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Technology Companies Adwerx and ActivePipe Create Innovative Integration for Realtors
Integration Will Allow Real Estate Agents to Better Leverage Their Database for Sales DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 5, 2019 -- Adwerx, a leading provider of localized digital advertising, is now integrated with ActivePipe, an advanced drip email marketing solution offering valuable customer insights to real estate professionals. The integration is making it easy for real estate agents to automate time-consuming data entry processes and run targeted digital advertising campaigns. Through the Automated Listing Advertising Program, Adwerx provides real estate listing ads that launch when a property is publicly listed. These ads appear on the websites and mobile apps that consumers visit most and are targeted by location and lifestyle. ActivePipe allows real estate agents to identify the best prospects for a property, empowering agents to nurture contacts and build trust through a range of digital products. Their suite of products allows users to build one-off emails or automated drip campaigns that can incorporate properties, blog posts, videos, and a call to action. The Adwerx and ActivePipe collaboration will further empower agents currently using sphere of influence advertising. When integrated with ActivePipe to receive emails from open houses, listing presentations, and other events, emails will include the Adwerx QuickAdder™ from their sphere campaign and will be automatically added to the agent's sphere, bypassing manual entry. "I've loved using Adwerx and ActivePipe. They've both recently been introduced at our office and I've never looked back. I regularly receive positive feedback on our emails, their appearance, professionalism, etc. and I get at least one screenshot a day from someone who's seen my Adwerx ad online while reading the news," said Haley Urquhart, a REALTOR® Associate with Greenwood King Properties. Both companies are actively working to automate advanced digital marketing campaign processes to help users coordinate messages across channels and build a seamless customer experience. As more and more people spend their days switching between their laptops and mobile devices, designing campaigns to reach consumers in multiple spaces is becoming increasingly important. Additionally, research suggests that people are 22% more likely to purchase when they experience digital ads and open an email from the same brand. This integration will provide predictive analytics to help identify who in a CRM is most likely to become an active client, and enable agents to focus on providing superior service to home buyers and sellers. Adwerx has previously integrated with other transaction management providers, including Dotloop and SkySlope. For more information about Adwerx's services, please visit enterprise.adwerx.com. About ActivePipe ActivePipe allows real estate agents and brokers to Never Miss an Opportunity™️ through it's real estate specific email and email automation capabilities. Build a "just-listed" email to all other agents, as well as, your sphere in minutes and deploy drip campaigns specific to each property or prospect. ActivePipe nurtures the thousands of leads received each year advising the agent who, when and why to call, all supported by engagement data. A graduate of the 2018 NAR Reach class, ActivePipe is helping tens of thousands of customers across the U.S., Australia and the UK by delivering relevant property content, to the right person at the right time. To get in touch with the ActivePipe team or simply learn more, please visit activepipe.com. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served 200,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for three years in a row. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Open House Connector Helps You Avoid Missing Another Lead
Collect and Convert More Leads with Open House Connector Delta Media Group is proud to announce the launch of our latest new release to the DeltaNet platform: Open House Connector. Open House Connector is an app designed for IOS* (downloadable through the iTunes app store) designed to run on your iPad and presented at your open house. Open house guests can sign in and answer questions collecting valuable information and gathering contact information to follow up. It allows guests to quickly give you feedback and streamline the process of getting these leads into your CRM system. You'll love Open House Connector™ connector because: You'll impress buyers (and sellers) with customizable registration forms asking spot-on questions to close the sale. Visitor open house registration information is easily gathered and entered into your CRM system for automated follow-up. Open house reports are generated sending status reports to your clients. You differentiate yourself from your competitors by being the real estate pro with the "know-how" to get the job done. Check out our user's guide to find out more about Open House Connector™. The app runs on your mobile device, but our team will first need to set it up in the DeltaNet™. Give us a call at 866-233-9833 or email us. *Android users we haven't forgotten about you! An app designed specifically for Android users is coming soon. To view the original article, visit the Delta Media Group blog.
