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Top Real Estate Brokerages Generate Massive Leads In-house with Inside Real Estate's New CORE PropertyBoost
Inside Real Estate's flagship platform, kvCORE, now provides access to CORE PropertyBoost, driving maximum listing exposure and lead flow on every listing. DRAPER, UTAH (AUGUST 15, 2019) -- Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top brokerages, agents and teams has announced the launch of CORE PropertyBoost, a powerful listing marketing tool. Now available as an optional add-on to the companies flagship platform, kvCORE, CORE Property Boost is designed to delight sellers with maximum property exposure while generating a high volume of quality leads. Part of the kvCORE Marketplace, CORE PropertyBoost automates listing marketing, shortens list-to-sold timelines, automatically provides valuable insights to home sellers on behalf of their agents, and generates leads with unprecedented results. The Keyes Company, one of the top 30 largest brokerages in the country by annual sales volume, is already seeing a strong return on investment. Within their first 60 days of launching CORE Property Boost, they've garnered over 1 million social media views and thousands of leads. Mike Pappas, President & CEO of The Keyes Company shared, "What used to cost us about $100 to $150 per lead, now costs us under $10. It has heightened our exposure and branding and drives thousands of buyer leads per month back to the sales associate." Mike adds, "We're seeing a difference being made in our market share, dramatically." Wendi Iglesias, Chief Information Officer for The Keyes Company, also noted that they see an average of 8-10 leads coming in per listing, explaining, "That's well over 12,000 leads since we've launched, directly off of CORE PropertyBoost. It's something that our agents absolutely love." CORE PropertyBoost automatically pulls new MLS listings, then applies powerful business rules and AI targeting to build those listings into Facebook ad campaigns with instant exposure to thousands of geo-targeted buyers. The solution also includes built-in seller reports, promoting the listing's exposure to the home seller via automated emails and text messages, detailing key statistics highlighting the work the agent and brokerage are doing to market their home. Leads generated from the advertisement are funneled into kvCORE, where powerful and personalized AI-powered follow-up campaigns are triggered to ensure maximum lead conversion. "CORE PropertyBoost has already empowered brokerages, teams and agents to gain an edge over their competition, drive tens of thousands of leads, move listings faster and automate their business," said Nick Macey, Chief Product Officer for Inside Real Estate. "More importantly, it gives them the ability to deliver strong value and garner trust with their clients which, in turn, drives even more business with increased referrals and testimonials from very satisfied clients. We are excited to see our clients have so much success, so quickly." CORE PropertyBoost is available for individual agents as well as brokerages looking for a solution for their entire office or enterprise. At the brokerage or enterprise level, management can choose to promote every new listing or define parameters based on geography or listing price. The marketing service is fully automated for agents, and ensures every listing gets immediate and broad exposure on social media. This not only maximizes lead volume for each listing, but provides a crucial value-add to agents, giving brokers a strong recruiting tool. To learn more about CORE PropertyBoost and the kvCORE Platform, visit insiderealestate.com. About Inside Real Estate Inside Real Estate is one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 agents, teams and top brokerages. Their flagship platform, kvCORE, is the most modern and comprehensive solution in the industry known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built with a scalable and flexible infrastructure, kvCORE enables every brokerage to create their own unique technology ecosystem representative of their brand and culture. With an accomplished leadership team and over 175 employees, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success for their growing customer base.
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Unleashes Brand Power with Lifestyle-Based Networking and Farming Opportunities
BHGRE brokers and affiliated agents can provide clients with free Havenly room interior design makeover, unique content and valuable offers via annual membership MADISON, N.J. (July 15, 2019) - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced today that its affiliated agents and brokers can now benefit from an exclusive discount on the BH&G Insider program. The coveted BH&G Insider offer allows BHGRE affiliated agents and brokers to share the world-renowned Better Homes & Gardens® lifestyle resources and gift of style for just $9.99 a year. The program has a value of nearly $500. The U.S.-based program is another example of how Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has strongly positioned itself as a lifestyle leader while leveraging Better Homes & Gardens brand assets. BHGRE affiliated professionals already benefit from such proprietary features such as PinPoint, a predictive marketing tool that utilizes Meredith Corporation's data harvested from its 175 million consumers. The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate BH&G Insider program offers: Free Havenly room design makeover: BH&G Insiders receive a free consultation with a Havenly professional interior designer ($199 retail value) to create the perfect design plan for any room in their home. Once the vision is finalized, the designers connect the client with the exact products to make their design a reality. Unlimited access to the complete BH&G magazine archive: Insiders can generate endless inspiration for design, entertaining, remodeling and building projects via access to every issue over 95 years of Better Homes & Gardens, including its famed floor plans. VIP Access: BH&G Insiders enjoy behind-the-scenes access to BH&G experts, including question and answer sessions with the magazine's cooking, gardening and decorating experts, along with inside looks at the renowned test kitchen. Ad-Free access to BHG.com: By logging in with their BH&G Insider credentials, members have streamlined access to the multimedia content on bhg.com. Exclusive deals and coupons: BH&G Insiders can receive more than $300 in annual savings from leading retailers such as Houzz®, Oneida®, FOOD52®, Only Natural Pet®, Overstock®, Ghirardelli® and Ashley Homestore®. "BHGRE is a brand relevant before, during and after the real estate transaction, and we work to help consumers live their best lives in their homes," said Jennifer Marchetti, Chief Marketing Officer at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. "Our strategic relationship with the Better Homes & Gardens media brand provides us with greater access to information relevant to home owners than others in the real estate industry. This exclusive BH&G Insider benefit is another great example of this.It gives our network a new and exciting way to deliver value to their clients as they work create customers for life and showcase their competitive points of difference as real estate professionals." "We are excited to offer BH&G Insider to the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network at this incredible value," said Courtney Mason, Vice President of Paid Products at Meredith Corporation. "BH&G Insider members get the inspiration and resources they want to make their dreams a reality. And the BHGRE network is perfectly positioned to offer Insider's benefits and content to new home buyers and sellers – exactly when they need it the most." 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.
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NRT Helps Its Coldwell Banker Affiliated Real Estate Agents Grow Their Client Base and Stay Connected with Prospect Square
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RE/MAX Results Launches Buyside, Arming Agents with Real-time Buyer Demand Insights
The largest RE/MAX franchise in the country partners with Buyside, becoming the first brokerage to bring real-time buyer demand insights to Minnesota & Western Wisconsin PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 10, 2019 -- RE/MAX Results, the largest and most productive RE/MAX franchise in the country by transaction sides, announced a company-wide launch of Buyside, a groundbreaking new platform providing its sales professionals and their customers unprecedented insight into the buyer demand in their marketplace. The platform aggregates buyer activity in real-time across major real estate search portals, leading brokerage websites and other platforms, helping reveal prospective buyers for a specific home. "RE/MAX Results has a longstanding history of providing the very best marketing & technology tools to support our sales associates. We continue to deliver on that promise, being the first brokerage in our market to arm our sales associates with Buyside, a platform that provides valuable intel about what's going on in the market and helps us successfully connect more home-buyers and sellers," said Brenda Tushaus, CEO of RE/MAX Results. The partnership between Buyside and RE/MAX Results will help its 1,100+ sales professionals connect with more prospective home sellers by providing insight into the number of buyers actively searching for a home just like theirs. This intel will help RE/MAX Results agents determine optimal pricing for the property and after being listed for sale, automatically connect them to agents within their network who have a matching buyer for the home. "We're thrilled to be working with RE/MAX Results," said Alissa Harper, VP of Growth at Buyside. "Our partnership provides their sales professionals with a considerable advantage in their market and an innovative new way to best serve their customers." Buyside's core products include Home Valuation Sites which allow homeowners to understand the approximate value of their home using multiple automated valuations, as well as insight into the real-time buyer demand in their market. A Buyer Market Analysis report from Buyside which helps listing agents navigate pricing scenarios with prospective sellers while showcasing a list of matching buyers available for the home. Lastly, the back-end matching platform from Buyside intelligently connects listings agents with buyers agents who are a match for the property - ensuring more targeted marketing of the home and a quicker sale. About Buyside Buyside is a data analytics & marketing company on a mission to help real estate brokers profit from their largest untapped asset: data. Buyside aggregates buyer activity from a variety of sources, using it to power actionable insights and intelligent marketing tools that help brokers: generate and capture seller leads, win more listings, and close more transaction sides in house. For more information, visit http://getbuyside.com. About RE/MAX Results RE/MAX Results operates out of the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Rochester, Duluth/Superior, Mankato, and western Wisconsin markets. Based upon the principles of entrepreneurship and customer service, RE/MAX Results has grown to 38 offices and more than 1,100 Sales Executives, making it the largest and most productive RE/MAX franchise in the United States. For over 30 years, RE/MAX Results has been leading the way with the highest producing sales executives in the country. RE/MAX Results is committed to selecting the most capable people in real estate—providing the best, most streamlined operational infrastructure, management by participation, and the highest standards of professionalism in the industry. For more information, visit results.net.
