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NEW: Bring Your Listing to Life with Homesnap Stories
Homesnap is excited to announce our newest feature: Homesnap Stories! With Homesnap Stories, you can add unique, engaging marketing content right to your active listings through the Homesnap Pro app. Think of all the selling points about a home that are tough to get across in a photo. Now, you can take your own photos and videos and add them directly to your Homesnap listing. Add text, emojis, and even use augmented reality to create one-of-a-kind marketing content that you can also share on Facebook and Instagram. Record a voice-over or add music to personalize your Stories even more. We want agents to have an easy, engaging way to create marketing content (especially video) on their own, and that's the benefit of Homesnap Stories. Here's how you can add one to your listing: 1. Find the "Add Story" button near the top of any of your active listings. 2. Upload a photo from your phone, or take a new photo/video in real time. Swing by the property once it's on the market to add your Story, and add more content ahead of an open house to get potential buyers excited about visiting. Your Stories will stay on the listing until it's off the market. 3. Add text to make your photo or video pop. A few ideas: the name of the neighborhood, the time of your next open house, or a feature you want to highlight. 4. Add emojis or real estate stickers to call out important selling points We have a custom set of real estate-themed stickers — in addition to traditional emojis — so you can easily call out big selling points. New roof? Walk-in closet? Call 'em out in a fun way with our emoji stickers! 5. Add 3D effects with augmented reality mode Get really creative by adding personalized 3D effects — like a for-sale or open house sign — that become virtual objects in your Story! 6. Add voice-over or music You can record a voice-over if you want to explain specific features, or choose from our music library. The voice-over feature is a great opportunity to showcase your expertise on camera. If you don't want either, no worries — skip ahead! 7. Post that Story! When your Story is complete, hit the button to post and it'll appear right on your listing. If you want to share it on your own Facebook or Instagram Stories page, you can easily do that as well. After your Story is published, you can also see when your branded clients and connected agents have viewed your Story. It's a great way to follow up with clients who might be interested in your listing. Want a deeper dive into how to make Homesnap Stories and why every agent should be marketing their listings with them? Click here to sign up for our FREE webinar! Currently, Homesnap Stories is available on web and iOS — Android users will be able to add stories through their devices soon! To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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Homesnap Launches 'Flashback Photos' Feature for Pro+ Members
We're excited to announce the latest Homesnap Pro+ feature: Flashback Photos! With Flashback Photos, you can unlock unseen listing photos to get better context for a property's history — valuable for buyer and listing agents alike. Curious about a current listing's recent renovations, strengths and weaknesses? Want to get important insights for a listing presentation based on what a property looked like last time it listed? Uncover all of the above — and impress buyers and sellers — with the click of a button with Flashback Photos via Homesnap Pro+. Here's how it works: 1. Navigate to a property or listing. 2. Click the "Flashback Photos" icon toward the top of the page. 3. If you're a Homesnap Pro+ member, you'll be able to unlock unseen Flashback Photos from previous times when a listing has been on the market. 4. If you're not a Homesnap Pro+ member, you can click "unlock now" to purchase a Homesnap Pro+ subscription and begin accessing unseen photos. As a Homesnap Pro+ member, you'll have other perks, too. Members get verification and management of their Google business profile, which we optimize so you appear more in Google search results and Google Maps. Not a Homesnap Pro+ member and ready to upgrade? Click here! Already a Homesnap Pro+ member and ready to explore Flashback Photos? Just look into any Homesnap property to start using this new feature! To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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Virtual Properties Releases iPad Listing Presentation App
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HomeSpotter Acquires Open House Innovator Spacio
Acquisition adds open house lead generation to the HomeSpotter software-suite of real estate products. Minneapolis, MN and Vancouver, BC -- January 17, 2019 -- HomeSpotter, the leading real estate software platform for agents to manage and grow their customer relationships, today announced it has acquired Spacio, the #1 open house lead generation system. The move extends HomeSpotter's reach within the real estate industry and bolsters its position as a relationship technology leader. Spacio's intuitive mobile-first platform provides agents with a digital toolset to automate lead capture and follow up, replacing outdated paper sign-in forms at open houses and helping convert more open house visitors into customers. Spacio offers comprehensive data analytics on open houses that, for the first time, give visibility to a process that has always been manual and impossible for agents, brokerages, and franchises to track. Spacio integrates with dozens of CRM and marketing platforms, and is used by over 100k agents across the U.S. and Canada. "With the addition of Spacio we now serve the four largest brokerage firms in the U.S., and have a combined footprint of more than 450k registered agents across North America." "Marketing activities for open house lead generation have 3 parts — before, during, and after. We spent the past 4 years building, iterating, and perfecting the during and after pieces and we do those very well, better than anyone else." said Spacio co-founder and CEO Melissa Kwan. "However, we always knew that in order to complete our product offering, we needed to give agents a way to market their listings before their open houses; this wasn't something we had the expertise to build on our own. With HomeSpotter's digital advertising product, Boost, we can finally deliver the complete solution to agents that allows them to do all three: advertise their open houses before, capture leads during, and automatically follow up after, all within a single platform." "We've been thinking about the open house opportunity since 2013, as open house visitors represent some of the most motivated buyers in market that aren't always captured through other lead gen sources." said HomeSpotter founder and CEO Aaron Kardell. "We considered building a registration product internally and also looked at solutions in market that address this need. The combination of the founding team at Spacio, their proven track record of delivering a best-in-class solution, and resoundingly supportive customer feedback — there's such strong alignment that it makes sense to bring our businesses together. We believe we will go further and faster together, and are excited about how the company will continue to evolve to help agents, brokers, and the consumers they service facilitate better relationships around real estate." The addition of Spacio allows HomeSpotter to expand its existing agent, brokerage, and MLS service offerings to deliver an end-to-end solution across all touchpoints in the agent-to-consumer relationship cycle. With a combined footprint of over 450k agents, 250 brokerage firms, 300 MLS connections, and now servicing the four largest brokerage firms in the U.S., HomeSpotter is cementing its industry-leading position as the real estate relationship engine. All of Spacio's employees and technology are joining the HomeSpotter family, with the combined teams now operating out of offices in both Minneapolis and Vancouver. About HomeSpotter HomeSpotter is the industry-leading software product suite for real estate agents, brokers, and MLS providers to build and strengthen customer relationships. Boost automates digital marketing at scale, enabling agents to expand their spheres and impress sellers. Connect gives buyers amazing branded search and agent collaboration tools to carry in their pocket. Spacio's intelligent open house solution streamlines outdated real estate processes and captures every opportunity. HomeSpotter is headquartered in lovely Minneapolis, MN, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Vancouver.
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Realtor.com Launches Texting Option to Connect Homebuyers and Agents Quickly
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Delta Media Group Announces Open House Connector
Another Industry First: Delta Media Group's Open House Connector allows agents to have visitors sign into open houses on a tablet and automate and streamline their business. There must be a better way to collect open house leads, better than a spreadsheet or even good ole pen and paper, or even a third-party app that costs additional money. The Open House Connector™ from Delta Media Group allows you to further automate your business, customize your questions, and enable you to gain as much insight into your attendees as possible. The iOS and Android app work online and offline so there is no need to connect your tablet to the internet during the open house. And, after the open house, automatically automate follow-up and client communication. "Now it's easier than ever to automate the collection and conversion of leads from your open houses. Open house guests quickly sign in at the door using your personalized open house sign-in app. This is a great way to gently ask qualifying questions of your open house visitors and further build your client database," said Michael Minard, President of Delta Media Group. "What's important about this app is that follow-up with open house visitors is also automated. So individual follow-up is no longer required thus saving time and helping sales associates be more productive. We have also automated seller follow-up. Feedback from the Open House Connector App has also been integrated with our very popular and automated Seller Reports. We're pushing to bring more automated and integrated technology into real estate than anyone else and we're working to make all our clients Digital Brokerages." Why is this important to you? Customizable questions to suit your needs Automate the collection of open house visitor information Automate customer follow-up Build your client database Fully integrated with Seller Reports The Delta Media Group Open House Connector™ will be made available to all Delta Media Group Digital Marketing clients in December 2018. About Delta Media Group Delta Media Group is the enterprise marketing and business management solution for many real estate professionals across the country. Servicing over 65 of the top Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and hundreds of real estate firms nationwide. Delta partners with its customers at the point where marketing meets technology, helping clients successfully run their real estate businesses and maximize profits. Delta Media Group was founded in 1994 and has grown to become the leading real estate website and lead management developer in the country.
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Homesnap Introduces Homesnap Pro+ Tool to Help Agents with Google My Business Profiles
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Powerful Map Enhancements Come to the RPR App
Now, get to where you want to go faster with a new map display on the RPR app. A button on the map screen expands to display a host of icons representing our most popular search features, such as distance, travel time, traffic, schools and more. To begin, login to your RPR app. Tap on the neighborhood name displayed at the top of the screen to navigate to the map, and draw your attention to the More icon (...) in the lower right corner of the screen. Here's what you will find: Distance Search Want to search for properties within a given radius? Tap Distance then use the slider to select a radius of 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, or 25 miles. The map displayed will create a circle that is the selected distance from the center point to the edge of the circle. Select Apply and you're set to go. Travel Time Travel time estimates are another compelling map option. You'll be prompted to pick either Walk or Drive, then to choose the day and time, and up to a two-hour drive time to reveal listings according to your buyer's criteria.   Traffic Counts Traffic measure the number of vehicles passing by or near your subject property per day, in amounts from up to 6,000 per day to over 100,000 per day. Map View Tap Map View to quickly switch between: Street view Satellite view Hybrid view   Draw The Draw option is also handy when you want to search in a specified area. Use your finger to mark the boundaries of an area and then select, Redo search in this area to reveal listings. Note that you may be prompted to zoom in for the function to work properly. Parcels To see boundaries for a given property, check out the new Parcel lines function. This feature can be easily turned on/off by tapping the map icon. Schools For a Schools search, tap the icon and then select Nearby Schools or Full Schools Search. Select the Search Area; Geography or School District, and then the School type: Elementary, Middle or High School. You can even search for a specific school directly from this page: "Optional – Enter school name." Tap on a school to see its details. And once you have the school displayed, create an RPR School Report right from your mobile device. If you select Find Nearby Properties, you see all properties that are within the school's attendance zone. To view the original post, visit the RPR blog.
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Homesnap Pro Introduces Listing Docs
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New: Matterport 3D Home Tours on Homesnap
Homebuyers love the immersive, interactive experience of a virtual tour — it's the most comprehensive way for them to see homes right from their phones. And now, all Matterport 3D home tours are promoted right at the top of listings on Homesnap's website and mobile app! If a listing has a Matterport 3D tour, buyers will be able to see: 1. The "3D Tour" icon at the top of eligible listings 2. A step-by-step, 360-degree virtual tour of the entire home 3. Dollhouse and floor plan views For Homesnap users with Android devices, a Google Cardboard VR experience is also available. Buyers love the interactive experience of 3D tours, and they're growing in popularity. This improved integration with Matterport ensures buyers have an innovative, seamless experience when searching for properties on Homesnap. Start browsing homes to find listings with 3D tours! To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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Remine Launches Mobile MLS Platform
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Homesnap Launches Search by Commute Time
Commute time is a crucial factor in a buyer's home search. With our new Search By Commute feature — built in-house — it's much easier for buyers to narrow their search based on commute times. Buyers can feel more confident about their home search because it's so easy to see if a home is within their desired commute time. Buyers can also plug in up to five addresses, so clients can find a sweet spot for commuting between multiple workplaces, daycare, schools, or the gym. Let your buyers know that Homesnap's Search By Commute is powered by real-time traffic info and machine-learning — so as traffic patterns change, their search will keep up. And, unlike other platforms, Homesnap's Search By Commute is available at no additional cost. Here's how you use Search By Commute to map out the home search of your dreams: 1. Select the "Search By Commute" icon 2. Add each work location and the max commute time 3. Tap "Search" to filter properties by commute time 4. Tap on each property to view its exact commute time 5. Plug in multiple addresses to find a commute time that works for the whole household. You can save searches with commute times, add more search filters or tap any property to see its commute time. And to share your search, simply copy the URL. Commute time is a big deal for home buyers! Search By Commute ensures they can quickly filter properties and save searches using that information. To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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Homesnap Delivers 1 Million Free Leads for Agents
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New kvCORE Open House App Maximizes New Business Opportunities from Open Houses
Inside Real Estate, provider of the leading real estate software solution kvCORE Platform, is pleased to announce the launch of its new app, kvCORE Open House. This new app, available to kvCORE users for free at both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, allows real estate agents to maximize their lead capture at open houses and have those leads automatically tagged and entered into the kvCORE platform for automated follow-up. The kvCORE Open House app eliminates the need for agents to purchase a separate open house app tool. It streamlines lead capture and follow-up by being fully integrated with the kvCORE Platform and its Smart CRM functionality. With the AI-infused behavioral automation built in to the kvCORE Smart CRM, leads that come from the kvCORE Open House app will be treated to personalized followup that is related to the open house they attend. This includes similar properties that could match not only property demographics, but also similar properties based on physical attributes of the property. This allows agents to provide personal and customized follow-up with open house visitors — fully automated within the platform. "The kvCORE Open House app works as a digital sign-in form, but it's more than just signing in on a tablet," says Nick Macey, Chief Product Officer of Inside Real Estate. "It's a simpler, faster way for agents to nurture and stay top-of-mind with prospective clients." Setting up the kvCORE Open House app takes only minutes. Once an agent has logged into the app, the agent enters the MLS# of the property hosting an open house. Agents may choose as little as two or as many as six questions for visitors to fill out when they sign in at the open house. Agents can also add a custom hashtag to their sign-in as an additional way to track their leads. "It's by far an easier way to capture leads at an open house," adds Inside Real Estate Founder and Chief Revenue Officer Joe Skousen. "No need to bring a sign-up sheet. No need to manually enter those leads into a spreadsheet or CRM. It's a tool we've created for our kvCORE users that makes their lives a little easier." Ernest Enriquez, broker-owner of Elite Home Team Realtors in Kennewick, WA, is one of those users. "The Open House app is really clean and simple, and lets my agents and me focus on the open house while knowing we are collecting good information on all of the opportunities that walk through the door. And putting them instantly into our CRM with kvCORE ensures they are getting great follow-up." The kvCORE Open House app is designed to be used with either a smartphone or tablet. Even if internet connections are not available during the open house event, the app will store the data and sync when the connection is resumed. The addition of the Open House app to the kvCORE Platform further strengthens the kvCORE Platform as the comprehensive software solution for brokerages, teams and agents, and positions Inside Real Estate as the leading provider of CRM and marketing services in the real estate industry.
