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CoreLogic Acquires HomeVisit
Expands real estate marketing solutions and digital data capture capabilities Irvine, Calif., December 17, 2018—CoreLogic, a leading global provider of property information, insight, analytics and data-enabled solutions, today announced the Company has completed the acquisition of HomeVisit from Breakaway Holdings, LLC. HomeVisit is a leading provider of marketing focused real estate solutions, including property listing photography, videography, 3D modeling, drone imagery, and related services. HomeVisit currently operates in the mid-Atlantic region and, when combined with CoreLogic workflow platforms serving over 800,000 real estate professionals, is expected to enable the next generation of property marketing solutions for real estate professionals, Multiple Listing Services (MLSs), Brokers and agents across North America. "The combination of CoreLogic and HomeVisit is highly synergistic and allows us to continue to grow and expand the HomeVisit product suite on a national scale," said Frank Martell, CoreLogic president and CEO. "At the same time, the addition of HomeVisit will allow us to further augment our digital data capture capabilities." About CoreLogic CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) is a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. The Company's combined data from public, contributory and proprietary sources includes over 4.5 billion records spanning more than 50 years, providing detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. The markets CoreLogic serves include real estate and mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, and the public sector. CoreLogic delivers value to clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed solutions. Clients rely on CoreLogic to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic operates in North America, Western Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.corelogic.com.
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Lang Realty Announces Plans to Launch First Lifestyle Real Estate Channel Streaming Worldwide 24/7
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA (July 9, 2018) – Lang Realty has announced plans to launch the first lifestyle real estate channel, Lang TV, to stream worldwide online 24/7, featuring South Florida's finest agents, real estate, lifestyle activities, interior design, travel, country club living and more. "As marketing platforms continue to evolve, this innovative format is designed to provide our agents with a competitive advantage in connecting with potential home buyers, sellers, other agents and local businesses throughout South Florida," said Scott Agran, president of Lang Realty, who plans to launch the network in September. Produced by BYL Network, Lang TV will stream on Smart TVs and online from any internet connection around the world. The channel will broadcast throughout Lang's 11 offices and online at www.langrealty.com that reaches over 140,000 unique visitors each month. Lang TV will be cross-promoted throughout social media outlets as well as traditional print media including newspapers, magazines and direct mail pieces. BYL Network, Inc. is a multi-media broadcast network located in Boca Raton, Florida. We currently offer services consisting of online video production and broadcasting, broadcast software management, publishing and marketing. Lang Realty was established in 1989 and has grown from a modest start with three sales associates to become one of the top real estate companies in South Florida. For more information, visit www.langrealty.com.
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Terradatum Announces Acquisition of VScreen and OnHoldUSA
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Elm Street Technology and 'This Old House' Launch Co-Branded Digital Marketing Platform for Real Estate Professionals
Integration of Home Enthusiast content together with Real Estate search significantly improves the Consumer Experience and produces superior results for Real Estate Professionals August 1, 2017 – Greensboro, NC – Elm Street Technology and This Old House have just announced the launch of their co-branded digital marketing platform for real estate professionals. After months of testing, the Elm Street Technology and This Old House integrated digital marketing platform has generated best-in-class results for real estate companies and professionals including: Generating new monthly Unique Visitors and Repeat Visitors Increasing Session Time per User Proven improvements in the quality and volume of Leads Generated "Improving the consumer experience with rich content provided by This Old House has led to enhanced results and a truly unique offering for our customers," said Prem Luthra, President and CEO of Elm Street Technology. "Increasing the volume and quality of leads generated on our digital marketing platforms is our ongoing mission on behalf of our customers, and partnering with This Old House is yet another step we are taking to deliver better value for our customers and the consumers they serve." "Our team is excited to partner with Elm Street Technology to offer real estate professionals with content and tools to better engage consumers," said Eric Thorkilsen, CEO of This Old House Ventures, LLC. "While consumers are actively searching for a new property, they are simultaneously thinking about transforming the house they purchase into their home. We believe that offering our 37+ year library of home-related content to real estate professionals is a step towards providing a valuable content experience to those consumers." Century 21 DuMont & Associates, a leading real estate brokerage in Massachusetts was one of the first companies to take advantage of this new platform. "Everybody knows This Old House from TV so when I was offered the opportunity to offer their content to our custumers, I took full advantage immediately," said Rick DuMont Broker/Owner. Soon after the launch of the new website, consumer testimonials were received including, "I just wanted to let you know what a great website you have! We were surprised and delighted to see This Old House content on your site! We have watched this show! We also love the look and ease of use with this site. Keep up the good work!" said Vanessa Guerney. About Elm Street Technology Elm Street Technology offers a portfolio of real estate technology and marketing services that provides one vendor, one point of contact, one solution fully fused into one platform to deliver a single source for new leads, client relationship management, and client retention tools for agents, teams and brokerages. Elevate from Elm Street Technology is the single solution that real estate professionals need to handle the marketing while brokers and agents handle the business, including high end IDX websites, lead generation tools, powerful CRM and incubation tools, mobile app, social media management and blogging, and client retention tools. For more information, call 1-866-353-3456.
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Moxi Works Adds Digital Media Partner to Their Open Platform
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VScreen Launches First Turnkey Community Video Solution for Real Estate
  ORLANDO, FL (FEBRUARY 07, 2017)--VScreen announced today the nationwide release of lifestyle Community Videos, which are hyper-local and can be completely branded to the real estate broker and/or personalized to all of their agents. Community Videos are professionally narrated and combine the best in local video clips, market data, video editing, and local lifestyle content. All videos also include clickable calls-to-action for lead capture, and easy social media sharing capability. Community Videos represent VScreen's newest data driven video content solution, and the real estate industry's first local, scaleable, and economical Community Videos offering of its kind. Pricing starts at only $19/mo per video, with localized packages including up to 50 Community Videos per city. "Localized content, and specifically Community Videos, are a key component of most brokerage and agent online marketing strategies. Producing Community Videos in a professional, timely and cost effective way, can be incredibly challenging for those that need to focus on just selling real estate. Our solution is the easy answer to meeting the consumer's expectation of high quality neighborhood video content, while simultaneously positioning the broker and/or agent as the local go-to expert. We've also eliminated the need for brokers to have to go back and re-edit their videos when things change locally, since our content and data is automatically updated and always kept current," said VScreen CEO Stephen Schweickart. Community Videos highlight the most important lifestyle features of a city, county, zip code or neighborhood, with up-to-date local information on Things To Do, School Scores, Yelp Reviews of local attractions, Weather, Demographics, Safety, Entertainment, Commute Times, and more. For more information, visit VScreen's Community Videos page, or call 866.720.0204. About VScreen VScreen is the nation's leading real estate video content provider, offering turnkey video solutions to brokers and agents looking for the latest in consumer centric video content and technology. In addition to Community Videos, VScreen is also the parent company of ListingVideos.com, VidBrander.com, and the patent pending MarketVideos.com portal.
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Matterport Surpasses 70 Million Global Visits and Celebrates Explosive Growth of 3D and Virtual Reality Spaces
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Matterport Expands Virtual Reality Portfolio With Support of Google Cardboard
SUNNYVALE, CA--(August 02, 2016) - Immersive media technology company Matterport today announced new capabilities to its comprehensive system for creating, modifying, distributing, and navigating immersive 3D and virtual reality (VR) versions of real-world spaces. These include a new app (Matterport VR for Google Cardboard), outdoor capture and viewing capabilities (360° Views), and enhanced functionality for highlighting key features of a Space (enabling external links within Mattertag™ Content). The new capabilities will help people to more fully experience a property, anytime and from anywhere. The announcement was made today in conjunction with Matterport's participation at Inman Connect. Inman Connect runs from August 2-5 in San Francisco, and Matterport can be found at Booth #4. "Top brokerages and realtors are always looking for new ways to differentiate themselves, to win new listings and bring in qualified buyers," said Bill Brown, CEO of Matterport. "These three new capabilities are important to help further set agents and brokerages apart from their competition, and are critical innovations in transforming how people buy and sell real estate." Matterport VR for Google Cardboard Already available on Samsung Gear VR, Matterport Spaces can now also be viewed on Google Cardboard (for Android), Google's low-cost VR platform for viewing VR applications. The combination of low cost and wide dissemination of Cardboard means that millions more individuals are able to view properties, in the form of Matterport Spaces, in VR. Real estate professionals have been early adopters of VR, in order to market properties in the most immersive and realistic way. Buyers, local and remote, can quickly and efficiently experience a host of properties in one sitting, anytime, and from anywhere. Matterport VR for Google Cardboard is an inexpensive marketing tool for agents to differentiate themselves and wow sellers in what can be a very competitive marketplace. They can even send branded Cardboard viewers, with links to properties, to important clients. 360° Views Enables Outdoor Viewing Furthermore, Matterport, historically known to provide the most immersive, realistic walkthroughs of interior spaces, now also captures and integrates outdoor views. With this addition, Matterport Spaces are now unequivocally the most complete way to experience any property online. "Visitors" can experience sweeping exterior views of the landscape in 360°, and then immerse themselves inside, in 3D or VR, to fully experience the interior of the property as if they were there. 360° Views adds an unprecedented five viewing options from a single camera. Spaces captured by the Matterport Pro Camera can now be viewed in VR, in 3D, in 360°, as a Dollhouse view and as a Floor Plan view. These options provide realtors with the means to give sellers and buyers the entire picture of a property - both inside and out. Mattertag™ Content Enhancements for Highlighting Key Features & Upgrades On top of these other advancements, Matterport has provided additional capabilities for highlighting key features and upgrades within a Space. Mattertag Posts, originally introduced in March 2016 to let realtors or sellers anchor a short title and text description anywhere within a Space, can now also include links to external Web sites, pdfs, or other Matterport Spaces. These links can provide immediate access to more information about a property or feature, helping to further engage and sell the buyer, and can even provide quick links to similar homes a buyer might be interested in. Availability Matterport VR for Cardboard is now available on Google Play, 360° Views will be available later this month, and links within Mattertag Posts will be available later in the quarter. Both of the latter features are upgrades that will automatically be available to all customers when they are released, via the Matterport Cloud. About MatterportHeadquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Matterport is an immersive media technology company that delivers an end-to-end system for creating, modifying, distributing, and navigating immersive 3D and virtual reality (VR) versions of real-world spaces on Web and mobile devices, as well as a Samsung Gear VR headset and Google Cardboard. The Matterport Pro Camera and Cloud Services make it quick and easy to turn real-world places into immersive virtual experiences. To learn more, visit matterport.com.