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RE/MAX Results Launches Buyside, Arming Agents with Real-time Buyer Demand Insights
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Chime Technologies and Real Broker Partner to Enable Rapid Growth Among Real Estate Teams
PHOENIX, April 01, 2019 -- Chime Technologies, Inc. announced today a business and integration partnership with Real Broker that aims to help real estate teams grow faster with the companies’ joint platforms. High producing teams are growing within the real estate industry. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors®, 26 percent of respondents said they were members of a real estate team. With a shared focus on empowering these teams with innovative mobile technology to enable fast responses, the new partnership will help today’s real estate teams streamline their operations, from lead generation to commission payment. “Today’s fast paced real estate industry requires teams to have seamless access to timely, accurate information at a moment’s notice,” said Danielle Jordan, team leader of HomeSweetMO Properties in Rolla, MO. “Real Broker and Chime Technologies together address this industry need, and have been instrumental in helping our team save time, maximize productivity and stay organized – no matter where agents may be.” Chime is an all-in-one real estate solution that bundles CRM, IDX, team management, lead generation and more in a seamless, easy to use package. With over 10,000 users and rapid product innovation, Chime is growing quickly among forward thinking team leaders who understand that next-generation technology is a critical component of industry sustainability. Real is a full-service, technology-powered, national real estate brokerage. Operating in 22 states across the U.S. with over 1,100 agents and expanding rapidly, Real offers real estate agents and teams flexibility, mobile technology, a high split, and fast support and commission payment. As part of the partnership, Real is offering its team leaders and members Chime’s core platform at no cost to them beginning immediately. Real teams can pay separately for Chime's lead generation services. The two companies plan to further integrate their mobile apps to enable seamless, intuitive navigation and functionality in the future. "We're excited to work closely with Real to address the needs of today’s real estate teams, and play a strategic role in helping them work more quickly and efficiently to drive continued growth,” said Gina Kaegi, vice president of marketing at Chime. "High-performing real estate teams need specialized systems and technology to grow fast while maximizing profits," said Tamir Poleg, co-founder and CEO of Real. "We believe Real and Chime together offer an unbeatable platform for teams." About Chime Technologies Chime is an operating system for the real estate industry headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. 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 Technologies operates as a US subsidiary of Renren, Inc. (RENN). For more information, contact [email protected], or visit www.chime.me. About Real Broker Real is the first tech-connected real estate brokerage that leverages mobile technology in place of costly brick and mortar to serve agents and teams better. By marrying a tech-connected business model with agent equity opportunities and revenue sharing, Real seeks to make agents' lives better. For more information, please visit http://www.joinreal.com. Texas agents, please visit https://joinreal.com.
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HomeSmart International Builds Brokerage-Wide Referral Network with ReferralExchange
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RE/MAX Alliance Launches Buyside, Providing Agents and Customers Valuable Insight into Real-time Buyer Demand
Largest RE/MAX brokerage in Colorado launches Buyside PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 05, 2019 -- RE/MAX Alliance, the largest RE/MAX affiliate in Colorado and one of the top 15 largest brokerages in the country by annual sales volume, has announced the launch of a new platform providing its sales professionals and their customers with unprecedented insight into real-time buyer demand in their marketplace. Powered by data analytics and marketing company Buyside, the platform aggregates buyer activity across major real estate search portals, brokerage websites, property showing applications and more, helping identify prospective buyers for a specific home. "We're committed to providing best-in-class technology tools to our agents and the customers they serve. Buyside brings us powerful insights about what's happening in the marketplace and allows us to more effectively bring buyers and sellers together," said Chad Ochsner, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Alliance. Buyside is now live on RE/MAX Alliance's brokerage website, www.HomesinColorado.com, providing prospective sellers access to multiple valuations for their home, a buyer demand heat-map as well as a list of 'Featured Buyers' who are actively searching for a similar property. The data driven platform from Buyside will generate additional listing opportunities for the brokerage and help facilitate faster, more efficient transactions, giving RE/MAX Alliance's 800+ sales professionals a significant competitive advantage. "We're excited to partner with RE/MAX Alliance, a true leader in the industry," said Charles Williams IV, founder and CEO of Buyside. "Our partnership provides their sales professionals access to valuable insights about buyer demand in the market and an innovative new way to best serve their customers." Buyside's core products include Home Valuation Sites which allow homeowners to understand the approximate value of their home using multiple automated valuations, including the Zestimate by Zillow Group, as well as insight into the real-time buyer demand in their market. A Buyer Market Analysis report, which helps listing agents navigate pricing scenarios with prospective sellers while showcasing a list of matching buyers available for the home. Lastly, the back-end matching platform from Buyside intelligently connects listings agents with buyers agents who are a match for the property, ensuring more targeting marketing of the home and a quicker sale. ABOUT BUYSIDE Buyside is a data analytics & marketing company on a mission to help real estate brokers profit from their largest untapped asset: data. Buyside aggregates buyer activity from a variety of sources, using it to power actionable insights and intelligent marketing tools that help brokers: generate and capture seller leads, win more listings, and close more transaction sides in house. For more information, visit http://getbuyside.com. ABOUT RE/MAX Alliance RE/MAX Alliance, one of the largest RE/MAX franchises world-wide, has 20 office locations across Colorado's front range, and approximately 800 licensed REALTORS®, helping thousands of people buy & sell real estate each year. For more information, visit https://www.homesincolorado.com/.
