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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Launches Industry-First Program Designed to Eliminate the Real Estate Loyalty Gap
The sophisticated program lays out a clear path for real estate professionals throughout the industry to create a highly successful business Irvine, Calif., March 22, 2021 -- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, one of the world's fastest-growing residential real estate brokerage franchise networks, held its annual convention, virtually welcoming thousands of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network members from around the globe. The convention celebrated a successful 2020 year with over 360,000 transactions and nearly $140 Billion in sales volume. The global company's CEO, Chris Stuart unveiled a transformational new real estate platform, designed to exponentially increase the performance and productivity of the network's brokerages and their agents. The National Association of Realtors stated in a recent report on Buyer and Seller trends, that 91 percent of buyers surveyed said they'd utilize the same real estate agent again on their next transaction, yet only 13 percent of those that had previously transacted actually used the agent from their previous transaction. The 78 percent difference is what Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has defined as the Real Estate Loyalty Gap. This gap in consumer loyalty represents the single greatest economic threat, and therefore opportunity, to the individual agent and must command more of the industry's focus moving forward. Further, Stuart explains that the Loyalty Gap hasn't been created by a lack of awareness given that most consumers receive countless solicitations and personal promotional material from agents regularly. Nor is The Loyalty Gap a function of a lack of representation by agents given that 90 percent of all buyers and sellers are represented by an agent on transactions. The elusive quality that might be missing from the industry's value proposition, Influence. Stuart collaborated with a very diverse team of colleagues and top-producing agents, teams and leaders from across the global network to carefully design and created the exclusive platform, The Real Estate I.Q. System. The System combines the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, marketing resources and technology with progressive education, training, coaching and consulting. The System and its related Influencer Network, have been purposefully created to elevate its network agents' range, reach and influence (the "I" in I.Q. stands for Influence) by providing them with the essential tools and guidance to build stronger, and more valuable, long-term relationships with clients and prospects. "It is incredibly fulfilling to finally see this vision come to fruition. I've been envisioning and planning for the execution of this platform for nearly a year," said Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. "The strategic content that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' network agents will have access to through the Real Estate I.Q. System, along with professional development, is unprecedented," says Allan Dalton, SVP, Industry Research and Development for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. The former CEO of Realtor.com enthused, "After all my years in the industry I have never come across such a concept that will set real estate's agents up for success and when utilized properly, will contribute to closing the Real Estate Loyalty Gap and help agents achieve forever success, as a Forever Agent." The convention also featured a performance by eleven-time Grammy-award-winning artist, John Legend which benefited The Sunshine Kids Foundation, raising over $100,000. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network agents who were in attendance had the opportunity to participate in unforgettable general sessions, world-class entertainment, 30+ live and on-demand university sessions, an incredible virtual exhibitor showcase, keynote presentations, digital networking events and live Q&As. For more information visit: www.bhhs.com About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the world's fastest-growing residential real estate brokerage franchise networks, with more than 50,000 real estate professionals, nearly 1,500 offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East, and more than $138 billion in real estate sales volume. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. Visit: www.bhhs.com
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RESAAS Announces COVID-19 Tests Available for Purchase to REALTORS
VANCOUVER, BC, July 14, 2020 - RESAAS Services Inc., a technology platform for the real estate industry, is pleased to announce the launch of COVID-19 testing for REALTORS. RESAAS has secured exclusive rights within the real estate industry to make COVID-19 testing available to all licensed real estate agents, their families and their clients. The agreement, signed on July 13, 2020 with a California-headquartered medical corporation, has a renewable 1-year term. The tests made available by RESAAS are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), using Abbott Diagnostic testing technology to ensure 100% accuracy. RESAAS agents can choose to have both the antigen test (check for COVID-19, known as PCR) and the antibody test. "This is phase 1 of RESAAS' commitment to help real estate agents return to the field safely," said RESAAS CEO, Tom Rossiter. "RESAAS has been developing a platform for many years to unite the real estate industry globally. Our multilingual platform has brought innovation to international referral business. Our award-winning solution for listings captures vast amounts of unique real estate data. Now, the work put into the RESAAS platform enables us to react quickly to support agents through the COVID-19 crisis. By making COVID-19 tests readily