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Homesnap Launches "Who's Viewed My Listings and Profile" Feature
Agents asked for it, so Homesnap listened. We're excited to announce our latest feature, Who's Viewed My Listings & Profile! Who's Viewed allows you to see how many consumers have viewed your listings in the last 90 days, as well as how many agents have viewed your profile and listings in the last 90 days. If you have Homesnap Pro+, the premium version of our free app, you can also see who those agents are. We recently surveyed agents and discovered this was a highly sought-after feature, and it's easy to see why. This new functionality makes it even easier for agents to get feedback from buyers' agents, prove their value to sellers by sharing viewership stats, expand their networks and get a better understanding of their digital presence. See How It Works As a Homesnap Pro member, you can: See how many consumers have viewed your listings in the past 90 days (including a weekly change report so you can see how your stats have changed) See the count, as well as the city and state, of all agents who have viewed your listings and profile in the past 90 days (including a weekly change report so you can see how your stats have changed) Toggle on and off private mode to protect your privacy when viewing other agents' profiles and listings (similar to LinkedIn) When you upgrade to Homesnap Pro+, you can: See the specific agents who have viewed your listings and profile in the past 90 days Sort by agent productivity Send messages to agents who have viewed your profile and listings in one tap Making the Most of Who's Viewed There are many ways to take advantage of Who's Viewed to help grow your business. Here are a few examples: Connect with interested buyers: Knowing who's viewed your profile and listings is important for lead generation, as you can directly message buyers' agents and begin building connections as soon as you see someone is interested in your listing. Report back to your sellers: You can tell your clients exactly how many agents and consumers have viewed their listing in the past 90 days. This reinforces that you're marketing their listing well and getting it more visibility, which will impress your sellers. Monitor your growing business: Who's Viewed can also help you understand how your digital presence is changing over time, as weekly reports on how your profile and listing views have changed give valuable feedback. This is one of many Homesnap Pro features that help agents forge more connections in the real estate industry, joining: Your listing, your lead — we never sell ad space on your listings, so you're the person who people will contact for more listing information In-app messaging, so you can maintain client relationships without leaving the Homesnap app Homesnap Pro Ads, a digital marketing solution to help agents like you expand their networks and generate new leads How Am I Connected, so you can see mutual connections and learn more about each one via Homesnap Pro To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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CRMLS Launches MLS-Touch Realist Integration to 98,000+ Users
CHINO HILLS, Calif., Oct. 21, 2019 -- California Regional MLS and Prospects Software recently announced a new set of major enhancements that are now available in the MLS-Touch mobile app, a member benefit to CRMLS users. Enhancements include Matrix listing edit capabilities and access to Realist property and tax data from CoreLogic. With MLS-Touch, CRMLS users can now edit Price, Public Remarks, and Private Remarks for their listings on the go. They can also access important public records data associated with listings, such as ownership and occupancy, assessed land and building values, and property tax. This rollout follows a number of other MLS-Touch enhancements released in recent months to CRMLS users, including synchronization of contacts and favorites between MLS-Touch and Matrix platform and Client Portal. Carts and saved searches now synchronize between MLS-Touch and Matrix as well. These integrations create a seamless ecosystem between desktop and mobile MLS, keeping real estate professionals connected to their listing, tax, and client data from wherever they are, and making it easy and efficient to collaborate with clients during the home buying process. "MLS-Touch is popular with our users. I know they're going to appreciate these useful updates. The app provides a true mobile extension to all the critical data that they rely on. Adding tax and assessment data to the mobile experience will help our users look like the real estate experts they are, wherever they are," said CRMLS CEO Art Carter. "Since we launched the client data integrations earlier this year, we've had tremendous positive feedback from our MLS-Touch users," said Prospects CEO Charles Drouin. "We're very excited to have the newest features now available in CRMLS, bringing further benefits and efficiencies to real estate professionals." About California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS) California Regional MLS is the nation's largest and most recognized subscriber-based MLS, dedicated to servicing 98,000 real estate professionals from 34 Associations, 3 Boards of REALTORS® and 1 MLS. CRMLS is the industry powerhouse and thrives on providing the most relevant products and services to its subscribers. For more information on CRMLS visit www.crmls.org. About Prospects Software Prospects Software provides two of the most critical tools that real estate professionals rely on every day beyond their primary MLS - mobile MLS and CRM. MLS-Touch, also known as Prospects Mobile in Canada, keeps agents connected to listings, leads and contacts from anywhere, on any device. Prospects CRM gives agents a powerful tool to organize contacts and manage customer relationships. Prospects apps are intelligent, easy-to-use, and fully integrated with each other and with the CoreLogic Matrix multiple listing platform. For more information, visit www.prospects.com.
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OJO Labs Expands Its Suite of Leading Technology Products with Acquisition of Real Estate Software Platform RealSavvy
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BoomTown Announces New Consumer-Facing Mobile App for Clients
App will empower clients to deliver an engaging buyers journey to consumers by extending the best-in-class desktop and mobile responsive experience to the app. CHARLESTON, S.C., August 13, 2019 — BoomTown, the leading sales and marketing platform for real estate professionals, is excited to announce a consumer-facing mobile app, to help clients provide a best-in-class mobile search experience for their prospects and clients, and empower them to better serve them in the home-buying process. The news continues the momentum of several recently announced innovations from BoomTown including Success Assurance, Real Contact lead qualification, and Marketing Central self-serve advertising. The app, currently in development, will offer an unparalleled search experience that the company is already known for, optimized for the best mobile experience. With technology that encourages consumer engagement and spurs action, the app will offer insights on user behavior to help agents provide even more value to their customers. "Numerous studies have shown, and internet giants like Amazon have proven, that time on site is the most valuable metric in judging buyer behavior, so we're very excited to build the app on our existing addictive search experience that we've spent over a decade optimizing," said Grier Allen, CEO & President of BoomTown. "Not only will this app allow our clients to offer an incredible search experience to their clients, but it will also encourage prospects to take action and engage with agents on their mobile device, with the help of push notifications, further empowering agents to communicate effectively throughout the buying journey." About BoomTown BoomTown exists to make real estate agents successful. 40k+ of the industry's top professionals, and 40% of the Real Trends Top 250 teams, trust BoomTown to grow their real estate business with easy-to-use technology that creates opportunities and turns them into closings. Capabilities include a customizable real estate website integrated with local MLS data, client success management, a cutting-edge CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system with custom marketing automation, personalized advertising and lead generation services, and a mobile app for agents on the go. BoomTown's service offerings extend far beyond technology with coaching services from peers who have catapulted their growth with the system, lead qualification services to contact, qualify, and nurture leads, and dedicated advisors to offer personalized support at every step from onboarding and training to optimizing your business and planning for strategic growth. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Charleston, SC, BoomTown has additional offices in Atlanta, GA, San Diego, CA, and San Francisco, CA. For more about BoomTown visit boomtownroi.com.
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Homesnap Now Available to Over 1 Million Agents
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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
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Virtual Properties Releases iPad Listing Presentation App
January 22, 2019 Madison, WI – Virtual Properties a leading real estate broker and agent software provider serving 7000 agents and brokers, announced today that they have launched their updated iPad Listing Presentation app. The Virtual Properties Listing Presentation application is the first of its kind to run natively on an iPad, combining a live MLS data powered CMA with Public Record data to blend a best of breed CMA tool with listing presentation materials, a dynamic Net Sheet, interactive pricing screens, integrated document and report management. Madison, WI based First Weber was the first enterprise brokerage to deploy the application to over 1500 agents under their brand name for the app, Main Street Pro. First Weber agent, Charlie Wills is a 15-year real estate sales associate who produces around 110 transactions per year. To date, Wills has used the new Main Street Pro application 80 times and closed 65 listing presentations. "It used to take me hours to prepare a listing presentation for a client and another two hours to present it to the customer. With the new Main Street Pro app, the whole process from creation to customer signature is about 45 minutes," says Wills. Wills credits the product with delivering the best application for having a pricing discussion with sellers. Specifically, it allows him to pull up live data that shows how pricing over the market will not only take the home longer to sell, but the home will typically sell below market when it eventually does trade. "The app allows me to explain and chart some pretty complicated economic realities with my clients in real time. I can show them what is happening using MLS data with comparable homes, time on market, list to sell ratios, along with my performance on my listings. Time and time again, I am able to work with my sellers to price right and sell above market in fewer days." Wills tracks his performance and holds a 98.96% list to sell ratio in a market where the average agent holds a 95% list to sell ratio. Wills indicates that the work that Virtual Properties has done to develop an application that produces beautiful interactive presentations on top of live data blows away competitors with basic CMAs or worse yet, MLS print outs. "Listing presentations are conversational," says Wills, "and now I can dynamically show buyers and sellers the data in real time that answers their questions with extreme accuracy and reliability." Virtual Properties' co-founder Jim Zellmer believes that this is the first listing presentation application for real estate that blends MLS data and public record data into a mobile app with live data. "With listing presentations, you need to start with the public record data and build the pricing strategy looking at active, pending, and sold records from the MLS. We make that happen with live data on an iPad, a powerful and very easy to use mobile presentation device. Our app creates beautiful, active presentations, including flying into an address on a map, animated charts, sound and video and one tap property comparisons, with adjustments. Agents can quickly share a concise summary, personalized video, PDF reports and a netsheet via social, messaging, airdrop and email. The CMA and saved searches are automatically available in CRM. Listing agreements and offers are just a tap away. View Sample Video About Virtual Properties Virtual Properties® is a leading developer of enterprise cloud applications for real estate brokers, teams and agents. Our platform generates, captures, maintains, and converts customers on desktop and mobile devices. Key applications include real estate websites, native mobile apps, CRM, CMA, Virtual Tours, auto-fill documents, and broker intranets.
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HomeSpotter Acquires Open House Innovator Spacio
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Realtor.com Launches Texting Option to Connect Homebuyers and Agents Quickly
New mobile text messaging feature uses personalized outreach to connect consumers to a real estate professional SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 11, 2018 -- Realtor.com®, the Home of Home Search, today announced a new text messaging feature that helps facilitate a real-time connection between home shoppers and real estate professionals - the first feature of its kind among digital real estate companies. Consumers can now use SMS to indicate their interest in a property to a realtor.com® representative, who will then match and connect them to a real estate professional on the phone. "We believe that real estate professionals play a vital role in the home buyer's journey, and with 78 percent of realtor.com® users searching for homes on a mobile device, sending a text message to connect with a professional is a simple, effective extension of the consumer's existing mobile shopping experience," said Chung Meng Cheong, chief product officer at realtor.com®. "Our new text message feature helps facilitate a more natural and rapid connection between prospective home buyers and real estate professionals , which will expedite the consumer's home buying journey." To access realtor.com®'s mobile texting feature, simply tap the "Text" button on a listing page to begin interacting with realtor.com®. A realtor.com® representative will schedule a time to chat on the phone to learn about the consumer's needs and connect them with a real estate professional that best meets their needs. Realtor.com®'s mobile text message feature is available on mobile web and the realtor.com® iOS app, and will be expanding to the company's Android app in the coming weeks. About realtor.com® Realtor.com®, The Home of Home Search, offers an extensive inventory of for-sale and rental listings, and access to information, tools and professional expertise that help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers by making 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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Delta Media Group Announces Open House Connector
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Homesnap Introduces Homesnap Pro+ Tool to Help Agents with Google My Business Profiles
BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 30, 2018 -- Homesnap, the market-leading national home search platform that provides real-time MLS data to consumers and a mobile productivity tool for agents, today announced the release of Homesnap Pro+, a tool that helps real estate agents set up and manage their Google My Business Profile, a task that has often been challenging for agents. Homesnap Pro+ helps agents set up their Google My Business Profile and manage their profile in real time, thanks to Homesnap's access to up-to-date MLS information. Homesnap Pro+ creates, launches, and optimizes all aspects of a real estate agent's business profile on Google, including the following: Google My Business Profile: Homesnap will assist agents in setting up their Google My Business Profile and will automatically load it with their photos, listings, contact information and more. Generate and Manage Reviews: Homesnap will assist agents in soliciting reviews from current and past clients, alert agents when they receive a new review, and send agents regular performance reports. Automatic Posts & Updates: Homesnap will help agents turn all of their new listings and recent sales into posts and will also publish insightful market commentary on their behalf. "78% of real estate searches begin with a search engine, and a robust Google My Business Profile helps agents build trust and credibility with prospects. Yet nearly 90% of agents don't have a Google My Business Profile," said John Mazur, CEO of Homesnap. "Because Homesnap can help agents set up their Google My Business Profiles on Google, we can continue our mission of making them more successful in how they attract and serve clients." In 2019 and beyond, Homesnap Pro+ will continue to roll out features and tools that help agents provide better client service and connect with prospects in real, tangible ways. For more information, visit www.homesnap.com/pro/plus. About Homesnap With easy-to-use mobile technology fueled by unmatched, real-time data intelligence, Homesnap is changing the way real estate agents connect with consumers and serve their clients. The industry-endorsed Homesnap platform leverages real-time data from 170 MLSs to empower millions of consumers each month with a superior home search experience, while providing over 75% of U.S. agents with access to powerful mobile tools that automate their work and accelerate their success. With the Homesnap mobile app, the highest rated consumer home search application; Homesnap Pro, the industry-standard mobile business platform for agents; and the Homesnap national home search portal, a joint venture with the industry-backed Broker Public Portal, the integrated Homesnap platform is transforming the industry by bringing real-time to real estate. More information can be found at www.homesnap.com.