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ReferralExchange Launches LIVE Product to Help Agents Maximize the Value of Real Estate Leads
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Say Hello to Your Very Own IXACT Contact 'Keep in Touch Coach'
IXACT Contact is very excited to announce the release of "Keep in Touch Coach", another powerful Keep in Touch feature to help you stay top-of-mind with everyone in your Business Pipeline. Your very own personal assistant, your "Keep in Touch Coach" is a new Dashboard widget that will automatically tell you which contacts to reach out to next, based on each contact's Status, and the Keep in Touch frequency set for each Status. When it's time to reach out to a contact, the Coach will present a 'contact card' that includes all of the contact's most important relationship information right at your fingertips, including their Status, Prospect Type, assigned Groups, Last Prospecting Activity, Last Note, phone numbers and email address. If you want to open the full Contact Profile, simply click the contact's name. You can also filter by a selected Status if you want to focus only on contacts in that Status. You can 'action' each contact by entering a Prospecting Activity, updating their Status, or you can 'snooze' the contact in order to have them re-appear in a selected number of days. The Coach automatically resets a contact's Keep in Touch frequency each time you enter a Prospecting Activity. The Keep in Touch Coach feature has also been added to our Mobile app, so you can reach out to the right contacts at the right time from anywhere. To turn on your Keep in Touch Coach, go to the new Keep in Touch tab under your User Profile, select the box to turn on the Coach, and make any desired changes to the Keep in Touch Frequency for each Status below. We have pre-loaded a recommended frequency for each Status, but you are free to customize these based on your own preferences. (Note that the Keep in Touch Coach is an alternative to using the Keep in Touch Calls functionality in IXACT Contact. If you take advantage of Keep in Touch Calls, you already know that they create recurring call reminders in your Task List and/or Calendar at a selected regular interval for each contact. They are not based on each contact's Status. Instead, you select the appropriate call interval for each contact. While you can use both features at the same time, we highly recommend using only one in order to establish a consistent "Keep in Touch" strategy. If you turn on the Keep in Touch Coach and you already take advantage of Keep in Touch Calls, you will have the option to turn off the Keep in Touch Calls functionality. Be careful as this will remove all your Keep in Touch Call reminders from your Calendar and Task List.) Start your FREE 5 week trial of IXACT Contact now. To view the original post, visit the IXACT Contact blog.
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BoomTown Acquires Real Contact, Offers Lead Qualification Services
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DocuSign Transaction Rooms and LeadStreet: Simplifying the process from lead to close
A real estate agent once told me they use more than 10 different tools to close a deal. These tools and technology are supposed to make it easier to get deals done faster but sometimes they create double work when they don't work together. This is a problem for many real estate professionals – but not those with RE/MAX. DocuSign Transaction Rooms now has an exclusive integration with LeadStreet, making for a seamless transition from managing leads to closing deals. Forget re-entering the same data twice, RE/MAX agents can now easily create a Transaction Room from data in LeadStreet with just a few clicks. And fewer clicks means more time for clients, open houses, and showings. Here's how easy it is to have your data flow from LeadStreet to Transaction Rooms: Create a Transaction Room from a Contact in LeadStreet Create a Transaction Room from a Listing in LeadStreet Create a Transaction Room with LeadStreet Data To learn more about the integration, read up on the release notes or contact your account manager. You can also watch a demo here. To view the original post, visit the DocuSign blog.
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RE/MAX Appoints ReferralExchange to Approved Supplier Program
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Move, Inc. Launches Realsuite Brand and Beta Test
All-in-one solution helps real estate professionals to manage their business 24/7 and helps convert leads to clients SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 -- Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp, announced the launch of its new brand for real estate professionals -- Realsuite -- along with a beta test of three new Realsuite tools, at its Results Summit event in Las Vegas. The new platform offers real estate professionals a single user experience to help them capture, communicate, and close. With increased consumer expectations for real estate professionals to provide a rapid response to inquiries and instant access to information, professionals need to manage their business in a 24/7-world. Realsuite will give agents the tools to easily connect with the explosion of online leads and help convert leads to clients, as well as provide a paperless transaction tool to help manage transaction details. "Technology does not have to be an industry disruptor," said Luke Glass, executive vice president industry platforms for Move, Inc. "By giving real estate professionals the technology that responds to the increasing client demand for seamless and transparent experiences, the Realsuite platform is designed to help agents be more productive and successful." Realsuite tools and functionality follow the trajectory of an agent's work with a client and will be brought to market in the coming months following an active beta period: Realsuite Respond – is designed to allow agents to more effectively manage and respond to leads Realsuite Connect – is designed to facilitate more effective communication between prospects and agents Realsuite Transact – offers a paperless transaction management system for easy collaboration and tools for improved compliance. "Agents have shared with us their desire to work smarter, increase productivity, and deliver impeccable customer service," Glass added. "By minimizing data entry, automating business processes, and allowing agents to work on the go, the Realsuite platform can help them achieve these goals and help them convert leads to clients." The Realsuite platform will be supported by a new, "Keep Doing You" marketing campaign produced in collaboration with Pereira & O'Dell New York. The effort highlights the unique personalities and skills of fictional professionals while drawing attention to how Realsuite tools can help improve efficiency allowing the agent more time to engage with buyers and sellers. Move unveiled the Realsuite platform during its Results Summit on Sept. 18 to a group of its top customers. Attendees were able to watch demonstrations of the platform, preview the marketing campaign, and sign up for the beta. Real estate professionals who are members of U.S. MLSs are invited to sign up to participate in the free beta by visiting: www.realtor.com/realsuite. About Move, Inc.Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV], provides unsurpassed real estate information, tools and professional expertise across a family of websites and mobile experiences for consumers and real estate professionals. The Move network includes realtor.com® as well as Doorsteps®, Moving.com™ and SeniorHousingNet, and offers a complete solution of software products and services to help real estate professionals serve their clients and grow their businesses in a digital world.
