grows. You can set a personalized text message to a targeted group of contacts, as well as engage with contacts via text, directly from the contact's profile page on your CRM. Additionally, you may set up a text auto-responder in order to immediately respond to leads in which your IXACT Contact CRM captures. This way, you will never have a lead slip through the cracks. You can also record outgoing text messages as well as replies to your IXACT Contact texting phone number on each contact's communication history. This results in a more complete history of your conversations with your contacts than ever before. Any important details throughout the conversation will go into your IXACT Contact database for future use. This way, you can always go back to your communication history and never leave out an important detail. Your leads will be nurtured, your connection with your clients will be stronger than ever, and you will build life-long relationships. Summary Text Marketing is becoming a large component of a real estate agent's daily schedule and we want to ensure that it fits into your lifestyle as well. Combined with a next-generation real estate CRM tool, Text Marketing will ensure that your clients and leads remember you! Automated social media marketing, a monthly e-newsletter, daily task reminders, greeting cards, and other forms of communication, will enhance the effectiveness of our Text Marketing tool. As a result, your contacts will reach out to you or refer you to anyone in their social sphere. It's like the cherry on top of a cake! Stay top-of-mind, organized, current, and achieve your goals, with IXACT Contact's Text Marketing feature! Start Using our Text Marketing Feature To start using IXACT Contact's Text Marketing feature, you will need to purchase your own texting phone number. For only $5 a month, you can take advantage of using this service to cater to your clients. Every month, you will have an allotment of 100 text messages at no additional cost. You may also purchase more text messages as well. To take advantage of Text Marketing, please give us a call at 1.866.665.0018 or email us at [email protected] Don't have an IXACT Contact account, give us a try and sign up for your Free 5-week trial today, risk-free. We also encourage you to watch our Text Marketing Tutorial which will help you get started with Text Marketing! You won't regret it! To view the original post, visit the IXACT Contact blog.
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Showcase IDX Deepens Integration with LionDesk to Help Real Estate Agents Grow Their Businesses
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IXACT Contact Introduces Text Marketing
IXACT Contact is very excited to announce the release of Text Marketing, the next step in our evolution as a leading-edge real estate marketing solution. Our smartphones have become an extension of who we are. If you leave it in the car while you're in line for a coffee, you're instantly bored. If you forget it at home and you're on the road, you feel panicked and lost. When a device has such an impact on our lives, does it not make sense that we should use it to our businesses' full advantage? Text marketing with IXACT Contact is exactly what it sounds like: we give you the ability to connect with your leads, current clients and past clients via convenient and automated text messages right to their mobile phones. By partnering with a real estate CRM that is already integrated with text messaging, you can quickly and easily organize your business, manage your database and capitalize on a current, quickly-growing marketing avenue. Did you know that approximately 82% of text messages are read within 5 minutes and the average response takes place in 90 seconds? On the flip side, consumers only open 1 in 4 emails they receive! The reality is, today over 80-90% of homebuyers start their search online and about 30% of them are on a mobile phone. You don't have time to waste. We get it. And that's why IXACT Contact's reputation for an easy-to-use, user-friendly, simple-to-learn CRM translates to its latest text marketing add-on too. Within a few minutes, you and your database will be fully integrated. Give it a try! 60-Day FREE Trial of IXACT Contact Have any additional questions or want to see a quick demo? Contact us at 1-866-665-0018 or [email protected]
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LionDesk launches innovative AI technology, Lead Assist, ahead of refreshed platform
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IXACT Contact: The Best Replacement For Contactually
You may have heard of a recent announcement in real estate news; Compass acquired real estate CRM provider Contactually. This acquisition is raising a lot of red flags with existing Contactually users who are worried about data privacy, the rate of Compass' technology development, and the potential conflicts of using a CRM owned by a rival company. Inman reports that Contactually users may not have access to marketing tools as well as access to their data. Users also worry about "Contactually innovations going to Compass products, leaving Contactually users behind." Worse still, Contactually has not guaranteed existing brokerage contracts beyond the end of the year, leaving brokerages with very little time to find, select, and implement a Contactually alternative. With a primary competitor now taking the reins, Contactually's existing clients are growing wary of the fact that their CRM tool may no longer be as easily accessible. Compass may even attempt to recruit agents away from other brokerages using their newly acquired CRM as a source of agent data and leverage. IXACT Contact to the Rescue IXACT Contact is the best replacement for Contactually. IXACT Contact helps agents keep in touch with their Sphere and build relationships just as effectively as Contactually, while offering far more in the way of marketing automation and content. And we typically charge a lot less at both the agent and brokerage levels. IXACT Contact is a 'next generation' real estate CRM that is truly intuitive and easy to use, while offering a much broader range of real estate functionality and marketing automation. IXACT Contact includes these stand-out features you won't find in Contactually: A powerful 'no limits' email marketing platform that includes Campaign Reporting. A professionally designed and written monthly e-Newsletter that's fully automated. A wide range of automated lead nurture campaigns and templates. The ability to manage all your Active Business. Goal setting and performance tracking. A customizable dashboard that makes it easy to manage all aspects of your business. Automated social media marketing and professional agent websites. A unique Setup Wizard and Concierge service to get you up and running right away. IXACT Contact's mission is quite simply to provide THE best real estate CRM that helps you grow your business while being better organized, getting more done in less time, and feeling more confident and excited about your business than ever before! For brokerages, the search for the best Contactually replacement is particularly urgent. IXACT Contact is the strategic CRM partner for hundreds of brokerages across North America, and we have no intention of selling to your competition – ever. BROKERS: Take back control! Let's talk about how IXACT Contact can help your brokerage move off Contactually ASAP. 1.866.665.0018 or [email protected] AGENTS: Give us a try...start your FREE 5 week trial of IXACT Contact now. To view the original post, visit the IXACT Contact blog.
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Contactually's 2018 State of Customer Relationship Management Report Reveals Best Practices for Real Estate Agents
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SmartZip Integrates Its Predictive Analytics within Contactually CRM to Enable Real Estate Agents to Find Listing Opportunities within Their Sphere
Integrated Solution is key to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORSⓇ brand new state-of-the-art marketing technology platform for its more than 4,000 real estate agents PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 18, 2018 -- SmartZip Analytics, Inc., the pioneer in predictive analytics and data-driven marketing solutions for the real estate ecosystem, and Contactually, the leading CRM for real estate, have teamed up to give agents and brokers a clear competitive advantage. SmartZip's Pre-Mover Scores, which use proven predictive analytics to identify most likely home sellers, now integrate within Contactually CRM to enable agents to seamlessly pinpoint which contacts within their sphere and/or leads database may turn into listings in the near future. This helps agents prioritize their prospecting efforts while reducing the number of systems necessary, in turn accelerating their business growth and saving valuable time and money. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, has included the SmartZip-Contactually integration as an integral part of their recently launched state-of-the-art marketing technology platform, Agent Center for Excellence (ACE). "Listings have been the holy grail of any real estate agent or company," said, Rajeev Sajja, Vice President, Digital Innovation Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach. "But too often, agents ignore the lowest hanging fruit – their own database of customers and contacts. SmartZip's best-in-class predictive analytics continuously monitor an agent's sphere of influence to flag those that are most likely to sell soon. We are launching SmartZip Pre-Mover Scores across all Fox & Roach agents, as a company benefit, integrated within their Contactually CRM." Besides its Pre-Mover Scores, SmartZip also enhances contacts within Contactually with other insights such as the property's key attributes and most recent sale. "Integrations are part of Contactually's core values as participants in a diversified real estate tech space, and we are excited to share this functionality with our users," says Zvi Band, CEO of Contactually. "SmartZip's analytics play a key role in amplifying the agent's understanding of their contacts and relationships." The two companies are now working to automatically synchronize contacts between Contactually CRM and SmartZip's data-driven marketing automation system, SmartTargeting. This will allow Contactually CRM users to seamlessly setup and run SmartTargeting's automated online/offline marketing campaigns while continuing to keep their contacts and leads within Contactually. "Our goal is to enable brokers to deploy the power of our analytics and targeted marketing automation at scale across their companies," said Avi Gupta, Founder and CEO of SmartZip. "We align with Contactually's goal to help brokers provide agents with integrated, best-of-breed tools that will save time and resources, eliminate lost opportunities and stay ahead of their competition. And we are thrilled to be working with forward-thinking brokers like Fox & Roach that are always striving to provide industry-leading tools that help attract and retain the very best agents and fuel their success." About SmartZip Analytics, Inc. SmartZip Analytics is the pioneer and leader in data-driven marketing solutions for real estate, lending, and related industries. SmartZip's SmartTargeting platform uses patent-pending predictive analytics, multi-channel marketing automation, and smart CRM to identify top home seller prospects, engage them through targeted marketing campaigns, and ultimately close more business with smart nurturing and prospecting tools. It also integrates the Reach150 system that automatically requests and publicizes client-generated testimonials and referrals to help real estate teams and professionals boost their reputation, online presence, and word-of-mouth business. Together, SmartTargeting and Reach150 help enterprises and professionals across the real estate ecosystem efficiently grow their business with the targeted acquisition of new, repeat and referral customers.
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Say Hello to Your Very Own IXACT Contact 'Keep in Touch Coach'
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Remine Announces Contactually Integration
Contactually users can sync their contacts' information to Remine to uncover property information and predictive analytics. Remine, a real estate Property Intelligence Platform® for agents, has announced a new integration with Contactually, the intelligent CRM for real estate. The integration will allow Contactually users to seamlessly add Remine property and predictive data to their existing network. This allows them to find and develop new opportunities by identifying when a property is most likely to sell and when a buyer is most likely to buy. Remine analyzes property records, transactional history, and consumer data to deliver actionable insights. It connects directly to MLS platforms and is now available to more than 750,000 active real estate agents around the country. "As we worked with agents and brokers, we learned that many were using Contactually," added Jonathan Spinetto, COO of Remine. "With this new integration, we can make it easy for brokers and agents to have the information they need at their fingertips." Contactually's intelligent CRM manages over 220 million relationships and helps real estate agents prioritize and follow up with their leads, clients and referral sources to close more business and develop new leads. In fact, eight of the largest 20 brokerages in real estate are Contactually customers. And among brokerages that provide their agents with Contactually, three out of four use it because stronger connections mean more business—agents have seen up to a 42 percent increase in GCI and more than $3 billion in deals closed using Contactually. "Contactually and Remine share a belief that actionable intelligence is crucial for today's agent," added Zvi Band, CEO of Contactually. "Integrations are part of Contactually's core values as participants in a diversified real estate tech space, and we are excited to share this functionality with our users." Both Remine and Contactually have been named to the HousingWire Tech 100 in 2018 for their innovation and contributions to the real estate industry. Click here to learn more about this integration. About Remine Remine is a real estate Property Intelligence Platform® for Agents that is delivered exclusively through the MLS. The platform analyzes property records, transactional history, and consumer data to deliver actionable insights to Agents through an intuitive map-based user interface. Remine is available to every agent in over 35 MLSs totaling nearly 750,000 members. For more information, visit www.remine.com. About Contactually Contactually provides a SaaS-based intelligent customer relationship management (CRM) platform for real estate agents and brokerages. In simply minutes a day, Contactually's easy-to-use platform enables personal engagement at scale, resulting in more leads, referrals, and increased business. Proudly located in Washington, DC, Contactually employs approximately 70 people and has raised $12 million in capital to date from Grotech Ventures, Rally Ventures, Bull City Venture Partners, Middleland Capital, and others. For more information, please visit us at https://www.contactually.com.
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Chrome Extension Brings Contactually Functionality to Gmail
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rezora and Contactually Launch Contact Synching Integration for Real Estate Professionals
Two big players in real estate software—rezora and Contactually—have partnered to bring real estate professionals a simpler solution to managing their contacts. BOULDER, COLO. (AUGUST 13, 2018) -- Two big players in real estate software—rezora and Contactually—have partnered to bring real estate professionals a simpler solution to managing their contacts. The new integration will auto sync contacts from Contactually into rezora so agents can focus on engaging their contacts through dynamic marketing. The auto sync occurs once a day so agents can rest assured that their contact lists are always up to date and ready to send to as soon as they finish a new marketing piece. There's no need to organize contact lists in rezora because the integration also syncs buckets from Contactually. From inside their rezora account, agents can simply pick which list to send their marketing piece to, and send with the click of a button. Then they can publish a live version of the piece, share it to a number of social media platforms, and track analytics with just a few clicks. Jake Shanesy, rezora's VP of Product, commented on the integration saying, "We wanted to enable a better experience for agents to manage contacts seamlessly, so they can focus more on promoting their listings and themselves. Ultimately, we wanted to make sure we were providing a better experience for potential homebuyers and sellers alike." Zvi Band, CEO of Contactually, added, "One of the benefits of a best-in-class CRM like Contactually is that agents can keep and organize their contacts in one place; they never need to do the same work twice. And we make it easy for other apps to integrate with Contactually so agents can get the benefits of Contactually, even when they're using rezora. It's one of those situations where everyone wins, and we want to create more of those." The integration is now live and can be initiated under the Apps and Integrations tab in your rezora account. Visit rezora's blog to learn more about how the integration works. About rezora: Digital Marketing for real estate: rezora is for savvy marketing teams who need to expand their brands' influence by providing their agents with branded, easy to use email templates. rezora's digital marketing platform creates, manages and distributes content via multiple digital channels. Unlike other email marketing platforms, rezora integrates with your local MLS so your agents can easily drag and drop listings into custom, pre-made templates, and simply send to their contacts! rezora has been named one of Inc's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies of 2017. Visit us at https://www.rezora.com for more information. About Contactually Contactually provides a SaaS-based intelligent customer relationship management (CRM) platform for real estate agents and brokerages. In simply minutes a day, Contactually's easy-to-use platform enables personal engagement at scale, resulting in more leads, referrals, and increased business. Proudly located in Washington, DC, Contactually employs approximately 70 people and has raised $12 million in capital to date from Grotech Ventures, Rally Ventures, Bull City Venture Partners, Middleland Capital, and others. Contactually has been named to Inc's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies and the HousingWire Tech 100. For more information, please visit us at https://www.contactually.com/.