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Powerful Map Enhancements Come to the RPR App
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Homesnap Pro Introduces Listing Docs
You asked, and we listened: In select MLSs, you can now view associated listing documents in Homesnap Pro! We'll be gradually rolling this feature out to more MLSs in the coming months. Now, agents can see documents like lead-based paint disclosures, property disclosures, tax documents, sign-off forms, renovation documentation, health permits, service records all within the Homesnap Pro website and app. Here's how you can download listing docs from the Homesnap Pro app: 1. In eligible MLSs, scroll down any listing to the "Confidential Data" tab Here, you'll see a subsection called "Confidential Documents": 2. Open docs in your PDF viewer 3. Download individual docs from your PDF viewer (or download multiple docs at once) 4. Share documents on mobile apps or via Homesnap Messages With listing docs at your fingertips, you really can trust Homesnap Pro to be your MLS on-the-go. We hope you love this new feature! To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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New: Matterport 3D Home Tours on Homesnap
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Remine Launches Mobile MLS Platform
Over 750,000 agents have access to the fastest growing real estate platform FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 25, 2018 -- Remine Mobile launched today to more than 750,000 agents across the largest 35 MLS markets and is now available on Apple and Android devices. Remine Mobile, an extension of the robust core application, serves as an on-the-go tool to view new opportunities, provides contact information on more than 300 million consumers, and allows for unlimited chat with other agents. David Charron, formerly Chief Strategy Officer at Bright MLS and currently CEO of MRIS Investors, Inc., said, "Remine is the fastest growing MLS platform in history. They're obsessed with driving new value to the industry, which is why they caught on like wild fire." The Remine MLS 2.0 platform will be showcased at the 2018 Council of MLS event in Orlando, Florida from Sept 26th to 28th. Click here to learn more about Remine Mobile. To learn more about Remine's MLS offering, please visit www.remine.com/mls/index.html. "We believe in data portability such as our Saved Search API which ushers in a new era of transparency and portability across all vendors and platforms. Gone are the days of closed systems and stifling vendor relationships," says Jonathan Spinetto, COO of Remine. "Having our mobile platform now launched plays an integral part of our MLS solution." About Remine Remine, the fastest growing MLS platform in history, is a real estate Property Intelligence Platform® for agents that is delivered exclusively through the MLS. The platform analyzes property records, transactional history, and consumer data to deliver actionable insights to agents through an intuitive map-based user interface. Remine is available to every agent in over 35 MLSs totaling nearly 750,000 members. For more information, visit www.remine.com.
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Homesnap Launches Search by Commute Time
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Homesnap Delivers 1 Million Free Leads for Agents
Broker Public Portal partner uses app, website to drive consumers to agents ROCKVILLE, MD, July 10, 2018 -- Homesnap, the industry-endorsed national home search platform, today announced that it has sent over one million free leads to listing and buyers' agents. These leads are shared by Homesnap to help real estate agents build their brand and connect with potential clients. Homesnap is the public-facing brand and the technology powering the Broker Public Portal, the national home search platform launched by brokers and MLSs to provide an industry-friendly alternative for home searchers. When consumers click on listings they see on Homesnap, they are sent directly to the listing agent for that home, rather than to an agent who has paid to advertise on that listing. More than 145 MLSs across the country representing over 875,000 real estate agents share their listings on Homesnap, giving the platform a nationwide footprint. Homesnap also shares free leads from inquiries on properties that are not for sale. "Five years ago, a small group of brokers and MLS executives got together and created the Fair Display guidelines for public facing websites. The core belief was two-fold: listing agents shouldn't have to pay referral fees for leads generated by their own listings, and the buying public shouldn't be steered away from the listing agent and towards an agent whose only knowledge of the property was that it was in a zip code they had purchased," said Jon Coile, CEO of Champion Realty in Maryland. "With the Broker Public Portal, the vision of fair access to the MLS listing inventor for the public, and free leads to agents, has become a reality a million times over. This is an excellent example of brokers, Realtors and the MLS working together in partnership to deliver a better solution to the buying public while remaining fair to everyone," Coile added. Homesnap President and Co-founder Steve Barnes explains, "The philosophy of the Broker Public Portal with Homesnap is to provide consumers with accurate, real-time data straight from the MLS, and to connect potential buyers with the agents representing the homes they are interested in. Our best-in-market technology, combined with our adherence to Fair Display Guidelines, sets us apart from our competitors and gives agents and consumers a platform that they can use together to find the right home. Hitting a million leads demonstrates the significant positive impact that Homesnap has had on the industry." Homesnap is available to agents and consumers on the web and on iOS and Android mobile devices, including Apple Watch and Apple TV. Homesnap provides agents with a mobile productivity app, Homesnap Pro, which enables them to access their confidential MLS data and serve clients wherever they are. Homesnap also offers premium software and automated marketing products for agents that allows them to create, run and optimize their advertising on Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Waze. More than 200,000 ad campaigns have been run by agents on these platforms using Homesnap since 2016. About Homesnap With easy-to-use mobile technology fueled by unmatched, real-time data intelligence, Homesnap is changing the way real estate agents connect with consumers and serve their clients. The industry-endorsed Homesnap platform leverages real-time data from 145 MLSs to empower millions of consumers each month with a superior home search experience, while providing over 75% of U.S. agents with access to powerful mobile tools that automate their work and accelerate their success. With the Homesnap mobile app, the highest rated consumer home search application; Homesnap Pro, the industry-standard mobile business platform for agents; and the Homesnap national home search portal, a joint venture with the industry-backed Broker Public Portal, the integrated Homesnap platform is transforming the industry by bringing real-time to real estate. More information can be found at www.homesnap.com  and www.homesnap.com/bpp. About Broker Public Portal Broker Public Portal, LLC is a collaborative effort owned and operated by real estate brokerages and MLSs to deliver with Homesnap a better home search experience defined by simplicity, integrity and common sense. Homesnap provides the same comprehensive, real-time data directly from the MLS used by real professionals, the people who sell homes, not ads. Broker Public Portal with Homesnap follows industry-defined Fair Display Guidelines; there are no display ads from other agents or brokers on one’s listings, and all inquiries are sent to the listing agent or broker for free. More information can be found at www.brokerpublicportal.com and www.homesnap.com/bpp.
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New kvCORE Open House App Maximizes New Business Opportunities from Open Houses
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Augmented Reality App Curate by Sotheby's International Realty Now Available on Apple iOS
MADISON, N.J., May 22, 2018 -- Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Curate by Sotheby's International Realty(SM), the first real estate-branded augmented reality (AR) app, is now available on Apple iOS-enabled devices, iPhone and iPad. Curate by Sotheby's International Realty allows consumers to visualize a home as their own before purchase by taking virtually staged images from a flat, 2-D screen into the house itself through the power of AR. "The launch of Curate by Sotheby's International Realty has generated excitement throughout our global network and we are proud to see our sales associates adopting this technology and using it as we intended," said John Passerini, global vice president of interactive marketing, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "There are nearly one billion active iOS devices worldwide. Making the app available on this platform was a high-priority for us, increasing the reach we have to our core audience. We look forward to continuing enhancements on Curate by Sotheby's International Realty to better empower our sales associates and potential homebuyers." The app, originally built with ARCore, Google's AR Software platform, was launched in the Google Play Store earlier this year. In addition to expanding to iOS, the Sotheby's International Realty® brand has also partnered with luxury furniture and accessories marketplace Viyet to launch shoppable AR scenes within the app. The partnership with Viyet, a subsidiary of the Sotheby's auction house, will be ongoing with new, custom-created scenes added regularly to reflect the marketplace's current inventory. To download Curate by Sotheby's International Realty from the App Store, click here. Curate by Sotheby's International Realty is powered by roOomy, the leading virtual staging technology platform specializing in 3D modeling and rendering, AR, and virtual reality (VR) content creation and application development. To learn more about the app, click here. The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has nearly 22,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 950 offices in 70 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.
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Sotheby's International Realty Launches Virtual Staging Augmented Reality App: One of the First Experiences Built with Google's ARCore
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Delaware Association of REALTORS Now Offering zipLogix Digital Ink and zipForm Mobile as Member Benefits
New agreement with zipLogix™ enables association members to manage transactions remotely and sign documents securely FRASER, Mich., Sept. 20, 2017 -- The nearly 4,000 members of the Delaware Association of REALTORS® (DAR) have access to zipLogix Digital Ink® and zipForm® Mobile as member benefits, thanks to a recent agreement with zipLogix™, creators of zipForm®. DAR is now providing zipLogix™'s secure digital signing and mobile solutions to its members as an extension of the national member benefit program, which offers the robust zipForm® Plus forms engine, zipTMS™ transaction management system and zipVault® document storage. "Since NAR provides zipForm® Plus, zipTMS™ and zipVault® as a benefit suite to our members, it made total sense for us to provide zipLogix Digital Ink® and zipForm® Mobile to enhance that benefit and give them the complete package," said Anne Rendle, DAR chief executive officer. "This way, our members will recognize the value of their membership and have the additional tools they need to be highly productive." With zipForm® Mobile, DAR members have the flexibility to stay connected to clients and manage every step of the transaction process from their Apple® or Android™ mobile devices. zipLogix Digital Ink® provides them with a secure platform for sending and signing contracts online, and offers a Cybersecurity Protection option for validating the identities of every signer involved in a transaction. "Due to a number of wire fraud incidents that have occurred recently, there's been a growing level of concern for the safety of personal information being shared online," said zipLogix™ Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson. "With our complete suite of secure transaction management technology as a member benefit, DAR members now have the power to protect their clients, transactions and reputation." To discuss the industry-leading technology solutions provided by zipLogix™, please contact the zipLogix™ team at (866) 627-4729. For more information, visit www.ziplogix.com. Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix™, creators of zipForm®, 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 700,000 real estate professionals across the country.
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MLSListings Inc. and Prospects Software Join Forces to Bring MLS-Touch App to Northern California Real Estate Professionals
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New Comps Analysis Feature on RPR Mobile (and Other Notable Enhancements)
RPR's monthly product update includes exciting news for RPR Mobile users. Anytime, anywhere functionality has been expanded to include comps analyses on your phone or tablet. We've also made several visual enhancements to the Platform's charts as well as refinements to the new home energy consumption data display. New to RPR Mobile™ RPR Mobile now includes the ability to create a comp analysis from the Property Details page. Here are a few details about the simple, four-step process. From the Property Details page: Confirm the subject property facts Search for comps Select up to six comparable properties Edit the price and price range prior to sending a Seller's Report to your clients Note: Look for added functionality to this feature in the near future. Home Energy Consumption Data Display A Home Energy Score will not appear on properties that lack sufficient information to produce a reliable score. Instead, messaging will appear explaining the lack of information on the home has prevented Tendril from calculating or generating a credible estimate and energy score. Also, refined text will provide a better explanation of what an energy score represents. New to the RPR Website Add Custom Home Facts This newly added functional allows users to add their own custom home facts. Items added to the RPR Property Details page will also be added to RPR Property Reports, Comp Analyses and Seller's Reports. Charts Refresh Visual enhancements have been made to several RPR charts, including Sales and Financing in Refined Value, Walkability in Neighborhoods, Commercial's Best Retail Business, and the new Educational Levels of Population on Neighborhood Details. Home Energy Consumption Data Display A Home Energy Score will not appear on properties that lack sufficient information to produce a reliable score. Instead, messaging will appear explaining the lack of information on the home has prevented Tendril from calculating or generating a credible estimate and energy score. Also, refined text will provide a better explanation of what an energy score represents. Password Display Refinement RPR added a new feature which allows users to show/hide the text on all password fields. The text visibility option helps eliminate user frustration when entering or creating new complex passwords. Neighborhood Boundaries Over 25 metropolitan areas have been enhanced with additional coverage. Metros with significant focus include but are not limited to: Columbus, OH Atlanta, GA Columbus, GA Chicago, IL Augusta, GA Residential Boundaries More than 20,000 new residential areas have been added. Metros with significant focus include but are not limited to: Los Angeles, CA Miami, FL Washington, DC Philadelphia, PA Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Boston, MA New York, NY Houston, TX Fargo, ND Atlanta, GA Raleigh-Durham, NC Tampa – St. Petersburg, FL To view the original post, visit the RPR blog.