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SmartZip Adds Lead Qualification and Concierge Service to its Predictive Marketing Platform
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EXIT Realty Adds realtor.com® to Premier Partner Program
Addition gives EXIT's brokerages and sales associates access to realtor.com® platform of advertising products and lead management solutions from realtor.com® operator, Move, Inc. TORONTO, July 6, 2017 -- EXIT Realty Corp. International announced today it has named realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc., to its Premier Partner program. The strategic relationship provides EXIT's affiliated brokerages and sales associates' access to the realtor.com® platform of advertising products. The relationship also provides EXIT's affiliated brokerages and sales associates' access to lead management solutions from realtor.com® operator, Move, Inc. "EXIT Realty enjoys tremendous momentum throughout the U.S. and we are thrilled to enhance our portfolio with the best-in-class resources realtor.com® and Move provide," said Tami Bonnell, CEO, EXIT Realty Corp. International. "The realtor.com® and Move platforms gives our sales professionals the tools they need to manage their business effectively while also providing access to the best leads in the industry. This is a win/win for our brokers, sales associates and the communities they serve." EXIT Realty offices will receive enhanced branding on property listings while broker/owners can readily offer all sales associates one-click capability to enhance their realtor.com® Essentials profile page with free upgrades including the EXIT logo and photos, plus the ability to market themselves, their listings and demonstrate value to clients. This marks the first time realtor.com® has collaborated with a franchisor to offer the Essentials product system wide. "We greatly value our relationship with EXIT Realty and are thrilled to join their Premier Partner program," said Ray Picard, executive vice president of sales at realtor.com®. "They recognize the importance the increased visibility and responsiveness can provide in best positioning their brokerages and sales associates to market to the record level of consumers we are attracting." About EXIT Realty EXIT is a proven real estate business model that has to-date, paid out more than a third of a billion dollars in single-level residual income to its associates across the U.S. and Canada. State-of-the-art technology including geolocation Smart Signs™, a comprehensive Resource Center and marketing suite provide an integrated, end-to-end solution for today's busy real estate professional. For more information, please visit www.exitrealty.com. About Move, Inc. and realtor.com® Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV], provides unsurpassed real estate information, tools and professional expertise across a family of websites and mobile experiences for consumers and real estate professionals. The Move network includes realtor.com® as well as Doorsteps®, Moving.com™ and SeniorHousingNet℠, and offers a complete solution of software products and services to help real estate professionals serve their clients and grow their business in a digital world. Realtor.com® is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers, offering the most comprehensive source of for-sale properties, among competing national sites, and the information, tools and professional expertise to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today helps make all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by Move under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com®.