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Coldwell Banker Real Estate and MLB.com Team Up to Give Fans an Exclusive Look Inside the Homes of Baseball's Biggest Stars
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Realtor.com Video Series Starring Elizabeth Banks Wins Three Webby Awards
  SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 10, 2016 -- The 2016 Webby Award winners are in, and realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc., today announced that its original five-episode, digital video series featuring actress Elizabeth Banks, won an impressive three Webby Awards. The digital series, starring actress Elizabeth Banks, won in the categories of Online Video, DIY Video and a People's Voice Award in the category of How-to and DIY Video. In total, the series has received more than 10 honors to date, including: three Webby Awards, an OMMA award, two gold and two silver W3 awards, the AdWeek Watch Award for best female talent, a San Francisco BIG Star Award and a One Screen Award. Produced in collaboration with Pereira & O'Dell New York, the series adds informative humor to the stressful process of purchasing a home. "'The Home-Buying Process in Plain English with Elizabeth Banks' is just one more step in realtor.com®'s journey to simplify the home buying process for consumers," said Nate Johnson, chief marketing officer for realtor.com®. "We're really excited about winning the People's Voice award because it shows that people are not only listening to the educational tips in the series, but that they like what they are hearing." Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, advertising and media, online film and video, mobile sites and apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). There are two awards available to each nominee; the Webby Award and the People's Voice Award. Members of the IADAS select the nominees and winners for Webby Awards in each category, whereas The Webby People's Voice is awarded by the voting public. The Webby awards ceremony will take place May 17, 2016 in New York and will be available live at www.webbyawards.com. About Move, Inc. and realtor.com® Move, Inc. operates the realtor.com website and mobile experiences, which provide buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the information, tools and professional expertise they need to discover and create their perfect home. News Corp 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™, SeniorHousingNet and others. Move supports real estate professionals by providing many services to grow their businesses in an increasing digital, on-demand world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreet and Reesio as well as many free services.
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VHT Studios Announces New Aerial Drone Photography and Video Services, Business Expansion
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National Association of Realtors® Sponsors "Now I Get It" Video Series on Yahoo Finance
  SUNNYVALE, California (February 22, 2016) — Yahoo! Inc. today announced that the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) will sponsor new episodes of “Now I Get It”, a popular video series on Yahoo Finance. NAR’s campaign will connect with future home buyers and renters, especially millennials, through targeted ads and brand integrations within episodes that feature Tom Salomone, President of NAR. “Yahoo Finance is known for its unrivaled access to financial insights and news, and we’re always looking for new ways to work with great brands like the National Association of Realtors to help them share a compelling story with this audience,” said Lisa Utzschneider, Chief Revenue Officer, Yahoo. “Working with NAR, we’re delivering video content that’s not only relevant and informative for our users, but something they can enjoy watching across devices.” As the exclusive sponsor, NAR will engage viewers around six new episodes of “Now I Get It” on Yahoo Finance. This special real estate focused miniseries will answer commonly asked questions about the home buying process to help consumers make educated decisions, while reinforcing the value of an experienced broker. During branded segments at the end of each episode, NAR President Tom Salomone will share perspectives on topics including when to sell, remodeling, buying vs. renting and more. The first episode of the NAR sponsored series debuts today and will focus on the best time to sell a house based on region, time of year, and type of property. NAR will also run targeted pre-roll video, native and display ads on Yahoo to amplify the sponsorship. Yahoo Gemini native ads will enhance the campaign by driving consumers to a custom Mobile Content Module, featuring articles that highlight each episode theme. NAR’s campaign on Yahoo was developed in partnership with the real estate organization's agency of record, Havas Media. “Whether you are a current or aspiring homeowner, we’re excited to partner with Yahoo for this new campaign to share advice and tips on navigating the real estate market with a wide audience of all ages through video, native and display advertising,” said Tom Salomone, NAR President. “With Yahoo’s extensive video advertising solutions and editorial capabilities, we are creating and sharing content that helps break the barriers between Realtors® and consumers.” “Now I Get It” is a popular video series on Yahoo Finance that explains the business concepts and jargon from the biggest financial stories of the day. New episodes of “Now I Get It” will air every other week. Episodes, additional clips and articles are available at https://finance.yahoo.com. About Yahoo Yahoo is a guide focused on informing, connecting, and entertaining our users. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. About the National Association of Realtors® The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Debuts PowerAgent to Agent Community
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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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Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® Earns Top Video Award at California Association of REALTORS® Expo
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RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Announces Launch of HD Video Upgrade
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - October 06, 2015 - RealBiz Media Group, Inc., the market leader in video technology for the real estate industry, today announced that it would be offering clients a free upgrade of its new high definition product. RealBiz produces over 15,000 videos per day and has in place exclusive agreements with key players such as Century21 and ERA systems. The RealBiz video platform, built on twenty patents and developed completely in house over a decade, is the premier video technology platform for high speed, high quality video production. The company announced that every client will now be upgraded to a high definition format giving each video 1280 pixel resolution and a high bit rate. This will result in larger, clearer, more immersive videos playing on the many top tier clients that RealBiz services. "Producing HD videos at our rate of 15,000 videos per day, which is many times our nearest competitor, is a significant technical milestone," said Alex Aliksanyan CEO of RealBiz. "This is the next generation for our clients and thus their clients, making for an immersive, more memorable home search experience. What's more, the HD videos will now be available on YouTube and the many other sites that we syndicate to. This enhancement will allow us to provide a better customer experience to our current users for free but will also aid substantially in our marketing efforts to new customers." "The HD video rollout will begin Monday, October 5th and will help drive new business for the company moving forward," mentioned Tony Smith, Senior Vice President, Business Development of RealBiz. About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base reaches more than 350,000 real estate agents and brokers. The company provides a series of products including a consumer portal at http://www.nestbuilder.com, an agent-only platform known as PowerAgent, an agent social media and marketing solution known as ReachFactor, a growing MVA network, virtual tours and mobile apps. The company enjoys access to many of the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts.
