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IXACT Contact Announces New Set of Leading-Edge Agent Website Designs
Toronto, ON, June 26, 2020 -- IXACT Contact has rolled out the release of brand-new website designs for real estate agents. With social distancing regulations in effect, agents can focus more on virtually growing their business and focusing on their online presence, all starting with a personalized website. "During this time, we realize it can be overwhelming for real estate agents to grow their business, while following safety precautions," says Rich Gaasenbeek, CRO and Co-Founder of IXACT Contact. "Having your own branded agent website is one of the best marketing decisions you can make for your real estate business. Our release of fresh and modern website designs will help all agents, whether you are just creating your own website or you have one already, but wish to revive it." With the ever-changing trends in the industry, IXACT Contact's mobile-friendly, new website designs feature modern-style layouts, fonts and colors, carousel banner images, larger agent photos, and MLS listings with optional IDX add-on, featured more prominently right on agents' websites. This extensive list of new features also includes existing personalized aspects of IXACT Contact's agent websites, which include a 16-pages of content that consists of a customizable blog, lead-capture call-outs, and links to agents' social media accounts, for more effective lead capture and agent branding. "The nature of real estate is very competitive," states Gaasenbeek. "As an agent, you always want to make sure you stand out from the rest. What better way to do this than launch your very own agent website to help you build your personal brand? IXACT Contact's new website themes are modern and beautifully designed to sell your brand, position you as an industry leader, and display all the key aspects of what you have to offer. This is a far better alternative to the expensive 'lead-gen' website that some agents may have been paying too much for and hasn't delivered based on what the vendor has promised. Agents cannot afford to waste more money and that is why IXACT Contact is here to help." Agents looking to create their own IXACT Contact-powered website can simply create one within minutes. IXACT Contact's customer support team may also provide assistance for those looking to launch their own customizable IXACT Contact website. It is also a quick and seamless process for agents and brokers with an existing IXACT Contact website, whom are looking to upgrade to one of IXACT Contact's new website themes. Agents will be able to select a new website theme and easily integrate their existing branding, content, and data into a fresh new website. To see IXACT Contact's newest website themes, click here. About IXACT Contact IXACT Contact is a next-generation real estate CRM that gives agents all the tools they need to manage their contact information, keep in touch communications, active business, and online presence. All in a single, easy-to-use solution. Best of all, with its unique marketing automation and "set it and forget it" capabilities, IXACT Contact acts like a personal assistant, helping agents save time, be better organized, keep in touch with past clients, nurture and convert leads into listings, and generate more referrals and repeat business.
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NAR's HouseLogic Website Wins Two Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards for Design and Content
CHICAGO (November 21, 2019) -- The National Association of Realtors' consumer-facing website, HouseLogic, is the winner of two prestigious Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards, presented by Folio Magazine. These accolades are among the most esteemed of its kind in the publishing industry. HouseLogic content covers home buying, selling, improvement, maintenance, taxes, finance and insurance issues helping users get the most value and enjoyment out of their home ownership experience. HouseLogic's article series, "They Did It. You Can Do It. New Home Buyers Tell All," won the Consumer, Shelter/Home/Garden Best Article Series category. In these stories, NAR interviewed recent, first-time home buyers from across the country about their buying journey. Each feature included the buyers' own observations about how their Realtor® helped them through the multi-step process along with original photography. Other consumer publications that won for article series in their respective categories include, "Anglers Journal," "Boys Scouts of America," "ESPN, The Magazine," and "Readers Digest". HouseLogic was also recognized as a winner in the Consumer, Website/Shelter/Home/Garden category. Other website winners include WebMD, Afar, NatGeokids.com, and BaltimoreMagazine.com. "We are extremely proud that HouseLogic is the recipient of these prestigious awards. The site showcases the critical work Realtors® do every day to help clients navigate the home buying process," said NAR CEO Bob Goldberg. "This content provides our members with another tangible way to demonstrate their value to consumers and is an example of our effective consumer digital outreach." HouseLogic is a free source of information and tools from NAR designed to help Realtors® ensure their clients and U.S. consumers make smart and timely decisions about their homes. The National Association of Realtors® is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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Homes.com Fine Tunes Listing Detail Pages to Create More Leads for You
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REALTOR Benefits® Partner Placester Offers Free Websites to All Realtors®
  WASHINGTON (May 17, 2017) – Last year, Realtors® spent a median of $70 to maintain a website. To help reduce business costs, Placester, a real estate website and marketing platform, is extending its partnership with the National Association of Realtors® to bring a basic "NAR Edition" website to the association's 1.2 million members at no charge. NAR members will also receive discounts on advanced website features and products. Placester is an all-in-one business platform and provides industry-leading sales and marketing solutions for real estate professionals, including lead-capturing websites, client management tools, marketing automation and analytics, and an online academy featuring an extensive library of educational resources. Placester's exclusive websites and discounts for NAR Members are made possible through NAR's REALTOR Benefits®Program. "With nine in 10 homebuyers citing websites as their most useful source of information, Placester and NAR recognize that in order to succeed, agents need an online foundation that promotes their brand and provides value to the consumer," said Matt Barba, CEO, Placester. "This partnership will enable every Realtor® to build an online presence that they control. Placester's mission is to help each and every real estate professional with the online business tools to compete effectively online as well as face-to-face." With Placester's exclusive NAR Edition website, members receive a responsive website for both web and mobile that includes IDX listing integration capability, a mortgage calculator, editable page templates, a homepage with customizable image slideshow, social media integration, the ability to add branding, and more – all for no charge. In addition to Placester's free edition for NAR members, Realtors® will also receive discounts on advanced site features and products, including single property websites, broker websites, and Placester's advanced Essential, Premium, and Premium PLUS bundles, which include integrated lead management, drip marketing tools, and more. "As technology changes the way consumers approach buying and selling homes, Realtors® are seeing an increased online demand for in-depth property and neighborhood information," said Bob Goldberg, NAR senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development. "This expanded partnership with Placester means that every NAR member can create an effective and professional website for free for running and growing their business." Built on the foundation of affordable and well-designed agent websites, Placester powers the businesses of more than 400,000 real estate professionals with solutions for customer relationship management and drip email marketing, along with data-driven insights, mobile applications, and marketing services. This includes agents in 95 percent of U.S.-based real estate brands, as well as independent brokerages. For more information on Placester's exclusive NAR Edition, visit https://placester.com/nar/. About the National Association of Realtors® The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. The Realtor Benefits® Program is the association's official member benefits program, connecting members with savings and unique offers on products and services just for Realtors® from more than 30 companies recognized as leaders in their respective industries. About Placester Placester is an all-in-one business platform for real estate professionals with beautiful lead capturing websites, lead management, email marketing, marketing automation, analytics, free education and 24/7 support. Founded in 2011 by Matthew Barba, a former real estate agent, and Frederick Townes, a seasoned technologist, the Placester platform enables real estate professionals to grow their businesses online and via mobile through seamless MLS integration, natural language search and eye-catching visuals. In addition, Placester offers a wide range of apps and add-ons for high-impact email marketing, digital advertising campaigns, lead management and streamlining of everyday tasks. Currently serving two in five real estate professionals in the U.S., Placester is a proud technology partner to leading real estate brands across North America, and the sole website provider for the REALTOR Benefits® Program, the official member benefits program of the National Association of REALTORS®. To date, Placester has raised $100 million in funding, backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Romulus Capital and Techstars. For more information, please visit placester.com.
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Delta Media Group Releases Theme Engine for Sales Associates
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Electrifies Its Competitive Strategy with the Zap Technology Platform
MADISON, N.J. 04-04-2017 — Informed consumers have fundamentally transformed the real estate industry. Access to data has armed real estate professionals with a way to stay ahead of new pressures– if they can effectively harness the benefits. Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate (BHGRE), a Realogy (NYSE: RLGY) brand, today announced that its technology strategy is now powered by Realogy's proprietary Zap® platform, a web, mobile and CRM solution for the brand, brokers and affiliated agents that is launching BHGRE into a new arena of technology competitiveness. With this launch, the brand's website, bhgre.com, is interconnected with its affiliated brokers' and agents' sites on a single platform designed to provide an exceptional service experience to consumers and an insights-driven business approach to brokers and agents. The evolution of real estate necessitates brokers and agents master technology and mobile tools to stay ahead. Consumers expect heightened, sophisticated service from agents to complement their own unprecedented access to information. Agents and brokers are required to compete not only in sales, but in social media, technology and data-driven marketing. "Real estate 1.0 was a broker-driven world, 2.0 was the age of the agent-driven real estate and 3.0 was the dawn of the informed consumer," said Sherry Chris, President and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. "Today, we are in real estate 4.0, where consumer data informs everything we do. Launching the Zap platform as the core of our technology strategy enables us to benefit from the innovation of the Realogy platform and build a unique and complementary offering around it. As a lifestyle brand focused on the consumer, we look to the Zap platform as the future of informed, proactive service." "Zap plays a critical role in the relationship between today's consumers and our affiliated agents," said Craig McClelland, Chief Operating Officer of BHGRE Metro Brokers, a leading brokerage firm in Atlanta, Georgia, with more than 2,100 agents and 26 offices. "We were an early adopter of the Zap platform because it provides a measurable competitive edge to our affiliated agents by equipping action-specific intelligence. By integrating Zap into the DNA of our company, our affiliated agents are better equipped to elevate their conversations with clients and make timely, personalized service decisions. Zapscontinued innovation is quickly evolving the Zap platform into a sophisticated lead delivery and incubation system, solving important real estate business challenges including mobile competitiveness and maximizing online leads." Disrupting the Disruptors The Zap platform empowers agents and brokers to transform the way they do business in the online and offline worlds, as well as the ability to use data-based intelligence to enhance service delivery to clients. This is critical in an industry where informed consumers are expecting more personalized service and technology innovation is moving at exponential speed, forcing brokers and agents to keep pace to win. The platform generates IDX-powered websites which feature modules that allow individual brokers and agents to tailor their personal sites to their unique business approaches and local markets. These modules include social media integrations, ratings and reviews, profile information, media sharing, and featured listings. In addition, local insights allow an agent to share their knowledge about the market areas they serve, including points of interest, schools, entertainment, dining and other topics to market themselves with lifestyle expertise. BHGRE-affiliated agents can also provide insights on any properties in their local market. This allows an agent to influence the dialog about a home beyond what is in the listing description. Together, the insight features empower real estate professionals to market themselves with their lifestyle and real estate expertise. These modules and other relevant functionalities combine to create a dynamic, interactive user experience and increase the brokers' and agents' organic search presence. Proactive, Personalized Service The Zap platform connects clients and agents in a way other websites can't – through predictive consumer insights from the platform's proprietary ZapScoreSM feature. The ZapScore rating helps affiliated agents prioritize online leads through consumer behavior: search behavior, saved properties, showing requests, and follow-up campaign interaction impact their score, focusing agents on a service strategy tailored to a consumer's readiness and behavior. Today, CRM is the center of the agent's world. Zap's CRM allows the agent to manage relationships with past, present and future clients as well as track and action against those profiles to cultivate opportunities. The platform provides scripts for phone calls as well as online follow-up plans with accompanying email communications. This allows agents to plant seeds of business development for the future as well as to nurture relationships today. With the Zap platform, affiliated BHGRE agents can track online behavior to better anticipate consumers' needs. This allows the agent to bridge the service gap between the online and offline world. It also provides personalized insights into their clients' needs which allows agents to be more proactive and sophisticated in their service. Forget "Mobile vs. Desktop" Today's consumers don't separate the world between mobile and desktop. Consumers and agents are device agnostic – they expect their various apps, accounts, and correlating data to sync seamlessly between all technology experiences. The Zap platform is designed to reflect the evolving lifestyles and behaviors of both agents and consumers. The BHGRE Consumer App offers consumers the full range of tools they have come to expect for real estate search, including geolocation-assisted search, interactive maps, and saved search functionalities – all synced to accounts between devices. Likewise, the BHGRE Agent CRM App provides agents the ability to manage their business on the go – addressing new leads, responding to inquiries, observing consumer behavior, and identifying opportunities via the ZapScore. The Zap platform mobile experience is made truly unique by agents' and consumers' ability to communicate with consistency and ease through its agent and consumer mobile applications. With mobile applications, affiliated agents and clients can provide each other with property search suggestions, schedule showings and appointments, push relevant notifications, and directly message – all on the go, any time. With the introduction of the Zap platform and all its consumer and agent-driven desktop and mobile applications, the informed consumer and the informed agent are no longer separated by the barriers of technology, schedules, or distance. About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. The growing Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network includes more than 10,000 affiliated sales associates and approximately 300 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States, Canada and the Bahamas.
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WebsiteBox Receives BDC Financing to Accelerate Growth
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Remodelista Unveils Redesigned Websites
  NEW YORK, March 2, 2017 -- Remodelista.com, the go-to home interior and renovation website for home design enthusiasts and professionals, today announced the launch of new redesigned versions of its websites, www.remodelista.com and www.gardenista.com. Key features of the sites include a cleaner more attractive design, additional DIY focused content, as well as enhanced search and navigation to help consumers find the information they need to create their dream home on any budget. The redesigns include the addition of several new sections including "Remodeling 101" and "Garden Design 101," which help beginners to veterans get up to speed on a new project with detailed guides, expert advice and exclusive content. A curated directory of contractors approved by Remodelista and Gardenista also has been added to the sites to help with anything from designing a new French-style kitchen to lining a front entrance with a clean row of boxwoods. "Remodelista got its start by offering readers inspirational photos and articles," said Julie Carlson, founder and editor in chief for Remodelista.com. Over the years, our readers have become very interested in recreating projects on their own. This website redesign takes the 'how to' aspect of the site even further, making it easier to find information by specific project or room." Remodelista and Gardenista were founded nearly 10 years ago and have guided millions of consumers through everything from simple five-minute home hacks, to full blown remodeling projects. They are now the go-to source for professional and design enthusiasts around the world. About Remodelista Remodelista.com is the go-to home design and renovation blog for professionals and design enthusiasts. 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. Remodelista is owned by Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp.
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Graphiq and booj Partner to Deliver Interactive Data Visualizations to Real Estate Brokerages Across the Country
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Placester Platform Now Used by 40 Percent of Keller Williams Agents Across U.S.
