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FBS Introduces Spring All-in-One Websites for Agents, Powered by the Revolutionary Spark API
FARGO, N.D., Oct. 21, 2019 -- FBS announces the launch of the latest product in the Spring® lineup: all-in-one websites for agents. For 40+ years, FBS has provided innovative technology and services to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and its members, including the late 2018 acquisition of Solid Earth's Spring software platform. In the last year, FBS successfully launched Spring MLS Portals to the MLS market. Today, agent websites are added to the Spring suite of products. Spring IDX websites for agents were created with the busy, budget-conscious agent in mind. Director of FBS Broker and Agent Services, Michelle Carter explains, "The new Spring websites deliver on all of the essential agent website needs: powerful IDX home search with live data, a modern look, ease of use, affordability, lead capture, and agent branding options. Set-up and customization are easy enough that the least tech-savvy agent can succeed." With hosting, site security, and custom domain name management included, agents can consolidate multiple vendors into one single solution at an affordable price. Powered by the Spark® API, Spring IDX websites show live listing data so home buyers receive the freshest most comprehensive data available. Spring websites are available exclusively to Flexmls subscribers along with a number of other easy-to-use and affordable IDX solutions. Spring websites for brokers, complete with lead management, is set to release in 2020. For more information visit https://fbsproducts.com/products/idx-solutions/. About FBS Recognized by Forbes as a 2019 Small Giant and based in Fargo, North Dakota, FBS is a 100% employee-owned company providing industry-leading software and technology to real estate with Flexmls®, Spark®, FloPlan™ and Spring®. The leading MLS technology innovator and one of the largest software providers, FBS serves 240,000+ real estate professionals on its Flexmls® Platform. First to market, its Spark® API set the standard for industry API innovation. Spark showcases the value of data standards powering Flexmls Mobile, Spring and many other third-party real estate software products. FBS products are underpinned by 40+ years of experience and one of the highest customer service performance ratings in any industry, an NPS® of 84. Learn more at www.WeAreFBS.com.
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OJO Labs Expands Its Suite of Leading Technology Products with Acquisition of Real Estate Software Platform RealSavvy
The acquisition speeds up the company's execution to deliver exceptional experiences for consumers and the real estate agents that serve them AUSTIN, Texas, October 2, 2019 – OJO Labs, which empowers consumers to make better decisions through its conversational AI (artificial intelligence) platform, "OJO," acquired Austin-based RealSavvy, a powerful real estate software platform for REALTORS®, brokers, and teams that combines its collaborative IDX with customizable websites, branded mobile apps, and a fully-integrated predictive CRM. OJO Labs has been forward-thinking in its approach to create a full stack of product offerings and solutions that will solve real consumer issues and advance the real estate industry that serves them. Now, with its WolfNet and RealSavvy divisions, the company is in a position to bring an unprecedented combination of the best data, proprietary AI and technology platforms to further its mission and offer a truly differentiated, comprehensive home buying and selling experience, and help agents engage at optimal times during the process. RealSavvy's competitive edge comes from the way its platform keeps agents and their clients connected throughout the home transaction cycle. The home search is uniquely collaborative through a social, Pinterest-like and highly communicative experience. Among all homebuyers, the top two sources for information and property search are online websites (93%) and real estate agents (86%) as published by the National Association of REALTORS® research division. RealSavvy's products bring these sources together in a consumer-centric, shared space with superior CRM functionality, rich client search analytics and notifications, as well as its real-time chat functionality, ensuring agents build and retain momentum from search to close. "RealSavvy's game-changing products and features were built to solve hard and entrenched problems that agents and brokers have wrestled with for years," shares John Berkowitz, CEO of OJO Labs. "Even more significant than the products and underlying technology, is our alignment on vision and values. Our teams invested in similar visions, not to build products or a company for a quick sale, but to create products that truly impact people's lives in a positive way, for both consumers and the agents that serve them." With RealSavvy joining OJO Labs in its new Austin headquarters on South Congress Ave., the company has assembled an outstanding team of engineering, data science, product and marketing professionals on its trajectory toward transforming real estate experiences for consumers. The culture, passion and focus enable the organization to solve complex problems while blazing new trails in ways no other company has done before. The synergy will allow partnered brokerages the ability to scale distinct products into the hands of consumers and agents. "Our visions are aligned to effect transformative changes in the behaviors of agents and consumers working together," Rick Orr, CEO of RealSavvy commented. "Bringing our platforms together, with a team of exceptional talent solving hard technical problems, adds fuel to our vision and helps agents have less dependency on portals, or aging technology, giving the industry a momentus advantage." OJO Labs is not disclosing details of the acquisition, however, RealSavvy will be immediately integrated into the company, leveraging its resources, market access, and team to further RealSavvy offerings and vision. About OJO Labs Inc. OJO Labs is on a mission to empower people to make better decisions through the fusion of machine and human intelligence. The company's unique, patented AI technology products can conduct text conversations with consumers at scale. By combining natural language understanding with data and personalization, the products allow consumers to deeply engage in a purchase process before interacting with a salesperson. OJO Labs is backed by the two most active VC firms in Texas, leaders in real estate and financing industries, as well as key industry executives. OJO Labs has been recognized with seventeen major industry and workplace awards in 2019, including CV Magazine's Best Digital Property Search Platform award, an AI Breakthrough Awards Best AI-Based Solution for Real Estate winner, an Austin Chamber of Commerce 2019 Austin A-List winner, and listed in FORTUNE Magazine's Best Workplaces in Texas 2019. The OJO team has decades of combined success scaling businesses and deep experience in data science, engineering, product marketing, and operations. About RealSavvy Founded in 2014 in Austin, TX, RealSavvy is an all-in-1 platform for real estate agents, teams and brokerages dedicated to innovating how homebuyers engage with their agents through a "Pinterest-style," collaborative home search. Winners of the 2015 SXSW Accelerator for Innovative Technology, the RealSavvy team is setting the bar high for IDX websites, CRM, and mobile apps.
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Showcase IDX Deepens Integration with LionDesk to Help Real Estate Agents Grow Their Businesses
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Showcase IDX Launches Lucrative Agent Affiliate Program
Showcase IDX is excited to be launch a new program to help our customers add another recurring revenue stream by recommending Showcase IDX to their peers. Last year was an exciting year for Showcase IDX. We closed a round of funding and brought on a new development team. Already this year, we've announced the addition of a marketing and innovation leader to fuel our rapid growth, and the product team has been working hard on advances you'll see in the coming months. The Showcase IDX Agent Affiliate Program will allow qualified agents to be part of the most generous and aggressive affiliate program in the real estate industry. Agents will have the opportunity to make real money, just by recommending Showcase IDX to the agents and peers... and we make it really easy for you. How Can Showcase IDX's Agent Affiliate Program Benefit You? Get 10% commission on all revenue from the agents you recruit for the first 12 months. If your direct affiliates recruit new customers as part of the affiliate program, you'll get 15% of that customer's revenue for the first 12 months. Yes, you get more for the people that your recruits recruit. Use this calculator to see how much you could earn in the first year. Summary of the Details We use a 60-day cookie window, which means if someone signs up within 60 days of using your special link, you get the credit. There is no obligation for you to provide support; we'll have that handled. Affiliate commissions are paid out within 3 weeks of the end of every month, and are based on recognized, booked revenue. Open to current Showcase IDX agent customers. You must be a Showcase IDX customer for a minimum of 6 months with an active account to participate and receive payouts. Click here to see the full details of the agent affiliate program and a list of common questions. How to Start Earning? A simple three-step process is all you need to follow to start your earnings. After we verify that you're an active Showcaser, you'll gain access to your personalized dashboard that contains your unique affiliate link, banners for your site if you need them, and a real-time dashboard that shows the status of any referrals to Showcase IDX. Final Thoughts Our Agent Affiliate Program is a collective effort where we work together so that you can share in our growth. Many of you have recommended Showcase to friends and other agents. This new program lets us reward you for what you're doing already. If you have any questions, please let us know via chat or email. We're really excited about our affiliate program for our agents. It's our sincere goal to help share the benefits of our incredible growth with our customers. Go to showcaseidx.com/affiliates to get started today. Next Steps Our team is here to help you get started and make the most out of this program and are there for you to ensure that this is a win for you, and a win for us too. Sign Up Now Calculate Your Potential Earnings To view the original post, visit the Showcase IDX blog.