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RealBiz and CENTURY 21 Scheetz Announce Agreement and Launch Suite of Products
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Realtor.com® Premieres Exclusive Digital Video Series with Actress Elizabeth Banks Targeting First-Time Home Buyers
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 8, 2015 -- Realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc., today announced the launch of a five-episode digital video series created to provide first-time home buyers with practical and entertainingly delivered advice on the start-to-finish stages of the purchase cycle. The original series is part of a broad marketing campaign realtor.com® launched in May and comes at a time when millennial sentiment about buying a home has seen a significant increase. The webisodes, which feature Emmy-nominated actress, producer and director Elizabeth Banks, and are directed by Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor, producer and director Fred Savage, will be promoted across a range of digital platforms and publishers including AOL, Curbed, Facebook, Google, HGTV, Hulu, Reddit and Yahoo, among others. All of the media will drive consumers back to realtor.com® to consume the entire series. "We want everyone to think of realtor.com® as the best real-time resource to help them make the most informed real estate decisions," said Andrew Strickman, Move's head of brand and chief creative. "Our knowledge that many buyers turn to the Web first for help navigating one of life's most important decisions, and the fact that many first-time buyers prefer to consume entertainment digitally, drove the development of the content. With a partner like Elizabeth to help us, there was no question this humorous, episodic approach to the home-buying process was the way to go." The digital video series, "The Home Buying Process in Plain English with Elizabeth Banks," is the latest component of the biggest and boldest marketing initiative in realtor.com®'s nearly 20-year history. Results of a recent realtor.com® survey released in June found that millennials are now more inclined to take the plunge into home ownership and this demographic is primed to gain market share in the second half of the year. Sixty five percent of millennials responding to the survey intend to buy a home within three months, up from 54 percent in January. By mixing humor with solid advice for any buyer, particularly first-time buyers, Banks walks viewers through the key components of the process in each of the five episodes. In the first episode, called "Knowing When You're Ready," she recommends that potential buyers have a heart-to-heart with themselves about what they can actually afford: "Plan for the house you can afford now, not later. The most important thing for a first-time buyer is to live within your budget. Also, don't be an idiot ... But those are really the same thing." Episodes two through five – "Mortgage Lending 101"; "The Search"; "The Offer" and "Closing the Sale" – provide insight on the benefits of mortgage pre-approval, the do's and don'ts of searching for a home, open house etiquette, what to expect when making an offer and the closing process. Regarding why she thinks it is important to infuse humor into the home-buying process, Banks said: "For nearly everyone, buying a home is the biggest purchase they will ever make so there is that mixture of joy and anxiety. It's important to use humor to get people through the process." Banks' directorial debut, the musical comedy "Pitch Perfect 2," premiered in May, with the best opening by a first-time director in history. She currently appears opposite John Cusack and Paul Dano in the Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy." Later this month, she will be seen in the Netflix Original Series reboot "Wet, Hot American Summer," co-starring Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. The digital series was created by Pereira & O'Dell New York, the company's advertising agency, and directed by Savage, who is best known for his iconic role as Kevin Arnold in the 80's hit TV series "The Wonder Years." His directorial credits include the hit series "Modern Family," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and the critically acclaimed kids' shows "Phil of the Future," "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Zeke and Luther." About Move, Inc. and realtor.com® Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp, is a leading provider of online real estate services. Move operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which connect people to the most important and accurate information they need to find their perfect home and to the REALTORS® whose expertise guides consumers through buying and selling. As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, realtor.com® empowers consumers to make smart home-buying, selling and renting decisions by leveraging its direct, real-time connections with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS) via all types of computers, tablets and smartphones. In addition to the industry's most comprehensive and accurate information, Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNet and others. Move supports real estate agents and brokerages by providing many services to grow their businesses, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreet; as well as many free services. Move is based in the heart of Silicon Valley – in San Jose, Calif.
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RealBiz Unveils New Programs and Video Enhancements
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Realtor.com® Steps Out with New Graphic Look for Web and Mobile and National Ad Campaign Featuring Film Star Elizabeth Banks
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2015 -- Realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by News Corp. subsidiary Move, Inc., stepped out emphatically today with the introduction of a new graphic identity and national advertising campaign that position the brand as the best – and truest – provider of real estate information and services for buyers, sellers and renters of properties in the U.S. The new work was previewed here this afternoon by Move CEO Ryan O'Hara in keynote remarks to more than 2,000 industry leaders and real estate professionals gathered for the 2015 Realtors® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. The campaign represents the biggest and boldest marketing initiative in realtor.com®'s nearly 20-year history and unfolds against the backdrop of a marketplace that has been seismically altered by the recent acquisition of Move by News Corp and the merger of competitors Zillow and Trulia. At stake are online home listings and homes-for-sale ads exceeding $9 billion annually, according to a recent research report by Goldman, Sachs & Co. The campaign also coincides with the continued surge of realtor.com®'s business, which has seen record growth in web and mobile visitors and the brand's recent ascension to the industry's #2 position. The new graphic identity will immediately become a centerpiece of realtor.com®'s communications on its website and mobile apps and in its advertising. The new look hinges on a two-tone logotype in which the "real" in realtor.com® is called out in bright red letters and the rest of the name is presented in black. It is intended to communicate that while competitors may feature conflicting or inaccurate information, realtor.com® stands for what is real in real estate by delivering fresh and accurate listings and connecting people with the data, tools and professional expertise they need to discover their perfect home. "Serving buyers, sellers and renters of properties with the best information and tools anytime, anywhere and communicating the value brokers and agents provide as trusted guides through the process is our utmost priority," said Ryan O'Hara, chief executive officer of Move. "This is what we mean by what's real in real estate – and what sets us apart." It is a message that is at the heart of realtor.com®'s new advertising, which revolves around a series of 15- and 30-second TV spots and longer-form web videos featuring Elizabeth Banks, the Emmy-nominated actress, producer and director who is among Hollywood's most sought after and versatile performers. Ms. Banks' directorial debut, the musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2, opens in theaters nationwide on Friday. This summer she will appear opposite John Cusack and Paul Dano in the Brian Wilson biographical feature film Love and Mercy, which is scheduled for release on June 5. Later this year, she will reprise her role as District 12 escort Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the next installment of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, which to date has grossed in excess of $2 billion worldwide at the box office. Regarding her interest in participating in the realtor.com® campaign, Ms. Banks said: "I'm a little house obsessed and looking for a new home right now, which made the opportunity to work on the new realtor.com® ad campaign a great fit. I love the accessibility of realtor.com®. My husband and I email each other photos of houses to look at and the other person can pull them right up – no matter where they are. The realtor.com® app literally allows you to take the home buying experience with you everywhere in your daily life." The new realtor.com® campaign – which is unified by the tagline "real estate in real time" – was created by Pereira & O'Dell New York, the company's advertising agency, under the direction of Andrew Strickman, Move's head of brand and chief creative. In it, Ms. Banks portrays a real estate-obsessed version of herself and delivers the message with humor, smarts, glamour and sass. In the campaign's first spot, called "Jim," she observes the title character using the realtor.com® website to find his dream home. "You're a real-time real estate renegade there, Jim Bob," she says. "An arbiter of accuracy. A phenom of fresh listings. A master of mortgage rates. A ruler of refinancing. An emperor of escrow. Jim, let's live in that house together." The TV ads debut May 18 and will run across major broadcast networks and cable channels, including CBS – where a :30 slot has been secured on the eagerly anticipated final episode of the Late Show with David Letterman on May 20 – HGTV, Bravo, TBS, Comedy Central and Spike, among others. The web videos featuring Ms. Banks will break later. The new ads are intended to appeal to a wide consumer target – from millennials looking for small, low-priced homes for themselves and their pets to young couples looking for more space on tight budgets to families looking for bigger, longer-term homes. For repeat buyers, the realtor.com® message will be delivered by integrated advertising positioning the brand as the best tool for homebuyers looking to make the smartest, most informed purchase decisions. For first-time buyers, who account for roughly one-third of U.S. home sales in a typical year, the approach will feature branded content presented in a so-called "edutainment" format positioning realtor.com® as a trusted ally demystifying the real estate process. The TV spots and web videos were directed by Fred Savage, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor, director and producer best known for his role as Kevin Arnold in the American TV series The Wonder Years. Mr. Savage's directorial credits include episodes of the popular TV series Modern Family and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the critically acclaimed kids' shows Phil of the Future, Wizards of Waverly Place and Zeke and Luther. He has also directed commercials for a number of leading consumer brands, including Farmers Insurance, the California Milk Board and Fitbit. About Move, Inc. and realtor.com® Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp, is a leading provider of online real estate services. Move operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which connect people to the most important and accurate information they need to find their perfect home and to the REALTORS® whose expertise guides consumers through buying and selling. As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, realtor.com® empowers consumers to make smart home buying, selling and renting decisions by leveraging its direct, real-time connections with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS) via all types of computers, tablets and smartphones. In addition to the industry's most comprehensive and accurate information, Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNet and others. Move supports real estate agents and brokerages by providing many services to grow their businesses, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreet; as well as many free services. Move is based in the heart of Silicon Valley – in San Jose, Calif.