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Tom Ferry International creates new Hub for real estate with Contactually CRM
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Chime Launches New Features to Keep Real Estate Agents on the Cutting Edge
Chime rolls out new marketing and sales intelligence features, listing management capabilities and much more. PHOENIX, July 16, 2018 -- Chime Technologies, a turnkey real estate CRM and service provider, will be on-site at the upcoming Inman Connect, held in San Francisco July 17-20, to showcase product and service upgrades, as well as to unveil a whole host of new features. Chime recently made waves with its acquisition of Geographic Farm as part of its continued efforts to establish itself as the turnkey real estate software and service suite. This year Chime is looking to show off its enhanced IDX pages (now fully customizable through their new Content Management System), robust data services for high intention lead generation, and the launch of their new Power Dialer which was teased at last year's Inman. Chime now makes setting up and managing a custom, fast-loading, fully responsive IDX website easier than ever, with attractive templates that are infinitely customizable. The improved Content Management System (CMS) features intuitive drag-and-drop editing tools and enables users to get a personal branding site up and running quickly, with easily changeable images, buttons and copy. Its Lead Capture suite now offers more features and enables Realtors to respond to client questions quickly to accelerate deal closure. The Power Dialer now features Smart Call Lists that leverage profile information and pipeline status to create custom call lists or use AI to automatically generate call lists. The Click-to-Call function lets users call leads, leave voicemails, schedule follow-ups, leave lead notes and more in just a few clicks. A Smart Scripts solution coaches Realtors on how to approach leads to maximize the close rate, and Automated Responses take care of unanswered calls so that no opportunity falls through the cracks. "Chime keeps real estate agents on the cutting edge with technology and automation that handle mundane tasks, make smart suggestions and help agents focus on productive leads so they can do what they do best: close deals," said Gina Kaegi, Vice President of Marketing at Chime Technologies. "We're rolling out so many exciting new features at Inman Connect — new tools and technologies that will make life easier for agents, managers and customers. We invite everyone at the conference to stop by Kiosk K22 and check it out." Chime can be found at Kiosk K22 where they will be demoing these new features, as well as providing an exclusive sneak peek at additional new features that are set to launch soon. About Chime Chime is an operating system for the real estate industry. Its award-winning productivity suite offers a robust set of features that help real estate professionals and teams of all sizes run and grow their business. For more information, contact [email protected] or 888-342-9698, or visit www.chime.me.
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IXACT Contact Launches Stunning New User Interface and Features for a More Engaging Customer Experience
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immoviewer and Wise Agent CRM Announce Integration Partnership
The real estate industry leading Wise Agent CRM is the first to launch an integration with the immoviewer 3D tour platform. NEWARK, DEL. (MARCH 19, 2018) -- Today, immoviewer, inc. is announcing an integration partnership with Wise Agent, the leading CRM and marketing automation software in the real estate industry. The integration partnership allows Wise Agent users to seamlessly view immoviewer 3D tour statistics in their Wise Agent property dashboard and effortlessly attach 3D tours in emails to prospects and leads. Additional features in development include 3D tour drip marketing campaigns and text message marketing containing 3D tour links. "This is our first development in integrations with real estate CRMs," said Jeff Turner, CEO of immoviewer North America. "We see efficiency gaps in the industry and we are eager to help fill them. We were thrilled with Wise Agent's desire to work with us on a solution that reduces administrative friction and paves the way for future CRM enhancements." A complete video demonstration of the integration can be found here. "We realized long ago that the CRM is the main hub for all business and it was our duty to find the other top innovative technologies in the real estate industry and bring them all together for our members to take advantage of from one platform. Immoviewer has very impressive cutting edge technology backed up with an amazing team that we are very excited to call our new partner's." said Founder and CEO of Wise Agent, Brandon Wise. About immoviewer, inc. immoviewer is an international technology company providing fully interactive, virtual reality-compatible 3D, 360 home tours with live 24/7 open house capability. immoviewer's easy-to-use and affordable software helps real estate professionals create an outstanding real estate experience for buyers, sellers, photographer and brokers. Download the immoviewer app in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. About Wise Agent Wise Agent is an online Customer Relationship Management CRM system designed for Realtors. Features include Landing Pages, Lead Management, Contact Management, Transaction Management, Marketing Tools, unlimited Document Storage and excellent support. Wise Agent seamlessly connects technology, people, and business practices to increase productivity, organization, and most importantly make it easy for members to give full service to their clients and build long term relationships.
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zipLogix Launches zipCRM, New Customer Relationship Management System
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IXACT Contact Unveils New Social Stream Function to Help Agents Aggregate High-Value Content
The Twin Firepower of a World-Class CRM Meets High-Quality Content TORONTO, ON (DECEMBER 13, 2017) - IXACT Contact announced the unveiling of their new Social Stream service; an exclusive extension of their world-class Real Estate CRM designed to curate and publish helpful articles and videos found in top publications, all within the agents' brand to help generate real estate leads. With the announcement of Social Stream, IXACT Contact is addressing a common marketing barrier within the real estate industry. Curating high-value content from reputable publications is an incredibly time-consuming and expensive process – and even more so to do it consistently. Social Stream addresses this problem by sourcing fully vetted content, all customized to the real estate agents' preference. Social Stream is an add-on to IXACT Contact that completely automates the process of finding and streaming high quality content to your social media sites, enabling you to reap the benefits of a more active, engaging social media presence - without any work on the agents' part. With today's announcement, IXACT Contact is giving real estate agents the added ability to: Automate the process of finding and streaming high quality content to their social media sites. Fully customize what publications to pull content from, the frequency and what specific topics to source. Access Tier-1 gated publications with the subscription rights to this exclusive digital content from the world's most admired journalists. Control the branded experience where prospects are taken to a special web page created just for the agents' brand. Save the time it takes to source, vet and publish content along with the money it costs for hiring someone to manage this process. Social Stream can also capture leads directly into your IXACT Contact CRM database via an optional or mandatory lead capture form that can be activated on your very own branded landing page. Controlling The Branded Path to Conversion The glaring weakness in content curation is that the links typically go to the publication's website, along with its respective branding and sponsored advertising. Meaning a real estate agents' audience is clicking away from their information and might even be seeing advertisements promoting a competitor. Social Stream solves this problem. When prospects click on an article or video, they are taken to a special web page created specifically with the agents' branding. "Social Stream makes it easy for agents to curate high-quality content, and to customize it in a way that fits their branding and key messaging," says Rich Gaasenbeek, Co-Founder and EVP, IXACT Contact. "Agents can generate leads in the background and truly own the path to conversion in less time and at a price point they can't match." IXACT Contact is committed to developing the marketing firepower that allows real estate agents to focus on their core competencies while still generating leads and keeping a competitive edge in the market. About IXACT Contact IXACT Contact® is an easy-to-use web-based real estate CRM and marketing solution. IXACT Contact includes robust real estate contact management, powerful email and social media marketing, and mobile friendly REALTOR® websites. IXACT Contact helps real estate agents generate leads that convert into clients, keep in touch with past clients, hot prospects, and important referral sources, and stay organized and in control as their business grows.
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iHomefinder Launches Sales and Marketing Platform for Real Estate Pros
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Market Leader Partners with Dotloop to Create a Seamless Lead-to-Close Experience for Real Estate Professionals
The integration streamlines the experience between contact management and transaction management. BELLEVUE, WA (OCTOBER 12, 2017) - Market Leader, a pioneer and leader in lead generation and contact management systems for real estate professionals, has announced a partnership and integration with dotloop®, a leading platform for simplifying the real estate buying and selling process. The software integration allows agents to use their Market Leader CRM to seamlessly initiate, view, and update their dotloop real estate transactions, or 'loops.' The addition of the transaction component enhances an already robust all-in-one system from Market Leader, which includes a website, CRM, and marketing center. "We are always looking for ways to help agents be more productive. The dotloop integration will not only reduce the amount of time agents spend working in multiple systems, but it will also ensure their client data is up-to-date," said Scott Smith, President and General Manager of Market Leader. "This is one of many integrations we've launched this year to help agents add new contacts to their database and provide more customer insight." The Market Leader and dotloop teams have a long-standing and close relationship developed by working on several integrations simultaneously with shared enterprise customers."Dotloop and Market Leader's shared customer base have been asking for us to introduce an integration that streamlines the experience between contact management and transaction management," said Austin Allison, Founder and General Manager of dotloop. "The integration is part of our ongoing effort to expand the dotloop ecosystem to help power other real estate agent offerings and further compress the real estate transaction." The integration is now available to dotloop and Market Leader Pro and Business Suite customers. Customers can activate the dotloop integration by visiting the Integrations page in their Market Leader account. About Market Leader A pioneer in lead generation and contact management systems, Market Leader provides innovative online technology-based sales and marketing solutions for real estate professionals. Since 1999, Market Leader has helped real estate professionals succeed and grow, and today serves more than 250,000 agents, teams, brokerages, and franchises across the United States and Canada. Market Leader is a part of the Perseus Operating Group which is a division of Constellation Software Inc. Perseus is a provider of software solutions to a number of vertical markets and is a leading provider of software solutions to the real estate industry through its other businesses Z57, Zurple, Constellation Web Solutions, Sharper Agent, Birdview, and Diverse Solutions. For more information, please visit http://csiregroup.com.
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LionDesk CRM Announces Strategic Partnership with the Florida Association of Realtors
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IDX, LLC Announces Full Integration with Zapier's Workflow Automation Software
IDX, LLC, today announced the launch of their full integration with Zapier's workflow automation software, allowing clients to seamlessly connect their "IDX Leads" to over 40 CRM applications. EUGENE, OR (SEPTEMBER 14, 2017) - IDX, LLC, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) tools for real estate websites, today announced the launch of their full integration with Zapier's workflow automation software. Available immediately, this release allows clients to leverage MLS/IDX listings to collect qualified leads from high quality traffic. "IDX Leads" connects to over 40 applications, including Salesforce, Hubspot, Follow Up Boss, and more. "The modern internet runs on APIs. Everything from your website, to your phone, to your smart toaster uses an API to communicate," says Antonio Ortega, IDX Broker's Developer Partnership Manager. "Sending data from one platform to another is easy when you're a coder, but that's not the case for most people. What makes Zapier awesome is how the platform gives the power of APIs to everyone." A "Zap" integrates two apps through its Zap process. It is simply a trigger and a corresponding action. The IDX Broker/Zapier integration ensures lead capture is efficient and effective: Automatically send new leads (as available) to the CRM every 15 min. Eliminate the tedious tasks included in the sales funnel workflow. Take advantage of "Zap templates" already created with popular CRMs. "With IDX Leads, your CRM automatically has the data to power your follow ups, agent assignments, drip campaigns, and tons of other features. Plus, whether you're a single agent or part of a large brokerage, with so many CRM connections available, Zapier has lead automation for everyone," Ortega wrote in a blog post. "Simply choose the CRM that works best for you, create a Zap, and become a lean, mean, lead nurturing machine!" To learn more about the integration of IDX Broker and Zapier, visit https://zapier.com/zapbook/idx-leads/. About IDX, LLC Based in Eugene, Ore., IDX, LLC is nationally known as a leading provider of real estate search applications. IDX, LLC actively manages more than $2 trillion worth of active listing data from more than 660 individual Multiple Listings Services (MLS). IDX, LLC provides integrated IDX software, customizable listing search utilities and lead management tools for real estate based websites. In addition to the primary web-based software, IDX also provides an integrated WordPress widget for use in WordPress based blogs and websites (IDX Broker WordPress Plugin), as well as HTML Mobile Optimized Pages for all mobile devices. The entire suite of real estate software available from IDX is easy to manage and maintain, helping real estate professionals display real estate data from their MLS regardless of their technical ability. For more information on all the services provided by IDX, LLC, please visit http://www.idxbroker.com. About Zapier Zapier lets customers easily connect the web apps they use, making it easy to automate tedious tasks. With over 500 web apps, Zapier wants to empower businesses everywhere to create processes and systems that let computers do what they are best at doing and let humans do what they are best at doing. For more information, please visit zapier.com.