available, RESAAS agents and their clients can list, sell, tour and transact real estate again with confidence." Beginning today, RESAAS agents in Los Angeles, California can book and pay for their COVID-19 tests through the RESAAS Platform. There are 12,000 REALTORS® in Greater Los Angeles. RESAAS will use its existing e-commerce solution, in which RESAAS Premium agents already have credit card details stored, to allow for quick one-click purchase. The booking system inside RESAAS has a live-link integration into a network of lab locations schedules, providing RESAAS agents with real-time ability to book their test appointments. RESAAS Premium agents will receive preferred access. RESAAS agents qualify for preferred pricing of $189 for the COVID-19 test (PCR antigen), and $99 for the antibody test. RESAAS will be offering a first-to-market combination package of both tests (antigen + antibody) for $239. RESAAS offers the following competitive advantages for COVID-19 tests: Provide RESAAS agents with awareness of testing eligibility. Enabling RESAAS agents to securely book a test online. Offering more competitive pricing to RESAAS agents than publicly available. Provision of industry-leading turnaround times for rapid delivery of results digitally. "RESAAS has a sophisticated, multi-faceted approach to securing COVID-19 testing across the entire real estate industry," continues Rossiter. "COVID-19 testing is a rapidly evolving area. Our goal remains to allow real estate agents to work face-to-face with their clients in safety." RESAAS has developed a strategy for distribution of COVID-19 tests for real estate agents worldwide through a group of RESAAS' multinational clients. Phase 2, already underway, will scale COVID-19 testing across the United States. About RESAAS Services Inc. RESAAS is a technology platform that enables real estate brokerages, franchises and associations to bring real-time communication, new business opportunities and unique data to their agents on a global basis. Visit www.resaas.com for more information.
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Leading Moving Concierge Service to Partner with Natural Gas Company in Southeastern US
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Provides Agents with New Strategic Client Engagement Tools
BHGRE Moves Program Provides Home Buyers with Concierge Moving Services and Discounts MADISON, N.J., Feb. 27, 2020 -- Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC, a leader in lifestyle real estate and part of the Realogy family of companies, today announced the launch of BHGRE Moves. This automated program, powered by MooveGuru, Inc., allows BHGRE affiliated agents to provide their customers with exclusive discounts and a concierge service that reduces the stress, time and expense of moving. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate affiliated brokers and agents can utilize the program at no additional cost -- and there is no fee for consumers to participate in the program. Research1 has shown that, on average, people spend over $10,000 on move-related products and services. BHGRE Moves allows affiliated agents to offer strategically-timed discounts to their clients from national retailers such as Home Depot®, Bed Bath & Beyond®, Allstate®, ADT®, and dozens more. Agents can customize offerings and enroll their preferred local vendors to the platform. BHGRE Moves also offers agents multiple ways to stay "top of mind" with their clients and positions them as local market experts during every stage of the customer's homeownership lifecycle. These include: An automated email marketing program that sends clients agent-branded, personalized emails with local, home-related money-saving offers during the home buying process. A concierge dedicated to work with recent home buyers to connect all of their utilities to their new house – a process that can often take over five hours and upwards of seven calls – with just one 30-minute phone call. A "customer for life" program that nurtures the client relationship beyond the close. This automated service delivers value-added email offers to clients on behalf of their agent, timed at strategic intervals to foster repeat business and referrals. "This program provides Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate affiliated agents with the perfect complement to the unique, engaging, and relevant lifestyle content they already provide to help clients live their best lives," said Sherry Chris, President & CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. "With the addition of services like concierge utility connection and valuable discounts on move-related products and services, BHGRE-affiliated agents can now extend their role beyond that of trusted transaction professional to trusted home ownership advisor." "We are excited to provide our affiliated agents with another tool to help keep them 'top of mind' with their spheres and in consistent, regular contact before, during and most importantly after the sale," said Sonya Feigen and Loni Vogler, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Vogler Feigen. "And the fact that the service is automated is the best feature of all. Now all our affiliated agents have to do is simply enroll their client, and the program does the rest – delivering consistent and meaningful follow-up messages to clients – while freeing the agents to provide next level service." About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. The growing Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network includes nearly 13,000 independent sales associates and more than 370 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States, Canada, Jamaica, The Bahamas and Australia. Better Homes & Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and used with permission. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Franchise is independently owned and operated. 12019 Mover Spending Trends survey conducted by the University of Colorado.