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Adwerx Announces Spacio Integration
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Onboard Informatics launches the Simplest Way to Engage and Convert Real Estate Customers Anywhere Online
  NEW YORK, NY (MAY 18, 2017) - Onboard Informatics, the leader in data-driven real estate engagement, announced today the launch of Nav 2.0, a web-based product that features reports on the most valuable information in real estate and a new way to capture and nurture leads. It's the simplest way to improve lead engagement and conversion anywhere online. Nav 2.0 is an upgrade from a signature Onboard product, Neighborhood Navigator, which launched in 2007. It is the best way to instantly and easily improve online engagement and lead conversion. Nav 2.0 is made up of the "Nav Bar" and the "Nurture Bar." Together they to engage online visitors, convert those visitors to leads, and nurture them with content they care about over an extended period. "When we launched Neighborhood Navigator in 2007, it was the easiest way for brokerages and other real estate companies to get critical community information like schools and market trends on their site" said Jonathan Bednarsh, Onboard Informatics President and Co-Founder. "Ten years later, the time is ripe for a more sophisticated solution. Nav 2.0 not only engages online traffic with this information, it converts that visitor to a lead and automatically nurtures that lead until he or she is ready to transact." The Nav Bar, or Navigation Bar, is an online bar of four in-depth reports featuring the most popular information in real estate. The bar is easily plugged into any website, blog or online page to instantly increase online engagement. The four reports included are Community, Local Amenities, Schools and Home Sales. Each report is full of relevant information that relates directly to the property and features a clean, beautiful design. The Nav Bar interprets hundreds of millions of data points from Onboard to generate the elegant reports, so all information is accurate, valid, and up-to-date. "We looked at the most popular information in real estate and developed reports around what people genuinely care about," said Marc Siden, Onboard Informatics CEO and Co-Founder. "The Nav Bar allows online visitors to navigate the neighborhood they live in or want to live in. The Nurture Bar is what's really exciting – giving our clients the ability to instantly capture and nurture future customers with content they care about." As the second part of Nav 2.0, the Nurture Bar is a lead capture tool that automatically emails an in-depth property report and ongoing alerts when things change to the home value or area. It is an effective way to not only capture online leads, but nurture them with pertinent content over an extended period. "The buying or selling process in real estate is long," said Dean Soukeras, Onboard Informatics Senior Product Manager. "These two bars look simple, but what they do is actually extremely advanced. Once an online visitor leaves their contact information, we sync them up to the property they care about and send alerts based on that property. By sending this valuable content, your agents stay in front of consumers in an effective way for an extended period. That's what you need to succeed in real estate today." Nav 2.0 is available today and takes 3-5 business days to implement into any site, application or blog. For more information, visit landing.onboardinformatics.com/nav2.
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The Numbers Behind Data-Driven Engagement
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Homes.com Helps Streamline Real Estate Transactions
  NORFOLK, VA. (NOVEMBER 04, 2016)--Working to reduce paperwork and integrate more seamlessly with consumer inquiries, Homes.com®, a top consumer real estate resource and leading provider of marketing solutions for real estate professionals, announced today its partnership with DocuSign – the global eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) leader – to streamline the full real estate transaction process, from lead generation to closing. "At Homes.com, we're committed to connecting real estate professionals with the highly engaged consumers that visit our site and use our marketing products. Partnering with DocuSign takes this one step further by streamlining an agent's workflow, creating a seamless process of moving a consumer from lead status into a transaction," said Dave Mele, president of Homes.com. "Agents will avoid duplicate data entry and the inconvenience of logging into different systems, offering a big win that simplifies the transaction process." The partnership is a natural alignment between two widely used product platforms. Through its Homes.com Connect platform, Homes.com collects early-stage transaction information when properties are listed for sale and as consumers interact with their agent in the home search process. DocuSign collects and organizes information through DocuSign Transaction Rooms for Real Estate, providing real estate professionals and their clients with a complete solution for managing their transactions online. "We're excited to have Homes.com as part of our 'lead to close' strategy. Integrating its listing and client contact information with our DocuSign Transaction Rooms will allow agents to populate a new transaction with the click of a button, saving time by eliminating manual data entry," said Georg Gerstenfeld, VP & GM for Global Real Estate Solutions at DocuSign. "Homes.com shares our values of empowering agents and protecting their data. Connecting these two platforms allows agents to get more from their data." Through this partnership and product integration, Homes.com and DocuSign will provide real estate professionals with an efficient method for connecting the early and closing stages of a transaction, tracking listings and leads from origination to closing. Leads and listings will flow from Homes.com into DocuSign's Transaction Rooms for Real Estate, allowing real estate agents to manage their transactions in the cloud using a secure and flexible platform. For more information about Homes.com marketing services visit http://connect.homes.com/ and http://www.docusign.com/realestate. About Homes.comHomes.com is a top real estate search destination, visited by more than 14 million consumers each month. Homes.com leverages search visibility to connect this in-market audience with real estate professionals in their local areas of interest. Homes.com offers the following real estate marketing and media services: brand advertising, property listing exposure and syndication, search engine marketing and instant response lead generation to help real estate agents and other real estate related partners succeed online. For more information, visit http://www.Homes.com. About DocuSign, Inc.DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering anyone to send, sign and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. DocuSign and Go to keep life and business moving forward. For more information, visit http://www.docusign.com.
