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AerialSphere and iFoundAgent partner to provide "addictive" 360-degree, interactive, immersive mapping technology for websites
PHOENIX - December 17, 2019 -- AerialSphere, an innovative tech startup creating immersive and interactive 360-degree maps, is offering real estate agents the opportunity to add what some consumers are calling an "addictive" online experience to their websites. Partnering with iFoundAgent, an award-winning marketing service and website provider, AerialSphere is transforming the way Phoenix home buyers shop for a home online. "The world is not flat, so why should the maps we use every day be?" said AerialSphere co-founder and resident DJ Vegh. "AerialSphere powered maps, unlike Google Maps, provide a 3D-type experience that allows you to see the world the way we should see it — as if you are there." Because 90 percent of all consumers begin their real estate search online, iFoundAgent was quick to adopt a new technology "that right now, none of our competitors offer," according to Dave Mason, iFoundAgent founder and owner. Mason says AerialSphere's mapping technology, which iFoundAgent dubbed "The World's First 3D Home Search," creates an online home search experience that is transformational. "When I heard about it, I thought it was just like Google Maps, so who cares?" Mason said. "But when I first saw it, I actually got a chill up my spine — this was something new. It was kind of like when I saw the first iPhone; I knew it was going to change everything." For top-producing Phoenix-area agent Sean Hahn, AerialSphere 360-degree immersive and interactive maps have quickly become a crucial sales tool. The maps are a central component of his iFoundAgent provided marketing platform. Hahn is with West USA Realty, one of the largest real estate firms in Arizona, with some 2,000 agents and 18 office locations. He leverages the new mapping technology throughout his communications with clients and potential clients. Hahn incorporates links to his 3D maps in automated personalized email offers to new clients for free marketing analysis. For existing clients, he provides links to a map showing the final price on recent neighborhood home sales. "The first thing that pops up is this giant 3D map showing homes and an indicator showing the final sales price," Hahn explained. "These maps are interactive and allow you to fly through neighborhoods in a way that feels like you are there. You can see the topography. It's not flat like all other maps. "In Phoenix, we live in a valley, with mountain ranges surrounding us. We also are a very active community. People hike our mountains or want to ride a horse or a bike through them. These maps are the most powerful way to figure out where a house is in relationship to all of our outdoor activities, from mountains to parks to schools. It's simply the coolest thing ever," Hahn said. DJ Vegh co-founder, President at AerialSphere notes his mapping technology appeals not just to residential real estate, but has significant applications for commercial real estate. He said CB Commercial Real Estate is also piloting its maps and using its API (application program interface). Vegh explained that AerialSphere's unique mapping technology has business application opportunities for industries that collectively contribute more than one-third of the US annual GDP (gross domestic product). "AerialSphere serves the four largest drivers of the US economy: real estate, state and local governments, insurance, and travel industries," Vegh said. Real estate (including renting and leasing) is the largest sector of the US economy, accounting for 13% of our national GDP ($1.898 trillion). The housing sector employs more than 1.9 million people. State and local governments rank second and represent 9% of US national GDP ($1.336 trillion) and employ 7.4 million people. Finance and insurance account for 8% of US national GDP ($1.136 trillion). The insurance industry alone employs 2.69 million people. And travel represents 7.8% of our national GDP ($1.1 trillion). The US travel industry employs 5.29 million people. AerialSphere uses a patented four-step process. This patented process includes the rapid capture of immersive aerial maps, the ability to integrate latitude and longitude to match each image pixel, connect location-based API data to its immersive map viewer, and provide detailed user interaction tracking. AerialSphere is mapping the US, rapidly capturing a massive array of 360-degree immersive aerial spherical images over large urban areas. Able to cover an average of 120 square miles per hour, AerialSphere can cover an average-sized US metropolitan area in a few hours. More information about AerialSphere can be found at its website, AerialSphere.com, as well as at iFoundAgent's website, ifoundagent.com. About AerialSphere AerialSphere is changing how the world views maps. Its multi-patented technology mass captures immersive 360-degree aerial photos and then matches each pixel to its longitude and latitude coordinates. AerialSphere enables an immersive, 3D-type experience that is transforming real estate and travel search while powering applications for the insurance industry and governments. Backed by private equity firm Jokake Companies, AerialSphere mapping brings a true perspective to every location, from viewing homes for sale or street addresses to show the most accurate proximity of schools, parks, churches, or other points of interest. Learn more at AerialSphere.com.