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BHHS New England, New York and Westchester Properties Launches Complimentary Concierge for Life Service
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Lone Wolf and Updater Form First-of-Kind Strategic Partnership
Partnership connects the nation's leading transaction management solutions to the nation's leading moving app for an unrivalled client experience CAMBRIDGE, ON (August 27, 2019) -- Lone Wolf Technologies, the North American leader in residential real estate technology, and Updater, the nation's leading relocation technology provider, today announced a partnership between their two organizations. This partnership will connect Lone Wolf's transaction management solutions, zipForm® Plus and TransactionDesk, to the Updater platform and create an unrivaled client experience for buyers and sellers moving into new homes. Real estate brokerages and agents will enable this integration directly within their transaction solution. Property information will sync between the two companies' programs and invite buyers and sellers to create an Updater account. With Updater, home buyers and sellers enjoy a simplified moving experience, while brokerages and agents differentiate their client offering. "We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Updater and bring this helpful service to our mutual customers," said Jimmy Kelly, CEO of Lone Wolf. "This partnership further expands Lone Wolf's technology ecosystem and represents another step forward in our mission to simplify the real estate experience for all. With an integration between our industry-leading transaction solutions and Updater's state-of-the-art moving app, we're able to help real estate agents and brokerages across the country deliver an unmatched client experience." Updater is a relocation platform that streamlines the moving process for millions of home buyers and sellers annually. The company creates a personalized moving experience based on each client's unique move. Services include mail forwarding, TV and internet installation, reserving a moving company, hooking up utilities, securing insurance, updating addresses, and more. Updater is offered by thousands of real estate brokerages and agents to provide added value to their clients before, during, and after the transaction. "This is an exciting announcement for the many brokerages that use Lone Wolf technology," said David Greenberg, Founder and CEO of Updater. "Today's real estate transaction extends beyond the transaction itself and into relationship-building value adds for clients. We're thrilled to be able to provide such an add at one of the most stressful points in the transaction, the move." Lone Wolf is the real estate industry's top technology provider, serving over 1.4 million agents, 20,000 offices, and 1000 MLSs and Associations in North America with its core solutions, zipForm® Plus, zipTMS®, TransactionDesk, and brokerWOLF. These solutions feature a comprehensive set of brokerage focused features designed to speed up and simplify transaction, document, and back office and accounting management. Its ecosystem, meanwhile, comprised of front office, website, CRM, title, and ancillary services solutions, enables the company to simplify the entire real estate experience. Updater, the latest addition to this ecosystem, will provide Lone Wolf's massive customer base with yet another tool to better serve their home buyers and sellers. About Lone Wolf Technologies Lone Wolf Technologies, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, is the North American leader in residential real estate software, serving over 1.3 million real estate agents, 20,000 offices, 9,000 brokerages, and 1000 MLSs and Associations across Canada and the U.S. The company offers an ecosystem of technology products designed to simplify the entire transaction process, including software for back office and transaction management. Each element of this ecosystem enables brokerages, agents, MLSs, and associations to operate more efficiently, reduce costs, and increase opportunities for profitability. Lone Wolf's head office is located in Cambridge, ON, with additional offices in Dallas, TX, London, ON, and Fraser, MI. About Updater Updater is the nation's leading relocation technology platform designed to make moving easier for the 45 million Americans that relocate every year. Updater helps users seamlessly connect TV and internet, secure insurance, update accounts, connect utilities, forward mail and more. From real estate brokerages to multifamily and relocation companies, Updater's proprietary relocation technology platform has become an industry standard, enabling a personalized and trusted all-in-one app for the relocation process. Headquartered in New York City, Updater has raised nearly $100 million from leading investors, including Fidelity International, SoftBank Capital, IA Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Second Century Ventures (the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®), and more. For more information, please visit www.updater.com.