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Homes.com Debuts Instant Response Technology for Real Estate Pros
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Your Time is Valuable — Work Smarter with Homes.com's Lead Concierge
  Does your busy schedule mean you can't always respond to new leads right away? Let us help! Leads called within five minutes of submission are 100x more likely to convert than leads called after thirty minutes. With Homes.com's new Lead Concierge program, new phone leads are immediately answered by your team of Lead Concierge Assistants, who will forward the qualified callers to you! Waiting to call a new lead until after a showing or closing could mean the difference between gaining a new client or losing them to a competitor. With Homes.com's Lead Concierge, your Lead Concierge Assistants will be there to monitor and call new email leads as they come in to your Homes.com Lead Manager! Your leads will be pre-screened to determine whether or not they have been pre-qualified for a mortgage, what their time period is for purchasing a home, what price range they are looking at, and whether they are already working with an agent. Once a lead is qualified, we'll give you a call and let you know we have a lead ready to be transferred to you. If you're not available, that's fine too. We'll ask your lead if there is a good time for you to call them back and let them leave a message for you. You'll receive an email in minutes letting you know your lead has been contacted! The email will include your lead's answers to the pre-screen questions. The information we gather on the pre-screen call will also be saved in your Homes.com Lead and Contact manager for easy reference. We won't forward leads who are only looking to rent, already working with an agent, or inquiring about a listing under $50,000 (but you'll still get an email with their contact info in case you do want to follow-up with them). Interested in subscribing to Homes.com Lead Concierge? We'll be glad to help! Give us a call at 888-651-8956 or send us an email at productinfo(at)homes.com for more information. To view the original article, visit the Homes.com blog.
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SmartZip launches SphereTargeting to power home seller analytics and automated advertising for contacts in an agent's sphere of influence
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5 Tips to Improve Lead Conversion [Free Download]
  Real estate is a constantly evolving industry. Year after year, more information becomes available to consumers as technology evolves and real estate consumer websites become more robust. It can be a challenge for real estate professionals to keep up with the ever-evolving online landscape, while also managing the increasing number of inbound leads from various sources. Just last month, ListHub delivered more than 1.9 million leads to brokers and agents nationwide. So the question is: how can you convert more of your online leads into customers? A recent report from ComScore shows that more Americans are browsing on their mobile device (61%) than desktop. It's therefore no surprise that consumer real estate search websites have seen huge surges in mobile traffic in recent years. According to the 2015 Profile and Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of REALTORS®, more than half of home buyers (66%) found the home they purchased through mobile search and an increasing number of buyers stated they found their agent through their mobile device. Mobile consumers are on-the-go and looking for immediate responses to their inquiries. Response time is critical - if you're not following up with leads within 5 minutes, someone else is! With the number of leads from online sources constantly increasing, it's crucial to have an effective system to respond to those leads. Without a system in place, you risk losing potential clients and countless dollars. To maximize your efforts, ListHub has put together 5 Tips to Improve Lead Conversion, a free guide to help brokers and agents more effectively manage incoming leads. Click here to download this free guide. To view the original article, check out the most recent ListHub newsletter.
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Is Your Website Helping You Close Leads and Build Relationships?
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RE/MAX Launches Mobile Friendly Online Tools
DENVER – RE/MAX, a global franchisor of real estate brokerage services, has released new online tools to Affiliates that will provide an enhanced customer experience. All U.S. agents and brokers will have access to a version of new responsive single page websites and a mobile-friendly lead management system is available in the company owned regions, all at no cost. "These new tools reflect significant changes in online consumer behavior. Mobile usage of remax.com has more than doubled in just two years and it's important for RE/MAX agents to be accessible to their clients," said Tim Drouillard, Senior Vice President, Information Technology at RE/MAX, LLC. "Responsive websites and a customer relationship management system (CRM) that are both mobile friendly makes it easier for RE/MAX agents and their clients to get access to the information they need quickly." Single page websites created by Homes.com will provide agents and offices a fresh contemporary design with intuitive functionality. Sites will be pre-populated with agent information, but feature the ability to modify design elements and add personal information, including agent promotional videos, and reviews. Social broadcasting and social prospecting combined with social media platforms provide agents new tools to stay in touch with clients and ultimately build their businesses. "Adapting to consumer interests, RE/MAX agents will be better equipped to provide a higher level of customer service in a very competitive real estate environment," Drouillard added. RE/MAX LeadStreet, the online lead management and CRM system, has also been upgraded to a mobile responsive design. Agents will now be able to interact with their listings, contacts, and leads through their mobile devices and gain the added benefit of consolidating their internet leads into a single online system. LeadStreet will continue to provide agents with leads from remax.com and their single page websites with no referral fees. LeadStreet has supplied RE/MAX agents with over 15 million referral free leads since it was first launched in 2006. Today's introduction of responsive websites and innovative LeadStreet enhancements are Phase One of a larger technology initiative being developed by RE/MAX, LLC. In Q1 2016, Phase Two will launch with a newly designed remax.com with improved mobile functionality. Remax.com was the most visited real estate franchise website in the first half of 2015, according to Experian Hitwise Marketing Services data. About the RE/MAX Network: RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of nearly 100 countries. When measured by residential transaction sides, nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, LLC, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX). For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com.