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Chime Acquires GeographicFarming to Keep Real Estate Professionals on the Cutting Edge
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Chime Unveils AI-Enabled Smart Dialer and Drone Technology to Keep Real Estate Agents Ahead of the Curve
Chime is also celebrating its first anniversary after a year of expansion and growth SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2017 -- Chime Technologies, an operating system for the real estate industry, announced two new major innovations today along with its one-year anniversary. The launch of these game-changing features—an AI-enabled smart dialer and a fully autonomous drone—reflect Chime's journey to become a complete operating system that transforms the business of doing real estate by integrating innovative technology in new ways. Chime set out to create an operating system that contained everything real estate professionals needed to seamlessly run, and grow, their business. Through conversations with agents, brokers and coaches, Chime realized that one of their biggest challenges was dealing with too many, disparate, and unconnected solutions, which ended up creating more work rather than less. In August 2016, Chime launched an all-in-one real estate platform that offered real estate professionals a powerful lead generation and CRM solution, enabling them to launch marketing campaigns, track leads' activities, build customer relationships, and seamlessly manage teams, anytime, anywhere. Over the past year, Chime has continued to evolve and expand the platform to address the full spectrum of agents' needs. The company now has clients in all 50 states. "Chime has evolved as the needs of our customers have evolved," said Matt Murphy, Chief Marketing Officer of Chime. "We are bringing the industry to where it should be, while also giving it a run for its money. We always try to stay one step ahead and our clients love that we are constantly pushing to deliver cutting edge in real estate technology." The AI-enabled smart dialer, named Belle, isn't just a utility, but also serves as an intelligent companion that enables quick performance and limited downtime between calls. Agents simply select a list within Chime and push it to the dialer. They can then quickly dial prospects with just one click, add notes, do follow-ups, schedule appointments, and send texts or emails from within the tool. The AI overlay means the smart dialer is imbued with Smart Scoring that dynamically scores leads as well as Smart Lists which form in the dialer based off relevant and important actions that an agent needs to accomplish that day. As prospects interact and engage with the system—opening property alerts, reading emails—Belle adjusts the lead's scores and adapts scripts and follow-ups in real-time, based on quality and intent of the lead, to have the maximum impact. Chime is the first company to do this in the real estate space. "Belle combined with Chime is a killer product combination for teams and brokerages," said Murphy. "Our goal is to provide a productivity suite that empowers agents and brokers with all the tools they need to close more deals, and these features take smart dialers to the next level." Chime's second new feature provides drone technology that has the potential to superpower open houses and listings. Chime has the exclusive U.S. real estate distribution rights with Simtoo, the creator of the Moment drone for aerial photography. The Simtoo drone is tiny, with four small blades that are covered so it can fly indoors, and strong battery life, which allows it to fly for over 10 minutes. The drone travels autonomously and comes equipped with facial recognition technology, so agents don't have to worry about navigating it through properties. Chime has developed a powerful software layer for the Simtoo Moment drone, enabling agents to give virtual tours of homes, and focus on providing the best experience possible for people over the Internet. The drone footage live streams directly to a Facebook page or listing-specific site, so interested buyers can watch from anywhere. "Livestreaming is a fundamental innovation that will transform real estate," Murphy said. "By launching this drone feature, Chime is at the forefront of this transformation." While they are a critical part of the real estate process, open houses can be inconvenient. They are displacing for sellers, who have to leave their homes, keep them pristine over time, and put away valuables. They can also be a nuisance for buyers, who may be short on time or live out of the area. With a virtual open house, none of that needs to happen. Agents can spend an hour doing a virtual tour and then share that footage with interested buyers. Chime's drone feature saves time and money for agents, sellers and buyers alike. "Real estate teams such as the Boyenga Team, Climb Real Estate Group, EXIT Realty and Tru Realty are switching to us because we have proven our innovation cycle—how fast we can push code, how far and how quickly we've evolved in such a short period of time," adds Murphy. About Chime Chime is an operating system for the real estate industry. Its award-winning productivity suite offers a robust set of features that help real estate professionals and teams of all sizes run and grow their business. Chime operates as a US subsidiary of Renren, Inc. (RENN). For more information, contact [email protected] or 888-342-9698, or visit www.chime.me.
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The Moxi Cloud Adds Offrs to Its Ever-Growing Open Platform
Offrs joins the cloud platform with their high-quality seller leads July 5, 2017 – Seattle, WA – Moxi Works adds Offrs, a seller leads service, to their open platform, the Moxi Cloud. At Offrs, they identify over 70% of the homes that will sell in the coming year using predictive analytics. Now integrated with the Moxi Cloud, seller leads are automatically placed into the Moxi Engage CRM and are noted that they are sourced from Offrs. Mike McHenry, VP of Channels and Partnerships said, "Together with Offrs, Moxi Works delivers agents new listing opportunities every month. Quality seller leads are discovered and nurtured by our lead generation partner Offrs, then seamlessly integrated with Moxi Engage, providing agents highly valued listing referrals coupled with an automated follow-up process. The team at Offrs have been awesome to work with as we integrated our solutions." Offrs delivers quality leads by conducting an in-depth analysis of the data that then predicts when people will sell. This data is presented to the agent via their "Territory." Each agent chooses a Territory which includes details on every property or property owner, including mailing address, email, phone number, and a predictive seller score that is updated each month based on thousands of various data points. Agents can get their own territories by choosing a zip code. They receive a monthly report that pertains to their territory, showing the likely sellers in said zip code. Rich Swier, Co-Founder at Offrs said, "Our partnership with Moxi will bring best-of-breed lead generation and nurturing to agents and brokers. We are excited to continue our mission of bringing more value to the real estate community." McHenry added, "The reality is, 75% of homeowners choose the first agent who contacts them to list their home. Getting to sellers first is a major advantage to agents using Offrs." Offrs markets to the predicted sellers via email, on-line targeting, direct mail, and call targeting to generate a lead. The leads are then contacted and qualified before being given to the agent in the Moxi Works open platform, the Moxi Cloud. About Moxi WorksMoxi Works is a residential brokerage services company that makes agents significantly more productive and brokerages more profitable by helping them effectively run their businesses. Moxi Works' integrated tools are centered on a sphere-based selling process that drastically increases agents' repeat and referral business, while lowering overall technology, training and support costs for the brokerage. With Moxi Works, brokerages are able to make their agents' lives simpler and their businesses more successful. More information at moxiworks.com. About OffrsOffrs was founded in 2013 by a real estate agent and mathematician who saw a massive gap in the real estate industry between the real estate agent and the next listing. Their mission is to build solutions that drive the Real Estate Office of the Future. From big data to predictive analytics, Offrs want to empower their customers with innovative products. They service and generate leads for over 5,000 Real Estate Agents across the United States. Discover more info at offrs.com.
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LeadingRE Names IXACT Contact as Preferred CRM and Email Marketing Solution
CHICAGO – (6/12/17) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced today that IXACT Contact® Inc. has been named a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, a collection of select business tools presented to its global network of 565 residential real estate firms. IXACT Contact® is an integrated real estate CRM (customer relationship management), email marketing, and website solution that helps sales associates and teams manage communications, listings and active buyers, as well as their online presence. "IXACT Contact helps real estate professionals save time and be better organized with a single, easy-to-use platform that allows them to nurture and convert more leads," said Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president, corporate marketing. "We are pleased to introduce the service to our members looking for a highly effective and affordable agent or team level CRM and email marketing platform." IXACT Contact Co-Founder and EVP Rich Gaasenbeek adds, "We are simply delighted to have been selected as a preferred service provider by LeadingRE. Their members are market leaders who have achieved success through innovation and excellence across all aspects of their business, and they are exactly the kinds of companies we most enjoy working with," Gaasenbeek said. Learn more about IXACT Contact at www.ixactcontact.com. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at www.LeadingRE.com. About IXACT Contact IXACT Contact® Inc. is a cloud-based real estate CRM that helps agents stay organized and build lasting relationships, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The integrated solution offers three powerful elements including a real estate CRM, email marketing platform and mobile-friendly agent website for one low price. Established in 2007, IXACT Contact is a sister company of Morris Real Estate Marketing Group, which has been in business since 1927.
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iHomefinder is currently in Beta on Zapier
What is Zapier? Zapier automatically moves information from one web app to another to make you more productive. More than 750 apps are currently supported and anyone can set it up without a developer. What can I do with iHomefinder and Zapier? With this Beta release, a new lead registration can be used as a trigger for an action you specify (a "Zap" in Zapier lingo) within another app of your choice. Why would I want to use Zapier? With the huge range of supported apps, we think you'll find ways to make you and your team more productive. Here are some categories of apps that are particularly useful for real estate professionals: CRM | View apps > Email Newsletters | View apps > Drip Emails | View apps > Google | View apps > Team Chat | View apps > How to Get Started Our Knowledge Base article provides the following information to get you started: A link to get the beta iHomefinder Zapier app Instructions for setting up the iHomefinder app to automatically pass information to the app of your choice Get started > We can't wait to see what you do with it! To view the original post, visit the iHomeFinder blog.
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Moxi Works Launches New Product, Granting Agents Client Insights
April 24, 2017 – Seattle, WA – Real estate technology company, Moxi Works, recently launched a new product called Secret Agent. This new product allows agents to instantly receive public data on their clients, giving them a leg up in sphere marketing. Secret Agent, currently in Beta, gives quick client insights to agents through their Moxi Engage CRM. General demographics, housing info, lifestyle choices, financials, and more can all be learned about clients through the Secret Agent product. "Secret Agent is a feature that not only adds to the overarching Engage CRM experience, but it's also one that has the potential to revolutionize sphere marketing as we know it. Let's face it, the core of an agent's business is built upon a strong client base, but it's impossible to personally keep up with every single one. Secret Agent now does it for them. By reminding an agent to reach out to clients when their kids are heading off to college or letting them know the investment opportunities their clients care about, it frees up even more time for agents and keeps them on track," said York Baur, CEO of Moxi Works. Depending on the public data available, the insights given from Secret Agent might even include information on hobbies, or where clients and prospects donate and invest their money. Agents can potentially see if they have pets, certain cars, or if they're a value shopper. Secret Agent also allows agents to filter their client lists based off of their likelihood to sell. For instance, if there are teenagers in the house, Secret Agent will notify the agent that this family might be interested in downsizing soon. This is all based off aggregated public data. It helps agents quickly understand who they should be targeting in their sphere today, with badges next to the clients that are gearing up for a major life change. Like all Moxi Works products, Secret Agent is mobile optimized through their Moxi Engage CRM and can be accessed on any handheld device, laptop, or tablet. Find out more about Secret Agent, other products, and Moxi Work's open platform known as the Moxi Cloud, at moxiworks.com. About Moxi Works Moxi Works is a residential brokerage services company that makes agents significantly more productive and brokerages more profitable by helping them effectively run their businesses. Moxi Works' integrated tools are centered on a sphere-based selling process that drastically increases agents' repeat and referral business, while lowering overall technology, training and support costs for the brokerage. With Moxi Works, brokerages are able to make their agents' lives simpler and their businesses more successful. More information at www.moxiworks.com.
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Electrifies Its Competitive Strategy with the Zap Technology Platform
MADISON, N.J. 04-04-2017 — Informed consumers have fundamentally transformed the real estate industry. Access to data has armed real estate professionals with a way to stay ahead of new pressures– if they can effectively harness the benefits. Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate (BHGRE), a Realogy (NYSE: RLGY) brand, today announced that its technology strategy is now powered by Realogy's proprietary Zap® platform, a web, mobile and CRM solution for the brand, brokers and affiliated agents that is launching BHGRE into a new arena of technology competitiveness. With this launch, the brand's website, bhgre.com, is interconnected with its affiliated brokers' and agents' sites on a single platform designed to provide an exceptional service experience to consumers and an insights-driven business approach to brokers and agents. The evolution of real estate necessitates brokers and agents master technology and mobile tools to stay ahead. Consumers expect heightened, sophisticated service from agents to complement their own unprecedented access to information. Agents and brokers are required to compete not only in sales, but in social media, technology and data-driven marketing. "Real estate 1.0 was a broker-driven world, 2.0 was the age of the agent-driven real estate and 3.0 was the dawn of the informed consumer," said Sherry Chris, President and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. "Today, we are in real estate 4.0, where consumer data informs everything we do. Launching the Zap platform as the core of our technology strategy enables us to benefit from the innovation of the Realogy platform and build a unique and complementary offering around it. As a lifestyle brand focused on the consumer, we look to the Zap platform as the future of informed, proactive service." "Zap plays a critical role in the relationship between today's consumers and our affiliated agents," said Craig McClelland, Chief Operating Officer of BHGRE Metro Brokers, a leading brokerage firm in Atlanta, Georgia, with more than 2,100 agents and 26 offices. "We were an early adopter of the Zap platform because it provides a measurable competitive edge to our affiliated agents by equipping action-specific intelligence. By integrating Zap into the DNA of our company, our affiliated agents are better equipped to elevate their conversations with clients and make timely, personalized service decisions. Zapscontinued innovation is quickly evolving the Zap platform into a sophisticated lead delivery and incubation system, solving important real estate business challenges including mobile competitiveness and maximizing online leads." Disrupting the Disruptors The Zap platform empowers agents and brokers to transform the way they do business in the online and offline worlds, as well as the ability to use data-based intelligence to enhance service delivery to clients. This is critical in an industry where informed consumers are expecting more personalized service and technology innovation is moving at exponential speed, forcing brokers and agents to keep pace to win. The platform generates IDX-powered websites which feature modules that allow individual brokers and agents to tailor their personal sites to their unique business approaches and local markets. These modules include social media integrations, ratings and reviews, profile information, media sharing, and featured listings. In addition, local insights allow an agent to share their knowledge about the market areas they serve, including points of interest, schools, entertainment, dining and other topics to market themselves with lifestyle expertise. BHGRE-affiliated agents can also provide insights on any properties in their local market. This allows an agent to influence the dialog about a home beyond what is in the listing description. Together, the insight features empower real estate professionals to market themselves with their lifestyle and real estate expertise. These modules and other relevant functionalities combine to create a dynamic, interactive user experience and increase the brokers' and agents' organic search presence. Proactive, Personalized Service The Zap platform connects clients and agents in a way other websites can't – through predictive consumer insights from the platform's proprietary ZapScoreSM feature. The ZapScore rating helps affiliated agents prioritize online leads through consumer behavior: search behavior, saved properties, showing requests, and follow-up campaign interaction impact their score, focusing agents on a service strategy tailored to a consumer's readiness and behavior. Today, CRM is the center of the agent's world. Zap's CRM allows the agent to manage relationships with past, present and future clients as well as track and action against those profiles to cultivate opportunities. The platform provides scripts for phone calls as well as online follow-up plans with accompanying email communications. This allows agents to plant seeds of business development for the future as well as to nurture relationships today. With the Zap platform, affiliated BHGRE agents can track online behavior to better anticipate consumers' needs. This allows the agent to bridge the service gap between the online and offline world. It also provides personalized insights into their clients' needs which allows agents to be more proactive and sophisticated in their service. Forget "Mobile vs. Desktop" Today's consumers don't separate the world between mobile and desktop. Consumers and agents are device agnostic – they expect their various apps, accounts, and correlating data to sync seamlessly between all technology experiences. The Zap platform is designed to reflect the evolving lifestyles and behaviors of both agents and consumers. The BHGRE Consumer App offers consumers the full range of tools they have come to expect for real estate search, including geolocation-assisted search, interactive maps, and saved search functionalities – all synced to accounts between devices. Likewise, the BHGRE Agent CRM App provides agents the ability to manage their business on the go – addressing new leads, responding to inquiries, observing consumer behavior, and identifying opportunities via the ZapScore. The Zap platform mobile experience is made truly unique by agents' and consumers' ability to communicate with consistency and ease through its agent and consumer mobile applications. With mobile applications, affiliated agents and clients can provide each other with property search suggestions, schedule showings and appointments, push relevant notifications, and directly message – all on the go, any time. With the introduction of the Zap platform and all its consumer and agent-driven desktop and mobile applications, the informed consumer and the informed agent are no longer separated by the barriers of technology, schedules, or distance. About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. The growing Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network includes more than 10,000 affiliated sales associates and approximately 300 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States, Canada and the Bahamas.