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FBS Introduces Spring All-in-One Websites for Agents, Powered by the Revolutionary Spark API
FARGO, N.D., Oct. 21, 2019 -- FBS announces the launch of the latest product in the Spring® lineup: all-in-one websites for agents. For 40+ years, FBS has provided innovative technology and services to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and its members, including the late 2018 acquisition of Solid Earth's Spring software platform. In the last year, FBS successfully launched Spring MLS Portals to the MLS market. Today, agent websites are added to the Spring suite of products. Spring IDX websites for agents were created with the busy, budget-conscious agent in mind. Director of FBS Broker and Agent Services, Michelle Carter explains, "The new Spring websites deliver on all of the essential agent website needs: powerful IDX home search with live data, a modern look, ease of use, affordability, lead capture, and agent branding options. Set-up and customization are easy enough that the least tech-savvy agent can succeed." With hosting, site security, and custom domain name management included, agents can consolidate multiple vendors into one single solution at an affordable price. Powered by the Spark® API, Spring IDX websites show live listing data so home buyers receive the freshest most comprehensive data available. Spring websites are available exclusively to Flexmls subscribers along with a number of other easy-to-use and affordable IDX solutions. Spring websites for brokers, complete with lead management, is set to release in 2020. For more information visit https://fbsproducts.com/products/idx-solutions/. About FBS Recognized by Forbes as a 2019 Small Giant and based in Fargo, North Dakota, FBS is a 100% employee-owned company providing industry-leading software and technology to real estate with Flexmls®, Spark®, FloPlan™ and Spring®. The leading MLS technology innovator and one of the largest software providers, FBS serves 240,000+ real estate professionals on its Flexmls® Platform. First to market, its Spark® API set the standard for industry API innovation. Spark showcases the value of data standards powering Flexmls Mobile, Spring and many other third-party real estate software products. FBS products are underpinned by 40+ years of experience and one of the highest customer service performance ratings in any industry, an NPS® of 84. Learn more at www.WeAreFBS.com.
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OJO Labs Expands Its Suite of Leading Technology Products with Acquisition of Real Estate Software Platform RealSavvy
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WebsiteBox Introduces a New Real Estate Website Platform with Three Simple Pricing Plans
WebsiteBox, a technology firm that empowers over 35,000 real estate agents and brokerages, has launched a new version of its do-it-all website platform. The new platform has been created based on input from WebsiteBox clients and partners, with loads of new designs, new IDX integration with over 300 MLS boards, and new CRM functions. Furthermore, WebsiteBox has introduced three new turnkey pricing plans offering a combination of cost-certainty and affordability. TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2019 -- In its continuous effort to help real estate professionals grow their business, WebsiteBox has launched a new and improved version of its website platform. The new platform makes the setup of a new website quick and easy. Real estate agents, teams and offices can go from start to finish in minutes. They can enjoy a more modern and professional look and feel, with over 20 designs to choose from. The new websites are also easier to customize, with over 40 different building blocks to create a truly unique online presence. Another major improvement to the new platform is near real-time MLS data processing. Previously, WebsiteBox processed MLS data every 24 hours, whereas the new platform processes MLS data in almost real time. Furthermore, the new platform easily integrates with Google G Suite - Including integration with Gmail, Google Contacts, Google Calendar, and Google Drive - so that real estate professionals can better communicate and engage with their leads and clients. WebsiteBox has also improved the way they package their services, offering three new turnkey pricing plans: Basic Plan: Perfectly suited for real estate professionals just looking to build and establish their online presence. The Basic Plan includes one professional real estate website pre-populated with SEO friendly content and localized to their specific area of operation. This plan is available for just a $99 set-up fee with no ongoing monthly/annual fees. Standard Plan: Encompasses a series of features designed to help real estate professionals convert their websites to a robust productivity tool capable