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Contactually Now Offers Lead Capture with Zillow and Trulia
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New Tools from RE/MAX INTEGRA Empower Agents to Build their Brand
TORONTO (September 23, 2015)—RE/MAX INTEGRA publicly announced today the launch of a new suite of tools available to agents through an alliance with Move, Inc. and Placester. The new innovative digital tools will be housed under one turnkey location for RE/MAX INTEGRA agents to build their personal brand and convert their leads at no additional cost. "We place a significant amount of importance on the need to continuously grow, improve and reinvent our tools to drive agent productivity," said Effi Barak, Chief Operating Officer of RE/MAX INTEGRA. Striving to provide agents with the best technology, RE/MAX INTEGRA facilitated a pilot program earlier this year offering agents the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with Move online lead consolidation and response tool, FiveStreetSM. After overwhelmingly positive feedback from agents, RE/MAX INTEGRA made the informed decision to implement the FiveStreetSM solution as one of three brand new tools within the RE/MAX Launchpad Productivity Suite. The collaboration brings state-of-the-art technology to better serve agents in today's real estate market. FiveStreetSM will serve as the primary lead management platform available to agents along with ListHubTM the nation's leading provider of listing syndication services, and performance marketing metrics also operated by Move. "We're proud of the collaboration that has taken place between Move and RE/MAX INTEGRA to produce the most effective way for agents to close online transactions in their market," said Ray Picard, executive vice president of sales for Move. "RE/MAX INTEGRA agents now have a leg up on the competition with access to the best mobile technology in the industry that allows them to quickly respond to leads, obtain intelligence on prospects, and reply to inquiries personally and successfully." The launch of the new suite of tools also brings websites from Placester to RE/MAX INTEGRA agents and brokers. Placester websites combine easy setup and maintenance with beautiful design and modern technology that enable anyone, regardless of technical skill, to market their listings effectively and make better connections with consumers online. Leveraging its network of more than 570 MLSs, which represent more than 95 percent of agents across the U.S., Placester offers personalized, modern and responsive sites to agents, brokers and teams in virtually every corner of the country. "With this partnership, we're excited to bring Placester websites to the more than 16,000 RE/MAX INTEGRA real estate professionals across North America," said Matt Barba, CEO of Placester. "RE/MAX INTEGRA is committed to supporting its agents with the best digital tools and technology, and we look forward to collaborating with them to deliver superior home search experiences for their clients." The three new tools will join RISE, Mainstreet and Design Center within the RE/MAX Launchpad Productivity Suite to offer RE/MAX INTEGRA agents the best solutions to maintain a competitive edge in their local real estate market. Roll out of the new platform will be staggered through each RE/MAX INTEGRA region starting mid- October, with the Ontario Atlantic region roll out beginning in the first quarter of 2016 based on marketplace variances. "We're thrilled to offer this innovative new product to our membership as we continue to focus on growing our business as home of the top producers across the globe," said Barak. About RE/MAX INTEGRA RE/MAX INTEGRA, founded in 1980, is a privately held company by Canadian entrepreneurs. With regional headquarters in Toronto, Boston, Minneapolis, Zug, and Vienna, RE/MAX INTEGRA represents nearly a third of all RE/MAX Sales Associates worldwide. RE/MAX INTEGRA was founded on the premise of providing outstanding service and support both at the regional level and to the end consumer. The Ontario-Atlantic Canada region, has surpassed 10,000 quality Associates; The US regions New England and the Midwest (including the following states: Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana) account for more than 6,300 Associates with over 2,600 and 3,800 Associates respectively; and the European region leads with more than 14,000 Associates. For more information about RE/MAX INTEGRA, visit www.remaxintegra.com. About Move, Inc. and realtor.com® Move, Inc., operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which provide buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the information, tools and professional expertise they need to discover and create their perfect home. News Corp [Nasdaq: NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV] acquired Move in November 2014, and realtor.com® quickly established itself as the fastest growing online real estate service provider in the first half of 2015 as measured by comScore. As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, consumers know they can look to realtor.com® for the most comprehensive and accurate information anytime, anywhere. With relationships with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS), realtor.com® has more than 3 million for-sale listings, which account for more than 97 percent of all MLS-listed for-sale properties. More than 90 percent of the listings are updated every 15 minutes. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorstep®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNet and others. Move supports real estate professionals by providing many services to grow their businesses in an increasing digital, on-demand world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreet; as well as many free services. About Placester Placester fuses technology and design to dramatically improve the home buying process for consumers, brokers, and agents. Founded In 2011 by Matthew Barba, a former real estate agent, and Frederick Townes, a seasoned technologist, the Placester marketing platform provides real estate professionals with MLS integration, high-resolution visuals, responsive design, and mobile optimization, as well as lead management tools and marketing automation software for email, Facebook, Google AdWords, and other channels. Currently serving over 100,000 real estate professionals, Placester is the sole website provider for the REALTOR Benefits® Program, the official member benefits program of the National Association of REALTORS®. To date, Placester has raised $22 million in funding, and is backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Romulus Capital, and Techstars. For more information, please visit www.placester.com.
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Wise Agent CRM Releases Powerful New Lead Management System
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New Move, Inc. Product Enhancements Increase Lead Conversion and Reduce Response Times
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 14, 2015 -- Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp, today announced enhanced features for realtor.com® Showcase Listing Enhancements, FiveStreet, and Top Producer® CRM to help real estate professionals establish deeper connections with buyers and streamline the way they manage inbound leads. "At Move, we pride ourselves on providing a holistic solution that arms brokerage firms, and their agents, with the best ways to optimize their listings and manage their businesses," said Ray Picard, Move's executive vice president of sales. "The combined benefits of Move's new product enhancements are the one-two punch that brokers and agents are looking for to help them close transactions. First, enhanced listing features help brokers and agents grab the attention of potential home buyers. As leads from interested buyers come in, agents are able to respond quickly and have quick access to information they need for a meaningful discussion." Showcase leads now come packed with additional consumer information to help real estate professionals connect immediately and have meaningful conversations with prospective home buyers. Enhancements to realtor.com®'s Showcase listings include: Mobile-optimized Intelligent Lead Notifications Phone and email address validation service Consumer search interests plus images and descriptions of recently searched property listings Showing Request alerts FiveStreet and Top Producer® CRM products are designed to help brokerage firms and their agents effectively manage their business and respond to incoming leads in a timely manner. With FiveStreet and Top Producer® CRM, teams and brokerages can now: Consolidate their leads from realtor.com® plus over 100+ sources Respond instantly to every lead via short message service (SMS) and email Broadcast leads to multiple agents at once where the first to claim receives the lead Provide their agents a leading system to manage and optimize the process of converting a lead to a long term and repeat client Track lead and agent performance "We see an entrepreneurial spirit in our agents and we are committed to providing them with the best technology tools and resources to help them better serve their clients," said Scott Agran, broker and president at Lang Realty. "We were looking for the 'best in class' suite of products to support our marketing initiatives and found that ShowcaseSM coupled with FiveStreetSM, Top Producer® and Market Snapshot underscored exceptional service and the importance of the real estate professionals' expertise and insight." "It is essential that we respond to inquiries immediately and provide valued service to our clients," said Ron Mintz, executive vice president at Bay Sotheby's International. "By incorporating both FiveStreet and Top Producer® into our toolkit, we've cut our response time to seconds in the hopes of capturing the interested party, rather than losing them. This is a monumental win for our clients." With the addition of these enhancements, Move continues to evolve by delivering real estate professionals the best marketing solutions possible – empowering brokerage firms to be even more successful. Realtor.com®'s lead volume has grown exponentially over the last five years (over 325%) and brokers and agents rate realtor.com® higher than the competition for lead quality. About Move, Inc. and realtor.com® Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp, is a leading provider of online real estate services. Move operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which connect people to the most important and accurate information they need to find their perfect home and to the REALTORS® whose expertise guides consumers through buying and selling. As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, realtor.com® empowers consumers to make smart home buying, selling and renting decisions by leveraging its direct, real-time connections with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS) via all types of computers, tablets and smartphones. In addition to the industry's most comprehensive and accurate information, Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNet and others. Move supports real estate agents and brokerages by providing many services to grow their businesses, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreet; as well as many free services. Move is based in the heart of Silicon Valley – in San Jose, Calif.