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IXACT Contact Announces its New Mobile Friendly e-Newsletter 2.0
  TORONTO, CANADA (MARCH 28, 2017) - IXACT Contact has always provided the best monthly e-Newsletter of any real estate CRM. It's professionally written and designed, it always includes fresh content, and it can be fully automated. Now IXACT Contact is making it even better by taking it to a whole new level in terms of modern design, mobile-friendliness, and customizability. With 66% of all email being opened and read on mobile devices, sending your contacts an attractive and easy to read e-newsletter on smartphones and tablets will make you stand out from the crowd – and eliminates the annoying pinching, zooming, and scrolling. With enhancements to IXACT Contact's e-Newsletter, you're now able to: Customize the entire e-Newsletter You can now edit or exclude any of the pre-loaded articles that IXACT Contact provides, as well as add your own articles into the mix, allowing your e-Newsletter to reflect your region, your business, and your voice. Send a 'responsive' mobile-friendly e-Newsletter Your e-Newsletters can be easily read on all devices including smartphones and tablets. Customize the color theme You can now choose a custom color theme that matches your personal branding. "With these mobile enhancements, IXACT Contact now offers one of the most powerful and complete real estate CRM and online marketing solutions available," says Rich Gaasenbeek, Co-Founder and EVP, IXACT Contact, "Our personally branded and customizable e-Newsletter is a powerful tool that helps agents keep in touch with everyone in their database easily and cost-effectively." About IXACT Contact IXACT Contact® is an easy-to-use web-based real estate CRM and marketing solution.  IXACT Contact includes robust real estate contact management, powerful email marketing, and mobile friendly REALTOR® websites.  IXACT Contact helps real estate agents generate leads that convert into clients, keep in touch with past clients, hot prospects, and important referral sources, and stay organized and in control as their business grows.
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Turn Your Buyer Data into Profits with Buyside and Moxi Works
Buyside has officially teamed up with Moxi Works to deliver agents a great source for seller leads via the Moxi Works open platform. Buyside brings over 175 years of combined real estate experience to assist brokerages in turning their buyer data into leads, listings, and profits. With an impressive list of clients and a great team, we couldn't be more thrilled to have them with us. How does it work? Each agent receives a seller lead-gen marketing suite complete with a landing page that has multiple home valuations in order to drive homeowners to seek the guidance of a professional agent. Their intelligent system cross-references against every actively searching buyer to alert your listing agents of matches. All of these leads drop right into Moxi Engage for little to no effort for agents. "Buyside is a powerful and easy add-in to any broker website that turns your traffic into seller leads. Using Moxi's open platform API, Buyside automatically sends these new leads into Moxi Engage for an agent to nurture and grow their sphere with zero effort," said Mike McHenry, VP of Channels and Partnerships at Moxi Works. Buyside is a seamless solution that easily integrates with how your brokerage does business and by that we mean: they get it. It's easy to set up, launch and use. Plus, like all Moxi products, Buyside uses Single Sign-On (SSO) so agents don't have to remember yet another password. Agents can track online activity for active listings and send seller clients a weekly report on their listings activity. Buyside believes buyer data is the largest untapped asset within a brokerage and represents the final frontier in the digital transformation today in real estate. "Buyside prides ourselves on delivering quality service to the brokerage community and so it was a no brainer to partner with someone like the Moxi Works team who share the same vision" said Buyside CEO, Charles Williams. If you want more seller leads, Buyside will get you there. Agents generate thousands of buyer leads every month and Buyside uses that buyer data to capture seller leads. Grow your sphere of influence by letting the data do the talking. To view the original post, visit the Moxi Works blog.
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Moxi Works Now Includes Automated Marketing from Imprev
Moxi Works' latest open platform partner, Imprev, Inc., allows them to provide a simple, effective way for agents to market all of their listings without lifting a finger. "We're excited to expand our partner program to include an industry leader like Imprev Marketing. They have a long history of delighting their agent customers and together we have created a seamless experience for all Moxi Engage users," said Mike McHenry, head of Partnerships. Imprev drives synergy between the broker and agent's marketing, empowering them to effortlessly promote their listings, brands, and brokerages through custom digital, social media, and print creative. Adding this onto the Moxi Works platform allows agents to focus on what they do best: sell. Brand-Centric Imprev allows brokerages and their agents to stay fully-branded with a custom marketing package for each and every listing. Consistency Not only is everything fully-branded, but each package is also brand consistent. This allows agents to market listings across all verticals with print and digital marketing (including social media) for professional looking content, every step of the way. The marketing materials provided in each package also automatically update for the lifespan of the listing, to insure that agents' marketing is never out of sync. Integration Imprev is completely and fully integrated into the Moxi Works experience. Here's what that means: Agents can access Imprev directly through Moxi Works without needing to re-enter your user id and password Agent's contacts will be synchronized from Moxi Works to Imprev, greatly speeding up the process of communicating Imprev provides automated marketing services, including listing automation, lead and customer nurturing, email campaigns, and marketing centers. Imprev is part of the rapidly expanding Moxi Works open platform. To view the original post, visit the Moxi Works blog.
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Industry Leader DocuSign Joins the Moxi Works Open Platform
The Moxi Works open platform has just become even bigger with our DocuSign partnership! This partnership allows our CRM to provide a fully digital transaction management program for our agents to manage their workflow with clients. "Partnering with the team at Moxi Works to deliver a streamlined experience for agents ties into our DocuSign 'Lead to Close' strategy. By seamlessly integrating the tools agents use every day, we help them remain at the center of the transaction to deliver great service to their clients while eliminating manual data entry, paperwork and associated cost and delays," says Georg Gerstenfeld, General Manager of Global Real Estate Solutions at DocuSign. When it's time for a transaction, Moxi Engage CRM creates a digital transaction room for the agent with all of the client and property info auto-populated. The digital transaction room enables the creation, editing, and sending of documents to anyone and everyone involved in the transaction. This means clients, loan officers, escrow, etc. can all interact within the same space. Now agents can also see the status of where each participant is in the buying and/or selling process, allowing for proper transaction management and maintenance to take place when needed. York Baur, CEO of Moxi Works says, "Our open platform and our partnership enables us to achieve the first truly end-to-end digital transaction. Many have tried, but until now there wasn't a feasible player in the game. Teaming up with Glenn Shimkus, VP of Product at DocuSign has been huge; his idea of making DocuSign an open platform has matched ours and that's what allowed us to achieve this vision of an end-to-end digital transaction between both of our platforms." For those that may not be familiar, an open platform means having published, secure, API's for all of the important functions and data that allow applications to work together. It may sound confusing, but the definition doesn't matter. What matters is that this allows brokerages to remove stone age tools and plug in best-in-class applications and tools that agents need today. An Open Platform delivers incomparable productivity to help better business and life. Make your agents and clients happy with an open platform and the new DocuSign integration! To view the original post, visit the Moxi Works blog.
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IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM Announces Enhanced Social Media Integration
  IXACT Contact announced today the addition of Social Intelligence to the real estate CRM. This new feature enables real estate professionals further understand their leads and contacts by gathering information from contacts' various public social media profiles. Social Intelligence searches over 100 publicly available sources to locate contacts' data, helping keep the agent's CRM data fresh and accurate. Social Intelligence will also capture and display each contact's photo directly in the contact profile page, and when there is more than one photo for a contact, the agent can choose which one to display. IXACT Contact has a long history of encouraging real estate agents to build meaningful relationships with leads and past clients by noting important details in the Contact Profile. With Social Intelligence, real estate agents have the benefit of viewing contacts' interests, employment history, age, and social media bio's, all from within the CRM at the click of a button. This added level of insight provides agents with context and knowledge that will lead to more meaningful interactions with real estate leads and past clients. "The addition of Social Intelligence provides real estate agents with further insight into their leads and past clients, "says Rich Gaasenbeek, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, "it's a powerful feature included in IXACT Contact's solution to help agents build stronger relationships that lead to more business." According to Global Web Index, there are over 2.307 billion active social media users online. The information shared publicly by these real estate prospects can now be drawn directly into IXACT Contact's real estate CRM. Existing customers of IXACT Contact already have access to Social Intelligence. Real estate agents who would like to try IXACT Contact and the new social media integration can start a free 5 week trial.
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Contactually Announces a New Partnership with First.io
We're very excited to announce the launch of our partnership with First.io, a great step forward for Contactually as a whole in intelligence and real estate agent productivity. This partnership will generate a new Contactually product, powered by First, that will give real estate agents unseen, proactive knowledge about their network and will automatically provide recommendations to users when a contact is likely to list their home in the next six months. A brand new way to use Contactually The new partnership with First – a platform that uses Artificial Intelligence to pinpoint when homeowners are most likely to move – will help real estate agents better respond to and manage clients needs. "Our platform allows users to stay top-of-mind with their entire networks, resulting in more leads and referrals," says Contactually co-Founder and CEO Zvi Band. "Agents want to ensure they are always building relationships with the right people, so being able to predict who is more likely to move is something we've always wanted to offer. With our powerful yet easy to use platform, users can automatically begin communicating with these contacts as soon as their moving intentions are predicted, keeping them many steps ahead of their competitors." This is the first of many initiatives involving artificial intelligence and machine learning that will further add value to our customers moving forward in 2017 and beyond. This new product we're rolling out with First will regularly assess a real estate agent's contacts in Contactually using a market-leading AI and machine learning platform, and then predict when a client is most likely to move. The business or agent will be automatically notified, enabling rapid and personalized communications to best meet the client's needs. Bringing machine learning to the real estate industry The real estate sector is a crowded one, with more than two million licensed real estate agents in the United States. In 2015, just over five million homes were sold, meaning that – on average – real estate agents were only able to sell three houses that year. This partnership will help users get ahead of competitors by keeping them ahead of their rivals. "This is important because it helps agents to not lose opportunities within their network," Band continues. "They lose opportunities because they are generally not in regular touch with their networks. This platform enables them to be made aware of opportunities, and respond proactively." Mike Schneider, the CEO of First, adds, "First and Contactually both believe real estate runs on relationships. It's incredibly rare to find companies on the same mission with complementary products. We couldn't be more excited to pair the best mover intelligence with the best relationally-focused CRM to help agents win more listings." To learn more, check out our page here and sign up to get the most up to date information on our new partnership. To view the original article, visit the Contactually blog.
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Placester Introduces Placester Mobile -- a CRM for Real Estate Professionals on the Go
BOSTON, MA--(Nov 16, 2016) - Placester, an all-in-one CRM platform featuring integrated digital marketing and sales tools that fundamentally change how real estate works, today announced the release of Placester Mobile. Placester Mobile unlocks the ability to build, grow and manage a real estate business from your iPhone by placing tasks, up-to-the-minute insights, and communication with prospects and clients into a single app. "Real estate professionals need to constantly think about closing deals, securing more leads and staying in touch with their clients. Being tied to an office often gets in the way of being successful," said Matt Barba, CEO, Placester. "Placester constantly thinks of the working professional's day-to-day life, and is committed to delivering solutions that seamlessly enable them to do business in the field. Placester Mobile is a huge step forward, designed as an easy-to-use CRM for real estate professionals on the go." Placester Mobile is broken down into three easy to use, connected, feature sets: Leads - Contacts are everything in real estate, and converting those contacts is about understanding who they are and what they want. Placester Mobile manages all contact information for leads, so it's easy to connect with customers in the app. The app also sends push notifications for new leads who fill out a form or create an account on a user's website, enabling agents to follow up faster. Tasks - Managing dozens of leads in different stages can be challenging. Placester Mobile helps track to-dos and create follow-up notes, tasks, or reminders on the go. Tasks can be assigned to mobile contacts, so agents and brokers know exactly where they stand with customers. Updates - Real estate professionals do their best work on the go, and their news should reach them there as well. With Updates, agents and brokers stay in the known and get tips on how to maximize their Placester solution. "With Placester Mobile, we pushed the envelope another step further and now offer a streamlined CRM that's exactly what our customers need to do their job masterfully, from the field," said Allen Bonde, senior vice president of marketing, Placester. "Placester Mobile is a direct result of our mission at Placester, to fundamentally change the way real estate works." Placester Mobile is available to download in the Apple App Store, with a free version that allows users to view and contact leads, create notes and tasks, and receive real-time updates. For $20 per month, premium users gain additional features, including enhanced lead activity notifications, reminders for upcoming tasks, and continuous syncing between mobile and web applications. To learn more about Placester Mobile, visit placester.com/mobile. About PlacesterPlacester is an all-in-one CRM platform featuring integrated digital marketing and sales tools that fundamentally change how real estate works. Founded in 2011 by Matthew Barba, a former real estate agent, and Frederick Townes, a seasoned technologist, the Placester platform enables real estate professionals to grow their businesses online and via mobile through seamless MLS integration, natural language search and eye-catching visuals. In addition, Placester offers a wide range of apps and add-ons for high-impact email marketing, digital advertising campaigns, lead management and streamlining of everyday tasks. Currently serving two in five real estate professionals in the U.S., Placester is a proud technology partner to leading real estate brands across North America, and the sole website provider for the REALTOR Benefits® Program, the official member benefits program of the National Association of REALTORS®. To date, Placester has raised $50 million in funding, backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Romulus Capital and Techstars. For more information, please visit placester.com.
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Convert More Leads with Wise Agent CRM and Mojo Dialer
Are you throwing away money on leads that you're not working? The best way to get them to convert to clients is to talk to them – FAST. Announcing Wise Agent's integration with Mojo Dialer, a dialing system that can help you make up to 270 calls per hour. You can push contacts from Wise Agent into the Dialer; make notes and follow-up reminders; as well as push contacts from Mojo to Wise Agent. Check out this video tutorial detailing how the integration works: Contact our superior support team if you have any questions! To view the original article, visit the Wise Agent blog.