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MileIQ Is Now Included with Office 365 Business Premium
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Instanet Solutions Releases New TransactionDesk App
Austin, TX – June 19th, 2017 – Instanet Solutions has officially released the new TransactionDesk App for iOS devices. The new TransactionDesk App is free to all current TransactionDesk users. The new TD App enables users to manage all of their listing, sales and lease transactions from their phones or tablets. With the TD App you can keep in touch and communicate with clients, share documents, create and fill in forms, prepare and send documents for eSigning and send documents for remote approval to ensure transactions are completed and finished on time, every time. All of the same functionality currently available in the browser based TransactionDesk service is available in the App. Users can access the Authentisign®, Instanet Forms®, DocBox®, Instanet Fax® and Broker Dashboard services currently available in the browser based TransactionDesk service all from within the TD App. The TD App is available at no cost to existing users and can be downloaded on the Apple App store. Additional functionality includes to documents and contacts directly from iOS devices making the creation and maintenance of transactions faster and easier. Also included are iOS notifications alerting users to transaction activity and status updates. The App is complete with customizable Agent and Brokerage Dashboards enabling users to setup and configure their App to display the information and functionality they use most. More information regarding the new TransactionDesk App can be found here. "We are very excited to announce the release of the new TransactionDesk App. This release marks a significant milestone for Instanet Solutions as we continue to march forward providing best in class technologies to our more than 550K end users. Instanet recently sunset the old version of TransactionDesk after a 2 year transition period enabling us to release more new technologies such as the release of the TransactionDesk App. With usage of all of our services setting new records each month we look for further growth now that all of our users are all on the new TransactionDesk platform." said Martin Scrocchi, CEO of Instanet Solutions. "We want to thank our loyal user base for their input and guidance helping us in our endeavors and look forward to announcing new releases and technologies in the coming weeks." About Instanet Solutions Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 550,000+ licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products – Authentisign®, TransactionDesk®, InstanetForms®, DocBox® and InstanetFax®. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1991. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com.
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RESAAS Launches Mobile App and Enterprise Single Sign-On Integration for RE/MAX
VANCOUVER, BC--(May 02, 2017) - RESAAS Services Inc., a cloud-based social business platform for the real estate services industry, is pleased to announce the launch of a native mobile app for iPhone devices, combined with a new integration with the identity provider used by RE/MAX. Technology integration with the RE/MAX Single Sign-On (SSO) provider, Okta, provides a secure, efficient and seamless experience for RE/MAX agents to access RESAAS. Using their @remax.net email address, agents are able to log in to the RESAAS Platform with one click, without the need for additional passwords and credentials. "Over the years we've constantly heard that agents love RESAAS' ease of use, simplicity and user-friendly design, so enabling a one-click entry mechanism for RE/MAX agents is a supremely valuable enhancement," said Tom Rossiter, President and CEO of RESAAS. "The timing of this addition, to coincide with a dedicated mobile-app for RE/MAX agents, has already brought increased usage, engagement and referrals to the RE/MAX network." In addition, a native mobile application for iOS and Android has been developed for global RE/MAX agents to access the Global Referral Exchange and Global Training from a mobile device. Within the app, agents can: Sign in with SSO Browse the exclusive RE/MAX activity feed Post and share listings Send, receive and track referrals Search for, and communicate with, other RE/MAX agents across the globe View and download sales and marketing materials from within Global Training The iOS version of the app launched in March 2017 at the RE/MAX R4 Convention in Las Vegas. It can be downloaded for free from the App Store. About RESAAS Services Inc. RESAAS is a cloud-based social business platform built for the real estate services industry. RESAAS brings proprietary real-time technology into the business of real estate and transforms how real estate listing data flows between real estate agents, brokers, associations and MLSs. Visit www.resaas.com. About the RE/MAX Network RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 110,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 100 countries and territories. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX when measured by residential transaction sides. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, LLC, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX). With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $157 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities. For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com.
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RPR Releases 2017 REALTOR® Mobile Usage Report
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RPR Login Page Gets a New Look and Functionality, Plus More Enhancements
  RPR is rolling into the spring season with a host of refreshing new options, including a redesigned login page, and more user-friendly features such as open house and agent contact information. See the changes in action at narrpr.com. Website Enhancements A new look for your RPR login page RPR's new login page is a breath of fresh air for users who want to toggle between the platform's residential and commercial modes. The site's new functionality will also remember your last login and redirect you to the suitable commercial or residential mode based on your previous visit. We've also added a suite of industry-related tips and tools that show REALTORS® how to apply RPR's data and reports to every facet of their real estate businesses. Learn more about your RPR member benefit and the unique ways it can build your business. Listing agent contact information expanded in Property Details Listing agents will appreciate the newly expanded contact information section found on the Summary tab of the Property Details page. The data matches all numbers available through the MLS roster. Additional data fields added to Open house section Your RPR Property Details page now includes start and end times for open houses in your local marketplace. NAR real estate statistics join Economic Area Reports GADs and Association staffers who run RPR Economic Area Reports now have the option to include matching NAR's Congressional District Reports, doubling the persuasive power of these briefs. App Enhancements Enhanced open house functionality RPR's app now displays up to eight upcoming open houses for a subject property. Simply select Show more times for a preview. Then, be sure to use the new Add to Calendar feature to automatically add the open house to your Google or Outlook calendars, invite clients or other REALTORS® to the event, and even set a reminder. Data fields for this feature include the property address, open house date and time, and a link to the property within RPR (which can be used to send clients an RPR Property Report). Users will also notice new icons for open houses and recently leased properties on RPR maps. Listing agent contact information expanded in Property Details RPR now matches the MLS roster for listing agent and office contact information. Searching by price range expanded This user-requested update narrows price range search results with a price slider. The new functionality introduces increments of $250,000 when searching the $1 million to $3 million range. Street search improved in Commercial Searching by street on RPR Commercial now displays all properties matching the street name and location on a map. Previously, the app displayed a radius boundary, which limited the number of results. To view the original post, visit the RPR blog.
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It’s springtime and leads are in the air!
  Are you ready for the spring house hunting season? Don't miss out on any more springtime leads by putting your brokerage in the app stores! If you don't have a real estate app in Google Play and the App Store already, now is the time to get one. As mobile home-search traffic picks up this spring, you want to be as accessible to clients as possible. Last week alone, 260,000 people carried out home searches using Smarter Agent apps for brokers and teams. In that same week, over 15,000 leads were generated for these brokers – all because they were positioned in app stores. Both our company app plans – Office and Power – come with: Client search access to all listings via IDX, not just your listings The ability to set up lead routing options Built-in app distribution and marketing methods The option to set up customized agent apps linked to your company app Multiple search filters and ways for your clients to refine search results Contact us today to learn more by emailing gomobile[at]smarteragent.com! To view the original post, visit the Smarter Agent blog.
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LeadingRE Estate Companies of the World Names Spacio Preferred Business Solution
CHICAGO – (2/23/17) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has selected Spacio as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, a collection of select business tools offered to its global real estate community of more than 550 real estate firms. Spacio is an intelligent visitor registration solution that helps agents maximize open house lead generation opportunities by automating lead capture and follow-up. Spacio is the first company to apply data analytics to open houses, giving brokerages real-time visibility over company-wide open house activities, agent and office productivity, and foot traffic to makes more effective sales, marketing, and training decisions. "Spacio's strategic approach to helping sales associates capture meaningful data from open houses with a modern, easy-to-use interface creates a very compelling tool for our members," comments Robin LaSure, vice president of corporate marketing for LeadingRE. "The fact that it also reinforces the brokerage's brand while providing valuable analytics for managers makes it especially powerful." Spacio Co-founder and CEO Melissa Kwan notes that the relationship with LeadingRE presents an opportunity to work with highly progressive firms. "LeadingRE represents some of the best, most forward thinking brokerages in the world; we have great respect for their dedication to continuously bring best-of-class solutions and best practices to their network. We are proud to be part of LeadingRE's Solutions Group, and look forward to elevating the open house experience for all their members." To learn more about Spacio, visit https://spac.io. About Spacio Spacio is an intelligent visitor registration solution that helps agents maximize open house lead generation opportunities by automating lead capture and follow-up. Spacio is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, with an office in New York. For more information, please visit: http://spac.io. About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is a selective global community of the highest quality independent real estate companies, with over 550 companies and 128,000 sales associates in over 60 countries. The network generates 1.2 million transactions annually. LeadingRE exists to make its members better by connecting them to opportunities and people around the globe, supporting them with an international referral network, professional development programs, unique events and connections to people and opportunities worldwide.
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Traffic count data arrives in RPR Commercial and mobile
  Now, RPR offers the industry's most current traffic measurement product to its website and app users with 24-hour average daily traffic counts for highways and roads throughout the United States. Available in both the commercial and residential modes of your RPR app, the tool displays estimated current and historical data based on average daily and average weekday traffic counts. Simply go to any RPR map on your phone or tablet and click the Traffic Counts icon. Then, select a street-level pin to reveal the data. For Commercial practitioners who prefer to access traffic counts through the RPR website, first, search for a property, then choose Bigger Map and click on the Traffic Counts icon from the options provided. The display of various traffic volume levels may be adjusted, for instance if you want to see data only for locations above or below a threshold. To view the original post, visit the RPR blog.
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Why January is the best time to power a new real estate app
  With the large upswing expected in home search activity at the start of the year, now is the time to sign up for your own company app. Join the likes of Keller Williams, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, and Sotheby's International Realty by powering an app with us. Smarter Agent Mobile customers on average report a 30% increase in their mobile app usage in January as people get ready for a springtime move. It's the best time to power an app with us and get ready for the rest of 2017! Even in the middle of winter, Smarter Agent Mobile powered apps are the most widely used in the real estate industry. Your app will be placed in the iTunes and Google Play stores, where clients can download it right to their mobile devices, search properties and contact you directly. Here are some of the features of our Office and Power app plans: Apps in the stores complete with your company or team branding The option to include agent apps with all leads going to your individual agents Free training after you sign up for the app to help you make the most of it Unique distribution tools to allow clients to download and share your app Clients can search all listings via IDX not just your listings, with leads coming straight back to you! Go mobile with us this month and gear up to make even more money for your brokerage by the time January is over! Today, 90% of homebuyers and sellers use real estate apps during the homebuying process. Having your own app is no longer a luxury, it's a necessity. Start 2017 off right and contact one of our mobile experts today to launch your own app today. To view the original post, visit the Smarter Agent blog.
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Brokers, make 2017 your best year ever with a locally branded app in Google Play and iTunes!
  Get the power of Apple and Google behind you next year by placing your brokerage right in their app stores. Not only does this demonstrate that your brand is one to be reckoned with but it tells clients that their listings will be easily accessible to anyone with a smartphone. Our real estate apps are used by leading brokerages across North America to build their brand and engage with clients effectively on mobile. The Office and Power app plans have been developed specifically for top brokers like you that need to be where clients are searching for homes – in their app stores and on their mobile devices. And as a special real estate holiday gift, if you launch an app with us in December we'll waive all payments till February! As a bonus feature, our app plans also include the option to include individual apps for each agent under your brokerage. Never miss out on the potential for long-term agent retention again! With the Office and Power apps, you can link your agents and team members and give them their own personalized apps under your brand to generate additional sales! Both app plans come with: All listings via IDX not just your listings Multiple refine and result views Various 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 and customization options To take on the new year with your own app, contact us today! You can also register for our weekly informational sessions for brokers right here. To view the original article, visit the Smarter Agent blog.