BOSTON, MA--(Dec 20, 2016) - Placester, a marketing automation platform that integrates sales tools and beautiful website design to fundamentally change how real estate works, today announced a key milestone with technology partner Keller Williams. Ahead of the planned rollout, 40 percent of all Keller Williams agents have launched Placester websites, which combine easy setup with beautiful design and modern technology to enable anyone, regardless of technical skill level, to market their listings effectively and build their online brand. "It was our goal to have 25 percent of our agents up and running on Placester right now," said Steve Peterschmidt, CTO, Keller Williams. "But, across our U.S. franchises, we've achieved almost two times that rollout. The reason is simple -- as Keller Williams makes the commitment to offer brokers and agents advanced technology to compete in today's market, Placester delivers them the ability to market themselves, drive leads and close more sides." "In today's market, an engaging website can be the difference in winning over a customer. The problem is that most agents don't have the time or technical expertise to create a web experience like this," said Samantha Moore, director of agent services, Keller Williams Realty of Southeast Texas. "Placester is changing the game and I love that KW chose them as a partner. Placester removes the technical complexity of creating and maintaining a site, and helps our agents generate more business by providing online branding that's both professional and actionable." With 90 percent of buyers searching for homes online, agents need the best digital tools, technology and professional looking sites to show their listings. Placester continues to innovate with new designs and features exclusive to Keller Williams, including: The Keller Williams Farm and Ranch Theme, catered specifically to this niche The Keller Williams Luxury Theme, made for high end properties The Keller Williams Commercial Theme, which utilizes the Keller Williams Listing System (KWLS) for listing and data integration "Keller Williams has a track record of investing in its agents through technology and personal development, which makes them a perfect partner for Placester," said Matt Barba, CEO, Placester. "With Placester websites, customized features and additional upgrades, every Keller Williams associate gains access to a sophisticated online presence and tools they need to be competitive and grow their businesses on the web. As the rollout continues, we look forward to reaching more than 130,000 Keller Williams agents, in all." To learn more about the Keller Williams partnership with Placester, visit Placester's website. About PlacesterPlacester is a marketing automation platform that integrates sales tools and beautiful website design to fundamentally change how real estate works. Founded in 2011 by Matthew Barba, a former real estate agent, and Frederick Townes, a seasoned technologist, the Placester platform enables real estate professionals to grow their businesses online and via mobile through seamless MLS integration, natural language search and eye-catching visuals. In addition, Placester offers a wide range of apps and add-ons for high-impact email marketing, digital advertising campaigns, lead management and streamlining of everyday tasks. Currently serving two in five real estate professionals in the U.S., Placester is a proud technology partner to leading real estate brands across North America, and the sole website provider for the REALTOR Benefits®Program, the official member benefits program of the National Association of REALTORS®. To date, Placester has raised $50 million in funding, backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Romulus Capital and Techstars. For more information, please visit placester.com. About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.Austin-Texas based Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world with more than 800 offices and 153,000 associates across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. In 2015, Training Magazine named Keller Williams the No. 1 training organization across all industries in the world. Since 1983, Keller Williams has grown exponentially and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards agents as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes, commercial and farm and ranch properties. For more information, visit kw.com.
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Delta Releases New Features for Company Admins
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DeltaNet5 Is On Its Way
Expected Delivery Date: January 5 Just in time to start the new year right, Delta Media Group will be officially making DeltaNet5 available to our customers on January 5, 2017. Mike Minard, President and Owner of Delta Media Group, joined Harley Wolfarth, Delta's Technical Support Manager, during this week's Tech Tuesday webinar, to talk about the new release with Harley explaining the "who-what-where-when" of DeltaNet 5 and how it will help our customers succeed.   Takeways from the webinar: The biggest news with DeltaNet 5...it's 100 percent mobile. Real estate is a business on the go so it was only a natural progression for DeltaNet 5 to be 100 percent mobile. Now, wherever our customers are, they can take their businesses with them. Now, everything you once did from your desktop or tablet, you can now do from your smartphone. Need to add a new lead? Do it from your smartphone. Need to make a change to your website? Do it from your smartphone. Need to add a blog post? Do it from your smartphone. DeltaNet 5 has been in development for nearly a year to make certain no loss of functionality occurs from the current version of Delta's backend system with which you're already familiar. The new DeltaNet, version 5, is a "rapid development" platform which enables Delta Media Group to respond to client requests and launch new features quickly. DeltaNet 5 allows its users the ability to streamline their businesses helping them make their work day more efficient. Delta Media Group studies how to blend today's emerging technologies with the real estate industry to provide innovative tools to better our customers' businesses and lives. Contact us if you have any questions or would like additional information about DeltaNet 5. To view the original post, visit the Delta Media Group blog.
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Agent Evolution Announces The New TurnKey 2.0: A Complete Solution
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Coldwell Banker Enhances Its Luxury Real Estate Program
MADISON, N.J. 10-17-2016 — Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, a global leader in luxury home sales, has enriched its Coldwell Banker Previews International® luxury program by elevating its Previews® agent certification program, expanding global marketing offerings and cultivating growth in its digital and print content. Coldwell Banker®, a leader in global luxury real estate with over 25,000 sales of homes worth $1 million or more last year, is renowned for selling some of the worlds most distinguished properties. The new Previews luxury program is designed for the ever-expanding global reach of luxury real estate sales."Coldwell Banker has been a leader in luxury real estate for more than 80 years," said Sean Blankenship, chief marketing officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "That's not by luck, rather it's by continually improving our program to ensure it serves the next generation of luxury customers all over the world.  Each enhancement we make ensures that agents are prepared to succeed in the luxury real estate market and can effectively collaborate with their peers in our global network." Coldwell Banker is enhancing its Previews certification course for agents that include an immersive and exclusive approach to learning how to operate in the luxury real estate market. Led by top agents in the luxury space including Jade Mills, Jennifer Ames and Wendy Walker, this multi-day experience brings the Previews International program a real-world application. Jade Mills, a leader in luxury real estate based in Beverly Hills, has closed more than $4 billion in real estate transactions throughout her career and was named the #1 real estate agent in the world for Coldwell Banker in 2012. Jennifer Ames is a 20-year real estate veteran with more than $1.5 billion in career sales based in Chicago. The Wall Street Journal named Jennifer one of the top 50 real estate agents in the United States. Wendy Walker is a luxury agent based in Phoenix who was named among the top 1% of Coldwell Banker agents nationally and internationally, winning countless other industry accolades as well. The fortified Previews certification course pairs the experience and first-hand knowledge of successful luxury agents with industry-leading resources to help agents meet and exceed the expectations of their most affluent clients. The new Previews program provides learning, networking, marketing resources and mentorship to the newest generation of up-and-coming luxury agents. A completely redesigned luxury website, ColdwellBankerPreviews.com, makes it easy for agents to collaborate and share marketing materials for listings with their peers around the world. The platform will power the Previews® website in multiple languages, underscoring the global appeal of luxury real estate and the strengthening the Coldwell Banker global network. The all-new platform engages luxury real estate agents in over 75 countries globally. Building off of past years' successes, Coldwell Banker® recently unveiled its quarterly Homes and Estates magazine. For the first time ever, the magazine, which features top listings from around the world alongside luxury lifestyle content, will be available globally on newsstands and at Barnes and Noble. The magazine will also be distributed to subscribers of Unique Homes and will be available for download on the Previews Inside Out blog. About Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been a premier provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage services. Coldwell Banker Real Estate is the oldest national real estate brand and franchisor in the United States, and today has a global network of 3,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 47 countries and territories with more than 84,000 affiliated sales professionals. The Coldwell Banker brand is known for creating innovative consumer services as recently seen by taking a leadership role in the smart home space, being the first national real estate brand with an iPad app, the first to augment its website www.coldwellbanker.com for smart phones, the first to create an iPhone application with international listings, the first to develop an iPad application (CBx) to easily bring big data into home listing presentations, and the first to fully harness the power of video in real estate listings, news and information through its Coldwell Banker On LocationSM YouTube channel. Coldwell Banker is a leader in niche markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Previews International® marketing program delivering exceptional experiences for all consumers served. About Coldwell Banker Previews International® The Coldwell Banker Previews International program has been a world leader in the marketing of luxury homes since 1933. The Previews® program was acquired by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC in 1980 and launched as Coldwell Banker Previews International®, the brand's luxury homes program.  The exclusive group of certified Previews Property Specialists make up approximately 8.5 percent of the independent sales associates affiliated with the Coldwell Banker brand worldwide.  Coldwell Banker Previews International participated in more than 25,000 transaction sides of homes priced at $1 million or more in 2015. On average, Previews handles $133.5 million in luxury homes sales every day. Coldwell Banker, Previews and Coldwell Banker Previews International are registered marks licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Each office is independently owned and operated.
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Elm Street Technology Poised for Growth, Launches Elevate for Real Estate
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Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates Announces New Website Enhancements
Madison, N.J. 06-27-2016 — Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates today launched a new corporate website with an enhanced search feature and a responsive, modern design that allows users to seamlessly and intuitively search for properties on any Internet-enabled device (phone, tablet or desktop). The most significant update is the increased search functionality, which greatly improves the user experience when viewing properties on the website. Property search results are now displayed alongside a map of the searched area, showcasing available listings with icons designating each property type (industrial, apartment, retail, land, etc.). The updated website also provides high-level market intelligence by property sector for over eighty markets, expanding the amount of immediately accessible information available to prospective clients. The new website also adds a "quick view" function that allows faster searches by showing summarized details of a property, professional or location without needing to leave the search page. The new website also saves "recently viewed" properties and highlights listings similar to the property currently being viewed in order to further simplify the property search experience. With mobile searches for commercial properties increasing, the site adapts to the device on which it is being viewed. A mobile version of the site will be displayed for users visiting from a phone or tablet, and visitors coming from a laptop or desktop computer will automatically be given a version of the site tailored to their device. "Our website is an important tool and streamlining searches will ultimately allow for a better user experience for the buyer, seller and agent," said Fred Schmidt, president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates. "These digital upgrades greatly enhance the search function, which in many cases is a buyer's first step when considering a commercial purchase." The website launch is a continuation of the organization's repositioning, which kicked off with the announcement of a new advertising campaign and brand essence. For more information and to view the updated website, please visit www.cbcworldwide.com. About Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates is a division of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. The Coldwell Banker Commercial brand has been a premier provider of franchised commercial real estate brokerage offices, recognized globally as a company that puts the client first while delivering individual, distinctly different service. Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliates cover territory throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Coldwell Banker Commercial is an industry leader in providing commercial real estate solutions that serve the needs of tenants, landlords, sellers and buyers in the leasing, acquisition, disposition and management of all property types. Each office is independently owned and operated. Coldwell Banker Commercial® is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. For more information, visit: www.cbcworldwide.com.
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IXACT Contact Launches Contest for Best REALTOR® Website
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iHomeFinder Announces Broker Enterprise License
Helping Brokers Scale Their Business Are you looking for cost-effective ways to boost agent retention? iHomefinder's Broker Enterprise License can keep your agents focused on selling real estate while helping your I.T. staff reduce time spent managing agent technology. Our goal is to help brokers recruit and retain top agents, create a consistent brand experience across broker and agent websites, and increase lead conversions. Here's what's included! Agent Websites with Broker Administration Portal. With professional websites that are easy to setup and configure, brokerages will be well-positioned to offer agents cost-effective websites that increase agent retention and ensure a consistent brand experience across broker and agent websites.  With the Broker Administration Portal, the I.T. manager can streamline deployment and management of agent websites across the brokerage. Portal-quality experiences with the Broker Website By offering site visitors gorgeous design with friendly search, you'll create an engaging experience that will keep them coming back again and again.  In addition, you'll have the power to manage agent logins, agent bio pages, and the complete agent roster. Control of Agent Lead Flow with Lead Routing After clients schedule a showing or request to see new inventory, they expect a fast, courteous response from an agent that understands their needs.  Lead Routing enables prioritization of leads, deployment of "idle-lead" routing, or simply assignment of leads to agents with the experience needed to create a phenomenal client experience. Contact us today and we'll help you get started! To view the original post, visit the iHomeFinder blog.
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Introduces Newly Revamped Online Experience for Canadian Market
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RE/MAX Real Estate Listings Get New Online Look
DENVER – RE/MAX, LLC has unveiled bold enhancements to its website, remax.com. Already the most visited real estate franchise website, the global real estate leader looks to improve the real estate consumer online experience. As consumers continue to increase real estate searches on their mobile devices, the new remax.com enhances the mobile experience by offering a modern responsive design and personalized features such as places, mapping, sharing, social and alerts. "Remax.com, with its new look, is a key element in the company's overall technology strategy," said Tim Drouillard, RE/MAX Senior Vice President, Information Technology. "We view these many additions as just a starting point for future enhancements already on the drawing board. Remax.com will continually evolve based on the habits of consumers searching for homes or real estate agents." The new remax.com features a streamlined look designed to easily guide consumers through the process that is the primary reason for their visit - home searches. Edge to edge content, large gallery images and map-based search functions all provide users with a more personalized experience. Visitors can also search using a completely customizable My RE/MAX account, which allows them to save favorite properties, share homes on social media, connect with a local agent, request a showing and even find properties based on commute time or other subjective criteria. "Our goal is to arm consumers with the most accurate and timely data, and to connect them with RE/MAX agents who are at the ready," Drouillard added. Listing videos have also been introduced with the new website rollout. Remax.com visitors are now able to explore over 100,000 listings through custom videos powered by VScreen. Remax.com also serves as a gateway to other helpful company websites. Whether visitors are searching for high-end luxury properties, commercial investments or a new home in one of 80 countries and territories around the globe - The RE/MAX Collection, RE/MAX Commercial and RE/MAX global listings are all conveniently accessed from the new remax.com. In 2015, based on Experian Marketing Services Hitwise data, remax.com had the most visits among all real estate franchise websites, with nearly 20 million more than its closest competitor. Based on those numerous online visits, the new remax.com connects consumers with RE/MAX agents and adds to the more than 15 million referral free leads generated since 2006. About the RE/MAX Network: RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of nearly 100 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX, when measured by residential transaction sides. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, LLC, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com.
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Century 21 Enhances Global Property Search Site for Consumers
Madison, N.J. 03-28-2016 — Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of the iconic CENTURY 21® brand with the largest global network in the residential real estate industry, today announced enhancements to its industry-leading global website – Century21global.com – to help make home shopping and searching for properties around the world easier and more user-friendly. Century21global.com features more than 275,000 listings in 18 languages and 36 currency conversions. "The enhancements we made provide the best overall site experience for our customers while maintaining the strong competitive advantage of our global website," explained Cara Whitley, chief marketing officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC. "It's all about simplifying the search process with home buying and selling consumers and how they interact with their C21® sales associates in an effort to help facilitate international real estate transactions." The enhancements made to century21global.com include: Mobile Responsive Design: Century21global.com now responds and adjusts to the screen resolution of the desktop, tablet or mobile device. Metro Area Searches: Searching by metro areas like Sydney or San Francisco will now include results for surrounding cities that make-up the Metropolitan area. Sales Associate Team Details & Searches: Results will list each sales associate that comprises the team searched. Full Screen Image Viewer: Now, by clicking on a property detail page, images will open in a new viewer showcasing larger image views. Custom Language Formatting: Hebrew, Arabic and Urdu languages have been added and all site pages support these languages that are read from right-to-left. "On top of these enhancements, e-mail leads will now be delivered to the listing sales associate or office in the language of their office and or country," added Whitley. "More importantly for our global consumers, e-mail confirmations will also be delivered in the language they are using when searching the global website. Now, that is customer friendly." About Century 21 Real Estate LLCCentury 21 Real Estate LLC is comprised of approximately 6,900 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 78 countries and territories worldwide with more than 101,000 independent sales professionals. Century 21 Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.