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Marketing and Innovation Executive Joins Showcase IDX as Chief Marketing Officer
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Buyer's Agent: Automatically Post Your Sold IDX Listings to Facebook
Call it Facebook marketing, online branding, or shameless self-promotion, but Delta Media Group has given you a way to "shout it from the mountaintops" (or at least Facebook) about your most recent SOLD transactions--including IDX listings--using our Facebook Auto Connector tool. As an exclusive Buyer's Agent, you work directly with buyers and do not list homes for sale. In today's competitive real estate market, it's essential home buyers have an experienced agent on their side to help them make a reasonable offer on the home they want and have it accepted. You spend tons of time and energy guiding your clients down the right path to homeownership. So how do you get the word out about the "wins" you have achieved for your clients? With over 1.3 billion members worldwide, Facebook seems like the best place to start. Delta Media Group's Facebook Auto Connector gives you the ability to post each of your SOLD listings automatically, and that includes IDX LISTINGS! See, we think you work way too hard helping your clients take the right steps toward successful home buying not to give you a way to tell your entire story on Facebook. That is why we did not limit your social shares to your broker's listings; we included the ability to share any IDX listing too. It's a fact, you work hard for your clients, and now you have a way to share your success stories with the world. Contact our Tech Support Team to get started auto-sharing your story on Facebook today. To view the original post, visit the Delta Media Group blog.
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iHomefinder Redefines IDX Search with Eureka
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IDX, LLC Acquires Agent Marketing
Joining of companies provides unprecedented advantage for real estate professionals. EUGENE. ORE. (JANUARY 03, 2018) - IDX, LLC, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) tools for real estate websites, today announced the acquisition of Agent Marketing, LLC, a fifteen-year marketing leader in the real estate industry, for $6 million. California-based Agent Marketing specializes in custom marketing solutions for real estate professionals. With a full-service print shop and web development resources in-house, Agent Marketing offers marketing tools for real estate agents and brokers worldwide. Adding Agent Marketing to the IDX suite of services creates a larger opportunity for current users on each platform to leverage their existing websites to drive more leads and transactions. "The similarities between Agent Marketing and IDX Broker in our respective markets make for a perfect match as a combined organization moving forward." says Chad Barczak, CEO of IDX, LLC. "Agent Marketing (formerly ePropertySites) has a long history of providing innovative, real estate focused tools to keep agents and brokers ahead of the game in a competitive marketplace. They are a driven, proven team and we look forward to providing our combined client base with many expanded offerings!" As part of the acquisition, IDX, LLC added 17 full-time employees from Agent Marketing's Aliso Viejo office; including Founder and CEO Greg Mazurek who will be joining IDX as the Divisions Operation Manager. This is IDX's second acquisition since acquiring Agent Evolution in 2014, a leading WordPress platform for real estate agents and developers. IDX, LLC now employs 72 full-time employees. The combined company will allow IDX to offer its 80,000+ current users and 1000+ web development partners more strategic and innovative tools moving forward. "This acquisition is a perfect fit, and I look forward to building a stronger, more responsive AgentMarketing.com, which will benefit the thousands of real estate agents we each serve", says Greg Mazurek. "We know what IDX and Agent Marketing can deliver, and that our combined products will become the core part of many agents' marketing strategies. There are very exciting times ahead." Agent Marketing will continue to focus on their signature suite of real estate marketing tools, but will now have the expanded resources of IDX behind them to quickly scale their offerings even further. As early as Q1 2018, existing IDX customers will have the ability to seamlessly market their listings with new tools available through the Agent Marketing platform, with a push of a button. IDX is now a single source for any real estate agent or web developer that services real estate professionals. "Our core data business has reached critical mass as the market leader in the IDX listings space and the timing is perfect for us to expand our offerings for our existing customers." says Barczak. "Our goal for 2018 and beyond is to become an even greater resource for our real estate customers and the web developers who service them." Agent Marketing will continue to operate under their own brand as a subsidiary of IDX, LLC. 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 plugin for use in WordPress based blogs and websites (IMPress for IDX Broker), 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 Agent Marketing Agent Marketing is a nationally recognized technology and print services company, specializing in real estate marketing tools. Formally known as eProperty Sites, Agent Marketing offers a full array of online marketing tools for real estate professionals including single property websites, mobile marketing, virtual tours and personal websites. Agent Marketing also owns and operates a full-service in-house print shop dedicated to ensuring timely delivery of marketing collateral requested through the online platform. For more information on all the services provided, please visit http://www.AgentMarketing.com.
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iHomefinder Launches Sales and Marketing Platform for Real Estate Pros
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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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IDX Broker Announces Social Logins and SSL (HTTPS) Compatibility
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WebsiteBox Receives BDC Financing to Accelerate Growth
  TORONTO, March 1, 2017 -- WebsiteBox, a platform that empowers real estate professionals build their unique brands through delivering extraordinary online experiences for their customers, today announced new debt financing from BDC Capital – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). WebsiteBox' award-winning "do-it-yourself" personalized website offering with fully integrated marketing automation capabilities and MLS (IDX) listing data have received tremendous market acceptance since its inception, growing to a total active user base of more than 25,000. The funds will be used to further accelerate WebsiteBox' revenue growth and solution offering. "WebsiteBox is a great example of a successful, high-growth technology firm fueled by talented and committed entrepreneurs," said Enes Kula of BDC Capital. "After four successful years in operation, we believe WebsiteBox is at an inflection point having created a robust technology infrastructure as well as strong alliances with hundreds of regional MLS associations, covering more than 80% of real estate population in North America. We are excited to support WebsiteBox' growth and look forward to participating in its ongoing success." "We have built the next generation marketing platform for real estate professionals at an extremely competitive price point," stated Peyman Aleagha, founder and CEO of WebsiteBox. "Our primary objective is to remove all the pain and cost associated with launching and managing a mobile-friendly website with digital marketing capabilities. A new agent can have a personalized website in less than 10 minutes and WebsiteBox will look after the rest including cloud hosting for life, backup to MLS data integration, analytics and live support – all for a one-time fee of $99. We are excited to continue our journey and look forward to a long and successful partnership with BDC Capital." For more information, please visit websitebox.com. About WebsiteBox: Launched in January 2013, WebsiteBox is a Toronto-based technology company offering feature-rich, mobile-friendly real estate websites fully integrated with marketing automation capabilities and MLS listing data integration - exclusively build for real estate professionals - for a market leading price of $99. Less than six months after launching as a real estate technology startup, WebsiteBox™ was named to HousingWire Magazine's inaugural RETech:50 list of top real estate technology firms, and has been nominated for the prestigious Inman Innovator Award. About BDC Capital: With more than $2 billion under management, BDC Capital is the investment arm of BDC, serving as a strategic partner to Canada's most innovative and high potential firms. It offers a range of equity, venture capital and flexible growth and transition capital solutions to help Canadian entrepreneurs scale their businesses into global champions. To find out more, visit bdc.ca/capital.