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Augmented Reality App Curate by Sotheby's International Realty Now Available on Apple iOS
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Sotheby's International Realty Launches Virtual Staging Augmented Reality App: One of the First Experiences Built with Google's ARCore
Curate by Sotheby's International Realty, powered by roOomy, Revolutionizes the Homebuying and Selling Experience for Sales Associates and Consumers MADISON, N.J., March 20, 2018 -- Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the launch of Curate by Sotheby's International Realty(sm), a mobile augmented reality (AR) app that will bring a home's virtual staging images from 2-D perception into augmented reality; the app was built with ARCore, Google's AR Software platform, and is powered by roOomy, the leading virtual staging technology platform specializing in 3D/AR/VR content creation and application development. Curate by Sotheby's International Realty allows consumers to visualize a house as their own before purchase, thereby curating the homebuying experience. Working closely with Google in the run up to ARCore's release, the Sotheby's International Realty® brand is the first real estate brand to launch and implement a virtual staging AR app, transforming the homebuying and selling experience for sales associates and consumers. Curate by Sotheby's International Realty is taking virtually staged images from a flat, 2-D screen into the house itself through the power of AR. The app also features a curated selection of AR interior designs, ranging from modern living rooms to traditional dining rooms that provides the consumer with the opportunity to immediately swap among these styles, something physical staging could never accomplish. If you have one of Google's ARCore-enabled mobile devices, download the app here. Curate by Sotheby's International Realty app features: Visualization – Any property can be transformed through a curated selection of AR furnishings and décor sets. Listing-specific staging options will be available in the near future. Recollection – The app has screenshot capabilities, allowing viewers to capture and store the images of AR furniture sets placed within the visit. Shop – Virtual home furnishings can be clicked for more information about the product, including a link to exit the app and be directed to a retailer's website. All furniture is shown to-scale and provides accurate room dimensions, ensuring furniture viewed in the app will be a fit, making purchasing and moving into a new home easier on new home buyers. Curate by Sotheby's International Realty app benefits: Research has shown that an AR experience allows consumers to form more accurate expectations, therefore increasing confidence in purchasing decisions and shortening the sales cycle. For prospective homebuyers – Viewing a potential house in AR breaks down visualization barriers that often accompany the homebuying process, allowing prospective homebuyers the unique ability to envision the house in their personal taste and style. Curate by Sotheby's International Realty offers the opportunity for buyers to ultimately see a house as their own home, increasing confidence in any purchasing decisions. For home sellers / Sotheby's International Realty clients – Selling a home with a Sotheby's International Realty sales associate means tapping into the power of AR to sell the home by helping prospective buyers overcome the visualization barriers of touring an empty home or one decorated in style that differs from their taste. For the Sotheby's International Realty sales associate – The benefits for the sales associate are similar to those of the homebuyer and seller; Curate by Sotheby's International Realty empowers the sales associate to present a home in an objective and neutral manner. The app also alleviates the need for sales associates to physically stage homes, allowing them to save money on the costs of either renting or buying and storing furniture. Curate by Sotheby's International Realty is available now for download in the Google Play Store. The app was built with Google's ARCore, which can run on 100 million Android devices worldwide. The Sotheby's International Realty brand will launch Curate by Sotheby's International Realty for iOS this spring through a continued partnership with roOomy. The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has nearly 22,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 950 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide. Sotheby's International Realty listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, each brokerage firm and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby's auction house and worldwide Sotheby's International Realty marketing programs. About Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby's International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates 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.In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby's, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby's International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.
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Delaware Association of REALTORS Now Offering zipLogix Digital Ink and zipForm Mobile as Member Benefits
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MLSListings Inc. and Prospects Software Join Forces to Bring MLS-Touch App to Northern California Real Estate Professionals
Multi-year agreement offers unique and custom mobile functions to MLSListings professionals Sunnyvale, CA, and Montreal, Canada – MLSListings Inc. and Prospects Software Inc. have inked an agreement to launch MLS-Touch, an app that brings in-office functions to the mobile devices of agents on the go. The iOS and Android app is packed with features that are critical to agents when they are away from their offices, including a full search engine that allows people to search the entire MLS database, including Active, Pending, Sold, and All Listings status. "We heard from many brokers and agents that mobile apps for real estate are good, but an app with expanded functionality would be great. Charles Drouin and the MLS-Touch team understand that and they have used the input of thousands of brokers and agents from California to Montreal to build their model. They are committed to working with associations and MLSs to create a custom experience. We are proud to offer convenient features to support the more than 15,000 real estate professionals who trust us with their business," said James Harrison, RCE, CAE, President and CEO of MLSListings Inc. MLS-Touch features include advanced search criteria, live market stats, and instant sales comparables. The app also offers the unique ‘'Brand and Share'' feature that allows brokers and agents to build their own branded mobile app in seconds. They can use this app to easily share listings, exchange notes on properties, and chat directly with their clients. "In today's world of information and shared technology, it is vital that real estate professionals be equipped with up-to-the-minute technology that helps them stay ahead of their client's demands," said Charles Drouin, CEO and Founder of Prospects Software Inc. "MLS-Touch provides powerful, yet extremely easy-to-navigate technology that enhances what they can do while in the field." The MLS data is readily accessible to consumers, but a significant amount of MLS information can only be accessed by licensed professionals, and now it is, literally, in the palms of their hands. MLSListings and Prospects have a shared interest in continuing to evolve the mobile app using feedback of brokers and agents throughout the area. Prospects continues to grow its footprint by providing customized technology throughout California and the nation. MLSListings continues to expand its community by providing access to quality real estate technology and limitless property data throughout the northern California region and areas in southern California. About MLSListings Inc. MLSListings Inc. is recognized as a premier multiple listing service in the nation. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley and specializing in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo Counties, MLSListings provides real estate professionals and consumers with accurate data that is updated every five minutes. Facilitating more than $70 billion in annual real estate activity, the MLSListings platform is the intersection of comprehensive real estate data and the transaction for the northern California marketplace. About Prospects Software Prospects Software Inc. is a privately-owned Montreal-based company that helps real estate professionals with powerful software solutions, including the Prospects CRM used by over 20,000 agents, a document management solution, and mobile access to the MLS with the MLS-Touch and Prospects Mobile apps used by over 190,000 agents across North America. www.prospects.com and www.mls-touch.com.
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New Comps Analysis Feature on RPR Mobile (and Other Notable Enhancements)
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MileIQ Is Now Included with Office 365 Business Premium
  Today, we're thrilled to announce that MileIQ, the leading mileage logging service, is now included with Office 365 Business Premium subscriptions for customers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. MileIQ will also be included with Microsoft 365 Business subscriptions in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, when the service is released in preview on August 2nd. Office 365 Business Premium provides your small business with essential productivity and collaboration tools from Microsoft – including Office applications across all your devices, enterprise class email, online conferencing, chat based workspace. Microsoft 365 Business includes all the benefits of Office 365 Business Premium, and adds device management and security solutions to safeguard your business data. If you have one of the above subscriptions, we can convert your existing account so you no longer need to pay for a separate MileIQ standalone subscription. Please contact [email protected] and a member of our team will take care of you. Learn more about MileIQ as part of Office 365 Business Premium. To view the original post, visit the MileIQ blog.
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Instanet Solutions Releases New TransactionDesk App
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HomeZada Launches Home Personal Finance App
  SACRAMENTO, CA - HomeZada has launched a home personal finance app that focuses on empowering homeowners to manage the whole financial view of their largest asset and biggest expense. The app is the first of its kind to bring together home value estimates, mortgage payment schedules, home equity estimates, property expense budgets and even a three-year forecast of future home value. Homeowners get instant financial visibility into the asset that has the greatest impact on their net worth. "Homeowners need better financial awareness over all the aspects of their home," said Elizabeth Dodson, co-founder of HomeZada. "Our new home finances app enables homeowners to make smarter financial decisions regarding their home not only today, but throughout the entire homeowner lifecycle." The app instantly displays a current home valuation and it provides a three-year forecast of your home's value. It also includes a mortgage calculator that shows you the full amortization schedule of both your primary and any secondary loans. This powerful combination then calculates your estimated home equity on a continuous basis which is the biggest part of most consumers overall net worth. This intelligent property data is provided by HouseCanary, a property analytics company using data science to value and forecast 18,000 markets and 100M properties. "Other home valuation methods are based largely on historical comparable sales," says HouseCanary CEO Jeremy Sicklick. "HouseCanary measures price movements on every residential block in the country, allowing for precise valuations today and three years into the future. Our algorithms combine 40 years of history, 1 billion residential transactions and hundreds of proprietary calculations influencing home values, such as capital markets, jobs, traffic...even views from a property's backyard." Homeowners can also ensure they are properly insured by tracking the various coverages on their home insurance policy and compare that with HomeZada's home inventory app. The finances app also summarizes mortgage, insurance, property tax, and other ongoing property related expenses. It also includes the ability for the homeowner to create a monthly cash flow expense budget for utilities and other basic and premium home services. The home finances app is an extension to HomeZada digital's home management platform that includes apps to manage a home inventory, home maintenance schedules, and home improvement projects. This release creates a unique all-in-one suite of apps that combines powerful data, analysis and recommendations that instantly enables consumers to be smarter homeowners. The home personal finance app is also available in the Professional version of HomeZada. This allows companies in the real estate, mortgage, insurance and home services markets to provide a branded version to their clients. The value is to provide a suite of apps that helps companies stay digital engaged with clients and increases renewal and referral business opportunities. About HomeZada HomeZada is a Digital Home Management platform that empowers consumers to manage their largest financial asset, their home. The online and mobile solution combines apps, content, and data to help homeowner's mange a home inventory, a home maintenance schedule, home improvement projects and home finances. A Professional version helps realtors, insurance agents, builders, and home service providers the ability to create digital home information for their clients to increase renewals and referrals.
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RESAAS Launches Mobile App and Enterprise Single Sign-On Integration for RE/MAX
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RPR Releases 2017 REALTOR® Mobile Usage Report
  CHICAGO (April 17, 2017) – Realtors Property Resource® (RPR® ), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, announces the results of its recent 2017 REALTOR® Mobile Usage Report. The report includes findings from a survey of almost 200 REALTORS® about the way they use mobile devices in their everyday businesses. Client communication and housing research top the list of mobile activities REALTORS® rely on most throughout the course of each workday, according to the study. Those tasks are made possible through the growing availability of mobile technologies in the real estate marketplace, which include apps offered by RPR, Supra eKEY, Homesnap, ShowingTime, and a variety of MLS apps. "Consumers appreciate experiences that are convenient, quick, and personalized," said RPR Vice President of Marketing Reggie Nicolay. "With a smartphone and the right app, REALTORS® are empowered to adapt their communication strategies to meet those consumer needs." Mobile access to property data, and the ability to instantly communicate that information to consumers, has transformed the way REALTORS® conduct business. RPR's app, for example, enables more than 1.2 million REALTORS® to view data on nearly any U.S. property and then immediately convert it to a customized report, sent directly from the app to the client by way of text or email. 2017 REALTOR® Mobile Usage Report key findings include: An overwhelming majority (96 percent) of REALTORS® agree, using a mobile device to access housing data saves valuable time during the work day. 89 percent of all REALTORS® surveyed indicated that they often use a mobile device to communicate with clients. Other popular activities included researching housing data (72 percent), financial calculations (44 percent), prospecting (34 percent), and client presentations/home showings (26 percent). 87 percent of REALTORS® agree that clients prefer to receive new housing alerts, market activity reports and more sent directly to their mobile device. View the full report About Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®)Realtors Property Resource®, LLC (RPR®), a wholly owned subsidiary of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, is an exclusive online real estate database created to support the core competence of its members. The parcel centric database, covering more than 160 million residential and commercial U.S. properties, provides REALTORS® with the analytical power to help clients make informed decisions while increasing efficiency in the marketplace. For more on RPR, visit blog.narrpr.com.