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Crye-Leike, Realtors® Recognized For Outstanding Website Marketing
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What's New with WebsiteBox?
  It's the end of the year and we wanted to finish it off strong. This month we made major improvements to a couple of our LeadSites and The Mortgage Calculator. We want to hear what improvements you would like to see! Make sure you leave your requests in our forum: https://www.websitebox.com/forum/for...ature-Requests Check out what got better in December! 1) Picture Perfect LeadSite Filters You now have the ability to filter listings by City and Zip Code on this powerful LeadSite. You already had the ability to filter by Price, Bedrooms and Bathrooms now your website visitors can get even more specific while searching for homes on your LeadSite. Check out our Picture Perfect LeadSite to find out more! 2) Enhanced Mortgage Calculator You can now set the default values for Mortgage data in the calculator. That means you can set the default Interest Rate, Property Tax Rate, State Income Tax Rate and many more data points for your Mortgage Calculator! Customize it based on the current data available for your market. 3) Search Listings With More Freedom on The Ultimate IDX LeadSite Your Website Visitors no longer have to specificy the amount of bedrooms and bathrooms when they search the MLS through your Ultimate IDX LeadSite allowing them to conduct searches more quickly and with less restrictions. Check out our Ultimate IDX LeadSite if you haven't done so already! Stay tuned for some big improvements in 2016! To view the original post, visit the WebsiteBox blog.
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RealtyTech Inc. Announces Launch of the New Word Press ApexIDX for Miami Association of Realtors
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RE/MAX Launches Mobile Friendly Online Tools
DENVER – RE/MAX, a global franchisor of real estate brokerage services, has released new online tools to Affiliates that will provide an enhanced customer experience. All U.S. agents and brokers will have access to a version of new responsive single page websites and a mobile-friendly lead management system is available in the company owned regions, all at no cost. "These new tools reflect significant changes in online consumer behavior. Mobile usage of remax.com has more than doubled in just two years and it's important for RE/MAX agents to be accessible to their clients," said Tim Drouillard, Senior Vice President, Information Technology at RE/MAX, LLC. "Responsive websites and a customer relationship management system (CRM) that are both mobile friendly makes it easier for RE/MAX agents and their clients to get access to the information they need quickly." Single page websites created by Homes.com will provide agents and offices a fresh contemporary design with intuitive functionality. Sites will be pre-populated with agent information, but feature the ability to modify design elements and add personal information, including agent promotional videos, and reviews. Social broadcasting and social prospecting combined with social media platforms provide agents new tools to stay in touch with clients and ultimately build their businesses. "Adapting to consumer interests, RE/MAX agents will be better equipped to provide a higher level of customer service in a very competitive real estate environment," Drouillard added. RE/MAX LeadStreet, the online lead management and CRM system, has also been upgraded to a mobile responsive design. Agents will now be able to interact with their listings, contacts, and leads through their mobile devices and gain the added benefit of consolidating their internet leads into a single online system. LeadStreet will continue to provide agents with leads from remax.com and their single page websites with no referral fees. LeadStreet has supplied RE/MAX agents with over 15 million referral free leads since it was first launched in 2006. Today's introduction of responsive websites and innovative LeadStreet enhancements are Phase One of a larger technology initiative being developed by RE/MAX, LLC. In Q1 2016, Phase Two will launch with a newly designed remax.com with improved mobile functionality. Remax.com was the most visited real estate franchise website in the first half of 2015, according to Experian Hitwise Marketing Services data. About the RE/MAX Network: RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of nearly 100 countries. When measured by residential transaction sides, nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, LLC, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX). For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com.
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WebsiteBox Improvements for November 2015
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Newly Redesigned HowardHanna.com Launched
PITTSBURGH, PA (November 18, 2015) – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the 4th largest real estate company in the U.S.A., invites the public to try the new website for the first time today. Working collaboratively with 1000Watt, the leading agency focused on real estate and mortgage branding, marketing and innovation, the new HowardHanna.com is widely regarded as the most powerful real estate site in the entire industry. HowardHanna.com achieves new milestones in real estate brokerage navigation by combining active listings, recent sales and public records data for properties within a clean, modern design that highlights the strength of the Howard Hanna brand. It is easy to navigate and provides the information and features that consumers love. "Why did we do this? Consumers want INFORMATION!" said Helen Hanna Casey, President of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. "We challenged ourselves to break through the thinking that limits most real estate company websites. Why can't a real estate website serve prospective sellers as well as buyers? Why can't we display information on every property and not just those for sale? Why can't our agents enhance the user experience through their own contributions? Our new site demonstrates what is truly possible." The website delivers three industry firsts: 1. Combined search for active listings, recent sales and public property records The new HowardHanna.com offers consumers something they won't find on any other website: the ability to get details on any property, whether it's for sale, recently sold or off the market. By combining up-to-the-minute updates from over 30 MLSs with millions of public records, we can offer any consumer – buyer, seller, or a property owner thinking of selling, a complete picture of the housing market. And by offering all of this information on our site, it gives Howard Hanna agents the opportunity to connect with prospects online in new ways. Studies show that consumers who are 'thinking of selling' often seek price histories and recent sales prices to gauge the market. They can now get this information at HowardHanna.com, along with clear calls to action to also get the expert assistance of a Howard Hanna agent. 2. "Hanna View" neighborhood photos People don't just buy homes, they buy a place to live their lives. That means they want to see what a community or neighborhood is like before they make the commitment. The Hanna View feature gives them that by displaying current photos of the community surrounding every listing. Best of all, Howard Hanna agents can easily submit – and get credit for – community photos right from their mobile phones. This living database of neighborhood photos will make HowardHanna.com a richer experience for serious homebuyers. This translates into more traffic, more visits and more leads for Howard Hanna agents. 3. Personalized "Market Scan" around any address This exclusive feature is aimed at sellers. By simply typing an address into the HowardHanna.com homepage, consumers will instantly receive a snapshot of market stats, active listings and recent sold prices around the property address that has been searched. We've even included two automated home value estimates so we can show not only a rough value range, but the broad disparity between computer generated values. Added Hoby Hanna, President of Howard Hanna Midwest, "In our consumer research and testing, it became clear that buyers and sellers want fast access to accurate information about properties, communities and agents without a lot of distraction or ads. We were guided by that insight as well as an understanding that if we serve consumer needs, their interests and those of our agents are aligned." Additional features of the new HowardHanna.com A completely redesigned Hanna HomeFinder and email alert system that makes it even easier to work with clients Facebook login throughout the site School data, school ratings and local market conditions integrated on every listing page Clean, modern agent profiles featuring current listings and recent transactions When asked about the new HowardHanna.com, Victor Lund, founding partner of the technology consulting WAV Group said, "The WAV Group has worked with the Hanna Company for a long time. The company has always prided itself on an exceptional consumer experience resulting in one of the most successful broker websites in America. The new website carries forward the strategy of excellence and defines it in a way that no other brokerage site has done." See the most powerful site in real estate today by visiting: www.HowardHanna.com Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the #1 real estate company serving Pennsylvania and Ohio and the 4th largest real estate company in the United States. The family-owned and operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property management. With 205 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC & MD, Howard Hanna's more than 7,000 sales associates and employees are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process.
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Baird & Warner Wins Best Website Award for 4th Consecutive Year
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WebsiteBox Makes 5 Improvements to User Experience
This month at WebsiteBox.com, our team worked hard on the CRM and the back-end of the platform to improve the overall user experience. Check out what you can now expect from your WebsiteBox: 1) CRM Pagination: In order to improve the grid performance, your CRM will be displayed in groups of 200 contacts per page. 2) CSV Delimited By Tab: When importing your contacts via CSV file, you can now use the "Tab" separator option. 3) Google Analytics Integration: We have made the integration between your WebsiteBox control panel and Google Analytics very easy! To get started, simply enter your Google Analytics UA code. 4) Perfect Search LeadSite™: You can now save a search you have made using our Perfect Search LeadSite™! 5) Blog App Timestamp: The timestamp on your blog posts will now reflect the "published" date rather than the "creation date". Don't forget to keep sharing your ideas with us at Community.Websitebox.com. Maybe next month you will see your idea become a reality! To view the original article, visit the WebsiteBox blog.
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Miami Association of Realtors Adds RealtyTech Inc. as a Preferred Webmaster for Agent Sites and IDX
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New Tools from RE/MAX INTEGRA Empower Agents to Build their Brand
TORONTO (September 23, 2015)—RE/MAX INTEGRA publicly announced today the launch of a new suite of tools available to agents through an alliance with Move, Inc. and Placester. The new innovative digital tools will be housed under one turnkey location for RE/MAX INTEGRA agents to build their personal brand and convert their leads at no additional cost. "We place a significant amount of importance on the need to continuously grow, improve and reinvent our tools to drive agent productivity," said Effi Barak, Chief Operating Officer of RE/MAX INTEGRA. Striving to provide agents with the best technology, RE/MAX INTEGRA facilitated a pilot program earlier this year offering agents the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with Move online lead consolidation and response tool, FiveStreetSM. After overwhelmingly positive feedback from agents, RE/MAX INTEGRA made the informed decision to implement the FiveStreetSM solution as one of three brand new tools within the RE/MAX Launchpad Productivity Suite. The collaboration brings state-of-the-art technology to better serve agents in today's real estate market. FiveStreetSM will serve as the primary lead management platform available to agents along with ListHubTM the nation's leading provider of listing syndication services, and performance marketing metrics also operated by Move. "We're proud of the collaboration that has taken place between Move and RE/MAX INTEGRA to produce the most effective way for agents to close online transactions in their market," said Ray Picard, executive vice president of sales for Move. "RE/MAX INTEGRA agents now have a leg up on the competition with access to the best mobile technology in the industry that allows them to quickly respond to leads, obtain intelligence on prospects, and reply to inquiries personally and successfully." The launch of the new suite of tools also brings websites from Placester to RE/MAX INTEGRA agents and brokers. Placester websites combine easy setup and maintenance with beautiful design and modern technology that enable anyone, regardless of technical skill, to market their listings effectively and make better connections with consumers online. Leveraging its network of more than 570 MLSs, which represent more than 95 percent of agents across the U.S., Placester offers personalized, modern and responsive sites to agents, brokers and teams in virtually every corner of the country. "With this partnership, we're excited to bring Placester websites to the more than 16,000 RE/MAX INTEGRA real estate professionals across North America," said Matt Barba, CEO of Placester. "RE/MAX INTEGRA is committed to supporting its agents with the best digital tools and technology, and we look forward to collaborating with them to deliver superior home search experiences for their clients." The three new tools will join RISE, Mainstreet and Design Center within the RE/MAX Launchpad Productivity Suite to offer RE/MAX INTEGRA agents the best solutions to maintain a competitive edge in their local real estate market. Roll out of the new platform will be staggered through each RE/MAX INTEGRA region starting mid- October, with the Ontario Atlantic region roll out beginning in the first quarter of 2016 based on marketplace variances. "We're thrilled to offer this innovative new product to our membership as we continue to focus on growing our business as home of the top producers across the globe," said Barak. About RE/MAX INTEGRA RE/MAX INTEGRA, founded in 1980, is a privately held company by Canadian entrepreneurs. With regional headquarters in Toronto, Boston, Minneapolis, Zug, and Vienna, RE/MAX INTEGRA represents nearly a third of all RE/MAX Sales Associates worldwide. RE/MAX INTEGRA was founded on the premise of providing outstanding service and support both at the regional level and to the end consumer. The Ontario-Atlantic Canada region, has surpassed 10,000 quality Associates; The US regions New England and the Midwest (including the following states: Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana) account for more than 6,300 Associates with over 2,600 and 3,800 Associates respectively; and the European region leads with more than 14,000 Associates. For more information about RE/MAX INTEGRA, visit www.remaxintegra.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 [Nasdaq: NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV] 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 Doorstep®, 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 syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreet; as well as many free services. About Placester Placester fuses technology and design to dramatically improve the home buying process for consumers, brokers, and agents. Founded In 2011 by Matthew Barba, a former real estate agent, and Frederick Townes, a seasoned technologist, the Placester marketing platform provides real estate professionals with MLS integration, high-resolution visuals, responsive design, and mobile optimization, as well as lead management tools and marketing automation software for email, Facebook, Google AdWords, and other channels. Currently serving over 100,000 real estate professionals, Placester is the sole website provider for the REALTOR Benefits® Program, the official member benefits program of the National Association of REALTORS®. To date, Placester has raised $22 million in funding, and is backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Romulus Capital, and Techstars. For more information, please visit www.placester.com.
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IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM Now Includes FREE REALTOR® Websites
  TORONTO, ON – IXACT Contact announced today that the real estate CRM provider now includes free mobile friendly REALTOR® Websites in addition to the existing contact management and email marketing platforms. With the launch of Agent Websites, IXACT Contact now offers one of the most powerful and complete CRM and online marketing solutions available. The company's goal is to help real estate agents manage their keep in touch communications, listings and active buyers, and online presence with a single, easy to use platform at one low price of $34.95. IXACT Contact's Agent Websites are beautifully designed, customizable, and look great on all devices. Mobile friendly websites are key to online success, since most REALTORS® target audiences will be searching for and viewing agent websites using smartphones and/or tablets. Google ranks mobile friendly websites higher than non-optimized websites for this same reason. Agents are able to customize the website's look and content, including page layouts, colors, banner images, and embedded video. Each real estate website will also reflect the REALTORS® personal brand including their photo, company logo, social media feeds, and more. The new full-featured Agent Website is included in IXACT Contact's monthly subscription fee, and customers can also choose from two optional IDX upgrades to add MLS listings to their Agent Website. For just $12.95/ month, IDX Standard adds many of the key IDX features necessary to become the go-to website for home buyers and sellers. IDX Standard includes features like user friendly property search, featured listings page, eye-catching listings galleries, walk score, and more. For just $32.95/ month, REALTORS® can turn their website into a lead generation machine with IDX Professional. IDX Professional includes all of the IDX Standard features plus leading-edge features such as interactive maps search, property-specific lead capture, innovative Facebook apps, and more. "IXACT Contact is committed to offering real estate agents the best integrated CRM and marketing solution at the best possible price" says Rich Gaasenbeek, Vice President, IXACT Contact. "Our new Agent Websites give REALTORS® the power to expand their online presence, capture leads automatically, and post quality content, all within a stunning, mobile-friendly website. Combined with our existing CRM and email marketing capabilities, our value proposition at $34.95/month is simply unheard of." As part of IXACT Contact's new REALTOR® Websites, subscribers will gain access to 16 pages of high quality written content. REALTORS® can choose to use all the content as it is provided, or customize it as they choose. In addition to the professionally written website content, real estate agents using IXACT Contact Agent Websites will also have the option to publish pre-written blog content on a bi-weekly basis, further establishing themselves as the go-to resource for all their prospect's home ownership needs. Existing customers automatically gain access to IXACT Contact's new Agent Website product. New customers will receive access to create their own Agent Website as part of their initial 5 week free trial. About IXACT Contact Solutions Inc. IXACT Contact® is an easy-to-use web-based real estate CRM and marketing solution. IXACT Contact includes robust real estate contact management, powerful email marketing, and mobile friendly REALTOR® websites. IXACT Contact helps real estate agents generate leads that convert into clients, keep in touch with past clients, hot prospects, and important referral sources, and stay organized and in control as their business grows. IXACT Contact's "lead to lifetime client" real estate marketing system includes unique features such as the industry's only automated monthly real estate e-Newsletter that's written and designed by real estate marketing experts, automated keep in touch call reminders, Email Campaign Reporting, and IDX-enabled REALTOR® websites. The Active Business side of the system helps agents 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 www.ixactcontact.com. (Rookies get IXACT Contact free for 6 months.)