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IDX, LLC Announces Rollout of Enhanced IDX Broker System
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Placester Adds New Features to Give Agents and Brokers Competitive Edge
BOSTON, MA--(Jan 10, 2017) - Placester, an all-in-one CRM platform featuring integrated digital marketing and sales tools that fundamentally change how real estate works, today announced a set of new features for their IDX platform. The update streamlines the homebuying process by giving agents and brokers access to the most current listings and broadening the natural language search functionality through their Placester websites. "Having access to the most up-to-date listings is a huge advantage in the real estate market, and now our websites will be updated as frequently as every four hours," said Matt Barba, CEO of Placester, "With more current MLS data and improved search functionality, our IDX websites combine ease-of-use with access to inventory -- boosting the value of Placester agents and brokers across markets and unlocking potential for increased leads and sales." New features boost clarity and accuracy across Placester IDX websites, providing an unprecedented advantage for real estate agents and brokers: MLS data will update up to five times per day: In real estate, listings are constantly changing. A property for sale in the morning could be off the market by the afternoon. To provide access to the most current listing data, MLS updates will increase to up to five times a day -- creating more accurate and efficient websites for IDX customers. Property type search improvements: Not all MLSs have the same property types -- condos, single family homes, etc. Placester is bringing clarity to the search experience by increasing property type options, and allowing users to select multiple types in one search Neighborhood search expands: Neighborhood is one of the most effective means of narrowing down the property search. By broadening neighborhood fields and allowing users to select all neighborhoods, areas, building names and more that meet their criteria, search results are more tailored to meet their needs "Creating a website that is personalized and intuitive is essential in generating leads and developing customer relationships," said Seth Price, VP of Industry Relations at Placester, "The level of efficiency that Placester's IDX websites bring is all too rare in the real estate industry, and will put our agents and brokers in a strategic position to meet the needs of today's homebuyers." The IDX platform is Placester's flagship product and is designed to help real estate agents and brokers create modern websites that generate leads, offer a seamless customer experience, and grow their businesses online. The new features will be available for all IDX customers, and be released on January 10, 2017. 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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IDX, LLC Announces Newest Version of IMPress for IDX Broker
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Agent Evolution Announces The New TurnKey 2.0: A Complete Solution
EUGENE, OR (NOVEMBER 21, 2016)--Agent Evolution, a division of IDX, LLC, recently announced the next stage in real estate website packages – TurnKey 2.0. The update boasts simplified functionality, giving agents the necessary tools to manage their site on a day-to-day basis as soon as they log in; including a more intuitive dashboard, easy drag-and-drop page creation and managed hosting. The themes, built exclusively for the IDX Broker Platinum service, will allow for the easiest installation and most flexible usage yet, setting a new standard of value for the REALTOR® wanting to combine an IDX feed with a premium WordPress site. Agent Evolution's VP of Operations, Chad Johnson says, "We're giving REALTORS® every opportunity to get their site working for them so they can spend their valuable time doing what they do best... selling real estate." TurnKey 2.0 offers the following benefits: A simplified, industry-specific dashboard gives agents all the necessary tools to quickly and easily handle the tasks associated with managing a real estate website. The new TK Designer lets agents and brokers build pages with drag-and-drop simplicity, as well as add widgets or forms without guesswork or confusion. "We're making it monumentally easier to customize [their] site without hours of work or hiring a full time designer," adds Dave Bonds, Senior WordPress Developer for Agent Evolution. Managed hosting further improves the website platform. In the Sucuri Remediation Group's latest Website Hack Trend Report, a sample of 11,000 infected websites were analyzed. Of those on the WordPress platform, over 50% were out of date. Agent Evolution will take care of hosting and automatic updates to keep TurnKey sites current, ensuring their clients are never vulnerable. Simultaneously, IDX Broker will update MLS information on a regular basis for the most powerful and flexible IDX home search. The TurnKey line of WordPress themes is revolutionizing the market by introducing a higher level of IDX home search integration than has ever been seen before because "when it comes down to it, a beautiful website doesn't do much good if it doesn't yield results," says Chad. Real estate professionals are drawn to Agent Evolution because of their true understanding of the real estate business. This understanding is further reflected in the release of TurnKey 2.0. About Agent Evolution, LLC Agent Evolution, a division of IDX, LLC, is recognized as a leading WordPress theme developer. Focusing exclusively on the needs of the real estate professionals, Agent Evolution themes are used on thousands of websites worldwide. In addition to themes, Agent Evolution produces plugins that add real estate specific functionality to WordPress websites. For more information on all the services provided by Agent Evolution, please visit http://www.AgentEvolution.com.
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Elm Street Technology Poised for Growth, Launches Elevate for Real Estate
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Diverse Solutions purchased by Market Leader
  BELLEVUE, WA, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 – Market Leader, a provider of innovative online technology and marketing solutions for real estate professionals, today announced that it has purchased Diverse Solutions from Zillow Group. Diverse Solutions is a leading provider of IDX plugins, enabling multiple listing service listings display for real estate agents' WordPress or custom websites. This acquisition further expands Market Leader's presence in providing powerful sales and marketing tools for real estate professionals. Diverse Solutions provides easy-to-implement technology to help real estate professionals manage their brands and businesses in a fast and easy way. Their products include listings-search platforms, mapping capability and email management software to help agents improve their websites and thrive in a competitive market. With existing agreements with over 600 MLS organizations across the United States, Diverse Solutions is uniquely positioned to provide technology solutions that allow real estate agents to generate, track, report, and quantify their leads. "We're delighted to bring Diverse Solutions in to the Market Leader family of products. The Diverse Solutions products fit well with our strong history and track-record for delivering high-producing solutions to help real estate professionals build their businesses," said Scott Smith, President and General Manager of Market Leader. "We look forward to continuing to deliver great products and services for the Diverse Solutions customers and to being a partner to the industry." About Market Leader A pioneer in lead generation and contact management systems, Market Leader (www.marketleader.com) provides innovative online technology and marketing solutions for real estate professionals. Since 1999, Market Leader has helped real estate professionals succeed and grow, and today serves more than 200,000 agents, brokerages, and franchises across the United States and Canada. Market Leader is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Perseus 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, and Birdview.
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RealtyTech Inc. Launches New Apex IDX- Broker Edition™ WordPress Plugin for Brokers, Offices and Companies
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MarketBoost Named One of The Best Real Estate Plugins for WordPress
Recently, WPExplorer.com, a website that specializes in delivering WordPress news, themes, plugins, tutorials, and more, listed the iHomefinder Optima Express and Market Boost IDX plugin as one of the best real estate plugins available for WordPress. The website published an article that detailed a selection of "the most impressive and feature-rich plugins that will help you upgrade your real estate website." MarketBoost IDX was recognized for the ease in which agents can include property listings, market reports, and MLS data on their WordPress websites. At iHomefinder, we're proud to have been included on this list and continue to work on ways to live up to this kind of recognition. According to WPExplorer, this IDX plugin is "an impressive solution for the serious real estate websites out there." They went on to say that it features some "great options that will not only make your life a lot easier but will have a noticeable impact on your business," and that "for serious projects, it could be just what you need." There are several features and tools that WPExplorer listed as part of the reason MarketBoost was chosen for the list. On top of the listings, market reports, and MLS data, this plugin also has: SEO-friendly options that help agents get listed on search engines Proven lead capture abilities A fully responsive design that allows users to access important information on their computer or on their favorite handheld device An interactive map to make searching specific locations much easier A simple way for agents to add listing galleries to pages, posts, and sidebars to show off featured properties Intuitive property search features Multiple lead capture features so agents can follow-through and use everything from email alerts to contact and registration forms WPExplorer has been covering WordPress news, themes, and plugins for a very long time, and at iHomefinder we're excited to be included on their list of the best real estate plugins. To view the original article, visit the iHomeFinder.com blog.