of automatically managing their listings, leads and clients. This plan offers features such as automatic display of MLS listings (IDX), a powerful Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and SSL certificate to keep their leads and client data safe. This plan is available for a $99 set-up fee and $99 annual fee. Plus Plan: This plan offers all the benefits included in the Standard Plan and other features designed to help real estate professionals generate leads. Some of the key benefits of this plan include a lead capture app for obtaining the contact information of interested visitors, a blog app that helps write blogs and manage content, and up to 10 websites. This plan is available for just $199/year, plus a one-time setup fee of $99. "In view of the options available in the market for real estate professionals, we strongly believe that our new platform and new pricing plans will make an impact for two key reasons," says Peyman Aleagha, founder and CEO, WebsiteBox Corp. "At WebsiteBox, we know how important it is for real estate professionals to get their budget under control. That's why we introduced three affordable turnkey plans with no hidden fees. "Furthermore, unlike other solutions that require the client to build their website from scratch, WebsiteBox provides a fully-featured website that is pre-populated with SEO-friendly, localized content, listings and imagery. This allows real estate professionals to set up their website in a matter of minutes and for those who want to further customize their website, they can do so through our easy and intuitive website editor," Peyman added. To find out more, please visit www.WebsiteBox.com. About WebsiteBox Toronto-based technology firm that empowers over 35,000 real estate agents and brokerages, offering do-it-all real estate IDX websites from a one-time fee of $99 – the lowest price in the industry. WebsiteBox provides IDX (Internet Data Exchange) integration with over 300 multiple-listing-service boards throughout the United States and Canada.
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Delta Media Group Is First to Launch (AMP) Accelerated Mobile Pages to the Real Estate Industry
(AMP) Accelerated Mobile Pages is a relatively new platform to help companies improve the speed and readability of their mobile content. AMP web pages are proving to be at least 85% faster than traditional mobile pages. This greatly enhances the consumer experience when browsing for homes on their mobile devices. We know that Google is constantly making improvements and updates to how they serve up search results on their platform. As more and more consumers are searching and browsing the internet on their mobile phones, it is only natural that the next step is to enhance the mobile browsing experience. The new Google AMP project does just that. According to Google, 53% of website visits on mobile devices are abandoned if it takes more than three seconds to load. Three seconds, REALLY? Consumers are living in a world of instant gratification now that we all carry phones that can provide information on any and all things right in our pocket. Real Estate is already a highly competitive industry. Agents and brokers are competing with large portals, other local brokerages, and even amongst themselves within their office environments. You need every advantage you can get, and the best option is to partner with a marketing technology company that is pushing the technology envelope and watching the trends and changes that will provide you with every competitive advantage. "At Delta Media Group our team is constantly studying new technology trends and implementing them on our platform to keep our clients on the cutting edge of innovation. The new AMP pages will position our clients with an advantage when Google rolls out their new upcoming mobile-friendly algorithm. SEO is a constantly changing landscape that we work hard to stay abreast of and implement changes on behalf of our broker clients," says Michael Minard, President of Delta Media Group. Why is this important to you? Significantly faster loading pages for mobile users Improved user experience Better search visibility within search results Better readability The NEW AMP pages launched on December 10, 2018 for all Delta Media Group Digital Marketing clients. About Delta Media Group Delta Media Group is the enterprise marketing and business management solution for many real estate professionals across the country. Servicing over 65 of the top Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and hundreds of brokers nationwide. Delta partners with its customers at the point where marketing meets technology, helping clients successfully run their real estate businesses and maximize profits. Delta Media Group was founded in 1994 and has grown to become the leading real estate website and lead management developer in the country.