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MarketVideos.com Now Offering REALTORS® Free Personalized Video Content
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RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Teams up with Keller Williams' Newest Division, Farm and Ranch
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 13, 2015 -- RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is teaming up with Keller Williams' new Farm and Ranch division in conjunction with Lands of America as the data supplier to power video creation, virtual tours and mobile solutions for its agents. Farm and Ranch specializes in land for sale over five acres, including farms, ranches, mountain properties, lake houses, river homes, country homes and residential homes in smaller towns across the country. This solution will allow Keller Williams Farm and Ranch agents to display approximately 400,000 listings and, depending on seasonality, the listing count could move to as high as 800,000. With this additional listing database, RealBiz will be handling the conversion to video and display of roughly 2.5 million listings monthly. Farm and Ranch introduced the RealBiz's ezflix video solution to its current agent base at the Keller Williams (KW) annual Family Reunion show this past week in Orlando, and the response to the product was overwhelmingly positive. The ezflix app is being seen as an exceptional new tool for rural agents as it allows for the creation of a video listing that can be immediately shared with potential buyers. Agents have the ability to quickly update their listings with new and revised information as well as interesting content that can then be sent to potential individual buyers and distributed to larger audiences through social media networks and chosen websites - all directly from their mobile device. When presented with the platform's capability at Keller Williams' Family Reunion, agents immediately began to devise other ways the solution's mobile aspect could be used: Create a listing presentation for the prospective listing client as a sales tool by using the My Video portion before meeting with the seller Implement the cloud-based aspect of the solution to send images to the support staff to get the MLS registration process started remotely Create short video clips during open houses and send those videos via their mobile phone to gauge the interest of potential buyers The Farm and Ranch division sees the ezflix platform as a great tool for its members to set themselves apart from the competition and as a solid part of its selling proposition to current KW agents as a member benefit. RealBiz's CRO, Steve Marques, stated, "After a long development cycle, it is very gratifying to see our video creation solution with ezflix being adopted and utilized in ways that allows Farm and Ranch professionals to both meet and exceed their customers' expectations." About Keller Williams Farm & Ranch KW Farm and Ranch is the rural land division of Keller Williams Realty with a nationwide network of land brokers working together for you. KW Farm and Ranch agents are local, accomplished experts in land sales and acquisitions, including: agricultural land, timber land, ranch land, recreational land, equestrian estates, land development, hunting land and other specialties. KW Farm & Ranch agents and brokers are held to the highest standard of business and professionalism to exceed your needs and expectations. When you work with KW Farm & Ranch, you aren't just working with a local real estate agent. You are hiring a vast network of dedicated farm & ranch land professionals. We are committed to your land legacy. The land specialist at KW Farm and Ranch are the clear choice when buying or selling rural property in North America. For more information please visit http://www.kw.com/kw/farm-and-ranch.html About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base reaches more than 350,000 real estate agents and brokers. The company provides a series of products including a consumer portal at http://www.nestbuilder.com, an agent-only platform known as Nestbuilder Agent, an agent social media and marketing solution known as ReachFactor, a growing MVA network, virtual tours and mobile apps. The company enjoys access to many of the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts.
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RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Premier Mobile App, Ezflix, now available in iOS App Store
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RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Completes Technology Enhancements to Meet Growth Demands
Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 15, 2015)--RealBiz Media Group, Inc., RealBiz has hit a milestone for data processing speeds with its enhanced system, which is able to process two million listings in three hours. RealBiz Media Group's core competency has always been its ability to process listings from various databases, convert those to video and make the videos easily accessible to the modern homebuyer on NestBuilder. While NestBuilder has been at the forefront of this technology, RealBiz has continued to expand its data feeds with key customers to give them tailored video solutions.At present, the demands on the company's technology for data processing has grown to include 22 separate real estate feeds from both regional and national accounts. This growth should continue as RealBiz brings on its mobile solution with the ezflix and NestBuilder apps as well as the rollout of several new customer MVA orders this quarter. "Last year, the company embarked on improving the timelines for processing these data feeds to ensure the system could handle both the current and oncoming anticipated massive database of homes in our system," said Bill Kerby, CEO of RealBiz Media Group. "In 2014, our system usually would take up to 48 hours to do a full sweep of the system. But now to start out 2015, we have managed to reduce that time for video conversion of roughly two million listings down to three hours and set the stage for growth." One additional strategic partner for which the company will be processing video is with Harmon Homes, a time-tested leader in local real estate publication and online solutions for real estate agents and brokers with over 40 years of experience in the industry. This feed of both MLS and exclusive home inventory will result in augmented video listings, with enhanced coverage in rural areas to which other services have limited or no access. With this update to the system, RealBiz can claim they have the most robust and full featured video real estate portal in the country. "This overhaul of NestBuilder sets the stage for RealBiz as a whole. With all of our tools being linked with one another to create the perfect agent ecosystem of products, having this boost in processing as well as data is an essential factor to the growth of RealBiz in 2015," said Steve Marques, CRO/President of RealBiz. This key enhancement should ensure RealBiz's ability to stay ahead of the curve in this competitive space, giving its customers the most up to date video listings in all areas of the country - the most important feature for homebuyers and sellers. About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base reaches more than 350,000 real estate agents and brokers. The company provides a series of products including a consumer portal at http://www.nestbuilder.com, an agent-only platform known as Nestbuilder Agent, an agent social media and marketing solution known as ReachFactor, a growing MVA network, virtual tours and mobile apps. The company enjoys access to many of the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts.
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RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Sets Stage for Accelerated Growth in 2015
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RealBiz Media Group Announces Ezflix Agreement with Harmon Media Group
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 19, 2014 -- RealBiz Media Group, Inc. (RBIZ) announced today a joint marketing agreement for the Ezflix app with leading real estate media company, Harmon Media Group (HMG). Harmon Media Group is a time-tested leader in local real estate publication and online solutions for real estate agents and brokers with over 40 years of experience in the industry. As part of the agreement, HMG will make the Ezflix mobile app a part of their feature set to their base of 25,000 real estate agents and to their network of over 60,000 service professionals. "We're seeing how real estate professionals are incorporating more and more of their work into mobile applications and we feel that adding the Ezflix mobile app to our platform as part of an integrated video strategy just makes good sense," said Ernie Blood, President of Harmon Media Group. The mobile application will allow Harmon Home Media agents to edit their MLS listing videos, add community videos, create other valuable local content and distribute that content via the HMG platform and to other real estate oriented media sites and social locations. "We're very excited to have this partnership with Harmon Media Group, and we see a lot of opportunity, not only with their agent base adopting the application, but just as importantly, their service provider customer base," said Dan Skoglund, General Manager at Ezflix. "Just imagine the power of harnessing the knowledge base of over 60,000 professional service providers by giving them the ability to create useful and meaningful videos they can share with real estate agents and with consumers directly through the HMG system. This video 'eco-system' will benefit all its users; it will give home shoppers better, more entertaining and relevant information; it will allow agents to set themselves and their listings apart; and it will provide service providers an affordable platform to educate and persuade consumers to utilize their services." Full terms of the agreement were not disclosed. About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company with proprietary scalable video processing technology that makes it the leader in online video marketing services for real estate. Its client base includes more than 350,000 real estate agents and brokers. The company provides a series of products including a consumer portal, http://www.NestBuilder.com, an agent-only video marketing platform known as NestBuilder Agent, a social media marketing service called ReachFactor, a television video on demand network, a growing MVA network, Virtual Tours and Mobile Apps. The company enjoys access to the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendor and national contracts. About Harmon Media Group HarmonHomes.com's affiliation was established in 1975 and is one of the most trusted name in real estate media. Their nationally recognized name and focused emphasis on the bringing the best blended solution together for buyers, seller and real estate professionals both online and offline, offers a comprehensive solution that is successful in the industry. In addition to a portfolio of over 3 million listings on http://www.harmonhomes.com they publish 50 real estate periodicals and custom publications on behalf of leading real estate firms. HarmonHomes.com is a division of Harmon Media Group.
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RealBiz Media Group Announces Joint Marketing and Operating Agreement with Properties Online and ezFlix
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ezFlix Mobile App Announces Beta Release
Weston, FL, November 06, 2014-- Today, ezFlix LLC announced its long awaited beta launch of their mobile application, ezFlix. This mobile application allows real estate agents to access their listings on a mobile device and add live video, still photos, custom voice overs and empowers them to share those updates with their own contacts, social media outlets and high profile consumer real estate listing portals. This collaborative system will allow real estate agents and their assistants to set themselves and their listings apart by allowing them to insert relevant local content directly into their listing video presentation. "This tool empowers the local agent to tell their story and the story of each listing in a way that's relevant to the consumer and to the community," said Steve Marques, CRO for RBM. The initial beta will start Friday, November 7th as a controlled launch with multiple layers of the real estate community consisting of high profile brokers and their agents along with senior corporate managers, MLS executives and industry data suppliers invited to use the application and provide critical feedback to the development team. "This controlled beta launch provides us with invaluable feedback and allows us to quickly cycle the development enhancements we need to open the application up to everyone in the industry which we expect to do within 10 or so business days from this beta launch," said Dan Skoglund, General Manager for the program. "We're very excited so far with the interest we've received from major MLS organizations, data providers, industry partners and real estate franchises," said Steve Marques, CRO of RBM. "We have some immediate joint ventures on the table with multiple industry partners that will make the app a valuable tool to over 35,000 agents in a matter of weeks. This is a really exciting time for us." Real Biz Media Group plans to open up the beta registration queue this Friday, November 7th on their website at http://www.ezflixapp.com.