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My Buying Buddy Integrated IDX/CRM Solution is Now Available for Sandicor
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New Acquisition Highlights Education and Training Opportunities for Real Estate Professionals
  Cambridge, ON (January 14, 2016) — In a competitive industry of over 1.1 million real estate professionals across North America*, brokers and agents are seeking opportunities and resources to help them stand out from the competition. Today, Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. ("Lone Wolf") announces the acquisition of technology and mobile web creation leader Barcode Publicity, providing services under the Barcode Realty brand and its assets, as a step forward in creating education and training opportunities for the real estate industry. The acquisition by Lone Wolf, the North American leader in residential real estate software, represents investment in education offerings for the real estate industry through Barcode's robust speaking, training and education services. In addition, Barcode also brings with it a solid mobile application and IDX website solutions, which will be incorporated into Lone Wolf's Complete Enterprise Solution; a full-service platform supporting a healthy eco-system of technology and tools for brokers and agents. "The opportunity to further expand our platform to provide education and training services supports the growth and development of real estate professionals, as well as our vision for growth in the industry," says Lorne C. Wallace, CEO of Lone Wolf. "We're excited to bring the Barcode Publicity team and its offerings into the Lone Wolf family." The acquisition comes with advantages to both Barcode and Lone Wolf clients alike. The core Barcode team has made the move over to Lone Wolf and will maintain operations of the Barcode software. "Lone Wolf's reputation and loyal customer base are the reason we began the discussions with their team. Barcode couldn't be happier about the opportunity for our product line and our clients. Lone Wolf has some of the most tech-forward thinkers in this industry. This is where Barcode belongs," said Alex Camelio, President of Barcode Publicity. Barcode and Lone Wolf teams will soon begin working together on an extensive review of the Barcode platforms to determine which features will be developed into the eco-system of technology and service offerings under the Lone Wolf umbrella. This will create the opportunity to take the best of both worlds and meld them into a product that will be used by real estate offices across North America. *109,000 active members of the Canadian Real Estate Association and approximately 1 million members of the National Association of REALTORS®. About Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. is the North American leader in real estate solutions and services with nearly 10,000 offices and over 250,000 agents utilizing their fully integrated product lines. Lone Wolf's experience and unmatched knowledge of the industry has provided a unique opportunity to develop the Complete Enterprise Solution. The Complete Enterprise Solution is a fully integrated product line comprised of back office, front office and web-based software providing a single point of data entry, improved efficiency and additional opportunities to identify revenue for real estate professionals. The Complete Enterprise Solution also integrates with partner solutions to create an eco-system of brokerage operations that enable brokerages and agents to operate more efficiently and increase opportunities for profitability. Lone Wolf has offices in Cambridge, ON, Langley, BC, Mississauga, ON, Las Vegas, NV, Show Low, AZ, Atlanta, GA, and Tallahassee, FL. For more information please visit www.lwolf.com.
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What's New with WebsiteBox?
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RealtyTech Inc. Announces Launch of the New Word Press ApexIDX for Miami Association of Realtors
Thousand Oaks, CA (December 30, 2015)—RealtyTech Inc., a national Real Estate software and marketing corporation, has just launched a new line of Agent and Office IDX MLS search solutions for Southeast Florida Real Estate Agents, Offices and Companies. "This is a new full featured IDX plugin specifically designed for agents and offices using a Word Press website or would like to create one," said Richard Uzelac, President of RealtyTech Inc. "Our new ApexIDX is the finest real estate search system available to agents and offices." Southeast Florida Real estate professionals can take full advantage of the many features of the new ApexIDX system including two separate Featured Homes displays that can be added to their Word Press homepage; one animated slider with images of each home, and a 12-home grid display. In addition, the new ApexIDX offers an Open Homes Gallery display, Custom Market Links Generator, Market Snapshot Ticker, Polygon Search generator, and many more features. "ApexIDX works great on mobile devices and adjusts to whatever device a user is viewing the listing on," said Uzelac. "The listings are automatically indexed on Google and that helps the Agent or Office site to show up higher in general on search engines." Social media functionalities are integrated into the ApexIDX system making it easy for users and agents to share home listings on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other popular platforms. RealtyTech also offers premium template Websites that boast a plethora of tools including over 50 customizable pages, unlimited lead capture forms and a user friendly content management system. They are easy to edit and require no code skills. The customizable pages include many pre-designed pages that are ready to use and also blank pages for adding more personalized content. RealtyTech also offers many customizable online marketing and social marketing packages to tailor fit the agent's needs. About RealtyTech Inc. RealtyTech Inc. is a Thousand Oaks, CA-based Company that gives real estate professionals the tools necessary to stand out and succeed in today's online marketplace combined with solution minded, live California-based customer service. We have over 15 years of online real estate marketing expertise and have spent over 10 years of that experience offering Agent and Office websites, IDX Home Searches and Internet Marketing. For more information, please call (877) 832-4428 or visit http://www.RealtyTech.com.