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RPR Login Page Gets a New Look and Functionality, Plus More Enhancements
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Personal Safety Company Guard Llama Scores Deal on ABC’s 'Shark Tank'
  WASHINGTON (April 17, 2017) – With an offer of $100,000 from investor Barbara Corcoran, 2015 REach real estate technology accelerator participant and personal safety device company, Guard Llama, is officially a part of "Shark Tank" television history. Guard Llama offers a mobile personal security system that expedites the 9-1-1 dispatching process when dialing 9-1-1 is not possible. This technology caught the attention of the National Association of Realtors®' strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, which announced in 2015 that Guard Llama had been added to its growth technology accelerator program known as REach. NAR President William E. Brown, a second-generation Realtor® from Alamo, California and founder of Investment Properties, congratulated the company on making their case before the Shark Tank panelists. "The Guard Llama team should be proud of their accomplishment," he said. "Pitching a product is no small task, especially in front of well-known business leaders on national television, but the Guard Llama team did fantastic." NAR is committed to the safety and well-being of its members, and established the REALTOR® Safety Program to empower and inform members of the potential risks they face in this profession as well as how to navigate them safely. According to NAR's 2016 Member Safety Report, while 95 percent of Realtors® have never been the victim of crime, 39 percent have found themselves in situations where they have feared for their safety or the safety of their personal information. Smart phone apps and devices are among the popular safety tools for real estate agents. Guard Llama CEO Joe Parisi said that while the "Shark Tank" experience was intense, the event marked a real opportunity for his company. "Anytime someone recognizes the value in your product and says they want to put an investment behind it, that's a good day," he said. "Having a celebrity businessperson do it on a national stage like "Shark Tank" is just extraordinary. This represented a chance to showcase what Guard Llama is doing to help make the world safer, and we're looking forward to the good work we have ahead of us." Additional information on Guard Llama's products and services is available on their website, guardllama.com/how-it-works/. The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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New HomeASAP Agent App™ Brings Homebuyer, Seller and Referral Leads Straight to Mobile Devices of Real Estate Agent Directory™ Members
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., February 28, 2017 – Real estate technology company, HomeASAP, a leading provider of online marketing solutions for real estate agents, and owners of the 485,000+ member Real Estate Agent Directory™ (READ) on Facebook, is continuing to roll out a number of innovative new marketing and lead-gen solutions for agents. Today, the company announced the release of its new HomeASAP Agent App™ designed to connect READ members with homebuyers, sellers, and referrals. The all-encompassing app, which integrates with HomeASAP's state-of-the-art IDX Home Search™ lead-capture websites for Facebook and the groundbreaking Search Alliance™ national lead-gen co-op network for agents and brokers, lets users manage their Leads, READ™ and Search Alliance™ accounts and services from a single source. Features include: Leads Dashboard (IDX Home Search™, READ™, Search Alliance™) Receive instant notifications regarding visitor traffic and lead activity Sort and manage leads, including by lead temperature View recent activity of leads, including homes viewed, tagged and saved Real Estate Agent Directory™ for Facebook Connect and network with over 485,000 READ agents nationwide Manage agent profile and marketing services Post and respond to READ referrals on Facebook Search Alliance™ Adjust Search Alliance™ bid, budget and service areas Access Home Search to view details on 2M+ active homes for sale or rent, and 110 million off-market homes nationwide Making Lead-Generation Simpler and More Cost-Effective "What we're doing is creating a complete traffic and lead-generating ecosystem for agents," said John Marshall, COO / CFO for HomeASAP. "The HomeASAP Agent App™ is the newest addition to our growing suite of products, which all work together seamlessly to make lead generation simpler, more powerful and cost-effective. Our solutions were designed to take maximum advantage of today's real estate marketplace with an emphasis on leveraging the power of networks including the world's largest social network – Facebook– to provide agents their greatest opportunity for success and deliver the best overall marketing ROI in the industry." The HomeASAP Agent App™ is currently available for iOS 9.0 or later (compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), with Android coming soon. It can be downloaded for free in the Apple store. Membership in the Real Estate Agent Directory™ (READ) on Facebook is required to use the app and agents can sign up within the (READ) app when they first use it. There is no cost to join the Directory. HomeASAP is the leading provider of online marketing solutions for real estate professionals, offering a broad portfolio of integrated applications and services to help connect homebuyers and sellers with agents and brokers. The Real Estate Agent Directory™ (READ) is the premier real estate marketplace on Facebook connecting home buyers and sellers with over 485,000 real estate professionals in 15,000 U.S. cities. Members are provided customized agent profiles for their Business Pages where they can promote their listings, and garner leads and referrals from Facebook's 1.86 billion-member user base. There is no cost to join. IDX Home Search™ is the #1-rated home search for Facebook. It enables agents to provide their clients the ability to search for homes right on the agent's Facebook page, and a user-experience that not only matches major portals feature-for-feature but improves upon it with no ad clutter. Listings come directly from the agent's MLS feed, ensuring 100% data accuracy, updated every 5 minutes. Built-in lead capture and real-time notifications let agents quickly contact potential clients as they browse the agent's home search. Search Alliance™ is a revolutionary traffic and lead-generation co-op network for agents and brokers. Using Search Alliance™, agents and brokers serving any market or brand still compete but cooperate to reduce costs and provide a portal-like experience for consumers. Participating agents receive a state-of-the-art IDX Home Search™ site that is linked to the Search Alliance™ network. All sites are individually branded while maintaining a consistent user-experience to evoke the feel of portals consumers are familiar with. In contrast to portals, consumer web traffic is delivered directly to individual agent websites serving the local markets searched. Consumers can enter the network through any member IDX site and search for homes anywhere in the country. Agents can drive consumers to their own websites and capture those leads for free, or leverage the power of Search Alliance's cooperative marketing program to acquire network-generated traffic using an auction-style bidding system similar to Google AdWords or Facebook Advertising. Agents only pay when traffic is delivered.
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Realtor.com® Brings iMessage® Integration to iOS® 10 App With "Reaction Stickers"
  SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2017 -- Realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services, operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc., today introduced iMessage support for its realtor.com® iOS mobile app, making it even easier for consumers to discover, customize and share home listings with family and friends without ever leaving the messaging screen on an iPhone. The feature allows consumers to share their thoughts on what they love about the home with reaction stickers. The app extension makes it even easier for homebuyers to access and share for-sale home listings from the entire realtor.com® database, the most comprehensive source of home listings among competing national apps. "Today's home buyers, especially millennials who make up the largest home buyer segment, are used to searching and communicating on the go," said Nate Johnson, chief marketing officer at realtor.com®. "Our iMessage app was designed with this way of communicating in mind, making it simple to share photos, and listing information of for-sale and for-rent homes instantaneously within an iMessage conversation. We've made the process even more fun and collaborative by giving users the option to call out what they like about the home by adding reaction stickers." With the realtor.com® app for iMessage, consumers are able to: Search for home listings they recently viewed and/or saved on the realtor.com® iOS mobile app, and discover properties they happen to be nearby Preview basic information about a home, such as price data, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and square footage Add a reaction sticker with the phrases "Love It!," "Let's go see it!," "What do you think?," "Love the kitchen!," "Nice bathroom!," or "Has a pool!" to a home listing or a specific photo within a home listing Send off to the recipient as an iMessage Once a home listing is shared via an iMessage, individuals in the conversation can view basic information about a listing or tap the listing to view more property information in the realtor.com® mobile app. If they do not have the app, they will be prompted to download the app on the App Store. The realtor.com® app can be download for free on the App Store here, and the realtor.com® app for iMessage is available for download on iOS 10 and above here. Users must enable the realtor.com® app for iMessage through the app drawer in iMessage to use the functionality. Additional reaction stickers will be available in the coming months. About realtor.com® 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 News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com.
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CoreLogic Launches the RealQuest Mobile App
  January 24, 2017, Irvine, Calif. – CoreLogic®, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, announced today that it has launched the RealQuest® App to provide real estate and mortgage professionals access to detailed property information, transaction history and neighborhood sales data while they're in the field. The RealQuest App gives users access to the nation's leading property information database and search engine, RealQuest, which covers 3,100+ counties and 99.9 percent of all U.S. property records. It is designed to provide mortgage and title companies, real estate professionals, appraisers, government agencies, investors, and telecommunication and utility companies with comprehensive property, ownership and mortgage data on their iOS devices. The RealQuest App allows users to: Search by property address, owner name or map. Identify all properties associated with an owner. Check foreclosure status. Validate property value. Confirm property ownership. Research property transaction history. Compare nearby sales. "Purchase originations are being forecasted to reach more than $1 trillion this year, with one in three new mortgages expected to be made to Millennials. Given the growth of Millennial household formation and their technology preferences, it's critical for mortgage professionals, real estate agents, appraisers and investors to have cutting-edge, on-the-go technology that gives them a competitive edge," said Shaleen Khatod, senior vice president of Data Solutions at CoreLogic. "With the RealQuest App, they can access national property, owner and mortgage data and insights that will help them seize more opportunities whenever and wherever they are." The RealQuest App is an extension of the New RealQuest desktop version, which, in addition to the features available in the app, includes Building Permit Reports to validate home improvements and Homeowners Association Reports to provide detailed HOA information. The app is available for download in the Apple App Store. To use it, mortgage and real estate professionals must be subscribed to the New RealQuest. For more information on the New RealQuest, visit http://www.corelogic.com/products/realquest.aspx. About CoreLogic CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) is a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. The company's combined data from public, contributory and proprietary sources includes over 4.5 billion records spanning more than 50 years, providing detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. The markets CoreLogic serves include real estate and mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, and the public sector. CoreLogic delivers value to clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed services. Clients rely on CoreLogic to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic operates in North America, Western Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.corelogic.com.
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Record Your 2017 Starting Odometer Readings
As we head into 2017, it's important to record your 2016 ending odometer readings and 2017 starting odometer readings since the IRS requires if you're going to take a mileage deduction. Of course, this should be the same number. The easiest way to do this with MileIQ is by using the "Vehicles" feature. Before you take your first drive of 2017, open MileIQ, tap the menu icon and select "Personalization." From there, tap "Vehicles" and tap the name of your vehicle. Once you're in your individual vehicle settings, you'll see a place to add your 2017 starting odometer readings. Easy as pie. As a reminder, the IRS doesn't require odometer readings for each trip you make throughout the year, but they do require your mileage log to have both your starting and ending odometer readings each year, so be sure not to skip this step! To view the original post, visit the MileIQ blog.
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Brokers, make 2017 your best year ever with a locally branded app in Google Play and iTunes!
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Doorsteps Launches Rental Property Bot for Messenger
  SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2016 -- Doorsteps, powered by realtor.com®, today announced the launch of Doorsteps bot for Messenger that allows consumers to easily share criteria and automatically receive rental listings within Messenger. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc., a leading provider of online real estate services. As the rental market moves quickly, Doorsteps bot for Messenger taps one of the largest inventories of rental listings to provide daily updates and an opportunity to snatch up the latest loft or rustic inspired rental on the market. Properties are sourced from realtor.com®. With Doorsteps bot for Messenger, users can share the location they are looking in or share their phone's geolocation, and the bot responds with simple questions to best determine rentals that fit what the user is looking for - such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms and monthly price range. With a few simple commands, users can update their rental search criteria at any time. Doorsteps responds to search queries immediately with a list of rentals meeting the criteria outlined, and allows user scroll through options within Messenger, viewing photos and monthly cost. Users can opt to learn more about a listing, directing them to the listing on Doorsteps, or share the listing with friends via Messenger. New properties matching the specified search criteria are currently provided daily at 10 a.m. ET, and soon consumers will be able to customize the time to best suit their needs. "Given the competitive nature of the rental market, where moving quickly can mean landing the home of your dreams, it's important to create a rental search experience on the platforms our consumers are using in their daily lives," said Todd Callow, senior director of product at realtor.com®. "Doorsteps has already revolutionized rentals on mobile with Doorsteps Swipe, and today we're expanding that to our first messaging platform, bringing instant rental searches to where many consumers often are – Facebook and Messenger." Additional features and filter options for Doorsteps' bot will roll out in coming months, allowing further personalization to make the rental search experience as seamless as possible. Doorsteps will be expanding to additional messaging platforms in early 2017. Realtor.com® also offers a News & Advice chat bot for Messenger, so buyers and sellers can stay up to date on the latest real estate news via daily updates to Messenger. To subscribe, simply visit realtor.com® Facebook page, click message and type "subscribe." About realtor.com® 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 News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com®.
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A customized home search app to call your own
Introducing an all-new customization for your home search app to make your brand even stronger. At Smarter Agent, we're all about your branding! Our Office and Power apps feature your brokerage name, your logo and include apps for all your agents. Now, for a small one-time fee, you can add even more personalization to your app and enhance your local brand. Pick a photo feature on your main app screen. Your agents can then highlight the best features of your area, whether it's the thriving ski slopes, the hopping city life or the sandy beaches! Here are the standard features of our Office and Power app plans: All listings via IDX not just your listings so prospects can only choose you when searching A company app in the App Store and Google Play, plus apps for all your agents Customized lead routing rules so you control where leads go Unique marketing tools and support to seamlessly have your app downloaded and shared Multiple ways for clients to search (GPS, address, city/state, etc.) You can call us at 856-481-2150 to find out more! To view the original post, visit the Smarter Agent blog.