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Ebby Halliday Reports Early Success Generating New Listings Following Brokerage-wide Launch of Buyside
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Inside Real Estate's kvCORE Platform Experiences Rapid Demand and Growth Since Launch
Inside Real Estate, leading provider of real estate technology software, is experiencing record growth since the release of its kvCORE Platform just shy of a year ago. Since its debut in July 2017, the number of kvCORE Platform users has swelled to over 30,000. kvCORE is swiftly becoming the preferred technology platform for brokerages, and their top teams and agents. The platform includes an arsenal of robust brokerage and agent level features, including custom WordPress websites, powerful lead-generation tools, SmartCRM technology with lead scoring and back-end behavioral automation. Since late 2017, top brokerages across the US and Canada have been selecting kvCORE as their technology platform, including The Keyes Company (Miami, FL), EXP Realty (US & Canada), First Team Real Estate (Southern CA), Allison James (Nationwide), Jack White Real Estate (Anchorage, AK), Five Star Real Estate (Grand Rapids, MI ) and many others. Word of mouth among brokerages has been phenomenal, with industry peers sharing personal success with kvCORE, which has heavily contributed to the widespread implementation and well above industry average adoption of the platform. Wendi Iglesias, CIO of The Keyes Company, discussed some of the reasons she chose kvCORE for their over 3800 associates: "Keyes has chosen to roll out kvCORE to all of our associates across all brands because we believe the technology that kvCORE brings to the table will be a real game changer for our associates. Cutting-edge features, such as the real-time contact validation and lead behavioral automation, allow our associates to have more meaningful customer engagements at the right moment to improve the customer experience — all while driving more closed deals." The high level of demand for kvCORE suggests the real estate industry has been waiting for a comprehensive platform solution from which a brokerage can run every facet of their business while also catering to the unique needs of teams and agents. "kvCORE is the top performing real estate technology that many brokerages, teams and agents alike have long been awaiting," said industry veteran Travis Saxton, Senior Vice President of Technology Consulting at T3 Sixty. "Advanced features and automation — that just plain work — contribute highly to the adoption and success Inside Real Estate is experiencing with kvCORE. Those together with a continual breadth of new features and integrations allow a real estate professional at any level to tailor the platform into their own, custom tech powerhouse." The Inside Real Estate team is thrilled with the rapid growth, but not complacent. "We are honored and excited to be the technology partner for the future with such great real estate companies, their agents and their teams," says Joe Skousen, Founder and CRO of Inside Real Estate. "Our goal is to continually drive higher productivity per minute per agent within their businesses and enable brokerages to be wildly successful in today's competitive ecosystem. We're excited for where we've been over the last couple of years, but even more so for where we're headed." For more information on kvCORE, visit Inside Real Estate. About the kvCORE Platform Inside Real Estate's kvCORE Platform is a scalable, cloud-based platform built to power brokerages of all sizes, as well as the agents and teams within them. kvCORE automatically produces custom websites focused specifically on lead generation. Behavioral lead nurturing with AI components are built in to its SmartCRM, which drive higher ROI for agents' leads and more business from their sphere of influence. The kvCORE mobile app provides access to all leads and contacts at all times and includes enhanced features such as a Mobile Dialer. A continually-growing Marketplace allows for deployment of top real estate technologies right within the brokerages brand, with easy access to transaction management, chat, digital marketing and consumer open house tools. kvCORE also provides the ability for brokerages to offer sub-accounts to their teams, giving the teams their own lead-generation tools, lead routing, automation system, branding and more. This saves teams thousands of dollars and drives higher production, recruiting and retention. About Inside Real Estate Inside Real Estate is among the most successful and fastest growing real estate software companies in the market and serves tens of thousands of agents, teams, and brokers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company is the residential real estate SaaS leader and developer of the kvCORE Platform and has recently acquired leading industry technologies Circlepix and Brokersumo. For more information, visit Inside Real Estate.
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Inside Real Estate Launches the New Kunversion+
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Homesnap Delivers 1 Million Free Leads for Agents
Broker Public Portal partner uses app, website to drive consumers to agents ROCKVILLE, MD, July 10, 2018 -- Homesnap, the industry-endorsed national home search platform, today announced that it has sent over one million free leads to listing and buyers' agents. These leads are shared by Homesnap to help real estate agents build their brand and connect with potential clients. Homesnap is the public-facing brand and the technology powering the Broker Public Portal, the national home search platform launched by brokers and MLSs to provide an industry-friendly alternative for home searchers. When consumers click on listings they see on Homesnap, they are sent directly to the listing agent for that home, rather than to an agent who has paid to advertise on that listing. More than 145 MLSs across the country representing over 875,000 real estate agents share their listings on Homesnap, giving the platform a nationwide footprint. Homesnap also shares free leads from inquiries on properties that are not for sale. "Five years ago, a small group of brokers and MLS executives got together and created the Fair Display guidelines for public facing websites. The core belief was two-fold: listing agents shouldn't have to pay referral fees for leads generated by their own listings, and the buying public shouldn't be steered away from the listing agent and towards an agent whose only knowledge of the property was that it was in a zip code they had purchased," said Jon Coile, CEO of Champion Realty in Maryland. "With the Broker Public Portal, the vision of fair access to the MLS listing inventor for the public, and free leads to agents, has become a reality a million times over. This is an excellent example of brokers, Realtors and the MLS working together in partnership to deliver a better solution to the buying public while remaining fair to everyone," Coile added. Homesnap President and Co-founder Steve Barnes explains, "The philosophy of the Broker Public Portal with Homesnap is to provide consumers with accurate, real-time data straight from the MLS, and to connect potential buyers with the agents representing the homes they are interested in. Our best-in-market technology, combined with our adherence to Fair Display Guidelines, sets us apart from our competitors and gives agents and consumers a platform that they can use together to find the right home. Hitting a million leads demonstrates the significant positive impact that Homesnap has had on the industry." Homesnap is available to agents and consumers on the web and on iOS and Android mobile devices, including Apple Watch and Apple TV. Homesnap provides agents with a mobile productivity app, Homesnap Pro, which enables them to access their confidential MLS data and serve clients wherever they are. Homesnap also offers premium software and automated marketing products for agents that allows them to create, run and optimize their advertising on Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Waze. More than 200,000 ad campaigns have been run by agents on these platforms using Homesnap since 2016. About Homesnap With easy-to-use mobile technology fueled by unmatched, real-time data intelligence, Homesnap is changing the way real estate agents connect with consumers and serve their clients. The industry-endorsed Homesnap platform leverages real-time data from 145 MLSs to empower millions of consumers each month with a superior home search experience, while providing over 75% of U.S. agents with access to powerful mobile tools that automate their work and accelerate their success. With the Homesnap mobile app, the highest rated consumer home search application; Homesnap Pro, the industry-standard mobile business platform for agents; and the Homesnap national home search portal, a joint venture with the industry-backed Broker Public Portal, the integrated Homesnap platform is transforming the industry by bringing real-time to real estate. More information can be found at www.homesnap.com  and www.homesnap.com/bpp. About Broker Public Portal Broker Public Portal, LLC is a collaborative effort owned and operated by real estate brokerages and MLSs to deliver with Homesnap a better home search experience defined by simplicity, integrity and common sense. Homesnap provides the same comprehensive, real-time data directly from the MLS used by real professionals, the people who sell homes, not ads. Broker Public Portal with Homesnap follows industry-defined Fair Display Guidelines; there are no display ads from other agents or brokers on one’s listings, and all inquiries are sent to the listing agent or broker for free. More information can be found at www.brokerpublicportal.com and www.homesnap.com/bpp.
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The Coldwell Banker Brand Rolls Out CBx Seller Leads; Using Big Data and Machine Learning to Uncover Hidden Inventory
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Kendrick Realty on new agents: Multiple monthly closings in the first year
Watch the video below to learn how this brokerage smashed the myth that most new agents struggle in the first year:
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LeadingRE Names Inside Real Estate to Solutions Group Program
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Broker Jason Huerkamp: 'Leads started quickly arriving quickly, great conversion rate'
Broker Jason Huerkamp talks about: How soon leads started coming in from realtor.com The relative ease with which he was able to convert them Watch the video above to learn more!
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Realtor.com Leads Are Ready to Go
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Same Spend Achieves Better Results, says broker Kevin Leatherman
Kevin Leatherman got a boost in closings from his internet leads - without changing his costs. Watch this short video to learn how he did it.
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Moxi Cloud Welcomes VoicePad Lead Gen Service as Newest Partner
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Team Strategist Mike Hogan on Online Leads vs. Prospecting and Farming
What's the difference between online lead generation and offline prospecting? A 97 day average for online leads versus 12 months of waiting for offline leads, according to real estate team strategist Mike Hogan. In this video, Hogan also shares how the limited amount of FSBOs and expireds caused a shift in strategy for his team. Watch the video to learn more!
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30 Percent of Seller Leads from this Source Close!