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EXIT Realty Metro Endorses IXACT Contact as Real Estate CRM of Choice
  IXACT Contact is pleased to announce an exciting new corporate partnership with EXIT Realty Metro.  As one of the largest real estate brokerages in Nova Scotia, EXIT Realty Metro is a dominant force in Atlantic Canada. The leadership team at EXIT Realty Metro is always searching for the best tools and systems to help their real estate agents achieve success. The company believes strongly in the power and value of a real estate CRM. Understanding that a good CRM will benefit both the individual agents and the brokerage as a whole, EXIT Realty Metro chose IXACT Contact over all other real estate CRM options. "We believe that database management is the number one key to success for real estate agents. How you nurture and cultivate your database will determine your level of achievement as a REALTOR®," says Sterling Stephens, Broker of Record, and Linda Smardon Managing Associate Broker, EXIT Realty Metro, "We were seeking a real estate CRM system that is both user friendly and provides extraordinary customer service. That's why we chose IXACT Contact as the preferred real estate CRM for our agents over all other CRMs." EXIT Realty Metro was impressed by IXACT Contact's automated features including keep in touch call reminders, the monthly e-Newsletter, and email marketing capabilities.  Users enjoy the freedom and flexibility of staying in touch from anywhere on any device thanks to IXACT Contact's new Mobile App. "We're delighted that EXIT Realty Metro selected IXACT Contact as its preferred real estate CRM and business partner," says Rich Gaasenbeek, VP, Sales and Marketing, IXACT Contact, "EXIT Realty Metro is a vibrant, impressive brokerage dedicated to provide its real estate agents with valuable training and cutting edge tools, to equip their REALTORS® for success. IXACT Contact is looking forward to working with the EXIT Realty Metro management team to help their agents grow their businesses through effective contact management and marketing." About IXACT Contact Solutions Inc. IXACT Contact® is an easy to use cloud-based real estate CRM that helps REALTORS® stay organized and build lasting relationships. The integrated solution offers three powerful elements including a real estate CRM, email marketing platform, and mobile-friendly REALTOR® website all for one low price. With IXACT Contact, real estate agents can convert more leads into clients and attract more referrals and repeat business. Sign up for a free five-week trial today at http://www.ixactcontact.com.
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Placester Acquires RealSatisfied to Increase Business Intelligence for Brokers
BOSTON, MA--(April 19, 2016) - Placester, an all ­in ­one CRM platform featuring integrated digital marketing and sales tools that fundamentally change how real estate works, today announced its acquisition of RealSatisfied, a suite of customer satisfaction tools that provides big data insights to brokers, agents and brands. Placester and RealSatisfied have always shared one common goal: empowering real estate professionals. The combination of the two companies is a natural fit, designed to bring an additional level of business intelligence to Placester's customers. As RealSatisfied integrates into the Placester platform, real estate professionals will benefit from gaining critical data so they can understand how clients view their performance throughout the consumer journey. "Placester's vision has always been to create a full real estate ecosystem that provides the tools necessary for agents to truly excel. We're honored to have RealSatisfied join the team," said Matt Barba, CEO of Placester. "Together we create a synergy of capabilities for our customers that adds to the depth of our platform and delivers insights into every aspect of the consumer home buying and selling experience." Founded in 2010, RealSatisfied is based in Sydney, Australia, and operates in Australia, the United States, and Canada. Customers include Century 21 USA, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, and Home Services of America, along with individual agents from brands like RE/MAX, Berkshire Hathaway, Dilbeck Estates and EXIT Realty, totaling over 200,000 agents. RealSatisfied will continue to operate as a separate brand, and customers will continue to receive the same access to great products and support as part of a larger family. "Understanding how happy your customers are with the level of service you are delivering is simply part of a commitment to excellence. It improves your training efforts, helps you build 'sticky' customer loyalty, increases referrals, and reduces agent churn," said Jeff Turner, President of RealSatisfied. "Integrating with Placester just makes sense. It will help our customers make data­driven decisions by delivering this insight at scale, in the right place, at the right time, to the right people." "While the customer satisfaction data we collect is valuable on its own, when it is used to help power business decisions or combined with other broker-­owned data in the right way, it's even more powerful," shared Phil Kells, CEO of RealSatisfied. "We have always believed that the true value of RealSatisfied would be enhanced and multiplied as part of a larger ecosystem. We believe Placester is building that perfect system and we're excited to be a part of it." RealSatisfied customers will be uninterrupted, as the company continues to operate business as usual. One of the first priorities of this partnership will be to enable brokers and agents to take full advantage of the customer satisfaction data they own to expand data­driven business insights and gain a more robust understanding of their consumer. All RealSatisfied employees will be joining the Placester team. To learn more about Placester's acquisition of RealSatisfied, please visit the Placester blog. About PlacesterPlacester is an all ­in ­one CRM platform featuring integrated digital marketing and sales tools that fundamentally change how real estate works. Founded in 2011 by Matthew Barba, a former real estate agent, and Frederick Townes, a seasoned technologist, the Placester platform enables real estate professionals to grow their businesses online and via mobile through seamless MLS integration, natural language search and eye­-catching visuals. In addition, Placester offers a wide range of apps and add­-ons for high­-impact email marketing, digital advertising campaigns, lead management and streamlining of everyday tasks. Currently serving two in five real estate professionals in the U.S., Placester is the sole provider for the REALTOR Benefits Program, the official member benefits program of the National Association of REALTORS. To date, Placester has raised $50 million in funding, backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Romulus Capital and Techstars. For more information, please visit placester.com.
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Inside Real Estate CRM and Marketing System Launches Integration with dotloop Transaction System
Today, Inside Real Estate launched a new, seamless integration with dotloop, the leading platform for simplifying the real estate buying and selling process. The integration brings together Inside Real Estate's leading Website, Lead-Generation, CRM and Automation Platform together with the dotloop® Business+ and Teams products. This new integration is the first of its kind in the real estate industry and allows the shared customers of the two companies to use Inside Real Estate's Website, Lead-Generation and Automation System together with dotloop's paperless transaction and closing solution. Now, through an API connection, Inside Real Estate can seamlessly pull data from dotloop into the transaction screen within the CRM. Brokers and agents can easily see exactly where their lead is in the transaction process and easily click a link to pull up the "loop" to get more information. Joe Skousen, Founder & CEO of Inside Real Estate spoke about the integration, saying, "We're excited to lead the industry in providing more business automation and intelligence. We feel this is a game-changer for real estate teams, brokers and the enterprise. Dotloop was an obvious choice when it came to integrating paperless transaction management." With this integration real estate agents, brokers and teams can, from a single login, track leads and transaction statuses, and dive deeper into productivity from point of entry to close. This eliminates the need for agents to manually update leads and statuses in their CRM, and allows best-practices in lead and transaction workflows, together with post-close follow-up, all to be automated. "This partnership marks our continued commitment to product innovation and delivering unmatched value to real estate agents and brokers," said Austin Allison, dotloop founder. "Our shared customers will find this new collaboration incredibly helpful. There isn't another integration within real estate that makes tracking a lead so simple and easy." Bill Foss, Regional Owner of Exit Realty Massachusetts talked about the effect the new integrations provide to his region. "This is a game-changer. Our offices and agents will have a fully seamless lead-to-close cycle, with reporting and automation. This will help current agents focus on their business and maximize their productivity and closed deals, while helping us recruit and retain the best talent in the industry." To take advantage of the new integration, brokers using Inside Real Estate and dotloop can now submit a request through Inside Real Estate to have their solutions integrated and begin real-time syncing and automation. To learn more about the new integration, view the solution in action here. Inside Real Estate is the industry's leading Marketing, CRM and Automation system. It provides leading solutions for Websites, IDX, CRM, Automation and Accountability. Agents, Teams, Brokers and Enterprise use Inside Real Estate solutions to close more deals and Automate Growth.
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Your Buyers’ Wants and Needs at Your Fingertips
At Wise Agent, we love the feedback we receive from our users – we are always adding new things based on users’ requests!  Along those lines, we have recently updated the functionality for Buyer’s agents. You can now add new buyer search criteria, and easily search your database to match your client with new listings. Choose the area/neighborhood, the square footage, the price range, and even the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Check out this video for a demonstration, or find the written instructions below: To add or edit Buyer Search Criteria: Click Contacts, then Contact List. Search for your Buyer (or add them if they aren’t already in your database) Click on their name; you will be directed to their Contact Summary page. Scroll to the bottom of the page, there are a series of tabs that go across. Click on the one that looks like a magnifying glass. The page will expand to show the Search Criteria options. Enter the desired information, click “Save to Client,” and that’s it! To search for Buyers by given criteria: Click Contacts, then Contact List Near the top of the page, you will see “Basic Search” and “Advanced Search”.  Click on “Advanced Search”. Look for the “Additional Fields” section.  From the drop-down menu, select the criteria you are looking for: Property Area, Property Bathrooms, Property Bedrooms, Property Area, etc. Type the specification in the box to the right, hit Go, and that’s it! Let us know if you have any feedback on this or any part of Wise Agent!  Our amazing support team is available 24/7 to help! To view the original article, visit the Wise Agent blog.
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RE/MAX Launches Mobile Friendly Online Tools
DENVER – RE/MAX, a global franchisor of real estate brokerage services, has released new online tools to Affiliates that will provide an enhanced customer experience. All U.S. agents and brokers will have access to a version of new responsive single page websites and a mobile-friendly lead management system is available in the company owned regions, all at no cost. "These new tools reflect significant changes in online consumer behavior. Mobile usage of remax.com has more than doubled in just two years and it's important for RE/MAX agents to be accessible to their clients," said Tim Drouillard, Senior Vice President, Information Technology at RE/MAX, LLC. "Responsive websites and a customer relationship management system (CRM) that are both mobile friendly makes it easier for RE/MAX agents and their clients to get access to the information they need quickly." Single page websites created by Homes.com will provide agents and offices a fresh contemporary design with intuitive functionality. Sites will be pre-populated with agent information, but feature the ability to modify design elements and add personal information, including agent promotional videos, and reviews. Social broadcasting and social prospecting combined with social media platforms provide agents new tools to stay in touch with clients and ultimately build their businesses. "Adapting to consumer interests, RE/MAX agents will be better equipped to provide a higher level of customer service in a very competitive real estate environment," Drouillard added. RE/MAX LeadStreet, the online lead management and CRM system, has also been upgraded to a mobile responsive design. Agents will now be able to interact with their listings, contacts, and leads through their mobile devices and gain the added benefit of consolidating their internet leads into a single online system. LeadStreet will continue to provide agents with leads from remax.com and their single page websites with no referral fees. LeadStreet has supplied RE/MAX agents with over 15 million referral free leads since it was first launched in 2006. Today's introduction of responsive websites and innovative LeadStreet enhancements are Phase One of a larger technology initiative being developed by RE/MAX, LLC. In Q1 2016, Phase Two will launch with a newly designed remax.com with improved mobile functionality. Remax.com was the most visited real estate franchise website in the first half of 2015, according to Experian Hitwise Marketing Services data. About the RE/MAX Network: RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of nearly 100 countries. When measured by residential transaction sides, nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, LLC, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX). For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com.
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Zillow Group Closes Sale of Market Leader to the Perseus Division of Constellation Software
  SEATTLE, September 30, 2015 — Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on mobile and Web, today announced that the sale of Market Leader to the Perseus Division of Constellation Software, Inc., an international provider of market-leading software and services, has closed. Market Leader, and its approximately 100 employees, will remain based in Bellevue, Wash. The other lead generation businesses housed within Market Leader were sold as well, including Market Leader® Leads Direct and HouseValues.com®. Zillow Group Zillow Group houses a portfolio of the largest real estate and home-related brands on the Web and mobile. The company's brands focus on all stages of the home lifecycle: renting, buying, selling, financing and home improvement. Zillow Group is committed to empowering consumers with unparalleled data, inspiration and knowledge around homes, and connecting them with the right local professionals to help. The Zillow Group portfolio of consumer brands includes real estate and rental marketplaces Zillow®, Trulia®, StreetEasy® and HotPads®. In addition, Zillow Group works with tens of thousands of real estate agents, lenders and rental professionals, helping maximize business opportunities and connect to millions of consumers. The company operates a number of business brands for real estate, rental and mortgage professionals, including Postlets®, Mortech®, Diverse Solutions®, dotloop® and Retsly®. The company is headquartered in Seattle. Zillow, Postlets, Mortech, Diverse Solutions, StreetEasy, Retsly, and HotPads are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. Trulia is a registered mark of Trulia, Inc. dotloop is a registered trademark of DotLoop, Inc. Perseus Division The Perseus Division is a provider of software solutions to a number of vertical markets. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Perseus acquires, manages, and builds software businesses which provide specialized, mission-critical software solutions. Perseus companies seek to become leaders in their markets by improving their operations, growing through organic initiatives, and seeking acquisitions that can strengthen their market position.
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Wise Agent Rolls Out Three New Updates: Logins, Leads, and Attachments
Wise Agent makes updates to the system almost daily; some are completely new features, while others are just small changes or additions. We like to keep our valued members in the loop about these updates, so here are three small enhancements that we have made recently! You can now login using Facebook or Google+ We know you have a ton of passwords to remember – we all do. Wise Agent has made that a little easier with this new feature. As long as you are also logged into Facebook or G+, you can now hit the Login button and be directly logged in without entering your Wise Agent username and password! To set this up, just follow these steps: Login to your Wise Agent as usual Click Welcome in the top right corner, then Profile Under the "name" fields of the Primary User, you will see two buttons – one that says "Authorize Google+ Login" and another that says "Authorize Facebook Login" Click the one you would like to use, follow the prompts, and that's it! Lead disbursement by day of the week We have received a ton of feedback after the recent release of the Lead Management Systems. So many of you have already taken advantage of the email parsing as well as customized the way you assign leads to your team members. One request we received was to add the ability to assign leads by day of the week. Using the "Rules for Leads" section, you can allocate Mondays leads to one team member, Tuesdays to another, and so on, however you would like it to work for your business. This option is located under Contacts > Leads, in the Rules for Leads section. Save attachments to a contact or checklist via Gmail Conversations Here's another example of a time we have added to a newer feature based on user suggestions. Being able to read and save your incoming emails right within your Wise Agent Contact Summary has been a huge hit! If you haven't already, you should check it out – you can read more about it here. The initial release allowed you to view all emails (in Gmail) from that contact, and save an email or an entire conversation to the Contact Notes for that client. Several members requested to have the option to also save those emails to the Transaction Notes if the email was pertaining to a specific Transaction Checklist, and that is now live! So, ask and you may receive! We love to get your feedback, and we really do keep track of every suggestion you send! Watch for future updates, and contact us 24/7 with any questions! To view the original post, visit the Wise Agent blog.