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Hanna Commercial Launches New Auction App
Cleveland, OH (December 5th, 2016) – With an eye towards the future, Hanna Commercial has launched an auction app, making it easier for remote bidders to track and participate in auctions. Since 90% of mobile time is spent in apps, according to a recent Yahoo! article, Hanna Commercial wanted to tap into that market, while also making the bidding process simpler for those who cannot be there in-person. The new auction app is like an "eBay" for real estate, allowing participation by those who might be on vacation, located internationally, or handling an emergency that prevents them from attending an auction. Previously, those who could not attend a live auction would send a proxy or bid via phone. This made the process difficult, but now participants can simply download the app and conveniently participate in the auction remotely. "We are very excited to introduce our new mobile bidding app. While we specialize in live open outcry auctions, this new app gives us the ability to enhance the size of our pool of bidders for any given auction," said Michael E. Berland, Principal & Managing Director. "Now bidders will be notified and be able to view our upcoming auctions, review property information, and once approved, bid remotely from their phone or other device." Gordon J. Greene, Principal & Managing Director, is excited about the convenience of the app for new and existing clients alike. "Most of our real estate bidders like to be at the actual live auction with other bidders. They believe it is an advantage to be able to see who they are bidding against. But when you can't be in two places at one time, the convenience of the Chartwell Auctions Cell Phone Bidding App allows them to place their bids while they are (1) out of town on vacation; (2) in a conference meeting at their office; (3) at a wedding of a family member; or (4) any other situation that might conflict with the time and place of the auction. It turns out that Einstein may have been wrong. You can be in two places at the same time." In addition to facilitating participation in live auctions, the app lists current auctions, and those who sign up for an auction will get updates and reminders through the application. The app streamlines the process for participants, making it easier than ever to participate in a Hanna Commercial auction. Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in America, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. The family-owned and operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property management. With 270 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC and MD, our more than 9,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, please visit: www.howardhanna.com.
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Placester Introduces Placester Mobile -- a CRM for Real Estate Professionals on the Go
BOSTON, MA--(Nov 16, 2016) - Placester, an all-in-one CRM platform featuring integrated digital marketing and sales tools that fundamentally change how real estate works, today announced the release of Placester Mobile. Placester Mobile unlocks the ability to build, grow and manage a real estate business from your iPhone by placing tasks, up-to-the-minute insights, and communication with prospects and clients into a single app. "Real estate professionals need to constantly think about closing deals, securing more leads and staying in touch with their clients. Being tied to an office often gets in the way of being successful," said Matt Barba, CEO, Placester. "Placester constantly thinks of the working professional's day-to-day life, and is committed to delivering solutions that seamlessly enable them to do business in the field. Placester Mobile is a huge step forward, designed as an easy-to-use CRM for real estate professionals on the go." Placester Mobile is broken down into three easy to use, connected, feature sets: Leads - Contacts are everything in real estate, and converting those contacts is about understanding who they are and what they want. Placester Mobile manages all contact information for leads, so it's easy to connect with customers in the app. The app also sends push notifications for new leads who fill out a form or create an account on a user's website, enabling agents to follow up faster. Tasks - Managing dozens of leads in different stages can be challenging. Placester Mobile helps track to-dos and create follow-up notes, tasks, or reminders on the go. Tasks can be assigned to mobile contacts, so agents and brokers know exactly where they stand with customers. Updates - Real estate professionals do their best work on the go, and their news should reach them there as well. With Updates, agents and brokers stay in the known and get tips on how to maximize their Placester solution. "With Placester Mobile, we pushed the envelope another step further and now offer a streamlined CRM that's exactly what our customers need to do their job masterfully, from the field," said Allen Bonde, senior vice president of marketing, Placester. "Placester Mobile is a direct result of our mission at Placester, to fundamentally change the way real estate works." Placester Mobile is available to download in the Apple App Store, with a free version that allows users to view and contact leads, create notes and tasks, and receive real-time updates. For $20 per month, premium users gain additional features, including enhanced lead activity notifications, reminders for upcoming tasks, and continuous syncing between mobile and web applications. To learn more about Placester Mobile, visit placester.com/mobile. About PlacesterPlacester is an all-in-one CRM platform featuring integrated digital marketing and sales tools that fundamentally change how real estate works. Founded in 2011 by Matthew Barba, a former real estate agent, and Frederick Townes, a seasoned technologist, the Placester platform enables real estate professionals to grow their businesses online and via mobile through seamless MLS integration, natural language search and eye-catching visuals. In addition, Placester offers a wide range of apps and add-ons for high-impact email marketing, digital advertising campaigns, lead management and streamlining of everyday tasks. Currently serving two in five real estate professionals in the U.S., Placester is a proud technology partner to leading real estate brands across North America, and the sole website provider for the REALTOR Benefits® Program, the official member benefits program of the National Association of REALTORS®. To date, Placester has raised $50 million in funding, backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Romulus Capital and Techstars. For more information, please visit placester.com.
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HomeZada Launches Homeowner Marketing Mobile App for PROs
A HomeZada Professional Mobile App has launched that allows real estate agents, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, home builders and other home services professionals to provide their homeowner clients with a premium branded digital home management app. Home related PROs now have an innovative mobile and online digital marketing strategy to provide more value to their homeowner clients which results in increased renewals and referrals. Home related PROs can use the HomeZada PRO Mobile App to quickly build their mobile and desktop digital branding ad and provide their clients a gift subscription to the consumer version of HomeZada. Homeowner clients see the PROs branding ad every time they use the mobile or desktop version of HomeZada to manage their home inventory, home maintenance schedule, home remodel projects and home financial dashboards. The PRO branding ad provides an ongoing meaningful digital presence while giving homeowners 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 HomeZada PRO 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, HomeZada Mobile for iOS, or just access the HomeZada sign up page. When signing up for a new account, make sure to select the "Professional" version of HomeZada. In addition, HomeZada has updated the desktop user interface of its Professional version 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 easier setup for the branding ad and transferring or sharing properties. "Professionals who provide products and services to homeowners are typically engaged in a single, upfront transaction with them," said Elizabeth Dodson, a co-founder of HomeZada. "HomeZada PRO allows them to provide their clients with continuous value to manage their largest financial asset while increasing their strategic brand presence in a powerful mobile and online way which leads to greater client loyalty and more referral business." 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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Keller Williams Enters Partnership with Hurdlr for Agent Finance Mobile App
AUSTIN, TEXAS August 9, 2016 — Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Hurdlr, a mobile app developer, to offer agents ProfitDash, a new mobile app that provides the industry's first holistic tracking of business finances and taxes specifically tailored for real estate agents' businesses. "Through our partnership with Hurdlr, we're helping our agents become better business people by enabling them to make more informed financial decisions on the go," said Chris Heller, CEO of Keller Williams. Modeled on Keller Williams' renowned Millionaire Real Estate Agent models and systems, the ProfitDash mobile finance app securely integrates an agent's business finances with exclusive access to Keller Williams' internal franchise data systems for rapid business income tracking and financial decision-making. With ProfitDash, KW agents can quickly analyze business expenses, mileage, tax deductions and quarterly estimates, gross commission income and future income potential via intuitive dashboards, leveraging the Keller Williams Listing System (KWLS) and the KW transmittal system's data integration. The Benefits and Features of ProfitDash: Commission pipeline visibility continuously synchronized with KW listing and transmittal data. Real-time push notifications for monthly KW Profit Share and commissions. Single Sign-on using KW login keeps agents in sync, with one less login to remember. Syncs to agent's credit or debit cards to provide seamless expense management. Automatic business mileage and expense tracking to fuel proactive tax deduction savings. Easily tag pics of receipts to keep business expenses organized. Real-time income tax estimates by federal, state, and self-employment, including quarterly and annual. Automatic reminders of payment due dates. Business finance, expense and tax data reports available for export. Security: All data is 256-bit SSL encrypted. Pricing: KW agents will have full use of app to track their first $1000 in tax deductions, which yields an average $200 post-tax savings for agents, and to use all other features ongoing. To track more than $1000 in deductions, agents can refer friends or upgrade to unlimited deduction tracking for $19.99 monthly or $199.99 annually. ProfitDash is available for use on the latest iPhone and Android devices. "To say Keller Williams has an entrepreneurial culture would be an understatement," said Raj Bhaskar, CEO, Hurdlr. "Keller Williams shares our passion for agent profitability, and for really helping all entrepreneurs succeed." "Ultimately we'll make ProfitDash available to all agents because it's important to KW and us that the whole industry thrives," said Bhaskar. "ProfitDash lets agents spend less time on their finances and taxes, and more time growing their business." High-resolution screenshots of the ProfitDash mobile app are available upon request. About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.Austin-Texas based Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world with more than 800 offices and 146,000 associates across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. In 2015, Training Magazine named Keller Williams the No. 1 training organization across all industries in the world. Since 1983, Keller Williams has grown exponentially and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards agents as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes, commercial and farm and ranch properties. For more information, visit kw.com. About Hurdlr, Inc.Washington, DC-based Hurdlr, Inc. is a rapidly growing startup whose mobile apps and API are currently consumed by thousands of entrepreneurs, business owners and self-employed freelancers to easily and quickly manage all of their business finances and taxes. The company's mobile apps help maximize profits and minimize taxes for a variety of entrepreneurs in the on demand and 1099 economies such as Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts, real estate agents, designers, developers and writers. Hurdlr's API allows businesses to tap into the power of the company's modern financial platform to create innovative, tailored solutions that proactively improve their employees' and contractors' financial performance. For more information, please visit hurdlr.com.
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Two Pa. Real Estate Associations Add zipForm® Mobile as Member Benefit
FRASER, Mich., Aug. 1, 2016 --  Members of two Pennsylvania real estate associations now have access to zipForm® Mobile from zipLogix™ as a member benefit. The participating organizations include the Greater Scranton Board of REALTORS® and the Pike Wayne Association of REALTORS®. zipForm® Mobile is the easy-to-use mobile forms solution with the tools real estate professionals need while out in the field. With zipForm® Mobile, real estate professionals can easily manage transactions, import listing data, send e-signatures and more while on the go. The newly imagined mobile workspace was recently enhanced with features including an improved user interface to streamline workflows; a form view mode feature allowing users to view the entire forms while editing; e-signature integration and TouchSign®; mark-up utilities; and simplified data entry. "zipForm® Mobile enables real estate professionals to have everything they need right at their fingertips," said zipLogix™ Chairman Mark Peterson. "The enhanced zipForm® Mobile platform provides a definitive competitive advantage to real estate professionals in Pennsylvania. We are excited for them to experience its benefits." To learn more about zipForm® Mobile and other zipLogix™ products, please visit www.ziplogix.com. 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 real estate professionals across the country. The Greater Scranton Board of REALTORS® serves the Greater Scranton Pennsylvania real estate market. For more information, visit www.scrantonrealtors.org. The Pike Wayne Association of REALTORS® is the voice of real estate for the Pike Wayne region of Pennsylvania and serves the needs of real estate professional members engaged in all facets of the real estate business. For more information, visit www.pikewaynerealtors.org.
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Now available: The all-new redesigned DocuSign for Android
We're excited to announce today that we've released a new and revamped DocuSign mobile app for Android. We've simplified the layout of the app so you can upload, sign, and manage with even more ease. We also went "under the hood" of the app to upgrade its performance, so you can expect a faster experience when signing and completing your documents. With more and more people needing to sign and manage on-the-go, we're constantly striving to make our app synonymous with mobile productivity. Don't forget, signing with the app is always free. With one of our paid subscriptions, you can also send documents out for signature (you get 3 free with a DocuSign account to try it out!) Get the latest app here. To view the original post, visit the DocuSign blog.
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CBx + Adwerx = power tools for real estate agents
  As if you needed an excuse to get an iPad, the Coldwell Banker app CBx might just be it. The app empowers agents to create a demographic makeup of potential home buyers by attributes such as age, education, family size and average household income, as well as from where these potential home buyers are moving. Chicago-based Coldwell Banker agent Andrea Geller has made ample use of it. And she found a way to boost its efficacy even more. By combining the CBx data with her digital listing ad campaigns from Adwerx, Andrea is creating a more data-driven strategy for herself and her clients. "If you're working with buyers, it can tell you about the neighborhood, and the demographics and income," she shared. "But as a listing tool, it gives you the demographic of the area and the particular buyer for that particular property." That information informs her digital ad campaign from Adwerx. "I create an ad for my listing — it takes about two minutes," she demonstrated. "And I'll target the ad to those buyers, and I know where they're coming from." Watch Andrea as she demonstrates the two tools. To learn more about CBx, visit the iTunes App store. To learn more about Adwerx digital ads, visit coldwellbanker.adwerx.com. To view the original post, visit the Adwerx blog.