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Multiple Enterprise Network Members Recognized in Real Trends 2015 Real Estate Website Rankings
REAL Trends just released their 2015 Real Estate Website Rankings, where they list the best brokerage website designs and strategies. For this report, Real Trends analyzed nearly 750 real estate websites across the country. Five technology experts narrowed this down to their top 25, and then a judging panel consisting of 70 technology and marketing officers selected the top 5 brokerages in categories ranging from best overall design to best mobile app to best conversion strategy. We're so proud to announce that our network members were recognized in each of the eight categories! This was a big year for The Enterprise Network, and the hard work by our team and our members has really paid off. In addition to this recognition, 22 members made the REAL Trends List of 500 Largest Independents and the RISMedia Power Broker Report, and we received a Webby Award honoree. Our members also swept the LRE awards ceremony for technology-related awards, and even took all the nominations for Best Overall Website. Part of the success we've seen as a network can be attributed to the investment we put into our sites. With continuous redesigns and product releases, we ensure our clients remain on the cutting edge of technology. Keeping our finger on the pulse, one of the trends impacting the industry that we've been focusing on for the past several years is the mobile evolution. We continue to see that mobile is disrupting the industry in a major way. In fact, in 2013 we predicted that mobile traffic would surpass desktop traffic in March 2015. Our crystal ball proved to be accurate, and we still continue to see mobile traffic rise across our network. Because of this, we lead with a "mobile-first" approach when developing our sites. So far in 2015 we've converted 10 sites to a responsive layout to ensure sites perform optimally across the varying devices. Driven by data, it's no surprise that our sites are some of the best in the industry. So with that said, we want to congratulate our members on their latest victory, their recognition in the 2015 REAL Trends Real Estate Website Rankings list. This is a win for the entire network as we strive to set the standard in the industry. Best Design: #2 Turpin Realtors Other members who were recognized for their design include: Kentwood Real Estate Heritage Texas Properties Houlihan Lawrence Partners Trust Slifer Smith & Frampton Best Neighborhood Pages: #2 Turpin Realtors Best Neighborhood Pages: #3 Houlihan Lawrence Other members who were recognized for their neighborhood pages include: Baird & Warner Charles Reinhart Company Realtors Heritage Texas Properties Kentwood Real Estate Lyon Real Estate NP Dodge Real Estate Residential Properties Ltd. Best Property Details: #2 Baird & Warner Best Property Details: #3 Heritage Texas Properties Other members who were recognized for their property details include: Charles Reinhart Company Realtors Houlihan Lawrence Kentwood Real Estate Residential Properties Ltd. Turpin Realtors Best Video Strategy: #5 Slifer Smith & Frampton Other members who were recognized for their video strategy include: Houlihan Lawrence Residential Properties Ltd. Best Conversion Strategy: #3 Slifer Smith & Frampton Other worthy recognitions include: Best Overall Website Baird & Warner Houlihan Lawrence Heritage Texas Properties Kentwood Real Estate Slifer Smith & Frampton Turpin Realtors Best Mobile Houlihan Lawrence Kentwood Real Estate Partners Trust Slifer Smith & Frampton Best Map Search Baird & Warner Heritage Texas Properties Houlihan Lawrence Kentwood Real Estate McEnearney Associates, Realtors Milestone Realty Consultants Residential Properties Ltd. Slifer Smith & Frampton To see the complete list, view the REAL Trends 2015 Real Estate Website Rankings online. Congratulations again to all our members for another great year! To view the original post, visit the Enterprise Network blog.
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NRT Launches New Consumer Website that Leverages the Power of Their Brand
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Lone Wolf Launches Redesign of Their Corporate Site
  If you've browsed the Lone Wolf website recently, you probably noticed some changes. We've carefully planned and developed a new look and feel for the site, and on Friday July 31st the new lwolf.com went live. Here's an overview of what's new: 1. Overall Appearance To appeal to today's consumer and modern web design trends, the overall appearance of the site has been updated to a format that is clean, spacious, and logically distributed through vertical panels and tab navigation. The site has been invigorated with new photo and video assets, white space and new styles for text (while still adhering to Lone Wolf's brand standards). Before the redesign: The new lwolf.com: 2. Broker and Agent Needs To simplify navigation for prospective clients and real estate professionals who aren't familiar with Lone Wolf's product offerings, we've added two pages: Broker Solutions and Agent Solutions. As the titles imply, these pages help users first identify what they are trying to accomplish – such as Generate Leads, Recruit & Retain Top Agents, and more – before connecting them to the most relevant product(s). 3. Responsive The new lwolf.com is totally responsive, with intuitive layouts and navigation structures created exclusively for users accessing the site on mobile devices. lwolf.com preview on an iPhone 5: 4. Video Hubs We've sorted our videos into two major categories, Featured Videos and Video Resources, and created a user-friendly hub for each. The Featured Videos hub is dedicated to commercials, product features, demos, and testimonials, while the Video Resources hub is comprised of product tutorials. The Featured Videos hub: 5. Product Pages As with the Broker and Agent Solutions pages, we've divided our product information into a two-page flow, starting with the overview of what the product can help you accomplish (the solution page), followed by a more detailed report of the product's features and functionality (the learn more page). Please see the brokerWOLF solution page and the brokerWOLF learn more page as an example. brokerWOLF solution page: brokerWOLF learn more page: 6. Client Success Stories At Lone Wolf we are grateful to have long standing relationships with a number of amazing clients. We've sat down with some Lone Wolf users to create the Client Success Stories video series, because who better to explain how Lone Wolf can help real estate professionals, than real estate professionals themselves? 7. Blog Design Finally, we've revamped the blog to match the site redesign. Modeled as a simple technology blog, the new format incorporates large feature images, updated author profiles and article headings, easy social follow widgets, newsletter signup at the bottom of every post, and a more readable article format, among other upgrades. The old blog.lwolf.com: The new blog.lwolf.com: Our commitment to you: Lone Wolf offers a vast range of products and services for real estate professionals, and we are deeply invested in all aspects of your real estate business. This website redesign is much more than a cosmetic upgrade. It is an effort to make our product and knowledge base easily accessible to current and prospective clients. Through the broker and agent needs pages, upgraded video hubs and tutorials, mobile accessibility and more, the new lwolf.com is entirely devoted to enhancing your real estate business. We hope that you enjoy the new site. To view the original article, visit the Lone Wolf blog.
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iHomeFinder Announces Advanced Polygon Saved Search Pages
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Agents Benefit from Record Traffic on Point2 Homes
  Are your listings displayed on Point2 Homes? If they are, you're in luck! We're happy to report that Point2 Homes has seen record-breaking levels of traffic in recent months. This is great news for agents because more traffic means more leads. And more leads mean more sales. Therefore more traffic means more sales! In fact, our data revealed that May resulted in a total of 130,000 agent-to-consumer connections being established through Point2 Homes. Take a closer look at Point2 Homes traffic details from May 2015:   A lot of this traffic is also coming from mobile buyers and sellers. We found that our mobile traffic now accounts for 56% of the total influx of site visitors. In May, consumers used our recently updated Point2 Homes iOS app to browse more than 2 million listings from Canada, US, and several international locations. What if my listings aren't displayed on Point2 Homes? If you want to take advantage of the great traffic potential of our real estate portal, simply create a Point2 Agent account – 30 day free trial available — and add your listings on Point2 Homes to maximize your chances of attracting more leads. If you have any questions or need any help, just give us a call at 866-977-1777. Happy selling, agents! To view the original article, visit the Point2 Agent blog.
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WebsiteBox Announces Volume Discounts for Real Estate Brokerages
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Better Homes and Gardens Debuts the New BHG.com
DES MOINES, Iowa, June 16, 2015 -- Better Homes and Gardens (BHG), the leading lifestyle brand reaching 50 million consumers a month, today re-launched the popular website BHG.com with new features designed to improve mobile accessibility and advertising integration. Outfitted with responsive design, integrated social sharing and increased page speed, the new BHG.com boasts an enhanced user experience with a focus on fresh daily content, video promotion and increased ad visibility. "BHG.com has seen explosive growth in mobile usage, with mobile visits nearly doubling since this time last year," said BHG Digital General Manager Lory Stewart. "To keep pace with these shifts in consumption and access patterns, BHG.com is integrating a mobile-first strategy, along with a host of enhancements designed with the mobile user in mind." According to 2014 comScore data, BHG.com reports an average of 9 million unique visitors monthly, with 50 percent of users entering the site through mobile devices. "BHG.com has seen an exponential growth in traffic from social sources, which plays into the look, feel and functionality of the new BHG.com," Stewart added. "It's all part of our overarching strategy to ensure maximum usability, engagement and reader-friendliness, no matter the entry point." New additions to BHG.com include: Mobile-first modern design that is clean, beautiful and refreshing with an emphasis on BHG's rich imagery. Fresh content delivered daily, enhanced exploration, and discovery through improved navigation and content placement. Expanded social sharing and functionality through strategically placed modules, enabling users to share BHG content instantly via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Native content and video ad integration through Selectable Media – the engagement-based, cross-platform advertising company acquired by Meredith in early 2015. "BHG powers consumers' passion to live a more colorful life," said Christine Guilfoyle, Senior Vice President and Group Publisher, Better Homes and Gardens. "The BHG.com refresh enables us to do that even more, leveraging cutting-edge technology, interactive capabilities and responsive design to best connect millions with our innovative and inspiring content." Of new opportunities in the advertising space, Marc Rothschild, Senior Vice President of Meredith Digital said, "Brands continue to gravitate towards partners that combine innovation and quality with scale. Meredith Digital now reaches over 70 million unduplicated consumers every month, and the BHG.com refresh provides the quality advertisers expect, offering consumers a rich, socially enabled experience across all devices." The Better Homes and Gardens brand serves, connects and inspires readers who infuse color and creativity into each aspect of their lives through its print magazine, robust website, multiple social platforms, tablet editions, mobile apps, broadcast programs and licensed products. Published 12 times a year by Meredith Corporation with a rate base of 7.6 million, Better Homes and Gardens fuels readers to live a more colorful life through stunning visuals, a balance of substance and surface, and a blend of expert and reader ideas. ABOUT MEREDITH CORPORATION Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for more than 110 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile, tablets and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners. Meredith's National Media Group reaches an audience of over 200 million monthly, including 100 million unduplicated women and 60 percent of U.S. Millennial women. Meredith is the leader in creating content across media platforms in key consumer interest areas such as food, home, parenthood and health through well-known brands such as Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Shape and Allrecipes. The National Media Group features robust brand licensing activities, including over 3,000 SKUs of branded products at 4,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. Meredith Xcelerated Marketing is a leading content-powered consumer engagement agency that provides integrated marketing solutions for many of the world's top brands, including Kraft, Lowe's, Chrysler and NBC Universal.
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Zillow Group Brands Win Four Webby Awards
SEATTLE, April 28, 2015 -- Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on mobile and Web, today announced that Zillow® and StreetEasy® received four 2015 Webby Awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), including three fan-voted People's Voice awards. Zillow won two awards for best real estate website, for both the judge-voted Webby and the fan-voted People's Voice award. Zillow also took home the People's Voice award for its iPad® app, under the Services and Utilities category. StreetEasy is New York City's leading local real estate marketplace on mobile and Web. StreetEasy Mobile won the People's Voice for best use of GPS location technology. "Zillow Group's consumer brands are focused on creating products that empower people in every stage of the home lifecycle, from buying and renting to financing and renovating," said Amy Bohutinsky, chief marketing officer at Zillow Group. "We are thrilled and honored to see our Zillow and StreetEasy brands recognized for these awards – particularly the People's Voice awards voted on by our users." Zillow Group's consumer brands Zillow, Trulia®, StreetEasy and HotPads®, have collectively won a total of 17 Webby Awards since 2008. About The Webby Awards 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 & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). About Zillow Group Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) houses a portfolio of the largest real estate and home-related brands on the Web and mobile. The company's brands focus on all stages of the home lifecycle: renting, buying, selling, financing and home improvement. Zillow Group is committed to empowering consumers with unparalleled data, inspiration and knowledge around homes, and connecting them with the right local professionals to help. The Zillow Group portfolio of consumer brands includes real estate and rental marketplaces Zillow®, Trulia®, StreetEasy® and HotPads®. In addition, Zillow Group works with tens of thousands of real estate agents, lenders and rental professionals, helping maximize business opportunities and connect to millions of consumers. The company operates a number of business brands for real estate, rental and mortgage professionals, including Postlets®, Mortech®, Diverse Solutions®, Market Leader® and Retsly™. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
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Leading RE Makes it Rain Awards
  A couple of weeks ago we attended the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World's (LRE) Annual Conference in Vegas. It was a remarkable lineup with a lot of valuable takeaways. LRE is made up of an incredible list of over 600 top real estate companies. Our network aligns very closely with theirs. We both work only with independent brokerages. Additionally, we restrict that to only allow one member per market. It is therefore no surprise that the majority of our members also belong to LRE. We typically host a party to celebrate with our existing members as well as potential ones who are attending the conference. This year our party was at La Cave and was a great success. Potential members had the chance to meet us and a small representation of our team, as well as discuss our platform and its benefits with our existing members. Our party is early in the week, giving ourselves the best chance for a good turnout (given this is Vegas after all and the week is like a marathon). Little did we know our network had a lot more to celebrate than we knew... LRE hosts an awards ceremony every year to close the week. They nominate four candidates per category. The Enterprise Network members won multiple awards in many categories respectively. We would like to take a moment to mention those that revolve around technology. In this case, they literally swept the award ceremony. Here are some of the notable victories: Most Innovative Brokerage Award Winner: Kentwood Real Estate - Greenwood Village, CO Best Interactivity Award Winner: Clark Realty Corporation - Kailua Kona, HI Best Mobile Site Award Winner: Baird and Warner - Chicago, IL Nominee: Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate - Rye Brook, NY Best Property Search Award Winner: Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA Nominee: Wright Kingdom Real Estate - Boulder, CO Best Visual Design Award Winner: Heritage Texas Properties - Houston, TX Nominee: John R. Wood Properties - Naples, FL Here is the most amazing part... When it came to the Best Overall Website Award, our network took all the nominations: Clark Realty Corporation - Kailua Kona, HI John R. Wood Properties - Naples, FL Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA ...with the winner announced as Wright Kingdom Real Estate (WKRE) from Boulder in our home state of Colorado. WKRE is one of our first members; they believed in us before we could really call ourselves a network. We have both come a long way since then and we are ecstatic for their team who put a lot of effort into their site's redesign. Enormous THANK YOUs to all our members for believing in us and for being part of this great network. Every single nomination and win of each brokerage is also a collective win for the network itself. We would also like to thank LRE for validating all our hard work. What a great organization they are! All our love goes to every single boojer who without all the talent oozing from your fast typing fingers, without all the late nights, weekends and devotion to our members, there would be far less remarkable sites out there. This is a win for all of us. What a great start to 2015! To view the original post, visit the Enterprise Network blog.