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As the year starts to wind down, what can you do to finish out strong and prepare for a powerful start to 2016?
  Our four-part webinar series - Finish Strong, Start Strong - boasts three of the country's top real estate speakers and coaches as they share the tips, tools and resources needed to take your business to the next level. Ryan Green, GM and VP of Professional Software for Move Inc.; Chris Smith, founder of Curaytor; and Keith Cornies, Founder/CEO AIM Coaching Programs and Broker/Owner of three RE/MAX® franchises in Vancouver, BC will share exclusive tips you can use in your business today to finish the year strong and start 2016 with purpose. More importantly, they'll provide you with resources to help YOU be the best tool in your business. Attendees walk away with a free e-book copy of "Peoplework" by Chris Smith and Austin Allison - one of the bestselling real estate books on Amazon - and Keith Cornies' real estate wheel, which will allow you to tap into your genius. Space is limited. Save Your Seat today!
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Zapelo Launches at Real Estate Connect
San Francisco, CA – August 3, 2015 – America's one-million-plus real estate brokers and agents use separate technology systems for email, CRM, lead generation, calendar scheduling and task tracking, document storage, electronic signatures, transaction management, and drip marketing. Zapelo is looking to disrupt real estate technology's silo approach with the industry's first cloud-based, wholly integrated and end-to-end mobile real estate management system. "Zapelo is like taking the right pieces from Gmail, Dropbox, MailChimp, dotloop, REESIO and Top Producer, putting them together and making it affordable for any brokerage," says Jack Berube, CEO of Zapelo. Zapelo is a simple-to-use, fully integrated, mobile real estate management system that offers a CRM, lead generation, transaction management, email, calendar and task tracking, workflow checklists, integrated electronic signatures and shareable document storage – all on the cloud. "It's the first system that truly manages the real estate sales funnel from top-to-bottom," Berube says. "Everyone is paying for technology no one is really using. For the technology you actually use, most brokerages will subscribe to multiple products, log in and out of various systems, and re-enter the same damn data again and again. It's nuts," Berube adds. Zapelo launches tomorrow at Inman Real Estate Connect in San Francisco, and is featured as part of the conference's coveted Startup Alley. Real Estate Connect, the real estate industry's preeminent gathering of the leaders in real estate and technology industries, has launched some of the real estate technology industry's biggest brands. Rhonda Duffy (duffyrealtyofatlanta.com), who is ranked as the number one listing agent in the U.S. and the number one agent in Georgia, calls Zapelo, "The Swiss-Army knife" of real estate technology. "Vendors keep pushing single apps or bloated software with features that agents will never use," Duffy said. "Zapelo has created a 'right-sized' technology to include only the features a broker or team needs to manage their real estate pipeline." "Zapelo has made the complex simple and affordable, which is exactly what agents must have," Duffy adds. "Agents don't have time to sit in a training class to learn every new product and most agents can't afford to pay $30 to $100 a month for a dozen different services. Zapelo solves both of these problems." Zapelo integrated product features: Email system: Full-featured email system leverages your email address (IMAP) throughout all these features and connects email to tasks, schedules, documents, and more. CRM tool: Agents can quickly add prospects and clients to a new marketing campaign; everything is synchronized, time stamped and trackable. Transaction management: A fully collaborative system that allows agents to interact with their clients – no exporting or importing, everything is all on the cloud in this single environment. Lead generation: Leads generated from any source can be automatically imported into the platform. Drip marketing: Fast, easy to use templates to stay-in-touch with prospects and past clients. Calendar and task tracking: Everything agents needs for scheduling their daily routine and track tasks throughout the transaction process to help agents keep on top of their pipeline. Electronic signatures: Fully integrated into the platform and ultra secure, works just like the most popular eSignature systems but is completely integrated, storing everything in one place (for brokerages, Zapelo is designed to work in concert with their current solution in most cases). Document storage and sharing: Features a secure and easy way to securely share documents so your customers don't need to open a third-party account to access their files. "White label" for brokerages: The platform is designed to promote the brokerage's brand, not Zapelo's brand, with a 24-hour "White label" offering to customize the platform to the look and feel of the brokerage's brand. "White label" customized branding includes color scheme, corporate logo, and customized task lists.   Today the Beta version of Zapelo is available to real estate brokerages, teams and agents. Brokerages pay a one-time setup fee, which includes their "White label" customized branding, for $500 and $199 a month. Individual agent accounts are $49 per month, and volume discounts are available for brokerages. Zapelo CEO Berube is also offering MLS firms and Realtor associations their own branded versions of Zapelo to offer their members a new potential source of revenue. About Zapelo Zapelo, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is the real estate industry's first fully-integrated mobile real estate management system. This cloud-based platform features just the right tools active agents need to manage their business, including CRM, lead generation, transaction management, drip marketing, email, calendar and task tracking, workflow checklists, integrated electronic signatures and shareable document storage. Zapelo offers brokerages one system to reduce operating risk, boost efficiency and improve the overall customer experience. Discover Zapelo online at http://www.zapelo.com.
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Contactually Announces Activity Insights – Easy Reporting, Now With More Power
Discover not only how you're performing, but why. Last month, we released the first incarnation of Contactually's Insights feature, which gives you an instant look at the network health and overall Contactually performance of yourself, and everyone on your team. People — especially those team users — really seem to like it, but almost immediately we heard the desire for more. More detail, more measurement, more... well, more insights. Fortunately, we were expecting this (who doesn't want more insight?), and we've been working on the next generation of Insights pretty much since the last one saw the light of day. Here's a rundown on the latest additions to Contactually's reporting engine, which should be live and available in your account as you read this. "Activity" measures what your team is doing. Let's start with Activity. Ever wonder how you or your team is actually interacting with people? The Activity report shows you exactly that, by breaking down interaction by channel — how many emails, how many meetings, how many phone calls, and how many clandestine meetings in a dimly-lit basement parking garage. Okay, I made one of those up. At any rate, to get the exact breakdown for any team member, simply hover over their corresponding bar. "Reach" measures the scale of your communication. Sometimes you just want to see raw impact — how many contacts is your team connecting with, and who's pulling the most weight when it comes to pure outreach? Well, that's what the Reach report reveals. "Responses" show you the effectiveness of your outreach efforts. As many users know, Contactually includes open, click, and response tracking for certain emails, so you can see which messages are being read, and which ones are directly leading to the results you're looking for. If you're a regular user of this feature (or you work with people who are), the Responses report is a great way to see the results of that tracking at a glance. Insights gives you individual reporting, too. While Insights is a great way to quickly compare a group of Contactually users, it also supports individual reporting — that's great if you're a single user, or if you want to drill down into the history of a given team member. Simply click on any person in a report, and you'll be taken to their individual report screen. As you can see here, our very own Brandt Witt is clearly hard at work consistently reaching out to his network. Contactually Insights makes analysis fast, and even more powerful than before. With this new collection of reports (and I hesitate to even call them that since people often associate "reporting" with frustration and endless configuration headaches), Insights is a now an even better way to quickly assess the state of your, your network, and your team. You can even sort by different date ranges, or export any of the reports to a .CSV file you can slice and dice to your heart's content. Want to learn something about your Contactually usage? Just click the Insights link, and start digging around for yourself. You can get right to the good stuff — with Insights, you don't have to set anything up, create ranges, or figure out variables. After you've given it a spin, let us know what kind of insight you'd like to get next from Contactually. To view the original post, visit the Contactually blog.
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Reesio Launches Integration with MailChimp, Including Drip Email Campaigns
SAN FRANCISCO, Jun. 26, 2015 — Reesio, the combined CRM and Transaction Management platform for real estate professionals, has launched several new CRM features this week. The new features include the following: An integration with the email marketing platform MailChimp, which allows users to connect their MailChimp account directly within Reesio. From there, users can create email lists in Reesio that automatically sync to their MailChimp lists. This allows users to set up drip email campaigns, access email templates, and set up email blasts within MailChimp based on Reesio email lists. Reesio will now track email activities of synced email lists so that whenever an email is sent through MailChimp, an activity will show up in that contact's lead within Reesio. Email activities tracked include: when an email is sent, opened, clicked, unsubscribed, and bounced. A new tagging system that allows users to add/remove tags on multiple contacts. Reesio Co-Founder & CEO, Mark Thomas, said the drip email campaigns feature was requested over 80 times by customers in the past several months, and was by far and away the most heavily-requested feature the company has ever had. "When we say that we take customer feedback seriously here at Reesio, we mean it," said Thomas. "Every time a feature gets requested, we log it, and add the tally to the number of times it's been requested. We use the number of times a feature has been requested to heavily determine what we focus on for our product roadmap. Drip email campaigns were requested 60% more often than the next most-requested feature, so it was obvious that we needed to launch this feature now." As to whether users need to pay for a MailChimp account on top of paying for a Reesio account, the answer is that users will only need a paid MailChimp account if they have more than 2,000 contacts, send out more than 12,000 emails per month, or want to use the drip email campaigns feature (if users want to send out regular email blasts, that doesn't require a paid account if the number of contacts/emails is below the above threshold). Given that Reesio just launched the most-requested feature that it's every seen from customers, one might think that Reesio would be holding off on releasing new features anytime soon. Not so said Thomas. "Unlike other companies who only release new features once a month or once a quarter, Reesio releases new features on a weekly basis, and we're constantly iterating on our product to make it better. We never get complacent, and now that we've launched this MailChimp integration, we're on to building the next thing that will add value for our customers." Regarding what comes next product-wise for Reesio, Thomas mentioned that they've been able to secure a large state Realtor association partnership, and that association will be licensing their forms directly to Reesio. Which means Reesio can integrate those Realtor forms directly into its product, and member brokers/agents will be able to fill out their forms right within Reesio. While Thomas declined to mention which association they'll be partnering with, he did say that the forms integration should launch in the next few months, "Relationships with Realtor associations and MLS' are paramount to us. We're making it a top priority here at Reesio to work with state associations to integrate their forms into Reesio and also potentially offer Reesio as a member benefit to associations and MLS' across the country." Additional CRM and other features are also in the works for the coming months.
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GMail Conversations Now in Wise Agent CRM
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IXACT Contact’s Releases New Keep in Touch Capabilities for REALTORS®
  IXACT Contact announced the release of new Keep in Touch functionality in the company's real estate CRM. Real estate agents who prioritize keeping in touch with prospects, past clients, and important referral sources will enjoy the added value of IXACT Contact's expanded Keep in Touch features. The new release makes it easier than ever for agents to stay top of mind with all the people who are critical to the growth of their business. Customers of IXACT Contact have long enjoyed the automated birthday reminders, prompting agents to reach out and wish their primary contact well on their special day. With this new release, automated birthday reminders can also be applied to spouse/ partner birth dates, offering real estate agents another opportunity to make contact. The new Keep in Touch feature set also includes an automated move-in anniversary reminder so that the REALTOR® is prompted to congratulate past clients on another year in their home. Both the birthday and home anniversary reminders are customizable, allowing the user to choose how and when they are reminded of their contact's special day. To further assist REALTORS® with keeping in touch, IXACT Contact has also released pre-configured call reminders. With a single click an agent can create an automated reminder to give a chosen contact a call bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually. In addition to seeing their Keep in Touch reminders in their calendar or task list, agents can also choose to receive them via email. Keeping in touch is integral to a real estate sales professional's success. Research found that agents lose 20% of their clients annually due to attrition, with the most common reason being that the agent failed to keep in touch (Outbound Engine, 2014). These lost clients can represent tens of thousands of dollars in lost referral and repeat business. Recognizing the significance of regular communication, IXACT Contact continues to equip users with easy-to-use, customizable keep in touch features to protect against the loss of client relationships and future business. These new keep in touch capabilities enhance the existing features that IXACT Contact customers are already using with success, including the company's automated monthly e-Newsletter and targeted drip email campaigns. While email marketing is an important part of a real estate agent's keep in touch strategy, these new features provide an even more personal way to build relationships with prospects and past clients by reaching out on their special days and speaking on the phone on a regular basis. "The new features IXACT Contact released today will take agents' keep in touch strategy to the next level," says Rich Gaasenbeek, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, IXACT Contact, "The system works like a personal assistant, reminding the agent of special occasions, like birthdays and home anniversaries, and when it's time to pick up the phone, say hello, and catch up with prospects and past clients." About IXACT Contact Solutions Inc. IXACT Contact® is an easy-to-use web-based real estate CRM and real estate marketing system that helps REALTORS® build lasting relationships with past clients, hot prospects and important referral sources. IXACT Contact makes it easy to maintain full contact profiles and to stay in touch with clients in a way that's personalized, relevant and timely. With IXACT Contact, real estate agents can convert more leads into listings and attract more referrals and repeat business. Real estate sales and real estate prospecting become easy. Real estate marketing is also a snap with IXACT Contact's personalized mass email, drip marketing, real estate newsletter, and Email Campaign Reporting features. The Active Business side of the system helps Realtors keep control of transactions by managing all the to-do's associated with listings and buyers. Sign up for a free five week trial today.
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LeadingAgent Launches Concierge Marketing Platform For Realtors®
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Wise Agent CRM Releases New Dashboard and Reports
Wise Agent's new dashboard system is live! Loaded with detailed reports, the dashboard will provide an at-a-glance view of various aspects of your business and will help take the guesswork out of what is working for you and where you can improve. You can now easily access the dashboard reports from any page within Wise Agent. You will notice a dashboard icon to the left of your profile picture on the top navigation bar – just click the dashboard icon to see the available reports. Some of the current reports that are live for the first release include: Activity Reports: You will find Call List reports, Day Planner reports, Task List reports, Transaction reports, and Marketing reports all included under Activity Reports. Email Reports: Total Monthly Email report and the Black List Email reports Lead Reports: Allows you to see reports of leads by source and leads assigned to the team report Team Reports: Call list by team, planner by team, tasks by team member, and leads by team reports are all available under the team tab on the dashboard We are confident that you'll love the easy organization that the new dashboard provides. This new release is just phase one – we plan to continually add more valuable reports as you need them. As you know, Wise Agent really does listen to our members, so please let us know what reports you would like to see us include. To view the original post, visit the Wise Agent blog.