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IXACT Contact Launches All New Real Estate Mobile CRM App
  TORONTO, ONTARIO (APRIL 25, 2016)--IXACT Contact announced today release of a new Mobile CRM App for real estate agents. The Mobile CRM app is available today in the App store and Google Play Store to customers for no extra fee. Now it's easier than ever for real estate agents to get organized and keep in touch with prospects and past clients - from anywhere and using any device. As REALTORS® are widely known for their hectic schedules and spending many hours on the road, access to their real estate CRM is key to helping them stay organized and in control of their business. IXACT Contact drew on customer feedback and suggestions while developing the new real estate CRM App to ensure the final product meets the specific needs of real estate professionals. With IXACT Contact's Mobile CRM, it's easier than ever for REALTORS® to keep in touch with their contacts. Agents can easily dial a phone number, or send an email or text message to a contact. Staying organized from on the road is more convenient than ever with the intuitive 'Next Steps' function that automatically prompts the real estate agent to make a note, task or appointment after a call, email, or text message is completed. Contacts can even be assigned to drip marketing campaigns and the Monthly e-Newsletter from the CRM App, ensuring that hot leads are being nurtured while the agent is away from the office. The new Mobile App complements IXACT Contact's industry leading synchronization capabilities. With Google Sync, IXACT Contact users can sync automatically with their Google Contacts and Calendar. IXACT Contact also syncs with MS Outlook, and Apple Mac applications, ensuring that agents' contacts and tasks are up to date across all of their devices. IXACT Contact customers who would like to experience the freedom and flexibility of IXACT Contact's new Mobile CRM App can download it now from the App Store for their Apple device, or the Google Play Store for Android devices. Real estate agents who are not currently using IXACT Contact can register for a free 5 week trial. During the trial, REALTORS® will have full access to the real estate CRM, email marketing, Monthly e-Newsletter, REALTOR® Websites and new Mobile CRM App. For a quick video overview of the new Mobile CRM App, watch the video below:
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SavvyCard® Launches Space Coast Association of REALTORS® on its SavvyCard for Associations Pro™ Platform
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (APRIL 11, 2016)--SavvyCard® today announced that it has launched its SavvyCard for Associations Pro™ product for the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® (SCAR) located in Melbourne, FL. SavvyCard for Associations Pro is a suite of mobile-friendly websites, or "SavvyCards®", that are auto-generated for an association's REALTORS, affiliate businesses, and MLS listings. It was designed to facilitate new business among association members and increase non-dues revenue for the association. REALTORS® and affiliates can use their SavvyCards to generate leads, track referrals, capture contact information, and market products and services online to consumers. Consumers can use SavvyCards to search for real estate agents, home service providers, and properties for sale. The platform allows the association, brokerage, and individual agents to custom brand their SavvyCards, increasing online brand equity and strengthening direct relationships with consumers. This marks the 4th real estate association in Florida to launch the SavvyCard for Associations product, and the 1st to deploy the Pro version, which includes interactive, consumer-friendly Property SavvyCards™ for every listing in the MLS. REALTORS® use Property SavvyCards to "crowd market" properties, as they are easily sharable on Social Media and can be tracked as they are shared from person-to-person. SCAR's decision to deploy a mobile software solution for its membership and local consumers is in response to increased competitive pressures from online technology companies whose software applications disrupt traditional relationships between consumers, real estate agents, and service providers. "Traditionally, the role of connecting consumers, REALTORS®, and home service providers together has belonged to associations and brokerages," states Leah Selig, CEO of Space Coast Association of REALTORS®. "In the last decade, we've worked hard to compete successfully against tech companies who are trying to remove associations and brokerages from the picture. We chose to work with SavvyCard because their platform offers a white labeled, end-to-end solution that provides significant value to buyers, sellers, agents, and service providers, and because their business model aligns with our goals. It's a unique approach that leverages and strengthens the relationships that already exist, and benefits everyone involved." "Our agreement with Space Coast validates SavvyCard's belief that tech companies which strive to align the interests of current stakeholders in the real estate industry will eventually win over those companies that seek to disrupt it," states David Etheredge, CEO of SavvyCard. "SavvyCard's products provide value to association and brokerage members while rewarding Real Estate organizations such as associations, brokerages, and multiple listing services fair compensation for the valuable consumer channel the industry has worked hard to build and maintain." SCAR will generate non-dues revenue from SavvyCard for Associations™ by revenue-sharing with SavvyCard on paid upgrades to user accounts and through deployment of the Find Services Directory. The Find Services Directory is an association-branded, searchable, mobile directory of local home service providers who pay to be listed and must pass a rigorous vetting process. REALTOR® members and participating providers distribute this directory to local buyers and sellers to help them find businesses for their real estate transaction and home improvement needs. The SCAR Find Services Directory is currently taking space reservations from interested local service providers and will launch later this year. About SavvyCard®:SavvyCard is a SaaS platform that enables organizations and individuals to rapidly and inexpensively deploy mobile engagement tools and systems. SavvyCard's proprietary platform enables the creation of branded mobile web apps so every brand, person, product, service, and cause can engage with consumers through any internet connected device – effectively, quickly and inexpensively. With SavvyCard, users can readily share and refer people, products, places, events, and services they love, and businesses can build and own direct relationships with their customers. For more information, visit our mobile web app at http://www.SavvyCard.com/SavvyCard, our desktop website at http://www.SavvyCard.com, or call (727) 502-6012. About Space Coast Association of REALTORS®The Space Coast Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade association servicing Brevard County, Florida and has been providing services to the local REALTOR® community since 1959. Our membership of over 3,200 REALTORS® and Affiliate Members adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in working with one another and the general public. When you work with one of our members, you have selected a professional that has pledged to uphold a commitment to the highest standards of ethics and practice. Selecting a REALTOR® member of the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® is peace of mind for the most important transactions of your life. For more information, visit http://www.space321.com.
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Smarter Agent Launches New Power App
  March 7, 2016 — Smarter Agent’s real estate apps are used by leading brokerages across North America to build their brand and engage with clients effectively on mobile. The new Power App has been developed specifically for top brokers, teams and agents that don’t need to manage hundreds of agents but do need a presence in the app stores. The Power App shares most of the features of the standard company app: All listings via IDX not just your listings Multiple ways for clients to search (GPS, address, city/state, etc.) Unique distribution tools including app code, URL and mobile engagement page to seamlessly have your app downloaded Multiple refine and result views Lots of useful marketing features Lead routing: one phone number, one email Agents and team members can have their own apps connected to your Power App for $9.99/month each If you are a brokerage or team with 10 or fewer agents, the Power App is just what you need at the price you want! We also have other plans tailored to your real estate technology needs – you can check out the main plans we offer right here! To learn more about the new Power app or our other plan options, please visit our website.
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Agents Sign in With their Fingerprint to Edit Listings and Upload Photos in Their MLS
Feb 23, 2016 (Minneapolis, MN) – HomeSpotter equips real estate agents to move faster and be more productive in the field. Agents can now sign in to access protected areas of the MLS in HomeSpotter using their fingerprint or PIN code. “Our goal is to be at the forefront of mobile innovation in the real estate industry,” said Aaron Kardell, founder and CEO of HomeSpotter. “We were the first to broadly popularize innovations like augmented reality and the concept of deep MLS access from a mobile app. We are excited to innovate in the area of secure access – balancing MLS needs for security and data protection and agents desire to have quick access on the go.” HomeSpotter also released deep integration support for Black Knight Financial Services® Paragon MLS system to empower agents to edit listings and upload photos quickly in the field. Agents can also access saved searches, carts, and contacts that they have saved in Paragon right from HomeSpotter’s convenient mobile interface.   Of course, agents using HomeSpotter continue to have access to powerful search tools and private agent-only MLS information, as well as built-in messaging and collaboration capabilities. HomeSpotter is the only vendor to offer these extensive deep MLS integration capabilities for today’s most popular MLS systems, which also include CoreLogic® Matrix™ and FBS Flexmls. About HomeSpotter® HomeSpotter provides beautiful mobile-first home search to more than 250,000 real estate agents throughout the U.S. and Canada. HomeSpotter makes collaboration fast, easy and fun for agents and their buyers.
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New Acquisition Highlights Education and Training Opportunities for Real Estate Professionals
  Cambridge, ON (January 14, 2016) — In a competitive industry of over 1.1 million real estate professionals across North America*, brokers and agents are seeking opportunities and resources to help them stand out from the competition. Today, Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. ("Lone Wolf") announces the acquisition of technology and mobile web creation leader Barcode Publicity, providing services under the Barcode Realty brand and its assets, as a step forward in creating education and training opportunities for the real estate industry. The acquisition by Lone Wolf, the North American leader in residential real estate software, represents investment in education offerings for the real estate industry through Barcode's robust speaking, training and education services. In addition, Barcode also brings with it a solid mobile application and IDX website solutions, which will be incorporated into Lone Wolf's Complete Enterprise Solution; a full-service platform supporting a healthy eco-system of technology and tools for brokers and agents. "The opportunity to further expand our platform to provide education and training services supports the growth and development of real estate professionals, as well as our vision for growth in the industry," says Lorne C. Wallace, CEO of Lone Wolf. "We're excited to bring the Barcode Publicity team and its offerings into the Lone Wolf family." The acquisition comes with advantages to both Barcode and Lone Wolf clients alike. The core Barcode team has made the move over to Lone Wolf and will maintain operations of the Barcode software. "Lone Wolf's reputation and loyal customer base are the reason we began the discussions with their team. Barcode couldn't be happier about the opportunity for our product line and our clients. Lone Wolf has some of the most tech-forward thinkers in this industry. This is where Barcode belongs," said Alex Camelio, President of Barcode Publicity. Barcode and Lone Wolf teams will soon begin working together on an extensive review of the Barcode platforms to determine which features will be developed into the eco-system of technology and service offerings under the Lone Wolf umbrella. This will create the opportunity to take the best of both worlds and meld them into a product that will be used by real estate offices across North America. *109,000 active members of the Canadian Real Estate Association and approximately 1 million members of the National Association of REALTORS®. About Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. is the North American leader in real estate solutions and services with nearly 10,000 offices and over 250,000 agents utilizing their fully integrated product lines. Lone Wolf's experience and unmatched knowledge of the industry has provided a unique opportunity to develop the Complete Enterprise Solution. The Complete Enterprise Solution is a fully integrated product line comprised of back office, front office and web-based software providing a single point of data entry, improved efficiency and additional opportunities to identify revenue for real estate professionals. The Complete Enterprise Solution also integrates with partner solutions to create an eco-system of brokerage operations that enable brokerages and agents to operate more efficiently and increase opportunities for profitability. Lone Wolf has offices in Cambridge, ON, Langley, BC, Mississauga, ON, Las Vegas, NV, Show Low, AZ, Atlanta, GA, and Tallahassee, FL. For more information please visit www.lwolf.com.
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Top 13 RPR Enhancements in 2015
  At RPR®, our aim is to provide technology solutions that help you, as a REALTOR®, make profitable, well-informed decisions for you and your clients. Central to our approach is a unyielding commitment to continually and proactively meeting your expectations for what a national property database should offer. In 2015, RPR released thirteen updates to the site, including something for every user. Here are the highlights of those enhancements. RPR Mobile for Tablet RPR's app is now optimized for iPad and Android tablets, complete with a larger map, local market trends and sales activity. To get the app, visit the App Store or Google Play Store on your device. Learn more. One-Page Property Flyer An easy-to-produce marketing piece for any residential property, and, as with all RPR reports, branded with your photo, company and contact information. You can even enter your own headline and description. Find the flyer under the Reports tab at narrpr.com. Learn more. Customizable Report Cover Photo Upload multiple photos to the Property Details page, creating a group of photos by date/time that later can be expanded or deleted. Select one to appear as the cover photo on your reports by choosing Edit and then Update. Learn more. Advanced School Search Search for properties within the attendance boundaries of a school or school district or for a particular school within a geography or a school district. You can even narrow your search by choosing filters such as Elementary, Middle or High School. Learn more. New School Report Student population, testing outcomes, parental reviews, ratings, and contact information about a public or private school are now at your fingertips. Compare schools within a district or a specified radius, and/or select up to 20 nearby listings to include in the report. Learn more. Google Street View Look for the new 360-degree Street View option on your Property Details page. It's like standing standing in front of the property and then walking the neighborhood. Learn more. Share Reports on Facebook Extend your reach by sharing your RPR reports on Facebook. From the RPR reports page, choose Things you can do with this report, then Share on Facebook. Here you can enter comments, specify audiences and more. Learn more. Points of Interest Display up to 500 businesses in ten broad categories (banks, gas, grocery, hospitals, day cares, churches) within an area, using RPR maps. Remember to click on Bigger Map to access POIs. Learn more. RPR View™ RPR View™ allows partnering MLSs to make listings viewable by REALTORS® in other markets. As with all features of the RPR Platform, there are no fees, charges or contracts associated with RPR View™. Learn more. Walkability Scores The Walkability score reveals three essential elements of a neighborhood's proximity or walking distance/length of time to points of interest, such as restaurants, schools, parks and retail operations. Learn more. Broker Market Data Tool This valuable asset gives brokers the ability to quickly create reports that communicate their company's performance as it pertains to listing and sales activities at the company, brand and office levels. Learn more. Building Suites Displayed in Reports Search for commercial suites by square footage and to view other available suites in the building. The details page for each suite encompasses basic data, such as size and cost, and also includes building summary information. Look for Suite Details in the Commercial Property Report. Learn more. Better Unemployment Metrics The federal and local versions of the Economic Area Report, as well as the Commercial Trade Area Report, now contain monthly unemployment data so users can better compare employment trends in their area. Learn more. Esri Demographic Data and Tapestry Data Segments The Commercial Trade Area Report was upgraded with 67 additional Tapestry segments and two new indicators: Marital Status and Education Comparison. Learn more. To view the original post, visit the RPR blog.