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Properties In Motion® Real Estate Listing Videos System Launches Nationwide for Firms and Sales Associates
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Leading Real Estate CRM Company Launches Industry’s First Video Gallery
  Toronto, Canada, September 02, 2014 -- IXACT Contact's interactive video gallery of customer testimonials, located on the homepage of its website, features customer comments about software functionality, technical support, mobile connectivity, case studies and more. It's the first customer-focused video gallery of its kind in the real estate CRM industry in North America. The gallery features agents raving about the system's powerful business-building benefits. "As a result of the unparalleled experience IXACT Contact delivers, we have a lot of enthusiastic customers," said Rich Gaasenbeek, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, IXACT Contact. "We decided to capture that enthusiasm on video because so many agents are trying to figure out which CRM they should choose to help them get better organized and more effectively stay in touch with their sphere." When a website visitor mouses over the icons that appear in a scrollable index to the right of the video window, topics will appear over the icons such as "Newsletter Success Story," "Why Switch CRMs?" or "IXACT Contact vs. Top Producer." When a visitor sees a topic they would like to explore, they simply click on the icon and a video response, usually from an IXACT Contact customer, will begin to stream in the main window to the left of the screen. The company plans to expand the gallery with more customer video comments on a wider range of topics related to real estate contact management software. "We know agents trust the opinions of others like them," commented Gaasenbeek. "We hope the gallery answers any questions Realtors may have about IXACT Contact and helps them choose the CRM that's right for them." According to a recently-released survey of advertising trends among marketers, a growing number use online video to drive brand awareness, boost lead generation, build online engagement, educate customers, and drive website views. As a large and increasing number of successful agents today showcase their client testimonials through video, IXACT Contact has been eager to provide Realtors with testimonials of the software using the same format that agents already know and trust. About IXACT Contact Solutions Inc. IXACT Contact® is an easy-to-use web-based real estate CRM that helps REALTORS® stay organized and build lasting relationships with past clients, hot prospects and important referral sources. IXACT Contact makes it easy to stay in touch with clients in a way that's personalized, relevant and timely. With IXACT Contact, real estate agents can convert more leads into listings and attract more referrals and repeat business. Real estate marketing is also a snap with IXACT Contact's personalized mass email, drip marketing, real estate newsletter, and Email Campaign Reporting features. The Active Business side of the system helps Realtors keep control of transactions by managing all the to-do's associated with listings and buyers. Sign up for a free five-week trial today at http://www.ixactcontact.com.
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RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Announces National Contracts
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Bring Your Properties to Life with Homes.com Listing Videos!
According to Cisco, online video traffic is projected to comprise up to 79% of all Internet traffic in 2016. Yet, in 2013, only 14% of sellers report that their agent used real estate videos to market their home (NAR 2013 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends). As a long-time advertising partner with the real estate industry, Homes.com recognized this void, which led to a partnership with VScreen, a leading Internet video content provider. Together, both brands intend to bridge this gap and give you a way to save time and money while driving more traffic to your listings using the video content that consumers demand. SAVE TIME Homes.com Listing Videos are dynamically created by VScreen using the property photos and details that you already provide us. You do not have to login and upload photos to some other marketing platform to get the videos created. Even better, you don't need to worry about price changes that may occur during the course of the listing. The information for the videos is pulled and updated every 24 hours. This will ensure that the most up-to-date information is being shared. SAVE MONEY Homes.com Listing Videos are being added as a standard part of many of our current product bundles. The Homes Connect Premier bundle already comes loaded with many great applications to run your real estate business and market your listings. The addition of these videos simply makes your Homes Connect dashboard that much more valuable. DRIVE MORE TRAFFIC The listing videos come equipped with an easy share button to post to Facebook. You can use this to promote the listing on your Facebook page and so can potential buyers. Your sellers will probably also want to get in on the sharing! The links bring viewers back to your listing detail page that has your branding and information clearly displayed. The videos also have your name, photo, and contact information, ensuring that there is no confusion about who potential clients should work with in the future. Make 2014 the year you add video to your listings! Visit the Homes.com Listing Video page or call Homes.com at 888-510-8795 for more information.
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Greater Fort Lauderdale REALTORS® Selects RealBiz Media Group to Power Video Listings Marketing Service
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New Listing Videos Provide Homes.com Clients Competitive Advantage
  Norfolk, Virginia, June 25, 2014 – Homes.com, online real estate resource and leading provider of enterprise-level solutions for real estate professionals and brokers, is now enhancing its marketing platform with listing videos. Homes.com is the first major real estate site to launch dynamic listing videos on a mass scale, increasing engagement and interactively reaching home buyers. According to Cisco, online video traffic is projected to comprise up to 79% of all IP internet traffic by 2016. That high quality video content will be a necessary listing tool for real estate professionals to reach demanding consumers. The Homes.com listing videos provide house hunters with an engaging alternative for viewing home details and determining how each property stacks up against the competition. This new feature tells a story about every listing, providing much more than typical listing videos. Videos are dynamically generated from listing photos and property details and include other valuable features, such as: Prominent listing agent contact information Instant access to buyers who submit the online request form Local map view Number of days on market Local listing comparisons Median list and sale prices of nearby homes Extensive social sharing Professional-quality narrator All Homes.com Pro and Premier customers will be granted complimentary access to these videos. "As technology continues to evolve, Homes.com will continue to look for new ways to create a unique and engaging experience for consumers," said Brock MacLean, executive vice president of Homes.com and ForRent.com. "Sharing an engaging story about each home will not only enhance the home search process, but will also arm agents and brokers with distinctive tools to boost exposure, decrease days on market and get consumers into their dream homes faster." "VScreen is honored to have been selected by Homes.com as their partner in rolling out an automated listing video program for its advertisers," said VScreen CEO, Stephen Schweickart. "Homes.com clearly understands the upward trend in video viewership online, especially via mobile devices. This partnership will meet the needs of both consumers and advertisers with innovative video solutions." To learn more about Homes.com advertising packages, visit connect.homes.com. About Homes.com Homes.com is a leading provider of real estate marketing and media services, including brand advertising, property listing exposure and syndication, search engine marketing and instant response lead generation. Homes Connect by Homes.com offers the real estate industry's first-ever all-inclusive marketing platform for agents and brokers featuring single-login convenience. Over 10 million consumers visit Homes.com each month to search nearly 3 million properties for sale or rent, to locate real estate agents in their area and to find useful home buying tips. About VScreen VScreen is the leading Internet video content provider within the real estate industry, offering turnkey video solutions to brokers and agents looking for the latest in consumer video content and automated video technology. In addition to being the parent company of ListingVideos.com, VScreen also powers the patent pending MarketVideos.com portal, which automatically creates branded video content for real estate agents, featuring consumer tips, as well as hyper-local MLS market metrics videos powered by Terradatum.
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RealBiz Media Group Announces Business Update
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RealBiz's Latest MVA Release "A Hit" With Brokers
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, April 29, 2014-- RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is pleased to announce it has completed testing with its Enterprise clients for the Version 3 Micro Video App (MVA), which currently deploys more than 100,000 new and updated listings a week. Broker acceptance and sales within its Enterprise customer base are accelerating. Realbiz first released their MVA platform in early 2014 to several Enterprise clients, including ERA Franchise Systems LLC. The new MVA release allows Franchise Broker offices to upgrade to the new service for a yearly fee ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 per office (dependent on office size). Numerous broker offices have already signed up for this new ERA Broker Premier Program, which has hundreds of offices nationwide, plus broker locations across the country. The latest version gives agents the ability to add pre/post personal cameos to the video listing video using the spots to highlight the listing and company, promote the agent, emphasize the neighborhood/community, and increase recruitment and lead generation. Additionally, the platform includes advanced analytics and one-click social media connections and SEO enhancements aiding agents with ranking and lead generation. The new video app features enhance the white-labeled real estate agent marketing and sales multi-media tool, which expands the agents' abilities to develop and distribute engaging video-driven marketing communications via social media platforms and email. "Our company has spent years developing unique video marketing toolsets that both fulfill the needs of our larger Corporate and Broker accounts (via the MVA Enterprise program), while still addressing the challenges the individual agent faces through a very affordable Nestbuilder Agent Video Channel. Both programs provide new options for brokers and agents to gain control over their lead generation and give them total control over their Video Marketing programs. Client results are our priority, because their success translates to our success as a company. We are truly excited to launch our programs and believe that the platforms are priced to make it a win/win," said Steven Marques, President and CRO. About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base includes more than 350,000 real estate agents and brokers. Through its wholly owned HomeTourNetwork operation, the company provides a television video on demand network, a growing MVA network, consumer portal www.nestbuilder.com and an agent only platform known as Nestbuilder Agent. The company enjoys access to the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts, both key to its future development programs.