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Miami Association of Realtors Adds RealtyTech Inc. as a Preferred Webmaster for Agent Sites and IDX
Thousand Oaks, CA (September 24, 2015)—RealtyTech Inc., a national real estate software and marketing corporation established in 2002, has just been approved as a preferred agent and office website, IDX and marketing provider by the Miami Association of Realtors to service Southeast Florida real estate agents, offices and companies. RealtyTech President, Richard Uzelac, met with the Miami Association of Realtors in August to present their new line of premium real estate agent and office products. "We are very excited to bring the newest and best IDX search for Agents and Offices in the South Florida area," said Richard Uzelac, President of RealtyTech Inc. "The new responsive websites for agents and offices will come with our amazingly feature rich IDX123 solutions." RealtyTech's Website and IDX combo includes a fully functional website with many 'new for 2015' interchangeable templates and a streamlined home search that is loaded with features. Social media functionalities are integrated into the system making it easy for users to share on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other popular social platforms that Realtors can use to help build their exposure online. "We are happy that Southeast Florida Real estate professionals can take full advantage of the Custom Search Links feature of the IDX123 system on RealtyTech's Premium Agent123 Websites," said Uzelac. "IDX123 also comes loaded with more features than any other IDX currently offered in the USA." The RealtyTech Websites boast a plethora of tools including over 50 customizable pages, unlimited lead capture forms and a user friendly content management system. They are easy to edit and require no code skills. The customizable pages include many pre-designed pages that are ready to use specifically for real estate professionals, complete with specific functionalities and coding. Agents have the freedom to also start with blank pages for adding more personalized content. Leads are captured and traffic is tracked on both the website and the IDX system for agents to monitor any advertising or marketing programs they are employing. RealtyTech also offers many customizable online marketing through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and social marketing packages to tailor fit the agent's or office's needs. RealtyTech Inc. is now certified by Google as a "Google Partner," which is earned by providing high quality Google Adwords programs to hundreds of agents and companies nationwide. About RealtyTech Inc. RealtyTech Inc. is a Thousand Oaks, CA-based Company that gives real estate professionals the tools necessary to stand out and succeed in today's online marketplace combined with solution minded, live California-based customer service. We have over 15 years of online real estate marketing expertise and have spent over 10 years of that experience offering Agent and Office websites, IDX Home Searches and Internet Marketing. For more information, please call (877) 832–4428 or visit http://www.RealtyTech.com
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Placester Websites Now Has 95 Percent of Agent IDX Coverage in United States
BOSTON, MA--(June 12, 2015) - Placester, the real estate marketing platform, announced today that it has hit a series of key milestones, including covering 95 percent of the agent IDX in the United States. The achievement illustrates how Placester continues to dramatically improve the home listing and buying process for agents, brokers, and consumers by connecting real estate professionals to a turnkey marketing automation solution. Placester's technology is designed to make sincere connections between real estate professionals and consumers looking to buy or sell homes. To date, Placester integrates with 561 MLSs and more than 1,100 REALTOR® associations across the country. This extends Placester's potential reach to approximately 1.9 million active real estate licensees in the United States, including over one million REALTORS®. "Covering 95 percent of MLSs is an incredible feat for the Placester team but what's most important is the impact this news has on REALTORS® across the country," said Matt Barba, CEO, Placester. "When we launched Placester, our goal was to use technology to improve the connections between real estate professionals and the clients they serve. Both in the number of listings available to them and in the technologies that we've poured into the platform -- from lead generation to elegant design -- Placester is improving the home buying and selling process for everyone. "Because Placester places such emphasis on value to real estate professionals, about 90 percent of the MLSs it covers come with no surcharge. For example, in Michigan, Placester is a preferred vendor for Realcomp II, the state's largest MLS which serves more than 12,000 broker, agent and appraiser customers in more than 2,100 offices. Realcomp II members can set up Placester sites without MLS surcharges the need to request and complete IDX documents. Other large MLSs with no surcharge on Placester include California (CRMLS), Florida (MFRMLS) and Georgia (GAMLS). Placester websites are priced affordably at $10 per month, and a special partnership with NAR discounts sites for REALTORS® to $5 per month. For a complete list of Placester's MLS directory, visit https://placester.com/mls-directory/. Placester is dedicated to innovation and has launched a number of new features for real estate professionals this year. These features include Leads, lead generation and capture technology; Single Property Sites, to highlight listings and specialties; and elegant design templates like Chicago. About Placester Placester fuses technology and design to dramatically improve the home buying process for consumers, brokers, and agents. The Placester marketing platform provides real estate professionals with MLS integration, high-resolution visuals, responsive design, and mobile optimization, as well as marketing tools for Facebook advertising, Google AdWords, and other channels. Currently serving over 100,000 real estate professionals, Placester is the sole website provider for REALTOR Benefits®, the official member benefits program of the National Association of REALTORS®. To date, the company has raised $22 million in funding, and is backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Romulus Capital, and Techstars.
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TRIBUS Announces Century 21 Metropolitan as First Manhattan Client
Chicago, IL (December 31, 2014)--TRIBUS is excited to announce its newest client Century 21 Metropolitan in Manhattan, New York. The boutique real estate brokerage is powered by its exclusive clientele and fruitful referral business. Servicing the global real estate firm with TRIBUS Customer Relationship Management, a fully custom website and IDX, TRIBUS is excited to bring its intuitive technology and user-friendly designs to the expanding brokerage. The fast-paced real estate market in New York City has always been a safe haven where demand has always, and quite possibly may always be strong. It's a city where the median single-family home value hit a 12-month low of $1.069 million in December following a nearly eight-month stretch of being around $8 million, according to statistics from California-based real estate data company Altos Research. And that's in an area where the demand far outstretches the amount of available supply, even in the slowest months of the year. Century 21 Metropolitan has been in New York City for approximately one year and just opened its second office, totalling about 50 agents with the goal of adding another 25 to 30 agents in the next several months. Renting and selling the smallest of units to the most luxurious of properties, Century 21 Metropolitan prides itself on having a widely diverse business structure that encompasses all facets of real estate on the island of Manhattan. "The reason we are doing business with TRIBUS, although there are plenty of choices in the city, is because we wanted to reach outside of New York City where we are noticing that real estate firms of our size are starting to all look the exact same," says Ryan Sherman, co-principal owner of Century 21 Metropolitan with Doug Magid. "Through the referral of a friend we decided to work with TRIBUS to give ourselves the look and feel that sets us apart from the rest of our marketplace, and with our new website I believe we have achieved just that." Aiming to create an urban image combined with the brand of the largest real estate organization in the world, Century 21 Metropolitan's goal is to gain the competitive advantage of being a true global network that will cover the entire island of Manhattan in the future. "We feel we have more bells and whistles through our service with TRIBUS than we would have been able to get through local providers," Sherman says. "Our website doesn't look typical Century 21, but it hasn't lost the allure of being Century 21. That's what we were going for, and that's what we got." Working with some of the most determined home buyers in the nation, Century 21 Metropolitan now has TRIBUS' automated and task management assist via its CRM to maintain and build relationships with those individuals in addition to the website. Century 21 works within the limits of Manhattan where supply is truly limited and demand is through the roof, with little possibility of much change in the future. Manhattan is primed for an expanding business and Century 21 Metropolitan is ready for it. "The Manhattan real estate market is such a unique one and we're thrilled to be able to offer our products and services to Century 21 Metropolitan so they can set themselves apart from the competition there," says Eric Stegemann, director of strategy at TRIBUS. "We are honored to have been able to provide the brokerage with a custom website that truly embodies urban real estate." 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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iHomefinder Launches OmniPress Prime
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Launches Friendliest Search in Real Estate
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate launched their new website today. Before you read another word, visit the site that will revolutionize online real estate search here. The new site allows visitors to customize their real estate search based on lifestyle and what attributes (like schools, parks, budget, and size of home) are most important to them. "Consumers are buying homes based on lifestyle requirements," said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Home and Gardens Real Estate LLC in their recent press release. "But the way real estate search is done online had not yet evolved to meet that reality." This is the first phase of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate's technology enhancements. Next quarter, BHGRE brokers will be able to access customizable, IDX-based websites at no additional cost. This allows brokers to better compete online without depleting resources. The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate site will deliver these listings to through Onboard's Internet Data Exchange (IDX) feed from over 80 multiple listings services with expectations to grow. In addition, the site utilizes Onboard's lifestyle, community, school, sales and market, and neighborhood data. "Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is the first to leverage community, lifestyle and school data within the property search experience to more closely emulate the home search process people undertake in the offline world," said Jonathan Bednarsh, President of Onboard in the recent press release. Some of the features the new site include: Drive time that calculates the minutes of a commute, rather than the miles using INRIX, a leading provider of drive time insight Refined search options based on pinpoints, free hand drawing and viewing homes by typical traffic distances Unmatched local data utilizing Onboard's local data platform. This includes everything from Yelp to GradeSchools ratings to seamless integration of high resolution photos The site is fully responsive so visitors can experience the "friendliest search in real estate" on mobile, tablet, and desktop devises. Onboard Informatics could not be prouder to work with such and innovative, professional company. Congratulations to everyone involved. To view the original post, visit the Onboard Informatics blog.