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Homesnap Introduces In-App Messaging Feature
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Jigsaw Launches REclarity Private Label Program for Real Estate
Palo Alto, CA - Tuesday, November 10, 2015 — Jigsaw Informatics, Inc.® ("Jigsaw") announced today that it is launching the REclarity™ Private Label Program (www.REclarity.net/private-label/), enabling real estate professionals to harness the power of mobile video messaging using their own brand. The Program enables residential and commercial real estate firms to license an affordable "private label" version of REclarity with extensive custom branding. REclarity is the easy-to-use mobile video messaging app for real estate professionals (www.REclarity.net). REclarity enables users to create and send personalized video messages to clients and colleagues that combine the user's photos, voice narration and touchscreen gestures to convey information and intent better than emails or text messages with attached images or other formats. With REclarity, real estate agents and property managers can easily create and send personalized listing video messages to clients, create and upload video previews to real estate and rental websites, craft video summaries for Agent Video Inspection Disclosures (AVIDs), provide clarity on document execution and share ideas with stagers and contractors. "REclarity users and our Private Label early adopters see the potential of the App because its ease-of-use enables agents to create and share remarkably clear video messages that are both personalized and timely," said Ross Q. Smith, Jigsaw CEO and Co-Founder. "Video messages trump text messages, since it's nearly impossible to achieve the impact of video with old-fashioned text, email or other media. And adding customer-specific branding to video messages enhances the impact and solidifies the connection between agent and client." With over 300 agents serving the greater Houston, Texas area, Texas Home Group is among the first brokerages to deploy a private label REclarity App (REclarity-THG). An example agent-to-contractor ZAP Video Message by Jane Thomas, using REclarity-THG, is at https://goo.gl/2OFgX9. An example agent-to-buyer ZAP Listing Video Message is at https://goo.gl/ZAhT7i. "We recently started using REclarity and have found it to be an excellent way to demonstrate key aspects of properties and communicate efficiently with all parties involved in the transaction," said Angel Gaither, Office Manager at Texas Home Group ("THG"). "The app is very user friendly and having our brokerage branding in the video messages adds a very professional touch. We're excited about exploring all REclarity has to offer." REclarity Brings the Power of Video Messaging to Real Estate Pros Research shows that video is the most effective method for communicating with baby boomers and millennials alike. According to ComScore, 64% of consumers are more likely to buy a product after watching a related video, and 59% of executives would rather watch a video than read text, reports Forbes. Moreover, according to Insivia, viewers retain 95% of a message's content when they watch a video versus 10% retention when reading a text. However, live video is not viable for frequent use, since shooting and editing live video on mobile devices is too time consuming and complex for most real estate professionals. Instead, agents today often send texts and emails with attached photos, which is a tedious and error-prone process that often produces ambiguous results. REclarity solves these challenges by providing real estate professionals with an easy-to-use mobile app that lets them "stop typing and start talking." With REclarity, agents simply select or take pictures on their iPhone or iPad and then, at their convenience, record a personalized Zoom and Point (ZAP) Video Message while narrating and interacting with their photos using familiar touchscreen gestures (i.e., swiping, zooming and pointing). The resulting video message combines the agent's photos, voice narration and gestures to quickly and precisely convey information or direction, avoiding the hassles and ambiguity associated with text messages or emails with attached photos. And unlike slide-show apps, REclarity's ZAP technology lets users intuitively interact with their images to highlight and clarify crucial details. REclarity users can share their ZAP Video Messages directly or share links to uploaded videos via text, email, WhatsApp, WeChat, Twitter, Skype, Facebook Messenger, Google+ or other messaging apps. REclarity users can save their ZAP Video Messages on their mobile device or they may upload them to YouTube, Facebook, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Vimeo or other apps or video websites. ZAP Videos uploaded to YouTube may also be readily embedded on Zillow, Trulia, VRBO, HomeAway, MLS, brokerage, personal or other websites that support embedded or hosted videos. "Most busy real estate pros don't have the time to master the complexities of shooting and editing live video—especially while on-the-go, so we designed REclarity to be so simple that anyone can use it immediately," said Joan Wood, Jigsaw Co-Founder and VP of Development. "With REclarity, an agent can literally create and share a video message on their mobile device in about the same time it takes to watch it. That's a huge step forward in bringing the power of video messaging to professionals who can really use them." An example vacation property listing ZAP Video on VRBO by Jane Thomas with Texas Home Group, using REclarity-THG, is at http://www.vrbo.com/212231 (select video) or on YouTube at https://youtu.be/sHGWCeVwe2I. With REclarity, Internet connections and data usage are not required for video message creation, since the encoding occurs locally on the user's device. Also, with REclarity, users retain complete control over their content, which avoids privacy issues associated with many content creation apps. REclarity is a free app that is available on the App Store at https://appsto.re/us/ZRj17.i. Upgrades for enhanced capabilities are available as one-time In-App-Purchases that range from $4.99 to $7.99 USD. For more info, please visit www.REclarity.net. About the REclarity Private Label Program REclarity Private Label Apps provide extensive Customer-approved branding, including adding the customer's logo to the App Icon, Start Screen, Watermark and Signature. Distribution of REclarity Private Label Apps is via the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and downloads are controlled by a Customer Administrator (or optionally by Jigsaw) who limits access by distributing Apple VPP provided "Redemption Codes" to authorized users. Pricing for REclarity Private Label Apps starts at $2,500 USD, including one year of software updates. Lead-time is typically 4-6 weeks from the date Jigsaw receives customer artwork. Options for the discounted buyout of REclarity IAPs, creative services, user admin, additional customization and Android support are also available. For more info please visit www.reclarity.net/private-label/ or email [email protected]. REclarity $2,500 Giveaway at NAR 2015 (Booth 1553) From November 13 - 15, 2015 in San Diego, CA., at the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Conference and Expo, Jigsaw will demo REclarity in Booth 1553. Brokers, agents, property managers, appraisers, inspectors and attendees who register will be eligible to win a FREE REclarity Private Label App for their firm: a $2,500 value. About Jigsaw Informatics Jigsaw Informatics (Jigsaw) is a Silicon Valley startup whose mission is to help professionals and consumers solve information problems through mobile apps that incorporate Jigsaw's patent-pending Zoom and Point™ (ZAP) image-based video message creation and sharing technology. ZAP Video apps uniquely enable mobile device users to easily create and share video messages that document important aspects of life, whether business or personal, serious or fun, practical or entertaining. Apps available from Jigsaw today on the App Store include REclarity, ZAP-EB Video Maker for eBay Sellers, Pingz and ZapVM. In addition, Jigsaw also publishes the ConnectQR™ QR Code Creation app. To download any of the Jigsaw apps, please visit www.getzap.com. For more info, please visit www.jigsaw.info.
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New Joint Venture Connects Real Estate Boards via Mobile Search Tool
  Cambridge, ON (October 27, 2015) — ListCENTRAL, a subsidiary of Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies ("Lone Wolf"), has announced a unique partnership with Prospects Software Inc. that gives real estate professionals in the Barrie, Southern Georgian Bay, The Lakelands and Owen Sound Grey Bruce real estate boards connectivity in the palms of their hands. The joint venture, which went into effect in early October, provides members of the four real estate boards with the ability to search across a regional area. The deal also means enhanced search capabilities across different boards with the Prospects Mobile Application. Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®, REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound, Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® and Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® are benefiting from the partnership. The partnership "expands our unique search integration options and illustrates our capabilities working with partners to provide enhanced services to real estate boards across Canada," said Joel Shears, Executive Vice President, MLS/Associations for Lone Wolf. "As a Canadian organization, we understand the unique requirements of our clients and continue to look for unique solutions to bring boards together." Prospects Mobile, the most popular mobile app in the country and the industry leader in mobile access to the MLS® System, is now available to more than 40,000 members of real estate boards in Canada and 80,000 agents in the U.S. "We're very proud of our partnership with ListCENTRAL," said Charles Drouin, President and CEO of Prospects Software. "Merging the data of four different real estate boards was a real challenge for our team, but was definitely worth the effort as it is a fantastic feature for members." Drouin added that Prospects Mobile will continue to bring new features to the app as ListCENTRAL expands its services. The search integration initiative from ListCENTRAL expands a board's tools for its members while they maintain their own listing and membership data. By expanding on its web-based solution of search integration connecting boards seamlessly and in real-time, ListCENTRAL can now integrate other vendors into a regional solution. Using the search integration solution, boards can still maintain their independence while at the same time offering their members the advantages of a regional solution. Positioned to expand Canada-wide, ListCENTRAL is working to support regionalization initiatives with as little impact to boards as possible. About ListCENTRAL ListCENTRAL provides web and mobile-based platforms for MLS® System services in Canada. ListCENTRAL consists of two core products: the DMS MLS® System and the Real Forms OREA standard forms software. ListCENTRAL offers a mobile application through its partner product Prospects Mobile. Currently, ListCENTRAL services over 11,500 REALTORS® across Canada through Real Estate Board and Association MLS® System services. ListCENTRAL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies. www.ListCENTRAL.ca About Prospects Software Prospects Software Inc. assists real estate professionals with achieving outstanding results and providing powerful CRM, EDM and Mobile Solutions. Now available to more than 150,000 agents in more than 80 real estate boards throughout North America, Prospects Software is recognized industry-wide for the quality of its solutions and technical support. www.prospects.com
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Realtor.com® Launches New iOS9 "Express" Home Search App
SAN JOSE, California, Oct. 7, 2015 — Searching for a home just got simpler. Realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc., today announced the launch of the realtor.com® Express Home Search app for iOS9. The express version of the realtor.com® Real Estate app offers six key features, including school search and 3D maps, as well as a streamlined interface. "Empowering people by making all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable, means we have to be where our users are, giving them access to the information they want anytime, anywhere in a mobile format that best suits their needs," said Tapan Bhat, chief product officer for realtor.com®. "It's this philosophy that drove the creation of the realtor.com® Express Home Search app. Rather than adding more options we're giving them easier access to the most comprehensive database of for-sale homes in the U.S." Developed specifically for iOS9, the Express Home Search app offers new flyover and spotlight search features. Buyers can view homes in three dimensions in key markets by selecting "3D" on the map view, tapping an area of interest and using two fingers to adjust the screen. Additionally, users who want to search property listings directly from their home screen without opening the app can type a city of interest directly in the search bar. This app also empowers consumers to tap into realtor.com®'s most popular features, including: Search – View the most robust, and accurate collection of for-sale listings in the nation; Property details – View listing and school data right on the listing; Open house locator – Find open houses in a specific neighborhood; Favorites – Sign-in to save searches and listings. To download the new realtor.com® Express Home Search app today, please visit: www.realtor.com/mobile. About Move, Inc. and realtor.com® Move, Inc. operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which provide buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the information, tools and professional expertise they need to discover and create their perfect home. News Corp acquired Move in November 2014, and realtor.com® quickly established itself as the fastest growing online real estate service provider in the first half of 2015 as measured by comScore. As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, consumers know they can look to realtor.com® for the most comprehensive and accurate information anytime, anywhere. With relationships with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS), realtor.com® has more than 3 million for-sale listings, which account for more than 97 percent of all MLS-listed for-sale properties. More than 90 percent of the listings are updated every 15 minutes. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNetSM and others. Move supports real estate professionals by providing many services to grow their businesses in an increasing digital, on-demand world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreetSM and Reesio as well as many free services.