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eXp Realty Preferred Partners to Provide Marketplace for Home-buying Services
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ERA Real Estate Announces Relationship with HomeAdvisor to Create Concierge Access to Top-Rated Service Providers for Home Buyers
MADISON, N.J., May 21, 2019 -- ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader, today announced a relationship with HomeAdvisor, a leading digital marketplace evolving the way homeowners connect with service professionals. The collaboration allows clients to access HomeAdvisor's network of top-rated and reviewed service professionals in their area through a self-service website or a dedicated call center. ERA is one of the first real estate companies to do this network-wide, creating a concierge experience that includes an innovative self-service website for all affiliated brokers connected to ERA's Zap® platform. ERA is the first real estate partner to comprehensively integrate a HomeAdvisor concierge experience to all participating brokers.HomeAdvisor has hundreds of thousands of professionals in their network and can be found across the United States. Whether a client is in need of a painter, landscaper, or contractor, they can access professionals through the concierge sites with no additional cost to them. Brokers and their independent agents could receive a referral fee every time a client makes an appointment through the concierge site. "Our objective is to help the agent maintain their relationship with the client beyond the transaction, and put the agent at the center of the home ownership lifecycle," said Simon Chen, CEO of ERA Real Estate. "Agents have always made local recommendations to clients on services and products, but now we can funnel all of that client activity through a website that allows the broker and agent to stay valuable and visible years after the transaction. These connections could translate into more referrals, more ancillary income, and most importantly more repeat business." The collaboration with HomeAdvisor is just one component of ERA® Beyond, a community of national and local companies committed to providing the ERA® network of affiliated brokers and agents with products and services focused on productivity, profitability, and delivering value for consumers. ERA is leveraging the size and scale of its brand to deliver value and one-stop convenience so agents and brokers can better provide comprehensive service. About ERA Real Estate At ERA Real Estate, we don't adapt to change, we create it. We believe that our core business values of collaboration, innovation, diversity and growth are needed now more than ever. As a global leader in the residential real estate industry for more than 40 years, ERA was the first real estate franchise to expand internationally, the first to post listings online, and is the only national company that offers the Sellers Security® Plan program. The ERA Real Estate network includes 40,000 affiliated brokers and independent sales associates and approximately 2,300 offices throughout the United States and 34 other countries and territories. ERA Franchise Systems LLC (www.ERA.com) which operates the ERA Real Estate system, is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global provider of real estate services. ERA Real Estate information is available at www.ExploreERA.com.