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Brokerage Averages 1 Closing Per Day from realtor.com Leads
Broker Robert Lyszczarz discusses the incredible growth of his unique brokerage and how this is driven by realtor.com.
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[Video] Kevin Blain Team on the Quality of Online Leads
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Elm Street Technology Announces Acquisition of Agentjet
Latest Acquisition Is the Fourth in the Company's Two-Year History and Will Provide an Online Lead Generation Complement to the Firm's Highly Successful Elevate Technology Platform February 12, 2018 – Greensboro, NC – Today, Elm Street Technology (EST) announced the acquisition of Agentjet, Inc., a digital marketing, lead generation and technology provider for top producing agents and teams. Today's announcement marks the fourth transaction in the company's two-year history and provides a scalable lead generation compliment to the company's Elevate productivity suite of technology and client servicing platforms. This acquisition is just the latest in a series of strategic moves EST has made to create a portfolio of products and services that, when integrated, create a technology solution that will provide everything from lead generation to client retention services for agents, teams, brokers and more. Previously, the company acquired Listingbook, a collaboration and client servicing platform, RLS 2000 a real estate-focused social media marketing service provider and Consolidated Knowledge, a premiere creator of real estate technology and MLS data management solutions. "Agentjet has been providing real estate professionals with a proprietary and highly proven digital marketing program that delivers high-quality leads and clients to their real estate customers" said Prem Luthra, Elm Street Technology's President and CEO. "We're looking forward to offering this service to the tens of thousands of Elevate customers nationwide." "Our Ann Arbor, MI based Real Estate Technology team is excited to join the portfolio of Elm Street Technology companies, which is led by an incredibly experienced and respected leadership team," said Eric Pointer, Co-Founder and COO of Agentjet, Inc. "As a veteran REALTOR® myself, I can tell you that the vendor landscape in the real estate vertical is incredibly fragmented and inefficient. Real estate professionals and brokerages, large and small, find it extremely difficult to vet technology and tools and often just end up wasting time, energy and resources. Elm Street Technology is devoted to developing or acquiring all the best-in-class technology, services and products and placing them under one roof, thereby reducing the burden and increasing the efficiency of the selection process." "We're excited to include Agentjet's solutions in our growing portfolio of integrated technology and service offerings for real estate professionals," said Randall Kaplan, Chairman of EST. "Our vision to create a single platform for our customers to accomplish everything from lead generation to client retention has made great progress over the past twenty-four months and we're looking forward to adding more companies and products in the coming months." About Elm Street Technology Elm Street Technology offers a portfolio of real estate technology and marketing services companies that provides one vendor, one point of contact, one solution fully fused into one platform to deliver a single source for new leads, client relationship management, and client retention tools for agents, teams and brokerages. Elevate from Elm Street Technology is the single solution that real estate professionals need to handle the marketing while brokers and agents handle the business, including high end IDX websites, lead generation tools, powerful CRM and incubation tools, mobile app, social media management and blogging, and client retention tools. About Agentjet Agentjet, Inc. provides digital marketing and lead generation services to agents and small brokerages throughout the United States and Canada. Agentjet employs a proprietary lead capture process making it one of the most efficient of its kind in the real estate vertical with connecting in-market home buyers and sellers with real estate professionals. Agentjet technology tracks consumer behavior online and delivers this vital information real-time to its customers and simultaneously annotating, scoring and prioritizing consumer behavior in the backend CRM so that customers can efficiently connect with prospects at just the right time.
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Pierre Perry Discovers realtor.com Leads Closer to Buying Decision
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Changing lead sources and doubling closings at same spend
Shifting spend and measuring results proved that broker Robert Slack's decision was the right way to go to lift ROI. Learn more in this short video.
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How Advertising Your Listing Earns More Listings
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Robert Slack clearing $250,000: Simple math on ROI and profit from leads
Simple math on the investment this broker makes in realtor.com leads, the return he gets and what shows up on the bottom line.
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Metro Brokers Rolls Out SmartZip's Comprehensive Suite of Home Seller Analytics, Predictive Marketing and Referral Solutions to its Brokers and Agents Across Colorado
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iHomefinder Launches Sales and Marketing Platform for Real Estate Pros
ONE Consolidates CRM, IDX, Website, and Lead Generation BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 -- iHomefinder, a leading provider of solutions for real estate professionals, announces the release of iHomefinder ONE. ONE is a comprehensive sales and marketing platform for agent teams and brokers, enabling them to attract leads to their online properties, engage and nurture leads with relevant content, manage agent pipeline activity and convert leads into home buyers and sellers. With integrated CRM, IDX, website and lead generation, ONE provides unprecedented visibility and accountability for real estate professionals. "With the continued growth in agent teams and the success of boutique brokerages, there's never been more demand for fully integrated solutions designed to help grow their business," said Brett DeSchepper, President of iHomefinder. "ONE offers agent teams and brokers the ability to optimize lead flow, understand agent performance and manage the entire pipeline." iHomefinder ONE gives real estate professionals a consolidated business dashboard that includes an all-encompassing view of the business from lead generation through transaction closings. ONE offers agent team leads and brokers complete visibility into the marketing and sales pipeline which, in turn, informs decision making. ONE also allows teams to increase efficiency and collaborate via a team calendar, action plans, and task management dashboard. To learn more about iHomefinder ONE or our other products, visit ihomefinder.com. "We're excited to lead this innovative approach to the business of real estate," said Jamie Clymer, CEO of FRONTSTEPS. "Business-minded agents can implement best practices and view the calculated return on investment." ONE features include: Dashboard with graphically displayed analytics Insight into buyer activity including price range, search history, buying interest level, and closure target date Multi-user solution provides complete visibility into your team's performance with team accountability tools and intelligent lead distribution iHomefinder, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FRONTSTEPS, is a leading provider of real estate IDX, websites, lead generation and CRM solutions. iHomefinder powers thousands of real estate websites and partners with hundreds of web designers. The company also maintains trusted relationships with over 400 Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) across the U.S. and Canada. Learn more at http://www.ihomefinder.com.
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Danny Rebello discusses 2-5x ROI through systems and attention to detail
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Broker Sees "World of Difference" in realtor.com® Leads
Mike Hogan talks about the "world of difference'" he sees in realtor.com® leads. Learn more!
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Realtor.com® Hosts Annual Results Summit with Focus on Agent Productivity
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Onboard Informatics Launches Powerful New Automated Valuation Model Designed for Millennials
New system aggregates real-time market data to provide instant property valuations for a new generation of sellers. NEW YORK, NY (AUGUST 02, 2017) - Onboard Informatics, the leader of data-driven real estate solutions, launched a powerful new tool today that targets the majority of the real estate market. myAVM, the first automated valuation model for millennials, is designed to significantly increase seller leads. It consumes thousands of data points to create an estimated property valuation. Property values are calculated using multiple models and inputs including assessments, sales, on market prices and trends. All data is updated monthly using the data aggregation methodology Onboard has perfected after 15 years. myAVM was created for the next generation of home-owners with a dynamic interface and interactive design. It presents critical property information in a fun and inviting way. "This is a huge segment of the real estate market. There are 80 million millennials in the US today and over 50% own a home," said Dean Soukeras, Senior Product Manager. "We saw an opportunity here to create a product that appeals to this valuable segment." Automated Valuation Models are a proven way to generate seller leads, but many of the turnkey options available today are either cost prohibitive or difficult to digest. myAVM is a reaction to this trend, providing attractive, accurate reports that are priced to appeal to any size real estate company. "In addition to helping our clients generate more listings, we are using myAVM to go after a new, exciting market," said Jonathan Bednarsh, Onboard Informatics President and Co-Founder. "Clients can feature myAVM on an independent web page or directly on their website. Because of its versatility, it can be used as part of any digital marketing strategy." The AVM asks for an email to view the report, so real estate professionals capture more home-sellers. The responsive report looks great on any device and can be printed and shared by both agents and sellers. Once a lead is captured, they automatically receive alerts on their property in the form of Onboard's neighborhood updates. myAVM not only captures new leads, but continues to nurture those leads until they are ready to make a decision. "I wanted something with a real ‘wow' factor," said Soukeras. "The purpose of most AVMs are to generate valuable leads for real estate professionals. I thought conversion rates would increase if we could maintain contact with these leads with information they care about." For more information on myAVM, visit onboardinformatics.com or email sales(at)onboardinformatics(dot)com today.