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HomeSpotter Combines Messaging and Home Search in Groundbreaking Release
July 30, 2015 (Minneapolis, MN) – Proclaiming that "Every home search is a conversation," HomeSpotter today released a new version of its mobile real estate app that seamlessly integrates chat messaging with home search. Collaboration between home searchers and agents lies at the heart of the real estate process. The new HomeSpotter app makes it fast, easy and fun. HomeSpotter saw that their users were copying, pasting, emailing and texting properties all over the place as they went through their home search. "The process was still really messy," said Aaron Kardell, HomeSpotter's founder and CEO. This didn't make much sense. "There's lots of communication during the home search process. Technology should reflect that reality, not get in its way." HomeSpotter decided to combine their mobile property search experience with a familiar text messagelike interface so that working and communicating with others through a home search app was simple. With HomeSpotter, users can now share property photo slideshows, not just links, have multiple conversations between friends and family and even facilitate chat between two agents that have full access to agent-only listing information. All of this take place in one place within the HomeSpotter user experience. "We were 'mobile first' before that became a buzzword," continues Kardell. "Since our founding in 2009 we have worked with real estate brokerage companies and MLSs across the country to create a mobile search experience that rivals that of the big online real estate companies while delivering fresher, better property listings data. That foundation has set the stage for innovations like this." About HomeSpotter® HomeSpotter provides beautiful mobile-first home search to more than 250,000 real estate agents throughout the U.S. and Canada. HomeSpotter makes collaboration fast, easy and fun for agents and their buyers.
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Adwerx Launches Mobile App Advertising Product For Real Estate Industry
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HomeSpotter and ShowingTime partner on integration to increase the productivity of Huff Realty agents
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90% of home buyers use their phone or tablet to search for their next home, according to NAR. Are you taking full advantage of your mobile app to reach them? You have to have tools to reach and collaborate with mobile users—after all, your competitors do! Sellers want to know you are on top of trends, and buyer want to work with you via real apps. This is what the Smarter Agent app does so well, but we've made the app even better. Announcing the new mobile engagement page This FREE tool is geared to drive downloads, users and leads and increase your mobile engagement. Your new unique customizable web page makes it incredibly simple for anyone to download your app from any mobile device or computer. Features include: Beautiful personalized design that is fully responsive, and both desktop and mobile friendly It's faster and more functional Highly shareable on Social Media Track leads from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email, and Text Messages Use your existing URL (app.mydomain.com) Best of all, the new mobile engagement page provides a one-click link that allows anyone to download your app from any mobile device, tablet, or computer. Current Smarter Agent users can take advantage of this new mobile engagement page immediately. Check your email for the link! Now you have a cool app suite, that includes: Your name in the app All listings in your MLS, not just your own ALL leads go to you, even if you're not the listing Agent Easily share your app with your unique URL, text code or QR code that links your mobile engagement page. To view the original article, visit the Smarter Agent blog.
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The MLS™/CLAW Adds Cloud Streams as Free MLS Member Benefit
Huntington Beach, California (April 29, 2015) ­-- W&R Studios has announced today that The MLS™/CLAW will add Cloud Streams as free MLS member benefit. The MLS™/CLAW adds Cloud Streams to existing agreement that includes W&R Studios' flagship product Cloud CMA. Cloud Streams allows agents to collaborate with their clients in style. Buyers receive listing alerts by email and/or text in real­time via desktop, tablet or iPhone app. Listing alerts link directly back to the client's personalized communication stream. While consumers benefit from Cloud Streams' modern design and easy to use interface, brokers and agents benefit from the branded, photo­rich content. "Cloud Streams is a perfect way for agents to stay connected and engaged with their clients" stated The MLS™/CLAW CEO, Annie Ives. "Our members already love Cloud CMA, and know they are going to love Cloud Streams as well," concluded Ms. Ives. With the addition of The MLS™/CLAW now over 85,000 members have access to Cloud Streams as a free MLS benefit. "The MLS™/CLAW is a growing MLS provider that already covers some of the most exclusive and highest priced real estate in the world," stated Greg Robertson, co­founder of W&R Studios. "Their members demand tools that make them look as professional and knowledgeable as possible." To learn more about Cloud Streams, visit http://CloudStreams.net About W&R Studios Founded in 2008, W&R Studios is a privately held web software company located in Huntington Beach, California. The company focuses on creating the next generation of web­-based software solutions for the real estate industry. By providing a "less is more" approach to software design, elegant user interfaces, and using the latest in agile programming, W&R Studios' software applications are at the same time powerful, yet accessible to everyone. Co-­founders Dan Woolley and Greg Robertson have over 20 years experience each developing and marketing real estate software solutions.
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Homesnap for Apple Watch
When Apple releases the Apple Watch later this week, you will be able to use the highly addictive Homesnap home searching app on your wrist, as well as your phone, tablet and computer. Homebuyers: Tap your wrist to reveal the closest homes for sale. Tap again to view hi-res interior photos. Scroll Apple's Digital Crown (the knob on the side of the watch that historically wound the watch and set the time) to reveal home details, like number of beds, baths, lot size, and year built. And follow your favorite homes on the Apple Watch to keep track of price and status changes. Homesnap Pro users: Homesnap Pro agents using Homesnap for Apple Watch can access agent-only information, including showing instructions, compensation data and listing agent contact information. Plus, Homesnap for Apple Watch is discreetly integrated with Homesnap Pro's Safety Timer, making it easy for real estate agents to stay safe at showings and listing appointments. Homesnap is under agreement to provide Homesnap Pro to more than 200,000 agents across the country. To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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Showing Suite Releases New Updates to their Mobile App
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Coldwell Banker Real Estate Brings Big Data to the Kitchen Table with CBx Application
MADISON, N.J. (Feb. 25, 2015) – Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original San Francisco Bay area real estate start-up founded in 1906, continues its push to create exceptional experiences for home sellers. On the heels of its new digital platform allowing sellers to actively participate in the marketing of their home, the real estate brand is now launching an exclusive iPad application for its sales associates visualizing who a home's potential buyers are, from where they are moving and other market dynamics based on data from multiple public and private sources. Highlights of the listing application include: Big data from ESRI, Experian, Onboard Informatics, Realtors Property Resources (RPR) and the U.S. Census Bureau that provides insight into home buyer profiles and trend analysis Heat maps illustrating the top cities from which current home buyers in a market are moving and the percentage of home buyers in these neighborhoods who match a specific home's buyer profile Tools that build a story for sellers about what is happening in their neighborhood and how that may affect their home and sale A behind-the-scenes tool for how and why a listing should be priced that allows for customization based on neighborhood details and amenities "For the first time ever, the Coldwell Banker brand is using big data to give sellers true insight into not just the potential pricing of their home, but likely to whom they will be selling it," said Sean Blankenship, chief marketing officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "Using big data in a very visual way, the application takes what Coldwell Banker affiliated sales associates are doing every day and adds insights and innovation that allow them to engage the seller in a confident discussion about the price of their home and how to sell it." "CBx gives my company and sales associates one more thing that nobody else can provide," said Terri King, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker King in North Carolina and a participant in the app's beta test. "The home buyer profiles and market data take our listing presentations to the next level by showing sellers something they haven't seen from other sales associates." Home Buyer Profiles and Trends Big data allows CBx to present a demographic makeup of potential home buyers by attributes such as age, education, family size and average household income, as well as from where these potential home buyers are moving. Insight into Market Data Data from Coldwell Banker Intelligence provides localized information on housing trends including average home value, total housing units, percentage of households changing owners and more. Visual Overview and Mapping Google maps visually summarize the top regions from which current home buyers in a market are moving and the percentage of home buyers in these regions that match a specific home's buyer profile. Pricing In partnership with Realtors Property Resource (RPR), a wholly owned subsidiary corporation of The National Association of Realtors, CBx is the first application to pull data directly from the RPR Broker AVM to provide an estimated value for any given home. The app also allows sales associates to make price adjustments based on their knowledge of the market and the home's amenities, such as increasing a home's price because of a spectacular view. Coldwell Banker agency partners TKI Interactive and Convidence designed and developed the CBx application. About Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been a premier provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate. Coldwell Banker is the oldest national real estate brand in the United States and today has a network of more than 87,000 affiliated agents working in approximately 3,000 offices in 49 countries and territories. The Coldwell Banker brand is known for creating innovative consumer services as recently seen by being the first national real estate brand with an iPad app, the first to augment its website www.coldwellbanker.com for smart phones, the first to create a iPhone application with international listings and the first to fully harness the power of video in real estate listings, news and information through its Coldwell Banker On LocationSM YouTube channel. The Coldwell Banker System is a leader in niche markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Previews International® marketing program.
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Solving the Lead Generation Dilemma for Real Estate Professionals
Promote Social is a new generation software tool built from the ground up for real estate industry professionals to help generate leads through word-of-mouth referrals. It's a streamlined and digital way for friends to tell friends about the great real estate experience they had with a particular agent or broker. We know that 90 percent of consumers say word of mouth referrals is the leading influencer in their purchase behavior. Promote Social magnifies this for agents, allowing them to get more leads from happy clients. We provide real estate professionals with a cost-effective and proactive way to generate warm market leads. It can be incorporated into all of your daily communication and advertising efforts and it provides in-depth analytics to measure results. Promote Social takes a completely unique approach to social media advertising. Instead of paying for ad space, the software magnifies positive testimonials from clients, spreading the word organically through social media sites to generate new leads and clients. It also provides subscribers with a professional, customizable lead capture page to allow people to connect with the agent online. Because Promote Social uses a business's existing customer's social media contacts, targeting is locally focused and allows for lead capture within the actual community real estate agents and brokers conduct business. "Real estate agents can spend thousands of dollars a month to advertise online without ever hitting their target market," said Lee Moraitis, co-founder of Promote Social. "Traditional online advertising platforms--Google, Facebook, Twitter--have very complex and expensive systems that sometimes require years to master. We wanted to make digital advertising more accessible to agents and brokers without six figure marketing budgets." If you would like more information about Promote Social for Real Estate, visit www.psocial.co/realestate/info. If you would like to schedule an interview with Lee Moraitis, call Jon Shihadeh at 313-778-6260.
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Mobile Realty Apps is now HomeSpotter™
January 26, 2015 (Minneapolis, MN)—HomeSpotter™ is now more than a great feature in your favorite home search app. It's the new name of real estate tech company, Mobile Realty Apps. The company was named Inman News' Most Innovative Real Estate Startup in 2012, due in part to their augmented reality search feature, called HomeSpotter. "We knew the HomeSpotter name had consumer appeal, plus it's easier to say than Mobile Realty Apps!" said Aaron Kardell, founder and CEO of HomeSpotter. "As we began to shift our communications strategy away from technical specs and features, towards solutions for agents and their clients, we knew the HomeSpotter name was right for the company overall." Tailored to each customer's brand and multiple listing service (MLS) data, HomeSpotter mobile search apps are available to more than 200,000 real estate agents throughout the United States and Canada. Customers include some of the largest MLSs, franchisors and brokers, including California Regional MLS. The new name and communications strategy has resonated with HomeSpotter's customers, as well as investors. HomeSpotter just closed a $1.8 million round of funding, led by Brightstone Venture Capital, Confluence Capital Partners, Mike Bollinger and other angel investors. The funds will be used to enhance infrastructure and hire more developers. Also included in the rebrand was a refreshed product strategy. "We've adjusted our product offerings to match the way in which our customers are buying our apps," said Kardell. For example, HomeSpotter's Business and Enterprise solutions were combined into HomeSpotter Signature, offering a powerful base app that's branded to each customer, with the ability to add feature packages. And MLSs can choose from Core and Premium versions of HomeSpotter for MLS. "2015 will be an exciting year for our staff, customers and investors. In addition to the rebrand, we'll have some major platform enhancements, new features and even a new product," said Kardell. Visit the new homespotter.com for updates, and for more information on products and careers. About HomeSpotter We're obsessed with making home search apps that are beautiful and easy to use—connecting agents with their clients, in the field and on their phones. Tailored to each customer's brand and MLS data, we provide apps to more than 200,000 agents throughout the United States and Canada, through brokers, agents and MLSs. Founded in 2009 as Mobile Realty Apps, HomeSpotter is headquartered in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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How RPR Mobile™ Brings Value to Your Brokerage
  As brokers, you strive to provide your agents with tools that will not only increase their productivity but make them more knowledgeable along the way. As more consumers and REALTORS® are relying on the convenience of mobile devices, it's become even more critical to provide your agents with effective tools that they can use from wherever they are working. Did you know there is an app available for your agents that will provide them access to the data and tools they need and it won't cost you or your agents anything extra? Included in your NAR member dues, RPR mobile™ is available on both iPhone and Android phones. RPR mobile™ allows your agents to access RPR via their phones, while leveraging key features of their to give them the tools they need while on the go. Driving by a FSBO that catches a client's eye? No problem. Simply pull over, open RPR mobile™ and pull up that property's details. By using your phone's GPS, RPR mobile™ can not only display properties around your current position, it will update those properties as you change locations. This gives your agents the ability to access properties nearby, search for other properties, and even get directions to any property or school. Also with RPR mobile™, your agents can add voice notes, text notes and photos to any property. These notes are visible both on RPR mobile™ and the website, only to the agent that uploaded them. Both photo and text notes can be included in RPR reports. Speaking of RPR reporting, RPR mobile™ provides your agents the ability to create a report directly from their phone. Touring the perfect home for your buyers? No need to go back to the office to create a report for them. Open RPR mobile™, search the property, then easily create and send a report in just minutes. As a bonus, if you have implemented RPR's Broker Tool Sets, your company's branding will show not only on each report, the app itself will be branded, all at no cost. Available now from the Apple App and Google Play stores, RPR mobile™ is empowering REALTORS® anytime, anyplace. To view the original article, visit the RPR blog.