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DocuSign and Real Estate Webmasters Partner to Help Real Estate Professionals Close More Deals
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WebsiteBox Research Suggests Real Estate Agents Must Make Websites Accessible to Customer Mobile Phones, Tablets
  (Toronto) Jan. 30, 2015 -- With one-in-four homebuyers checking out real estate websites with a smartphone or a tablet, it is imperative that agents ensure that their professional websites show well on mobile devices, according to Peyman Aleagha, CEO of WebsiteBox, the technology company that provides real estate professionals with complete websites for a one-time $99 fee. After a National Association of REALTORS/Google Digital House Hunt study indicated that 89 percent of homebuyers use mobile search, WebsiteBox compiled its own research to help agents understand why a mobile-friendly -- also known as "responsive" -- website is so important. "Just as home-staging helps a buyer see a property in its best light, a mobile-friendly website presents images and information in a clear and appealing way that makes consumers want to know more about you and your listings," Aleagha said. Analytics culled from 11,000 WebsiteBox-hosted websites revealed that buyers with smartphones (74 percent) and buyers with tablets (26 percent) spend less time on agent sites than do other users. While desktop users typically spend 5:17 minutes on real estate websites, tablet and smartphone users spend 4:02 minutes and 2:30 minutes, respectively. "All the more reason to make sure your website really pops on a mobile device," Aleagha pointed out. According to WebsiteBox-derived data, the three mobile platforms most often used for property searches are, in order of preference: Apple's iPhone and iPad, and Samsung's Galaxy smartphones. And just where are the most tech-forward house hunters? California, Florida, Texas, George and New York, according to the WebsiteBox research. Homebuyers in Arkansas, Iowa, Delaware, Idaho and Mississippi are least likely to use mobile search. Mobility and WebsiteBox Websites WebsiteBox websites are mobile-friendly and easy to view using any computing device, including Windows and Macintosh desktop and laptops, Chromebooks, and iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry and Android mobile devices. About WebsiteBox WebsiteBox offers do-it-all real-estate websites for a one-time $99 fee – the lowest price in the market. More information is available at the WebsiteBox website, and by contacting Marketing Manager Chad Bhalla at chad.bhalla[at]websitebox.com, or (866) 857-1657 x1113.
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Have You Updated Your Home Page Image For The Winter?
The end of December marked the official start to Winter, a season that invokes picturesque images of frolicking in the snow and holiday celebrations. For many across the country this seasonal change is strikingly distinct as the landscape moves from Autumn's fall leaves to Winter's white snow. With Winter now here, we wanted to remind you that this is a great time to update your home page image! As an example, check out the home page for one of our partners, Burgan Real Estate. Their updated home page image speaks to the current season and conveys a playful message that Winter's snow can be fun too! Click here to view the website of our partner, Burgan Real Estate You Can Do This Yourself! Here is the good news for most Firms and Sales Associates on our platform: you are able to change out your home page images on your own through your DeltaNet™ interface! If you a have questions about how to update your home page image, please don't hesitate to contact a Delta website support specialist by calling 866-233-9833 or emailing [email protected] Ready For A Complete Website Overhaul for 2015? Perhaps you are tired of your old brokerage website and looking to completely overhaul it with a new more modern design? If you are ready to get your website redesign project started, our design experts are here to help! Click here to see Delta's Extreme Website Makeovers Contact us today by emailing [email protected] or calling 866-233-9833 and our experts will guide you through the process to ensure that every one of your design goals are accomplished. Or, visit our Enterprise Custom Website page to learn more about our Delta's website solutions. Looking for a modern, up-to-date Agent website? Are you curious to see what is possible with Delta Agent sites? Delta's robust REMarketerPro™ Platform allows you to showcase and grow your personal real estate brand with customized IDX websites, designed specifically for Sales Associates. Click here to learn about our REMarketer Pro™ Platform for Sales Associates. To view the original post, visit the Delta Media Group blog.
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Placester Releases New Marketing Platform for Brokers
Boston, Massachusetts -­ December 22, 2014 -­ Placester has announced the release of its brand new website and marketing platform for real estate brokers. The new broker platform streamlines the online marketing experience for brokers and adds several features, including multi-­site management, lead management, and premium support. "Earlier this year, we launched a brand new agent platform designed to give every real estate professional the opportunity to create a competitive online presence and build direct relationships with consumers," said Placester CEO Matt Barba. "Now, we're excited to bring the same combination of simplicity, power, and affordability to brokers and offices." Today's release will expand Placester's recent partnership with the National Association of REALTORS® to include broker members. As a partner in NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program, Placester is offering its broker product to NAR members for just $3.75 per site per month, making Placester one of the most affordable broker­-focused solutions on the market. Rates for non-­member brokers start at $5 per site per month, with volume pricing available for large firms. Whether you're managing a few agents or several offices, running a brokerage can be both stressful and time ­consuming. Unfortunately, many brokers are forced to spend precious hours wrangling cumbersome marketing software. "The broker market is full of complicated solutions, many of which carry hefty setup fees and other hidden costs," Barba said. "We've built a product that's ready out of the box with all the features brokers need to manage their teams, all for an exceptional price." Placester's new broker platform begins with its agent websites, which feature IDX search, responsive designs, lead capture, and blogging. The broker product adds websites for offices, along with the ability to add, remove, and manage all of team's sites from one master broker dashboard. Brokers can also upload their company logo to create custom­ branded dashboards for their teams. In addition to websites, Placester's broker product also features essential lead management tools. Brokers can view incoming leads on agent sites and track their origins for maximum insight. Brokers can also monitor leads on their office sites to help manage lead nurture and follow ­up. More lead management tools will be arriving in the coming months, Barba said. Finally, the new broker product comes with premium support directly from Placester's broker team. "Support has always been a top priority at Placester," Barba said. "For brokers, we plan to continue that tradition with a personalized, high-­touch support experience." For more details about Placester's new broker platform, visit placester.com/broker. About Placester Placester is a real estate website and marketing platform that helps real estate professionals grow their businesses online. Through data partnerships with MLSs representing 95% of agents in the United States, Placester provides cost ­effective real estate websites with IDX search, modern design, and advanced lead capture. In addition to offering websites for agents and brokers, Placester also provides websites and search technology for local media companies and publishers, including Hearst Corporation's nationwide network of daily and weekly newspapers. Finally, Placester connects real estate professionals and media outlets to create an advertising marketplace for real estate, allowing agents and brokers to easily purchase and place digital ads with a variety of local and national publishers. Placester was founded in 2010 by Matt Barba and Frederick Townes. The company has raised nearly $10 million in total funding to date, and is backed by leading investors, including Romulus Capital and Techstars. For more information, please visit: https://placester.com/
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WebsiteBox Wins Over Skeptical Real Estate Pro with Easy Tech Marketing Tools, $99 Website
  Toronto, Ont. (November 28, 2014) -- Ten-year real-estate veteran Michael Sensing was frustrated with the technology tools he'd cobbled together to help him find and cultivate customers in Goldsboro, N.C. "I had built a couple of WordPress sites and had a high-end website, but I couldn't really get them to work together," said Sensing, an agent with Goldsboro's Berkshire Hathaway McMillen & Associates Realty. "It was a constant battle." When a friend suggested a real estate website from WebsiteBox, Sensing was skeptical. The company's $99 one-time price sounded great, but he was concerned he wouldn't get the features he needed. What Sensing needed was a robust Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system that included drip marketing campaigns to automate his follow ups and turn prospects into clients. After trying WebsiteBox, Sensing said he was, admittedly, impressed. "I was quickly able to create my website and then customize it to fit my needs," he said. "WebsiteBox offers the most comprehensive package of tools that I've seen. There is a whole suite of marketing tools that can be used 'as is' or to easily customize." Using WebsiteBox's Content Ready Drip Marketing Campaigns and Action Plans tool, Sensing set up his custom campaigns. His database steadily grew and he tracked his results: In less than four months, he'd collected more than 300 prospects and had four sales pending. The online marketing effort was so successful that he hired a marketing assistant to help him keep up with the inquiries. "WebsiteBox allowed me to get rid of several expensive programs and put all my efforts into a single platform so I can concentrate on generating leads and closing sales," Sensing said. "It's without a doubt the best value on the market." About WebsiteBox WebsiteBox offers do-it-all real-estate websites for a one-time $99 fee – the lowest price in the market. More information is available at the WebsiteBox website, and by contacting Marketing Manager Chad Bhalla at [email protected], or (866) 857-1657 x1113.
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New REALTOR Benefits® Partner Provides Exclusive Member Pricing and Features on Customizable Websites
  WASHINGTON, DC--(Nov 19, 2014) - Technology has transformed the way real estate professionals do business, and establishing an online presence is essential to connecting with and marketing to potential clients. To help members build and maintain their online identity, the National Association of Realtors® welcomes Placester, one of the largest providers of real estate websites in the world, to the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Through this strategic partnership, Placester is offering exclusive pricing and features on websites to NAR members as well as access to marketing programs and strategies to assist in revenue growth and lead generation. Placester offers website design and hosting, IDX integration through active relationships with 95 percent of MLSs across the U.S., a marketing concierge program and premium customer support. Members can create fully customizable agent, broker or single property websites, all at special pricing. "NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program provides real business advantages from key players in their respective industries, and we are thrilled to announce the addition of Placester to the list of companies offering value to our members," said Bob Goldberg, NAR's senior vice president of marketing and business. "Embracing new technologies and online resources are integral to how Realtors® identify, market and sell properties, and this partnership with Placester will make it straightforward and effortless for our members to create their own online presence," said Goldberg. Additionally, in conjunction with the launch of NAR's top-level domain .REALTOR, Placester is offering six months of free website hosting and design to members with a .REALTOR domain. "This is a historic partnership for us and for the real estate industry," said Placester CEO Matt Barba. "We're pleased that NAR shares our vision of giving Realtors® the tools they need to build direct relationships with consumers, and we're incredibly excited to work with them in helping agents and brokers take control of their online presence." Additional information can be found at www.realtor.org/Placester. The REALTOR Benefits® Program is the official member benefits program of the National Association of Realtors®, connecting members with discounts and special offers on products and services just for Realtors® from more than 30 companies recognized as leaders in their respective industries Placester is a real estate website and marketing platform that helps real estate professionals grow their businesses online. Through data partnerships with over 95 percent of MLSs in the United States, Placester provides cost-effective real estate websites with IDX search, modern design, and advanced lead capture. In addition to offering websites for agents and brokers, Placester also provides websites and search technology for local media companies and publishers, including Hearst Corporation's nationwide network of daily and weekly newspapers. Finally, Placester connects real estate professionals and media outlets to create an advertising marketplace for real estate, allowing agents and brokers to easily purchase and place digital ads with a variety of local and national publishers. The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. Information about NAR is available at www.realtor.org. This and other news releases are posted in the "News, Blogs and Videos" tab on the website.