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Market Leader Joins Zillow Tech Connect: Leads; Program Exceeds 50 Technology Partners
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Reesio Launches New Compliance/Workflow Features; Re-Designed Transaction Dashboard
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2015 -- Reesio, the combined CRM and Transaction Management platform for real estate professionals, has launched several new Compliance/Workflow features today, along with a revamped Transaction Dashboard design. The new features include the following: Relative due date rules for tasks at the template level, which then auto-populate the due dates for specific tasks at the transaction level based on the due date rules. Tasks to brokerage members can now be assigned at the template level. When users apply a new template to a transaction, the assignees will also automatically be added to the transaction and assigned those tasks. The addition of private compliance templates that any user within a brokerage can set up. Re-designed workflow section that gives users a better view of task information. Better manage tasks with mass/bulk actions; Delete, Assign, Approve, Flag, Complete, Set Compliance, Set visibility. The task approval process is now more streamlined by auto-completing the task when approved. The ability to remove/override any task due dates or due date rules applied. Sort tasks by task order, title, assignee, due date, compliance state, approval state, flag state, visibility state. All of the transaction dashboard pages have been redesigned with a new, modern look to match the rest of the Reesio product. Reesio Co-Founder & CEO, Mark Thomas, said that the above features in this launch correlate to the most requested features by its customers. "At Reesio, we provide around-the-clock customer support, and we receive lots of feedback requests from our customers regarding new features that they want to see. We take customer feedback very seriously here, and all of these features that we've launched today are ones that have received the most requests from our customers over the past few months. In addition, the newly re-designed transaction dashboard utilizes more screen space and offers a cleaner look and feel." Anecdotally, Thomas said that the number one thing that customers continuously praise Reesio for is its modern look and feel and design. "Real estate technology has been stuck in the dark ages," said Thomas. "And not just from a features standpoint, but also from a design standpoint. So many real estate technologies have user interfaces and visual designs that were created 10 years ago, and customers simply are not ok with that any longer. They want a product that looks and feels like they're using Facebook or Evernote -- not some boring real estate software. We take just as much time and care with the design and user experience of our product as we do with the new features that we roll out." The company also continues to take a unique approach with how it publicizes all of its new feature releases that they make. They've built a Product Updates page directly on their site, which gives a play-by-play of every single new feature that they release every week. Thomas says that customers love this transparency because they know that their voice is being heard and they can see all of the great changes that they're making every week. "No one else in the real estate industry is doing this because most of them are afraid to show what's under the hood. At Reesio, we believe that transparency is best." Thomas said that with this new features launch, all of which is focused on its Transaction Management product, that the company is going to now begin focusing almost 100% of its efforts on adding new CRM features. "The next area of focus for us is adding new CRM features. We were able to build a great v1 of our CRM product that we launched back in August 2014. Since that time, our customers have asked for additional features that will make Reesio's CRM a truly complete product, and allow us to fully realize our goal of becoming a one-stop-shop for the technology needs of real estate professionals." These new features will be released in several waves over the next 12 months, with the most-requested features being worked on and released first.
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IXACT Contact Reveals Fresh New Interface and Launches Google Sync
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IXACT Contact Featured in Intel® Case Study
  IXACT Contact has recently been featured by Intel® for its technological advancements and easy-to-use functionality for real estate professionals. The study sheds light on IXACT Contact's robust system architecture, based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600v2. The CRM currently supports over 8,000 active users and is designed to scale to over 50,000 users without any degradation in system performance or user experience. While IXACT Contact is constantly evolving and adding new and powerful features, the company has maintained its core focus on providing REALTORS® with a cloud-based real estate CRM that delivers an amazing user experience in terms of ease-of-use and system performance, whether managing a database of 10 or 10,000 contacts. Through the evolution of the product, IXACT Contact sought scalability with regards to both the customer database as well as the individual user databases. IXACT Contact's most recent server upgrade has made the system even faster, with some users on slower internet connections experiencing big reductions in response time. Despite a steady stream of new high-impact features and capabilities, the system's architecture has met the challenge. Cutting-edge Intel® technology supports the company's mandate in terms of performance and extensibility, and with the recent infrastructure upgrade, the company is poised to effectively handle aggressive expansion plans into the next five years. A popular and highly-praised feature, the monthly real estate e-Newsletter, is an example of sophisticated functionality that is easy to learn and to use. The system is powerful and supported by leading-edge technology, yet drop-dead simple for the average Realtor to leverage and make an impact on their bottom line. Real estate professionals often work from the road and need access to their database from anywhere, therefore wireless synchronization is a crucial feature of a contact management system for Realtors. IXACT Contact's advanced system architecture leverages Microsoft Exchange to enable automated wireless sync to the agent's smartphone, Outlook, and/or applicable Mac and iPad applications, across thousands of simultaneous users. "This case study by Intel goes under the hood by examining the technical infrastructure that makes IXACT Contact a powerful CRM for real estate professionals," says Rich Gaasenbeek, VP Sales and Marketing at IXACT Contact. "The piece also highlights IXACT Contact's 85% growth year over year, the regular addition of new features like our monthly e-Newsletter, and the success of clients who are using our real estate CRM and realizing big business benefits." Continuing to look to the future and further growth, a major new initiative that is underway for IXACT Contact includes a mobile optimized solution for smartphones and tablets, and a new personal Website offering. Read more about how IXACT Contact is providing real estate agents with a leading-edge cloud-based real estate CRM using advanced Intel® technology.
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TRIBUS Announces Century 21 Metropolitan as First Manhattan Client
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TRIBUS Announces CRM Integration With On-Demand App Curb Call
Chicago, Illinois (December 18, 2014)--In a world of on-demand products and services, TRIBUS is excited to announce its integration with Curb Call. The mobile app fields real-time requests for home buyers interested in a home showing on the spot. "Buyers today can decide at a moment's notice that the time is right to buy a home, TRIBUS seeks to always connect our clients to the most serious buyers," says Director of Strategy Eric Stegemann. "It makes so much sense to bring on-demand services to the real estate industry and Curb Call was created so intelligently to make the lives of home buyers and real estate agents easier." Curb Call, the 2013 Inman Innovator Award and Realogy FWD Summit finalist, is helping to change the pace of the real estate industry to accommodate immediate needs of homebuyers, a growing concern in the wake of apps such as Uber, Instacart and Postmates. Similar to these apps, Curb Call launches when real estate agents set their status to available to make their profile visible to home buyers. "We set out to make an app that I would've wanted to use when I was an agent," says Curb Call Founder Seth Seigler. "The goal is to deliver the latest stage leads and the safest possible showings packed together in one easy to use app. We're thrilled to be bringing it to the TRIBUS platform." Helping to make every moment a lucrative one, Curb Call gives agents complete control over receiving leads, whether it's between showings or after leaving the office. When an agent is set to be visible, homebuyers can use the app to view agent profiles and choose the one that sounds the most suited to their needs. The agent then receives the request and accepts if it fits into their coverage area and arranges the showing. Those leads will then automatically push into the agent's TRIBUS CRM account. "Curb Call buyers are requesting a showing from outside of a listing right now," Seigler continues. "They already like the way the house looks on the outside, they like the neighbors' houses, they like the look of the area and all that's left is to see is the inside. It's not a sale every time, but it's as close as you can get." Beyond being a convenient service for home buyers, it has integrated technology to ensure the safety and security of the agents that utilize it. The Curb Call app offers standard and optional safety features, such as identity verification of potential buyers and real-time location tracking of agents. The most recent upgrade to the application is a new safety feature that agents can use upon arrival at a listing. After pressing the "begin showing" button within the Curb Call app, their location is tracked in real time, which is accessible for viewing the brokerage and staff members. Agents must press the "end showing" button to stop the tracking, and they also have access to a panic button if something seems off. This incredibly useful app is available to all TRIBUS brokerage clients with no monthly service fee and cost is based on performance. About TRIBUS Founded in 2009, TRIBUS provides a suite of integrated products and services created to make the lives of real estate brokerages and top-performing agents not only easier, but also more productive and efficient. Through fully custom websites, CRM tools and a suite of marketing and concierge services, TRIBUS assists clients turn more leads into sales, enhance brand identity and build lasting relationships with past, current and prospective clients. Headquartered in Chicago, TRIBUS serves over 7,500 brokerage and agent clients throughout 33 states and Canada. TRIBUS most recently announced its acquisition of Displet - an IDX and VOW company that offers 100 percent responsive design, endless API integration and WordPress capabilities. The announcement marks the company's dedication to providing a fully-integrated suite of high-quality services to its clients.
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IXACT Contact Announces Relationship with Tarbell, Realtors
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Say Hello to Contactually’s New and Improved Android App!
Contactually for Android is better, faster, and more reliable than ever before It's 2014 — we know that for a communication and connection tool to be truly life-changing, it has to be accessible from anywhere. That's why in addition to our full blown web application, Contactually is also available as a plugin for both Gmail and Outlook, as well as a mobile app for iOS and Android. While we know Contactually users need quality plugins and mobile apps — and we're glad to have them — we've also never been satisfied with how well they've worked, in everything from battery usage to how effectively they recreate the functionality of the desktop web application you know and love. That's why both of our mobile apps, along with our email client plugins, have been undergoing major overhauls for months. And our first big announcement has to do with some huge improvements to the 2.0 version of the Android app, which is available today. So let's get right into it! Battery Usage & Syncing Android's pretty developer-accessible nature lets us do lots of cool things in the Contactually app, like syncing text messages and calls from outside the application. Unfortunately, we've learned that some of this stuff (which customers love) can also be murder on your phone's battery (which they don't love quite so much). Never fear — the new release is a huge stride forward in minimizing battery usage, for several reasons. First of all, we've fixed some nasty sync bugs that not only caused some users to experience duplicate records for some calls and texts, but also contributed to excessive battery usage. On top of that, we've redesigned sync to be a little more considerate; it now sends updates piece by piece (instead of in a giant, potentially battery-gobbling chunk), and we've taught it to wait until you've got at least 33% battery life before trying to sync at all. For maximum efficiency, you can even restrict syncing to periods where you're on wi-fi. We don't want Contactually to be the app that killed your phone's battery when you needed it most, and now, it won't be! Bucketing Many customers received various errors while trying to bucket a contact in the Android app. That sucks, and if bucketing on a device works inconsistently, people aren't going to do it at all. Well, in the words of the executives from Office Space — "we fixed the glitch." Bucketing now works as expected. Design Improvements One of the big lessons we learned from the first generation of Contactually mobile apps is that it's hard for anyone outside of Contactually, who doesn't really get what makes it useful, to understand what's important about the mobile apps. That's why our new releases are being built internally, by Contactually engineers Andy and Justin, and why both apps feature new layouts designed for real-life Contactually users. On the Android app, you'll notice this immediately on the Buckets and Contacts screens. Everything is more accessible, and should look (and feel) familiar to regular web-app users. New, common-sense layouts for some of the most commonly used areas of the app. So go get it! Our new Android app is available in the Google Play store today, so don't hesitate to go out there and grab it, especially if you gave up on the last version due to battery issues or sync frustrations. Believe me — you'll be glad you did. For iOS users, don't worry. We're currently beta-testing the completely re-written Contactually for iOS, and as soon as we finish a few things up and jump through the necessary App Store hoops, you'll have it in your hands as well. We'll highlight all the new features and functionality here, as soon as it's released — and if you want to help, contact us about being a beta tester yourself! Finally, a special thanks to all of our customers for keeping us up to date with what's working, and what isn't, especially in regards to our mobile apps. We know dealing with an app that doesn't work quite the way it should can be maddening — that's why we're constantly working to not only improve our apps themselves, but our capacity to build, test, and improve them as well. If you've tried the new apps, let us know how they're working for you! Leave a comment here, or visit the Contactually Forums to let us know what you think. To view the original article, visit the Contactually blog.
