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OJO Labs Expands Its Suite of Leading Technology Products with Acquisition of Real Estate Software Platform RealSavvy
The acquisition speeds up the company's execution to deliver exceptional experiences for consumers and the real estate agents that serve them AUSTIN, Texas, October 2, 2019 – OJO Labs, which empowers consumers to make better decisions through its conversational AI (artificial intelligence) platform, "OJO," acquired Austin-based RealSavvy, a powerful real estate software platform for REALTORS®, brokers, and teams that combines its collaborative IDX with customizable websites, branded mobile apps, and a fully-integrated predictive CRM. OJO Labs has been forward-thinking in its approach to create a full stack of product offerings and solutions that will solve real consumer issues and advance the real estate industry that serves them. Now, with its WolfNet and RealSavvy divisions, the company is in a position to bring an unprecedented combination of the best data, proprietary AI and technology platforms to further its mission and offer a truly differentiated, comprehensive home buying and selling experience, and help agents engage at optimal times during the process. RealSavvy's competitive edge comes from the way its platform keeps agents and their clients connected throughout the home transaction cycle. The home search is uniquely collaborative through a social, Pinterest-like and highly communicative experience. Among all homebuyers, the top two sources for information and property search are online websites (93%) and real estate agents (86%) as published by the National Association of REALTORS® research division. RealSavvy's products bring these sources together in a consumer-centric, shared space with superior CRM functionality, rich client search analytics and notifications, as well as its real-time chat functionality, ensuring agents build and retain momentum from search to close. "RealSavvy's game-changing products and features were built to solve hard and entrenched problems that agents and brokers have wrestled with for years," shares John Berkowitz, CEO of OJO Labs. "Even more significant than the products and underlying technology, is our alignment on vision and values. Our teams invested in similar visions, not to build products or a company for a quick sale, but to create products that truly impact people's lives in a positive way, for both consumers and the agents that serve them." With RealSavvy joining OJO Labs in its new Austin headquarters on South Congress Ave., the company has assembled an outstanding team of engineering, data science, product and marketing professionals on its trajectory toward transforming real estate experiences for consumers. The culture, passion and focus enable the organization to solve complex problems while blazing new trails in ways no other company has done before. The synergy will allow partnered brokerages the ability to scale distinct products into the hands of consumers and agents. "Our visions are aligned to effect transformative changes in the behaviors of agents and consumers working together," Rick Orr, CEO of RealSavvy commented. "Bringing our platforms together, with a team of exceptional talent solving hard technical problems, adds fuel to our vision and helps agents have less dependency on portals, or aging technology, giving the industry a momentus advantage." OJO Labs is not disclosing details of the acquisition, however, RealSavvy will be immediately integrated into the company, leveraging its resources, market access, and team to further RealSavvy offerings and vision. About OJO Labs Inc. OJO Labs is on a mission to empower people to make better decisions through the fusion of machine and human intelligence. The company's unique, patented AI technology products can conduct text conversations with consumers at scale. By combining natural language understanding with data and personalization, the products allow consumers to deeply engage in a purchase process before interacting with a salesperson. OJO Labs is backed by the two most active VC firms in Texas, leaders in real estate and financing industries, as well as key industry executives. OJO Labs has been recognized with seventeen major industry and workplace awards in 2019, including CV Magazine's Best Digital Property Search Platform award, an AI Breakthrough Awards Best AI-Based Solution for Real Estate winner, an Austin Chamber of Commerce 2019 Austin A-List winner, and listed in FORTUNE Magazine's Best Workplaces in Texas 2019. The OJO team has decades of combined success scaling businesses and deep experience in data science, engineering, product marketing, and operations. About RealSavvy Founded in 2014 in Austin, TX, RealSavvy is an all-in-1 platform for real estate agents, teams and brokerages dedicated to innovating how homebuyers engage with their agents through a "Pinterest-style," collaborative home search. Winners of the 2015 SXSW Accelerator for Innovative Technology, the RealSavvy team is setting the bar high for IDX websites, CRM, and mobile apps.
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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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