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VScreen Launches Automated Listing Video Platform for Brokers
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RealBiz Media Group Completes "Beta"
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, Apr 15, 2014-- Nestbuilder.com, the online real estate video channel of RealBiz Media Group, released its "new look" consumer website after completing a 90 day "Beta." The redesigned site allows consumers a simpler viewing experience and more functional search and with enhanced speed, improved video display, maps, blogs, real estate news, and consumer share and save features. Additionally, Nestbuilder will incorporate video advertising through its previously announced ad insertion program with Nativo. The site is now showcasing 2 million homes with the majority of listings being enhanced with video by RealBiz's patented video creation technology. This "new look" of the consumers' site boasts the largest video home listing content available on-line in North America. The biggest winner in the "new look" is the real estate industry, which is now realizing Nestbuilder has an agent-only platform that includes a virtual office and a host of marketing tools designed to reach the consumer directly in order to boost their business. Unlike other real estate sites, Nestbuilder.com encompasses both consumer and real estate agent platforms. Nestbuilder Agent has been pre-populated with over 350,000 agent pages ready to be claimed by real estate agents and brokers so that they can begin their personalized video marketing solution. Initially agents will receive a 45-day free trial of services and can then opt to use enhanced agent platforms ranging from $10 to $50 per month. The site provides enhanced services that include advanced social searches; video listings, agent mobile apps, and the Home and Away Club, all of which are all launching this quarter. Nestbuilder Agent has been purposely designed to capture business from a segment of the real estate industry that is all but forgotten by other on-line platforms. Over 800,000 agents that do not have listings are expected to benefit by marketing themselves and their services on Nestbuilder Agent. The link below provides a snapshot of some of the Nestbuilder and Nestbuilder Agent functionality: http://webinar.nestbuilder.com/AgentUpdate02.mp4 "This site is designed specifically as an agent's virtual office with the marketing products, services and enhanced video functionality needed to provide results at a very affordable price," stated Steve Marques, President and CRO of RealBiz. "Furthermore, I believe we have struck a balance between agent affordability and meeting the company's objective to drive real revenue growth." About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base includes more than 250,000 real estate agents and brokers. Through its wholly owned Home Tour Network operation, the company provides a television video on demand network, a growing MVA network, and an existing Virtual Tour network. The company enjoys access to the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts, both key to its future development programs.
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors First to Deploy Real Estate’s Most Advanced Automated Marketing System
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Its Time Has Come! A Virtual Video Channel Office for Real Estate Agents
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, March 25, 2014 -- Nestbuilder Agent, the brainchild of RealBiz Media Group, Inc., is ending "per listing" fees currently imposed on US real estate agents and in the process creating a virtual video office for US real estate agents. "This is a huge success," said RealBiz President and CRO Steve Marques. "It's powerful when a site can unite agents and the community and enable real estate agents to personally brand themselves on-line and connect with millions of video listings," he continued. Nestbuilder is uniting more than 1.5 million residential listings with US real estate agents via video, email and social media. At launch the company has created over 350,000 agent video channels and will be utilizing email, print and call center campaigns over the next several months via Nestbuilder Agent; encouraging adoption of this marketing platform for real estate agents at an affordable set monthly rate as little as $10 per month. While current and future Nestbuilder Agent real estate clients have the advantage of an "all in one" virtual office; agents will also be able to access new home construction through RealBiz Media's partnership with Builders Update -- in addition to Broker residential listings. "With this official launch, we are proud we have surpassed our goal of showcasing over one million homes in video format by the end of the first quarter 2014 by over 50 percent," said William Kerby, RealBiz CEO. Kerby says US real estate agents "Will Be The Star" of their own personal video channel through Nestbuilder Agent. It's "Lights! Camera! Action!" says Kerby as RealBiz prepares for a media blitz that will include a RealBiz President's Welcome and video messages utilizing Television celebrities. Nestbuilder is considered one of the leaders in the industry in offering real estate agents their personal video marketing site, an abundance of marketing tools and easy access by agents and clients -- without per listing charges that are all too common in the industry today. The RealBiz Media growth model is unique as it is based on high volume agent usage and agents are not charged for leads. Revenue will be driven by low rate agent based subscriptions that include online video channel personalization upgrades and advertising. "After intensive beta testing, Nestbuilder is putting out its agent casting call with our Lights! Camera! Action! campaign," Marques added. "The site is an innovative marketing tool for agents to provide clients engaging video listings that drive SEO to their Online Video Channel. On Nestbuilder, agents now have an incredibly unique and innovative way to market to their communities via the web, social media and email," he continued. Nestbuilder, however, is not just about agents with listings, although it is a powerful generator of business for listing agents. Agents who do not have listings can utilize Nestbuilder to select and market featured homes, including open houses, new listings and new home sales in their community. It is estimated that over 800,000 agents who do not have listings can benefit from Nestbuilder by driving traffic directly to their online video Nestbuilder Agent Channel. "We are committed to empowering agents with innovative marketing tools that put them in front of, and in control of, the video camera," Marques said. "Our goal is to make every one of the over one million real estate agents in the US a star in their community," he concluded. Agent video centric sites provide homebuyers a compelling way to search and save homes of interest as well as connect with real estate agents. It enhances the "home shopping experience" with informative, entertaining and highly targeted listings and helpful content. Kerby says RealBiz Media "will continue enhancing Nestbuilder to empower real estate agents with cutting edge marketing tools including additional branding strategies, analytics, educational marketing content and other options that will enhance their ongoing community communications outreach efforts." Nestbuilder capitalizes upon the allure of video content and the ease of social sharing with clients, family, friends as well as agent clients and the general public. Agents continue to use the site's innovative tools to create their unique on line presence through an easy to use "drag and drop" dashboard. About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base includes more than 250,000 real estate agents and brokers. Through its wholly owned HomeTourNetwork operation, the company provides a television video on demand network, a growing MVA network, and an existing Virtual Tour network. The company enjoys access to the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts, both key to its future development programs.
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RealBiz Media Group and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Atlanta Launch Customized Property Video Microsites
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL and ATLANTA, GA, Mar 18, 2014 -- RealBiz Media Group, Inc., a real estate digital media and technology company, is collaborating with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Atlanta (CBRB - Atlanta) to produce consumer-focused property video microsites for real estate listings that increase online visibility for properties. CBRB - Atlanta's new automated system will create and host property videos and branded property video microsites for every qualifying listing in its seller marketing program. The next evolution in online property marketing, this solution creates fully interactive, networked property video microsites that are optimized to drive SEO to both the brand and the broker equally by giving visitors the ability to gain more information from the site. Unlike static property videos, CBRB - Atlanta's solution offers consumers the ability to view property details and to interact with the listings via functions such as click-to-call, view similar properties, view all of the agent's listings and request more information. "We all know that over 90 percent of buyers start their search online. Our property video strategy supported by RealBiz Media Grouplets you experience a home you're interested in through video," said Charlotte Sears, President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Atlanta. "It's like viewing your own, personal open house -- from the comfort of your recliner. We are excited to introduce another great tool that our agents can offer their clients," she said. The web- and mobile-optimized microsites will be integrated into CBRB - Atlanta's website, ColdwellBankerAtlanta.com, where all property listings are featured. They will also be included on leading industry websites on which CBRB - Atlanta's listings appear as well as the company's social media channels on YouTube and Facebook. The custom CBRB - Atlanta's property video microsites include meta tags and keywords, which combine to create significant search engine optimization to increase property search rankings and drive qualified lead generation. "We are very proud to collaborate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Atlanta and look forward to delivering cutting edge marketing solutions to their agents," said Steve Marques, President and Chief Revenue Officer of RealBiz Media Group. About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base includes more than 250,000 real estate agents and brokers. Through its wholly owned HomeTourNetwork operation, the company provides a television video on demand network, a growing MVA network, and an existing Virtual Tour network. The company enjoys access to the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts, both key to its future development programs. About Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Atlanta Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is a leading residential real estate company with 12 offices and nearly 850 sales associates serving the communities of Greater Atlanta. Worldwide, the Coldwell Banker network includes 3,100 offices with over 82,000 sales associates spanning more than 50 countries. Every day, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage properties are exposed to 16 million buyers on more than 575 high-traffic websites. For more information or to view local properties, visit ColdwellBankerAtlanta.com or call 800-989-7733.