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TRIBUS Announces Integration with FiveStreet Lead Consolidation
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Trulia Delivers Trulia One, Puts More Power in The Hands of Real Estate Agents
  NEW ORLEANS, LA, November 6th, 2014 – Trulia, a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals, today launched Trulia One, a powerful new mobile CRM platform that puts more power in the hands of real estate agents. Trulia One will give agents a single platform for generating, managing and marketing to leads from any source, empowering them to better serve consumers from anywhere. The new product is available in two editions. Trulia One is the real estate industry's most comprehensive free CRM platform and includes contact management, mobile lead alerts, and a unified inbox. Trulia One Elite—the $99 Premium Edition—includes all of the features in the free version plus additional services such as robust marketing campaigns, agent-branded consumer websites, an elite badge and sales coaching. Both versions of Trulia One will be generally available in early 2015. A select group of Trulia customers will be a part of the Trulia One beta group in December 2014. Agents can join the wait list and today by visiting Trulia.com/one. "Trulia is committed to innovating on the Market Leader platform to deliver the next-generation tools agents need," said Pete Flint, CEO, Trulia. "Trulia One is the industry's most comprehensive mobile CRM platform that puts the power in the hands of our agents and empowers them to better service consumers—anytime, from anywhere." Trulia developed Trulia One in partnership with agents, who cited generating new leads and converting them into clients as their biggest challenges. Trulia One addresses this challenge by enabling agents to capture, respond to and manage leads from any source—including Zillow and Realtor.com—the moment they come in. By delivering lead alerts in real time to any mobile device, Trulia One ensures agents never miss new leads and empowers them to follow-up quickly on every opportunity. "Real estate agents and brokers are essentially entrepreneurs and small business owners," said Flint. "Our research and testing reinforced their need for simple, easy-to-use mobile client management tools that will enable them to run their businesses more efficiently and to be more successful." Trulia One represents the next evolution of Market Leader's technology and provides agents with a powerful CRM platform that goes to work once a lead has been captured to help agents stay top of mind with prospective clients. Agents can use automated marketing campaigns and share relevant information to better serve consumers from anywhere. In addition, Trulia One provides lead insights—such as the type of home or the area where the person wants to live—to help agents better understand the needs of their clients. For agents that are ready to invest more in growing their business, Trulia One Elite provides premium benefits. Trulia One Elite includes all of the benefits of the free version plus: Premium print and email marketing campaigns to connect and reconnect with clients and stay top of mind Personalized website with MLS listings and consumer insights to stand out and generate exclusive leads One featured listing on Trulia Success coaching including career development and sales training Elite badge on Trulia profile to further distinguish themselves with prospective clients on Trulia
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Moxi Works Unveils Proven Productivity System for Real Estate Brokerages and Agents
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Leading Real Estate CRM Company Launches Industry’s First Video Gallery
  Toronto, Canada, September 02, 2014 -- IXACT Contact's interactive video gallery of customer testimonials, located on the homepage of its website, features customer comments about software functionality, technical support, mobile connectivity, case studies and more. It's the first customer-focused video gallery of its kind in the real estate CRM industry in North America. The gallery features agents raving about the system's powerful business-building benefits. "As a result of the unparalleled experience IXACT Contact delivers, we have a lot of enthusiastic customers," said Rich Gaasenbeek, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, IXACT Contact. "We decided to capture that enthusiasm on video because so many agents are trying to figure out which CRM they should choose to help them get better organized and more effectively stay in touch with their sphere." When a website visitor mouses over the icons that appear in a scrollable index to the right of the video window, topics will appear over the icons such as "Newsletter Success Story," "Why Switch CRMs?" or "IXACT Contact vs. Top Producer." When a visitor sees a topic they would like to explore, they simply click on the icon and a video response, usually from an IXACT Contact customer, will begin to stream in the main window to the left of the screen. The company plans to expand the gallery with more customer video comments on a wider range of topics related to real estate contact management software. "We know agents trust the opinions of others like them," commented Gaasenbeek. "We hope the gallery answers any questions Realtors may have about IXACT Contact and helps them choose the CRM that's right for them." According to a recently-released survey of advertising trends among marketers, a growing number use online video to drive brand awareness, boost lead generation, build online engagement, educate customers, and drive website views. As a large and increasing number of successful agents today showcase their client testimonials through video, IXACT Contact has been eager to provide Realtors with testimonials of the software using the same format that agents already know and trust. About IXACT Contact Solutions Inc. IXACT Contact® is an easy-to-use web-based real estate CRM that helps REALTORS® stay organized and build lasting relationships with past clients, hot prospects and important referral sources. IXACT Contact makes it easy to stay in touch with clients in a way that's personalized, relevant and timely. With IXACT Contact, real estate agents can convert more leads into listings and attract more referrals and repeat business. Real estate marketing is also a snap with IXACT Contact's personalized mass email, drip marketing, real estate newsletter, and Email Campaign Reporting features. The Active Business side of the system helps Realtors keep control of transactions by managing all the to-do's associated with listings and buyers. Sign up for a free five-week trial today at http://www.ixactcontact.com.
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Reesio Launches CRM, Listing Syndication, and Its Own E-Signatures; Pivots to Paid Pricing Model
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Real Estate CRM Software Provider Realvolve.com Acquires Customers of Rival and Hires New Chief Information Officer
Raleigh, NC, August 17, 2014 -- Realvolve, LLC, a recently-launched and novel cloud-based CRM for the Real Estate industry announced today the acquisition of all customers of rival CRM provider Advantage Xi. Additionally, Realvolve stated Advantage Xi's founder, Mark Stepp, has been hired as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Stepp has had a long career developing software for Real Estate and joins Realvove to manage all sales, support, and product development, including a broad range of enhancements and platform integrations to the Realvolve platform. With the acquisition and appointment, Realvolve makes way for the thousands of Advantage Xi customers excited to move from a native Microsoft Windows application to a more modern, Web-based application usable from any persona computer or mobile tablet device. "I've dedicated myself to meeting the needs of my customers. Realvolve offers my existing customers the features they want on the platform of their choice," Stepp said. Prior to today's announcement, Mr. Stepp has been consulting with Realvolve for almost two years. His unique insights of how real estate agents use technology have already been realized in much of the Realvolve platform, including the software's workflow design and management system. A workflow automates and streamlines the day-to-day tasks and chores of a professional real estate agent. "Mark is a key addition to the Realvolve team. The features he has contributed to our platform so far are unmatched in the Real Estate industry, and Mark has countless more innovations in mind. We look forward to serving the numerous customers AdvantageXi has accumulated over the past two decades," said Dave Crumby, CEO of Realvolve. About Realvolve, LLC Realvolve designs, builds and operates its own cloud-based software platform to help professional real estate agents build strong and sustainable businesses. Realvolve is the new standard for real estate CRM technology, combining elegant design, emerging technologies, and practical, thoughtful features.
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IXACT Contact Gives Away an Extended 2 Month Trial of Its REALTOR® CRM on Twitter
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TRIBUS Announces DocuSign Integration, Along with Other New CRM Updates
Chicago, IL, August 01, 2014 -- TRIBUS is excited to announce new updates to its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, including a recent integration with the leading electronic signature platform, DocuSign. In addition, updates to calendar features and email marketing functionalities make TRIBUS CRM as seamlessly integrated as ever. "We're beyond excited to be working with DocuSign from directly within TRIBUS CRM," says TRIBUS Director of Strategy Eric Stegemann. "This integration is going to make agents' and brokerages' lives easier by leaps and bounds and we couldn't be more thrilled to play a role in that." After purchasing Cartavi last year, DocuSign became the most efficient and secure way to send and receive important documents. In the on-the-go culture of real estate agents, being able to cut out unnecessary steps of the paperwork process is a key component to any brokerage's success. TRIBUS is thrilled to be able to offer its clients an easy-to-use DocuSign integration directly within the CRM. Having the best of task management capabilities with the ease of electronic documentation all in one convenient location ensures that agents' time is used efficiently. "It's exciting to be the very first CRM to connect directly into the DocuSign transaction room," says TRIBUS Director of Client Projects Katie Ragusa. "Now there's one fewer outside system for real estate professionals who use the TRIBUS CRM to have to log in to." In addition to the DocuSign integration, TRIBUS is excited to offer a new drag-and-drop email builder to make creating email marketing campaigns a cinch. The email marketing module allows users to choose between three types of campaigns, including text only, HTML and a builder that makes it easy to drag and drop to create your own look and feel. "Email marketing really is an integral piece of any marketing plan, so we're very excited to introduce these enhancements to our clients," explained Rachel Rusnak, TRIBUS' Director of Marketing. "Sadly, many real estate professionals sacrifice valuable relationships by falling out of touch with prospective and past clients, but email marketing is a great tool to ensure that doesn't happen." In order to keep real estate agents focused and organized, TRIBUS did an overhaul to its calendar functionality, which allows team members to easily share meetings and appointments amongst colleagues. Agents can pin tasks and view a full-page calendar broken down month-by-month. "We look forward to having our clients work within the CRM with these new and exciting updates and hope we can continue to make their lives easier," Stegemann concludes.
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IXACT Contact Adds User Forum to Its Real Estate CRM
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TRIBUS Integrates Zillow's Company Diverse Solutions Contact Data Into CRM
Chicago, IL, July 02, 2014--TRIBUS has partnered with Diverse Solutions, a Zillow® company, to integrate contact data directly into its CRM, making TRIBUS the first company to be completely connected to the platform. The direct server-to-server connection between the TRIBUS CRM and Diverse Solutions® IDX streamlines data entry to ensure real estate agents can use their time to close more deals. All data collection is automatic so it will be uploaded and available for use in the TRIBUS CRM. Workflows, including tasks, calendar items, and emails can be applied directly to incoming leads and the system can intuitively send out emails to make an instant connection with a new client. "Offering a direct connection to Diverse Solutions' system offers our clients more rapid response times and with real-time data," said Eric Stegemann, Director of Strategy at TRIBUS. "Whether in front of their computer or mobile device, agents can now see instantly what properties a client has viewed and saved, and if they have any questions." Agents need not be worried about the transition to TRIBUS CRM. Our CRM pulls all past and new leads into the system with no effort from the agent. With just a few clicks, the Diverse Solutions IDX system is integrated seamlessly into TRIBUS CRM. Justin LaJoie of Zillow, "We are pleased that TRIBUS continues to utilize our IDX products for their customers and happy to welcome TRIBUS as the first of companies to fully utilize our Open API to integrate customer contact data into their own CRM." Diverse Solutions has always been at the forefront of innovation for IDX sites, and TRIBUS is pleased to have built a relationship that brings some of the best new technology in the real estate field right to the hands of clients. Zillow, Inc. acquired Diverse Solutions in 2011 to help real estate agents market their business and have access to a massive pool of home listings to feature on their websites and blogs. Zillow and Diverse Solutions are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc.
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IXACT Contact Joins Zillow’s Tech Connect Program
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TRIBUS Integrates with Xpressdocs to Offer Comprehensive Direct Marketing Services
Chicago, IL, June 02, 2014-- Although some people believe paper-based marketing is dead, TRIBUS understands this valued marketing approach is not only still alive and well, but also that it's a powerful tool in keeping real estate professionals connected with past, current and future clients. In turn, geographic farming can still yield impressive results with a personal and community-centric touch, and TRIBUS' integration with Xpressdocs makes connecting with potential buyers and sellers a cinch. "Our team has long believed on the power of mixed-media campaigns," says TRIBUS' Director of Strategy Eric Stegemann. "By connecting TRIBUS CRM with Xpressdocs, our clients can now build both custom emails and printed mailers right to inboxes and mailboxes all from within one system." The TRIBUS CRM is directly integrated with Xpressdocs so that you have easy access to all your direct marketing campaigns in one easy-to-use location. Even more, there's no need to remember an additional username and password to access the account. "We are very excited to partner with TRIBUS," says Eric Arnold, vice president of Xpressdocs. "Through the integration of our marketing platforms, TRIBUS customers can now quickly and seamlessly access Xpressdocs' direct marketing products including print-on-demand, direct mail campaigns and stationery." TRIBUS CRM users can place a new order, view previous or pending orders, find marketing tips and more. Everything from envelopes to drinkware to business cards can be branded making any direct marketing campaign seamless. Xpressdocs understands that quality is key, which is why features such as UV coating on all postcards come with no extra charge. "Agents are busy individuals so removing one step in any type of process is a definite plus, and the integration between TRIBUS and Xpressdocs does just that," says Rachel Rusnak, TRIBUS' Chief Operating Officer. Xpressdocs is a leading provider of direct marketing platforms and solutions for business professionals offering full-service direct mail, print-on-demand, email and social media marketing. The Xpressdocs platform is available through retail, enterprise and reseller partnerships. Xpressdocs powers the marketing efforts of many national brands, across a variety of industries, including real estate, insurance, hospitality, finance and healthcare. For more information please visit, http://www.xpressdocs.com/xd.
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New Just Sold Alerts let Agents Promptly Notify Potential Sellers
To help real estate agents stay on top of homes sold, Top Producer® Systems, a leading developer of media and technology solutions for real estate professionals introduced Just Sold Alerts, a tool that helps agents promptly notify potential sellers of a home sale near their property. As part of Top Producer's Market Snapshot® service, Just Sold Alerts generate notifications within minutes of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reporting a home sale as closed. Potential sellers often want opinions on pricing and other market advice well in advance of listing their home for sale. Just Sold Alerts enable agents to improve the dialogue with potential sellers by providing very timely and pertinent pricing information regarding sold homes. In addition to the new Just Sold Alert tool, Market Snapshot® provides agents up-to-date reports of sales prices, average market time, and home transaction activity near a client's home. To learn more, visit: topproducer.com/getlistings/
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TRIBUS Group Integrates With RPR to Offer Comprehensive Data to Brokerage Website Customers
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Top Producer's Sold Alert Lets Agents Promptly Tell Potential Sellers of Neighborhood Home Sales
SAN JOSE, CA, May 8, 2014 -- To help real estate agents stay on top of homes sold, Top Producer® Systems, a leading developer of media and technology solutions for real estate professionals operated by Move, Inc., today introduced Sold Alert, a tool that helps agents promptly notify potential sellers of a home sale near their property. As part of Top Producer's Market Snapshot® service, Sold Alert generates notifications within minutes of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reporting a home sale as closed. Potential sellers often want opinions on pricing and other market advice well in advance of listing their home for sale. Sold Alert enables agents to improve the dialogue with potential sellers by providing very timely and pertinent pricing information regarding sold homes. "We anticipate Sold Alert will add substantially to the value of Market Snapshot, because it gives agents the opportunity to be first in delivering important neighborhood home sale news and to have a more informed conversation with potential sellers about local home values," said Michael Kane, Move's senior vice president of software as a service (SaaS) businesses. "Having a Sold Alert pop up can be the trigger a real estate agent needs to contact a prospective home seller and, if the time is right, list their home." In addition to the new Sold Alert tool, Market Snapshot provides agents up-to-date reports of sales prices, average market time, and home transaction activity near a client's home. ABOUT MOVE, INC. Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE), a leading provider of online real estate services, operates realtor.com®, which connects people to the essential, accurate information needed to identify their perfect home and to the REALTORS®, whose expertise guides consumers through buying and selling. As the official website for the National Association of REALTORS®, realtor.com® empowers consumers to make smart home buying, selling and renting decisions by leveraging its direct, real-time connections with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS) via all types of computers, tablets and smart telephones. Realtor.com® is where home happens. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools and accurate information including Doorsteps®, HomeInsight, SocialBios, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNet, homefair and Relocation.com. Move supports real estate agents and brokerages by providing many services to grow their businesses—including ListHub™, the nation's leading syndicator of real estate listings, TigerLead®, Top Producer® and FiveStreet, as well as many free services. Move is based in the heart of the Silicon Valley—San Jose, CA. REALTOR® and REALTOR.COM® are trademarks of the National Association of REALTORS® and are used with its permission. These and all other trademarks used in this work are the property of their respective owners.
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