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WebsiteBox Provides IDX integration for 11 New MLSs
We are proud to announce full IDX integration with 11 new MLS Boards across the country! They are: CCBOR - Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Realtors GEPAR - Greater El Paso Association of Realtors LAAR - Lakeway Area Association of Realtors RCBOR - Rutherford County Board of Realtors TARMLS -Tucson Association of Realtors MLS Inc. WKRMLS - Western Kentucky Regional MLS GCBOR - Grand County Board Of Realtors IRMLS - Indiana Regional MLS KLAMATH - Klamath County Association of Realtors MCAR - Monroe County Association of Realtors OBAR - Outer Banks Association of Realtors The Integrated IDX is part of our $99 Do-It-All Website package which also includes a fully customizable mobile friendly website, ready-to-go content, free hosting, a powerful CRM and more. If you would like to see the list with all MLSs that WebsiteBox current support, please click here. To view the original article, visit the WebsiteBox blog.
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WebsiteBox Provides IDX integration for 15 New MLSs
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Onboard Informatics Announces Listings API+ as Part of Evolving Platform
  New York, NY, October 23, 2014 -- Onboard Informatics, the largest and most trusted Local Data as a Service provider, rolled out a BETA version of their Listings API that supports the emerging RESO Web API Standard. At RESO PlugFest on Tuesday, developers in attendance had the opportunity to be the first to try this technology. The API will uniformly support over 100 different Multiple Listings Services utilizing RESO Web API 1.0.1 and the RESO Data Dictionary 1.3 standards. At PlugFest this week, 14 MLSs agreed to have their data featured on the BETA version of Onboard's API, so developers were able to test the technology utilizing actual data from some of the top MLSs in the country. "Onboard has been advancing our technology the last several months to evolve into a local data platform," said Scott Petronis, Onboard's Chief Product Officer. "Months of hard work paid off this week at PlugFest, when developers got a chance to sample our latest API. They were able to get creative with everything that's possible with local data. We're really excited about the potential here." The Listings API+ offers a single, standardized way for developers to integrate IDX data inon real-time. It offers pre-integrations for .Net, Android and other environments. For MLSs, this technology allows each service to have more control over its data. MLSs no longer need to send data out, but can privately distribute data through this API. Listings data becomes more visible, trackable and ultimately more accurate for the end-user. "We've worked with MLSs for 12 years," said Jonathan Bednarsh, Onboard President and COO. "For years, our partners wanted a better way to manage data access. This API creates transparency around the listings, and MLSs don't have to wait five years for it to be developed. It's ready now." Onboard's Listings API+ will handle 30 million transactions per month, with the capability to expand well beyond that. "Beyond property listings, this API includes the ability to filter and sort results using 25 different fields of lifestyle attributes," said Marc Siden, Onboard CEO. "You can search listings by a desired starting point, nearest transit, school ratings, neighborhood name, and more. It's really the start of taking the local data we've cultivated since 2001 and feeding it through a platform that makes the data easier to access and maneuver so you can create a better online experience for your customers or create applications that keep moving your business forward. This is really taking local data technology to the next level." OBI plans to continue advancements to this platform in the coming months.
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MLS of Naples, Inc. Adds ShowingTime’s Online Scheduling System for Its 5,000 Members
Chicago, IL, September 23, 2014 — ShowingTime, the real estate industry's leading showing management technology provider, announced today that the MLS of Naples, Inc., is adding ShowingTime's online scheduling system to help its 5,000 members manage showings directly through the MLS. Naples members will enjoy 24/7 online scheduling when using ShowingTime for the MLS, and can also use ShowingTime's mobile app to request and manage showings and feedback. "Our members are looking forward to online scheduling with ShowingTime," said Pat Pitocchi, President. "Streamlining the appointment request process with 24/7 availability, reducing phone calls, and saving time for our members has great value." ShowingTime for the MLS – live in 80 MLSs – uses technology to streamline the appointment scheduling process, resulting in quicker showing confirmations and less phone tag. All of the real estate industry's primary MLS vendors have incorporated ShowingTime into their MLS systems for clients. Listing agents can post showing instructions and enter available hours on an interactive calendar to indicate when a listing can be shown. When a showing agent submits a request, notifications are sent instantly according to the listing agent's preferences. A listing can be set up a variety of ways depending on whether it's occupied or vacant. "We are pleased the MLS of Naples, Inc., selected ShowingTime to equip their members with the latest technology for scheduling showings," said ShowingTime President Michael Lane. "We're able to add measurable efficiencies to the appointment scheduling process. Members will save time using our mobile app, a ShowingCart, mapping and more to confirm, decline or reschedule appointments from wherever they are," he added. The ShowingTime Appointment Center is also available to agents and offices and works seamlessly with ShowingTime for the MLS. It includes dedicated appointment center staff to fully confirm showings on behalf of listing agents and offices. It also features branded phone calls, as if the appointment center staff is in the subscriber's office. Many offices in Naples use the Appointment Center as well as ShowingDesk, ShowingTime's front desk software. Showing requests made via the MLS download into a "Task List" to facilitate prompt follow-up. ShowingDesk is the industry's most popular front desk software for managing showings. About ShowingTime ShowingTime equips MLSs, Associations, offices, brokers and agents with tools to schedule showings, generate feedback and report on activity. Its products are used by more than 53,000 offices nationwide and integrated with 200+ MLSs to manage 3 million showings every month. Visit http://www.showingtime.com for more information.
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WebsiteBox Provides IDX Integration for 5 New MLSs
WebsiteBox is proud to announce full IDX integration with 5 new MLS Boards in Florida, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Texas! They are: Franklin & Gulf Counties (RAFGC)  Flagler County MLS (FCAR) Pocono Mountains AOR (PMAR) REALTORS Association of New Mexico (RANM) Lubbock Association of Realtors (LAR) The Integrated IDX is part of our $99 Do-It-All Website package which also includes a fully customizable mobile friendly website, ready-to-go content, free hosting, a powerful CRM and more. If you would like to see the list with all MLSs that WebsiteBox currently support, please click here.  To view the original article, visit the WebsiteBox blog.
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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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WebsiteBox Provides IDX integration for 6 New MLSs
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WebsiteBox Expands Its IDX Integration With Addition of Five MLS Board
TORONTO, ONTARIO, Apr 30, 2014-- WebsiteBox, a leader in low-cost, fully customizable websites for realtors, announces the expansion of its Internet Data Exchange (IDX) integration with five new Multiple Listing Services (MLS). The expanded MLS integration means Realtors in these regions can now use WebsiteBox's feature-rich web technology to its fullest potential. IDX data provides agents with the ability to create very customized websites with property search tools for prospective buyers, but many agents lack the programming background to implement features such as IDX. For a one-time cost of just $99, WebsiteBox provides Realtors with a do-it-all, mobile-friendly website that is search engine optimized and complete with ready-to-go content, web hosting for life, online support and the ability to have MLS listings automatically posted to the website. More than 6,000 Realtors have chosen WebsiteBox as their website provider, and the integrated IDX is one of the main reasons they chose WebsiteBox over other website providers. According to Peyman Aleagha, WebsiteBox CEO, "An integrated IDX is a key feature of any good real estate website. We have partnered with over 240 MLSs across North America to provide fresh listing data for our clients and are actively seeking new partnerships to expand our MLS coverage." Realtors in the following markets now have access to WebsiteBox's full set of features: Arizona Regional MLS (ARMLS) in Tempe, AZ Central Oregon Association of Realtors (COAR) in Florence, OR Jupiter-Tequesta Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHSAR) in Jupiter, FL Mineral Area Board of Realtors (MNAR) in Farmington, MO. Triangle MLS (TMLS) in Cary, NC WebsiteBox recently added 13 other MLS boards throughout North America, bringing its offerings to 46 states and the District of Columbia in the U.S. as well as nine Canadian provinces. WebsiteBox is actively seeking to form partnerships with additional MLS associations throughout North America. For more information, visit http://websitebox.com, email [email protected], or call (866) 857-1657 x113. About WebsiteBox Launched in January 2013 by Internet entrepreneur and real estate marketing expert Peyman Aleagha, WebsiteBox is a Toronto-based startup offering feature-rich, mobile-friendly real estate websites and tools for agents, teams and offices at a one-time, $99 price - the lowest in the market. WebsiteBox is quickly gaining prominence in both the real estate and entrepreneurial markets. Less than six months after launching as a real estate technology startup, WebsiteBox™ was named to HousingWire Magazine's inaugural RETech:50 list of top real estate technology firms for 2013, and has been nominated for the prestigious 2013 Inman Innovator Award.