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Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Northwest Real Estate Launches 60-Second Local Real Estate Market Videos
February 27, 2014--Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate is pleased to announce the launch of local real estate market videos on their website, http://www.bhhsnw.com. The Portland-based real estate company is now providing 60-second videos created from MLS metrics to deliver summaries of activity and trends in the company's most popular service areas in Oregon and Washington. These hyper-local Housing Report videos combine accurate market statistics and animated infographics to explain real estate market trends in a simplified manner. Every video is automatically updated as soon as the latest Multiple Listing Service statistics are released each month. "Our market videos are designed to deliver timely and accurate information to help consumers make informed real estate decisions," said Jason Waugh, President & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate. "We are the first company in our market area to provide this kind of information in a short video format and we've gotten many appreciative comments from our brokers and their clients." The market videos complement the company's popular Market Watch reports, which provide interactive maps showing current and sold listings, price changes and trends in micro-market areas upon entering an address, city or zip code. Information includes Google maps, days on market, demographics and local school information, and users can easily view property details, schedule showings, save favorites and share them with social networks. These consumer-focused resources, combined with the company's new simplified search options, further distinguish Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate and their brokers as leaders in providing localized, accurate real estate information. Please visit http://www.bhhsnw.com to learn more. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Founded in 1948, Portland-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate provides residential and commercial real estate services and in-house mortgage lending throughout the greater Portland/Vancouver metro area through Central Oregon, the Yamhill County wine region, Oregon coast and Southwest Washington. The company is a recognized resource for accurate real estate data and market trend information. It has earned a reputation for service excellence, been named one of The Oregonian's Top Workplaces, and received The Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropy Award. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate is an independently operated subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network in 2013. To learn more, please visit http://www.bhhsnw.com. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. 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. Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. The company is a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation's second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm, is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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VScreen Names Former Coldwell Banker Executive as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
  ORLANDO, FL (February 3, 2014) - VScreen, a leading Internet video marketing agency and production studio, is proud to announce the hiring of Karen Burke as their new Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Burke joins VScreen with 26 years of marketing and public relations experience, most recently leading product development and execution for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC global headquarters in Madison, N.J., including Coldwell Banker Previews International®, eMarketing, recruiting campaigns and management of regional marketing consultants. Burke will oversee and direct VScreen's product marketing efforts, including advertising, online initiatives, market research and public relations. She will also lead business development and drive strategic partnership activities for the video marketing agency. Prior to her position at Coldwell Banker, Burke served as director of marketing for Homestead Hotels Corporation, owned by Extended Stay America the largest extended stay hotel owner/operator in North America. "With the forthcoming launch of new key products, VScreen's growth will be substantial during the next 12-18 months," said VScreen's CEO Stephen Schweickart. "Karen's strategic marketing, public relations and product launch experience will ensure we are poised to take advantage of this pivotal moment in our company's future. Her industry experience and a marketing career spanning more than two decades, makes her appointment to lead business development and strategic partnerships a natural fit." For more information, or to contact Karen directly, please send emails to [email protected] or call 866.720.0204. About VScreen VScreen is a leading Internet video marketing agency and production studio, offering turnkey video solutions for companies looking for the latest in consumer video content, custom video production and automated video technology. VScreen owns the patent pending MarketVideos.com platform, which develops dynamically-generated and branded content for real estate professionals, featuring consumer tips, as well as hyper-local MLS market metrics powered by Terradatum. Specializing in vertical markets such as real estate, VScreen is the trusted video source for the most reputable international brands and dot coms within their respective industry.
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Obeo Introduces New YouTube Listing Video
Great news! This week Obeo went live with a beautiful brand new YouTube Listing Video. Any new property websites that you order from Obeo will automatically feature this new format. The new video format is an upgrade over Obeo's previous version, and is being offered to you at no extra cost. The new video is created in high definition, so it will be perfect for viewing in full screen. It will also offer a variety of beautiful new transitions between photos, and faster creation time! real estate video One of the most important features of this new format, is that the videos are now shorter in length. No more six minute videos! Studies prove that shorter videos receive more complete views, meaning they are watched from beginning to end. Why is that important? Because YouTube and Google prioritize videos with more complete views – meaning videos with more complete views will rank higher in online searches. And we want your video to rank as high as possible! From within your Obeo back office, you can manually trigger the creation these videos on any listing. You can find directions here. If you'd like to use the new format on any existing listings, all you need to do is click the "re-create" button on the video back office page for that listing. But even better, you can set your account up so that a video is automatically created and uploaded to YouTube every time a new listing is uploaded. You won't need to lift a finger. Obeo automatically creates the video and uploads it to your YouTube account. Directions here. Here is a complete summary of the new enhancements: 1080p HD quality videos that are perfect for full screen viewing. Beautiful smooth transitions between photos. Randomized transitions between photos means every video will look unique. Shorter videos for better Search Engine results. Faster creation time means your video will go to work generating views and leads faster than before! View a demo of the new video: To view the original post, visit the Obeo blog.
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RealBiz Media Initiates Beta for Next Generation Microvideo App
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RealBiz Media and Century 21 Hometown Realty Announce New Video Distribution Network
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Century 21 Hometown Realty, a growing real estate brokerage covering California's Central Coast region, and RealBiz Media Group, Inc., a technology innovator for real estate marketing, announced their plans to produce a video distribution network for all of Century 21 Hometown Realty's real estate listings. C21 Hometown Realty will be the first brokerage in their market to deploy a SEO/VSEO rich listing video micro-sites on every company listing. As a next level evolution in search engine marketing, this solution will provide fully interactive, free-standing video micro-sites that are optimized to drive SEO and Video SEO to C21 Hometown Realty's website. The Micro Video Application (MVA) tool fits Century 21 Hometown Realty's goal of becoming less dependent on purchasing ads through Google. According to Victor Lund, Board Advisor to Century 21 Hometown Realty, "We serve two very important business goals with this strategy. The first is to provide each of our sellers with outstanding online marketing for their home. The second is to drive consumers to the property by leveraging organic search results. Fighting for organic search results is a more sustainable strategy than bidding for key words and paying for search engine ads." Real Biz Media Group, Inc. automatically generates and performs daily updates to the MVA for each qualified listing. An email is sent to the listing agent containing a link to the MVA, thus creating a seamless marketing asset that can be promoted and shared across all online and social platforms with no need for revision. "Today, Century 21 Hometown Realty has more consumer traffic to C21home.com than any other broker website. Our aim is to compete with national sites in our local market by optimizing all of our online assets to work together. Obviously, optimizing the broker website is core to that strategy for short tail keywords. The single property website and single property videos augment our strategy by providing outstanding optimization around address search across all browsers and all devices. Our tests indicate that we outrank Realtor.com, Zillow.com, and Trulia.com for mobile search, and consumers love the user experience of these tours. The company will also embed these tours in our online marketing to these sites to provide a rich video experience that leading portals do not offer," said Lund. In addition to creating a network of back links, RBM implements a unique set of SEO techniques, all of which combine to create significant search engine optimization and increased organic search rankings, but, more importantly, drive qualified lead generation. "When recruiting agents, we want to show them our website can generate leads. That they can rely on us to provide them with good quality leads for their listings. We do not want our agents to have to spend thousands of dollars on buying back leads for their own listings! That's not what Century 21 Hometown Realty is all about," added Lund. When asked about the chance to work with Century 21 Hometown Realty, Steve Marques, Chief Revenue Officer of RealBiz Media Group, Inc., replied, "We at Realbiz Media really enjoy working with Brokers who are willing to use advanced technologies to strengthen their position on the internet and using Video based services is the best way to accomplish those goals. Century21 Hometown is just such a brokerage. It's encouraging to see a business that is willing to take the step and make the investment to ensure organic leads are part of their arsenal to ensure success. We look forward to a productive relationship with the Century 21 Hometown team." About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate media services company whose proprietary video processing technology has made it one of the leaders in providing home virtual tours to the real estate industry. Its client base includes more than 60,000 real estate agents and brokers. About Century 21 Hometown Realty Century 21 Hometown Realty operates California real estate offices in San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, and Ventura Counties. The company carries between 250-450 listings managed by 375 REALTORS®. For more information about Century 21 Hometown Realty, visit http://c21home.com
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Video integration and new features to help you sell faster
Sign Rider Store has launched some awesome new features to help you sell more with single property websites. Check them out! Video: Include a YouTube link to virtual tours when creating your property sites. The video will display on your site's homepage. Tip: Video is a great tool for boosting SEO. Be sure to add a descriptive title to your video that includes location and notable amenities or features. Easy Activate: We've made website activation easy and intuitive. Under the inactive tab, you will see a blue lightning bolt icon. Click this button to activate your site so the rest of the world (or at least your local community) can see it! Preloaded Demo Site: We've made it easy for you to see a website in action. Each new account comes with a pre-loaded demo website. Modify it, preview it, even update it with your own property information. Then activate! Public Link (copy/paste): Once you've activated your single property website, sharing the public link is pretty important. A small blue bar displaying the public URL is now visible for all active websites. Click and it will copy to your clipboard for sharing via email and social media. To view the original post, visit the Sign Rider Store blog.