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RealBiz Media Group Unveils New Corporate Website and Provides Update
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, November 04, 2014 --RealBiz Media Group, Inc., announced today that it has released its new Corporate website, RealBizMedia.com. The site is designed to give its growing agent user base and all stakeholders a complete perspective of its key products and services. RealBiz's backbone is centered on its proprietary video production and distribution technology which has produced over 10,000,000 videos in the last year, making it a leader in the real estate industry. The company enjoys access to the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts, substantiated by recent new contracts including $1+ million orders from National accounts. During 2013 and 2014, the company's main initiate has been to design and build one of the most robust agent ecosystems with the final components - the Ezflix App being released late this month. This new platform allows realtors to capture and/or create their video listings for distribution including interfacing with email, social media and other major real estate websites including Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and of course RealBiz's MVAs and Nestbuilder.com. Realbiz is now capping off its product development with a major rebranding, to better demonstrate its entire product sets which vastly improve performance for real estate professionals and clients alike. The new website showcases these product sets designed to help professionals in the real estate industry. In recent months: 1. RealBiz has brought on line Nestbuilder.com which currently has over 1,000,000 video listings and 350,000 Real Estate Professionals profiles. As part of a comprehensive testing period nearly 8,000,000 video listings have been created with over a 99% accuracy rating. Site traffic continues to grow steadily with over 100,000 page views last month. The onboarding of agents has begun with over 1850 sign ups, and the company has introduced weekly webinars on Tuesdays and Thursdays, accompanied with individual demo requests. 2.  RealBiz has purchased ReachFactor which currently has 12,000 agents using its platform. The platform helps agents to build and enhance their social media reach while at the same time assisting consumers in making educated choices when choosing an agent to help them with the home buying/selling process. It's a review site which gives consumers a look into potential agents past sales via way of reviews. Agents are ranked on a one-to-five star basis, and these stars show up in Google search results. 3. RealBiz has developed a MicroVideo App (MVA) platform which is being deployed in both national accounts and large broker offices. Current monthly video production is over 200,000 agent properties. Key enhancements recently introduced include the ability to integrate pre-roll advertising and community videos for local brokers. Additionally the production, printing and mailing of flyers and postcard can be done from the MVA dashboard. 4. RealBiz has developed The EzFlix App which will soon be in the marketplace. The App has received overwhelming response from initial agent tests and is seen as a key product to accelerate agent growth. This App is the only one of its kind allowing agent's immediate access to their listings including pictures, data, branding and video as well as the options for complete personalization and distribution via email, social media platforms and multiple real estate websites. 5. RealBiz has developed the Home & Away Club as the final agent onboarding tool being implemented this year. The platform will include up to $500 in rewards benefits for agent upon signing up as well as the ability to earn points for agent usage and actions with all Realbiz products. Rewards benefits are done in partnership with International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE), http://www.iceenterprise.com and cover a very broad range of products including Travel ( Hotels and Resorts, Cruises, Air, Car Rental), Entertainment (sporting events, musicals, concerts, restaurants) Lifestyle (golf, wine clubs, jewelry and merchandise) and soon to be introduced Home Products and Services. We anticipate both the EzFlix App and the Home & Away Club to be huge growth areas for the company as they are introduced in the marketplace within the next 45 days. To date, we have been cautious in our introduction of products as we subject them to testing – always mindful of the old adage that "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression". We have done the heavy lifting in readying our products for market and are anxious to move towards aggressive agent onboarding. With the release of the new Realbiz website we are commencing our marketing initiatives to invite the real estate agency community to take advantage of our new and disruptive product line up. With more than 1,000,000 video properties and 350,000 agents' profiles loaded into the system and major new products like EzFlix and the Home & Away Club, the stage has been set transforming the company into accelerated growth. Bill Kerby, Realbiz Media CEO and Chairman stated, "Our vision is clear, our purpose united: We are pursuing major partnerships and relationships to cement our diverse product mix into this new age of Realbiz's future. We appreciate the commitment of our shareholders as we strive to create lasting shareholder value. To be sure, our brightest days are before us." 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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The Enterprise Network Launches New Site for Gardner Realtors
The Enterprise Network is pleased to announce the launch of the new site for GARDNER REALTORS. For over 70 years, GARDNER REALTORS has been the go-to brokerage in the Metro New Orleans, Greater Baton Rouge and Mississippi Gulf Coast region. A one-stop-shop for all your real estate needs. The GARDNER real estate family includes over 800 experienced realtors that support the company's mission to provide the best support and services in the area. Because of GARDNER REALTORS' desire to better serve its clients, the new site focused heavily on providing a more user-friendly experience for their customers through technologies not found anywhere else in the industry. With access to the latest search capabilities, including an extensive Advanced Search and Proximity Search, GARDNER REALTORS can meet the number one needs of visitors to their site: finding their dream home. GARDNER REALTORS' new site also allows for easy navigation and encourages customers to explore nearly 500 neighborhoods through photography, market data and comprehensive neighborhood information. Through their new Market Snapshot, agents are able to provide pertinent market data for given areas that will allow sellers to price their home effectively and stay on top of current trends as well. GARDNER realtors benefit from the redesign by inheriting the core functionality offered at the brokerage level. Both the corporate and realtor websites are fully-responsive, ensuring that the site performs optimally on any device. To coinside with the launch of their website, GARDNER REALTORS launched their suite of smartphone apps for iPhone and Android devices. These apps bring their GARDNER REALTORS experience full-circle by providing a cohesive experience for all their customers, including those on-the-go. GARDNERLOVE: GIVING BACK TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY One unique aspect of GARDNER REALTORS is their strong focus on giving back to the local community. Their charity work is the backbone of their business; therefore, the new site has a dedicated page to highlight the work they do through GARDNERLOVE. GARDNERLOVE offers an avenue for the company to give back to the communities they serve through The Gertrude Gardner Foundation. Their mission is to leverage the resources at their disposal to work with several non-profits to spark a positive change in the area. One of the organizations that is near and dear to their hearts is the New Orleans Mission Women's Center, an organization dedicated to supporting homeless women in the community. In New Orleans, the percent of homeless women in the area has increased by 66% since 2012. The New Orleans Mission and GARDNER REALTORS are working together to address this statistic and make a positive impact by expanding their facilities and the career development programs offered to these women. And this is just one of the charities GARDNER REALTORS supports. Here is a recent video highlighting their charity work from this past year: For anyone interested in donating to the efforts of the New Orleans Mission Women's Shelter, you can do so by visiting them online. With strong ties to their local community, it's no wonder why GARDNER REALTORS has been a pillar in the community since 1943. We're excited for all this partnership has to offer our network. Please join us in welcoming GARDNER REALTORS to The Enterprise Network family! For more information on their new site, be sure to visit them online at www.gardnerrealtors.com. To view the original article, visit the Enterprise Network blog.
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WebsiteBox Launches Custom Header Design Service
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Williamsburg Area Association of REALTORS® Announces Point2 MLS and Association Consumer Portal
  SAN DIEGO, September 24, 2014 – The Williamsburg Area Association of REALTORS® (WAAR) launched ListingsInWilliamsburgVA.com earlier this week. The new website is a consumer real estate search portal that is powered by Point2. ListingsInWilliamsburgVA.com is designed to offer consumers who are interested in real estate in Williamsburg, Va., a mobile-friendly way to search for properties, locate a local real estate agent, learn about upcoming open houses and access area information. Website visitors can filter homes for sale, apartments for rent and new listings in Williamsburg based on a variety of user-friendly criteria. Property information originates from the local multiple listings service (MLS), and listings are displayed alongside the listing agent's contact information. The Point2 MLS and Association Consumer Portal presents neighborhood demographics and detailed parcel maps for each listing as available. "The Williamsburg Area Association of REALTORS® is thrilled to be providing a powerful online consumer search tool to draw exposure to our membership," said Linda R. Kinsman, chief executive officer at WAAR. "With timely updates and accurate data sourced directly from our MLS, Point2 has helped us create the most comprehensive real estate search site in our market." A tool at the top of every page, called "Find a REALTOR®," helps buyers and sellers connect with knowledgeable WAAR agents and brokers. Quick links accessible from the main page provide additional resources for consumers, including a mortgage calculator, local news channels and a historical guide to colonial Williamsburg. "We congratulate the leadership of the Williamsburg Association of REALTORS® for taking this step on behalf of their brokers, agents and consumers," said Linda Moola, director of sales, syndication and MLS and association services for Point2. "There is no better information on the availability of properties than the data that originates from the MLS, and I am certain this will become a popular destination site for those interested in homes in the Williamsburg area." About The Williamsburg Area Association of REALTORS® The Williamsburg Area Association of REALTORS® (WAAR), the Voice for Real Estate® in America's Historic Triangle, strives to be part of the collective force that is influencing and shaping the real estate industry. WAAR seeks to be the acknowledged leader in developing standards for efficient, effective and ethical real estate business practices. Working on behalf of America's property owners, WAAR provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own, use and transfer real property. Visit ListingsInWilliamsburgVA.com. About Point2 Founded in 1996, Point2 provides online marketing solutions for real estate agents worldwide and real estate organizations in North America. Point2 also owns and operates the consumer real estate search portal, Point2 Homes. Point2 is a member of the Yardi® family of companies. For more information, visit Point2.com.
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Delta Media Group Introduces Secure Website Platform for Real Estate
Canton, Ohio, September 16, 2014 -- Delta's Secure Websites (HTTPS) incorporate Transport Layer Security or SSL certificates, offering encryption protection against hackers and spammers who leverage weak passwords to take control of websites and their back end-technology systems. The HTTPS protocol provides authentication of the website and associated web server that one is communicating with, protecting the site against attacks and eavesdropping. That is only part of the benefit. Secured websites provide a positive boost in search engine rankings. In fact, last week Google announced that secure websites will be given a higher ranking in search results. Known as a "ranking signal," HTTPS security is now rewarded and given preference over non-secure websites in Google's search results. The new Secure Website Platform makes Delta Media Group the first marketing technology provider to offer this product to the real estate industry, an industry that leans heavily on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to attract website traffic and leads. Delta's President and CEO Mike Minard explains why Delta decided to offer this product to the real estate marketplace. "At Delta we do everything we can for our customer websites to be rewarded in Google's search rankings and to place them with and above the portals in search results. This is the number one goal for many of our customers. The real estate industry is very competitive and we want to give our customers every edge possible. We are excited to be the first provider to offer secure websites to all customers and believe that this is one more competitive edge for our customers who choose to implement it." Website security for enhanced SEO is just the next step in Delta's industry-leading web platform, which operates on a structured data architecture designed with real estate SEO best practices. Delta's platform places a strong emphasis on quality website content by offering content management tools through their back-end system and integrated blogging interface. Delta is also working on another major platform upgrade which will improve their Green Rating (for customer website load speed), a ranking signal in which the real estate portals typically rank low. Real Estate companies who are interested in finding out how they can quickly and affordably migrate their non-secure website to a Delta Secure Website can contact Delta at 888-233-9833 or [email protected], or visit Delta's Secure Websites product page for more information. About Delta Media Group, Inc. Delta Media Group is the enterprise marketing and business management solution for real estate professionals, leading the industry's online marketing, website design and business technology development since 1994. Delta partners with companies and top-performing agents at the point where marketing meets technology, helping clients efficiently navigate their business pipeline from lead to close. For more information visit http://www.deltagroup.com.
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Terabitz Relaunches Leading Local Websites to Compete with National Portals
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NAR Announces Launch of .REALTOR Top-Level Domain
  WASHINGTON, DC, Aug 18, 2014 -- The National Association of Realtors®' new .REALTOR top-level domain will be available October 23, 2014 to members of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association. The Internet is undergoing vast changes with the creation of over 1,900 new top-level domains, and with nine out of 10 recent buyers beginning their home search online, it has become even more critical for Realtors® to create a branded space online. The .REALTOR domain will help Realtors® stand apart from other real estate professionals, creating a more positive online experience for consumers who are searching for information on buying or selling property. Having a .REALTOR domain will inform consumers that they are working with a Realtor®, a trusted real estate professional who subscribes to NAR's strict Code of Ethics. "This is truly an exciting time for NAR members to be on the cutting edge of Internet technology," said NAR President Steve Brown, co-owner of Irongate, Inc. Realtors® in Dayton, Ohio. "NAR is one of the first associations to be approved to offer a top-level domain for its membership, demonstrating our organization's commitment to its members and showcasing the value of the Realtor® brand. When consumers visit a .REALTOR website they will know that they have reached a source of comprehensive and accurate real estate information as well as someone with unparalleled insight into the local market." CREA, the owner of the Realtor® mark in Canada, is NAR's exclusive marketing partner for the new .REALTOR domain in Canada. "We are excited to offer this new and unique branding opportunity to our members," said CREA President Beth Crosbie, sales associate at Coldwell Banker Pro Co. in St. John's, Newfoundland. "A .REALTOR domain communicates the positive attributes of trust, professionalism and community that consumers associate with the Realtor® name." The top-level domain will be made available only to real estate professionals who are Realtors®, members of NAR or CREA. The domain will also be made available to state and local Realtor® associations, association multiple listing services, affiliated institutes, societies and councils and NAR strategic business partners. NAR began the application process for the top-level domain seven years ago through the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the organization that coordinates domains and Internet Protocol addresses around the world. Throughout the application, review and development process, NAR has worked closely with Second Generation subsidiary Real Estate Domains, LLC, an investment firm and registry operator for the top-level domain .JOBS. "We are so pleased to help our partner, NAR, build a new future on the Internet," said Tom Embrescia, chairman of Second Generation, Ltd. "Applying for a top-level-domain is extremely complex and intricate, but all that work has resulted in an amazing benefit for Realtors®." NAR will provide the first 500,000 members who register for a .REALTOR domain with a free one-year license, and CREA will provide 10,000 free domains to members on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit www.about.REALTOR. The National Association of Realtors® "The Voice for Real Estate®," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada's largest single-industry trade associations, representing more than 111,000 Realtors® working through some 90 real estate boards and associations. Second Generation Ltd ("Second Gen"), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is an Embrescia family investment firm that actively works with talented management teams to develop businesses that have potential for significant growth and long-term value. For over three decades, Second Gen and its affiliates have owned and operated FCC licensed radio and television properties super serving markets throughout the United States as well as investing in manufacturing, real estate and medical innovations. Among its diverse investments, Second Gen is the owner of the .JOBS top-level domain on the Internet sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management. Information about NAR is available at www.realtor.org. This and other news releases are posted in the "News, Blogs and Videos" tab on the website.
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WebsiteBox Provides IDX Integration for 5 New MLSs
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Delta Platform Spotlight: 9 Features That Grow Your Business!
We are continually advancing and refining our real estate platform in order to provide a more powerful experience for consumers and better marketing tools for our customers. To make you aware of what is currently offered through our advanced (or upgraded) system and help you leverage it, we have put together an REMarketerPro™ Features Spotlight, highlighting nine valuable features that will grow your business. Here's what our upgraded platform can for you: Save you time and energy - Our advanced system frees you up to do more, get more listings and close more deals by utilizing efficient marketing tools offered through the upgraded platform. Make you more money - Our advanced system will help you generate more revenue by engaging with current & past customers and potential sellers to get more listings. Build your brand and online presence - Our advanced system makes you look like the professional that you are and builds your web & marketing presence. Turn your website into a revenue-generating powerhouse by leveraging these nine REMarketerPro™ Advanced Platform features! 1. Professional Design and Customization In today's era with the portals you want your brand marketing to look great and stand out in order to compete. You want a modern looking website that positions you effectively as a successful real estate professional. Our REMarketerPro™ system allows you full control to upload your own unique header and quick-search background images. The system also allows you to choose your own color scheme and menu items, and change them whenever you like. If you need help and would like our Design Experts to design a custom website header for you, we can at a very affordable price. Delta REMarketerPro™ website with custom header graphic 2. Mobile Device Integration Just having a desktop website is no longer enough. Offering a mobile website is critical because over 40% of homebuyers conduct their search on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. To take it one step further, you should have a mobile website that aligns with your desktop and tablets sites, thus strengthening your brand's presence. Our REMarketerPro™ system includes a mobile website that includes branding unique to you. This empowers you to build your brand effectively across multiple channels. Advanced platform websites carry your branding from desktop to mobile 3. Customer Testimonials and Reviews Customer testimonial and reviews are hot marketing tools and are really important in today's real estate industry. Our REMarketerPro™ system gives you the ability to automatically collect customer reviews, preview and approve them before they show up on your website. Our Customer Testimonials System provides another tool for strengthening your online brand 4. Map Search Online map or atlas search is the preferred search method for real estate consumers. With our advanced system's Map Search, your online customers can search for homes around them via map and narrow their search with advanced parameters such as school name, school district and zip code. Best of all, your users can perform their search via mobile or tablet from anywhere. Our Map Search features provide the search experience your customers are seeking 5. Virtual Market Analysis System Our Virtual Market Analysis (VMA) System is a great REMarketerPro™ tool that you should be promoting in order to get new listings. We have seen countless stories from Sales Associates where their customers signed up for a VMA, checked out what there property could sell for and looked at market trending data. This then created a lead for the Sales Associate who eventually turned the lead into a listing. Delta's VMA System will help you generate more new listing leads 6. Market Landing Pages Our Market Landing Pages are unique content pages on your website that help you define and build out your specific markets online. If you are serving in a large metro market, or perhaps multiple local markets spread across a wide area, this tool allows you to focus and hone your specific markets. Establishing Market Landing Pages also help with your website's Search Engine Optimization as people search for listings and real estate information in certain areas. Delta's Market Landing Pages will build your website's SEO value through custom market-based content 7. Market Watch Emails Our Market Watch Emails are monthly or bi-weekly auto-generated customer email communications with your personal branding that offer market trending data to your customers. After receiving your company branded Market Watch Email, your customers will view you as their trusted source of real estate information on topics like area housing market trends, average home prices, average days on market, recent sales and listing data. Signing up your customers to receive Market Watch is simple in in your DeltaNet™ back-end system. Delta's Market Watch emails educate your customers and position you as a market expert 8. Branded Email Blasts For those of you on the advanced platform who are not taking advantage of our Email Blast System located in the 'Customers' section in DeltaNet™, you need to be! With our Email Blasts, you are able to create and send group emails to your customers with a push of a button and communicate a quick update on the housing market or simply stay in touch so they are hearing from you. Just go in, select a template, start typing message, select the group, and hit send. Our Design Team can build you a custom branded email header that looks great on mobile and desktop at a very affordable price. The Email Blast System helps you communicate with large customers groups with a push of the button 9. The My Customer For Life Email Campaign System The My Customer For Life System is a powerful drip email system that sends outs pre-loaded monthly emails to customer groups and the contacts you specify. It combines template emails already in our campaign system and several new emails into a year-round automated campaign, saving you time while providing ongoing touch points with your customers. These campaigns help you stay in touch but also promote different features that will get you more business, like Market Watch, New Listing Emails, VMA's and more. The My Customer For Life System gives you the ability to turn it on and engage with customer groups all year long To sum it up, each of the REMarketerPro™ features and benefits above can play an important role in growing your business. The tools available through our system are there to empower you with kind of modern marketing approach needed in order to stay competitive and maximize your marketing ROI. If leveraged properly, your system will save you time, grow your revenue, and position you effectively like the successful real estate professional that you are! To view the original article, visit the Delta Media Group blog.