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MoveEasy Adds Amazon Alexa to Entire Platform
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Real Living Leads Industry with Highest Customer Satisfaction Rating Two Years Running
IRVINE, Calif. (April 16, 2019) – Allan Dalton, CEO, Real Living Real Estate, announced that Real Living, the first national franchisor that gave clients the power to grade their customer service, received a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating for 2018, according to independent ratings service Quality Service Certification, Inc. (QSC). This is the second consecutive year that the Real Living Real Estate network placed well above the industry for customer satisfaction. Through Real Living's innovative Real Living 360 Service® program, network members ask customers to candidly rate the performance of their sales agent. QSC administers and validates these customer service satisfaction results following closed transactions for participating agents. Nearly 7,000 buyers and sellers were surveyed to measure the satisfaction of Real Living Real Estate network customers. "It's no surprise that the Real Living network scores so well," said Allan Dalton, CEO, Real Living Real Estate. "Our Real Living network Lifestyle Advisors are well qualified to meet the unique needs of their customers." Dalton added, "This distinction, plus our customized approach, puts our brand above the rest as demonstrated by the excellent results of this survey." In the results, a full 94 percent of home buyers and 91 percent of home sellers who worked with Real Living network sales associates reported being "very satisfied" with the results and service provided by their Real Living network real estate professional. According to the latest report from the National Association of REALTORS®, only 62 percent of buyers and 64 percent of sellers said they were very satisfied with the buying process and service provided by their real estate professional. The survey also found that 97 percent of Real Living network customers surveyed said they would likely use the same sales professional in the future and would recommend the same professional to a relative or friend. Chris Stuart, CEO, HSF Affiliates, congratulated the Real Living network for its QSC scores. "I'm so proud of our network of professionals for achieving these impressive results time after time." Stuart added, "This record-high 98 percent satisfaction rating speaks to the passion and dedication of the network to provide only the very best in customer care." About Real Living Real Estate Real Living Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage franchise company with a comprehensive and integrated suite of resources for franchisees and their sales professionals, as well as for consumers who work with them. In 2016 and 2017, Real Living Real Estate was named "Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year" in the ongoing Harris Poll EquiTrend® study; and was named "Most Loved" and "Most Trusted" real estate brand in the study in consecutive years. Real Living Real Estate earned a record 98 percent customer satisfaction rating for 2018, according to independent ratings service Quality Service Certification, Inc. Additionally, the Real Living brand and its innovative concepts were recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as well as by Inman News with several Inman Innovator Awards. Real Living Real Estate is a network brand of HSF Affiliates LLC, which is owned by HomeServices of America, Inc.™, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Visit www.RealLiving.com.
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RE/MAX of TEXAS Agents Make Moving More Affordable
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VirtualTourCafe Awarded Best of Houzz 2018
With over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users, Best of Houzz winners like VirtualTourCafe represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry PLEASANTON, CALIF. (FEBRUARY 01, 2018) -- VirtualTourCafe, a national real estate virtual tour service, has won "Best Of Customer Service" on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The best-in-class real estate virtual tour service was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners' work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A "Best Of Houzz 2018" badge will appear on winners' profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. "Customer service is our number one priority, so to be recognized by Houzz and our clients in this way is a great honor to our team, and validation that we are on the right track! Our values as a company come from a place of respect and love for each other, our employees, our customers, shareholders and the community. Our policy is to do what is right for the customer, employee, vendor or person with whom we come in contact. Doing the right thing should always come first. This is part of our company value statement and we are proud to have received this recognition!" – Tim Denbo, President/CEO VirtualTourCafe "The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud," said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. "Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise." Follow VirtualTourCafe on Houzz. About VirtualTourCafe VirtualTourCafe is a best-in-class online real estate virtual tour and marketing service to help real estate agents, brokers and associations create automated virtual tours, print flyers and videos for their listings, providing more exposure and faster sales for their customers. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, VirtualTourCafe also has offices in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit VirtualTourCafe.com. About Houzz Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.