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Placester Introduces Placester Mobile -- a CRM for Real Estate Professionals on the Go
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Rapattoni Releases Mobile MLS Apps for iOS and Android
SIMI VALLEY, Calif., October 20, 2016 – Rapattoni Corporation announced today that the company's Rapattoni MLS Mobile App is now available for iOS and Android devices. This new offering allows realtors to access the MLS using a native app instead of a web browser on smartphones and tablets. Each Rapattoni MLS customer receives a custom app branded with their logo and splash screen background image. MLS members can then download the free apps from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. The new app makes accessing the MLS faster than ever, with a 'one-touch login' feature allowing realtors to enter Agent ID and Password once and then bypass them for subsequent logins. Using the Rapattoni MLS Mobile App, real estate professionals can quickly search for listings on a map, view hotsheets showing the latest listing updates, and access their contact and prospect data. Listing agents can also revise their listings and upload property photos directly from their mobile devices, plus the app includes social media tools, tax record integration, and a wealth of other MLS resources. Destyn Dagle, Director of MLS & IWS Software at Rapattoni, said, "We're thrilled to offer these native iOS and Android apps to all Rapattoni MLS customers at no additional charge. With live MLS data as well as open houses and other features, our apps are the best source for up-to-date listing information." "We started this project several months ago," added Rapattoni President Ralph Hoover. "Apple's review process is fairly thorough and getting the iOS apps approved can be rather time-consuming, plus we also need to get the Android versions approved by Google. Since the apps are customized for each MLS site, each one needs to make its way through the review process individually. It's a lot of work but well worth it to win a spot in the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store." Catherine Emert, Information Technology Director at Central Oregon Association of REALTORS®, said, "The Rapattoni MLS Mobile App allows our brokers the ease and flexibility to work from anywhere and on any device. We especially like that the app's appearance is customizable with our logo and design. This is a great enhancement for our membership." Tonya Marley, MLS Administrator at Lubbock Association of REALTORS®, commented, "I've received some very positive feedback on the new Rapattoni MLS Mobile App. Our members really like that they don't have to login each time they use it." Elaine Hangis, CEO at Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS®, said, "Rapattoni's new app is loaded with great features and it's been a real hit with our members. Being able to download it from the official iTunes and Google Play stores makes it easy for everyone to get it running." Brian Tepfer, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Rapattoni, added, "Many realtors are transitioning from desktop computers to mobile devices as their primary means of accessing MLS data. Our native apps for iOS and Android deliver powerful MLS tools with an intuitive touch-based interface that helps these users work more efficiently on smartphones and tablets." About Rapattoni MLSRapattoni MLS provides advanced features such as integrated GIS parcel mapping, an integrated member management and billing system, the industry's most advanced RETS 1.7.2 data exchange system with RESO Web API support and RESO Data Dictionary 1.4 certification, integrated aerial photography, a robust statistics and trends analysis package, and language translation. Rapattoni MLS is compatible with the Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome web browsers, can be run on PCs and Mac computers, and works seamlessly on popular smartphones and tablets with a native app available for iOS and Android devices. About RapattoniRapattoni Corporation has been serving the real estate industry for over 45 years. The company provides an array of integrated products and services for real estate associations and MLS organizations, including an internet-based MLS, association management software, and Integrated Website Services, along with hosting and technical support for each product. Rapattoni's association management customers represent more than 80% of the nation's REALTORS®. Rapattoni's headquarters are in Simi Valley, California.
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HomeZada Launches All in One Digital Home Management Mobile App
Sep. 20, 2016 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- HomeZada has launched the first complete digital home management mobile app to manage all the important information about your home in one place. It is a personal finance and asset management app to help homeowners make sure they are properly insured, stay on top of important maintenance tasks, and financially manage all their home improvement projects. The app helps homeowners save money, improve value and be better organized regarding their largest financial asset. The new mobile app combines dashboards, recommendations, and data for homeowners to manage their home inventory, home maintenance schedule, and all their home remodel projects. A news feed provides timely alerts, and consumers with rental or vacation properties can manage multiple homes in one account. The app allows consumers to easily take and store photos and docs about their home during home remodel projects, fix it and repair maintenance tasks, and for documenting a home inventory. The new HomeZada Mobile app is available for both Android and Apple devices as well as a mobile web version for any phone with a browser. Download HomeZada Mobile for Android or HomeZada Mobile for iOS by searching for HomeZada in the app stores. For a mobile web version, just access the HomeZada sign up page for a new account. In addition, HomeZada has updated the desktop user interface of its solution to match the new mobile user experience. The new desktop is easier to use with simple and consolidated navigation, more engaging design with larger photos of the home, and features dashboards and scorecards to provide consumers with more timely and relevant information to make better decisions about managing their home. "The new user interface provides a consistent and engaging experience for consumers managing their home," said Elizabeth Dodson, a co-founder of HomeZada. "Whether you access your account with a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device, the HomeZada solution provides homeowners with an easy to use app to manage their largest financial asset." About HomeZada HomeZada is a Digital Home Management platform that empowers consumers to manage their largest financial asset, their home. The online and mobile solution combines apps, content, and data to help homeowner's manage a home inventory, a home maintenance schedule, home improvement projects and home finances. A Professional version gives realtors, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, builders, and home service providers the ability to create digital home information for their clients to increase renewals and referrals.
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CurbCall Announces Premiere Distribution Deal with Onboard Informations
  Boston, MA (July 29, 2016)--Boston-based real estate tech company CurbCall, Inc. just announced a joint marketing and distribution deal with Onboard Informatics, a leader in data-driven consumer engagement. Onboard will offer two products from CurbCall to reinforce their position as leaders in consumer engagement. These include the on-demand lead routing platform CurbCall Connect™ and the home showing safety app CurbCall Protect™. "Onboard is dedicated to providing break-through technology that helps realtors better engage consumers," said Onboard Informatics President Jonathan Bednarsh. "And in CurbCall Connect, we saw a game-changing lead routing platform that empowers agents to engage consumers instantly in real time, at the moment of intent." "We're thrilled to partner with a real estate technology leader like Onboard Informatics," said Stephanie Sullivan, CEO of CurbCall. "Being able to be part of an integrated solution for engaging real estate consumers makes for a far more powerful offering than we could offer on our own." It's well-known throughout the industry, that the first agent to respond to and engage with consumer has a high likelihood of closing them. But according to CurbCall Chief Marketing officer Mason Wiley, agents are hampered by the limitations of current lead routing systems. "Half of consumers today expect instant response, and over 75% expect a response within 30 minutes, but the average response time for real estate agents is 15.29 hours and 48% of buyer inquiries are never responded to at all," said Wiley. "CurbCall Connect's intelligent lead routing technology allows engagement to happen near instantaneously." Providing seamless API integration with the existing user interface for any website or mobile app, CurbCall Connect adds the capability for consumers to request immediate agent assistance. The CurbCall Connect platform has the built-in intelligence to instantly route that request though a smartphone app to agents who are qualified to provide assistance and are available to respond "right now." It also provides an administrative dashboard providing reporting and analytics on the disposition of inbound leads and agent performance in responding for full accountability. See the demo at curbcall.com/connect-demo. In addition to CurbCall Connect, Onboard will also be offering the safety app CurbCall Protect. "Given the number of crimes against realtors that occur every year, we're grateful for Onboard's support in getting CurbCall Protect into the hands of agents," said Sullivan. "If we can save the lives of even just one or two real estate professionals, that will make all of our efforts worth it." CurbCall Protect is a standalone smartphone app that makes it easy for agents to be safer during showings. With the press of a single button, agents can send an SMS text to their emergency contacts alerting them that they have begun a showing with a link to a map that displays the agent's location in real time. The app also includes a panic button the agent can press if they feel in danger during the showing, plus a "safety radius" feature that instantly delivers an automatic alert to the agent's emergency contacts should the agent unexpectedly leaves the showing area. View the demo at curbcall.com/protect-demo. More information on the CurbCall solutions being offered by Onboard Informatics is available at curbcall.com. About Onboard Informatics Onboard Informatics, a leader in data-driven consumer engagement, offers easy access to solutions that excite and captivate. Founded in 2002, Onboard provides tools to top real estate, media and technology companies that enhance websites and applications with dynamic, personal and timely information designed to convert consumer interest into sales. More info is available at onboardinformatics.com. About CurbCall Founded 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. Standalone smartphone app CurbCall Protect™ helps keep agents safer on home showing by providing automatic tracking and alerts. More info is available at curbcall.com.
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What do home search and fast food delivery have in common?
Now everyone uses apps to order food right from their phones, and they use customer reviews to make sure the delivery place is highly rated. It's all about the reviews, and the repeat and referral business – just like real estate! "Hello, I'd like to order a split level ranch-style house with three bedrooms, extra lawn space on the side?" Your clients should be able to search for their dream home like they can search for a good late night Chinese delivery place or their next favorite slice of pizza! Get your real estate company an app today to allow customers to browse homes like they would pizza places. Then, once clients find the home of their dreams using your app, ask them to write a consumer review of your app in the App Store or Google Play, depending on the device they use. This will increase your app's ranking in the stores, and the better you are ranked, the higher you will appear in the app store search! All of Smarter Agent's company app plans come with agent apps included – all your agents have to do is make sure to share the app with their sphere of influence and they'll see the referrals roll in like never before! Sign up for your own app and order up some new business for your brokerage! Email gomobile(at)smarteragent.com today! To view the original post, visit the Smarter Agent blog.
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Now available: The all-new redesigned DocuSign for Android
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Say Hello to the New DocuSign for iOS
We've got some exciting new updates to share with you today about the DocuSign app for iOS. With our latest release, we've added 3D Touch support, specifically Peek and Pop, which allows you to quickly take action right from the app icon on your home screen. Sign, remind, and more just by pressing down on the DocuSign app icon. Although this feature is currently only available for the iPhone 6S, we believe that this is just the start of more forthcoming innovations for the iOS platform and the DocuSign app. In addition to 3D Touch Peek and Pop, we're also pleased to announce that this release also includes enablement for the Apple Pencil with the DocuSign app for the iPad Pro. Combining the world class signing experience with Apple's latest hardware made specifically to mimic natural writing is a no brainer. Both of these new features are exciting new developments in the mobile world and we're pleased to be able to offer it as part of the award-winning DocuSign mobile experience available today from the App Store. To view the original post, visit the DocuSign blog.
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Make sure your agents get rave reviews from clients this summer!
  The best apps for real estate agents have been powered by Smarter Agent since 2007! Maximize agent productivity this summer by getting a house hunting app for your brokerage. Today, it's the tech-savvy agents that impress sellers, win listings and close sales. When you give your agents their own app this real estate season, we can guarantee that you will be able to watch them rise to a whole new level under your brand. By signing up for a real estate mobile app with us, you treat your agents to a great new branding tool AND you energize business for your brokerage all at the same time! Don't miss out on the opportunity to dominate your local real estate market and place yourself in the app stores by signing up today! Our home search apps are used by leading brokerages across North America to build their brand and engage with clients effectively on mobile. Our platform is designed to blend seamlessly with your existing mobile marketing strategy and you can easily opt to provide an individual app to each agent and team member under your brand. Not only will this generate additional sales, but you will have an unbeatable recruitment and retention tool. Our real estate app solutions have been developed specifically for brokers like you. All company app plans come equipped with: All listings in your MLS(s) via IDX not just your listings Multiple refine and result views Multiple ways for clients to search (GPS, address, city/state, etc.) Lots of useful marketing features Unique distribution tools including app code, URL and mobile engagement page to seamlessly have your app downloaded Lead routing options Agents and team members can have their own apps connected to your Power App for $9.99/month each or you can have up to 300 agent apps free with the Office App – depending on the plan you choose Free app training for you and all your agents Contact us today to see about getting an app for your brokerage as well as for your agents. Simply email gomobile[at]smarteragent.com. To view the original article, visit the Smarter Agent blog.
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IXACT Contact Launches All New Real Estate Mobile CRM App
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Complete Overhaul of the Showing Suite Mobile App Revealed
We are excited to announce the launch of our completely brand new Showing Suite Mobile App! We completely redesigned the UI from the ground up, giving you our best, fastest, most intuitive app ever. The Showing Suite mobile app has four unique versions available for listing agents, sellers, buyer's agents, and home buyers. The features of each version include: Listing Agent: Automatically gather showing feedback and see your feedback and showing statistics. See all of the showings that have occurred on your listings, request feedback from a showing agent, read your latest feedback responses, view all of your listing information, search through contacts to call or email them, etc. Buyer's Agent: Keep track of all upcoming and past showings easily, and create a Showing Tour to share with your buyers. Eliminate feedback request emails by responding to feedback requests directly from the app. Give your buyers access the the Showing Note app, It's like EVERNOTE for keeping track of all the homes your buyers have seen. Your buyers can create and share text, picture, and video notes during real estate showings, and share notes with you, on social media networks and with family and friends. Seller: View showing statistical reports and valuable feedback directly from potential home buyers. Sellers can access their showings 24/7 to view upcoming showings, approve appointments, set blocked times, and more. If you already have the Showing Suite mobile app installed, be sure you have the latest version to enjoy the new changes. Download the app for iOS and Android now. We are very happy to aid in your success! To learn more about our new updates, or if you have any questions, contact us at support[at]showingsuite.com. To view the original article, visit the Showing Suite blog.