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Kick Back, Relax, and Watch Your Business Grow this Summer!
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How to Get Exclusive Leads on Homes.com
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It’s springtime and leads are in the air!
  Are you ready for the spring house hunting season? Don't miss out on any more springtime leads by putting your brokerage in the app stores! If you don't have a real estate app in Google Play and the App Store already, now is the time to get one. As mobile home-search traffic picks up this spring, you want to be as accessible to clients as possible. Last week alone, 260,000 people carried out home searches using Smarter Agent apps for brokers and teams. In that same week, over 15,000 leads were generated for these brokers – all because they were positioned in app stores. Both our company app plans – Office and Power – come with: Client search access to all listings via IDX, not just your listings The ability to set up lead routing options Built-in app distribution and marketing methods The option to set up customized agent apps linked to your company app Multiple search filters and ways for your clients to refine search results Contact us today to learn more by emailing gomobile[at]smarteragent.com! To view the original post, visit the Smarter Agent blog.
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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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zipLogix, HomeActions, Onboard Informatics and CurbCall Create Integration to Give Real Estate Agents an Edge
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla., Feb. 6, 2017 -- HomeActions LLC, an e-prospecting and client relationship platform for real estate agents, has signed agreements with zipLogix™, Onboard Informatics, and CurbCall to create a new product called Just Listed Service. This product empowers agents to get their Just Listed properties in front of potential buyers ahead of competitors. Each company will be applying technology solutions to an email solution that will help them come to market faster than ever and provide unique communication and property information. Users of zipForm®, zipLogix™'s electronic forms software, must sign up for a HomeActions account if they wish to utilize the Just Listed marketing service. Through zipForm®, agents and brokers can access HomeActions' collection of marketing tools and services including email campaigns and templates that are branded to the real estate professional. zipForm® users will also have access to HomeActions' monthly newsletter, which they can customize to their brand and send to their clients. The integrated CurbCall Connect™ feature will enable potential homebuyers to contact the agent directly via text messaging or phone calls. The data-driven engagement system from Onboard Informatics engages prospects with elegant property reports featuring the critical information real estate consumers care about. "With this arrangement, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts," said Barry Friedman, CEO and co-founder of HomeActions. "Real estate agents will get the best of all worlds: the extraordinary efficiency of the zipForm® transaction management system, the powerful contact features of CurbCall, neighborhood information from AddressReport and the database and communication system that comes with HomeActions." About HomeActionsHomeActions LLC is a digital marketing and lead generation solution with compelling content for real estate agents. The HomeActions platform provides automated prospecting, marketing and communications delivered bi-weekly via email to a professional's sphere of influence (SOI). HomeActions professionally written articles portray agents as trusted advisors looking out for readers' interests by helping them care for the biggest investment in their lives. With instant lead access, CRM capabilities, and robust reporting and metrics, the system has the capability to generate real-time leads and top-of-mind awareness while nurturing relationships that lead to long-term success and more referrals. HomeActions is a virtual company that employs more than 35 people and is headquartered in Green Cove Springs, Florida. www.homeactions.net About zipLogix™zipLogix™, creators of zipForm®, is a technology company working for real estate professionals to improve productivity and efficiency industry-wide. Its software automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions, and is used by more than 650,000 real estate professionals across the country. www.ziplogix.com About CurbCallFounded by veteran real estate professionals, Boston-based Curb Call Inc. develops innovative technology for real estate agents. Its CurbCall Connect on-demand lead routing platform offers the built-in intelligence to instantly connect consumers with agents available to serve them now, plus reporting and analytics for accountability. www.curbcall.com About Onboard InformaticsOnboard Informatics is a leader in data-driven consumer engagement. Founded in 2002, Onboard uses data on all 150 million US properties and their immediate areas to create sales opportunities for some of the largest companies in real estate, technology and publishing. For more information on what data-driven engagement can do for your business visit www.onboardinformatics.com
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Offrs.com Announces Strategic Partnership with CRMLS
SARASOTA, FL - December 19, 2016 - Offrs.com announces today its strategic partnership with California-based California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS). The partnership will provide CRMLS subscribers with offrs.com's territory-exclusive Smart Data, lead nurturing platform and lead verification services. A special rate for CRMLS subscribers has been secured through the partnership and will be offered via the CRMLS Marketplace where subscribers will gain access to the platform and services as well as a series of instructional webinars which detail the features of offrs' R.O.O.F. (Real Estate Office of the Future) program. The CRMLS Marketplace inclusion will also provide CRMLS subscribers with the offrs+ lead verification service that verifies home sellers' intent to sell their property within the next 12 months then directs the verified lead exclusively to the agent licensing the territory. "offrs has been active in leveraging Big Data to provide exclusive, verified home seller leads, for agents around the country," said offrs.com Regional Rep Lee Henderson. "We are truly excited to work with CRMLS and to welcome CRMLS subscribers to our platform." As the nation's largest subscriber-based MLS, CRMLS will be providing partner-discounted access to the offrs.com platform to over 81,000 real estate professionals across 33 Associations, 3 Boards of REALTORS® and 1 MLS that comprises the CRMLS subscriber base. About offrs.com Since 2012, offrs.com has been a leading creator and provider of Smart Data and marketing tools and services for real estate agents and brokerages nationwide. With flagship programs like R.O.O.F. (Real Estate Office of the Future), offrs.com leverages artificial intelligence to automate lead generation and qualification for real estate brokerages and agents. offrs.com serves thousands of real estate professionals from all major national franchise brands and large independent real estate brokerages.