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.realestate Top-Level Domain to be Available Through GoDaddy
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Remodelista Launches New 'The Organized Home' Website
New website focuses on simple, stylish storage and organized living for every room and budget NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2017 -- Remodelista.com, the go-to home interiors and renovation website for design enthusiasts and professionals, today announced the launch of its new sister website, The Organized Home. Inspired by the upcoming book Remodelista: The Organized Home (Artisan Books; November 2017), the new site delivers simple, stylish storage and organizing solutions for every room and budget. "Storage and organization are universal, no matter your age or income level. The new Organized Home website is designed to share actionable tips, tricks, and inspirational content to help everyone from college students to seasoned homeowners create a meaningful, purposeful living space," said Julie Carlson, Remodelista editor-in-chief and co-author of Remodelista: The Organized Home. "There is incredible interest in the subject; our readers are constantly tweaking their own spaces and looking for resources to create orderly lifestyles, especially in small space living situations."   The Organized Home will include: 10 Rules to Live By: How does a professional chef organize their kitchen? How does a ship builder or museum curator tailor limited space to their advantage? The 10 Rules to Live By content asks for professionals from every walk of life to share their tips for keeping their space and belongings in order. Tiny Space of the Week: Your apartment might be snug, but is it smaller than 400 square feet? Tiny Space of the Week will profile those living in Airstreams, shipping containers, cabins and tiny homes to prove that it's not how much space you have; it's how you use it. Storage Manifesto: Organizing your life is a daunting task — getting started is even harder. The Storage Manifesto is the light at the end of the tunnel, with tips to help ease readers into the journey of creating a more streamlined, organized home and life. Storage Resources: Need a specific product or resource to help you on your organization journey? The Storage Resources is a curated directory for readers that lists the best shopping sources and organizers, both online and offline. Remodelista: The Organized Home is available for pre-order now and will be available for purchase on Nov. 14, 2017. About Remodelista San Francisco/NYC-based Remodelista.com is the go-to home design and renovation blog for professionals and design enthusiasts. It is operated by realtor.comÒ operator Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV]. Launched in 2007, Remodelista guides readers through the home design and renovation process based on the philosophy that everything in your home is worthy of careful consideration. Remodelista has won numerous online home design awards, and also been recognized as a leading resource for home furnishing and design ideas by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Living, Elle Décor, Real Simple, Dwell and Sunset magazines.
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Century 21 Relaunches Spanish Language Website
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More Knowledge = More Power with New KickFire Analytics
We hope you kept busy this summer, closed plenty of sales, and found some time to relax, because here at Homes.com, we've had a great summer. Besides adding huge upgrades to our Homes.com agent and broker websites, working on publishing our first book (coming 9/12!), and working on optimizing your dashboard so you can quickly and easily make changes to your account, last month we announced an upgrade to our agent and broker website analytics program. Details about this exciting upgrade are given below! To find your website analytics, log in to your dashboard, click the "Apps" menu, select the Business Intelligence section, then click on the link titled "KickFire." From here you can access and review the reports available for your website. The traffic source infographic shows how many of your visitors came to your site by typing in the domain, performing a search engine query, or clicking on a link from a different website (a referral link). You'll also see the total number of visitors. Clicking on the "active visitors" button will display which page each visitor is on as well as how they came to your website. You can also click on an individual visitor to track the path they have taken through your site and receive real time updates. To open a separate window with the same tracking capabilities, simply click on the Statcaster. This will allow you to review your active visitors while working on other projects. You can also create email alerts that are triggered when certain conditions are met. For example, an alert could be set to notify you when a certain page is visited, like a featured search page. Once you've received the email notifying you of the activity, just log in and review where the current visitor is and what pages they've already visited. You can find the bulk of your reporting under the "Website Summary" section. Here you can get the full breakdown of the different aspects of your website. Want to get in on the fun? Get a free Homes.com account at profile.homes.com, call us at (888) 651-8956, or email us at [email protected] to learn how our great marketing, advertising, and business solutions (like our easy-to-use websites with KickFire reporting) can help agents and brokers like you win and convert more sales. To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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10 Reasons Why You Need a .Homes Domain
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