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SavvyCard® Launches Space Coast Association of REALTORS® on its SavvyCard for Associations Pro™ Platform
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Real Estate Associations Add zipLogix™ Products as Member Benefits
FRASER, Michigan, March 11, 2016 — Real estate associations across the nation are eagerly deploying software solutions from zipLogix™, a technology company helping real estate professionals improve productivity and efficiency, as value-add member benefits. Products that associations are offering include zipLogix™ Digital Ink®, the digital signature solution designed specifically for real estate professionals, zipForm® Mobile, companion software that is an extension of zipForm® Plus for mobile devices, and zipFormMLS-Connect®, which allows users to easily import listing data either in zipForm® or push data from an MLS directly into a zipForm® transaction. "We are witnessing a true turning point in the real estate industry as agents and brokers across the country are being granted unprecedented access to game-changing technology solutions that will help them streamline their critical business processes," said zipLogix™ Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson. "Associations continue to add zipLogix™ products as membership benefits to provide their members with cutting-edge solutions that will help them get to the closing table faster." The following associations are working with zipLogix™ to add new products as member benefits: Adding zipLogix™ Digital Ink®: Greater Wilkes-Barre Association of REALTORS® (Pennsylvania) Mercer County Association of REALTORS® (Kansas) Adding zipForm® Mobile: Mercer County Association of REALTORS® (Kansas) Adding zipFormMLS-Connect®: Columbus Board of REALTORS® (Georgia) Warren County MLS (New York) West Penn Multilist, Inc. (Pennsylvania) Clatsop Association of REALTORS® (Oregon) Tillamook County Board of REALTORS® (Oregon) Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix™ is a technology company created by, owned by and 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 REALTORS® across the country.
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REcolorado Announces Agreement with Homesnap
Greenwood Village, CO – February 24, 2016 — REcolorado, Colorado’s largest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) serving 18,000 members in Colorado, has signed up to be the first provider of Homesnap Pro for Colorado Real Estate agents. REcolorado joins MLSs across the country, including over half of the largest 25 that have partnered with Homesnap, to provide Homesnap Pro to its members. Every member of REcolorado will receive a free agent-branded app to share with his or her clients. “Homesnap Pro is a great addition to REcolorado’s suite of mobile-capable products, designed to give Colorado real estate agents the tools and information they need to work more efficiently,” said Kirby Slunaker, president and CEO of REcolorado. “Real Estate agents are always on the move. With Homesnap Pro, they can access real-time MLS information to share with their clients and colleagues anywhere and anytime.” Homesnap Pro is a powerful mobile solution for an MLS, like REcolorado, who wants an app that can provide real-time data to their members on the go. It is user-friendly and offers an interface similar to what agents expect from the mobile apps they use every day. Features like the Rapid CMA, in-app messaging with agents and clients, rentals search, an agent safety timer, agent productivity data, school attendance zones and many more make Homesnap Pro an extremely compelling mobile platform. “We’re excited to be working with REcolorado as we roll out Homesnap Pro in major MLSs across the country. Colorado is a dynamic and growing market, and REcolorado’s decision to partner with Homesnap is further proof of the strength and appeal of our app,” said Guy Wolcott, CEO and co-founder of Homesnap. “We look forward to getting REcolorado’s members on board.” Homesnap Pro provides an unprecedented amount of real-time information to agents on the go, giving them the flexibility to research homes, interact with each other, and collaborate with clients from their mobile devices. With Homesnap Pro, agents and consumers can use the same platform to seamlessly share real estate information and communicate with each other in the same place they search. Some of the agent-only features of Homesnap Pro include: Real-time access to agent-only MLS information for homes for sale and rentals, including confidential listing information, showing instructions and commission splits Every agent receives his or her own branded version of Homesnap to share with clients and contacts; they are the only agent their contacts will ever see in the app Information about any home (whether or not for sale), such as value, last sale date and price, listing history, “bird’s eye” lot boundaries, similar active listings, recent sales comps, and local schools Integrated in-app messaging with clients and other agents Customized email marketing to clients and contacts Rapid Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) generation right from the smartphone Complete details on every agent in the area, including a portfolio of recent sales and an analysis of sales history (price reduction, days on market, etc.) In-app integration with showing scheduling platforms Agent Safety Timer and one-tap Distress Alert to keep agents safe at showings “How Am I Connected?” networking feature, which uncovers relationships between agents based on prior transactions Using Homesnap Pro, information is only a snap away. In addition to searching by map, address, or home criteria, real estate professionals can also take a picture of a house and the app automatically pulls information from the MLS, public records and other sources. AboutREcolorado Since 1984, REcolorado has been focused on providing the most accurate and up-to-date real estate information for professionals and consumers. Updated every 15 minutes with new and sold listings and powered by the state’s largest network of real estate professionals, REcolorado.com is Colorado’s most accurate home search website. REcolorado.com also offers consumers mortgage resources, information about Colorado neighborhoods and cities, sold listings, open houses, and a comprehensive database of real estate professionals. REcolorado is the largest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in Colorado. With 18,000 professional members who operate throughout the state. It is REALTOR® owned and serves Aurora Association of REALTORS®, Douglas Elbert REALTOR® Association, Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®, Mountain Metro Association of REALTORS®, and South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association. Contact a REALTOR for accurate information about your property and neighborhood. ABOUT HOMESNAP Homesnap Pro gives agents the ability to access real-time MLS information from their mobile phones and tablets. It also lets agents connect with and collaborate with each other and their clients. It is the professional version of the popular consumer app Homesnap, which lets users “snap any home to find out about it”. Millions of consumers use Homesnap to explore homes and search listings. It is powered by a specialized homes database that combines MLS data, property tax records, census data, geographic boundaries and more.
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ShowingTime Signs New Licensing Agreements with Eight More MLSs
Chicago, IL – January 27, 2016 — ShowingTime, the real estate industry's leading showing management technology provider, announced today it signed eight more MLS-wide licensing agreements to provide online showing management and feedback services to 40,000 real estate professionals, while two existing MLS customers with an aggregate of 18,700 members upgraded their services. The new agreements include Arizona Regional MLS in Tempe, AZ; North Alabama MLS in Huntsville, AL; Tallahassee Board of Realtors® in Tallahassee, FL; Central New York Information Services in Syracuse, NY; Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors® in St. Joseph, MI; St. Augustine and St. Johns County Board of Realtors® in St. Augustine, FL; Northwest Minnesota Association of Realtors® in Bemidji, MN; and Lakes Country Association of Realtors® in Detroit Lakes, MN. The existing customers adding upgrades include Realcomp in Farmington Hills, MI, and RealtyWeb (formerly Northeast Florida MLS) in Jacksonville, FL. "Having mobile access is critical for both realtors and their sellers," said Realcomp CEO Karen Kage. "Getting push notifications so showing requests are never missed, having the ability to message each other and managing everything from mobile devices is important to our MLS subscribers. We've had a relationship with ShowingTime for many years, and adding these upgrades was a logical next step for us," she added. ShowingTime for the MLS – licensed by more than 100 MLSs – uses patented technology to streamline the appointment scheduling process, resulting in quicker showing confirmations and less phone tag. In November, ShowingTime added a messaging feature for its more than 700,000 subscribers, enabling agents to chat with each other about showings in real time. The free enhancement gives showing and listing agents tools to communicate instantly from their mobile devices while in the field. With 1.2 million listings subscribed to its scheduling services, messaging has had an immediate impact on hundreds of thousands of agents. "We are pleased to be working with these new and existing customers to equip their members with the latest technology," said ShowingTime President Michael Lane. "We add measurable efficiencies to the appointment scheduling process, and equip agents with the means to automatically notify sellers when they're running late or early to a showing, or when the showing is completed so they can return home. Everyone involved in the process benefits," he added. ShowingTime for the MLS enables agents to use the ShowingTime Mobile App to schedule showings, review existing appointments, get push notifications, access driving directions and/or view showing instructions, all while in the field. The app can also be used by sellers to keep them informed of all activity, and to enable them to confirm requests when needed. As a result, no showing opportunity is ever missed. About ShowingTime ShowingTime equips MLSs, associations, offices, brokers and agents with tools to efficiently schedule showings, generate feedback and report on activity. Its products are used by real estate professionals across North America to manage three million showings every month. Visit www.showingtime.com.
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RPR®'s favorite REALTOR® stories of 2015
As a company, innovation and technology advancement excite us, but at the heart of it all is making sure that every enhancement and addition benefits the REALTOR®. Every year we ask REALTORS® to share their stories on how RPR® has helped grow their businesses. Our hope is that these stories from the field help you find new and innovative ways of using the latest technologies in your own market. See how one REALTOR® is using the RPR app to impress online prospects "By working RPR Mobile™ into the equation, I'm able to reply instantly to the lead from the side of the road, in a parking lot, or at any office—capitalizing on the opportunity to elevate awareness of my brand, earn clients and close more deals." – Dale Chumbley   Mobile app delivers on-the-go access for on-the-run agent "You don't remember everything you've been told but when you see something, and you are told something, your mind retains it much better. RPR Mobile™ makes that whole process smooth with its slick performance and incredible options. And it's so easy to use, even for those who feel challenged by technology." – Bill Lublin Pay-it-forward style of leadership pays off for Ohio-based broker "I may not have the resources that franchises have, so in order for me to attract and retain a top-notch teams of agents, I have to be at the top of my game in terms of the leadership I provide and resources I bring to the agency." – Jerry Holden A Member Benefit with Better Data and Branded Reports "RPR is a source of value that I just can't put a dollar amount to. There is no other single source that I know of that compiles this much data into one report. And it's included in my NAR dues!" – Adrienne "Abe" Wagner To view the original post, visit the RPR blog.
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Homesnap Introduces In-App Messaging Feature
Bethesda, MD – November 19, 2015 — Homesnap, the top-rated mobile app for real estate agents and homebuyers, has introduced a new feature to Homesnap and Homesnap Pro that makes it easy for agents and their clients to collaborate and communicate. Homesnap Messages integrates instant messaging to organize and track all of the discussions about listings, home searches, contracts and closings in one place. Real estate agents can trade homes and comments with clients and see every home they have discussed with a particular client in one tap. Listing agents can see every conversation related to their listing, making it simple to track every potential buyer in one place. Agents can also instantly message any other agent in their MLS with a single tap; Homesnap will automatically identify them and the home they are inquiring about. Homesnap Messages allows buyers and sellers to instantly share and discuss the homes that they are interested in with the important people in their lives. Every home they mention is saved and updated in real time. Homesnap Messages can even be used to communicate with people who aren't using the Homesnap app. These messages will be converted to text or email, and replies will come back to the Homesnap user within the app. "Homesnap's goal is to become every agent's everyday app," said Homesnap CEO and co-founder Guy Wolcott. "Agents spend a big part of every day communicating with clients and other agents, but those conversations are strewn across email and SMS, mixed in with hundreds of others. We wanted to give them a messaging platform to organize all those conversations, by client, by listing or by date. We believe that Homesnap Messages will soon become an indispensable tool for every agent and their clients." To learn more about Homesnap Messages, please visit http://homesnap.com/messages. Homesnap Pro is a powerful mobile solution for MLSs and brokerages who want an app that can provide real-time data to their agents on the go. Its user-friendly interface replicates the user experience that agents expect from the mobile apps they use every day. Features like Homesnap Messages, the Homesnap Pro Safety Timer and the "How Am I Connected" graph, which tells agents how they are connected through past transactions to any other agent in their MLS, make Homesnap Pro an even more compelling mobile platform for agents. Using Homesnap Pro, information is only a snap away. In addition to searching by map, address, or home criteria, real estate professionals can also take a picture of a house and the app automatically pulls information from the MLS, public records and other sources. To learn more about Homesnap Pro, please visit homesnap.com/pro. To learn more about Homesnap's MLS offering, please visit homesnap.com/mls. ABOUT HOMESNAP Homesnap Pro gives agents the ability to access real-time MLS information from their mobile phones and tablets. It also lets agents connect with and collaborate with each other and their clients. It is the professional version of the popular consumer app Homesnap, which lets users "snap any home to find out about it". Millions of consumers use Homesnap to explore homes and search listings. It is powered by a specialized homes database that combines MLS data, property tax records, census data, geographic boundaries and more.