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The Real Estate Accelerator: A Contactually Exclusive
Here at Contactually, our mission is to help grow the businesses of our customers. Whether we're on the sales team, marketing team, product and engineering team, the customer success team or anything in between, we come to work every day with one goal: Figure out what our customers need to be successful, and then deliver it directly to them. In the last few months, we've talked to hundreds of real estate professionals in an effort to understand exactly what they need. We've had conversations with brand new agents, agents with thirty years of experience under their belts, buyer's agents, seller's agents, team leads, brokers, assistants...we've covered them all! It quickly became clear to us that real estate agents needed more than what we were already providing in our professional plan at Contactually, so we turned around and spent months coming up with a solution. We are so excited to announce our newest plan: The Real Estate Accelerator. After hours of talking to hundreds real estate professionals, it was clear they want and need three things: They want to save time They want to communicate more effectively They want to grow their business How Will the Real Estate Accelerator Help Me Save Time? As an account executive here at Contactually, my job is to learn everything I can about my client's business goals, so that I can help them determine whether or not Contactually will be a good fit for their business. After thousands of conversations, the one resounding similarity between real estate agents is that they're very, very busy. And they don't have time for busy work. Good news, real estate agents. At Contactually, we heard you. You want to nurture cold leads, open house leads, new internet leads, past clients and everything in between. But sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day to cover all that. You want an excellent CRM that helps you close more deals without sitting down for twenty hours a week to send out emails. You want to have more time to do what you do best: meet with clients. We heard you. The real estate accelerator combats your lack of extra time with two solutions: Training Automation First, we help you set-up your account entirely. We'll consolidate your database and import your contacts. We'll set you up with our resident real estate expert, Bradley, to train you on the system. No need to spend hours and hours guessing where to click next; we'll teach you what you need to know. Next (and here's the exciting part!), we'll set up all your workflows and drip campaigns (tailored for you and your business) and put them right into your account. Three complete business systems will be yours within minutes: Internet leads engagement workflow Referral generation workflow Open house follow-up workflow With twenty minutes a day, you'll be closing more business and all those forgotten leads you lost track of? We'll help you rekindle the relationship and make sure no one falls through the cracks again. You don't have time to waste with administrative work, so we take it out of your hands to give you more time to spend with clients. How Will the Real Estate Accelerator Help Me Communicate More Effectively? When we were creating this plan, we asked ourselves these questions: What does it take to get a lead to respond? What does it take to build a relationship with a cold lead so that they do business with you in two years when they are finally ready to buy or sell? What does it take for an open house lead to convert? Contactually's answer: personalized, authentic and consistent engagement. On the Real Estate Accelerator plan, we'll curate email templates just for you. Once we've learned all there is to know about your business, our marketing experts will write ten templates in your voice and make sure you have them to send right from your account. Those workflows mentioned above also include 100+ email templates, so you never run out of things to say, and it never sounds canned. With the Real Estate Accelerator, you'll be communicating more effectively in no time How will the Real Estate Accelerator Help Me Grow My Business? Have you seen our post about where real estate professionals' business comes from? We saw teams spending thousands of dollars on internet leads, when their rich networks and spheres were where the majority of their business was coming from.  But regardless of where your leads are coming from, you want to convert every single one of them, right? We saw that realtors tend to have leads (hot, warm and cold) that slip through the cracks. With the Real Estate Accelerator, every lead gets touched effectively and consistently. Automatically. In order to ensure your business' success and growth, we are also giving you two free coaching sessions with a seasoned and professional real estate coach. We don't claim to know everything about real estate (although sometimes we like to wish!), so we're bringing the true experts on board to support you in your new endeavor. Thought that was all? Not quite. On the real estate accelerator, you are also being granted access to a dedicated customer success manager who will proactively check in on your success and be your point of contact if you ever get stuck. We are here to help you grow your business, and consistent support you can count on is our promise as you move through the accelerator. To find out more about our real estate accelerator, you can call our team at 202-888-3291 and get started today. To view the original post, visit the Contactually blog.
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CRS Marks One Year Anniversary of Qualified Consumer Leads Program with Over $7 Million in Commissions Earned
CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2016—The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) celebrated its first year anniversary of the CRS Qualified Consumer Leads Program. CRS partnered with real estate referral service, ReferralExchange, to offer the program beginning last September to all CRS Designees. CRS agents have been pleased with the CRS Qualified Leads Program's capabilities, which provides consumer leads that have been pre-qualified exclusively for CRS Designees. The service uses a combination of technology and personal service that connects qualified clients with CRS agents who best fit their needs. Over 3,700 CRS designees have enrolled and nearly $250M in home value has been sold/purchased by CRS agents directly through the program. "I closed five or six deals using the CRS Qualified Leads Program," said Patrick Lilly, CRS, a broker associate with CORE in New York City. "I get leads twice a month and I land about half. Sixty-five percent are listed at more than $1 million and I've had several priced at more than $2 million." The CRS Qualified Consumer Leads program delivers pre-qualified buyer and seller leads to CRS Designees using a combination of advanced technology and personal service that connects qualified prospective clients with CRS agents who best fit their needs. It is offered as a benefit of CRS membership for all CRS Designees living in the U.S. "Our CRS agents are always looking for quality lead sources," said Lana Vukovljak, CEO of CRS. "This partnership has given our CRS Designees an enhanced benefit in driving more qualified prospect directly to them, and assisting consumers in identifying the best agent to meet their needs." "It's an honor to work with CRS to provide consumers with a great real estate experience," added ReferralExchange CEO Scott Olsen. "We are very pleased with the success of the program and look forward to our continued partnership." About The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) The Council of Residential Specialists is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® comprised of more than 31,000 members supporting them with education, networking events, and practitioner developed tools and mentoring. It also awards the CRS Designation to experienced REALTORS® who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate. About ReferralExchange ReferralExchange, the nation's top agent-to-agent real estate referral company, is dedicated to creating great real estate experiences between real estate professionals and customers. Founded in 2005, ReferralExchange has built an invite-only, nationwide network of over 17,000 top-performing real estate agents. In 2015, the network participated in 8,700 transaction sides.
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Keller Williams Realty International Announces Launch of hgTouch for Keller Williams at Mega Camp
  AUSTIN, TX--(Aug 9, 2016) - Happy Grasshopper, one of the most popular email marketing services in real estate, today announces their new service hgTouch for Keller Williams. The service, available this fall exclusively to Keller Williams associates, is unique because it uses feedback loops to continually improve the variety and effectiveness of messaging available inside the service. Dan Stewart, co-founder and CEO of Happy Grasshopper says, "It's easy to send email, but very hard to send email that people want to read and reply to. hgTouch for Keller Williams solves that problem by supplying a constantly updated and continually improving library of content for every segment of an agent's database. For the first time ever, agents will be able to send messaging they know will work before they press send. It's revolutionary. There's nothing else like it," Stewart says. Email has long been regarded as the highest ROI-producing marketing tool, and hgTouch for Keller Williams can help agents increase their sales volume by engaging every segment of their database -- from past clients and friends, all the way through brand new leads and even vendor relationships, the content agents need is available inside hgTouch for Keller Williams. Within the platform, agents have the ability to choose, edit and send content for: Setting appointments, marketing new listings and marketing open houses Generating referrals from past clients, sphere of influence and vendors Sending follow-up content to cold leads Gary Keller, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board, of Keller Williams Realty said, "Your database is your business." With the launch of hgTouch for Keller Williams, Happy Grasshopper is making it easier than ever for Keller Williams associates to generate more business from their databases. To learn more about hgTouch for Keller Williams and where to enter reservation information, visit kw.hg-touch.com. About Happy Grasshopper Happy Grasshopper writes and delivers amazing follow-up email for the world's best salespeople. Founded in 2010, Happy Grasshopper has written, tested and optimized lead conversion and follow-up campaigns for thousands of salespeople and businesses. From instant automated responses to long-term keep-in-touch campaigns, Happy Grasshopper's unique approach to email follow-up is proven to help salespeople convert more leads and generate more referrals easily. For more information about Happy Grasshopper, visit happygrasshopper.com.
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Onboard Partner CINC (Commissions Inc) Getting 18% Conversion Rates from New Seller Suite
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Sep. 15, 2015, LOS ANGELES—SmartGuy800.com, a leading virtual phone system for real estate, mortgage and other business professionals today announced that it has integrated with Top Producer®, the real estate industry's leading sales and marketing system. The integration will enable real estate professionals using enhanced toll-free numbers provided by SmartGuy800 to transfer live caller data into member's Top Producer® Back office, including the address of the property called, the marketing source that triggered the call and the caller's phone number, even if it is unlisted or blocked. "The integration of our two systems is an exciting leap forward in the industry-wide transformation towards more efficient operations," said Jordan Wexler, CEO of SmartGuy800.com. "Real estate agents are looking for quicker and more efficient ways to generate, manage and close more deals." Within minutes of signing up at SmartGuy800.com and selecting a toll-free number, members can record their listings, set their direct connect and notification options and click a few buttons to sync their leads in real time directly into Top Producer®, and Fivestreet which would then connect with several other systems down stream. This allows real estate agents to automatically generate more leads, track the exact cost-effectiveness of their advertising, digitize their phone leads and then manage the lead in a robust and well-integrated follow-up system. "This kind of integration can be a game changer for a lot of agents and teams", states Colin Burton of Top Producer®. Being able to generate telephonic leads from sign rides, flyers, as well as online and offline marketing efforts and have them populate directly into our member's back office provides a turnkey solution to one of the hardest problems real estate agents face – where to get the leads and how best to manage them." About SmartGuy800 SmartGuy800 is a leading cloud-based virtual phone system with integrated lead generation and tracking capabilities. For over 20 years, this technology has helped thousands or small business professionals nationwide generate more calls, track the cost-effectiveness of their advertising and never lose a lead again. (Check out our video on YouTube.) SmartGuy800 is a collaboration of SmartGuy.com, one of the largest exclusive business networks in the USA, and Information Now, Inc., a leader in interactive voice response solutions. About Top Producer Systems Top Producer Systems is a leading provider of real estate sales and marketing software solutions. The Company's flagship products, Top Producer® 8i™, Fivestreet, and Market Snapshot have become the de facto industry standard. Top Producer has relationships with large brokers and six of the largest international franchises: RE/MAX International, Keller Williams Realty, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, ERA and GMAC Real Estate. Top Producer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Move, Inc.