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iHomefinder Launches Responsive IDX for WordPress
BERKELEY, CA,  April 15, 2014 – iHomefinder today introduced a new, responsive version of Optima Express, their leading IDX plugin for WordPress real estate sites. It's packed with new features and wrapped in a sleek redesign. The most significant change is that Optima Express now uses responsive design, allowing agents and brokers to reach clients on any device with a single website. Mobile web usage has grown over 50% in the past year and now represents more than a quarter of all website traffic, making it critical for real estate agent and brokers to have a website that is optimized for any screen. A website using the Optima Express IDX plugin and a responsive WordPress theme allows a broker or agent's prospects and clients to search for and view properties, contact the agent or broker, and save their favorite listings no matter whether they're on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. There are significant SEO benefits in a having a responsive website instead of redirecting to a mobile-only version; Google explicitly recommends a single, responsive website as its preferred configuration for mobile websites. Optima Express provides agents and broker sites with search engine-indexable listings as well as other SEO-enhancing features. The addition of responsive design provides a clear advantage over sites using redirects and other methods to display separate mobile-only content. Other new Optima Express features improve the user experience and are designed to capture more leads, including additional lead capture widgets, multiple quick search layouts, an easily changed color scheme, larger and retina-quality photos (where available), and a new, more user- friendly search experience. Built using the Bootstrap framework, Optima Express is now more flexible than ever and offers web designers endless opportunities for customization. "For agents and brokers, responsive design is a necessity, not a trend," said Brett DeSchepper, CEO of iHomefinder. "Aside from providing an SEO advantage, it simply makes sense to have one website that works on any device. It makes it possible for leads to come from anywhere." To learn more about Optima Express, sign up for a trial account or see pricing information, please visit http://www.ihomefinder.com/products/optima-express/. A demonstration site is available at http://www.optima-express-demo.com About iHomefinder, Inc. iHomefinder is a leading provider of real estate search technology and websites. Using the Internet Data eXchange (IDX) standard, iHomefinder powers thousands of real estate websites and partners with hundreds of web designers. The company also maintains trusted relationships with over 200 Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) across the U.S. and Canada to provide licensed, accurate, and timely listing data. iHomefinder maintains a long-standing reputation for strict compliance with each MLS's rules. In addition to serving real estate professionals, the firm provides technical compliance and consulting services to innovative Internet marketing firms who require licensed access to real estate listing data. Established in 1997, iHomefinder is privately held and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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iHomefinder integrates Down Payment Resource on IDX websites
iHomefinder has now enabled Down Payment Resource (DPR) on all IDX search websites across our shared customer markets, allowing consumers to identify, search and explore the many homebuyer assistance options available throughout the country during their home search. iHomefinder joins WolfNet and Union Street Media as the latest IDX provider to integrate DPR. While making down payment assistance program information available to homebuyers is one obvious benefit, iHomefinder agent and broker customers also benefit from the automatic, no-cost addition of a new lead generation tool on their websites. On average, about 70 percent of active, residential listings in any given market are eligible for one or more homebuyer assistance programs. Now that iHomefinder has integrated DPR into its customers' sites, those programs are visible and available to consumers during their home search process Approximately 5 percent of consumers who click DPR on a REALTOR®'s or broker's IDX website will submit their contact information to learn more about their homeownership opportunities. DPR leads and consumer contact information go directly to the website owner, along with program results and detailed information on next steps. Our thanks to iHomefinder for partnering with us on behalf of our shared MLS and real estate customers. iHomefinder customers can learn more about how DPR now looks and works on their website in this short video. To view the original post, visit the Down Payment Resource blog.
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Columbus Ohio MLS/IDX now available to all Agents!
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IDX Broker continues to make feature updates and enhancements on their new Platinum platform
Since the release of IDX Broker's Platinum product this past June, they have continued to make enhancements to their front-end features and to the back-end Middleware. Over the past two weeks, there have been three significant updates worth mentioning. These include: Lead Capture Feature Update: You now have the ability to edit the greeting in the verification email to include first name, last name or both depending on your preferences! Additional features have been added to the Platinum mobile capabilities. Now mobile visitors can schedule showings, view virtual tours and share listings all from their mobile device. Sold/Pending listings will now show up for leads in their My Listing Manager Saved Properties Dashboard as well as for you, their agent, from your back-end middleware view. IDX Inc. is always striving to make improvements to their NEW Platinum platform. Make sure to keep an eye out for future advancements! To view the original post, visit IDX Broker's blog.
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Implement helpful widgets from IDX Broker
All IDX Broker Platinum accounts possess the power to create an unlimited number of widgets that are easily implemented onto your site by simply copying and pasting the JavaScript code. Advanced designers can further customize any widgets by using custom CSS tools! You no longer need to re-create a widget every time you update or make changes. Through the new Widget Manager feature, you are able to store and edit all of the widgets you create right in your IDX Broker Platinum control panel. Here, you can manage all of your slideshows, showcases, and map search widgets all in one place! With a Platinum level account, you will have access to the same great level of customization you had with Original. You can create multiple widgets to make site navigation easy or to display valuable information conveniently, on whatever page you want. You also have the capability to set global targets for your widget links. This allows you to determine where your widgets show up on your site pages and to add or edit a specific URL. Our new Map Search Widget will change the way you search for homes! Engage your site visitors with interactive maps they can use to find desirable listings on any page of your website! This feature grants you the control to change the size and placement of the map along with the ability to pair them with Listing Showcase and Slideshow Widgets. The new Lead Login Widget provides an easy way to embed a login form for your leads to access their My Listing Manager accounts from your website navigation or sidebar. This widget can also act as a subtle lead capture tool, attracting new site visitors to sign up and enjoy conveniences such as saved searches and listings as well as property update emails. With IDX Broker Platinum, you have access to all of the Original features along with many more new ones. For further details, visit our features site: https://www.idxbroker.com/idx_broker.php#platinum
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Better, Faster – HD IDX!
Showing Suite is excited to announce the launch of our new and improved HD IDX! Our new system enhancements feature substantially faster load times for the search map and listings, plus overall improved functionality and usability. Better, faster IDX We've made the best even better. By redesigning the way listings are accessed from the server, we've dramatically increased the speed and usability of HD IDX. A faster and more enjoyable experience leads to more time on your site and better lead conversion. More user engagement and interaction With significant software improvements, your clients and prospects will love searching for homes on your website with HD IDX. Your users will save time by conducting their home search quickly and conveniently on the brilliant, easy to use interface. Learn more about HD IDX and find out how you can get a FREE 30 day trial! To view the original article, visit the Showing Suite blog.
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New Widgets and Features in Optima Express
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Syndication Grenade? New Syndication Portal?