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Redfin Announces Trial of Concierge-Style Home-Selling Service in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
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Redfin Expands 1% Listing Fee to 18 Additional Markets, Now Reaching 80 Percent of Redfin Customers Across 25 Markets Total
Home Sellers Get Full Service and Save Thousands in Fees Listing with a Redfin Agent SEATTLE — Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage, announced it has extended its 1 percent listing fee to home sellers in 18 additional markets. Now approximately 80 percent of Redfin's home-selling customers will pay Redfin just 1 percent of the final sale price, subject to a minimum of between $3,000 to $5,500, depending on the market. Sellers typically pay their listing agent a commission of 2.5 to 3 percent of the home's sale price. With a 1 percent listing fee, sellers working with a Redfin agent will save between $7,000 and $10,000 on a $500,000 home sale. The 1 percent listing fee does not include buyer's agent commission, which is typically paid by the seller. The lowered listing fee is being offset by a reduction of the Redfin refund for buyers in the new 1 percent listing markets. Buyers can continue to see the amount of the refund, which is based on the price of the home, on the home listing page. "This pricing better reflects how our customers want to pay a real estate agent," said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. "Especially in today's hot market, the most value-conscious customer is the one selling, not buying, a home. We first tried shifting more savings from buyers to sellers nearly three years ago, with 1 percent pricing in Washington, D.C., and then later in four other markets, and our overall share gains in those markets have outpaced other Redfin markets." Every seller who works with Redfin receives the following, included in the fee, paid for by Redfin: A dedicated listing agent with experience selling homes in the local area, backed by a team of support staff who make the process run smoothly. One of the industry's most thorough pricing analyses, which combines Redfin's proprietary algorithms for estimating the value of a home and the expertise of a local Redfin agent. Professional photography. A Redfin 3D Walkthrough tour, letting buyers view a three-dimensional floor plan online, then interact with every aspect of the home from any direction, as if walking from room to room. Open houses, hosted by a Redfin agent, with visitors registered by our own iPad application for immediate follow-up. Online marketing with the listing featured above others on Redfin.com, the U.S.'s #1 brokerage website. Redfin also runs email and digital advertising campaigns to reach just the right buyers. Pre-marketing of Redfin listings, where permitted by local rules, with tools for gathering feedback on the number of interested buyers and what price they would pay for the property. Professionally designed and beautifully produced print brochures. The Redfin Home Dashboard, letting sellers track online visits to their listing and the latest competitive market conditions in their neighborhood. The 18 new markets join Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, San Diego, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia, where Redfin rolled out a trial test of 1 percent listing fees. Redfin will continue to charge a 1.5 percent listing fee in the other markets where it operates, which is already a significant value. "Offering the Redfin home-selling experience for just a 1 percent listing fee builds on Redfin's mission to make real estate better for consumers," said Karen Krupsaw, senior vice president of real estate operations. "We are addressing every pain point for sellers-- not only the cost of selling a home-- but the challenges of setting the right price, getting the property ready to list, making a strong debut on the market and keeping track of logistics and paperwork." For three consecutive years, Redfin has sold listings for more money, with a higher rate of success than the industry average. Specifically, homes listed with Redfin sell for an average of $3,000 more and had a higher chance of selling, with 75 percent of listings selling within 90 days, compared to 69 percent among comparable listings across the country. Redfin publishes comprehensive information about each of its agents, including homes they have sold, areas of expertise and customer reviews, so sellers can choose an agent who has the local knowledge and experience that meets their needs. Homeowners who are interested in selling can visit www.redfin.com/why-sell to learn more about Redfin's service and connect with a Redfin agent in their neighborhood. About Redfin Redfin is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the consumer's favor. Founded by software engineers, Redfin has the country's #1 brokerage website and offers a host of online tools to consumers, including the Redfin Estimate, the automated home-value estimate with the industry's lowest published error rate for listed homes. Homebuyers and sellers enjoy a full-service, technology-powered experience from Redfin real estate agents, while saving thousands in commissions. Redfin serves more than 80 major metro areas across the U.S. The company has closed more than $50 billion in home sales.