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New Reach150 Mobile App Gives Business Professionals The Ability To Easily Create and Share Custom Content With Prospects While On The Go
SAN FRANCISCO, November 5, 2015 — Reach150, the leader in referral management for relationship businesses, today announced the availability of Reach150 Mobile, an innovative new mobile application that provides relationship business professionals virtually unlimited ways to showcase their expertise and unique persona directly to potential business prospects, from anywhere. For businesses built on relationships, such as real estate, lending, insurance or auto sales, the relationships individuals have with their sphere of influence, which can include past clients, partners, even neighbors and friends, are their most valuable assets. Reach150 provides a seamless way for these professionals to capture evidence of their industry excellence and create custom content to build and promote their personal brand. With Reach150's simple and systematic solution, each testimonial, photo, or update is easily found via search engines, and promoted across social networks and online advertisements to the appropriate target audience, bringing conversations and meaningful moments that typically occur offline, online. Validating and growing an individual's brand online results in more referrals and ultimately, more closed business. Reach150 Mobile will provide the company's thousands of clients more opportunity to showcase their expertise on the go, as business professionals spend much of their days out of a traditional office environment. Unique updates, which include photos with their own caption and headline, can easily be created in minutes through the Reach150 mobile app. Once created, these updates can be distributed across multiple channels of communication, including a business professional's profile page and website, their social networks and perhaps most compelling, as online ads visible on the Internet's most popular web sites. "People choose service providers for two reasons-- they believe you are good at what you do, and they like you." said Dan Hodges, founder of Reach150. "With the addition of our new mobile app, we are able to help our clients capture and share their personal brand through customized content, when and where they want. Extending our service, from the ability to easily collect client testimonials, with the power to create unique messages that showcase a client's excellence and likability, and easily share those messages with the people that matter most, are crucial elements to securing new business." Highlighting a happy client, closing a big deal, participating in community events, or providing news or information of value are all ways of sharing evidence of expertise and personal values that prospects can identify with. These aspects of an individual's personality can help potential clients connect with and select a given provider. The ability to easily capture and share these experiences in the moment makes establishing or strengthening a relationship far more authentic and impactful. "We began working with Reach150 three years ago and our agents have seen incredible results from the service," said Christine Dwiggins, Vice President of Marketing & Events for the NextHome and Realty World Northern CA & NV franchises. "Trust and reputation are two key decision making factors for clients, and collecting and sharing testimonials from past clients and industry partners have helped strengthen our agent's online reputations. Utilizing the re-targeting capabilities of their ad network in addition to collecting the testimonials, makes Reach150 an excellent solution for referral management and exposure. The new mobile app is launching at an ideal time, as user generated content and mobile marketing is necessary for businesses to be successful. This capability provides an easy-to-use tool for our agents to create unique content and share it across multiple distribution channels." The Reach150 mobile app will be available for general release later this month. For more information about Reach150 mobile go to www.Reach150/mobile. Come see a demo of Reach150 mobile at the National Association of Realtors Expo San Diego, booth #2946. For more information on Reach150 or to sign up, visit www.reach150.com. About Reach150 Reach150 is the leader in referral management, providing relationship businesses with a systematic and simple way to generate more referrals and close more business. Ninety-two percent of individuals trust referrals from people they know and are six times more likely to do business with them. Reach150 helps people grow their business by proactively building their online reputation, promoting proof of their excellent service, and nurturing their most important relationships. Learn more about Reach150 at www.reach150.com.
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New Joint Venture Connects Real Estate Boards via Mobile Search Tool
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Kentwood Real Estate Wins Award for Best App
We're proud to announce that last night during the Luxury Real Estate Conference in Seattle, Washington Kentwood Real Estate won a Who's Who in Real Estate award for Best Mobile App! Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate is a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world with more than 130,000 professionals marketing properties in over 70 countries. Members of this elite group sell more than $190 billion of real estate annually. This is a big victory for Kentwood as the competition was great and further defines Kentwood as a leader in technology. Kentwood is known for its legacy of being "Colorado's Premier Real Estate Company" through its dedication to providing the highest level of service, the latest technologies available in the market, and unparalleled marketing strategies. Their award-winning app supports these initiatives by offering a streamlined experience for customers on-the-go. Our app, which is also available through 25 of our network members worldwide, was the first in the real estate realm to release augmented reality search. Additionally, it offers proximity search on the go so users can view properties near their current location, and perimeter search that allows for the creation of custom boundaries within our map view. Since its release in 2013, we've made numerous enhancements to continue providing the best experience. The app syncs to a user's account so data saved is accessible on their app as well as the brokerage website, and can be branded to a specific agent so users can easily communicate with their preferred Realtor. Our apps receive data updates directly from the MLS in real time, have fast load times for property photos, even HD images in slow connections, and have 99% stability thanks to the close monitoring of our QA team. Kentwood was also nominated for Best Print Marketing, Best Website and Most Innovative Marketing Technique from Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, and Kentwood broker, Mor Zucker was nominated for Best Overall Marketing Package and Most Innovative Marketing Technique. Alongside Kentwood were fellow member nominations for McEnearney Associates, Inc. for Best Website and Houlihan Lawrence for Best Mobile App. Join us in extending a congratulations to Kentwood and all other Enterprise Network nominees! To view the original article, visit the Enterprise Network blog.
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Realtor.com® Launches New iOS9 "Express" Home Search App
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RPR Mobile™ is Now Optimized for iPad and Android Tablets
If you believe in the phrase, "Show, don't tell," then you will love the latest update from Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®). RPR Mobile™ is now optimized for iPad and Android tablets. The new refactored design makes it a snap to show clients the complete story to any U.S. property. The lightweight, always-on nature of Tablets matched with the power and depth of the RPR Mobile app create a winning combination for REALTORS®. The newly optimized version of RPR Mobile delivers a reworked home screen that includes a larger map, wrapped with local market trends and sales activity. It's easy to imagine engaging your clients with the maps, even pressing into recently listed or sold properties when they want to know more. Another cool feature of the enhanced Map view is the ability to view properties in list view, —which makes sorting a breeze. A simple swipe to the left on any property shows buttons to add a note, create a report, call the listing agent, and save the property for quick access later. By simply pressing on a property, the full property record will appear, highlighting owner info, tax, mortgage, historical and distressed data, and school information. Then easily send any of this information in a client-friendly report, branded with your photo, logo and contact information. Getting Started Now for the important part: To get the app, visit the App Store or Google Play Store on your device. Search RPR Mobile. Install it. If you have any questions with creating your account, start here. To view the original post, visit the RPR blog.
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HomeSpotter Combines Messaging and Home Search in Groundbreaking Release
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Adwerx Launches Mobile App Advertising Product For Real Estate Industry
  DURHAM, N.C., July 22, 2015 -- Adwerx, the leading provider of localized digital advertising for over 20,000 real estate agents, today announced the release of a new advertising product that places agent advertisements within mobile apps. The new mobile advertisements will run in the Facebook Mobile NewsFeed and other popular mobile apps, which now account for more than 50% of Internet usage in the United States. Like the website-focused product that Adwerx launched in 2013, the mobile focused product will be limited to only 5 agents per zip code. The product is expected to sell out quickly in popular zip codes, as there are over 15,000 agents currently on waiting lists. Today mobile is critical, with nearly 80% of Internet users owning a smartphone and using the device to search the Internet. And 92% of homebuyers are starting their search online. Consumers are also "multi-screening," going from mobile device to desktop. The new Adwerx product provides a way for real estate agents to reach local consumers who are "in the market" for real estate across multiple devices and screens. This enables them to brand themselves in all of the contexts that a homebuyer or seller might encounter. Major components of Adwerx for mobile include: Standard animated ads for mobile apps, with three distinct frames to showcase agent information Facebook mobile newsfeed branding ads Access to costly targeted mobile advertising inventory Device optimization for Android and Apple iOS devices Consistent desktop and mobile ad designs "Humans now spend more time on mobile than desktop," said Jed Carlson, chief executive officer of Adwerx. "We are really excited to lead agents into the mobile age of marketing with this simple, affordable, and powerful product." Real estate agents can purchase Adwerx mobile advertising campaigns for as little as $99 a month. Annual campaigns cost 20% less. Many firms have negotiated discounts with Adwerx, including CENTURY 21, Crye-Leike, REAL Estate Services®, Fonville Morisey Realty, The Keyes Company, Long & Foster Companies, NextHome, Inc., RE/MAX®, Shorewest REALTORS™, Terrie O'Connor Realtors and more. About Adwerx One of the fastest growing companies in real estate technology, Adwerx provides brilliantly simple digital advertising to over 20,000 real estate customers across all 50 states. Adwerx is comprised of a team of savvy marketers, experienced software developers, and advertising veterans who are bound together by the simple belief that online marketing should work for everyone. For more information, visit www.adwerx.com.
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Listingbook Delivers a "Better than Zillow" Platform to 500,000 Agents
Greensboro, N.C. – July 8, 2015 – After four years and a six millions dollar investment in its commitment to deliver the best search experience that an agent can provide their clients, Listingbook has recently deployed its new platform in the San Diego MLS market. The addition of San Diego County's MLS Sandicor marks the 35th deployment of the new Listingbook system, covering over 500,000 real estate agents nationally. Listingbook was designed for real estate agents to give consumers the most up-to-date and comprehensive search experience allowing them to "search like an agent", while enabling the agent to view the consumers search activity and easily collaborate with them. The new Listingbook platform enhances the consumer experience with an array of new features that help buyers and sellers make more informed decisions. "This is not window dressing," says Randall Kaplan, CEO of Listingbook, the real estate industry's proven lead nurturing and client servicing platform. "Yes, we significantly improved the Listingbook experience for agents and consumers, and through iteration and innovation we've embedded many powerful new features to keep Listingbook at the forefront of search, unlike anything one can get on public search sites, like Zillow or realtor.com," he added. Kaplan notes the new Listingbook brings dozens of new features and innovations, including a new robust agent-branded mobile app, allowing clients to connect and collaborate with their agents no matter where they are, new embedded social share features, as well as a breadth of data sources that provide detailed local Community Information, School Information, Points of Interest and Public Records, such as property tax data. "By adding richer and deeper information, agents can give consumers the most powerful, up-to-date and complete search by connecting clients to the best data available, which comes directly from the MLS," Kaplan explains. "Agents and their clients will tell you it's better than Zillow," he added. The robust search capabilities of Listingbook allow consumers to search by City, County, Zip, School Zones, Neighborhoods, Subdivisions and more. New advanced features allow consumers to "draw" a search area on a map, plotting all the homes listed for sale within the boundaries drawn. Just like an agent, buyers can search multiple areas, or create more custom searches, selecting from the most comprehensive list of advance search options. "Public search portals dumb-down their searches to serve the lowest common denominator," explains Kaplan. "We serve the serious agent, active producers who work with smart consumers who want to search like an agent," he added. The new Listingbook allows consumers to augment search results to include Map Overlays of area boundaries, school information and local data, such as Points of Interest. Its new Front Page has been enhanced to show a "Local Market Conditions Analyzer," keeping consumers updated in real time about what is happening in their area. Listingbook also has made significant improvements for agents, adding new social and mobile features, striving to maintain its reputation among its top agent users as consistently their most prized marketing tool. "Listingbook is my 'go to' system when I get a new client," said San Diego REALTOR® Bobbi Rogers with Realty Executives Advantage. "I let them in on inside information that they can use directly from the search engine that is normally only for Realtors. They have their fingers on the market and they like that. My sold clients continue to use it even after they move. It lets them keep an eye on the market and know that they got a good deal. Also, if they want to check out other areas, they do not have to have me change the searches for them since they have the ability to do that for themselves," Rogers adds. Other innovations for agents in the new Listingbook include a social share and mass import features, which make it easier than ever for agents to share their Listingbook web and mobile apps and mass import their contacts into Listingbook; a Home Services Tab, allowing agents to add preferred local service providers and where clients can find local discounts and deals; improved automated seller reports, expanded custom flyer options and an enhanced online Help Center and Video Training. About Listingbook Listingbook LLC is the real estate industry's proven lead nurturing and client servicing platform that allows consumers to "search like an agent." Over 180,000 real estate agents have a Listingbook account. Because buyers and sellers register for Listingbook, their agent gives them access to the most current, accurate and complete data, directly from the MLS. Listingbook also provides consumers additional data resources, including community, school and public records information. Agents can instantly collaborate online with their clients and view their clients' search activities. For more information about Listingbook, based in Greensboro, NC, call 336-722-3456, go to www.Listingbook.com or Facebook.