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WebsiteBox Launches Multiple Improvements in July
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Baird & Warner Launches New Site With Neighborhood Focus
Enterprise Network member, Baird & Warner, recently released their redesigned site on our platform! Enhancements made to bairdwarner.com focused heavily on creating a better user experience for the evolving needs of buyers and sellers in the Chicago market. Based on extensive customer research, the homepage now offers quick and easy access to information users find most important on a real estate site. This includes prominent placement of robust search tools, detailed community spotlights, a simplified navigation, and a fully-responsive design. Detailed Community Information It was important to educate users on the Chicago lifestyle, therefore, Baird & Warner community pages were a primary focus of the new design. Detailed neighborhood descriptions written by experienced writers, in-house videos, full-size professional photography, and information on nearby attractions are just a few of the features you'll find on these pages. StreetAdvisor Integration With the integration of StreetAdvisor, users can now find reviews and ratings for each of their communities. This tool is powered by those who actually live in the area, giving users authentic reviews of the area and an inside look at what it's like to live in a particular neighborhood. Click through to the Street Advisor landing page, branded to Baird & Warner, for even more details on the neighborhood. Information includes all reviews of the area, what the neighborhood is good for (and not good for), and commonly asked questions about the area. Community Discussion Have a question about the area? Baird & Warner's new Discussion tab allows you to search for common questions about each particular neighborhood through Street Advisor. And if you can't find the information you're looking for, the new site allows you to send your question to Baird & Warner agents for more information, further solidifying their reputation as the local expert. BairdWarner.com was named Best Brokerage Website by Chicago Agent magazine in 2012 and 2013, and in 2013 received a Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® for the fourth year in a row. With the release of their new site, they will continue providing the highest level of customer service to the Chicago area. These are just a few of the great new features on the new site. We encourage you all visit them online at bairdwarner.com and share your thoughts in the comments below! To view the original article, visit the Enterprise Network.
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WebsiteBox Makes Improvements to Service in June
You asked for it and we listened. During the month of June, our programmers worked hard on making WebsiteBox better for you. Check out the improvements that we made to our platform. A back button was added to the listing detailed page, now your website visitors can easily return to your results page: The property type field on your IDX gadget will always display the type of property you selected We added spell-check to the text editor to help you catch any typos. You can now sort your Blog posts in any order that you like: What feature would you like to see next? Share your ideas on our community and maybe next month you will see your idea become a reality community.websitebox.com. To view the original article, visit the WebsiteBox blog.
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WebsiteBox Provides IDX integration for 6 New MLSs
  We are proud to announce full IDX integration with 6 new MLS Boards in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida! They are: BFTMLS (Beaufort MLS) PSPAMLS (Pinehurst Southern Pines Area MLS) CAPECORAL (Cape Coral MLS) BSEAOR (Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors ) SWFLMLS (South West Florida MLS) BCAR (Brunswick County Association of Realtors) The Integrated IDX is part of our $99 Do-It-All Website package which also includes a fully customizable mobile friendly website, ready-to-go content, free hosting, a powerful CRM and more. If you would like to see the list with all MLSs that WebsiteBox current support, please click here. To view the original article, visit the WebsiteBox blog.
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Is WebsiteBox Too Good To Be True? Here is What Realtor® Anna-Marie Ashe Has to Say!
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Realbiz Releases New Website Highlighting Agent Marketing Tools and Supporting Case Study for Century 21 Hometown Realty
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, May 13, 2014  --RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of its new website http://www.realbizmedia.com highlighting the company's agent platforms along with a leading real estate industry white paper. The recently released white paper by the Marilyn Wilson of the WAV Group entitled "Video Marketing – The Secret to Effective Lead Generation" highlights the ability of video to drive consumer engagement. It also suggests some of the criteria to look for when choosing a video partner and highlights RealBiz Media's Successful Video Marketing Tools being used by Century 21 Hometown Realty. Some of the highlights include: Only 24% of national brands are using online video to market to consumers yet 76% of marketers plan to add video to their sites making it a higher priority than Facebook, Twitter and blog integration According to the National Association of Realtors 1 in 4 listing includes a virtual tour or video today, yet real estate is one of the most visually appealing business that could most benefit from video usage Century 21's Hometown Realty chose RealBiz Media's application for one simple reason "their agents don't have to do anything. The system they chose creates high quality video for EVERY property they have for sale. This automated property market shores up the company's commitment to every seller, every time and removes agent and staff labor." To view the article in its entirety, please visit http://waves.wavgroup.com/2014/05/07/video-marketing-becoming-mainstream/ About the Author Marilyn Wilson is also one of the founders of RETechnology.com. RE Technology.com is the most comprehensive site for real estate technology information and education available today to over 700,000 REALTORS. Prior to entering the real estate industry. Marilyn was SVP Global Marketing, Strategic Planning and Product Development for Fisher-Price, one of the top 10 most highly trusted brands in the world. While at Fisher-Price, Marilyn developed and marketed over 1000 new products, as well as launched three new divisions, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Marilyn was also Chief Executive Officer for Surveyor Corp., the company that created the nation's first transmission of still images, moving images and live video over the Internet. Marilyn was recently named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in real estate. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Council of MLS and NAR's Green Resource Council. Ms. Wilson also participates in the President's Council of Cornell Women, WITI (Women in Technology International) and is a contributor to the best-selling management book At The Helm. Marilyn is a graduate of Cornell University. About WAV Group WAV Group is the leader in providing research and though leadership to the MLS industry seeking to create a wave of positive change with every subject that it tackles. The firm is comprised of corporate executive with a depth of expertise in real estate industry prove to catalyze new approaches leading to more customer-centricity and business success. WAV Group supports many of the nation's largest real estate Multiple Listing Services, REALTOR Associations, technology vendors, brokerages and franchises, in the US, Canada and Europe. WAV Group has expertise in areas of strategic planning, technology evaluation, product development, market research, recruiting, sales and marketing plan development, technology selection and implementation. 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 http://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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Is WebsiteBox Too Good To Be True? Here is What Realtor® Leticia Ferraro Has to Say!
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WebsiteBox Expands Its IDX Integration With Addition of Five MLS Board
TORONTO, ONTARIO, Apr 30, 2014-- WebsiteBox, a leader in low-cost, fully customizable websites for realtors, announces the expansion of its Internet Data Exchange (IDX) integration with five new Multiple Listing Services (MLS). The expanded MLS integration means Realtors in these regions can now use WebsiteBox's feature-rich web technology to its fullest potential. IDX data provides agents with the ability to create very customized websites with property search tools for prospective buyers, but many agents lack the programming background to implement features such as IDX. For a one-time cost of just $99, WebsiteBox provides Realtors with a do-it-all, mobile-friendly website that is search engine optimized and complete with ready-to-go content, web hosting for life, online support and the ability to have MLS listings automatically posted to the website. More than 6,000 Realtors have chosen WebsiteBox as their website provider, and the integrated IDX is one of the main reasons they chose WebsiteBox over other website providers. According to Peyman Aleagha, WebsiteBox CEO, "An integrated IDX is a key feature of any good real estate website. We have partnered with over 240 MLSs across North America to provide fresh listing data for our clients and are actively seeking new partnerships to expand our MLS coverage." Realtors in the following markets now have access to WebsiteBox's full set of features: Arizona Regional MLS (ARMLS) in Tempe, AZ Central Oregon Association of Realtors (COAR) in Florence, OR Jupiter-Tequesta Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHSAR) in Jupiter, FL Mineral Area Board of Realtors (MNAR) in Farmington, MO. Triangle MLS (TMLS) in Cary, NC WebsiteBox recently added 13 other MLS boards throughout North America, bringing its offerings to 46 states and the District of Columbia in the U.S. as well as nine Canadian provinces. WebsiteBox is actively seeking to form partnerships with additional MLS associations throughout North America. For more information, visit http://websitebox.com, email [email protected], or call (866) 857-1657 x113. About WebsiteBox Launched in January 2013 by Internet entrepreneur and real estate marketing expert Peyman Aleagha, WebsiteBox is a Toronto-based startup offering feature-rich, mobile-friendly real estate websites and tools for agents, teams and offices at a one-time, $99 price - the lowest in the market. WebsiteBox is quickly gaining prominence in both the real estate and entrepreneurial markets. Less than six months after launching as a real estate technology startup, WebsiteBox™ was named to HousingWire Magazine's inaugural RETech:50 list of top real estate technology firms for 2013, and has been nominated for the prestigious 2013 Inman Innovator Award.
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Is WebsiteBox Too Good To Be True? Here is What Realtor® Kent Schwager Has to Say!
Last week, I spoke with Kent Schwager, a Utah REALTOR® who needed a website to help out of state buyers find him. He needed a cost-effective solution that would help him effectively market his services. When he heard about the $99 Do-It-All Website, his first thought was "No way. There has to be a catch." He decided to hop on an online chat and find out if there was any fine print that he might be missing. He discovered what all of our clients discover that we are indeed the real deal. No fine print, no catch, just a great product that is priced fairly. This week in our "Too Good To Be True" series, Kent shares his entire experience with WebsiteBox. In our last edition of the "Too Good To Be True" interview series we had a Antonia Gresbrink talking about how she was beyond excited when she found out about WebsiteBox. In case you missed it, you can read it here. Rui: Please introduce yourself, how long have you been in real estate?Kent: My name is Kent Schwager and I work with Equity Real Estate, St George Utah's largest brokerage. I have only been in real estate since November of 2013. My first goal as an agent was set up a website to help out of state buyers find me. Rui: Did you have a website before WebsiteBox? How much were you paying? Kent: Saint George Neighborhoods was my first website, and I have now set up a second site focusing on giving back to the community called Utah Homes for Everyday Heroes. I would have never been able to pay for two websites if I had not found WebsiteBox. I literally would have been paying over three hundred dollars a month for literally the exact same features. Rui: What was your first reaction when you heard about the $99 price? Did you think it was too good to be true? Kent: When I found WebsiteBox I immediately started an online chat to see if this service had any "Fine Print", and I can honestly say, it is the real deal. It has everything I need. Rui: What WebsiteBox feature do you like most? Kent: My favorite feature of Website box is the fact that I can provide free MLS search for my clients through my Saint George Neighborhoods website. In all reality though, the fact that I can chat anytime I have a question, has enabled me to create a very functional site. Rui: Would you recommend WebsiteBox to other Realtors®? Kent: Any Realtor not using WebsiteBox either has money to give away or is afraid of technology. In either case I would highly recommend taking the initiative to build your own site, as you will be amazed on how easy it is to build a site Rui: How has WebsiteBox improved your business? Kent: I linked my Utah Homes for Everyday Heroes site to my Face Book page (Super easy) and asked my friends to "Like" it. I literally got over a hundred website visits, and my site rankings have now shot to the first page. My brand recognition within my Sphere of Influence has become well known and recognized. Rui: What are your future plans for your WebsiteBox site? Kent: I am going to continue purchasing new sites and tailor them to specific audiences such as first time home buyers, communities, etc. Each of these sites will link to one another which will in return heighten my SEO and bring in more leads. I cannot say how excited I am to build my next site. I already have a lender, Title company and Financial Advisor on board to assist one another with marketing to our specific client base. Very exciting! Check out Kent's Website: LittleValleyHomeSearch.com. If you would like to share your story with WebsiteBox, please feel free to email me at [email protected] To view the original post, visit the WebsiteBox blog.
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Is WebsiteBox Too Good To Be True? Here Is What Realtor® Michael Tran Has To Say!