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Moxi Works and MoveEasy Team Up
MoveEasy joins the Moxi Cloud to deliver agents a comprehensive moving concierge service July 18, 2017 – Seattle, WA – Moxi Works recently announced another tool that has been added to their open platform ecosystem, called MoveEasy. MoveEasy is a comprehensive moving concierge service offered to homeowners directly from your website while saving you valuable time on researching post-transaction tasks for them. York Baur, CEO of Moxi Works said, "We're delighted to have MoveEasy on the Moxi Cloud. They provide a unique solution to a common problem in the industry. It's not an agent productivity app, but rather, a great app for agents to extend to their sphere of influence – keeping the agent in-flow and valued." MoveEasy works by helping organize a move, assisting in completing tasks, and connecting clients with vendors in addition to helping agents stay top of mind even after the transaction has closed. It does this by creating a personalized moving dashboard where clients can complete various moving tasks and receive branded weekly email reminders. Tasks include anything from updating utilities and changing their address, to finding moving and storage options, and shipping their car. Agents can add all of their preferred cleaners, painters, and other vendors that can assist in the home selling/moving process. Since the entire service is branded, agents can stay top of mind, even after the transaction has closed. Everything stays accessible from the unique dashboard. MoveEasy is integrated into the Moxi Engage CRM. When a transaction moves from active to pending, MoveEasy pulls all the necessary details from Moxi Engage into the MoveEasy dashboard. The client can access the dashboard and keep up to date with everything happening and organize schedules for tasks. Everything done on the dashboard is sent back to Moxi Engage, within the activity section. While the client can access everything on the MoveEasy dashboard, the agent can access everything they need right in their CRM. Venkatesh Ganapathy, CEO of MoveEasy said, "We are extremely excited to be part of the Moxi Cloud. With so many different tools available for the real estate agents to help their clients, they have to constantly keep learning different systems. Our integration allows agents to continue using Moxi Engage CRM as they normally would, while MoveEasy operates in the background, guiding their clients through the stressful moving process." About Moxi Works Moxi Works is a residential brokerage services company that makes agents significantly more productive and brokerages more profitable by helping them effectively run their businesses. Moxi Works' integrated tools are centered on a sphere-based selling process that drastically increases agents' repeat and referral business, while lowering overall technology, training and support costs for the brokerage. With Moxi Works, brokerages are able to make their agents' lives simpler and their businesses more successful. More information at moxiworks.com. About MoveEasy MoveEasy is a comprehensive moving concierge service offered to clients directly from your website while saving you valuable time on researching post transaction tasks for them. MoveEasy assists consumers before, during and after their move, through a comprehensive moving dashboard featuring timely reminders and targeted resources, resulting in a stress-free move experience. Discover move at moveeasy.com/realestate.
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Tungle Expands Executive Team
Montreal, Canada—Feb. 3, 2010 Tungle Corp., the company that is pioneering the online scheduling industry, today announced the expansion of its management team with the appointments of Jonathan Levitt as vice president of Marketing, and Richard Zeidel as vice president of Alliances. With 30 percent month-to-month growth in the user base and the number of meetings scheduled using the Tungle.me scheduling application growing exponentially, these appointments will be responsible for driving even more aggressive growth in 2010. “Since we launched Tungle.me last year, we have focused our efforts on creating a product that solves a true market need while delivering a superior user experience,” said Marc Gingras, chief executive officer and founder of Tungle Corp. “2010 is the year where Tungle will become a household name with business professionals around the world. Jonathan and Richard will play a crucial role in making this happen.” Levitt brings more than 15 years of experience specializing in helping diverse brands better understand their audiences and leverage technology and data to build better customer experiences and create brand equity. He has counselled firms of all sizes, including leading global players such as Bank of America, Verizon, Dell, Proctor & Gamble, Ford and Reebok. As a proponent of conversation marketing, Levitt is a prolific and sought-after speaker, blogger and writer who has been featured in several industry publications including 1to1Magazine, ClickZ, DM News and MediaPost. Jonathan Levitt on Linkedin > Zeidel, a digital marketer and agent of change for more than 15 years, is a seasoned sales executive who has strategized with Fortune 500 organizations to design high-impact, measurable digital campaigns. Zeidel brings to Tungle a deep understanding of how to leverage technology to meet client objectives, as well as his experience working with well established brands including The New York Times, The Economist, CBS, NBC and Fox Digital. Richard Zeidel on LinkedIn > Tungle’s free Tungle.me scheduling application makes it easy for professionals to schedule meetings across organizations, calendar systems and time zones by eliminating costly double bookings and the endless back and forth of finding a time to meet. As a result, Tungle.me drastically improves productivity and efficiency. The company released general availability of Tungle in April 2009 and has since released its flagship feature Tungle.me personal scheduling page as well as an iPhone application and Lotus Notes integration. 