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Arizona’s ARMLS® Will Provide Subscribers With Homesnap’s Agent-only Mobile App
Bethesda, Md. — May 5, 2015 — ARMLS®, which supports 32,000 subscribers in the Phoenix metropolitan area, has signed up with Homesnap Pro. ARMLS® joins many multiple listing services (MLSs) across the country, including 8 of the top 20, who have partnered with Homesnap since its Pro app was made available last July. Homesnap Pro is a powerful mobile solution for MLSs who want an app that can provide real-time data to their agents on the go. Its user-friendly interface replicates the user experience that agents expect from the mobile apps they use every day. New features like the Homesnap Pro Safety Timer and the "How Am I Connected" graph, which tells agents how they are connected through past transactions to any other agent in their MLS, make Homesnap Pro an even more compelling mobile platform for agents. When an MLS signs up with Homesnap, every member receives a free agent-branded app to share with his or her clients. "We are thrilled that ARMLS®, one of the five largest MLSs in the country, has chosen to provide Homesnap Pro to its subscribers. ARMLS®'s choice cements Homesnap's position as the leading mobile app in the industry. We look forward to getting ARMLS®'s agents on board and using the app," said Homesnap CEO and co-founder Guy Wolcott. Homesnap Pro provides an unprecedented amount of real-time information to agents on the go, giving them the flexibility to research homes, interact with each other, and collaborate with clients from their mobile devices. With Homesnap Pro, agents and consumers can use the same platform to seamlessly share real estate information and communicate with each other in the same place they search. Some of the features of Homesnap Pro include: Real-time access to agent-only MLS information, including confidential listing information, showing instructions and commission splits Every agent receives his or her own branded version of Homesnap to share with clients and contacts; they are the only agent their contacts will ever see in the app Information about any home (whether or not for sale), such as value, last sale date and price, listing history, "bird's eye" lot boundaries, similar active listings, recent sales comps, and local schools One-tap messaging with clients and other agents Customized email marketing to clients and contacts Rapid Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) generation right from the smartphone Complete details on every agent in the area, including a portfolio of recent sales and an analysis of sales history (price reduction, days on market, etc.) In-app integration with showing scheduling platforms Agent Safety Timer and one-tap Distress Alert to keep agents safe at showings "How Am I Connected?" networking feature, which uncovers relationships between agents based on prior transactions Using Homesnap Pro, information is only a snap away. In addition to searching by map, address, or home criteria, real estate professionals can also take a picture of a house and the app automatically pulls information from the MLS, public records and other sources. To learn more about Homesnap Pro, please visit homesnap.com/pro. To learn more about Homesnap's MLS offering, please visit homesnap.com/mls. ABOUT HOMESNAP Homesnap Pro gives agents the ability to access real-time MLS information from their mobile phones and tablets. It also lets agents connect with and collaborate with each other and their clients. It is the professional version of the popular consumer app Homesnap, which lets users "snap any home to find out about it". Millions of consumers use Homesnap to explore homes and search listings. It is powered by a specialized homes database that combines MLS data, property tax records, census data, geographic boundaries and more. ABOUT ARMLS® ARMLS® serves 32,000 broker and agent subscribers in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Known as the definitive source of real estate data in their service area, ARMLS aims to provide the industry benchmark of quality data and service for subscribers.
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Zillow Group Brands Win Four Webby Awards
SEATTLE, April 28, 2015 -- Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on mobile and Web, today announced that Zillow® and StreetEasy® received four 2015 Webby Awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), including three fan-voted People's Voice awards. Zillow won two awards for best real estate website, for both the judge-voted Webby and the fan-voted People's Voice award. Zillow also took home the People's Voice award for its iPad® app, under the Services and Utilities category. StreetEasy is New York City's leading local real estate marketplace on mobile and Web. StreetEasy Mobile won the People's Voice for best use of GPS location technology. "Zillow Group's consumer brands are focused on creating products that empower people in every stage of the home lifecycle, from buying and renting to financing and renovating," said Amy Bohutinsky, chief marketing officer at Zillow Group. "We are thrilled and honored to see our Zillow and StreetEasy brands recognized for these awards – particularly the People's Voice awards voted on by our users." Zillow Group's consumer brands Zillow, Trulia®, StreetEasy and HotPads®, have collectively won a total of 17 Webby Awards since 2008. About The Webby Awards Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). About Zillow Group Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) houses a portfolio of the largest real estate and home-related brands on the Web and mobile. The company's brands focus on all stages of the home lifecycle: renting, buying, selling, financing and home improvement. Zillow Group is committed to empowering consumers with unparalleled data, inspiration and knowledge around homes, and connecting them with the right local professionals to help. The Zillow Group portfolio of consumer brands includes real estate and rental marketplaces Zillow®, Trulia®, StreetEasy® and HotPads®. In addition, Zillow Group works with tens of thousands of real estate agents, lenders and rental professionals, helping maximize business opportunities and connect to millions of consumers. The company operates a number of business brands for real estate, rental and mortgage professionals, including Postlets®, Mortech®, Diverse Solutions®, Market Leader® and Retsly™. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
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Cut the Clutter: Unlock Your Potential With RPR Mobile™
Staying ahead of the (technology) curve is one of the keys to being a power agent. And, with mobile tech being widely accepted these days, finding the right app that will actually simplify your life and help build your business is proving to be increasingly challenging. Enter Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®). With the recent launch of RPR Mobile™, agents are able to cut through the clutter of mobile technology with an app that was designed specifically for them—all at no cost to NAR members. Different than most real estate mobile applications, RPR Mobile was built by the REALTOR®, for the REALTOR®. RPR is their back-office tool that allows the agent to have the tools necessary to educate consumers directly—on the spot when property questions arise. Along with being able to pull property data on the fly, REALTORS® are able to work RPR into practically every part of your business while on the go. Sean Moore, a REALTOR® in Columbia, MO, explained that he uses many different lead generation services to help identify prospects. "We all know you have to respond to leads quickly. With RPR Mobile, I can easily generate and send the RVM® (Realtor Valuation Model®) via a branded, thorough, analytical report," explains Moore. "The worst email you can send is one stating, 'I'll get back to you.' Moore said that he would pull over to the side of the road, fire off a report in a minute, and check it off the to-do list. RPR Mobile gives the power to be able to stay on top of these opportunities, back to the agent. After all, opportunities are like windows, they can open and close before you even know one is open, and be gone in with a blink of an eye. Kevin Tomlinson, a REALTOR® in Miami Beach, FL, appreciates the efficiency of RPR Mobile. No longer does he have to wait and go back to the office to answer clients' questions or even look up a property. With RPR Mobile, Tomlinson has access to all the data and reporting he needs right from his phone, wherever he is. Nicole Nicolay, REALTOR® from Pleasanton, CA says that she uses RPR Mobile to immediately start communicating with prospective buyers. "RPR Mobile is one of my go-to resources when I'm meeting people at open houses. It gives me a way to easily collect someone's info when talking to them and then email them or text them a report from the app. RPR gives me a tool and resource to help educate my clients. I can showcase my knowledge of the area, and back it up with a great tool and resource; I don't have to sell myself." ­ What's your story? Have you started using RPR Mobile in your real estate business? If so, share how you're using the app. To view the original post, visit the RPR blog.
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Homesnap Introduces “How Am I Connected?” Feature
Bethesda, Md. – March 4, 2015 — Homesnap has just launched a new feature in its agent-only app that lets real estate agents know exactly how they are connected to other agents, revealing for the first time the vast network of relationships that are created in the real estate profession. Homesnap Pro's "How Am I Connected?" feature uncovers over 2.2 billion transactional relationships, creating an unprecedented social and professional graph which agents can now access. "More than any other industry, real estate is about relationships," said Guy Wolcott, CEO and Co-Founder of Homesnap. "These countless relationships reside in MLS databases, but they have never been surfaced and organized in a way that is easily accessible to agents. Our 'How Am I Connected?' feature does just that, giving agents valuable relationship information right from their phones." Homesnap automatically records a connection between the participating agents in a closed transaction. For any agent in the MLS, users may then see: 1) if they have done a deal together before; 2) if someone in their office is connected with that agent; 3) if they are connected to someone in that agent's office; or 4) if they are both connected to a mutual agent. "How Am I Connected?" provides all of these options to make it as easy as possible for agents to see how they are connected. "Other real estate apps focus exclusively on listings. We designed Homesnap to focus on people too, knowing that people and relationships are at the heart of real estate transactions," added Wolcott. "Much like LinkedIn, we expect this feature to make agents' existing connections visible and valuable as they conduct business." "How Am I Connected?" is an exclusive agent-only feature that is available in MLS markets that offer Homesnap Pro. Currently, 7 of the top 20 largest MLSs have partnered with Homesnap. To learn more, please visit homesnap.com/pro. ABOUT HOMESNAP PRO Homesnap Pro gives agents the ability to access real-time MLS information from their mobile phones and tablets. It also lets agents connect with and collaborate with each other and their clients within the same app. It is the professional version of the popular consumer app Homesnap, which lets users "snap any home to find out all about it". Millions of consumers use Homesnap to explore homes and search listings. It is powered by a specialized homes database that combines MLS data, property tax records, census data, geographic boundaries and more. Homesnap Pro is available to agents once their MLS has partnered with Homesnap to provide the app to its members. Currently, 7 of the top 20 largest MLSs have partnered with Homesnap, in addition to numerous small and medium-sized MLSs. Homesnap Pro is free to any MLS for the first 12 months. Some of the features of Homesnap Pro include: Real-time access to agent-only MLS information, including confidential listing information, showing instructions and commission splits Information about any home (whether or not for sale), such as value, last sale date and price, listing history, "bird's eye" lot boundaries, similar active listings, recent sales comps, and local schools One-tap messaging with clients and other agents Customized email marketing to clients and contacts Rapid Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) generation right from the smartphone Complete details on every agent in the area, including a portfolio of recent sales and an analysis of sales history (price reduction, days on market, etc.) In-app integration with showing scheduling platforms Agent Safety Timer and one-tap Distress Alert to keep agents safe at showings "How Am I Connected?" to other agents To learn more about Homesnap Pro, please visit homesnap.com/pro. To learn more about Homesnap's MLS offering, please visit homesnap.com/mls.
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RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Launches NestBuilder.com App, Now Available for iOS and Android Operating Systems
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 19, 2015 -- RealBiz Media Group, Inc. today announced a new program that allows real estate agents to take advantage of a growing trend in the real estate industry. According to Inman.com, mobile devices are set to surpass desktop computers as consumers' preferred search method of accessing real estate sites, and many agents are struggling to get in on the trend. To solve this problem, RealBiz has announced a new platform that integrates the NestBuilder Mobile app, along with the ezflix app. Agents can now participate in a program that allows them to invite clients to use the NestBuilder mobile app. When clients become users - they will be able to associate their account with an agent, making that agent the only point of contact for all homes on the NestBuilder app. This enables agents to retain their clients while customizing the app to their own personal preference - essentially turning NestBuilder Mobile into their very own affordable application. As a client retention tool, the app will ensure that participating agents will no longer lose their clients to the growth of mobile search. With many agent's personal websites being non-responsive on mobile devices, the NestBuilder Mobile program allows agents to subscribe to a cost-effective mobile retention tool. In addition, agents who participate in the NestBuilder Mobile program will also receive access to the ezflix app. Ezflix allows agents to take photos of their own listings and replace them with video - giving the consumer the ultimate home shopping experience from their mobile phone or tablet. Ezflix also allows agents the opportunity to produce introduction videos, community videos that highlight the local area, and syndication to all major MLS feeds and portals. This app will provide the ability to have access to all the NestBuilder listing in video format. It will work with the recently launched ezflix app to create more personalized home listings and it will do this all for a fraction of the cost of agent building their own website. "The NestBuilder Mobile program is going to finally level the playing field for agents," said Bill Kerby, CEO of RealBiz Media. "As more consumers turn towards their mobile devices to search for real estate, agents can rest assured that their clients will turn to them when it comes time to buy or sell their property." For more information, please visit http://www.nestbuilder.com or http://www.realbizmedia.com. About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base reaches more than 350,000 real estate agents and brokers. The company provides a series of products including a consumer portal at http://www.nestbuilder.com, an agent-only platform known as Nestbuilder Agent, an agent social media and marketing solution known as ReachFactor, a growing MVA network, virtual tours and mobile apps. The company enjoys access to many of the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts.
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RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Premier Mobile App, Ezflix, now available in iOS App Store
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 4, 2015 -- RealBiz Media Group, Inc. today announced its unique mobile platform for real estate agents and brokers, Ezflix, is now available for iOS devices through the App Store. Ezflix allows agents to create their own video content to display with listings for clients. The Ezflix platform auto-generates video for over one million listings and makes those available for agents to view and share through social media channels, over text and via email with their prospective clients and customers. The auto-generated videos are HD capable and come with a natural human voice over appended. The system also allows agents to create local content which can be shared to help elevate their digital brand. Agents with upgraded access to Ezflix have the ability to significantly enhance their listings with live video, updated photography and audio enhancements, such as personal voice overs. These advanced features allow the agent to tell his or her story about the home and neighborhood. Ezflix is a powerful tool that agents can use to set their clients' properties apart,while giving consumers unique, local information about the area of interest. The upgraded access also provides auto-generated support collateral and a number of other marketing tools, including syndication to large real estate portals, which helps promote the agent and his or her listings. Brokerage firms can also take advantage of the Ezflix app through the Broker Solution which unlocks all the Ezflix features for their agents. Additionally, it gives the broker more branding opportunities within listings and creates content players for the office. All of these benefits are supplemented by a significant organic SEO boost for the office through Ezflix's stream of rich media content that becomes a part of the broker's URL, allowing for significantly enhanced domain authority over time. Enterprise clients have much the same opportunity to leverage the power of the Ezflix platform with their agents and brokers by empowering them to not only enhance their listing inventory, and therefore sell more properties, but to employ their professional work force to create valuable local content and "crowd source" content from the community either in the form of video or still photos. Ezflix will integrate with other RealBiz platforms to allow agents to earn points for their marketing actions, enhance their customized personal client ecosystem and build customer loyalty. According to a recent survey, 90 percent of home buyers and sellers would use an agent again, yet the majority does not remember their agent's name when it comes time to buy or sell their home. The company's Home and Away Club platform addresses this by creating a customer loyalty and retention solution. The company has several pending contracts for the Ezflix app that were subject to the iOS release and now anticipates thousands of agents will begin utilizing the app this quarter. The Ezflix app can be downloaded in the App Store for iOS devices or in the Google Play Store for Android devices. For more information on Ezflix, visit http://www.realbizmedia.com. About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base reaches more than 350,000 real estate agents and brokers. The company provides a series of products including a consumer portal at http://www.nestbuilder.com, an agent-only platform known as NestBuilder Agent, an agent social media and marketing solution known as ReachFactor, a growing MVA network, virtual tours and mobile apps. The company enjoys access to many of the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts.