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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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How Do You Keep Track of Referrals? Introducing Wise Agent's Referral Tree
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Solving the Lead Generation Dilemma for Real Estate Professionals
Promote Social is a new generation software tool built from the ground up for real estate industry professionals to help generate leads through word-of-mouth referrals. It's a streamlined and digital way for friends to tell friends about the great real estate experience they had with a particular agent or broker. We know that 90 percent of consumers say word of mouth referrals is the leading influencer in their purchase behavior. Promote Social magnifies this for agents, allowing them to get more leads from happy clients. We provide real estate professionals with a cost-effective and proactive way to generate warm market leads. It can be incorporated into all of your daily communication and advertising efforts and it provides in-depth analytics to measure results. Promote Social takes a completely unique approach to social media advertising. Instead of paying for ad space, the software magnifies positive testimonials from clients, spreading the word organically through social media sites to generate new leads and clients. It also provides subscribers with a professional, customizable lead capture page to allow people to connect with the agent online. Because Promote Social uses a business's existing customer's social media contacts, targeting is locally focused and allows for lead capture within the actual community real estate agents and brokers conduct business. "Real estate agents can spend thousands of dollars a month to advertise online without ever hitting their target market," said Lee Moraitis, co-founder of Promote Social. "Traditional online advertising platforms--Google, Facebook, Twitter--have very complex and expensive systems that sometimes require years to master. We wanted to make digital advertising more accessible to agents and brokers without six figure marketing budgets." If you would like more information about Promote Social for Real Estate, visit www.psocial.co/realestate/info. If you would like to schedule an interview with Lee Moraitis, call Jon Shihadeh at 313-778-6260.
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Homes.com® Provides MLS Partners with Significant Value in Traffic and Leads
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Move, Inc. Becomes a RE/MAX Approved Supplier
SAN JOSE, CA, April 22, 2014 -- Move, Inc. and RE/MAX, LLC have announced the signing of an Approved Supplier agreement designed to maximize lead generation and lead conversion for RE/MAX agents, teams and brokers, with the goal of quadrupling an agent's book of business. Move's program, named 4X for RE/MAX, combines multiple Move technology and training solutions into a single, customized solution for RE/MAX professionals. The program focuses on the compounding effect of increasing brand reach, audience acquisition and lead volumes, while simultaneously improving conversion rates to achieve higher volumes of closings and business from past clients and relationships. The theory behind the 4X program is compelling in its simplicity. By putting a greater emphasis on prospecting, quality lead generation systems and sophisticated lead follow-up and nurturing systems agents, teams and brokers could theoretically double the number of prospects they engage with each year. Similarly, conversion of client engagement could double through optimized leads response, cultivation, nurturing and closing methods applied to existing prospects, past clients and relationships. The compound effect could create a "4X" increase in overall business. The customized training program teaches agents to layer the quality lead sources from realtor.com® and TigerLead®, the cultivation power of Top Producer®, and other offerings selected based on the specific needs of each agent. For the first time, agents can leverage the power of these industry-leading products and services together with training and support in a comprehensive program designed for optimal performance. "RE/MAX agents are at a point in their career where they can expertly manage their prospecting and lead generation in parallel. Their challenge is to maximize conversion results within the available time of any given day," said Mike Reagan, senior vice president, Business Alliances at RE/MAX. "Move's 4X program combines training and systems that empower agents to accomplish more with less time and effort." Move has a strong reputation in the real estate community for providing quality leads through realtor.com® and TigerLead® and a powerful lead cultivation system in Top Producer®. "We are proud to be a RE/MAX Approved Supplier and excited to be working with RE/MAX on a program that combines Move's best tools, lead products and training for optimal results," said Ray Picard, executive vice president of sales at Move. "This effort merges the best of our technology with the day-to-day insights of the most productive agents – it's the ideal formula for success." The 4X program emphasizes training and implementation through videos, webinars and one-on-one consulting, based on examples from successful RE/MAX brokers, teams and agents who use Move technology to manage large volumes of leads with healthy conversion rates. "We have worked with RE/MAX in the past and have a strong working relationship –particularly with our technology series," said Max Pigman, a national speaker and technology expert at Move who previously ran a RE/MAX office. "We're already seeing success with the new version of Top Producer®, which is allowing smaller teams to grow by integrating quality leads from remax.com and realtor.com®." The new 4X program takes successful best-practices and adds scalability through formal training and resource integration, with the goal of allowing others to achieve similar results. About Move, Inc. Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE), a leader in online real estate, operates: realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Move.com, a leading destination for new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden, and home finance; ListHub™, the leading syndicator of real estate listings; Moving.com™; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; Doorsteps®; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems and FiveStreet. Move, Inc. is based in San Jose, Calif.
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Agents Using Community-Sourced Content For Lead Generation
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Is your marketing competitive?
Use this free tool from realtor.com® to get a marketing self-assessment online immediately and then get invited to a webinar that compares your results from thousands of REALTORS® across the nation: Are you spending too much or too little time on prospecting? Are your leads "smart enough" to tell you which customer is likely to move? How does your lead response time compare Is your communications building towards a good outcome? See what the rest of the nation is doing, compare your results and learn what you need to do to compete using the best technology, tools and techniques! Try the Marketing Self-Assessment from realtor.com®
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BoomTown Launches First API With Zillow Tech Connect Program
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Do internet customers buy the property they called on?
We are aware some consumers find a home on the internet and bring the property to the attention of an agent or broker they are already working with. And historically consumers would get interested in a property, call an agent who is associated with the listing, but then move on to a different home while working with that agent. Not every internet search results in a double ended sale for the listing agent. But here is one changing dynamic. The unprecedented increase in consumers finding the actual home they buy, online, by themselves. This happened 11% of the time in 2003. Specific homes are now found by the consumer, online, almost 44% of the time, according to the NAR home buyers and sellers study released in November. A fourfold increase is a milestone, and it may be time to reassess this relatively new skill consumers have developed, (as they continue to get better at it). Capturing the consumer at the critical moment when the home has been found that they might actually buy can be a critical action for the agents who are ready at the right place and the right time. It's one thing if internet inquiries are vague and the consumer is indecisive. It really gets your attention when these buyers are ready to move on a specific house when they call. Watch this video from Rosemary Allison who reports double digit results in selling her own listings. She is normally present on her cell phone and reacts quite quickly to the leads she receives from her listings she markets through the realtor.com® Showcase Listings Solution. It might make you take another look at the double opportunity that could be lurking in those internet leads!