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Coldwell Banker Announces Online Real Estate Film Festival
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Alain Pinel REALTORS® and VScreen to Produce 40+ Videos Highlighting the San Francisco Bay Area
Orlando, FL - April 17, 2013--Focusing on the incorporation of video in all aspects of their corporate and agent marketing efforts, Alain Pinel REALTORS® (APR) has recently partnered with VScreen, a leading Internet video marketing agency and production studio, to complete eight regional videos highlighting the areas where APR serves. Included is a video that features the entire Bay Area, as well as seven regional videos - Silicon Valley, The Peninsula, San Francisco, The East Bay, Marin, Wine Country, and The Monterey Bay Area. "Our agents know this amazing place we call home better than anyone, and video, with all its engaging attributes, is the best vehicle with which they can share the stories our communities have to offer," said Rainy Hake, Executive Vice President, Alain Pinel REALTORS®. Having opened an office in Tahoe at the end of 2012, the firm will also be releasing a Tahoe video shortly. Later this year, the firm will also debut 40+ community videos that target specific cities, documenting the lifestyle and attributes that make each neighborhood unique. "Being that video is projected to make up about 90% of all Internet activity by 2015, we couldn't be happier to see a company like Alain Pinel REALTORS® be so cutting edge and forward thinking in regards to utilizing such an effective medium for their marketing efforts," said Stephen Schweickart, CEO, VScreen. "They are definitely a bleeding edge company that is leading the way within the industry, capturing the emotional appeal of communities and localized lifestyle in a way that no other brokerage has." The videos were showcased at APR's 2013 Innovation Expo, held on March 18th at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Foster City. This exclusive event offered insight on the latest innovative trends in the industry. The Innovation Expo brought together APR sales associates, brokers, staff and managers and featured fantastic speakers, strategic vendor partners, and network opportunities. The event focused on the importance of visual and interactive marketing and the synergy which occurs at the intersection of photos, video, mobile and social, and how APR sales professionals can use these elements to strengthen their online marketing presence. "Our goal is to educate our agents about the newest and most effective trends as well as arm them with the best marketing and technology tools so they can offer an unparalleled customer experience," said Hake. "Video, whether viewed from a mobile device or posted on a social platform helps our clients learn what community they want to move to or which home they'd like to buy." About Alain Pinel REALTORS® Alain Pinel REALTORS® (APR) is the largest privately owned and independent residential real estate company in California. APR was ranked the fifth largest residential real estate firm in the United States based on its closed sales volume in 2011, and has been consistently ranked in the Top 10 firms in the country. The firm has nearly 1,400 agents in its 32 offices throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Celebrating over 20 years in Bay Area real estate, APR was founded in 1990 by CEO and President Paul L. Hulme, and is based in Saratoga, Calif. For more information about APR, please visit our website at apr.com. About VScreen VScreen is a leading Internet video marketing agency and production studio, offering turnkey video solutions for companies looking for the latest in consumer video content, custom video production and automated video technology. Specializing in vertical markets such as real estate, VScreen is the trusted video source for the most reputable national brands and dot coms within their respective industry.
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YouTube for Real Estate
Yes, you absolutely should be using YouTube for real estate marketing. It's important to make sure your listings appear on all of the most popular search sites. YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google--more than 800 million unique visitors come to YouTube each month. Your properties, specifically your virtual tours turned into a video, should be posted on YouTube in order to take advantage of the site's popularity. The easiest way to do so is to have your virtual tours syndicate to YouTube automatically. ePropertySites makes it easy to syndicate videos to YouTube with our video creation and syndication feature, which turns your property photos and virtual tour into a YouTube video automatically and uploads the video right to YouTube (your channel or ours) for you. Here's how to make sure your properties syndicate to YouTube automatically, every time. How does it work? All you need to do is create a single property site for your listing--ePropertySites does the rest for you! Follow these three steps to create a site and get your virtual tours sent to YouTube for real estate marketing! Step 1. Create your ePropertySites account Register for ePropertySites by clicking the blue "Signup" button on ePropertySites.com. Input your information and follow the prompts to complete account setup. Select the plan that best fits your business needs. Make sure the following information is completed: Your YouTube channel information (if you do not have a channel or would like to use ePropertySites' channel instead, simply leave that information blank) Your contact details Company logo and information Step 2. Upload your listing and add photos Once you've completed your account registration, you're ready to add your first property! Click the Properties tab and then Add New. In order for your listings to automatically generate YouTube videos, the following must be completed: Upload at least five photos for your listing. View the virtual tour the system generated from your photos. Activate the property site Once your property is activated, it will immediately be added to our syndication list. Step 3. Now sit back and relax! We take care of everything else for you, automatically. Every night, our system checks for new properties. As long as you have completed the above information, your YouTube video will be instantly created and uploaded to YouTube. View a sample YouTube real estate video here. Why YouTube? Every single day, Facebook users watch 500 years worth of YouTube video. On Twitter, over 700 million YouTube videos are shared each minute. YouTube is huge, and using YouTube for real estate is a smart and tech-savvy approach to marketing your properties. And the real estate world is certainly catching on: according to the 2011 Realtor Technology Survey Report, more real estate professionals use YouTube than use Twitter, Google+ and blogs. In fact, YouTube is the third most popular social networking site for real estate. This means that many of your colleagues and competitors are already posting real estate videos to their YouTube channels. The process of creating and uploading a video can be frustrating and time consuming. Cut the lengthy process of turning your virtual tours into YouTube real estate videos, and let ePropertySites do all the work for you!
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Xplode Conference Announces Powerful Real Estate Video Partnership with Vscreen
Real estate technology powerhouse 'Xplode' announced today that it has entered into a year-long partnership with Vscreen to educate thousands of real estate professionals about the state of video marketing in the real estate industry. Atlanta, Ga (Vocus/PRWEB) April 19, 2011 – Xplode Conference announces a strategic partnership with Vscreen, the leading provider of real estate video services. As part of this alliance, Vscreen will record all Xplode Conference content for distribution on the Web and elsewhere. Conference content streaming is also planned for late 2011. Xplode Founder Matt Fagioli says "Vscreen and Xplode will provide a complete library of real estate technology and marketing information for all industry professionals that covers video, mobile, social media, consumer search, IDX, CRM and a host of other must-have technologies." In addition, Xplode is proud to welcome Vscreen's Stephen Schweickart as a featured video marketing speaker. Schweickart joins our roster of nationally recognized experts for the ongoing series of Xplode! real estate technology conferences in 2011. "The power of video in real estate marketing is unparalleled," said Fagioli. "Vscreen's expertise and cutting-edge technology will be an invaluable addition to our efforts to equip and train conference attendees." VScreen, located at Universal Studios Florida, specializes in custom video content for B2B and B2C applications within the real estate industry, including video for websites, social media, and mobile applications. Schweickart welcomed the invitation to be part of Xplode's conference team, as well as the exclusive video services provider for Xplode's series of national conferences. According to Schweickart, "We're honored to become part of this powerful team of industry experts, and believe it's a perfect fit to address the expanding need for professional video within the real estate industry." Click here to watch the video on YouTube. About Xplode The Xplode Conference Series on Real Estate Technology is coming to a city near you! The Xplode Conference is a product of Helives, LLC based near Atlanta, GA. Xplode builds great conferences for real estate in partnership with local associations and MLS organizations. After a super successful launch event in Austin, Texas, on February 10, 2011, Xplode is featuring real estate conferences on technology in a host of US cities in 2011. The spring series includes Destin (Fl) on May 19th,Orlando (Fl) on June 9th and Washington D.C. on June 23rd. Xplode plans fall 2011 events including Dallas (Tx), Chicago (IL) & Atlanta (Ga). Xplode Conference also highlights the most powerful real estate technology and marketing products. Sponsors include Market Leader, Mobile Real Estate ID, Vscreen, RPR, Realtor.com, Zillow, Homefinder, Exit Realty, NCI, Diverse Solutions and more. For more information, please visit XplodeThis.com. About Vscreen Vscreen is a leading Internet video strategy firm and cutting-edge production studio, offering turnkey video solutions for companies looking for the latest in syndicated consumer video content, custom video production and video search engine optimization (SEO). Specializing in vertical markets such as real estate...Vscreen is the trusted video source for the most reputable national brands and dot coms within their respective industry, serving clients such as Yahoo! Real Estate, REALTOR.com, Zillow.com and many others. To read the orgininal press release, click here.
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Delta Media Adds YouTube Integration to Their Websites
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Want to Create Videos, But Don't Have the Hardware?
No video camera? No problem! Create original videos with your own photos, clips or just an idea More than 35 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and with the motto of "Broadcast Yourself", it's hard to believe that anyone is left out of the YouTube experience. But the truth is, sites like YouTube do largely leave out people who don't have a video camera. That's changing with the beta launch of youtube.com/create, where anyone can use video creation sites Xtranormal, Stupeflix and GoAnimate to make personal videos or animations and post them directly to YouTube. Create original animations Creating animation can be pretty hard and often requires expensive software, but GoAnimate and Xtranormal Movie Maker let you create animated videos with just a text storyline. In minutes, you can make two bears discuss fiction-writing, or create your own cooking show parody. Use your own photos, clips and music to create dynamic videos Stupeflix lets you pull together your own images, clips and even maps into a dynamic video slideshow. You can tell a personal story or even make a jazzy promo for your craft company. Start creating! So give it a test drive. Here are some ideas: Create an educational video Reenact a scene from your favorite movie or play Create a digital 2010 year book, or a 2011 graduation video This is still early and we look forward to adding more sites, so check them out and give us some feedback in the comments section below. We look forward to seeing what you come up with! Stanley Wang, Software Engineer, recently watched "First Test on This...GoAnimate App on YouTube" and Shenaz Zack, Product Manager, recently watched "IT'S FRIDAY! (v2)" (created using Xtranormal Movie Maker) To try these out for yourself, visit www.youtube.com/create and click on each title to learn more, watch a tutorial and see video examples. You can make an original creation in minutes--and it's free (though some sites have premium services which you can access from their sites directly).
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