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Placester Releases New Marketing Platform for Brokers
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New Mobile Notifications App Sends Text Message Alerts for Leads and Emails
Your cell phone is your life line. It is always with you whether you are at home or on the road. It helps you close more deals, get new business and stay in touch with your clients. With the new Mobile Notification App, Every time you get a new lead on your website you will instantly get a text message on your cell phone too! You can setup this app in 2 easy steps: The Mobile Notification App is already available for purchase on our App Store, which can be accessed here. Be In The Know While You Are On The Go! To view the original article, visit the WebsiteBox blog.
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Sotheby's International Realty Brand Launches Global Referral Management System
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COMING SOON! Realty Commander Welcomes DocuSign and Zillow
Realty Commander is proud to soon be welcoming both DocuSign and Zillow as the newest members of their integrated vendor platform, which already includes Google Calendar and Contactually. Combining the powerful and easy-to-use features of Commander with the most widely used electronic signature service (DocuSign) and the largest real estate network on the web (Zillow) will further enable Realty Commander users to automate their real estate business, generate more leads, and save time. "Commander is taking the power of our real estate transaction management platform to new levels with these integrations," said Vincent Tinch, Director of InformationTechnology and Head of Product Support & Development. "Both DocuSign and Zillow – the leading service providers in their own markets – chose to team up with Realty Commander because of our exceptional functionality, and the opportunity to better provide for their customers." DocuSign Integration With more than 40 million users, DocuSign is the most widely used electronic signature service. Founded in 2003, DocuSign offers users the ability to e-sign on documentsfrom anywhere and from any device – smartphone, tablet, etc. Documents signed with DocuSign are encrypted, making them more secure than paper and maintaining a complete audit trail. With Realty Commander's integration of DocuSign, Commander users with an existing DocuSign account will be able to e-sign on all documents stored on the Commander platform. This will save users an enormous amount of time, as they will no longer have to wait for overnighting or faxing of documents needing signatures. Zillow Integration Founded in 2005, Zillow is the largest online real estate network, with information on more than 100 million houses across the United States, including homes for sale, homes for rent, and properties not currently on the market. Zillow Premier brings agents more buyers, more sellers and more business by supplementing website leads, referrals and repeat customers, and generating more traffic toyour brand and your listings. There are currently over 53K Zillow Premier Agents. With the integration of Zillow into Realty Commander, Commander users that are already Zillow Premier Agents will be able to have all their leads and contacts automatically loaded from Zillow into the Commander platform. This will provide instant access and organization of important contact information for your real estate business all on one platform, enabling you to be more productive, generate more leads and close more transactions. To view the original article, visit the Realty Commander blog.
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IXACT Contact Joins Zillow’s Tech Connect Program
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Are you fast enough to handle leads?
In a small community, where most moves are local, you can't risk your reputation by having unreturned phone calls or unanswered appointment requests. Mobile apps now let you respond quickly, remember what was said, and then let you resume what you were doing without missing a beat. There are very good and inexpensive tools to manage and route these activities among team members to ensure prompt response – and there are pay for lead programs that can keep you and your team busy all year to keep your systems humming – making sure you stay on target to hit your goal. How ready are internet leads? 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 folks who are just curious about the state of the market, these browsers 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 on the sending end that will fall flat. We train with FiveStreet® to respond to leads even when you are busy with another client and Top Producer® to follow-up and manage your longer term relationships with long term prospects and past clients. Do you always answer 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 you don't have a system in place for sending a personal text when you are busy or capturing the lead on your cell phone when on the go, the results can be devastating. When we tested what happens when a consumer reaches voice mail only 30% left a message. In these cases, we would recommend looking into upgrading into a system that manages the leads the way FiveStreet® does it. Over the past year, realtor.com® has been engaging agents, brokers and technology companies to see who has 'cracked the code" on reaching customers in the first critical minutes and how to nurture the ones that do not close today. Learn what technologies, techniques and tools help agents do this. Watch video >
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Not All Leads Are Equal
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