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Craigslist Display Ads are back, Imprev solves real estate’s Craigslist display ad dilemma
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Not All Leads Are Equal
At realtor.com®, we take great care to focus on the outcome for the brokers and their agents when we provide lead solutions. Leads come in all shapes and sizes; and it is not until you back out the intent of the consumer who submitted the lead, that the quality over quantity issue becomes apparent. How ready are they? Where is the consumer in their life cycle? While it is good business to follow-up with all inquiries—at this time of year, the demand seems to be for leads where the consumer is past the research phase and already has a house in mind. If your source of leads is funneling in lots of consumers who are just curious about the state of the market, these potential consumers can convert, but this requires that your agents use good customer relationship practices. Instead of a drip marketing campaign that only sends emails without something personal, that will fall flat. We train with Top Producer® to send auto emails, but filter in lots of personal interactions and references to previous conversations which we store for the agent to refer to. Where is the loyalty? If your leads are being distributed to your agent—and a few others simultaneously, you can argue that this assures that the consumer will get a call. But it can also be uncomfortable for both your agent and the prospective client. We have anecdotal evidence that this hurts lead conversion significantly—from what our customers tell us, and studies done independently by PAA research will back this one up as well. Who answers the phone? Phone leads are great—there is no scrambling to get back to the customer and if done well, an appointment or next step can be produced in a single action. But if your agents have not instrumented a system for sending a personal text when they are busy or capturing the lead on their cell phone, the results can be devastating. When we tested what happens when a consumer reaches a voice mail, only 30 percent left a message. In these cases, we would recommend email leads—or upgrading the systems used to manage the leads the way FiveStreet does it. We offer phone leads and email leads so this is something to consider when every closing makes a difference—especially when your desire is to finish the year strong! To learn more, click here.
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Realtor.com® Launches Program to Handle Phone Leads
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Homes.com and MLS Partners Generate Significant Leads for Brokers and Agents
  NORFOLK, Va., (November 8, 2013) – Homes.com, the online real estate resource and leading provider of enterprise-level solutions for real estate professionals and brokerages, has released six-month results for its first six fully integrated MLS partners. Those partners are MetroList Services, Inc., California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS), Intermountain MLS, Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc., MLS Listings, Inc., and Houston Association of Realtors. For the six-month period ending October 2013, agents and brokers from these MLS partners received as a member benefit more than: 223 million online impressions for listings 16 million property detail views 167,000 leads "Homes.com is focused on providing quality traffic and leads to brokers and agents in cooperation with our MLS partners," said Brock MacLean, executive vice president of Homes.com. "Our recent recognition in REALTrends 2013 Online Performance Study verified Homes.com as the clear front-runner in quality leads over other national real estate sites, illustrating that not all leads are created equal." "CRMLS is committed to partnering with companies that are aligned with our vision of making a real difference in the day-to-day business of real estate professionals. Homes.com not only adheres to our strict data policies, they also believe that consumers should work with a licensed real estate professional with local expertise, and that consumers should be able to easily determine the listing broker and agent for all listings without confusion," said Art Carter, CEO of California Regional MLS. "Having a direct relationship with Homes.com not only benefits brokers and agents, it also benefits consumers by providing them with accurate and timely listing information and a direct path to connect with a licensed real estate professional." MLS Strategic Partner benefits include: All leads from listings are sent back to the listing agent. Exclusive branding and clear attribution for the listing brokerage and agent on listing detail pages. No competing advertising from other real estate professionals on listing detail pages. Partners can choose to display the MLS Trusted badge, promoting the accuracy and timeliness of the property data. More timely and accurate listing data. Data feeds are updated at least four times daily. Lead conversion tools including: Lead & Contact Manager, Email Campaigns, Task Manager and Calendar, Homes.com MyHomes Profile with Question & Answer Access, the Homes.com Facebook Listing App, and more. "When it makes better sense to buy technology solutions than to build them, we look for partners who have real estate in their DNA. Homes.com has been a proven partner with a variety of broker and agent solutions that our subscribers appreciate," said James Harrison, president and CEO of MLSListings, Inc. "Homes.com also brings us the ability to provide economies of scale to nearly 15,000 northern California real estate professionals who rely on us to support their businesses." REALTrends 2013 Online Performance Study is available here. About Homes.com Homes.com is a leading provider of real estate marketing and media services, including brand advertising, property listing exposure and syndication, search engine marketing and instant response lead generation. Homes Connect by Homes.com offers the real estate industry's first-ever all-inclusive marketing platform for agents and brokers featuring single-login convenience. Over 12.5 million consumers visit Homes.com each month to search nearly 3 million properties for sale or rent, to locate real estate agents in their area and to find useful home buying tips. For more information, visit www.Homes.com.
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Old-School Tactics Top Online Options as Best Lead Sources for Real Estate
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Take realtor.com®'s Online Lead Generation Survey
Online lead generation is super important. No doubt about it. It takes knowledge, skill and patience. But mostly patience! At the beginning of the year, Steve Pacinelli and Max Pigman created a DVD series that not only showed you, but taught step-by-step how to conquer the internet and break into the world of online lead generation. This year we are looking for your help in creating a new series that will launch you into the next twelve months with renewed energy, strategies and tools and stay WAY ahead of your competition. We invite you to complete this short online survey to help us make this DVD as relevant as possible. All those who complete the survey will be entered into our giveaway (5 winners will be selected) to win a complete set of the new DVD series, valued at $299 each! Giveaway will be held on November 18th and winners will be notified by November 19th. Thanks in advance for your help and lets make 2014 the year online lead generation becomes your domination! CLICK TO TAKE THE ONLINE SURVEY NOW Click here to take survey
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Study: Mobile Real Estate Web Traffic To Overtake Desktop Traffic in Early 2014
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Free White Paper: The Recent Shift in Real Estate Lead Engagement
Real estate lead engagement is evolving faster and faster these days. Not only have lead sources trended away from traditional marketing methods, but the emergence of Web 3.0 has changed the ways in which leads are being generated online. In fact 20% of web leads are now being generated from sources that didn't even exist just four years ago. In this white paper, Delta Media Group marketing experts explore the recent eye-opening trends in online engagement-backed by traffic statistics from over 35,000 websites. Click here to download your free copy About Delta Media Group, Inc. Serving over 600 real estate brokerages, 35,000 agents and 225 MLS's across the nation, Delta Media Group is the enterprise marketing and business management solution for real estate professionals. Delta partners with companies and top-performing agents where marketing meets technology, helping clients efficiently grow their businesses from lead to close. For more information about Delta Media Group, visit www.DeltaGroup.com.
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Realtor.com®'s Lead Calculator helps you find leads that fit your needs and budget
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How to Become a Top 5% Producer and Income Earner
It's no surprise that 20% of all real estate agents get 80% of the listings and make 80% of the money. The top 5% RULE their market. How would you like to be one of the top 5% of all income producing agents? This means you get massive amounts of listings--a literal non-stop funnel of prospects signing with YOU on the dotted line each and every month. It all starts with a lead, a prospect. Without them, you don't have a business. With some leads, you may close one or two and have some pocket change. With lots of prospects, you have a decent business. With TONS of prospects--and knowing how to get them to list with you--you have a highly lucrative business and a cushy lifestyle. Isn't that where you want to be? On Wednesday, May 29, Hoss Pratt, the number one real estate "Lead and Prospect" coach in the country will be hosting a live 1-hour training to show you EXACTLY how to get 20-30 prospects a month into your pipeline...AND how to get them to say "YES" to listing with you. He'll show you an untapped goldmine that 98% of all agents never even dig into, that's just waiting for the taking. He will show you how to take more listings, and enjoy more freedom by learning how to master these 4 Pillars of Success: Mindset Marketing Systems Conversion Plus, you will learn: How to capture the low hanging fruit in your market A step by step blueprint for dominating FSBO & Expired Listings 5 steps to separate yourself from your competition How to manage your time better than ever before An easy way to double your income every year 4 steps to the "YES" Space is limited, so register now!
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How To Generate More Real Estate Leads Using Home Followup
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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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Nearly 75% of Online Generated Real Estate Leads are Lost
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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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LPS Enhances SEO for rDesk
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