The number #1 question we get asked by Realtors is "How do you guys do it? A website for $99 seems too good to be true!" Rather than me going on and on about how our product is the real deal, I would rather let our clients speak for themselves. In our last edition of the "Too Good To Be True" interview series, we had Annie B talking about her past experience with different website providers, and how surprised she was when she first heard about WebsiteBox. In case you missed it, you can read it here. This week on our "Too Good To Be True" series, Michael Tran, a tech savvy Realtor® from Huntington Beach, California, talks about how hard it was to find a website provider that met all his requirements and how satisfied he was when he finally discovered WebsiteBox.com. Rui: Please introduce yourself, how long have you been in real estate? Michael: I have been licensed since August 2009, specialized in Distress Properties, Short sale, Bank Owned, etc. Rui: Did you have a website before WebsiteBox? How much were you paying? Michael: Coming from an IT back ground, having a presence on the internet is my first goal. I have tried many website providers, none of which have come close to providing me with what I wanted like WebsiteBox did. The design, content, ease of use, SEO capability, and support is amazing. I used to pay $45 per month plus a $99 set up fee to my previous provider. Rui: What was your first reaction when you heard about the $99 price? Did you think it was too good to be true? Michael: At first I was skeptical about what $99 could bring, but WebsiteBox not only provided me with a full running website, but it also gave me the ability to do a lot more as we grow. Rui: What WebsiteBox feature do you like most? Michael: I like the whole website, it is well designed and very professional with all the pre-written text that focuses on SEO. I sell houses, I'm not a designer and the templates available are amazing. Rui: Would you recommend WebsiteBox to other Realtors®? Michael: Definitely. Rui: How has WebsiteBox improved your business? Michael: It gives me internet presence which adds to my credibility as a Professional Realtor and improves the way clients perceive me. Rui: What are your future plans for your WebsiteBox site? Michael: Add more apps, as I getting more familiar with how to manage the site, and focus on marketing the site to attract more clients. Check out Michael's Website: HomesByMichaelT.com If you would like to share your story with WebsiteBox please feel free to email me at [email protected]
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Signature Brokers, LLC launches new website with Delta Media Group
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Delta Congratulates Our 2014 LeadingRE Website Quality Certification Recipient Client Partners
Delta is proud to acknowledge that six of our client partners have been honored by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® with receiving the 2014 annual LeadingRE Website Quality Certification designation. According to LeadingRE.com, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® created the Website Quality Certification (WQC) designation in order to recognize member company websites that are pursuing "best practices" in website design and internet communications. This designation is designed to raise the bar across the network association and help member companies elevate their websites to the rigorous standards LeadingRE has put forth. “LeadingRE would like to congratulate the 2014 WQC recipients. We extend thanks and congratulations to all the designees for their innovation, creativity and superb examples of website excellence.” -LeadingRE.com. Delta would also like to thank and congratulate our client partners on receiving this distinction. We look forward to continued success with these clients in the future! Delta’s 2014 LeadingRE WQC recipient client partners are: CressyEverett.com HardyRealty.com CutlerHomes.com OldDominionRealty.com RussellandJeffcoat.com Weidel.com
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WebsiteBox Signs 5,000 New Clients in First Year, Moves Hosting to Amazon to Accommodate Growth
Toronto (March 19, 2014)--WebsiteBox.com, a leader in the development and support of low-cost, fully customizable websites for REALTORS®, signed up more than 5,000 new customers for its feature-rich, $99 real estate websites during its first year in business. Since demand for the affordable websites surged during the company's first 12 months post-launch, WebsiteBox.com CEO Peyman Aleagha announced the company's decision to enlist Amazon.com's powerful cloud hosting platform to ensure expandable, on-demand hosting 24/7. Since launching on Jan. 16 2013, WebsiteBox has exceeded all expectations in its mission to provide realtors with the technology they need to grow their businesses, at a price they can afford. By spring of last year, word of WebsiteBox.com's quality products and services had spread exponentially. Once real estate professionals saw that others were buying and confirming the quality of the website packages, customers began streaming in. Before WebsiteBox.com launched, agents were paying high prices and high monthly fees for development and on-going hosting of their websites. When WebsiteBox first introduced its sophisticated websites with integrated IDX and CRM, it did not take long for Realtors to learn that there were no hidden fees or catches. "Once they discover all that we give them for a one-time fee of only $99, they figure making the switch is a no-brainer," Aleagha says. "We stand by every WebsiteBox product with a 30-day money back guarantee, so there's no reason for our customers to hesitate." Realtor and WebsiteBox customer Alan Randel confirms that what he thought sounded too good to be true when it was first released turned out to be not only true, but a great investment in his business. "I've never been more enthusiastic about endorsing a company as I am about WebsiteBox," Randel says. "My website is attractive, feature-rich and well designed for the real estate industry. "WebsiteBox websites come loaded with valuable productivity tools at an unbelievably low price, and since I purchased our office's WebsiteBox site I have had the pleasure of working with the most competent customer support staff I've encountered." Randel says that his experiences with WebsiteBox's customer service team has been so efficient and prompt, he can't help but encourage all of the agents at his firm to sign up. "This is a rare case where something that seems too good to be true really is!" According to Aleagha, part of keeping that customer experience positive was realizing that the initial hosting infrastructure would quickly be outgrown by the volume of new customers. Before a problem occurred, the decision was made to move to Amazon.com's powerful AWS infrastructure with an expandable cloud platform that takes the worry about limited hardware infrastructure. "Our mission is clear," Aleagha says. "We want to provide real estate agents with great technology at an affordable price, and it has paid off with a great reception from the real estate industry after being in business for such a short time; now that we have been able to upgrade our hosting platform to Amazon's powerful cloud servers, we can offer our clients websites that load faster with almost zero downtime. "One of our core commitments is to continuously give back to our clients who have shown us so much support. We will continue to innovate and improve our product over time—just one of the many ways we plan to give our clients even more than they expect." For more information, visit WebsiteBox.com, email [email protected], or phone 1-866-857-1657 x.113. About WebsiteBox Launched in January, 2013 by Internet entrepreneur and real estate marketing expert Peyman Aleagha, WebsiteBox, Inc. is a Toronto-based startup offering feature-rich, mobile-friendly real estate websites and tools for agents, teams and offices at a one-time, $99 price – the lowest in the market. WebsiteBox is quickly gaining prominence in both the real estate and entrepreneurial markets. Less than six months after launching as a real estate technology startup, WebsiteBox™ was named to HousingWire Magazine's inaugural RETech:50 list of top real estate technology firms for 2013, and has been nominated for the prestigious 2013 Inman Innovator Award.
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RealBiz Media Group and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Atlanta Launch Customized Property Video Microsites
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CoreLogic Releases New Real Estate Agent Website Technology for AgentAchieve
March 05, 2014, Irvine, Calif. – CoreLogic®, a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today announced the availability of new real estate agent website technology for the AgentAchieve® platform. The new technology allows real estate agents to present a modern, personalized website experience to their clients, while leveraging the integrated eMarketing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and other capabilities included in the AgentAchieve platform. The new websites utilize responsive design for display on a variety of browsers and platforms, allowing agents to serve their consumer clients on tablets, smartphones or other mobile devices. As part of the release, CoreLogic also delivered an expanded set of website management tools that provide simplified website setup, site navigation management, and content publishing. Agents using the new website technology will have the ability to select from a new array of responsive website designs, widgets, website navigation, and site layout options. Agents can leverage templates provided by their brokerages, and personalize the website to reflect their personality, specialties, areas served or any other qualities that makes them unique in their market. The consumer facing websites are linked seamlessly into the highly regarded AgentAchieve suite of products, providing a comprehensive, integrated eMarketing solution. "Agents demand ease of use and flexibility when it comes to their websites, and mobile compatibility is a cornerstone for that today. Their website is their online calling card to the world and the world is increasingly moving toward mobile," says Chris Bennett, general manager of the Real Estate Solutions group for CoreLogic. "We've listened closely to their feedback on how to improve AgentAchieve website creation and control. We're excited to bring these new features to clients wanting to personalize their websites without employing a website developer." "AgentAchieve's new responsive website tools are a great step forward," says Todd Sumney of Realty Executives. "We have agents and offices across the nation that demand localization of content and design to mirror their market place. Our goal is to empower that customization at the local brokerage, office, and agent level through a flexible platform that enables self-service publishing. Even our least technically-proficient agents can create and change their websites in very little time based on results from a single Website Dashboard. This helps our agents better engage the consumer and lets them spend more time serving clients." About CoreLogic CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) is a leading property information, analytics and services provider in the United States and Australia. The company's combined data from public, contributory and proprietary sources includes over 3.3 billion records spanning more than 40 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, transportation and government. CoreLogic delivers value to clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed services. Clients rely on CoreLogic to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic operates in seven countries. For more information, please visit www.corelogic.com.
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Irongate Inc., REALTORS® Launches New Corporate Website With Delta Media Group
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ActiveRain Launches Significant Redesign to Help Agents Expand Online Brand and Grow Their Businesses
BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb 27, 2014 -- ActiveRain, one of the largest online real estate communities and a wholly owned subsidiary of Market Leader and Trulia, Inc., has launched a significant website redesign for its more than 250,000 members. The ActiveRain team and an influential group of ActiveRain ambassadors worked with Market Leader to determine the changes that would most benefit the community. The new design makes it easier for agents to connect with potential home buyers and sellers via their blogs and articles, due to improvements in search engine optimization (SEO), tools for sharing on social media, and an improved navigation header which brings popular content to the forefront of the website. In addition, interactive agent profiles are more engaging and make connecting with the right agent easier. "ActiveRain is a vibrant online community of real estate professionals who not only help each other, but also create a significant amount of great content that is helpful to home buyers and sellers," said Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist, ActiveRain and one of the Swanepoel Report's Top 20 Most Influential People in Real Estate Social Media. "The investment in this redesign will drive even more home buyers and sellers to ActiveRain content, connect them with local real estate experts, and make ActiveRain an even more powerful tool." ActiveRain focused on updating the navigation tools and the agent profiles first. Then they made improvements to individual blog post pages, each member's main blog page, the comment section, and SEO. "This is a big, big improvement," said Dick Greenberg, Real Estate Broker Owner, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate. "I love the look and the way the layout makes it all work better for us." "Whether it's Market Leader's powerful marketing products, or the information and resources available in the ActiveRain community, we are committed to providing agents with the best tools to succeed," said Sarah Daniels, Chief Marketing Officer, Market Leader. "The new ActiveRain gives agents a better way to expand their online brand and grow their business by sharing insights with home buyers and sellers." The ActiveRain Network is one of the largest online real estate communities, currently hosting over 250,000 members and adding an average of over 2,000 new real estate agents each month. Visitors to ActiveRain can search through more than 3 million real estate blog posts, increasing by about 1,000 new blog posts daily. As an additional benefit, upon member approval ActiveRain syndicates the content to numerous industry publications, including Inman News and RealTrends, generating additional exposure. About ActiveRain ActiveRain is an online community of real estate professionals who exchange best practices, write real estate blogs, and get free education from the industry and their peers. Learn more at www.ActiveRain.com. About Trulia, Inc. Trulia gives home buyers, sellers, owners, and renters the inside scoop on properties, places, and real estate professionals. Trulia has unique info on the areas people want to live that can't be found anywhere else: users can learn about agents, neighborhoods, schools, crime, commute times, and even ask the local community questions. Real estate professionals use Trulia to connect with millions of transaction-ready buyers and sellers each month via our hyperlocal advertising services, social recommendations, and top-rated mobile real estate apps. Trulia's Market Leader subsidiary delivers the leading end-to-end technology and marketing solutions that enable real estate professionals to grow and manage their businesses. Trulia is headquartered in downtown San Francisco. Trulia and the Trulia marker logo are registered trademarks of Trulia, Inc.
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WebsiteBox Introduces Live Chat App Zopim to Their Line-up
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Promote your sales success with Delta's enhanced 'Solds' System
As a REALTOR®, the goals are to help your customers by providing an easy method for them to search homes for sale and market yourself as and your capabilities as a successful real estate agent who can provide the sales support they are looking for.  Delta understands these goals and constantly upgrades our real estate marketing systems to help you more effectively engage with your website visitors. This week Delta released an update which helps agents market themselves and their successes as a REALTOR®.  We have upgraded the 'Solds' system, allowing for easy customization, promotion and segmentation of your sold properties. Agents can now have more control and options for marketing sold properties. Our update allows you to easily change the sold listings page template and change the default layout from three columns to one columns, providing additional flexibility based on your preferences. A one column layout allows agent providing additional content for customers on each sold property. Agents can also easily add a custom description under each Sold Property that show as "Agent Comments." The Sold Properties page template was also enhanced aesthetically, allowing for customized banners for each sold listing. Agents can also now enter keywords for a solds page and sold listing, creating segments for your sold properties.  The keywords will filter sold listings with the keywords entered on your 'Custom Solds' pages.  Examples of keyword filter types might include all properties sold, cities, neighborhoods solds, specific markets, homes for families commercial, or whatever categories work best for your targeted buyer types. Keywords allowing for segmentation can easily be added to your Sold Properties in DeltaNet™ If you need support with these feature updates you can always reach out to our support department with questions at [email protected] or 1-866-233-9833. To view the original post, visit the Delta Media Group blog.
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Red Carpet Real Estate launches new website with Delta Media Group
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Is WebsiteBox Too Good To Be True? Here Is What Realtor® Paul Lykins Has To Say!
The number one question we get asked by Realtors® is "How do you guys do it? A website for $99 seems too good to be true!" Rather than me going on and on about how our product is the real deal, I would rather let our clients speak for themselves. This week on our "Too Good To Be True" series, Paul Lykins a Realtor® from Delray Beach, Florida, talks about his experience with WebsiteBox and how our website solution is a critical part of his business's success. Rui: Please introduce yourself, how long have you been in real estate? Paul: My name is Paul Lykins and January is the beginning of my second year in Real Estate. Rui: Did you have a website before WebsiteBox? How much were you paying?Paul: No, I was lucky enough to choose WebsiteBox for my very first website. Rui: What was your first reaction when you heard about the $99 price? Did you think it was too good to be true?Paul: I was suspicious when I first heard about the $99 price, since most lure you in and then add fees on top of fees. Luckily, that was not the case with WebsiteBox! Rui: What WebsiteBox feature do you like most?Paul: My favorite feature is definitely having hosting for life, because I don't have to worry about renewing it every year. Rui: Would you recommend WebsiteBox to other Realtors®?Paul: Yes, in fact I already have. Rui: How has WebsiteBox improved your business?Paul: It is a little too soon to tell, but having your own website is critical to your success in this business, and I am really pleased with mine. Rui: What are your future plans for your WebsiteBox site?Paul: The next step for me now is add the Lead Capture App so I can capture more leads and follow up on them. Check out Paul's Website: www.paulglykins.com If you would like to share your story with WebsiteBox please feel free to email me at [email protected] To view the original post, visit the WebsiteBox blog.
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Canada Launches Custom Platform Powered by Market Leader
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To Celebrate 2014, WebsiteBox is Giving You $14 Off the $99 Do-It-All Website
Happy New Year! WebsiteBox would like to welcome you to 2014 by giving you $14 off the $99 Do-It-All Website, which includes: 1 Mobile-Friendly Website Integrated IDX and CRM Ready-to-go SEO Friendly Content And Much More! Claim this offer in 3 easy steps: Visit https://secure.websitebox.com/signup.php Fill out the sign up information and include the coupon code "Save2014" Submit your information & Get a great website! But hurry--we are only offering this coupon to the first 140 people who claim it! *This offer is only applicable to new clients and expires on January 31, 2014
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Homes.com Launches New Responsive Website Platform for Agents and Brokers to Maximize Mobile Experience
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Introducing WebsiteBox Version 1T
Happy New Year! To help you get this year off to a great start, we are giving all of our clients a free upgrade. Introducing WebsiteBox 1T. The third free upgrade we have given our clients since WebsiteBox Version 1 was launched. Multiple improvements were made to WebsiteBox and a bunch of new features have been added. Check them out! Better Drip Campaign Contact Management You can now use check boxes to select multiple contacts, and can choose between contact lists using a drop down menu. It is so much easier to sort and add contacts to your drip campaigns. Improved Lead Capture Forms on Listing Pages Ready-to-go text for faster and more accurate user response Increases user friendliness of website by putting message together for both the Realtor (all listing details entered) and the Lead (don't have to type in all listing details) New Task and Calendar Features You can now create a task in the task app and set it to reoccur on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis. Tasks can now be marked completed for tracking purposes Tasks will now be added to the calendar for tracking purposes Lead Routing You are now able to collaborate with team members who do not use WebsiteBox. You can add an email address to collaborate with, and a route a lead to that address. And More! There have been improvements made to how you can select a layout in the Websites App The Blog App now allows readers to move through posts with ease Login and experience WebsiteBox Version 1T today! To view the original post, visit the WebsiteBox blog.
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