Here’s the real deal on Listings 360°insight Advisor. With all of the discussion around syndication and the listing distribution process…and some questions around what we are doing, I wanted to clearly articulate the purpose (and value) of the 360°insight Advisor platform recently licensed by MRED, MRIS and CTMLS. 360°insight Advisor helps MLSs, Brokers and Agents understand, explain and make effective, fact-based business decisions about online listing distribution/syndication by revealing consumer activity, demand and performance information from virtually all websites where listings appear. The online visibility platform tracks listing and performance activity comprehensively: within the MLS system, on the MLS consumer site (as applicable), the Broker website, Agent IDX sites and Publisher websites and presents the data via crisp visuals/infographics within secure, intuitive, on-demand portals for MLSs, Brokers, Agents and even consumers (at Agent discretion). So, as related to syndication and online marketing decisions/investments, 360°insight Advisor provides an unprecedented view of the valuable decision making information enabling a performance based, selective syndication strategy; this a big first step from where our industry stands right now. We’ve been asked by some if we created 360°insight Advisor as a syndication grenade OR if it is a syndication platform; the answer to both is no. We created a decision making product; incredibly valuable in the creation, support and management of a well-executed online listing distribution strategy. Equally as powerful, 360°insight Advisor delivers unprecedented insight into what clients are doing on line… helping Brokers make the most of their online listing exposure while helping Agents move their business forward, faster. The value proposition of 360°insight Advisor is truly full circle, for all stakeholders: For MLSs: Fortifies the position of the MLS as data steward by delivering tangible value…directly from the MLS to Broker and Agent Represents the value that the MLS system and/or the MLS consumer site deliver to the overall online marketing strategy as relation to the whole and independently Provides the MLS with deep insight into how data is being used online across all websites where listings appear Empowers the MLS to make effective, selective based syndication decisions with their Broker members Enables deeper, more thoughtful discussion between the MLS and Broker members For Brokers: Empowers Broker/puts Broker back in control of: selective, performance based syndication decisions online marketing strategies and investments proactive future planning Reveals and promotes the power of the Broker’s online power – independently AND market-wide Helps the Broker understand and articulate online consumer habits, identify emerging trends Enables greater engagement with Agents and consumers within the market Accelerate business results by enabling more effective and precise management of the online marketing plan  – an emphasis on investments and activities that generate ROI For Agents: Empowers the Agent to substantiate pricing and marketing recommendations with sellers armed with social proof – what consumers are really doing online Empowers the agent to understand how like listings perform on line, guiding them to modify and enhance their own online marketing strategies – independently and with consumers Enables valuable and ongoing  dialogue with the client Enhances the Agent’s scope and depth of knowledge, fostering greater credibility and trust with clients Provides informational ammunition to market and price more precisely – accelerating time to close. For Syndicators, Publishers and IDX vendors: Provides a platform for Publishers to demonstrate performance/value clearly and objectively on a level field (with the same performance criteria  being measured/reported across all sites) Cooperation is shown through working together to deliver transparency with MLSs and Brokers… in a previously tenuous environment Cooperation empowers knowledge that leads to a more sustainable model - MLSs, Brokers and Agents to measure performance, value and make sound business decisions - Enables Agents to utilize the information about their listings online in marketing strategy and in the sales process Transparency fosters openness by eliminating suspicion of the unknown Openness and knowledge creates candor and trust – opportunities can emerge organically, mutual value can be explored and perhaps group of players previously in turmoil can co-exist and even profit successfully together. Learn more about Listings 360°insight Advisor here and fire away with any questions.
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Showing Suite, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Robot Workshop Search Solutions
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Homes Connect: Login Once. Access Everything.
Guest Contributor Homes Connect Says: Are you overwhelmed with all of the tools you need to market your business properly? Do you need a solution now? Well we have the answer…Homes Connect! Finally a marketing platform that allows you to Login Once and Access Everything. Watch the video below to learn more. Receive launch updates and enter a drawing for an iPad and other cool prizes at launch! Enter Here. Homes.com is dedicated to keeping you connected with the real estate industry and supplying you with the tools you need to be successful. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and stay connected!
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Question: Is Having No IDX Better Than a Really Bad Search Experience?
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iHomefinder Launches SEO-Friendly IDX/MLS Search
BERKELEY (MMD Newswire) March 16, 2011 -- iHomefinder today introduced iSearch Optima IDX, a new search engine-optimized version of its market-leading real estate property search. By using Optima IDX as part of their websites, real estate agents and brokers can greatly improve their chances of being found by consumers and converting leads into valued clients. Moreover, Optima IDX is easy and engaging for consumers to use, compelling them to return time and again. Many real estate professionals know that search engine optimization (SEO) is important because the vast majority of homebuyers begin their home search process on the Internet, most starting from a search engine like Google Web Search™ or Bing™ search. This makes it critical that a real estate website's content be fully discoverable by search engines; Optima IDX ensures that property listings are found and fully indexed by search engines. Optima IDX pages are designed and coded to facilitate search engine discovery and indexing, including the use of universal resource locators (URLs) with full property address details and enhanced listing information. Optima IDX also makes it easy for consumers to share listings across their social networks with Facebook and Twitter integration, expanding a real estate professional's ability to generate word-of-mouth promotion and further improving SEO. Some of iHomefinder's key web design partners are already raving about Optima IDX. "I love the usability of the Optima interface and its focus on lead conversion," said Josh Galvin, Owner of Tizish, a prominent real estate website design firm. "This definitely stands out above other IDX systems that load their systems with marketing features at the cost of usability and lead generation, which are really what we need from an IDX system." Optima's usability features include a unique new multi-city selection interface, expansive property photographs, and a wealth of page customization tools that web designers can leverage. Optima IDX extends iHomefinder's reputation for superior lead generation. Proven marketing tools such as listing alert emails, the consumer property organizer, and showing request forms have been honed for even better usability. In addition, iHomefinder has added a new suite of consumer engagement tools, including Walk Score®, Great Schools™, and Google Maps™ Street View. These engagement tools help ensure that real estate websites with Optima IDX not only attract consumers and keep them coming back, but that consumers are compelled to reach out to the real estate professional using these effective tools on their website. "iSearch Optima IDX is the fruition of iHomefinder's fourteen years of experience in the online real estate space, serving thousands of brokerages and agents," said Alon Chaver, CEO of iHomefinder. "Optima's SEO capabilities and social media integration build upon the WordPress and mobile IDX innovation we've recently rolled out, keeping our clients at the forefront of online real estate technology." iSearch Optima IDX fits best in websites with a 720 to 750 pixel-wide container, making it perfect for WordPress applications and websites with a vertical navigation bar. The new product is a free upgrade for all existing iHomefinder customers. A demonstration website using Optima IDX can be viewed at http://www.anyhomesrealty.com/optima. To learn more about Optima IDX, please visit http://www.ihomefinder.com/optima.cfm. About iHomefinder, Inc. iHomefinder, Inc. is a leading national provider of hosted online property search technology, serving thousands of real estate brokerages and real estate professionals in every major U.S. market. Using the IDX standard, iHomefinder displays timely and accurate MLS content in full compliance with the local rules of over 150 MLSs. iHomefinder also provides MLS licensing, compliance and technology services to hundreds of web design and online marketing companies, as well as brokerages, technology vendors, Associations, and MLSs. Privately held and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1997, iHomefinder maintains collaborative relationships with hundreds of innovative companies serving the real estate industry. Learn more at http://www.ihomefinder.com.  
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Idaho Data Providers Market Report – February 2011
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