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TRIBUS Announces CRM Integration With On-Demand App Curb Call
Chicago, Illinois (December 18, 2014)--In a world of on-demand products and services, TRIBUS is excited to announce its integration with Curb Call. The mobile app fields real-time requests for home buyers interested in a home showing on the spot. "Buyers today can decide at a moment's notice that the time is right to buy a home, TRIBUS seeks to always connect our clients to the most serious buyers," says Director of Strategy Eric Stegemann. "It makes so much sense to bring on-demand services to the real estate industry and Curb Call was created so intelligently to make the lives of home buyers and real estate agents easier." Curb Call, the 2013 Inman Innovator Award and Realogy FWD Summit finalist, is helping to change the pace of the real estate industry to accommodate immediate needs of homebuyers, a growing concern in the wake of apps such as Uber, Instacart and Postmates. Similar to these apps, Curb Call launches when real estate agents set their status to available to make their profile visible to home buyers. "We set out to make an app that I would've wanted to use when I was an agent," says Curb Call Founder Seth Seigler. "The goal is to deliver the latest stage leads and the safest possible showings packed together in one easy to use app. We're thrilled to be bringing it to the TRIBUS platform." Helping to make every moment a lucrative one, Curb Call gives agents complete control over receiving leads, whether it's between showings or after leaving the office. When an agent is set to be visible, homebuyers can use the app to view agent profiles and choose the one that sounds the most suited to their needs. The agent then receives the request and accepts if it fits into their coverage area and arranges the showing. Those leads will then automatically push into the agent's TRIBUS CRM account. "Curb Call buyers are requesting a showing from outside of a listing right now," Seigler continues. "They already like the way the house looks on the outside, they like the neighbors' houses, they like the look of the area and all that's left is to see is the inside. It's not a sale every time, but it's as close as you can get." Beyond being a convenient service for home buyers, it has integrated technology to ensure the safety and security of the agents that utilize it. The Curb Call app offers standard and optional safety features, such as identity verification of potential buyers and real-time location tracking of agents. The most recent upgrade to the application is a new safety feature that agents can use upon arrival at a listing. After pressing the "begin showing" button within the Curb Call app, their location is tracked in real time, which is accessible for viewing the brokerage and staff members. Agents must press the "end showing" button to stop the tracking, and they also have access to a panic button if something seems off. This incredibly useful app is available to all TRIBUS brokerage clients with no monthly service fee and cost is based on performance. About TRIBUS Founded in 2009, TRIBUS provides a suite of integrated products and services created to make the lives of real estate brokerages and top-performing agents not only easier, but also more productive and efficient. Through fully custom websites, CRM tools and a suite of marketing and concierge services, TRIBUS assists clients turn more leads into sales, enhance brand identity and build lasting relationships with past, current and prospective clients. Headquartered in Chicago, TRIBUS serves over 7,500 brokerage and agent clients throughout 33 states and Canada. TRIBUS most recently announced its acquisition of Displet - an IDX and VOW company that offers 100 percent responsive design, endless API integration and WordPress capabilities. The announcement marks the company's dedication to providing a fully-integrated suite of high-quality services to its clients.
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Homesnap Introduces New Mobile Safety Features for Real Estate Agents
Bethesda, Md. – December 15, 2014 —Homesnap has just launched an agent Safety Timer and Distress Alert in its mobile agent-only Homesnap Pro app that are intended to keep agents safe when they are showing homes to unfamiliar clients. Homesnap's Safety Timer allows an agent to set a timer when he or she arrives at a showing. If the agent does not stop the timer after a set amount of time, Homesnap will issue a text alert to the agent's emergency contacts, letting them know the agent's current location and cell number. In the case of immediate distress, the agent can activate a Distress Alert in one tap that immediately alerts contacts that the agent is in danger. These features are being introduced at a time when there is increased focus on agent safety, particularly after the tragic death of Arkansas broker Beverly Carter last October. Homesnap saw the need to provide agents, brokers and MLSs with an effective, simple tool that helps address situations where agents' safety may be at risk. Homesnap Pro's Safety Timer and Distress Alert are easy to use: When an agent arrives at a listing, he or she opens the listing in Homesnap Pro and taps on the Safety Timer button to get started. The agent then inputs how long he or she plans to be at that location, selects emergency contacts to notify if the timer expires, and starts the timer. Homesnap will notify the agent when time is running low. At that time, the agent can either extend or stop the timer. If the timer expires, Homesnap will issue a text alert to the agent's emergency contacts with his or her current address and cell phone number. In case of distress, the agent can send a text message in one tap using the Distress Alert button. "Agent safety is a huge priority for agents, brokers and MLSs. Homesnap Pro is used by thousands of agents every day, and we set out to provide a simple but effective way for agents to let their network know if they might need help, within the app the agents are already using to do their jobs. These new features use GPS to locate the agent and provide text alerts and a distress button in case of danger without requiring agents to open a second app," said Homesnap CEO and co-founder Guy Wolcott. "Homesnap Pro's new agent safety feature is a simple, easy way to make your contacts aware of your location if you find yourself in an unexpected or difficult situation. I will feel more comfortable showing a home with Homesnap Pro now that it has the safety timer. It works using GPS, so it keeps track of where you are, and you can activate the safety feature by simply checking in at a home or snapping the home when you go to show it," said Kim Caspari, a REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty, Inc. in Baltimore, MD. To learn more about Homesnap Pro's new safety features, please visit www.homesnap.com/pro/safety. 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 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. Homesnap Pro is currently available to agents from MLSs across the country, including MRIS, TheMLS, and MLSListings Inc, among many others. 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 ShowingTime showing scheduling for participating listings Agent Safety Timer and one-tap Distress Alert to keep agents safe at showings 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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Say Hello to Contactually’s New and Improved Android App!
Contactually for Android is better, faster, and more reliable than ever before It's 2014 — we know that for a communication and connection tool to be truly life-changing, it has to be accessible from anywhere. That's why in addition to our full blown web application, Contactually is also available as a plugin for both Gmail and Outlook, as well as a mobile app for iOS and Android. While we know Contactually users need quality plugins and mobile apps — and we're glad to have them — we've also never been satisfied with how well they've worked, in everything from battery usage to how effectively they recreate the functionality of the desktop web application you know and love. That's why both of our mobile apps, along with our email client plugins, have been undergoing major overhauls for months. And our first big announcement has to do with some huge improvements to the 2.0 version of the Android app, which is available today. So let's get right into it! Battery Usage & Syncing Android's pretty developer-accessible nature lets us do lots of cool things in the Contactually app, like syncing text messages and calls from outside the application. Unfortunately, we've learned that some of this stuff (which customers love) can also be murder on your phone's battery (which they don't love quite so much). Never fear — the new release is a huge stride forward in minimizing battery usage, for several reasons. First of all, we've fixed some nasty sync bugs that not only caused some users to experience duplicate records for some calls and texts, but also contributed to excessive battery usage. On top of that, we've redesigned sync to be a little more considerate; it now sends updates piece by piece (instead of in a giant, potentially battery-gobbling chunk), and we've taught it to wait until you've got at least 33% battery life before trying to sync at all. For maximum efficiency, you can even restrict syncing to periods where you're on wi-fi. We don't want Contactually to be the app that killed your phone's battery when you needed it most, and now, it won't be! Bucketing Many customers received various errors while trying to bucket a contact in the Android app. That sucks, and if bucketing on a device works inconsistently, people aren't going to do it at all. Well, in the words of the executives from Office Space — "we fixed the glitch." Bucketing now works as expected. Design Improvements One of the big lessons we learned from the first generation of Contactually mobile apps is that it's hard for anyone outside of Contactually, who doesn't really get what makes it useful, to understand what's important about the mobile apps. That's why our new releases are being built internally, by Contactually engineers Andy and Justin, and why both apps feature new layouts designed for real-life Contactually users. On the Android app, you'll notice this immediately on the Buckets and Contacts screens. Everything is more accessible, and should look (and feel) familiar to regular web-app users. New, common-sense layouts for some of the most commonly used areas of the app. So go get it! Our new Android app is available in the Google Play store today, so don't hesitate to go out there and grab it, especially if you gave up on the last version due to battery issues or sync frustrations. Believe me — you'll be glad you did. For iOS users, don't worry. We're currently beta-testing the completely re-written Contactually for iOS, and as soon as we finish a few things up and jump through the necessary App Store hoops, you'll have it in your hands as well. We'll highlight all the new features and functionality here, as soon as it's released — and if you want to help, contact us about being a beta tester yourself! Finally, a special thanks to all of our customers for keeping us up to date with what's working, and what isn't, especially in regards to our mobile apps. We know dealing with an app that doesn't work quite the way it should can be maddening — that's why we're constantly working to not only improve our apps themselves, but our capacity to build, test, and improve them as well. If you've tried the new apps, let us know how they're working for you! Leave a comment here, or visit the Contactually Forums to let us know what you think. To view the original article, visit the Contactually blog.
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RPR Releases Updates to Web and Mobile Versions
  RPR has been hard at work on our latest release. From school search on RPR mobile™ to a redesigned homepage on the RPR website, there is something new for every user. The website is available now; RPR mobile™ for Android and iOS are coming soon. Watch the Play and Apple stores for your updated app! Let's take a closer look at these changes. RPR mobile™ RPR mobile™ now includes a School Search via our Advanced Search function. Search for schools within an area or a school district, then find properties within that school's attendance zone, or view a school's Great Schools rating, see the phone number of the school, and even press the address of the school to access your GPS for directions. Searching solely for elementary schools? School Search allows you to search by elementary, middle or high schools. The search defaults to a five-mile radius from your current location, but you can make any adjustments you need, including filtering and sorting schools. RPR Residential Redesigned Homepage The first change you'll see when logging into RPR, is our redesigned homepage. Fresher design and navigation. Recent properties, searches, reports, and even your notes on properties are all available for quick reference on the homepage. Comp Analysis – Choice of a preferred property photo In our last release, we gave REALTORS® the ability to choose which version of a property to include in a Comp Analysis. In this release, REALTORS® can also choose which photo as the main photo in the Comp Analysis. Any photo that exists within RPR on a property can be the photo used for a comp to show on a report. Looking to feature that spectacular view of the mountains instead of the outside of the house? No problem. Want to highlight the backyard and pool? Simply select that photo to be included. Toggle through to the property record, and then choose the desired photo from that record. This and That Other enhancements and fixes in this release include: Maponics Updates: The boundaries that RPR uses for ZIP codes, neighborhoods, schools and other areas are provided by data partner Maponics. The boundary data throughout RPR and RPR mobile™ has been updated, reflecting changes and current information for geographies nationwide, which improves your search experience and accuracy of search results. Public Records Data: We upgraded the process we use for receiving and managing public records data, which includes sales data, mortgage information, tax assessments and distressed notices. The result is a faster, more efficient and more accurate processing of new data. We will be working to add new public records facts, like basement square footage, after completing this project. Coming Soon Here are a few of the exciting things we're working on for RPR in our upcoming releases: A one-page Property Flyer to use for marketing Ability to upload your own photos to display on your report covers Walkability Scores added to property and neighborhood pages and reports If you want more help finding or using anything in RPR, please visit http://blog.narrpr.com/training, where we have webinars you can register for, and on-demand learning you can take advantage of. And in case you want a list of these enhancements to review later, a PDF version of these Release Notes is attached here. For more detail and support, contact our 24/7 Help Desk at 877-977-7576. We also welcome your feedback directly from the RPR website (click the "Live chat" link on any page) or by calling the Help Desk. To view the original post, visit the RPR blog.
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