2009 also saw the announcement of key partnerships including Xing, Ning and IBM. About Tungle: Tungle Corp.’s Tungle.me makes scheduling meetings easy—across organizations, calendar systems and time zones—by eliminating the multiple emails, phone calls and double bookings that typically come with finding a time to meet. Tungle.me synchronizes with leading online calendar systems including Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Entourage for Mac, and Lotus Notes (Beta), and does not require visitors to sign in or register to schedule meetings. Tungle.me supports scheduling meetings on-the-go with Tungle.me for iPhone, which is available for free download in the App Store. Founded in 2006, the Montreal based company is venture-backed by investors Commonwealth Capital Ventures, JLA Ventures, and Desjardins Venture Capital. Media & Industry Analysts Contact: Erin Lariviere, for Tungle [email protected] +1-514-678-9181 x.220
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10k Partners with Minnesota, Saskatchewan and South Carolina
Minneapolis, MN (December 21, 2009) – 10k Research and Marketing is pleased to announce three new Market Reporting Partnerships with large regional organizations and the local associations that comprise them. Here's the skinny: Minnesota Association of REALTORS® – Local Market Updates, a statewideMonthly Indicators, a Monthly Indicators for every local association in the state andour latest addition to the product suite, Sortable Stats. South Carolina Association of REALTORS® – a statewide Monthly Indicators, a statewide Housing Supply Outlook, Monthly Indicators for local markets, a Housing Supply Outlook for local markets and Local Market Updates. Saskatoon Regional Association of REALTORS® (coordinator of the Saskatchewan Provincial MLS® System) – a Monthly Indicators for the entire provice, Monthly Indicators for local markets, Local Market Updates and Weekly Market Activity Reports for the Prince Albert and District Association of REALTORS® and for the Association of Regina REALTORS®. For Minnesota and South Carolina, we'll be pulling data from every MLS system in the state to create a unified and accurate statewide statistical database. This isn't a statewide MLS by any means, but it will give the associations in each state a clean picture of market trends that wasn't previously available. What a sweet way to finish the year. We're gaining steam, but our energy is not derived from boiling water. It's coming from the express written consent of our partners. Just listen to these guys: "We're excited to work with 10k because we know they'll deliver an easy-to-understand product that is visually pleasing, timely and will help the local associations and the state association take a stronger leadership position in our housing market," – Chris Galler, Chief Operating Officer, Minnesota Association of REALTORS® "We're excited about our partnership with 10k Research. Regardless of market conditions, REALTORS® need the right tools to succeed. Having timely, and relevant state and local market reports will help our REALTOR® members find the path to success," – Nick Kremydas, Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina Association of REALTORS® "We decided to partner with 10k because their products will further advance our membership as the primary source for real estate information in the province of Saskatchewan. We are confident the products will be accurate, timely and professional." – Harry H. Janzen, CAE Executive Officer, Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® 10k also works with the likes of Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS), the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR), and Metrolist, Inc. We serve the research and marketing needs of local associations, state associations, MLS systems and brokers. All real estate is local. Let's explore your market together. 10k is a subsidiary of the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®. Below the News Release | Other Recent Happenings 1) Hey, Kentucky! Jeff Allen is going to be in Hopkinsville on January 29 at a Chamber of Commerce event for real estate. He will be introduced by the mayor. This is very cool to us. If you know a mayor that would like to introduce us at an event in your town, let us know. 2) We are going to be involved with the first Real Estate BarCamp in Minnesota, which will be held on April 6, 2009. Details to come after the New Year's holiday. 3) Our market video product, "The Skinny," is getting traction around the country. We even did a video for NAR. We're also eager to launch something BIG and NEW in early 2010. It's a game changer. 4) We are starting to get our ducks rowed for AE Institute in Quebec City. Both Mark Allen and Greg Sax are listed in the event's Playbill. In honor of this event, our titles are given in French below. Thanks for your time, and drop us a line if you have an interest in working together.  
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