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WebsiteBox Introduces Mobile Notifications and QR Code Apps for Real Estate Professionals
  Toronto–(Dec. 29, 2014) – WebsiteBox, a technology company that provides real estate professionals with complete websites for a one-time $99 fee, today announced the availability of two new apps: an app that allows users to receive instant text-message alerts every time their website generates a new lead, and another app that allows users to create and track unlimited Quick Response (QR) codes. The Mobile Notifications app instantly notifies WebsiteBox users by cellphone whenever their websites generate a new sales lead. The app works with all mobile carriers and devices. "The Notifications app reach agents by cellphone wherever they happen to be, allowing them to respond to leads more quickly," said WebsiteBox CEO Peyman Aleagha. "We know that the faster an agent responds to a lead, the more likely a sale will result." The QR Code app helps WebsiteBox users drive traffic to their websites and listings by generating QR codes for print-marketing pieces like business cards, flyers, post cards, lawn signs and letterhead. "Real estate is one of the few industries benefitting from QR codes because interested buyers are motivated to scan them and find out about properties as quickly as they can," Aleagha said. "With this app, Realtors can create unique QR codes and track them to see where leads are coming from." Automatically integrated with WebsiteBox websites, the Mobile Notification and QR Code apps can be purchased, for $99 each, from the WebsiteBox App Store: http://www.websitebox.com/realtors/apps-extras.php. About WebsiteBox WebsiteBox offers do-it-all real-estate websites for a one-time $99 fee – the lowest price in the market. More information is available at the WebsiteBox website, and by contacting Marketing Manager Chad Bhalla at [email protected], or (866) 857-1657 x1113.
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Agent Gets Big Referral Fee from His Own App: Learn How He Did It!
  We had the opportunity to speak with Mike Jurecka from DFW Fine Properties in Southlake, Texas and learned the power of mobile in helping him continue to develop lasting client relationships and referals: "I had a client who sent my app to his co-worker. The co-worker found the house he was interested in via the app and called me about it. Since the house was outside of my area, I was able to place him with another agent and collect a referral fee." We also asked Mike how he has made his Smarter Agent mobile app work for him and his clients: "When face to face, it's important to show them how to download and use the app. Real estate is a contact sport, a relationship business. If you show one person how to use it properly, they can then share the app with their family and friends, allowing you to tap into their sphere of influence. Part of the learning here is that personal relationships are still important so it's necessary to give clients an app to complement those relationships, not to use exclusively." Congrats Mike on your mobile app's success! To view the original post, visit the Smarter Agent blog.
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Real Estate Software Developers Realty Commander Releases Most Comprehensive Real Estate IOS App
Ann Arbor, Mich--Independent software developer Elk Software released Realty Commander Mobile, the most feature heavy real estate productivity application for all iPhone and iPad devices. The free app can help both agents and brokers run their real estate business from the palm of their hand. The Realty Commander app is built from the ground up to increase productivity and help close more homes. Like its parent software for desktops, the Realty Commander app was built with input from real estate industry professionals across the U.S. to ensure the app included features top agents wanted or needed to run their business. "Our main goal with the Realty Commander app was to create software agents can use to improve their day-to-day business operations and that's what it accomplishes," said Realty Commander's Director of Technology Vincent R. Tinch II. "We can get a real estate business to go both paperless and mobile in one painless motion." Features in the Realty Commander mobile app that include transaction, email, contact and property management, esignatures, guest access, task lists and the ability for teams to collaborate on files and properties. The sleek design allows for easy navigation and the software will never be bogged down by ads. Realty Commander is a team of real estate industry vets and digital technology experts based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They have been developing and supporting transaction management software since 2008. The desktop version of Realty Commander has over $4.5 billion in transaction dollars managed, and has constantly pushing the envelope in digital real estate technology. "Our software is very unique, we are always updating and tweaking to make sure agents using our system are getting the best product on the market," said Randy Tobbe, Realty Commander's Senior Sales Executive "We combine a CRM, transaction, communication, signatures and task management systems in one package. We really want to change what people expect out of a real estate software." If you would like more information on the app or an interview with our development or executive teams please contact Jon Shihadeh by phone or email at 734- 956-8904 or [email protected]
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School Information at Your Fingertips with RPR Mobile™
  If you have clients with children, you know that oftentimes a school district can be the single most important aspect in the search for the perfect home. Parents are willing to sacrifice that pool, remodeled kitchen, or an extra bedroom in order to buy a house that feeds to a desired school. With RPR mobile™, REALTORS® can search, research and contact schools right from their phone—while out with clients. From the home screen of RPR mobile™, press the search icon. From there, select "Advanced Search" and then "Schools." You can now search for schools located within 5 miles of your current location, by city/state, or by school or district name. You can even narrow down your results by selecting which type of school to search for: Elementary, Middle or High schools. Want to get closer? Simply zoom in on the map. Prefer the results to be in a list? Just press on "List" located at the top of the screen. Once you find the school you're looking for, press it to see more details, including the school rating, address, phone number and more. You can even search for properties within that school's attendance zone right from this page! And contacting the school is easy...simply press the phone number to call the school, or press the directions button to bring up your GPS and instantly get directions. The best part? This information is included on an RPR Property Report, which can also be created on RPR mobile™. Finding, researching and reporting on schools and their attendance zones has never been easier while you're on the go. So what are you waiting for? Download RPR mobile™ today. To view the original post, visit the RPR blog.
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RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Releases EzFlix Agent Mobile App in Google Play Store
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 24, 2014 -- EzFlix™, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of RealBiz Media Group, Inc. announced today that its EzFlix mobile app for real estate agents has been set up in the Google Play Store. RealBiz is targeting the launch of both the Android and iOS versions of the app by the end of the month. RealBiz has been beta testing their new EzFlix app for the past 45 days with a group of select real estate agents. "This period of beta testing has been essential to optimize our app's performance and to ensure the delivery of the quality we expect from our complete suite of products," said Bill Kerby, CEO of RealBiz Media Group. Launching today, all agents in the United States will be able to download EzFlix from the Google Play Store, with the beta launch of the iOS version coming out by December 1. "We've been able to get feedback from professionals in the field to make tweaks and improvements that will be pivotal in providing an application that we believe every agent will be able to use - whether it's to provide a video for every listing they have or to use casually to make community videos for potential buyers," said Steve Marques, CRO of RealBiz Media Group. EzFlix was first presented at the National Association of Realtors Conference in New Orleans on November 7, 2014, where it caused a stir among real estate professionals. Never before has anyone launched an app that can sync with the MLS to create videos out of listing photos – making EzFlix the perfect app for the on-the-go agent who is looking to create a differentiator in a competitive field. During the conference, RealBiz also announced two separate deals, with Harmon Media Group and Properties Online, Inc., that would instantly make that app available to their 85,000 agents. Over the past two years, RealBiz has been striving to launch a suite of specialty video-based products designed to allow agents to promote themselves and expand their sphere of business influence in the community. "The launch of EzFlix is a key turning point for RealBiz as we believe it will mark the beginning of significant agent onboarding. EzFlix integrates with all of RealBiz's products as well as a host of real estate service companies giving agents access to one of the most comprehensive real estate ecosystem from their mobile device," stated Mr. Kerby. About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base reaches more than 350,000 real estate agents and brokers. The company provides a series of products including a consumer portal at http://www.nestbuilder.com, an agent-only platform known as Nestbuilder Agent, an agent social media and marketing solution known as ReachFactor, a growing MVA network, virtual tours and mobile apps. The company enjoys access to many of the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts.
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RPR Releases Updates to Web and Mobile Versions
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HomeKeepr Unveils Mobile Referral Engine for Agents
LYNDHURST, NJ – November 21, 2014 – Responding to overwhelming demand for a mobile solution, HomeKeepr has introduced HomeKeepr for Agents; the best way to drive referrals on the go. HomeKeepr for Agents lets users get started with just a simple download and a few clicks. Its simple user interface makes it easy for agents to manage their HomeKeepr profile as well as upload their favorite service providers straight from their contacts. From there it's a breeze to invite clients directly from an agent's phone contact list. "We are very excited to announce the release of the HomeKeepr for Agents mobile app for both iOS and Android," HomeKeepr CEO and Co-Founder Rob Morelli said. "This release truly makes HomeKeepr a fully mobile solution for agents who just don't have the time to sit down at a desk in front of a computer. This is the first of several product enhancements that help agents stay in touch with and remain valuable to their clients long after they've sold them a home." The app can be found on the App Store and on Google Play. HomeKeepr helps real estate agents maintain a valuable and memorable presence in their clients' lives, by leveraging an agent's status as a "trusted local expert" into a valuable asset. HomeKeepr helps Real Estate Agents to create their own personal "Angie's List" of home service providers to distribute to clients in a fully branded mobile environment. HomeKeepr also offers tools that help agents to stay "top of mind" and remain valuable, leading to an increase in repeat and referral business. Get it today. For additional information, go to http://homekeepr.com.
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RealBiz Media Group Announces Joint Marketing and Operating Agreement with Properties Online and ezFlix
Fort Lauderdale FL, November 4, 2014 -- RealBiz Media Group today announced a three way joint marketing and operating agreement. RealBiz Media, their sister company, ezFlix, LLC, and Properties Online, Inc. have agreed to integrate multiple facets of their respective companies with each other to create superior solutions for their respective clients. As part of the agreement, RealBiz Media will be using their high output video creation engine to power listing videos created from MLS data. These video assets will be incorporated into over 150,000 of Properties Online's single property websites. "We're very pleased with the addition of listing videos to our existing product line," said Amanda Cornelius, President of Properties Online. "The fact that they're created and updated automatically makes it a seamless addition to our feature set." Along with providing auto generated listing videos from MLS data, Properties Online will incorporate the ezFlix mobile app into their service offering to clients and prospects, thereby allowing their customers the ability to update, add and edit their listing websites with highly relevant listing, community and market video content. "Our goal is provide our clients with the latest tools available that can help them succeed," said Amanda. "By incorporating the ezFlix app into our service offering, we'll be empowering our clients to tell their stories and the stories of their listings in a compelling and relevant way." Lastly, as NestBuilder.com, the world's largest real estate video portal, is part of the RealBiz Media system, all of Properties Online's clients will have the ability to syndicate their listing and newly created content videos to that video portal which now has approximately over 100,000 visitors per month and growing. "This entire relationship is a win-win-win-win proposition," said Steve Marques, CRO for RealBiz Media. "We win by expanding our reach to Properties Online's customer base. Properties Online wins by adding listing videos, video creation, video enhancement and content creation to their feature set for their customers. Agents win by being able to tell their story and the story of their listings. Finally, consumers win by getting content they're looking for when deciding on a home. I'd call that a big win for everyone!" Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company with proprietary scalable video processing technology that makes it the leader in online video marketing services for real estate. Its client base includes more than 350,000 real estate agents and brokers. The company provides a series of products including a consumer portal http://www.NestBuilder.com, an agent-only video marketing platform known as NestBuilder Agent, a social media marketing service called ReachFactor, a television video on demand network, a growing MVA network, Virtual Tours and Mobile Apps. The company enjoys access to the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendor and national contracts. About Properties Online, Inc. Founded in 2001, Properties Online is dedicated to helping real estate professionals grow their businesses by offering innovative and invaluable technology tools. The company's web-based software products include ListingDomains.com, ListingsUnlimited.com, RealEstateSites.com, Virtuets.com, PressRE.com, and AreaTour.com, and are used by more than 100,000 real estate professionals nationwide.
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ezFlix Mobile App Announces Beta Release
Weston, FL, November 06, 2014-- Today, ezFlix LLC announced its long awaited beta launch of their mobile application, ezFlix. This mobile application allows real estate agents to access their listings on a mobile device and add live video, still photos, custom voice overs and empowers them to share those updates with their own contacts, social media outlets and high profile consumer real estate listing portals. This collaborative system will allow real estate agents and their assistants to set themselves and their listings apart by allowing them to insert relevant local content directly into their listing video presentation. "This tool empowers the local agent to tell their story and the story of each listing in a way that's relevant to the consumer and to the community," said Steve Marques, CRO for RBM. The initial beta will start Friday, November 7th as a controlled launch with multiple layers of the real estate community consisting of high profile brokers and their agents along with senior corporate managers, MLS executives and industry data suppliers invited to use the application and provide critical feedback to the development team. "This controlled beta launch provides us with invaluable feedback and allows us to quickly cycle the development enhancements we need to open the application up to everyone in the industry which we expect to do within 10 or so business days from this beta launch," said Dan Skoglund, General Manager for the program. "We're very excited so far with the interest we've received from major MLS organizations, data providers, industry partners and real estate franchises," said Steve Marques, CRO of RBM. "We have some immediate joint ventures on the table with multiple industry partners that will make the app a valuable tool to over 35,000 agents in a matter of weeks. This is a really exciting time for us." Real Biz Media Group plans to open up the beta registration queue this Friday, November 7th on their website at http://www.ezflixapp.com.
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